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RE: RUMWORTH LODGE


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

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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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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This aft up to 17.00:

Spotted Redshank 1
Greenshank 2
Little Ringed Plover 1
Snipe 4
Linnet 100+
Sparrowhawk chasing the Linnets
Teal 12

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9.40am to 11.30am. 19 species recorded including:

  • Lapwings 80+
  • Kestrel 1
  • Swallows 12+
  • teal 10+
  • Linnet 80+
  • Snipe 5
  • Greenshank 2
  • Reed Bunting 1


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This evening, sunny.

I located the Spotted Redshank at 6.40pm, it was moving quickly along the east shore. Then the Greenshank harassed the Spotted Redshank 5 times, before they separated.

Superb views of these two birds. The Greenshank very active and crisscrossing the lodge calling. ''The Spotted Red'' lit with sunshine and fairly close.

Many thanks to Simon Warford for finding the Spotted Redshank!

Other sightings:

Snipe...6 or 7 see below.

The Kestrel of last night was identified tonight, as a juvenile.

Linnet...c120

As I walked up along Redstart hedge, A snipe type rose out of water plants in the large hollow. It's purpose apparently was to defecate.

Only glimpsed but a possible Jack Snipe candidate.

Teal ...14, minimum count.



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2.45pm with Steve... no sign of Spotted Redshank.

Greenshank still present and 75 Lapwing.



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Juvenile Spotted Redshank and Greenshank present 12.30pm (Spotted Redshank was on Cutacre earlier this morning). Also 5 Snipe, 18 Teal and 2 single Tree Pipits over. Spotted Redshank flew off NW at 13.48 per Andy Makin.

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Thursday 6th of September 2018 06:07:23 PM

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This evening 5 to 7.15. Fine and sunny.

Kestrel...1

Lapwing....29

Greenshank....1

Common Sandpiper....1

Snipe....2

Herring Gull....2

Linnet....120+

Goldfinch ...42

Swallow c25

Pied Wagtail...30+

Grey Heron....1



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This morning:

Little Egret 1
Greenshank 1
Common Sandpiper 2
Snipe 2
Lapwing 86
Sparrowhawk 1
Teal 13
Linnet 30
Willow Warbler 4


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This morning in the rain:

Little Egret 1
Greenshank 1
Snipe 16
Common Sandpiper 1
Teal 14
Linnet c90
Lapwing 34
Buzzard 4


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This morning's highlights included:

Little Egret,

Greenshank,

3 Snipe

Common Sandpiper

83 Lapwing

91 Linnet feeding along the shore

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Other sightings from today included:

4 Shelduck

3 Black-tailed Godwit

Greenshank

2 Yellow Wagtail 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Further sightings this evening up to 7.30:

Kingfisher....1

Little Egret....1, up and down the eastern shore shallows. Still present on leaving.

Common  Snipe...1 on shoreline behind islands

Long-tailed Tit... small flock in dense shrubs.



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Excellent day so far up to 1.45pm. Partly with Phil Rhodes and with appearances from Dave Broome and Steve Almond.

Teal....12

Common Sandpiper...3

Greenshank....1

Dunlin....1, site tick 2018 for me.

Yellow Wagtail.1 eventually bathing in southern water, site tick 2018 for me.

Wheatear....1 female.

Grey Heron....3

Linnet... 16

Goldfinch... 12

Buzzard....5 sightings, at least 2 birds.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Saturday 1st of September 2018 02:36:51 PM

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Great White Egret flew off SSW at 9:13

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Great White Egret present at 08:55.

Note, there is strictly no parking along Beaumont Road.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Common Sandpiper still preset today.

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Wheatear and Common Sandpiper present this afternoon.

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4 to 6.15 this pm. Sunny.

Kingfisher....1 at Dam (site year tick)

Swallow...41 on wire at Seddon Fold  + C50 over western fields + 25 over Lodge=c116

Grey Heron... 2  an adult with Juvenile.

Common Sandpiper....2

Common Snipe....1

Goldfinch...2 charms....c40+ c25=c65

Lesser Black-backed Gull....28

Herring Gull.....1 adult

Lapwing....31+

Pied Wagtail...30+

Report from a  horseman of 2 Red Kite over his house near Snydle Way last Thursday.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Thursday 30th of August 2018 07:09:59 PM

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This morning:

Common Sandpiper 2
Snipe 1
Teal 10
Wheatear 1
Whitethroat 1
Swallow 100+
House Martin 30

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Further sightings from this morning:

Juvenile Mediterranea Gull (photo attached)

Little Egret

2 Common Sandpiper

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

 



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This morning's sightings from the dam and wood:

Nuthatch....2

Coal Tit....2

Grey Wagtail....1

Moorhen.1



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Today, 11.30 till 13.00:

Black-tailed Godwit 2
Common Sandpiper 1
Little Egret 1

Recent highlights:

Yesterday: Swift 3
Sunday 26th:Ringed Plover 1
Saturday 25th: Spotted Flycatcher 1

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Wigeon, Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper and 7 Snipe today at 11:15.

 

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Starting at Seddon Fold at 5.30pm today I found a very high level of avian activity around the western fields. 90 minutes later it was quiet.

Swallow...100 plus

Goldfinch.c32

Linnet....24, flushed from farm track.+ single juvenile on wire.

Greenfinch.... 10+ (On same paddock fence wire as Swallows)

Redstart...female, on same fenceline as last week's male, but 60yards west of it.

Wheatear....3 all fem or immature. One was in the usual horse paddock and two on east shoreline ''beach''

Common Sandpiper....1

Grey Heron....1

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Saturday 25th of August 2018 08:22:07 PM

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Little Egret, 2 Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and 3 Wheatear present today.

 

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This evening up to 7.50. After very heavy showers.

On arrival at Seddon Fold a flight of 7 Gadwall were  leaving the lodge going SW. While following this flight I picked up a very large flock of finches at a good height.

150+ and mainly Goldfinch. Halfway across the western fields they turned back away from the Lodge.

A Buzzard was low over the area around the wood.

Swallows .c55

Herring Gull....1 not quite adult probably 4th Summer.

Later a second smaller finch flock (c40) was in with the Swallows,  and made off towards the lodge, where Phil Rhodes saw Greenfinch among the Goldfinch.

Common Sandpiper....1

Grey Heron ( head and neck only seen) in the Knutshaw Brook intake channel.

Pied Wagtail... at least 30

Greenfinch...2

I dipped on the Whinchat that Phil saw around 6pm today, near where last week's Redstart had been!

Linnet....4

 

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Friday 24th of August 2018 08:46:55 PM

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Dam and wood this am:

Juvenile Grey Heron, Moorhen, and 4 Mallards were 

among the blue/green algae.

Nuthatch and Coal Tit seen in the wood.

Along the hedge were at least 6 juvenile Greenfinch.

This is my third location of juvenile Greenfinch in the western fields here.



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2 Little Egret flew straight through NW at 6:25pm this evening.

Also, 3 Common Sandpiper and 2 Shoveler present.

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Juvenile Arctic Tern present at 11:25 today then headed off SW.

 

Also:

 

3 juvenile Black-tailed Godwit

Male Redstart

Ringed Plover

Common Sandpiper

3 Snipe

2 Shoveler 

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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This evening up to 7.30.

A juvenile Common Tern was the only bird of note at the Lodge.

150 Swallow low over the western fields

2 House Martin

13 Linnet

9 Goldfinch

5 Greenfinch.



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