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RE: ELTON RESERVOIR


That Yellow Wagtail is surely one of the sub-species, something like Blue-headed Wagtail (M.f.flava) - I'm no expert but someone who is will surely see those photos



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Single Yellow Wagtail in the flooded horse field at the capsticks end 

Common Tern

4 Rose Necked Parakeets in the dip 

Pair of Willow Tits along the canal 

 



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10.15am- 14.15pm. Mixed cloud, breezy, 09c-12c.

47 species including.

Lovely peaceful walk.

1 Kestrel.
1 Buzzard.
1 Lesser whitethroat.
1 Kingfisher.
1 Little egret.
1 Little ringed plover.
1 White wagtail.
1 Willow tit.
2 Blackcap.
6 Chiffchaff.
8 Willow warbler.
1 Great black backed gull.
7 Swallow.
3 Sand martin.
6 Meadow pipit.
2 Jay.
27 Blackbird.
12 Lapwing.
3 Pheasant.
1 Grey wagtail.
70+ Jackdaw.
120+ Wood pigeon.
5 Lesser black backed gull.
12 Herring gull.
100+ Black headed gull.
2 Great crested grebe.
55 Mallard.
53 Tufted duck.
3 Grey heron.
3 Mute swan.

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Brilliant morning around Elton with the following highlights

an Osprey over the reservoir at 6.30am being pursued by 3 lesser black-backed gulls, circled briefly before flying off north towards Lowercroft. Viewed distantly from the canal (2 poor record shots attached).
single Arctic Tern briefly at 6.45am but chased off by black-headed gulls
1 Common Tern
3 Mediterranean Gulls
1 poss 2 Ringed Plovers
1 Common Sandpiper
2 Snipe
2 Wheatear
1 Lesser Whitethroat
5 Willow Tits
250 Sand Martin
7 House Martin
60 Swallow
22 Willow Warbler
14 Blackcap
2 White Wagtails
2 Siskin
5 Redpoll
7 Linnet
21 Mipits



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2 male Redstarts and a male Yellow Wagtail present this morning. Also 2 House Martin, Common Sandpiper, Little Owl and good numbers of Willow Warblers and Blackcaps fresh in.

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A few Swallows mixed with House and Sand Martins over the res prior to the rain



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A Sandwich Tern was perched on a buoy out from the sailing club at 6.55am viewed distantly from capsticks, by the time I got nearer it was flying around the reservoir, it went quite high towards Radcliffe then came back to the reservoir before flying NE at 7.10am. Also Common Sandpiper, Common Tern, 1 Wheatear and 7 Goldeneye.

Its already on ebird so no need for our annonymous friend to put it on there for us..

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10.00am-13.00pm. Cloudy, very windy. 09c-13c.

42 species including.

2 Kestrel.
1 Sparrowhawk.
1 Common sandpiper.
3 Rose ringed parakeet.
5 Sand martin.
6 Meadow pipit.
1 Jay.
2 Pheasant.
17 Blackbird.
11 Carrion crow.
5 Collared dove.
3 Lesser black backed gull.
150+ Black headed gull.
32 Tufted duck.
2 Goldeneye.
2 Goosander.
41 Canada goose.
27 Coot.
4 Great crested grebe.

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3 - 4pm

1st Winter Little Gull was still present. 

lovely looking individual smile



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2 Common Crane over Old Hall farm side of Elton heading East towards Pilsworth 8:45 (ish),  viewed from the lane up to the farm with Paul Wilson. Terrible phone photo attached as neither of us had camera equipment.



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10.15am-13.15pm. Mixed cloud/clear windy 06c-12c.

44 species including.

1 Little ringed plover.
1 Kingfisher.
3 Sand Martin.
1 Kestrel.
21 Blackbird.
1 Willow tit.
5 Chiffchaff.
1 Oystercatcher.
18 Lapwing.
3 Pheasant.
2 Collared Dove.
100+ Jackdaw.
120+ Wood pigeon.
5 Long tailed tit.
4 Pied wagtail.
2 Lesser black backed gull.
350+ Black headed gull.
2 Goldeneye.
2 Goosander.
7 Great crested grebe.
49 Tufted duck.
63 Canada goose.
31 Coot.
3 Grey heron.
2 Mute swan.

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Both Black Necked Grebe still on at 11.30am.
2 pairs of Great Crested Grebes.
12 Lapwings
7 Chiffchaffs
2 Grey Herons
1 Kestral
Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, on car park feeders.
Lots of Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Black Headed Gulls.

Warning - Reservoirs Western pathways are waterlogged and heavily muddy.

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8:45-10:30

2 Black Necked Grebe, Willow Tit, 2 Oystercatcher, 8 Lapwing, 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Teal, 6 Goldeneye, 8 Jay, 2 Reed Bunting, Kestrel.



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This morning

Willow warbler (singing top of the dip)
Siskin
Brambling
Nuthatch
Ring-necked parakeet
4 Teal
4 gadwall
Shoveler
14 gadwall
Little egret
40 sand Martin

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Fri 29th 8-10 AM

  • 5 tits on the feeders; Blue, Great, Coal, Willow, Long-tailed (no Brambling for me)
  • Several pairs of Goldeneye still about
  • No sign of the Black-necked Grebe
  • 3 Little Ringed Plovers on Withins (+2 Oystercatchers)
  • Several Chiffchaff singing, some visible (leaves not out yet)
  • Nothing else of note


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3pm-4;45pm of Note:

Black-Necked Grebe was still present hanging around the sailing club.Was slightly more obliging for the camera than the pair from last week!

X1  Ring-necked Parakeet flew past towards the river.

x22 Sand Martin came down to feed on the res, ahead of a bout of torrential rain 



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morning highlights, 1 Black-necked Grebe, at the feeders a Brambling and a Willow Tit.

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09.15am-13.00pm. Clear then light cloud, Windy.06c-10c.

41 species including.


3 Wheatear.
1 Little egret.
1 Oystercatcher.
7 Chiffchaff.
8 Meadow pipit.
30+ Goldfinch.
14 Greenfinch.
8 Lapwing.
9 Long tailed tit.
6 Collared dove.
1 Song thrush.
5 Pied wagtail
2 Pheasant.
40+ Jackdaw.
100+ Wood pigeon.
3 Cormorant.
58 Tufted duck.
4 Great crested grebe.
5 Goldeneye.
2 Great black backed gull.
500+ Black headed gull.
60+ Canada goose.
2 Grey heron.
3 Mute swan.

Thanks Derek.

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In addition, lunchtime today with Peter -

Swallow over Old Hall Farm as the rain started which also pushed down over 50+ Sand Martin.



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3pm - 4;30pm With Gary Taylor 

Of note:

X2 Black-necked Grebes, spending most of the time in the centre of the Res.

X6 Wigeon 

20+ Goldeneye 

X4 Greylag Geese 

And our first Elton Wheatear of the year, that didn't hang around long, near the pumphouse. 



-- Edited by Martin Loftus on Thursday 21st of March 2024 07:45:55 PM

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Sightings from this morning

Redshank on the wall which flew east
6 Snipe east
2 Curlew west
2 oystercatcher
5 Sand Martin
6+ Chiffchaff
24 Redwing
2 skylark ( 1 singing dofferfold + 1 north)
2 Siskin north
268 meadow pipit north
2 Greylag Geese dropped in
Mediterranean Gull ad flew down res towards sailing club
17 Goldeneye
Gadwall

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Sightings from this morning

Sand Martin
4 Chiffchaff
2 oystercatcher
Common scoter
15 Goldeneye
98 tufted duck
2 gadwall
11 teal
2 little egret
Buzzard
70+ meadow pipit north
8 Siskin north
240 starling east
4 Fieldfare
24 Redwing

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Sightings from this morning

3 Drake Common scoter
8 Gadwall
9 Goldeneye
Dunlin
Curlew NE
2 oystercatcher
5 little Egret (coney green)
Fieldfare
386 Woodpigeon NE
20 meadow pipit north

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06.45am-10.30am. Nice to see a general increase in activity.

1 Redshank (on shoreline near car park - not seen when back at car park later)
5 Curlew (1 east, then 4 SW)
6 Little Egret (3 again near stream at Crow Trees, 3 more up towards Coney Green)
2 Kestrel
1 Willow Tit
4 Chiffchaff (1 just past sailing club, 3 between creek and capsticks)
5 Siskin (2 male and 3 female at feeders)
26 Lapwing
15 Redwing (in field near Crow Trees)
15 Pied Wagtail (flooded field near canal)
16 Meadow Pipits (15 over in small groups plus 1 in capsticks field)
2 Common Gull

Also heard Blackcap twice near capsticks (once near reservoir and once in hedgerow up to Doffer farm, but could not see it.

 



-- Edited by Paul Wilson on Monday 11th of March 2024 10:55:33 AM

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Singing Chiffchaff at Elton overflow this morning

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Little ringed plover on the mud at the creek this morning
30+ meadow pipit north
10 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
Little Egret
60 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
Siskin

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4 Siskin at the feeders with a Raven over this morning, also 3 Little Egret.

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Highlights from short visit this afternoon:

7 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 16 Teal, 4 Goosander and 8 Goldeneye.

1 Little Egret.

16 Lapwing and 2 Oystercatcher.

2 Willow Tit, 1 Siskin and 1 Lesser Redpoll.



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09.30am-13.30pm. Clear, then light cloud, light breeze. 01c -07c.

47 species including.

1 Kestrel.
1 Lesser redpoll.
1 Willow Tit.
1 Common scoter.
32 Goldeneye. (Withins, my highest count).
130 Lapwing. ( 3 flocks, 35,46,49).
3 Oystercatcher.
6 Pheasant.
8 Pied Wagtail.
500+ Black headed gull. (My largest count for ages).
3 Common Gull.
12 Long tailed tit.
2 Reed bunting.
3 Jay.
27 Carrion crow.
100+ Wood pigeon.
4 Collared dove.
40+ Starling.(1 flock).
49 Tufted duck.
180+ Canada goose.
4 Goosander.
33 Coot.
14 Moorhen.
55 Mallard.
4 Great crested grebe.
7 Teal.
5 Cormorant.
5 Lesser black backed gull.
11 Herring gull.
6 Mute swan.

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Sunday 18th 3.00pm to 4.00pm, generally sunny

a selection of notables seen by me from Irwell/canal side of the res

siskin (f) and treecreeper at feeders plus numerous goldfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches, blue tits, great tits, coal tits, bullfinch (m) pair of collared doves

on/over res

2 goldeneye

3 oystercatcher

20+ lapwing

2 gadwall

1 goosander (on Irwell)

3 cormorant

4 mute swan

4 great crested grebe

2 rooks

also shoveler, tufted duck, teal, black headed gull, gbb gIll, lbb gull, Canada geese, 



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09.30am - 13.15pm Mixed cloud, still then breezy. 09c-13c.

51 Species including.

1 Sparrowhawk.
4 Great spotted woodpecker.
4 Rose ringed parakeet.
8 Shoveler.(M).
1 Pochard.
1 Oystercatcher.
1 Willow tit.
1 Coal tit.
1 Nuthatch.
1 Bullfinch.
11 Chaffinch.
60+ Goldfinch.
20+ Greenfinch.
23 Lapwing.
2 Redwing.
23 Blackbird.
7 Song thrush.
60+ Starling.
7 Cormorant.
6 Collared dove.
2 Great black backed gull.
6 Lesser black backed gull.
220+ Black headed gull.
180+ Canada goose.
2 Great crested grebe.
6 Goldeneye.
5 Goosander.
2 Gadwall.
24 Tufted duck.
1 Reed bunting.
4 Grey Heron.
1 Grey Wagtail.
2 Mute swan.

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09.30am-13.30pm, Mixed cloud, breezy.03c-08c.

45 species including.

1 Kestrel.
2 Buzzard.
1 Lesser redpoll.
3 Lapwing.
1 Coal tit.
1 Goldcrest.
80+ Fieldfare. ( 1 flock ground feeding).
1 Pheasant.
2 Reed Bunting.
4 Bullfinch.
60+ Goldfinch.
5 Song thrush.
4 Collared dove.
13 Cormorant.
3 Common Gull.
4 Lesser black backed gull.
250+ Black headed gull.
220+ Canada goose.
2 Gadwall.
5 Great crested grebe.
12 Goldeneye.
17 Tufted duck.
5 Mute swan.

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Sightings from this morning with Paul and Simon produced 68 species.

3 Pintail (2 drakes) circled the res twice at 07:50 and flew off SE ish
13 Whooper Swan flew NW at 10am looked like they dropped down to Lowercroft (same birds seen over Carr Vale in Derbys at 08:12).
129 Pink-footed Geese NW (20 and 109).
1 Green Sandpiper
2 Woodcock
3 Oystercatcher
1 Curlew over
13 Skylark over
21 Goldeneye
36 Goosander roosted
4 Water Rail
1 Little Egret
3 Ring-necked Parakeet
1 Dipper - Paul
100 Fieldfare
3 Redpoll feeders
18 Siskin
2 Meadow Pipit

Dear annonymous ebirder, there is no need to keep putting our sightings on ebird on our behalf, we are capable of putting our own sightings on ebird. All you are doing is duplicating records which is completely senseless.




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This morning

230 Pink-footed Geese flew west
Little egret
5 Shoveler
18 Goldeneye
18 Lapwing
oystercatcher

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09.15am-12.30pm.Mixed Cloud, Breezy. 05c-08c.

44 species including.


2 Brambling.(1F,1M).
1 Little egret.
15 Greylag goose. (West).
1 Lesser redpoll.
2 Treecreeper.
6 Nuthatch. (3 x 2 in 3 different areas).
7 Rose ringed parakeet.
2 Bullfinch. (M).
50+ Goldfinch.
8 Long tailed tit.
4 Song thrush.
4 Jay.
19 Goldeneye.
4 Goosander.
12 Teal.
29 Tufted duck.
1 Grey wagtail.
1 Pied wagtail.
2 Common gull.
1 Lesser black backed gull.
14 Herring gull.
1 Grey heron.
5 Mute swan.

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09.00am - 13.00pm. Mixed grey cloud. 05c - 09c.

42 species including.

1 Nuthatch.
1 Willow tit.
13 Long tailed tit.
4 Collared dove.
2 Song thrush.
1 Mistle thrush.
1 Jay.
70+ Starling.(1 flock).
40+ Goldfinch.
37 Cormorant.
1 Great black backed gull.
100+ Black headed gull.
120+ Canada goose.
51 Tufted Duck.
16 Teal.
22 Goldeneye.
7 Goosander.
3 Great crested grebe.
2 Grey heron.
2 Mute swan. 1 Kestrel.

Thanks Derek.



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7.30am - 10.50am. Very tough - ice everywhere (only a small area of the reservoir near the creek was not iced up)

Highlights:

3 Shoveler
27 Gadwall
40+ Teal
2 Lapwing
1 Jack Snipe (took 20 minutes looking at it at stream in Capsticks before I could see enough for positive ID)
9 Common snipe (1 in Capsticks, others on main marsh)
2 Common Gull
2 Kingfisher
1 GS Woodpecker
1 Willow Tit (at feeders)
2 Redwing
4 Fieldfare
6 Meadow pipit (on banking blow pump house)

 

 



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09.45am - 13.00pm. Mixed grey cloud, still. 03c-06c.

First outing of 2024 1/2 circuit only.

39 species including.

1 Lesser redpoll.
2 Ring-necked parakeet.
2 Whooper swan.
1 Goldcrest.
2 Wigeon.
40+ Goldfinch.
1 Reed bunting.
5 Bullfinch.
6 Chaffinch.
7 Greenfinch.
12 Long tailed tit.
25 Blackbird.
1 Song thrush.
13 Carrion crow.
5 Collared dove.
3 Goldeneye.
19 Tufted duck.
5 Great crested grebe.
60+ Mallard.
13 Cormorant.
90+ Canada goose.
4 Lesser black backed gull.
220+ Black headed gull.
3 Grey Heron.
12 Mute swan.

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Mornings highlights, 4 Little Egrets, 13 Greylag Geese flew over NE and 2 Willow Tits with numerous Finches at the feeders. Also 2 Woodcock flying over.

-- Edited by Ian Campbell on Monday 8th of January 2024 07:09:11 PM

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Thurs 4/1 14:30-16:00

Goldeneye 2 m 10f
Greater Black backed Gull 1 ad
Herring Gull c 30
Black hd Gull c 60

Yellow Legged Gull 1ad (record to be submitted to GM committee)

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55 species this morning with Simon Warford

140 Pinkfooted Geese SE and 33 west
Wigeon
27 Teal
22 Goldeneye
25 Goosander
2 little egret
Kingfisher
Rook
3 Raven
3 Nuthatch
Ring-necked parakeet
Willow tit
3 water rail
3 Stock dove

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Sightings from dusk this evening

Woodcock
54 Goosander
30 Goldeneye
78 Lapwing
3 little Egret

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Tue 26th pm; fairly quick visit, nothing notable, only walked round the "dry" (Old Hall Farm) side to Withins & back

On or next to the feeders:

  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Long-tailed tit
  • Greenfinch
  • Goldfinch
  • Bullfinch
  • House Sparrow
  • Robin
  • Reed Bunting
  • Collared Dove

On the Reservoir (+ banks) - the water level is high:

  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Cormorant
  • Grey Heron
  • Mute Swan (2)
  • Canada Geese (many)
  • Ducks - Teal (sticking to the shore), Mallard, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye (several; probably 10-15), Goosander (1 pair - not sure they were talking to each other)
  • Gulls - Black-headed, Herring, Lesser Black-backed (definitely no GBB and probably no Common but I wasn't checking closely)
  • Moorhen & Coot of course
  • Pied and Grey Wagtails - 1 of each flitting along together at the water's edge (is this inter-species fraternisation allowed? - seriously though, made me wonder if they ever cross-breed, presumably any offspring would be sterile anyway)

Withins:

  • 1 Black-headed gull on the water and another flying around - that was it - never seen it so quiet


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Fri 15/12 car park area Male Brambling on ground under feeders Little Egret flew along stream Woodcock flushed from small stream by path Redwing 8 Lesser redpoll male

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Highlights from afternoon visit:

35 Goosander and 9 Goldeneye.

1 Little Egret.

1 Little Grebe.

1 Ring - necked Parakeet.

2 Willow Tit.

Small gull roost, but 1 Common and 1 Great Black-backed Gull.

 



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morning highlights with Paul, 2 Brambling at feeders with a Willow Tit and 5 Little Egret below pumphouse.

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This morning

15 Gadwall
5 Wigeon
60 Teal
15 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
2 Nuthatch
Treecreeper
Willow tit
23 Meadow pipit south

Yesterday
Woodcock
16 Golden plover flew over

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I could only find 37 Goosander and 6 Goldeneye this evening. 

1 Woodcock over at dusk.

3 Little Egret.

500+ Black-headed, 1 Common, 10 Herring, 12 Lesser Black-backed and 3 Great Black-backed Gull.

1 Water Rail.

1 Sparrowhawk.

40+ Redwing in field behind Crow Trees.

 



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Dusk tonight, 62 Goosander and 12 Goldeneye roosted along with c1000 Black-headed Gulls, no large gulls. Also 3 Little Egret.

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2 visits today

This evening a female Garganey came into roost with Goosander & Goldeneye
57 Goosander
20 Goldeneye
3 little egret

This morning

77 Whooper swan east / se in herds of 9,8,23, 9, 20 & 8
2900 pinkfooted geese se & 80 Nw

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