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Juvenile Black-necked Grebe and drake Common Scoter present this morning.

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12 Common Tern and the 2 Egyptian Geese still present today.

Info thanks to Barry Hulme



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Immature drake Common Scoter present today but mobile.

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Highlights from this morning 2 Raven in sheep fields South of Byrom lane. 2 Juv Yellow Wagtail on shore just west of sailing club with family party of Grey Wagtails 7+ Common Tern At least 7 broods of Gadwall Tufted duck brood of 4 just off feeding area near car park. 3 Snipe 3 Redshank 2 Common Sandpiper

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Highlights from today included:

9 Common Tern

2 Egyptian Geese

3 Snipe 

4 Oystercatcher

Info thanks to Barry Hulme 

 



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Little Tern departed west shortly after it was first seen.

Other birds today include:

Little Egret

6 Shelduck

Juvenile Goldeneye

Juvenile Common Tern

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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This morning:

Little Tern

2 Common Tern

2 Little Ringed Plover

2 Egyptian Geese

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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So far this morning:

 

1 Common Sandpiper

4 Snipe

2 Egyptian Geese

5 Common Tern

 

Info thanks to Barry Hulme 



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So far this morning:

1 Dunlin

6 Common Sandpiper

2 Snipe

2 Egyptian Geese

Asilt Mediterranean Gull

Info thanks to Bill Harrison and Barry Hulme



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Sightings from today:

2 adult Mediterranean Gull

2 Common Gull (adult and 1st summer)

2 Common Tern

1 Common Sandpiper

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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3 Common Sandpiper so far this morning.

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Two juvenile Kingfishers - Tom Edmondson hide 8:30

Fox - Teal Hide

20+ Stock Doves, 10 Grey Squirrels - Bunting Hide



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Two Black-necked Grebes present this morning.

Also a single Green Sandpiper from Ramsdales Hide.

Info thanks to Barry Hulme and Bill Harrison 



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Single Black-tailed Godwit on the spit this morning.

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Highlights so far today include:

Peregrine

4 Common tern

2 Oystercatcher

Info thanks to Bill Harrison

 



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A few hours round here yesterday, lovely and quiet when the England match was on!

Little unusual bird wise, with a drake wigeon on the spit probably most notable.

Plenty of mallard ducklings, and young Canada geese, mute swan, moorhen, coot, black-headed gull and lapwing, too. A couple of full-grown juvenile lapwing good to see.

About 7 or 8 common tern, giving superb views at the western end, and willow tit, sedge warbler, Cetti's warbler, the common warbler species and a water rail all seen or heard around here, as well as an active great crested grebe nest.

16 tufted duck, 12 gadwall and 1 teal from the Teal Hide.

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Single Curlew going west at 0709 hrs. Earliest record this year of late summer movement towards the coast (?).

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Three drake Common Scoter present this morning.

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Two Turnstone on the spit this morning.

Also, 1 Redshank, 2 Shelduck and 6 Common Tern.

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3 Redshank from Ramsdales Hide this evening.

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Highlights so far this morning include:

1 Dunlin

6 Common Tern

2 Oystercatcher

2 Grey Wagtail

Info thanks to Bill Harrison

 

 



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No sign of Turnstone or Redshank from 8.30- 12.00 A Shelduck pair with 11 young ones were the only thing of real note. 



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Turnstone and two Redshank present this morning.

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Still at least 2 Dunlin present this morning along with the drake wigeon.

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Male Common Scoter present this morning, also 3 Dunlin.

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Highlights so far this morning:

Single Sanderling still present

2 Dunlin

1 Ringed Plover

1 Redshank

Info thanks to Barry Hulme

 



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Sanderling present yesterday just prior to midday.

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10 Dunlin present this morning. Also, single Redshank and Ringed Plover.

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Early this morning:

Adult Little Gull in the spit, flew off NE at 06:15

4 Black-tailed Godwit flew onto the spit at 07:40

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Single Snipe, Redshank and drake Wigeon from Horrocks hide this am also 4 singing Cettis warbler still on territory, at least 8 Common Tern and good numbers of Swift.

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This evening:

Sanderling

4 Ringed Plover

12 Common Tern

 



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No sign of the Temminck's stint on the Spit this morning up until 9am at least. I also checked out the yacht club and the mud at the western end, but again no sign. Other sightings today:

Ringed plover 3 (2 on the spit, 1 at the yacht club)

Common tern 10 

Redshank 1



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I wanted to take an opportunity to try and get my 2nd but better lifer view of (after learning how to spell it) a Temmincks stint. I had a choice, Martin mere or Pennington? I didn't want a very distant or poor view like my last time.

But, Greater Manchester is always the better choice without a doubt (it's not as if the Northern rail strikes and no trains from Bolton had something to do with it)!

Got there after 18 miles of bike riding and the Temmincks stint was largely partly hidden from the Horrocks hide, but, many thanks to John for letting me view him through his scope (much appreciated)! I wasn't able to take mine as the extra weight would have been too much for the return journey against that strong wind!

So I'm happy he showed well enough for me (which was a much better view then before) as after an hour of hide and peep, he vanished behind the rocks and was still a no-show there after. So by 3pm, I had a quick potter about and also noteworthy was a wigeon drake.

The attached pictures ain't as good as the latest posts of the stint but at least I have my first record picture of it.

Ta!

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Temmincks Stint still showing well a quarter of the way down the spit up to 2.30

also of note an Adult Little Gull popped in and out again at 1pm and there were 12+ common Terns and 2 Ringed plover to add.

Picture digiscoped Temmincks Stint shot

 

 



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That size comparison is quite remarkable. Its very easy to lose perspective when you are viewing through your scope, as I did with this bird. Thanks Colin.smile

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Also this morning, redshank and ringed plover (info thanks to Bill Harrison) and 5 common terns. 

The Temminck's stint was still present late morning and showed as well as it's ever done whilst I've been there.

Attached are a couple of photos including one with "mallard" duckling to show the small size of the bird.



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Temmincks stint still on the spit this morning.



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Unable to get down today after my abortive attempt on Wednesday (two hours searching between 5/7 pm).

Any early updates tomorrow morning concerning Temmincks Stint would be greatly appreciated please. - A bank holiday trip down into GM not ideal at all, but at least firm news on Saturday morning would at least allow us the option.

Cheers, Mike P.



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Temmink's Stint still on very end of spit when I left at 1.10pm

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Temmincks stint still present but back in usual spot near the end of main spit

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Great to see the Temminck's Stint up to 9.45 this am. Present on the spit;  left side. Occasionally it was being harassed by other birds.

Ringed Plovers and Stock Dove present on the spit but I missed the Cuckoo.

County Life tick for me.



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A Cuckoo flew past Horrocks Hide towards the East Bay at 09:40

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The Temminck's stint came quite a lot closer at 9am, in front of the 1st set of goal posts, in fact at one point it even dropped into the ditch raising hopes that it would come out the other side and onto the pool in front of the hide, but it was soon chased off and back to it's more usual position. There is a video of the stint on my blog.



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Also 2 Ringed Plover and 4 Common Tern this morning.

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Temmincks stint still on the spit in the same position, between the two goal posts on the left at 5.45am



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Second attempt having just missed it by a couple of minutes yeasterday, Temminck's Stint still present halve way down spit @ 19.20, Compromised views due to the position of the sun
Nice to meet messers Simon Gough and Chris Chandler.


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Some late news for yesterday evening when there was a 2nd summer yellow-legged gull on the spit. Apologies for the late post, I wanted to be as sure as I could be. Thanks to Ian for confirming the ID.

 



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record shots only of Temminck's Stint and  Little Tern this morning.



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I arrived at 9.55am just in time to see the Temminck's Stint through another gentleman's scope although a poor view (the head only). After an hour and 15 minutes it was spotted again this time I managed to get my own scope on the bird and got good views. Other birds seen on this visit included:

  • Common Terns 3
  • Oystercatchers 6+
  • Blackcaps 3
  • Grey Herons 4
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Reed Buntings 5
  • Lapwings 12+
  • Gadwalls 6

I left at 12.30pm. 



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Temmincks stint still in the same spot, halfway along the spit at 15.10



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