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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


26/8/08 early pm

Cormorant - 5
Teal - 2
Pochard - 1
Goldeneye - 2
Goosander - c20
Coot - 1
Common Sandpiper - 2
Wheatear - 2

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07.05 - 09.15
Moderate south west to westerly breeze

Great Crested Grebe 26
Tufted Duck 96
Common Sandpiper 2
Pied Wagtail C30
Wheatear
Goosander 17
Sand Martin C50
Pochard 2 male
Linnet 18
Curlew 2 flew NW about 08.15
Cormorant

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22/8/08 early am

Kittiwake - 2 adults
Sanderling - 1
Dunlin - 2
Redshank - 1
Common Sandpiper - 1
Common Tern - 1
Pochard - 1
Swift - 6

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Driving past (Blue Pig end) saw 11 Lapwings flying over to reservoirs
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18/8/08 late afternoon

Common Tern - 2
Dunlin - 3
Common Sand - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Pochard - 1
Goosander - c30

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17th August 2008
07.40 - 10.10
South westerly breeze

Tufted Duck 104
GC Grebe 35
Cormorant 3
Dunlin 4
Ringed Plover 3
Goosander 10
Lapwing 9
Common Tern


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Wed 13/8/08 am

Common Scoter - female still on no 1 Resv.

Yellow-legged Gull - ad with LBBG's until 8.50am then flew NE.

Pochard - 1
Goosander - 31
Lapwing - 106
Dunlin - 8
Ringed Plover - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1

Swift - c50.

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10th August 2008
06.15 to 08.35
Moderate West by south west breeze

Goosander 20
Oystercatcher
Great Crested Grebe at least 20
Tufted Duck at least 50
Common Sandpiper 2
Ringed Plover 2
Dunlin
Coot 2
Lapwing 9
Pochard male
Linnet 6
Cormorant

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9/8/08 ....early am

Black-necked Grebe - 1 juv.
Little Grebe - 1

Common Scoter - 1 female
Pochard - 1

Common Sandpiper - 2
Dunlin - 5
Ringed Plover - 2

Yellow-legged Gull - ad with LBB Gulls until 8.10am when it flew NE.

Swift - c50.

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4/8/08 late am

female Common Scoter still present on no 1 Resv.

28 Goosander

Otherwise quiet.

evening - no sign of the reported possible Red-necked Grebe.

ad Yellow-legged Gull in the roost

50 Goosander
1 Pochard
1 Common Sandpiper

-- Edited by Robert Adderley at 22:00, 2008-08-04

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Common scoter still present tonight

50 + goosander

otherwise quite.

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2/8/08 early am

Common Scoter - 1 fem

Goldeneye - 1
Pochard - 1

Dunlin - 4
Ringed Plover - 3
Common Sandpiper - 1


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31/07/08

Did the late evening shift hoping for a Black Tern but it was pretty dead.

Flocks of Goosander (26) and Pochard (6), uncounted numbers of Tufted, GC Grebes and Gulls but little else.

Cheers, John

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30/7/08

1st summer Med Gull on no 1 Resv briefly this afternoon,otherwise fairly quiet.



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Many thanks Rob and Sonia for the call regarding the Sandwich tern , it makes it a very special year list bird for me, glad you were there to share the moment.

As for now taking up cloud spotting might do that next year ( sorry little joke you had to be there)

Anyway still a long way to gobiggrin.gif

keep birding

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29/7/08 evening

Sandwich Tern - juv bird on and off for c45 minutes appeared to fly off south over no2 at 8pm

Common Tern - 1 juv at 8.45pm on no 1

Nothing of note in the Gull roost this evening (not even many Lesser Black-backeds).

(Kittiwake seen this am - per John Ireland)



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Single Common Scoter and 2 Turnstone this am.

Info thanks to Paul Heaton.

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A Greenshank was present this morning info via Roy Travis , but I was unable to relocate it, silly thing is had one on saturday morning but that was flushed off by dogs before i could completely get all features on it for the year list, begining to get fed up chasing the buggers around now, shadows of greenshanks and quails tails, funny lark this hobby of ours,


thanks for the call Roy.


keep birding

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4 RINGED PLOVER
1 CURLEW
2 COMMON SANDS
1 REDSHANK
20+ GOOSANDER

KEEP BIRDING

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25/7/08 evening

Yellow-legged Gull - ad with c20 LBBG's.
Common Tern - 3
Curlew - 1
LRP - 2
Ringed Plover - 6

Goldeneye - 1
Goosander - 20

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Gull numbers up today 30+ roosting on roof
20 tufted ducks
2 ringed plover
14 goosander.

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Thought todays weather might bring something in, and still believe its out there somewheresmile.gif

one sanderling 34 tufted duck 12 great crested grebe 8 goosanders.

loads of rain and wind.

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Tues - 15/7/08..v quiet...evening

Common Sand - 4
Ringed Plover - 3
Dunlin - 1
Goosander - 24
Wheatear - 1 juv.

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There was also an influx of similar species at another permit only site not too far away
which included 18 GCG, 5 Goosander, Male Common Scoter, LRP, Common Sand and good numbers of Swallow, Swift, Sand & House Martins too!

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Things looking good today, biggrin.gif
2 male common scoter
1 redshank
25 tufted
30 plus Great crested grebe
18 goosander
1 common tern
Swifts, sand martins swallows and house martins.

then the rain came.

keep Birding.


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Sun - 6/7/08

3 Black-tailed Godwits through east this am - info per T O'Mahoney.

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Sun 29/6/08

Hobby this morning and the Goldeneye still present....info thanks to John Ireland.


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Sat - 28/6/08.

Very quiet

Goldeneye - 1 male
Common sand - 1



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Mon 23/6/08

LITTLE TERN on no 2 Reservoir this am....info thanks to Roy Travis.

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6 Common scoter present today on number 1 res males x 3 goes to show its not a dark time after all, biggrin.gifcouple a points a piece i do believe

Keep birding

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Actually we need a WeBS counter for Gorton Resrs now that Robin Crompton has moved away...

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Boats tents sunbathers and kids swimming, considering all the trouble and expense they went to to put a big fence up, it appears not to have worked.

1 lapwing several GC Grebes etc.

Other reservoirs of Manchester today quite as well, noted that you can still get good viewing of Gorton res via the pub car park there. water levels very low, we may have missed something here.

Keep birding.

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Hundreds of swifts and many more midgesevileye.gif

2 ringed plover

and nothing else flat as a millpond.

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Sunday 1/6/08 2-3pm

3 common tern (1 of which was a first winter plumage bird)
1 sanderling
1 ringed plover
1 male pochard

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Wed 28/5/08 - early pm

BLACK TERN - 1
ARCTIC TERN - 3 (up to 15 counted this morning)
Common Tern - 5 (up to 12 seen this morning)
Sanderling - 1


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Tues - 27/5/08 evening

SANDERLING - 9 (first 6 arrived at 5.45pm then a further 3 singles)
Dunlin - 2
Common sandpiper - 3
Ringed Plover - 3
Shoveler - 2
Goosander - 4

5 Turnstones in the Log for this morning not present this evening.

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Mon 26/5/08 am

1 ARCTIC TERN went through mid am
Turnstone - still present on no 3 Resv.
Ringed Plover - 2
Common Sandpiper - 1

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24-05-08
05.40-09.00

2 Ringed Plover
Common Tern
Common Sandpiper
Turnstone
Oystercatcher

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22/5/08...evening

Sanderling - 2 (diff to monday's birds)
Dunlin - 4
Ringed Plover - 3 including a bird possibly of the Tundra race being smaller with darker upperparts than the other Ringed Plovers, it seemed to be associating more closely with the Dunlin/Sanderling "flock".

Common Sandpiper - 3
Teal - 1
Reed Bunting - 1 male.

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19.05.08

Sanderling - 2
Common Sandpiper - 3
Ringed Plover - 1
Common Gull - 12 1st summers
Goosander - 6

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Drove past on the M60 Saturday lunchtime and I've never seen so many Swifts. Couldn't count whilst driving but there were certainly thousands rather than hundreds.

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17.5.08 pm

Obviously a day of Tern passage today with small numbers of Arctics and Commons going through during the afternoon. A maximum of 9 Arctics and 4 Commons recorded this afternoon at one time but undoubtably more went through as birds disappeared and were replaced by new birds a short time later.



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Nice Little tern popped in this afternoon. showing till at least 14.00

keep birdingsmile.gif

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10.00 - 11.15.

12 Common Tern
1 Arctic Tern
2 Little Gull (1 Ad, 1 Juv)
2 Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
1 Common Sand
1 Sanderling
c300 Swift


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17th May 2008
05.40-07.20
Lt north easterly
Overcast

Sanderling 1
Dunlin 2
LRP 3

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16/5/08 late pm

Arctic Tern - 2
Common Tern - 1
Whimbrel - 1
LRP - 1
Dunlin - 1

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13/5/08 evening

GARGANEY - pair on no 2 Resv.

Ringed Plover - 2

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7/5/08 early am

Whimbrel - 1 stood on the wall of the Central Causeway 8.30am.

Pochard - 1
Ringed Plover - 1
Common Tern - 1
Wheatear - 1

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5/5/08 Mid morning

The bar-tailed godwit was present- I will send a photo to Ian which should show it to be a dfferent one.
At first 2 Common Tern then 3 then 4 and eventually an Arctic Tern on Number 1 which all moved over the wall to number 3 as I left.
1 Ringed Plover
1 Little Ringed Plover
1 Dunlin
1 Wheatear
Not a ripple on the water- very spooky!
Cheers
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5/5/08 pm

Bar-tailed Godwit - 1 (different to the bird at the weekend)
Common Tern - 4
Wheatear - 1
Dunlin - 2

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