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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


This am with most of the other site regulars.07:30-12:00.

Highlights.

Garganey X 1.(still very elusive).

Rock Pipit X 1.

Stonechat X 1.

Reed Bunting X 2.

Skylark X 3.

Wigeon X 7.

Goldeneye X 2.

Shoveler X 2.

Goosander X 12 (including 1 male).

Teal X 13+.

Meadow Pipit X c20.

Linnet X 10.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Stock dove X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Pink-footed Goose X c250 East @ 09:06.

 

Two of the other site regulars had a Yellowhammer @ 09:56 on No 1 Reservoir.



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This evening:

Garganey still elusive on no. 1

7 Wigeon

2 Shoveler

15+ Teal

 



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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Highlights from this afternoon:

Juvenile male Garganey on no. 1 (for its 3rd day ) but elusive

Also c20 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 7 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, a Common Sandpiper and a Rock Pipit. 


In the morning, there were 2 x 1 swallows on passage, a skylark was leaving the site as I arrived, 2 reed buntings (starting to build up!!), and a distant buzzard. Glad to read that the garganey is elusive. I can feel better about not seeing it! Also, I looked at quite a lot of meadow pipits 10+, so the rock might have been where I wasn't. That's the thing about here. It's a big site!



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Highlights from this afternoon:

Juvenile male Garganey on no. 1 (for its 3rd day ) but elusive

Also c20 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 7 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, 10 Goosander, a Common Sandpiper and a Rock Pipit. 



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Audi this am with another site regular.

Highlights.

Reed Bunting X 1.

Wheatear X 2.

Snipe X 2.

Goldeneye X 4.

Wigeon X 6.

Teal X 21.

Goosander X 20.

Meadow Pipit X c10.

Mute Swan X 9.

Grey Heron X 4.

 

also, singles of Dunlin, Kestrel & House Martin.

 

 

 

 



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This afternoon:

 

Female Common Scoter on no 2

Adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost

26 Teal

9 Wigeon

1 Shoveler

2 Goldeneye

17 Goosander

Juvenile Peregrine

3 Swallow

12 House Martin



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Audi this am.

Highlights.

Comic Tern X 30. 

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Wigeon X 7.

Teal X 23.

Shoveler X 4.

Goosander X 5.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Mute Swan X 8.

 

 



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23 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, 16 Goosander, 36 Lapwings, a Common Sandpiper and a Wheatear all present today.



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22/9/19 some sightings from this morning to noon with 1 other regular observer

3 Yellow Wagtail
1 Wheatear
1 Reed Bunting
c10 Meadow Pipit
24 Teal
1 Gadwall
3 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
3 Goldeneye
c25 Goosander
5 Lapwing
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Snipe
1 Dunlin

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 This am. 07:15-11:45

 

Highlights.

Dunlin X 3.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Lapwing X 21.

Wigeon X 3.

Shoveler X 3.

Teal X 9.

Goldeneye X 2.

Goosander X 3.

Kestrel X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 1.

Great Black-backed Gull X 1

 



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15/9/19
Some other sightings from regular watchers from the last few days

An adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost on Thursday evening
A Sandwich Tern was seen on Friday morning
A 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull was on no1 for a while this afternoon

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Audi this am. 06:30-11:00, with other site regulars.

Highlights.

Kingfisher X 1 male.

Common Sandpiper X 4.

Dunlin X 1.

Wigeon X 4.

Shoveler X 8.

Teal X 12.

Goldeneye X 2.

Goosander X 5.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Grey Heron X 9.

Cormorant X 12.

Mute Swan X 9.

Meadow Pipit X c8.

Kestrel X 2.

Moorhen X 1.

 



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This morning's highlights included 15 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, 7 Shoveler, 1 Goldeneye, 5 Goosander, 2 Common Sandpiper, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, and a Wheatear.



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This am , 06:30-11:00. With another site regular. Combined sightings.

Highlights.

Whinchat X 1. (Juvenile).

Common Tern X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Gadwall X 3.

Teal X 5.

Shoveler X 8.

Goosander X 6.(female/immature).

Yellow Wagtail X 1 (female/immature).

Grey Wagtail X 3.

Kestrel X 2.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Meadow Pipit X C30.

Swift X 6.

Linnet X 4.

Grey Heron X 4.

Cormorant X 10.

Moorhen X 1.

Mute Swan X 6. (1, Blue colour ringed 4CLA).

Herring Gull X 2.



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Audi this am with other site regulars.06:30-10:30. Combined sightings.

Highlights.

 

Peregrine X 1.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Dunlin X 1.

Oystercatcher X 2.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Shoveler X 7.

Goldeneye X 1.

Goosander X 12.

Gadwall X 2.

Swift X c 30.

Grey Heron X 2.

Mute Swan X 4.

Cormorant X 9.

Herring Gull X 6.

 



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Highlights from this morning included:

3 Gadwall

4 Shoveler

5 Teal,

3 Goldeneye

10 Goosander

1 Little Grebe

2 Common Sandpiper

1 Dunlin

5 Swifts



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Audi, this am. 06:30-10:30.

Highlights.

Turnstone X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Dunlin X 1 Juvenile.

Lapwing X 1.

Oystercatcher X 2.

Shoveler X 5.

Teal X 1.

Goldeneye X 1.

Goosander X 4.

Yellow Wagtail X 1.

Peregrine X 1.

Kestrel X 1  Juvenile.

Swift X c 9.

Grey Heron X 6.

Mute Swan X 2.

Cormorant X 9.

Moorhen X 1 Juvenile.

Goldfinch X c50 in 1flock.

Linnet X 3.

 



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25/8/19 a few sightings from early morning

1 Green Sandpiper
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Ringed Plover
20 Lapwing
3 Yellow Wagtail
2 Wheatear
4 Shoveler
1 Teal
1 Kestrel

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This am, 06:15-10:45. With other site regulars.

Highlights.

Turnstone X 1.

Redshank X 4.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Oystercatcher X 1.

Lapwing X 5.

Shoveler X 3.

Teal X 1.

Goosander X 12.

Goldeneye X 1.

Wheatear X 2.

Swift X 3.

Linnet X 4.

Grey Heron X 5.

Cormorant X 8.

Mute Swan X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

 



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Quiet morning. 06:30- 10:45.

Highlights.

 

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2 (1 adult, 1 young).

Shoveler X 2.

Goosander X 10.

Kestrel X 2, (1 female, 1 Juvenile).

Grey Heron X 2.

Swift X 150+

 



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18:30-20:00

1+ Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher, Shoveler, 3 Grey Heron, 50 Swift, 15 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, Linnet, 15 Goosander, 25 Pied Wagtail. 

Plus a small looking Canada Goose by itself. Probably just the usual but I've attached a picture if anyone feels differently.



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Audi this am 06:45-11:15 , drizzle.

Highlights.

 

Black-tailed Godwit X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Oystercatcher X 2.

Snipe X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2 (1 adult ,1 young).

Shoveler X 2.

Goosander X 8.

Kestrel X 1 (Juvenile).

Moorhen X 1.

Swift X c 60.



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This am, 06:30-11:15.

Highlights.

Dunlin X 1 (Juvenile).

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Oystercatcher X 2.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Shoveler X 2.(pair).

Goosander X 15 (female/immature).

Kestrel X 1 (Juvenile).

Mute Swan X 2.

Grey Heron X 4.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Swift X c 100.

Common Gull X 2.

Linnet X 14.

Moorhen X 1 (female/Juvenile).



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Audi this am. 06:45-11:30

Highlights.

Cuckoo (Juvenile) X 1.

Little Grebe X 1.

Redshank X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Oystercatcher X 4.

Ringed Plover X 2 + 1 young.

Wheatear X 1.

Moorhen X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Goosander X 5 (female/immature).

Grey Heron X 3.

Kestrel X 1. (female/immature).

Mute Swan X 6.

Swift X c 30.

Great Crested Grebe with young. And again a pair trying to make a nest on No3 but in a new location.

 



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7/8/19 Early morning visit.

1 Wood Sandpiper came up out of flooded vegetation on east side of No1, it flew off high east calling as it went.
1 Greenshank
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Ringed Plover
1 Little Ringed Plover
7 Dunlin through (4,2 and 1)
1 juvenile Peregrine
1 juvenile Kestrel
2 Teal
1 Gadwall
50+ Swift
Also good to see a decent flock of House Sparrows just over the railway, at least 30 birds, a Chiffchaff was picking around the same area.

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This am.

Water level on No1 up again ,  and more vegetation growth.

Highlights.

 

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Oystercatcher X 5.

Kestrel X 1.

Goldeneye X 1.

Grey Heron X 2.

Cormorant X 1.

Mute Swan X 6.

Great Crested Grebe, rebuilding a nest on No 3.



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Audi this am, 06:00-1030.

With other site regulars.

Highlights.

Little Grebe X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2 + 1 chick.

Oystercatcher X 2.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Grey Heron X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Linnet X 1.

Goldeneye X 3.

Great Crested Grebe with 1 young and another nest building in the middle of No3.

 

 



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This morning saw the following highlights:

Juvenile Cuckoo still on no 1 but mobile

Drake Common Scoter

3 Gadwall

2 Goldeneye

6 Goosander

Little Grebe

Green Sandpiper

4 Common Sandpiper

3 Oystercatchers

Single Wheatear



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30/7/19 viewing from steps over no1 only

Wood Sandpiper still present and out in the open on the south east corner of the big island.
1 Redshank
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Ringed Plover
1 Little Ringed Plover
3 Oystercatcher, juv. and 2 adults, the other juv. was probably on no3 as an adult was stood on the wall overlooking
1 Juvenile Peregrine
1 Juvenile Kestrel


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29/7/2019 early morning

1 Wood Sandpiper seen briefly
1 Cuckoo, juvenile, first seen late am on Saturday by another regular
4 Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin
3 Little Ringed Plover
1 Ringed Plover
The Oystercatchers had moved over onto the golf courses


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I had a look in the afternoon and had two brief adult Kittiwakes and 4 Turnstone, pics of both here:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58520801

 



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Highlights from this morning:

 

4 Oystercatchers

4 possibly 5 Common Sandpipers

1 Little Ringed Plover

3 Goldeneye

8 Goosander

No Green or Wood Sandpipers



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Audi this am 06:15-10:45, with other site regulars.

Highlights.

Wood Sandpiper X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 2.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Whimbrel X 1 (over N/E).

Turnstone X 2.

Black-tailed Godwit X 1.

Dunlin X 5.

Lapwing X 11.

Snipe X 1.

Oystercatcher X 4.

Little & Ringed Plovers.

Little Grebe X 1 (immature).

Teal X 1 (female).

Goosander X 11. (Female/immature).

Goldeneye X 4.

Mute Swan X 6.

Grey Heron X 5.



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26/7/19 combined sightings from various observers today
1 Wood Sandpiper
2 Green Sandpiper
1 Knot
8 Black-tailed Godwit
4 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
4 Oystercatcher
Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers
2 Mediterranean Gulls, adult and juvenile
1 Yellow Wagtail juvenile
1 Kestrel
1 Little Grebe juvenile
4 Shoveler

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Early this morning:

Adult Ringed Plover with a juvenile

3 Common Sandipier

11 Lapwing

3 Goldeneye

5 Goosander

 

 



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24/7/19 evening visit

1 Mediterranean Gull adult
1 Common Tern
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Green Sandpiper
5 Ringed Plover
1 Little Ringed Plover
4 Oystercatcher
Great Crested Grebe pair with 1 chick
11 Goosander
3 Goldeneye
6 Mute Swan

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Audi this am with other site regulars.

Highlights.

Little Egret X 2.

Green Sandpiper X 2.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Little Ringed Plover X C6.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Dunlin X 1.

Peregrine X 1 (juvenile).

Kestrel X 1 (male).

Tufted Duck X c160.

Mute Swan X 5.

Great Crested Grebe with at least one surviving chick.

 



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This evening:

4 Mediterranean Gulls  (2 adults, 1st summer and a juvenile).

Also, Green and Common Sandpipers, a pair of Oystercatchers and 2 chicks and the Great Crested Grebes still have 2 chicks. At least 2 Goldeneye. 



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18.30-20.10

Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, Pipit sp(presumably Meadow but went into vegetation and didn't come out), 3 Grey Heron, Lapwing, Mistle Thrush and juvenile, 3 Goosander, many Great Crested Grebe with 1young.



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Some sightings from this morning

Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
4 Oystercatcher (including the two well-grown young)
3 Ringed Plover
2 Redshank
2 Stock Dove
2 Common Tern
3 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
2 Cormorant
Grey Heron
2 Kestrel

The Great Crested Grebe pair now have at least two tiny chicks! Apparently this is the first breeding success of this species at Audenshaw.



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Peter Nolan Woolley wrote:

 

Audi this am, with  other site regulars.

Highlights.

Hobby X 1 ,took a Swift over No 3 and left South with.

Caspian Gull X 1 (4th cycle ). 

Redshank X 2.

Oystercatcher X 4 (2 adult, 2 chick's).

Lapwing X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Little Ringed Plover X 8+ .

Goldeneye X 1.

Tufted Duck X c121.

Mute Swan X 6.

Grey Heron X 1.

Stock Dove X 3 (down on No1).

Black-headed Gull, colour ringed T65W. Last seen on Audi 02/02/2019. 


 



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This am 06:50-11:40.

Highlights.

Redshank X 19.(record shot showing 15 of the 19)

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Black-tailed Godwit X 12.(2+10).

Oystercatcher X 4 (2 adults & 2 chick's).

Lapwing X 1.

Dunlin X 1.

Little Ringed Plover X 4.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Goldeneye X 1.

Goosander X 6.

Tufted Duck X 48.

Mute Swan X 8.

 



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This morning's highlights:

 

Single Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper

3 adult Oystercatchers and the 2 chicks

3 Ringed Plover

Goldeneye

24 Tufted Duck

29 Coot



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Late news received for yesterday morning when a Great White Egret was present at Audenshaw Reservoirs, eventually flying off south.



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With regards to the Oystercatchers, they first attempted nesting in early May, but abandoned the nest two weeks later. A week following they'd rebuilt in a better location. 14th of June first confimed sightings of three chick's, by the 25th they were down to two chick's .

Both parents are doing a really great job seeing off any potential threats and regularly bring in food to the young. Hopefully all will now do well.

One of the adults is possibly a Russian ringed bird.

 

A first for Audenshaw.smile



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In reply to Chris' post I managed to get a wind assisted photo of the med gull. Maybe somebody knows the sequence of rings.

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Number 1 and 3 reservoirs from 18.30-19.40

Adult Mediterranean Gull, Common Tern, 2 Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Oystercatcher with young, 11 Goosander, 20 Tufted Duck, 10 Great Crested Grebe, many Sand Martin and Swift.



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Audi 06:50-10-40.

Partially with another site regular.

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 2.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Black-tailed Godwit X 17.

Lapwing X 2.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Goldeneye X 1.

Tufted Duck X 5.

Mute Swan X 6.

Grey Heron X 1.

Linnet X 2.



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Both Avocets still present at 4pm, also 6 Goosander.



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