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4 common tern and are returning common sandpiper only thing's of note so far today

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Single adult Mediterranean Gull and three Common Tern present this morning.

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2 hobby just gone ne over horrocks hide chasing swift .

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Cattle Egret on the spit at 10am this morning but only stayed very briefly after being harassed by gulls and flew off west.

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Gordon Newman wrote:

Earlier this week, Wednesday I think it was, I was watching the female Great crested Grebe on the nest rearranging it with more nesting material brought by what I thought was the male, but if you are saying John that the male abandoned her would another male take over? Personally I don't know of that behavior, but I am probably wrong.


I could be wrong ,but I have visited to see About 6times in the last 2 weeks and not seen the Male but if the Male is still about they coul lay again hopefully not where they are vulnerable out in the open like they have been this time. Maybe The male just felt guilty and come back occasionally to help,it will be the same Male you saw.  



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Earlier this week, Wednesday I think it was, I was watching the female Great crested Grebe on the nest rearranging it with more nesting material brought by what I thought was the male, but if you are saying John that the male abandoned her would another male take over? Personally I don't know of that behavior, but I am probably wrong.

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Some good birds at Pennington Flash today,
Arctic Tern - (3+1) came in from the East and left SW soon after ,I can't recall seeing these going through South before in June,but my memories not the best ,most likely that they are failed breeders possibly from the farnes after the stormy weather the other week.
Common Scoter - 1 Male
Common Tern- 4
Redshank-3
Oystercatcher-2

Mediterranean Gull- 1 Adult

Blackcap- 4 newly fledged young
Cetti's Warbler-2
Great Crested Grebe- The female sitting on eggs for 46 days  on the stock pond by the rucks has finally given up on the addled eggs ,her mate abondoned her 2 weeks ago ,she was asleep near the nest today





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Today's sightings:

Male Common Scoter

Adult Mediterranean Gull

4 Common Tern

3 Redshank

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Two adult Mediterranean Gulls today, both different individuals from yesterday's adult.

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Four Mediterranean Gulls present through the day today, one second calendar year bird and two third calendar year birds and a single adult.

Two Redshank and a Common Tern also present.

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1pm today

Male Kingfisher showing very well - fishing from low branches to the left when viewed from Pengy's Hide.

 

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3 Common Scoter present midday

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Common Tern-1
Kingfisher - 2
Kestrel-1
Redshank-2
Cetti's Warbler-2
Plenty young Long Tailed Tits and newly fledged Willow tits
Gadwall - 5 broods of Ducklings one famale was dragging 13 youngsters behind her.


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4 Common Scoter still present early afternoon, also two Mediterranean Gulls.



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4 Common Scoter this morning (3 drake, 1 fem)



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Two adult Mediterranean gulls this afternoon, also 500 swift, 50 sand martins and 50 house martins.



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This afternoon at Pennington Flash at 2:15pm, a red kite was over the golf course and drifted over Horrock's hide for a minute. Trouble is I was on the south side of the flash which combined with the extremly dull and wet weather helps explain the very poor photos. It drifted away again over the golf course, but surely won't have gone far in this weather.
 
Also today, three Cetti's warblers including one seen well at Sorrowcow pond and a single common tern.


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Few extra birds I can add from this morning,

Hobby straight through Tom Edmondson Hide.
Kingfisher, Southern End near Boat Yard.
2 Cettis Warblers
1 Sedge Warber, Western End
1 Water Rail, Sorrowcow Pond

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Birds from this morning so far include:

 

1 Dunlin on the spit

2 Common Tern

1 Redshank

4 Raven

1 Garden Warbler

 

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Early morning visit before the rain set in. Highlights :-

2 x redshank and singing Cetti's warbler from Ramsdales

2 x ringed plover from Teal

Multiple singing willow, reed warbler and chiffchaff. Family group of blue tits foraging in the reedbeds along Ramsdales Ruck. Big group of swifts over the ruck as well. Families of great crested grebe at this end of the Flash as well.

2 x bullfinch in the woodland stretch near the golf course.



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1st summer drake Common Scoter this morning.



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Three Sandwich Terns present this morning.

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1 Male Garganey by mini spit this morning

2 Redshank

6 Common Tern

3 Cetti's Warbler

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The two drake garganey were still there this lunchtime.

 



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 27th of May 2017 07:05:32 AM

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Two Drake Garganey off the spit this morning.

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Drake Garganey showing well in Ramsdales, 3 Common Terns and 1 Redshank.

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Drake Garganey still present today.

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9 Shelduck also present this morning.

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Drake Garganey still present this morning.



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Additional sightings from today include a single Dunlin and two Raven over.

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Drake Garganey from Ramsdales Hide again this morning.

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Drake Garganey also present from Ramsdales Hide

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Highlights so far this morning include:

Dunlin

Little Egret

4 Redshank

Shelduck

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A few hours round the flash this am produced 4 Cettis Warbler still holding territory, at least 5 different Buzzard mainly to the west and 2 Treecreeper families but otherwise very quiet.

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Drake Garganey on the spit scrape at 11:35 this morning.

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Osprey circling high over Ramsdales Ruck at 10:50 this morning.

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This morning:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Dunlin

2 Redshank

4 Oystercatcher

3 Common Tern

 

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Of note this morning

Arctic Tern - 1 through North

Dunlin-1

Common Sandpiper-1

Redshank-4

Oystercatcher-4

bit quiet really for the time of year



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Of note this aft

Arctic Tern - 1 through North

Swift-500+

House Martin-40+

Common Sandpiper-2

Oystercatcher-6

Barnacle Goose -1 of unknown origin

Cetti's Warbler-2



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Drake Garganey present this morning, along with a support cast of:

3 Redshank

2 Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

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Day spent here today; highlights:

8 chiffchaff
c15 willow warbler
8 blackcap
2 garden warbler
5 whitethroat
11+ reed warbler
3 Cetti's warbler heard singing
2 swallow
Nuthatch, bullfinch, reed bunting, etc.
2 swift
1 kingfisher
7 stock dove
Coot, mallard and Canada geese all with broods.
13 gadwall
4 shoveler
20 tufted duck
1 shelduck
3 little grebe
9 great crested grebe
9+ lapwing
1 redshank
2 oystercatcher
10 grey heron
2 or 3 common tern
1 cormorant
1 buzzard

A kingfisher, 20+ swift and chiffchaff, blackcap, whitethroat and reed bunting all seen or heard along the canal walking from Leigh.

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JOHN TYMON wrote:

A shot of the Osprey that stayed over the flash high for 25 mins late morning today



Still not seen one there in 20+ years nocry


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A shot of the Osprey that stayed over the flash high for 25 mins late morning today

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Swift -700+

Arctic Tern-3

Common Sandpiper-3



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Whimbrel on the spit 2.15pm then flew off low south calling

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Black terns left before 12. Osprey did 25 mins high over flash 11.50 - 12.15. Left south

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Three Black Tern present this morning.

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This morning's highlights so far:

 

1 Arctic Tern

1 Black-tailed Godwit

4 Common Sandpiper

 

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Highlights today were:-

From the leaning posts:- Pair of Reed Warbler collecting nesting material

Lesser Whitethroat

Whitethroat

Cetti's Warbler

 

Mike



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Bar-tailed Godwit on the spit at 10am.

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Redstart photo from today.



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