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RE: RUMWORTH LODGE


This morning with Phil Rhodes:

Yellow-legged Gull 1 (same bird as yesterday)
Gadwall 10
Pochard 3
Kestrel 1
Snipe 1

Also on 14th:
Treecreeper 1
Nuthatch 2
Coal Tit 2

2018 final total was 103 species. All-comers total was 124. Bird of the Year - Spotted Redshank

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3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull again today at 11am, along with 3 Pochard, 10 Gadwall and a Goldeneye.

 

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10 to 11 am with Phil Rhodes. Cold and windy.

Yellow-legged Gull (3rd. w)...1 This is the semi regular( at present) morning bird. Good views, often preening. Legs seen several times as it stretched wings. Flew off at 10.45.

                                                Many thanks to Phil, for this bird and his gull ''masterclass''

Gadwall....8

Pochard...3 drakes

Teal...2

Tufted Duck....1f

Great Crested Grebe....2

Cormorant....1 over

Starling...75

Herring Gull...4

Common Gull...1+

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Saturday 12th of January 2019 02:15:40 PM

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Single Mute Swan on Lodge now.



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This pm.  Dam/Wood/ Lock Lane:

Willow Tit....1 first sighting at Lock Lane.

Long-tailed Tit....2

Linnet...25+ ground feeding.

House Sparrows and Dunnock present.

Wren...1

Jackdaw.c50

 



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Wood/dam/ Lock Lane this am:

Linnet.... 60 to 70, on wire, with a few ground feeding.

Kestrel......1 on power pole.

Mistle Thrush....1 singing.





-- Edited by Keith Mills on Saturday 5th of January 2019 11:22:14 AM

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No sign of the Scaup on a very quick look at lunch time.

8 Pink-footed Geese flew west however

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My first visit of 2019. Up to 1.10pm. Dull dry weather.

Coot .....10

Canada Goose....6

Common Gull....4

Herring Gull...1

Lesser Black-backed and Black-headed Gulls, present.

Lapwing....c25

Pochard....2 drakes

Shoveler.1 drake

Teal.... .4

Jackdaw...30+

The Scaup are thought by Phil, to be still present, but hidden in willow carr in Teal Bay and were not seen.

The Yellow-legged Gull had gone.

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Thursday 3rd of January 2019 02:17:59 PM

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3 Scaup (2 female and a first winter drake) plus the 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull again 10:40am.

 

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24 Wigeon present at midday today.

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Third winter Yellow-legged Gull present again at 12:40 today.

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This am: Dam/ wood/ Lock Lane only.

Goldeneye ......1 female

Willow Tit...1

Coal Tit....1

Nuthatch....2

Greenfinch...4

Chaffinch....8

Bullfinch....1 male

Mistle Thrush.... heard only in the wood.

 

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Thursday 20th of December 2018 06:48:32 PM

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Today last hour before dusk, Dam/Wood/Lock Lane.

Kestrel.1 (hovering)

Mistle Thrush....3   (one singing)

Song Thrush...1

Goldfinch....8

Coot....2

The flood is back in the Lock Lane field, and here were:

Pied Wagtail....5

Wood Pigeon...29



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Friday 7th of December 2018 04:24:25 PM

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6 Pink-footed Geese over low west at 10:30 today.

 

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3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull present at midday today.

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 Highlights late morning today included:

 

Pochard

281 Pink-footed Geese over SE

230 Lapwing

65 Teal

4 Gadwall

5 Snipe 

 

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Third winter Yellow-legged Gull at 09:48 this morning then flew south.

Also 27 Snipe.

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This afternoon:

Goosander 9
Teal 114
Lapwing 90
Kestrel 1
Pheasant 1 hen

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Around 11 this am.

Dam and wood only:

Coal Tit....1

Long-tailed Tit.....3

Mistle Thrush....1 singing

Nuthatch.....2

Grey Wagtail....1 eventually flew back to Middlebrook.

Moorhen....3

Mallard.....3



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This morning, and up to 1.10pm. Blustery wind, often sunny with showers.

Bullfinch....3 males.  At edge of thicket. Probable female further in.

Nuthatch....2

Wren....1

Mistle Thrush....3

Often ground feeding in proximity were:

Linnet...25

Chaffinch....10

Greenfinch...2..... plus a few Starlings, House Sparrows and a Rabbit.

Great Crested Grebe....1 or 2

Grey Heron...1 mobile over fields.

Lapwing....c154

Teal...23 scattered about, minimum count.

Common Gull....4

Lesser Black-backed Gull....22

Herring Gull....1

Moorhen...6 ( 3 in overflow)



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Tuesday 20th of November 2018 01:57:31 PM

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This morning:

Goldeneye 2 male
Goosander 1 female
Teal 55
Wigeon 1
Linnet 25
Lapwing 150
Dunlin 2 flew South 10.40 with one of the Lapwing flocks
Buzzard 1


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Walked round this morning:

Teal 47
Shoveler 2
Lapwing 120
Fieldfare 11
Linnet 23
Rook 2
Nuthatch 2
Willow tit 1
Coal tit 2

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9.35am to 11.45am. 25 species recorded including:

  • Moorhen 2
  • Brambling 1
  • Fieldfares 30+
  • Teal 50+
  • Lapwings 150+
  • Cormorants 2
  • Shovelers 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gulls 10+
  • Tufted Ducks 8
  • Common Gulls 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Linnet 15+
  • Grey Heron 1


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Highlights from yesterday and today:

Lapwing 206 this morning
Teal 47
Snipe 1
Kestrel 1
Willow tit 1
Coal tit 2
Nuthatch 2


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10.20am to 11.50am. 28 species recorded including:

  • Redwing 2
  • Teal 50+
  • Greenfinch 8
  • Tufted Duck 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Fieldfare 5
  • Shoveler 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Wigeon 2 (a drake and a duck)
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Common Gull 6
  • Lapwing 26
  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Linnet 4
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 10+


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This morning; weather fine.

Nuthatch....1

Redwing....5, feeding in hedge; my first sighting this Autumn.

Mistle Thrush....3

Kestrel...1, 2 sightings.

Teal.....c70

Tufted Duck.....2

Wigeon..2

Shoveler.....1 drake.

Great Crested Grebe....2

Moorhen....4

Grey Heron....1

Jackdaw....50+ on shore

Lesser Black-backed Gull...7

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Wednesday 31st of October 2018 01:36:47 PM

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2nd year Yellow-legged Gull present up to 10:45 this morning before flying south.

 

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This morning:

Treecreeper....1 Flower meadow trees by the channel.

Mallard....3

Nuthatch....3 Flower meadow hedge by farm field 2,+ 1 in wood.

The usual Dipper at the Dam outflow has been missing all year.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Tuesday 23rd of October 2018 12:25:13 PM

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This pm. Fine weather.

Nuthatch....2 together.

Lesser Redpoll....26

Lapwing....56

Teal....51

Grey Heron...1

Lesser Black-backed Gull....13

Herring Gull...2

Great Crested Grebe....1

Cormorant... 1 over.

 



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9.45am to 11.20am. 21 species recorded including:

  • Calling Jay 1
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 30+
  • Lapwings 30+
  • Great Crested Grebe 1 
  • Mistle Thrush 4


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10.00am to 11.55am. with Steve Almond 25 species recorded in total including:

  • Song Thrush 1
  • Linnet 30+
  • Lapwings 30+
  • Teal 30+
  • Buzzard 1 (point out by Steve)
  • Pink-footed Geese 70 
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Skylark 1 


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Today, 2 Wigeon, 17 Gadwall, 62 Lapwing, 7 Snipe and 43 Teal were the highlights.

 

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This pm: Weather fine.

Nuthatch...1

Chaffinch....2

Kestrel.1 repeatedly in hover mode.

Sparrowhawk.1  it made at least 4 passes at the shore flock. On it's last pass corvids put up resistance.

Cormorant...1

Teal....5

Great Crested Grebe....2

Grey Heron....2

Lapwing....8

Goldfinch....20+

Linnet....12

Lesser black-backed Gull...17

I found it difficult to adjust to Rumworth after my Norfolk holiday; but at least I made the effort!



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10.25am to 12.05pm. 28 species recorded including:

  • Lapwings 40+
  • Cormorants 4
  • Mistle Thrush 2
  • Reed Buntings 12+
  • Teal 30+
  • Wigeon 6
  • Gadwall 8
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Linnet 70+ (in a mixed flock with at least as many Goldfinch)
  • Snipe 1 (on the southern tip of the south island)
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Buzzard 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 15+
  • Pink-footed Geese c150 


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Kingfisher in willow at dam.

Also 2  Moorhen present.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Wednesday 3rd of October 2018 01:17:18 PM

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Stonechat and Wigeon present around mid-afternoon today.

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10.40am to 12.30pm. 26 species recorded including:

  • Cormorants 4
  • Grey Herons 3
  • Gadwalls 2
  • Singing chiffchaff 1
  • Teal 25+
  • Lapwings 3
  • Buzzard 1 
  • Snipe 1
  • Linnets 6
  • Stonechat 1 


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Little Egret present today.

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10.00am to 11.15am. 18 species recorded including:

  • Lapwings 50+
  • Grey Herons 2
  • Linnet 70+
  • Pied Wagtails 10+
  • Greenshank 1
  • Meadow Pipits 3
  • Gadwalls 8
  • Swallow 1
  • Reed Buntings 2

 



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Little Egret and Greenshank present again this evening.

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Greenshank still present evening.

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Little Egret briefly at 10am

 

Other birds included Greenshank, 9 Snipe, 34 Lapwing, 8 Teal, 63 Pink-footed Geese flew low SW at 11:36, 130 Linnet and 70 Goldfinch in one feeding flock, Willow Tit, Chiffchaff and 20 Meadow Pipit.

 

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Today’s highlights:

Spotted Flycatcher

Little Egret

Greenshank

Wheatear

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Both Little Egret and Greenshank present again today.

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Little Egret and Greenshank both still present today.

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Little Egret and Greenshank present today.

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Greenshank, Ringed Plover, 28 Lapwing, 4 Teal and Kingfisher at midday today.

 

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10.15am to 2.30pm. Working on the cockle beds on the islands etc. with Bolton Conservation Volunteers. Birds seen during the visit include:

  • Lapwings 30+
  • Grey Heron 2
  • Linnets 50+
  • Greenshank 1
  • Pied Wagtails 3

Failed to see the Spotted Redshank, met another birder Tim Wilcox who also hadn't seen the Spotted Redshank also.



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Ringed Plover and 13 Snipe also present today.

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Message from Phil Rhodes :

Spotted Redshank still, and Redshank and Greenshank 

present at 7pm last night.



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