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RE: AUDENSHAW RESERVOIRS


18/1/19 some sightings from yesterday afternoon

Gulls present pre roost before 4pm included

Caspian Gull 4thW/adult
Iceland Gull Juv.
Mediterranean Gull adult
Yellow-legged Gull 3rdW
Other sightings similar to 15th except
27 Lapwing, 1 Shelduck, c15 Linnet and c10 Meadow Pipit

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15/1/19, some sightings from late afternoon

Caspian Gull 4thW/adult
Iceland Gull juv.
4 Redshank
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Snipe
7 Pochard
5 Shoveler
c8 Teal
13 Goldeneye
40+ Goosander, most arrive at last light.

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Audi this am.

Highlights.

Mediterranean Gull X 1 (adult).

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 4.

Pochard X 6.

Shoveler X 4.

Teal X 8.

Goldeneye X 8.

Goosander X 5.

Meadow Pipit X c12.

Kestrel X 1.

Peregrine X 1 (immature male ringed VR).

 

 



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Audi this am 8:15-12:30.

Highlights.

 

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Shoveler X 4.

Pochard X 6.

Teal X 8.

Goldeneye X 10.

Goosander X 2.

Great Black-backed Gull X 18.

Linnet X 12.

Peregrine X 1 (immature male,  ringed VR).

 

 

 

 



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This late afternoon:

 

juvenile Iceland Gull

3 Caspian Gull  (1st winter, 3rd winter and near adult )

one adult Yellow-legged Gull

4 Redshank

6 Shoveler

8 Teal

6 Pochard



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Audi this am.

 

Highlights.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 5.

Lapwing X 8.

Shoveler X 1.

Pochard X 4.

Wigeon X 3.

Goldeneye X 10.

Goosander X 6.

Teal X 5.

Kestrel X 2.

Mute Swan X 3.

Grey Heron X 1.

Herring Gull, yellow colour ringed Y.106 (could be one of Mike Jackson's ringed birds ).

 Email back from Mike, the bird was ringed as a three year old on the 26/10/15 at Rufforth waste disposal York, further sightings in Manchester at. 07/02/17 at Audenshaw Reservoirs and also 19/02/18 in Gorton.

 



-- Edited by Peter Nolan Woolley on Friday 4th of January 2019 12:13:17 PM

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2/1/19. pm
Juv. Iceland Gull present from around 3pm
2 Caspian Gulls, 4thW/adult and 3rdW (yellow X106)
1 Yellow-legged Gull 3rdW
Waders same as yesterday.
A Common Buzzard was seen late am from the M60, perched on the fence alongside the hard shoulder below no3 reser.


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Highlights from this pm:

 

Juvenile Iceland Gull roosted

2 Caspian Gulls; the 1st winter and 3rd winter (from Redgate), 

2 adult Yellow-legged Gulls

10 Teal

7 Pochard

5 Redshank

1 Snipe

Common and Green Sandpiper 



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31/12/18 This afternoon until 16:30 with another site regular.

Sightings similar to Pete's from this morning other than 60+ Lapwing, 30+ Goosander at last light and the fairly regular 4thW/adult Caspian Gull also a possible adult Caspian Gull. Unfortunately a large firework put all the gulls up just as the roost was gathering.

Regarding the Common Sandpiper, on close views the notched tertials are plainly evident.



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Common sandpipers do occasionally over winter and though they are quite rare in winter, they are still a lot commoner than spotted sandpipers.



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I asked Rob Adderley the same question a month or so ago and Rob thinks its the same bird that's been around since Oct when apparently it was i'd as a Common Sand

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I hesitate to raise this, but presumably the Common Sandpiper being seen all through December seems to be an odd record, it has surely been well checked out?



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Audi this am.

Highlights.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Lapwing X 37.

Redshank X 6.

Shoveler X 4.

Teal X 9

Pochard X 4.

Goosander X 7.

Goldeneye X 10.

Kestrel X 1.

Linnet X 12.

Meadow Pipit X 3.

Mute Swan X 2.

Grey Heron X 3.

 

Fireworks from 11:00 , put an end to anything good that may have been within the Gulls. 

All the best for 2019.

 



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Birds from this morning:

 

A new 1st winter Caspian Gull on no 1 until about 9am 

Green and Common Sandpipers

6 Redshank

2 Wigeon

7 Shoveler

4 Teal

Pochard



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Audi 08:30-13:00.

Highlights.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Pochard X 5.

Shoveler X 9.

Wigeon X 2.

Teal X 12.

Goosander X 13.

Goldeneye X 12.

Grey Wagtail X 1.

Great black-backed Gull X 31.

Cormorant X 24.



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Audi 08:30-12:00, partially with another site regular.

Highlights.

Common Sandpiper X 1.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Pochard X 5.

Shoveler X 9.

Teal X 4.

Goldeneye X 15.

Goosander X 3/6.

Mute Swan X 2.

Grey Wagtail X 2.

Meadow Pipit X 1.



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Ian McKerchar wrote:

This late afternoon:

 

Juvenile Iceland Gull

Subadult Caspian Gull 

3 Yellow-legged Gull  (2 adults and a 3rd winter)

7 Shoveler

2 Teal

1 Pochard

4 Redshank

3 Lapwing

Dunlin


 I was there briefly with my wife for the roost and had 3.25-3.40 and had 1 Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Caspian Gulls (adult and 1st winter) pics - https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50713255



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This late afternoon:

 

Juvenile Iceland Gull

Subadult Caspian Gull 

3 Yellow-legged Gull  (2 adults and a 3rd winter)

7 Shoveler

2 Teal

1 Pochard

4 Redshank

3 Lapwing

Dunlin



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This am, 08:00-11:30. Strong S/E winds.

Highlights.

Shoveler X 9.

Pochard X 5.

Teal X 4.

Goldeneye X 18+.

Goosander X 2.

Green Sandpiper X 1.

Redshank X 6.

Meadow Pipit X 3.

Mute Swan X 2.

Grey Heron X 1.

Cormorant X 16.



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This afternoon:

 

Juvenile Iceland Gull

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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