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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


This afternoon:

 

Juvenile Juvenile 

Sub adult Caspian Gull 

2 adult Yellow-legged Gull

23 Great Black-backed Gull

3 Snipe  

4 Lapwing  

 

 



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11/12/18 some sightings from yesterday afternoon

Juv Iceland Gull present from about 14:45 to dusk
Adult/4th winter Caspian Gull
Adult Yellow-legged Gull
Adult Mediterranean Gull
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
3 Snipe
3 Pochard
6 Shoveler
2 Teal

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Also in the roost tonight:

3rd winter Caspian Gull

2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls



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Audi, 08:00-12:00.

 

Highlights.

 

Juvenile Iceland Gull X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Shovler X 6.

Pochard X 5.

Teal X 1.

Gadwall X 1.

Goldeneye X 12.

Goosander X 10.

Reed Bunting X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 12.

Kestrel X 1.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Mute Swan X 1 (immature).

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 12.

 



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Sightings from this afternoon:

 

Juvenile Iceland Gull

Adult Yellow-legged Gull 

11 Teal

5 Shoveler

7 Wigeon

2 Pochard

15 Goosander

59 Lapwings

6 Redshank

Common Sandpiper

Green Sandpiper



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Audi this am, 08:00-11:45. Wet.

 

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Snipe x 1.

Lapwing X 3.

Shovler X 5.

Pochard X 5.

Wigeon X 7.

Teal X 8.

Goldeneye X 12.

Goosander X 13.

Meadow Pipit X 4.

Mute Swan X 11.

Cormorant X 15.

Grey Heron X 1.



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29/11/18 afternoon visit.

Juvenile Iceland Gull was in the roost at 3pm
Of note and I don't recall noticing one before, a fully juvenile plumaged Common Gull was also in the roost.
7 Redshank
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Common Sandpiper
10 Pochard
5 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
5 Teal
C25 Goosander


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Both adult and first winter Caspian Gulls roosted tonight.



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Audi this am 07:30-11:30

Highlights.

 

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Shovler X 2.

Pochard X 4.

Goldeneye X 13.

Wigeon X 6.

Teal X 4.

Goosander X 5.

Kestrel X 1.

Meadow Pipit X 6.

Cormorant X 20.

Mute Swan X 12.

Grey Heron X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Pink-footed Goose X c90 over East at 09:14.

 

 



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Additional birds in morning were green sandpiper, buzzard (on wall of No.3) and kestrel. Didn't see whoopers - must have arrived between 11.15 - 12.30 I presume.



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21/11/18 mid afternoon to dusk

1 adult and 1 1st winter Caspian Gull, both birds have been seen in the roost a couple of times since end of October
1 adult Yellow-legged Gull
4 Redshank
13 Pochard
7 Wigeon
7 Teal
1 Gadwall
1 Shoveler
13 Mute Swan
2 Whooper Swan were seen by another observer earlier.

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Sightings from the evening:

 

3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull

2 female Common Scoters

1 Shoveler

7 Wigeon

7 Teal

5 Pochard

7 Goldeneye

11 Goosander

3 Redshank

Green Sandpiper.



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Brent Geese have departed along with all the other wildfowl that dropped in yesterday.

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Any news either way on the Brent Geese this morning ?

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A few more sightings from a couple of visits today.

2 Dunlin
3 Redshank
c20 Lapwing flew over
Skylark

Teal numbered at least 53 with 20 seen to fly in late afternoon
16 Pochard

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Was present around Noon for the Brent Geese and am fairly sure I also had a Ruff on no3.
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14:30

3 Brent Geese

1 Whooper Swan



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This am 07:30 - 11:30.

Duck Fest.biggrin

 

Brent Goose X 3.

Pintail X 1 (male).

Shovler X 12.

Wigeon X 11.

Teal X 9.

Gadwall X 2.

Goosander X 4 (2 male & 2 female).

Pochard X 13.

Shelduck X 2.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Cormorant X 23.

Mute Swan X 12.

Meadow Pipit X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

 

 



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The Brent Geese appeared to be moving off at one stage, but came back down on no 1.

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Brent Goose X 3, currently on No2.



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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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steven burke wrote:

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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Peter Nolan Woolley wrote:

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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