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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


11/11/18 Mid afternoon to dusk with 2 other regulars

A juvenile Iceland Gull was present until around 15:30 but not seen to roost.
1st winter Caspian gull in from about 15:50

The same scenario regarding both birds occurred on Tuesday afternoon.



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This am.

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Teal X 3.

Mute Swan X 14.

Goldeneye X 4.

Meadow Pipit X c10.

Goosander X 2.

Cormorant X 14.



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Audi this am 07:15-11:30, partially with another site regular. Highlights.

 

Snipe x 1.

Lapwing X3 .

Shovler X 1 (female/immature).

Teal x 4.

Goldeneye X 4.

Goosander X 3.female/immature).

Peregrine falcon X 1 (the ringed juvenile "VR").

Kestrel X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Mute Swan X 12.

Cormorant X 8.



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Combined sightings with Simon this am 07:00-11:00.

Highlights.

 

Goosander X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Goldeneye X c5.

Meadow Pipit X 4.

Lapwing X 12.

Mute Swan X 13.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Teal X 9.

Cormorant X 9.

 

 



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28/10/2018 some sightings from about 6:45 to 9:15 this morning with another site regular

2 Whooper Swans
12 Mute Swans
11 Wigeon
10+ Teal
5 Goldeneye
1 Redshank
1 Dunlin
1 Snipe
7 Lapwing
Sparrowhawk
and off site to the south somewhere over Stockport a Buzzard was being mobbed by a crow and 5 Rose-ringed Parakeets



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This Morning with another site regular. 07:45-12:00

 

Highlights.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Lapwing X 10.

Teal X 12.

Wigeon X 3.

Goldeneye X 8.

Goosander X 2.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Kestrel X 1.

Mute Swan X 12.

Meadow Pipit X 18

Linnet X 1.

Cormorant X 9.

Grey Heron X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

 

 



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This evening's sightings included:

A Short-eared Owl feeding on a dead rat on the bank of no. 1 reservoir

The long-staying female Pintail still present

6 Teal and 3 Wigeon

3 Dunlin and 24 Lapwing

3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull

 

 



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No sign of the Lapland Bunting this morning, but given it had been a clear night, not a great surprise

Birds seen included

1 Whooper Swan calling constantly until it decided to fly off south about 0920
2 Rook flew over, still a decent bird for Audy!
8 Teal
4 Wigeon
4 Linnet
Skylark
3 Goosander
I counted 8 Mute Swans down on no 3 and another two flying off as I arrived
1 Grey Heron
1 Reed Bunting was seen by another site regular

30 Pink-footed Geese flew over south around 0940

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As well as the Lapland Bunting yesterday morning

Common Sandpiper 1
Dunlin 2
Redshank 1

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Sunday 21st October 2018.

- Lapland Bunting 1 (Lifer)

I waited until the rain subsided and headed up to res around 3.45pm. Thanks to Steve Burke for the location pointers. There was no sign of it for ages but then a single bird caught my attention, flew in, circled overhead a few times and landed on the cobbled bank of No.1 near central well. Turned out to be it, a cracking little bird.

Also...
- Rock Pipit 1
- Ringed Plover 1




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Lapland bunting showed really well, eventually just after 2pm in the drizzling rain.
Nice to meet Andy Bissitt who also got great views.


 Thanks for being on the spot Steven. Re-finding the bird (I had had poor views in the morning) by myself would have meant I would have been soaked to the skin instead of merely looking like a drowned rat. biggrin



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Lapland bunting showed really well, eventually just after 2pm in the drizzling rain.
Nice to meet Andy Bissitt who also got great views.

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Lapland Bunting on the wall of no.1 reservoir at 09:35 this morning.



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This am 07:30-11:20

 

This am met with another site regular.

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1

Lapwing X 9.

Wigeon X 3.

Teal X 5.

Goosander X 5.

Mute Swan X 10.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Grey Heron X 2.

Cormorant X 8.

Meadow Pipit X c5.

 



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17/10/18 from 7:15am

6 Little Egrets landed on No3 for a few minutes then flew east. 20mins later 7 flew in from the east, circled for a while then headed high west.
Some other sightings
3 Teal
1 Wigeon
1 Goldeneye
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Little Grebe
c15 Linnet
c10 Meadow Pipit
1 Reed Bunting
3 Skeins of Pink-footed Geese all east. c70, c150, c70.

Couple of other unusual sightings from the past week from other observers
10 Whooper Swan
1 Stonechat

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A few sightings from this afternoon included:

Pair of Gadwall

Female Pintail

2 Wigeon

2 Teal

Green Sandpiper

Rock Pipit



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Audi this am 07:30-11:10, Calm but very wet.

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1, (North end of No 3).

Snipe x 1 (South end of No 1).

Sparrowhawk X 1 (juvenile).

Wigeon X 3 (2 adult on No2, 1 juvenile on No 1).

Pochard X 4 (male on No 2).

Teal X 4 (No1).

Goosander X 7 (female/immature).

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Mute Swan X 10 (No 3).

Rock Pipit X 1.

Meadow Pipit X c15.

Cormorant X 1.

 

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07-30 to 11-30.

 

Highlights.

 

Greenshank X 1.

Lapwing X 48.

Pintail X 1.

Wigeon X 4.

Pochard X 1.

Teal X 4.

Goldeneye X 2.

Goosander X 15.

Reed Bunting X 1.

Kestrel X 2.

Mute Swan X 10.

Cormorant X 4.

Meadow Pipit X c12.

Pink-footed Goose X c200 over East at 09-12.



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Late afternoon today:

 

First winter Mediterranean Gull

Female Pintail

3 Teal

2 Pochard

3 Goldeneye

15 Goosander

7 Pink-footed Geese over west

35 Cormorant

36 Great Crested Grebe

87 Coot



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Audi this am 07:00-10:30.

Highlights.

Grey Heron X 3.

Goosander X 21.

Teal X3.

Mute Swan X 9.

Snipe x 2.

Meadow Pipit X C30.

Cormorant X 53.

Goldeneye X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

 

 



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Audi this am,07:00-11:00.

Another site regular came on as I was leaving.

Highlights.

Cormorant X 36.

Grey Heron X 2.

Goosander X 9.

Teal X 4.

Goldeneye X 4.

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Kestrel X 2.

Mute Swan X 9.

Greylag Goose X1.

Meadow Pipit X c20.

Lapwing X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 5.

Coot X 70.

 

 



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This am with another site regular, joined by another, a brief visit by another two and another came on as me and another were leaving.

06-45-11:30. Highlights.

 

Whooper Swan X 7.

Redshank X 1 (juvenile).

Kestrel X 1.

Grey Heron X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Goosander X 6 (female/immature).

Cormorant X 9.

Little Grebe X 1.

Coot X 68.

Wigeon X 1.

Goldeneye X 2.

Mute Swan X 6.

Meadow Pipit X 40++.

House Martin X 60++.

Swallow X 30+.

 

Was packing up when the call came "Sabine's Gull on the causeway heading your way" didn't pick up on the Sabine's, but did find a Little Egret while looking for (eases the loss alittle).


p.m. Nothing in the league of the morning's stars, but added 1 wheatear, 1 chiffchaff (heard), sparrowhawk, 2 sand martins, 14 lapwings and, as I was leaving, 54 pink-footed geese flew over east at 4.35 p.m. Worth the visit for the lovely whoopers alone.

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This am with another site regular, joined by another, a brief visit by another two and another came on as me and another were leaving.

06-45-11:30. Highlights.

 

Whooper Swan X 7.

Redshank X 1 (juvenile).

Kestrel X 1.

Grey Heron X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Goosander X 6 (female/immature).

Cormorant X 9.

Little Grebe X 1.

Coot X 68.

Wigeon X 1.

Goldeneye X 2.

Mute Swan X 6.

Meadow Pipit X 40++.

House Martin X 60++.

Swallow X 30+.

 

Was packing up when the call came "Sabine's Gull on the causeway heading your way" didn't pick up on the Sabine's, but did find a Little Egret while looking for (eases the loss alittle).



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Adult Sabine’s Gull seen briefly at 11am but flew off west and no sign since.



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Seven Whooper Swans dropped on to no. 1 reservoir at 7am this morning then flew off SE at 08:20 only to then reappear on no. 3 reservoir at 08:35.



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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Black Tern present this afternoon.


 Also, of migration interest, 1 common tern, 2 wheatears, easily 100+ house martins, and 1/2 sand martins.



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Black Tern present this afternoon.



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Audi 06:45-11:00. Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Dunlin X 1 (juvenile).

Kestrel X 1.

Wigeon X 1.

Goosander X 11(female/immature).

House Martin X c20.

Swallow X 1.

Coot X c63.

Cormorant X 15.

Mute Swan X 5.

Meadow Pipit X 3.

Grey Heron X 1.

Jay X 1 (railway side).

 

 

 

 



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This am,06:15-09:30 wet.

Partially with another site regularfor the first hour or so.

 

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1 on No2.

Greenshank X1 on No1.

Goosander X c29.

Wigeon X 1 eclipse male on No3.

Goldeneye X 3 on No3.

Gadwall x 4(3 male, 1 female) on No1.

Teal X 2 on No1.

Peregrine X 1 the same ringed juvenile thats been hanging around for the last few weeks.

Kestrel X 1 juvenile.

Mute Swan X 5. 2 on No 3 & 3 on No1.

House Martin X c100.

Swallow X c30



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Today 2.30pm -4.30pm 100% cloud cover, light NW, drizzle.

1 Hobby (through SW) . 1 imm. Peregrine sat on west wall of No1 for a good hour. 

4 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank all on east side of No2

33 Coot, 11 Cormorants, 150+ Canada Geese, 150+ Tufted Ducks, 2 Teal,25 Mallard 10 Great Crested Grebes.

Noticeable movements of Swallows moving south but no other hirundines.



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2/9/18 from 6am, sightings from a few site regulars

1 Marsh Harrier flew in from the south and was seen to land in the dense weeds on no1, same or another bird was then seen to the west 3.5 hrs later.
A Red Kite could be seen way off to the east mid morning.
1 Hobby
2 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk
3 Black Tern
1 Sandwich Tern
1 Greenshank
3 Common Sandpiper
1 Snipe
1 Juv Ringed Plover
1 Curlew
1 Yellow Wagtail over
3 Meadow Pipit
1 Shoveler
1 Teal
4 Goldeneye
c40 Goosander
Swallows moving south
a few House and Sand Martins


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Sightings from late pm today included:

 

2 juvenile male Red-crested Pochard still on no 2

Adult Hobby sporting a smart pair of red trousers showed well for 20+ minutes

Willow Warbler,  Chiffchaff and Jay by the railway line. 



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This am 06:15-10:15.

With another site regular, then joined by another two.

 

Highlights.

Red Crested Pochard X 2  juvenile males.

I Didn't have any bread, but they did move off more towards the centre of no 2, the closer I got whilst taking the pictures.

 

Greenshank X 1.

Curlew X 2.

Common Sandpiper X 4.

Dunlin X 1.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Peregrine X 1 juvenile (same ringed bird as last Saturday).

Kestrel X 2 juveniles.

Goosander X 10 (female/immature).

Teal X 2.

Goldeneye X 2.

Cormorant X 6.

Grey Heron x 2.

Mute Swan X 2.

Meadow Pipit X 2.

Swift x 1.






-- Edited by Peter Nolan Woolley on Saturday 1st of September 2018 06:29:06 PM

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8.45 - 11.30

A lot of birds, but not much to stir the blood. Hirundines were probably the most noticeable, with c30 each of house and sand martins, and 80+ swallows. Also min of 6 swifts. Other counts were of 11 cormorants, 15 goosander, 4 common sandpipers and a single snipe which flew off. Dreadful lack of passerines (small flocks of starlings and goldfinches aside).



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Audi this am with another site regular.

 

Highlights.

 

Sandwich Tern X 3.

Peregrine X 1.(Ringed).

Sparrowhawk X 1.

Kestrel X 3.

Dunlin X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Ringed Plover X 2 .

Teal X 4 female.

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c200.

Goosander X 4 female/immature.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Grey Heron X 2.

Swift X 2.

Lots of Sand/House Martins and Swallow gathering.

 



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06:30-10:30, joined by another 2 site regulars.

 

Highlights.

Greenshank X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2 .

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Lapwing X 2.

Kestrel X 1 juvenile.

Goosander X 8 female/immature.

Goldeneye X 3.

Tufted Duck X c260.

House Martin X C6.

Swift X C6.

Sand Martin X C30.

Swallow X c100.

Grey Heron X 5.

Cormorant X 5.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

 

 



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This am,06:00-10:00.

 

Hobby X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2 .

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Teal X 1 (female).

Goosander X 8 (female/immature).

Goldeneye X 2.

Coot X 18.

Cormorant X 4.

Grey Heron X 1.

Swift X c12.



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This morning:

 

Greenshank on no 1

2 Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

Adult Peregrine

2 Yellow Wagtail  (ad + juvenile)

3 Swift


Greenshank, yellow wagtails and peregrine failed to show between 9 - 11:15 a.m. Presumed had moved on with improved weather. 30 swifts were in a flock as I left.

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This morning:

 

Greenshank on no 1

2 Common Sandpiper

Ringed Plover

Adult Peregrine

2 Yellow Wagtail  (ad + juvenile)

3 Swift



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Some sightings from this morning with Simon Ghilks

8 Black-tailed Godwit circled around the reservoirs and eventually went south
Green Sandpiper
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
3 Oystercatcher
4 Kestrel
44 Goosander included a group of 37
30+ Swift
1 House Martin

Plus the usuals

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This am 05:30-09:30. 

 

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Ringed Plover X 1.

Goosander X 16 (2 female, 14 immature).

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c260.

Coot X 17.

Common Gull X 3.

House Martin X 3.

Swift X c35.

Swallow X c50.

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 1.



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This am 06:00-10:00

Joined by another two site regulars.

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Kestrel X 1 juvenile.

Mallard X 66 + 5 ducklings.

Grey Heron X 5.

Goosander X 1 female/immature.

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c260 .

Cormorant X 1.

Coot X 14.

 



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This early afternoon's sightings included:

 

Singles of Green and Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover and Dunlin

3 Goldeneye

1 Goosander



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5/8/18 7:30 to 9am

2 Little Egret
2 Terns were present for a couple of minutes first thing but flew high south, possibly Arctic but not totally sure on these.
1 Little Grebe
3 Goldeneye
200+ Tufted duck on No3 with more on No2, probably 250+ in total.
1 Pochard
4 Shoveler
3 Ringed Plover
1 Common Sandpiper

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05:30-08:30.

 

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 2.

Ringed Plover X 3.

Kestrel X 1 juvenile.

Common Gull X 3.

Tufted Duck X 200+.

Grey Heron X 1.

 



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1/8/18

Some combined sightings from yesterday and this morning.

1 Whimbrel, yesterday
2 Ringed Plover
1 Green Sandpiper
4 Common Sandpiper
1 Dunlin
1 Arctic Tern, today
50+ Mallard
4 Shoveler
2 Goldeneye
1 Kestrel
2 Linnet


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05:30-08:45, joined by another site regular.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 3.

Dunlin X 1.

Ringed Plover X 2.

Little Ringed Plover X 2.

Peregrine X 1 (juvenile.)

Kestrel X 1.

Goosander X 3.

Goldeneye X 2.

Tufted Duck X c213.

Common Gull X 6.

House Martin X 1.

 



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Late news for yesterday evening:

Green Sandpiper 

3 Common Sandpiper  

Redshank 

Little Ringed Plover  

210 Tufted Duck

 

 



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22/7/18 from 7 to 9:30am,

5 drake Common Scoter,
4 Oystercatcher,
1 Green Sandpiper,
1 Common Sandpiper,
1 Dunlin,
1 Ringed Plover,
1 Lapwing,
2 Reed Bunting,
1 Kestrel, juvenile,
A few Swift, Swallow, Sand and House Martin.

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Some record shots of this morning's Bar-tailed Godwit.



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