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RE: HOPE CARR NATURE RESERVE


Early this morning:

13 Tree Sparrow, including one displaying male

7 Grey Wagtail

2 Raven over SW, one carrying a (food?) object

2 Goosander

Singing Song Thrush



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2 Hours mid afternoon of note :-           

Tree Sparrow,  Coal Tit,  Long-Tailed Tit,  Chaffinch,

Goldfinch,  Jay,   Sparrowhawk,   Buzzard,   Woodcock (flushed as usual)

M & F Teal,   M & F Mute Swan,  M & F Goosander (on Pennington Brook)

Gulls, Pied Wagtails, Magpies & Jackdaws galore on filter beds

& a Pheasant perched 30 feet up at the top of a tree!                                                                                      



-- Edited by Lez Fairclough on Monday 18th of January 2021 09:19:36 PM

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Couple of hours late afternoon :-

On the main lake the family of 5 Mute Swans is sadly now only 4 with one of the juveniles lying dead on the edge of the island. Also round the lake were 2 Grey Heron - one on the ice & the other perched in a tree.

The only other sightings on the main reserve were a single Brambling & a Cormorant over but on leaving a Cetti's Warbler was seen & heard & a Woodcock flushed whilst many Jackdaw's were coming in to roost. 

The Hawthorns running along Pennington Brook hosted plenty of activity including :- Tree Sparrows, Chaffinch, Long-Tailed Tits, Coal Tit, Goldfinch, Goldcrest & Jay's whilst on the brook was a black & white 'Manky Mallard'.

The United Utility filter beds was a birding black & white with scores of Magpie & Pied Wagtails. A single Meadow Pipit was also seen here but strangely a complete absence of the usual Gulls. 



-- Edited by Lez Fairclough on Wednesday 6th of January 2021 11:47:19 PM



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Highlights this afternoon were:

70+ Pied and 3 Grey Wagtails on the filter beds in the sewage works

1 Willow Tit

22 Tufted Duck

5 Pochard

2 Bullfinch

2 Goosander



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3 Willow Tit this morning, also a flock of 32 Goldfinch, 19 Tufted Duck and a single Blackcap.



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This morning's main sightings from a decent little wander around the area:

3 Water Rail, including one flushed off the path

5 Grey Wagtail on the filter beds

17 Meadow Pipit feeding on an old dried settling bed

Singing Cetti's warbler not far from the UU car park

2 Siskin

210 Canada Geese on one of the old settling beds

6 Pochard

1+ Willow Tit

4 Bullfinch

74 Long-tailed Tits in three large and noisy flocks around the area

11 Goldcrest spread around the area in with the tit flocks

2 Treecreeper

33 Song Thrush distributed over the area

 



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Friday 6th November 2.15pm to 4.15pm - a very pleasant couple of hours weather for a change!

Cetti's Warbler heard in reedbed near eastern path.

Also in same area M & F Bullfinch, Treecreeper & Long Tailed Tits.

Further down the path I came across an injured male Bullfinch which could only partly fly so I managed to coax it into

a thick brambled area for cover & hope nature is kind to it.

A Grey Wagtail was on Pennington Brook & in the Hawthorns along its edge was a Willow Tit, Tree Sparrows & a couple of Goldcrests.

On the hidden large eastern lake were 2 Cormorant, about 50 flighty Teal, 4 Grey Heron together & 2 Mute Swan with 3 juveniles.

On the United Utilities filter beds there were Pied Wagtails galore with the odd Grey Wagtail mixed in, but then a female Sparrowhawk sent everything into a frenzy. A Raven was also seen around this area. 

 



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This afternoon:

c70 Pied Wagtails and 6 Grey Wagtails on the filter beds

A single Raven on the largest silo in the sewage works

12 Shoveler

1 Cetti’s Warbler

1 Kingfisher on Pennington Brook

2+ Tree Sparrows

2 Willow Tits

26 Song Thrushes

17 Redwings, including several dropping out of the sky into the overgrown old settling beds during rain

1 Peregrine

8 Goldcrest



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This early afternoon's highlights included:

1 Chiffchaff

9 Goldcrest

6 Grey Wagtail and 5 Meadow Pipit on the filter beds

4 Shoveler

3 Raven circling very high and drifting off east 



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Late post from Saturday, Sedge and Reed Warblers beginning to thin out but nice to see a Hobby albeit with some unlucky prey.


-- Edited by Keith Williams on Wednesday 15th of July 2020 08:20:47 AM

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A family party of at least four Raven arounds the sewage works itself around midday, also 5 Tree Sparrow along Pennington Brook by the bridge, flying across to feed in the very well stocked garden on the opposite side and eight Chiffchaff singing around the site.



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410 Jackdaw feeding on the filter beds within the sewage works this early afternoon.



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Single Green Sandpiper present this afternoon.



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Alive with birds today but amongst the highlights were:

6 broods of Mallard and 3 of Gadwall

Kingfisher on the main lake

2 male Cetti's Warblers

Very vocal Raven over low north

200+ Swift in a very tight flock feeding over the area

Fledged Treecreepers, not something you'd ever have imagined 20 years ago!



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2 Shelduck, 10 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 4 Coot, 8 BH Gull, 6 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Woodpigeon, 2 Collared Dove, 4 Swift, 6 Magpie, 20+ Jackdaw, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 House Martin, 2 Cetti`s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, Blackcap(abundant) 20+ Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler(reeling away just before mid day) single Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, Wren (lots) 5 Blackbird, House Sparrow 30+ 4 Linnet, 6 Goldfinch. 6 Reed Bunting.

A very enjoyable 2 hour walk around Hope Carr with 8 species of warbler!

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Around midday today, highlights included:

2 Shelduck

15 Reed Warbler

2 Sedge Warbler

8 Bullfinch

25 Gadwall

Cetti's Warbler still singing away and clearly rapidly travelling along the site whilst doing so!



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This morning amongst the more expected birds:

Male Goosander

Singing Garden Warbler (near to where the old hide used to be)

4 Bullfinch

Singing Cetti's Warbler

8 Reed Warbler

5 Whitethroat

 



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A welcome change to the usual exercise route as the Bridgewater canal towpath is just far to busy.

Male Blackcap singing (first of the year)

Male Bullfinch

Long Tailed Tit party

Chiffchaff - 1 seen but plenty others in song

Jackdaw - plenty hitching rides on rotating sewerage works paddles

Buzzard overhead but quite low

Oystercatcher - 3 on island on main lake

Shelduck - main lake

Gadwall - main lake

Tufted Duck - main lake

Plus plenty of the usuals

So nice to have a quiet & very pleasant walk with only an occasional passer by. 

 



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Highlights late morning today:

 

pair Pochard

4 Shoveler

27 Tufted Duck

3 Goosander

2 Oystercatcher

4 Tree Sparrow 

 

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Mid-afternoon today:

1 Cetti's warbler (actually seen and not heard!)

80 Pied Wagtail on the filter beds in the works

5 Goosander on the main lake



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Late news for yesterday:

 

Woodcock

Green Sandpiper

Goldeneye

4 Pochard

8 Shoveler

17 Gadwall

12 Teal

2 Goosander

15 Meadow PIpit

Willow Tit

2 Goldcrest

Treecreeper 

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Cetti's Warbler singing @ 07.45 close to the roundabout on Greenfold Way, as I cycled past on my way to work

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Evening walk hour before dark produced: 3 Goosander on main lake with teal, gadwall and tufted. Buzzard went through. 100+ jackdaw late on

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1000+ jackdaw roosted near main lake tonite also of note redwing, Fieldfare and buzzard

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Male Cetti's Warbler sang at 9:52am this morning, also 40+ Redwing over SE, 4 Tree Sparrow, Willow Tit, 3 Shoveler and 25 Tufted Duck.

 

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Single Green Sandpiper and 2 Chiffchaff present this late afternoon.

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Green Sandpiper present yesterday late afternoon.

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3 Green Sandpiper this evening.

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Two green sandpipers today.



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3 Green Sandpiper present today.

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Green Sandpiper present again this evening.

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Green Sandpiper present at 9pm

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Green Sandpiper this afternoon

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09:30 - 11:30 today:

Mediterranean gull 1 adult still with complete hood

Great spotted woodpecker 1 flew over

Oystercatcher 2 on the sewage works

 



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Black-headed gull with a black leg ring on the left leg, X2VA at the sewage works today (see attached photo). I'm still waiting for full details but it appears that it was ringed in Germany.

The only other sighting of note was about 50 swifts chasing each other around over the sewage works. 



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Green sandpiper this morning, a different bird to that which I saw last week also, peregrine, 50 swift and a female teal, the first I have seen here for a couple of months.



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Ring-necked Parakeet flew north at 8:40pm this evening.

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Green sandpiper again this afternoon.



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Green Sandpiper present this evening.

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Hobby hunting at 3:25 this afternoon.

 

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One Cetti's warbler still singing away yesterday evening.

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Probably just an air rifle, but police take firearms very seriously nowadays

You're right to trust your instincts, though

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6:00 - 08:00 today:

Mediterranean gull 2 adults flying around calling over the sewage works

Whitethroat 2 singing

Cetti's warbler 2 singing in the usual locations.

A disappointing visit to Hope Carr, my first visit for a week due to work and I thought there might be something new in but no, everything was pretty much as I left it. To make matters worse there was a guy with a riffle wandering around and a couple of other strange characters. I think I'm about done with the place to be honest, I've felt uncomfortable here for a while now and combined with the fact that I just don't get any pleasure out of this type of birding these days I just don't think it's worth it anymore.



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8:30 - 10:30 today:

Sand martin 400 mainly feeding over the sewage works

Swallow 10

Goosander 1 male, the first goosander I have seen at the site in over two weeks.

Mediterranean gull 1 calling but not seen.

Oystercatcher 5

Tufted duck 26

Teal 14

Blackcap, chiffchaffs and willow warblers.

 



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8:00 - 10:00 today:

Raven 2

Shelduck 2

Teal 16

Shoveler 2

Gadwall 30

Tufted duck 22

Greylag 2 flew over

Willow warbler 4 singing

Blackcap 10 singing

Chiffchaff 10 singing

Sand martin 40

Oystercatcher 2

Not much changing at the moment!



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Two visits today, 8:00 - 9:30 and 13:00 - 14:30 produced:

Raven 2 flew over and briefly landed in the sewage works

Whitethroat 1 singing

Cetti's warbler 1 singing

Sand Martin 70

Swallow 10

Blackcap 10 singing

Chiffchaff 8 singing

Willow warbler 3 singing

Shelduck 2

Yellowhammer 2

 

 



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8:30 - 10:00 today:

Sand martin 20

Willow warbler 4 singing

Blackcap 10 singing

Chiffchaff 10 singing

Tufted duck 47

Teal 14

Oystercatcher 2

 

 



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9:30 - 11:30 today:

Willow warbler 1 singing, my first of the year

Green sandpiper 1 on the brook

Cetti's warbler 2 singing 

Swallow 10

Sand martin 50

Tufted duck 57

No doubt that there were 2 Cetti's warblers, they were about 200m apart and after hearing the second I went back to the location of the first and it was still there.



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Two visits today, 8:15-10:15 and again 14:00-16:30 produced the following:

House martin 2

Sand martin 200

Swallow 20

Blackcap 10 singing

Chiffchaff 12 singing

Cetti's warbler 1 singing 

Shelduck 2

Tufted duck 39

Teal 10

Gadwall 40

Shoveler 1 male

Peregrine 1 adult

Oystercatcher 5

Greylag goose 2 flew over

Great tit 1 (partially?) melanistic

Black-headed gull 100 including leucistic bird (see photo) on fields between reserve and A580, then later on sewage works.

 

 

 



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An early morning visit produced the following:

Little ringed plover 2 flying low around the the site in the area where the Blyth's reed warbler was.

Swallow 1

Sand martin 3

Oystercatcher 5

Blackcap 1 singing male

Peregrine 1 adult

Tufted duck 18

 



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