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RE: PENNINGTON FLASH.


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
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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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Little tern returned and tried to land on spit was around for about an hour or so .Temmicks stint remained half way down main spit until I left at 10

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Temminck’s Stint still present on the spit today, also 2 Ringed Plover.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Little Tern present briefly this morning but no further sign by 9:30.

Info thanks to Barry Hulme



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Temminck's Stint still there at 19:30 just near side of the left hand goal post.



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Temmincks stint still on spit, halfway down on left 19.10.



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Apparently still present but viewing difficult due to distance, size of bird, aggressive locals (other birds I mean!), heat haze, position of sun, number of people in the hide and length of vegetation on the spit. Otherwise fine! 



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13.55 Wed.

- Just at point of setting off for Pennington; - any updates on Temmincks would be appreciated please.

Cheers,

Mike P.



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Temmincks stint still currently present but at the end of the spit.

-- Edited by steven burke on Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 12:20:09 PM photos attached when it was about half way down the spit.

-- Edited by steven burke on Wednesday 23rd of May 2018 12:23:38 PM

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Temmincks stint still near far goal post on spit from Horrocks 



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Temmincks Stint on the spit viewable from far side off Ramsdales Bay looking back towards the spit. Still present at 9.20pm.
The 2 Black Terns were still over the flash but seemed to disappear st about 9.00pm
1 Cettis Warbler heard.
1 Dunlin

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Temmincks stint still present on spit at 7.45pm but harsh sunlight making viewing tricky. 2 Black terns also still present in front of sailing club.

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Temmincks stint and black terns still present at 14.30. The stint quite difficult halfway along the spit but shows well occasionally.



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Temminck‘s Stint still showing well about half way down the spit at 1pm.

Both Black Terns also still present.

Record phonescoped shots (genuine record shots too!) of Temminck's attached; long distance, heat haze, tiny bird, rubbish user etc etc...



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Temmick’s Stint on the spit around midday.

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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2 Black Terns at Pennington Flash at 09:40

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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This morning:

Adult Mediterranean Gull

2 Dunlin

6 Common Tern

Info thanks to Bill Harrison



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Day spent around here today.

5 chiffchaff
9 willow warbler
8 blackcap
2 garden warbler (one western end, one near teal hide)
5 whitethroat
17+ reed warbler
3 sedge warbler (all western end)
3 Cetti's warbler heard
Reed bunting, skylark, song thrush, jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
Moorhen, coot, mallard and Canada geese all with broods
12 gadwall
2 shoveler
6 tufted duck
2 little grebe
15+ great crested grebe
13 lapwing, including 4 chicks
3+ oystercatcher
4 - 8 common tern
1 kestrel
2 buzzard

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Hobby flew west over western end and on towards lightshaw at c. 8.30am today. Otherwise pretty quiet.

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Garden Warbler at the western end this morning.

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Just a quick walk around the flash this morning, highlights were:

Garden warbler 1 singing

Cetti's warbler 4 singing

Sedge warbler 3 singing 

Common tern 8



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Paul A Brown wrote:

Also this morning a Cuckoo calling near Sorrowcow


one was calling yesterday on the Golf course also  



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Also this morning a Cuckoo calling near Sorrowcow



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This morning at the flash:

Garden warbler 1 singing western end

Lesser whitethroat 1 not singing, in the same bush as the garden warbler

Cetti's warbler 4 singing (Sorrowcow, western end, 2 Ramsdales)

Sedge warbler 3 singing western end

Common tern 2

 



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Of note this morning

9 Common Tern

1 Male Wigeon

1 Cetti's Warbler

1 Garden Warbler

Lapwing with 2 newly hatched young

plus the usuals



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A breathtaking dawn chorus at Pennington Flash today, with at least nine species of warbler including:

Garden warbler 1 singing western end

Cetti's warbler 4 singing (Sorrowcow, western end, 2 Ramsadales)

Sedge warbler (3+ singing western end)

Whitethroat 5+ singing

There's a short video of the singing garden warbler on my blog if anybody is interested. Also a video of the glossy ibis last week. Follow the link at the bottom of the post.

 

Also today

Wigeon 1 drake in the centre of the flash

Common sandpiper 1

Common tern 7 (one looked a bit Arctic tern like but it never came close enough for me to be sure with just binoculars).

 



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This morning:

18 Common Tern

1 Ringed Plover

2 Dunlin

1 Common Sandpiper

Info thanks to Bill Harrison

 



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8 common tern.

2 dunlin.

3 common sandpiper.

1 redshank of note this morning and afternoon.



-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Wednesday 9th of May 2018 03:55:52 PM

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No sign between 7.20 and 8pm in a quick look round most areas of the reserve but all hides closed so not that easy to check. Single common Sandpiper, at least 5 common tern and good numbers of swift.

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Glossy Ibis flew off North apparently at 7.10pm info from Karl Bishop whether it came back or not I don't know I haven't been .



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Glossy Ibis still from teal hide at 6.50pm

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Glossy ibis still from Teal hide at 15.40



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Ibis still present at 2:30pm. Constantly feeding.

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Glossy Ibis from Teal Hide, showing well at 14;05.

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Also 10 Common Tern



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Highlights from yesterday evening:
3 common tern
1 cuckoo (Tom Edmondson) - did not call but flew over the water into trees on the far side from hide
2 lesser whitethroat
Plus usuals

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7 Common Tern this morning were the only things of note



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This morning (west side):
6+ Blackcap
5+ Willow Warbler
4+ Chiffchaff
4 Whitethroat
12+ Reed Warbler
2-3 Sedge Warbler
2 Cetti's Warbler (Both seen!!)
5 Common Tern on Flash
1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Lapwing on spit


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Little Tern flew off west at 8am.



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So far this morning:

1 Little Tern

1 Dunlin

3 Common Sandpiper

1 drake Goosander

2 Redshank 

Info thanks to Barry Hulme



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Min 20 Arctic Tern present this evening and several Common Tern

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Common Tern 10
Common Sandpiper 2
White Wagtail 2
Garden Warbler 1 seen singing just along from Tom Edmondson hide.
Sparrowhawk 1
Swift 100+
Whitethroat 1 singing.
Cetti's Warbler 1 singing.
Reed/Willow Warblers
Blackcaps/Chiffchaffs.
etc.etc.etc.

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7 Common Tern present early afternoon today.



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Originally posted this evening by Jonathan Coombes:

Hobby over the East Bay this evening. 



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Early AM

Common Tern - 4

Swift - 1000+ above boat clubs in swarms

Common Sandpiper- 3

Oystercatcher-2

plus the usuals



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Common Tern -8
Redshank-2
Little Ringed Plover- 1
Common Sandpiper- 3
Swift-1000+ in swarms over the boat clubs
Oystercatcher-2
Great Crested Grebe-26


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1 Garden Warbler
c50 Swift
4 Common Sandpiper
2 Greylag Geese
5 Common Tern
4 Oystercatcher
2 Cetti's Warbler
1 Reed Warbler
3 Willow Warbler
5 Blackcap
2 Chiffchaff

Also a drake Goosander present from Horrocks Hide

-- Edited by James Walsh on Saturday 28th of April 2018 06:49:43 PM

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