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In the roost this evening:

 

2w Iceland Gull

3w Yellow-legged Gull

4 adult Mediterranean Gull

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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In the roost this late afternoon:

Second winter Iceland Gull straight from Cutacre!

Third winter Yellow-legged Gull

2 adult Mediterranean Gulls

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Single Dunlin and 8 Oystercatcher present this morning.

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This evening:

Both the usual second winters Caspian and Iceland Gulls, the third winter Yellow-legged Gull and four adult Mediterranean Gulls roosted.

Info and image (of Caspian and Iceland Gulls) thanks to Phil Rhodes



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3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull in the roost again tonight, along with 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls.

 

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Early afternoon today:

Adult Mediterranean Gull and usual third winter Yellow-legged Gull in front of Horrocks Hide.

Info thanks to Brian Fogg

 

This evening:

Usual second winter Iceland Gull and two adult Mediterranean Gulls roosted and a Cettis Warbler was singing from Sorrowcow Pond.

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Three Mediterranean Gulls roosted this evening.

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Am/pm

'Usual' third winter Yellow-legged Gull and 

1 adult Mediterranean Gull -The female with the ring on the left leg that returns with its mate at this time each year.

Kingfisher-2

Goldeneye- 26

Water Rail - 1 at some points so close I could have touched it.

Pochard-1

Cormorant-33

Goosander-15

plus the usual's

 



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This late afternoon:

 

'Usual' third winter Yellow-legged Gull and 5 adult Mediterranean Gulls roosted.

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes 



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Just a quick walk around the perimeter of the flash this morning produced the following:

Little egret 2 in Ramsdales

Cettis warbler 1 singing Ramsdales

Lesser redpoll 10

Siskin 10

Water rail 1 calling Ramsdales 



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In the roost tonight

Mediterranean gull - 5 Adults including the regular returning pair with the ringed female and the Big Handsome Male in full breeding plumage already.

Black Headed Gull - 1 Leucistic bird in ROOST



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Gull roost tonight:

Yellow-legged gull 1 3rd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 ad with near complete hood

Pochard 1 male

Goldeneye several displaying

Redwing 100+ in the southern woods, also this morning at least 100 at the western end. Seems to have been a bit of a movement of these birds today.



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John Watson wrote:

5pm

1+ Mediterranean Gull (ad, near sum/plum) - found it 3x - or was it 3 birds ?
10 Oystercatcher flew across

1 juv Herring Gull with deformed bill - very long, downcurved


All 3 Mediterranean Gulls that are visiting at the moment are in different plumage 1 almost full non breeding plumage ,one with full black hood and the regular bird has more or less full hood apart from some white above the bill.  The bird you saw is the regular bird.



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5pm

1+ Mediterranean Gull (ad, near sum/plum) - found it 3x - or was it 3 birds ?
10 Oystercatcher flew across

1 juv Herring Gull with deformed bill - very long, downcurved

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50 Wigeon flew in at 12:20 today.

Also 6 Oystercatcher present.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Today at the flash 13.00- 17.30

Caspian gull -1 x 2nd winter came in about 4pm and Roosted

Mediterranean gull - 3 adults ,same ones as through last week

Yellow-legged gull - 1 x 3rd winter, the regular bird.

Little Grebe -9

Shoveler- 31

Kingfisher-1

Little Egret-1

plus the usual's

 



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Regular Mediterranean Gull roosted tonight.

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Seven Oystercatchers this morning.



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from 11- after Roost - roost with Phil Rhodes

Oystercatcher-5

Cormorant- 30

Goldeneye -22

Kingfisher-1

plus usuals

In Roost

Caspian gull- 1 x 2nd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

Iceland Gull - 1 x 2nd Winter

 

 



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Adult Kittiwake on the flash at 08:40 but no sign since.

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Gull roost tonight with Phil Rhodes:

Caspian gull 1 2nd winter in the roost until 16:35 then flew South West.

Mediterranean gull 2 adults both with nearly complete hoods and both different to the "new" bird earlier in the week with a very incomplete hood.

Yellow-legged gull 1 3rd winter, the regular bird.

No sign of Iceland gull tonight up to 17:10

Also tonight:

Oystercatcher 4



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Also today:

1 Little Egret

33 Redwing

4 Fieldfare

Info thanks to Bill Harrison 



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This morning's highlights so far:

Drake Common Scoter

5 Oystercatcher

3 Shelduck

11 Little Grebe

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Gull roost tonight with John Tymon and Phil Rhodes:

Iceland gull 1 2nd winter

Mediterranean gull 2 ads

Pink-footed geese 170 over west and 100 over east

 



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Gull roost tonight with Phil Rhodes:

Caspian gull 1 2nd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

No sign of either the 3rd winter yellow-legged gull or the 2nd winter Iceland gull despite there being a reasonable build up of large gulls over the past couple of days.



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From Midday,

Both Yellow Legged Gull and Oystercatchers still present from Horrocks, 2 Willow Tit from Tom's Hide and 2 Treecreeper. Very quiet elsewhere.

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The usual third winter Yellow-legged Gull present this morning, along with 4 Oystercatcher.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison 

 



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In the Roost tonight  I was with Colin Davies and Ray Banks for the latter end of the day

Caspian Gull - 1 2nd Winter

Mediterranean Gull - 2 Adults, one a new bird with almost white head and probably the largest Med Gull ive ever seen - Picture below

c1500 Starlings went to roost and 700+ Jackdaw also

 

 



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Highlights from this morning:

1 Water Rail (Kidney Pond)
1 Oystercatcher (Spit) and 1 Snipe (Ramsdale's)
2 Shelduck (Ramsdale's Scrape)
2 Greylag Geese (Flash)
9 Song Thrush singing


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Tonight at the Gull Roost with Colin Davies

Caspian Gull - 1 2nd Winter

Iceland Gull - 1 flew through and left SW at 5pm

Adult Mediterranean Gull

very few Larger Gulls and many seemed to be flying off SW rather than roosting,so there must be a roost somewhere not too far away.

 



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The gull roost tonight looked like it was going to be abysmal with very few big gulls, but eventually we ended up with:

Caspian gull 1 2nd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

Iceland gull 1 2nd winter

Pink-footed goose 40+ over north

The Iceland gull flew over the west bay and then disappeared to the west and wasn't seen again.



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Few more sightings from midday, really quiet today.

Kingfisher, Kidney Pond
7 Fieldfare, Western End.
2 Willow Tit


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So far today:

Adult Mediterranean Gull

2 Oystercatcher

6 Buzzard

43 Pink-footed Geese over NW

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Only thing of note in Roost

3rd Winter Yellow Legged Gull

The Roost has been noticeably smaller in the last week or so ,especially for the larger gulls. Not a large amount of large Gulls present tonight.



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3 Oystercatcher present on the spit this afternoon.



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Dipper again this morning on Westleigh brook, this time from the bridge where the brook goes under the canal. Also 10 lesser redpolls in the same area.



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Gull roost this evening in atrocious conditions from Horrock's hide:

Caspian gull 1 2nd winter

Yellow-legged gull 1 3rd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

Photos are of the Mediterranean gull which was on the golf course mid-afternoon, then later in the roost. 



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At the gull roost this evening, from Green Lane:

Caspian gull 1 2nd winter

Yellow-legged gull 1 3rd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

 

Also today:

Lapwing 200 flying around

Jackdaw 800+

Goldeneye 25+

The roadworks are not so great in this area at the moment, no problem getting to Green Lane but getting away is a nightmare due to the weight of traffic. It looks like it's already having an impact on the number of observers in Green Lane, I was the only one present today when we have had around 10 on most other evenings. Fortunately for me, I can walk it, which is what I'll be doing until the roadworks go away.



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From Wigan Council roadworks bulletin:

"Plank Lane, Leigh (at the swing bridge) - The Canal & River Trust are carrying out repairs to upgrade the canal bridge at Plank Lane. A road closure will be in place from the 29th January to 16th February 2018 and there is a diversion in place from Plank Lane to Firs Lane, Twist Lane, Atherleigh Way, St Helens Road, Sandy Lane, Byrom Lane and Slag Lane."

That's a very long way round

Approach Green Lane from the South, not the West

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Iceland Gull in the roost for me. Im sure others will fill in the correct details later.

NB Traffic alert: if you wish to go to the roost via Green Lane be aware that Slag Lane is closed at the junction of Byrom Lane and traffic diverted down Byrom Lane creating a very long tailback on Newton Road to get onto the A579 and back to the A580. Heading back towards Golborne and then to the A580 via Lowton might be better to go back towards Manchester. It took me one and a half hours to get back to south Manchester leaving at 5pm

-- Edited by Tim Wilcox on Monday 29th of January 2018 07:34:06 PM

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Tonight in the Roost

Caspian gull 1 2nd winter

Iceland gull 1 2nd winter

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

and a strange big Herring Gull with pale brown Primaries

 

 



 



 





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The Herring Gull with the deformed bill was seen at
Moses Gate Country Park last Thursday.

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Day spent here today; had a look over the gulls close in on the Ramsdale's side of the flash, hoping to get lucky, but not to be. The three most common species all in big numbers, obviously, but here's everything else from the day:

3 willow tit
1 treecreeper
Bullfinch, reed bunting, etc, etc.
4 song thrush, all singing (dunnocks and great tits in good voice, too)
200+ jackdaw coming in to roost
4 stock dove
48+ teal
16 gadwall
53+ shoveler
61+ tufted duck
2 pochard (both male)
36 goldeneye
34 goosander
Plenty of mute swan, one with the green darvic CFC7.
2 little grebe
17 great crested grebe
60 lapwing
25+ cormorant
2 common gull
1 yellow-legged gull (usual 3rd winter; showing close in along the path from the lagoon in the morning, then turned up around the buoys near Horrocks hide in the afternoon)
5 great black-backed gull
1 kestrel


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Attached photos of the adult Mediterranean gull and a strange looking (1st winter herring?) gull with a deformed beak. There was a bird which looked a lot like this in the roost last winter, but if it's the same bird it must be permanently stuck in this plumage.

 


Such bill deformities are not so uncommon in gulls Colin, especially in Herring Gulls for some reason and I've seen many over the years, a very high majority in juvenile/first winter and very few adults, no doubt probably as the deformities either break off, wear or of course hinder the bird in some way until it dies prematurely.



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This evenings gull roost with Phil Rhodes and about 8 others produced the following:

Caspian gull 1 2nd win

Yellow-legged gull 1 3rd win

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

Attached photos of the adult Mediterranean gull and a strange looking (1st winter herring?) gull with a deformed beak. There was a bird which looked a lot like this in the roost last winter, but if it's the same bird it must be permanently stuck in this plumage.



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2.30-4.25

Super gull roost but despite lengthy scans nothing out of the ordinary. Supporting cast included Cettis Warbler, Little Egret, 14 Lesser Redpoll, Kestrel, 5 Little Grebe, 7 Goldeneye including a displaying male, 60 Lapwing, Stock Dove and Shoveler.

What a great way to spend a Sunday.



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only things of note including the roost this afternoon

Yellow-legged gull 1 x 3rd winter that disappeared about 12pm

Mediterranean gull 1 adult

Oystercatcher- 3

Goldeneye-22

plus the usuals

 

 



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Seven Whooper Swans present on the flash this morning (6 adults and a juvenile), also the usual third winter Yellow-legged Gull.

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The only thing I can add from the roost today, the regular 3rd win yellow-legged gull.

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2nd W Iceland Gull and adult Mediterranean Gull present @ 16.00 close to point from Ramsdales Ruck (expect the dozen or so birders at Green Lane came up with additions to the list),
400+ Starling roosted in Ramsdale reedbed, singing Cetti's Warbler and a very vocal Water Rail that seemed to object to the Starlings roosting

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