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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


SUN - 9/3/08.pm...Info thanks to Paul Wren

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - 1 adult

Sand Martin - 1.

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THURS - 6/3/08 PM

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - 3 birds in the roost, 1st winter,2nd winter and adult.

Yellow-legged Gull - 1

Ringed Plover - 1



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Thurs 28/2/08

BLACK-NECKED GREBE - 2 birds in partial summer plumage on no 1 Resv early pm at least.

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Tues - 26/2/08. pm

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - adult in the roost.

Gadwall - pair
Ringed Plover - 3.



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Sat 23/2/08 pm

adult MEDITERRANEAN GULL in the roost (T. O'Mahony)

Otherwise very quiet.

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Tues -19.2.08. - pm

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - 1st winter bird observed again in the roost.

Yellow-legged Gull - 3rd winter

Ringed Plover - 6
Pochard - 3

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2 ringed plover there early afternoon today(sat). Also 35 goldeneye.
On the King's Rd side were 11 snipe in the field and a great spotted woodpecker and nuthatch near the golf club house.
Steve

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Friday - 15/2/08.pm

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - 1st winter

A good roost of small Gulls tonight with 3,100 Common Gulls and 8,900 BHGs.

Ringed Plover - 6
Wigeon - 1

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TUES - 29.1.08 pm

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - 1st winter.

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 1ad

Herring Gull - c550
Great Black-backed Gull - 91

Black-headed Gull - adult bird again with pure white primaries.

Goosander - 34
Pochard - 2


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LOTS OF GULLS.

But no white wingers, yellow-legged gull, goosanders, goldeneye fair number of pied wagtails and 6 grey wags.


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200+ lapwing
30 goldeneye
7 GC grebes
yellow legged gull
no waders not seen any this year?

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Tues 22/1/08 pm

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - usual adult
Herring Gull - 439
GBB Gull - 23

Pink-footed Goose - 1 flew west
Pochard - 2
Goosander - 36

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Fri - 18/1/08

1 ad Yellow-legged Gull in the roost (usual bird)

7000 Black-headed Gulls
2,500 Common Gulls
disappointingly few big Gulls with c150 Herrings, 80 LBBG's and 10 GBBG's.
1 Pochard
c20 Goosander

very quiet, nothing in the log of much interest since the last post.


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Fri - 4.1.07 - pm

1 ad Yellow-legged Gull
3 Redshank
14 Golden Plover
1 Pochard

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Thurs - 3.1.07 pm

1 ad Yellow-legged Gull was in fairly early at around 2pm
1 Leucistic BHG
3 Wigeon
1 Pochard
2 Redshank

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1/1/2008

A less than spectacular start to the year!

No sign of the Glaucous Gull, the roost held 2 ad Yellow-legged gulls, the regular Leucistic Black-headed Gull and another aberrant Black-headed Gull or possibly a Black-head/Med hybrid with pure white primaries.

Otherwise 2 Pochard with the Tufted Duck flock and up to 18 Golden Plovers.

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31/12/07

1W Glaucous Gull in roost this evening, came in pretty early and is a different bird than the last
Quite a number of larger gulls came in late including quite a few GBB's
3 adult Yellow-Legged Gulls
c100 Goldeneye most of which came in after dark
c15 Golden Plover

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30/12/07 pm

v. quiet

1 Redshank
5 Pochard
c100 GBB Gulls in the roost

plus the usual stuff - had a good scan through the large flock of Jackdaws gathered on the bank of no 3 prior to going to roost but couldn't see any with white collars!

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Gulls, goosanders, goldeneye plus tufted duck, and lapwing and normal sighting today, wet cold windy had to go back to work before roost.

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nice one steve. i think this is the area i saw peewits displaying over a few years ago but never got round to checking it out. i think new years day might be a good time try, if i can sneak off for an hour or twowink.gif cheers

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Thurs 27/12/07. info per Paul Wren

adult MED GULL in the roost tonight.






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It's the big open area on the left running along the opposite side of the motorway to the reservoirs. I presume it's the old part of the reservoir before it was split by the motorway.
I put my wellies on as it's pretty wet underfoot. The snipe were more towards the far end in the centre area but before the ditch which runs from the road to almost the motorway embankment.
A lot of people walk dogs on there, so it's hit and miss with the timing. I did the same thing a few weeks ago and had nothing but thought they might not have been out much over christmas!
Best of luck
Steve

-- Edited by Steve Collins at 00:16, 2007-12-27

-- Edited by Steve Collins at 00:21, 2007-12-27

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alright steve. where exactly did you find the jacks? was it actually off kings road as i havent yet got a permit for the resers and jack snipe would be a lifer for me. cheerswink.gif

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Not quite as cold tonight but a bit of a breeze.
On the King's road side 10 snipe and 4 jack snipe were flushed. It is always possible one or two of the jack snipe were the same bird as they went up as singles but none of them seemed close to where they went back down after flushing. In fact, they went up as I was walking to where the first one went down but couldn't find it! Perhaps the dog walkers havn't been out as much over christmas.
On the reservoirs were the usual and
2 Redshank
2 Shoveler
6 Pochard
Still looking for those "extra" gulls!
Cheers
Steve

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Very wet and windy!

Redshank - 3
Shoveler - 1
Tufted Duck - c80+
Pochard - 11
Plus the usual flocks of Goldeneye, Goosander, GC Grebe, etc.
Cormorant - 1
Mute Swan - 2

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Very murky conditions tonight and no extra gulls.
Usual gulls, tufted, goldeneye grebes etc
In addition were:

1 Barnacle goose with canada geese but flew off before others arrived for roost
2 pochard
3 redshank
1 golden plover ( although I believe there were more earlier)
Cheers
Steve

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Tues 18/12/07 pm


A return to normal after last week's "red letter" week.

2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls in the roost, but large Gull numbers well down on last week

3 Redshank


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so much for the best laid plans, im sick of this bloody kitchen now just wanna get birding again. !!!

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Just Paul Wren and I there tonight.
Difficult light later on number 2 - I don't know how you pick up some of the stuff near dusk but I'll keep trying!
2 Yellow-legged gulls (one on No 2 and the other on No 3). One with a very white head had a much darker mantle than the last one I saw there so there may be a few different birds turning up. No other gulls of note picked out.

3 redshank
9 teal
3 pochard
22 goosander and usual supporting cast (tufted duck, goldeneye, gulls etc)
Steve

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1st Winter Glaucous Gull on the other permit only site this lunch time for about 10 minutes before dissapearing. Lot of Gulls about moving between here and the tip.

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GLAUCOUS GULL - 1st winter bird left the roost at 7.55 this morning.

Gadwall - 1m
Redshank - 1

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1st winter Glaucous Gull in roost again this evening

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Been fitting a kitchen at home for last 10 days so cant get out birding ... ,am im gutted at all the stuff thats going on, will be down on SUnday without a shadow of a doubt. !!!!!

Andrew

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Is there a waiting list for permits???

Please give me some info as I wouldn't mind seeing these gulls.

Many Thanks

Phil

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The 1st winter Glaucous Gull was still present this morning on the bank of no. 3 until 08:35am when it flew off south-west. Photos to follow tomorrow hopefully.

Info thanks to Rob Adderley

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1st winter glaucous and iceland gulls plus adult med gull in the roost tonight, no sign of caspian gull but many large gulls still coming in when almost dark so still could be around.

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Is there any way of viewing (/searching for) the Caspian Gull without having a permit for the site?
Thanks. Henerz.

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Tues - 11/12/07

CASPIAN GULL - adult in the roost on no 2 Resv.

ICELAND GULL - 1st winter bird in the roost from 3.50pm appeared to be a different paler individual to last Thursday's bird.

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 2 adults in the roost.

Herring Gull - c1000+ tonight.

No sign of the Scaup but 1 Shoveler still present.

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Sunday 9/12/07
2 adult Yellow-legged gulls in the roost
Didn't pick out any Iceland or Med gulls though!
Thousands of other gulls streaming in and a delight to watch.

Also 47 tufted duck on No2 with the likely scaup with it's head tucked in so couldn't be sure into the light. Didn't see any shoveler.
Also 21 godeneye
13 great crested grebe

Had a walk on the king's road side with expected sightings but was hoping for a snipe or two on the likely looking open ground but no sign.
Cheers
Steve

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Fri - 7/12/07 pm - info per Paul Wren.

MEDITERRANEAN GULL - 1 adult
YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 2 adults

plus the 1st winter male SCAUP and 2 Shoveler.



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spectacular roost tonight thousands of gulls and you know what could not find the iceland gull but what a sight of gulls gulls and gulls.
plus 15+goldeneye
G C grebe 6
Goosander 9
100+ jackdaw flew through
4 grey-wags
and very very windysmile.gif

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Thurs - 6/12/07 - pm

ICELAND GULL - 1st winter bird arrived in the roost at 3.30pm.

YELLOW-LEGGED GULL - 1adult
Herring Gull - c300
GBB Gull - 50
LBB Gull - 150
Common Gull -1,900
Black-headed Gull - 5000


SCAUP - 1st winter male still on no 2 Reservoir.
Shoveler - 2
Lapwing - c200+



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TUES 27.11.07 PM

SCAUP - 1st winter male.
Shoveler - 2
Pochard - 1
Redshank - 4
Herring Gull - c150
GBB Gull - 10

Jack Snipe - 2
Snipe - 5
Stonechat - 1

The latter 3 species seen on the King's Road side.

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26/11 15.30 to 16.30

18 Lapwing
100 Golden Plover
4 Redshank
50 tufted duck
30 goosander
6 Canada geese
3 Mute Swan
1 Heron
Scaup in with the tufted ducks ( county and sight tick for me )
350 Jackdaw over

gull roost in the high thousands

cheers

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Sid,

the details re permits are on the website under the whos who section, it not Ed anymore but a chap called Ian Leech. As for a route in until you get a permit you cant get in as they have secured the sight and you need a key hmm.gif..

ring Ian Leech and speak to himand he will be able to tell you if there is still a waiting list.

hope this helps

Andrew

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Can someone help please - I am trying to find out what is the procedure for getting into Audenshaw Res regarding requirement for permit and the actual route in. I have driven round but cannot see a way in!!

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Fri 23.11.07 pm

SCAUP - 1st winter male
Redshank - 2
Shoveler - 2
Yellow-legged Gull - 2 adults
Herring Gull - 520
GBB Gull - 20
Black-headed Gull - 1 leucistic bird

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Sunday 18/11 7.15 to 9.30 and it was bloody freezing

Goldeneye c30
Goosander 4
Med Pipit 4
G C Grebe 8
2 Sparrow Hawks over
Pied Wags 8
around. 100 dunlin flew low over no 1 then went over the wall and down onto no 3 and just carried on going towards sinsburys

Had a quick wander round the field of king street and flushe 4 snipe, also had mistle and song thrush, redwing & linnet. ( do you still count this as part of Audy as it was before the motorway went through it ?)

cheers

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Sat - 17/11/07, am

SCAUP - 1st winter male
Pochard - 4
Wigeon - 1
Shoveler - 1
Goosander - 58
Redshank - 3

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