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RE: Doffcocker Lodge


9.15am to 10.45am. 23 species recorded including.

  • Cormorant 2
  • Mute Swan 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Bullfinch 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Snipe 5


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9.20am to 10.55am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Willow Warbler 3
  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Kingfisher 1

 



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9.20am to 11.10am. 32 species recorded including:

  • House Martin 14
  • Willow Warbler 2
  • Willow Tit 1 (heard only)
  • Bullfinch 6
  • Chiffchaff 4
  • Redwing 25+
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Jay 1
  • Great Crested Grebe2
  • Pink-footed Goose 1
  • Kingfisher 1


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9.25am to 11.00am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Chiffchaff 12+
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • House Martin 2
  • Bullfinch 2 (Heard only)
  • Goldcrest 12+
  • Water Rail 1
  • Jay 1
  • Willow Warbler 4
  • Blackcap 1
  • Pink-footed Goose 1 (with 50+ Canada geese almost certainly the bird seen at Rumworth Lodge over the summer)
  • Grey Wagtail 2
  • Kingfisher 1 (I also observed it last Friday)


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10.05am to 11.25am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Swift 1
  • Swallow 1
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Long-tailed tit 8+
  • Goldcrest 2
  • Willow tit 1 (heard only)
  • Spotted Flycatcher 2
  • Water Rail 1 


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9.20am to 1105am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Swifts 3
  • House Martins 15+
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Water Rail 1
  • Willow Warblers 6
  • Blackcap 2
  • Chiffchaff 3
  • Willow Tit 3
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Whitethroat 1


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10.15am to 11.30am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Bullfinch 2
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Whitethroat 1
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Blackcap 3
  • Possible Cetti's Warbler 1 (my first sighting since the 15/3/2019 as with that sighting seen only and I was unable to film or photo, I've looked at other possible I.Ds for this sighting the nearest I could find was female Siberian Rubythroat. It was not near the reedbeds as the sighting early in the year, but in a garden near the island, I hope next time I see this bird I can get a photo or video to confirm it's I.D.)


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9.15am to 11.05am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Common Tern 1
  • Blackcap 6
  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Willow Warbler 12
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Swift 1
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Whitethroat 2
  • House Martin 1
  • Willow Tit 2
  • Mistle Thrush 1


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9.15am to 10.45am. 31 species recorded including:

  • Blackcap 1
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • House Martins 25+
  • Bullfinch 1 (heard only)
  • Willow Warblers 2
  • Treecreeper 1
  • Spotted Flycatcher 1
  • Swift 1
  • Great Crested Grebe 1 (no chicks seen on the lodge this year sadly)

P.S. The last of the Common Tern chicks finally fledged from the rafts some time between Wednesday and Saturday last week.



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9.15am to 10.25am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Swallow 15+
  • House Martin 30+
  • Blackcap 3
  • Common Tern 6 (several chicks still have not fledged from the rafts, this is over a month later than usual)
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Swift 50+
  • Willow Warbler 2
  • Bullfinch 4
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 (heard only)


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9.15am to 10.45am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 2
  • Common Tern 7 (including 2 chicks on each raft east of the causeway)
  • Willow Warbler 3
  • House Martin 25+
  • Teal 2
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Blackcap 1
  • Swifts 8
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker (heard only) 


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9.20am to 11.00am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Swifts 15+
  • House Martins 25+
  • Reed Warblers 2
  • Common Terns 6 (2 adults & 4 chicks) (I spent a fair amount of time during this visit watching one of the adults mobbing a Cormorant that was perched on the two rafts which had chicks)
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Willow Warbler 1
  • Spotted Flycatcher 1
  • Mute Swans 2


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9.25am to 10.55am. 36 species recorded including:

  • House Martin 30+
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Common Tern 7 ( 5 adults and 2 chicks one on each raft east of the causeway)
  • Reed Warbler 1 (heard only)
  • Blackcap 1 (adult male see in an elder bush in the hedge by Moss Bank Way)
  • Bullfinch 3+ (heard only)
  • Kingfisher 1 (seen on and around the island)
  • Great Crested Grebe 2


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9.15am to 10.45am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Common Tern 5
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Chiffchaff 2
  • Reed Bunting 6
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Swift 25+
  • Willow Warbler 8
  • Blackcap 4
  • Reed Warbler 1 (heard only)
  • House Martin 4


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9.20am to 10.45am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Common Tern 4
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Reed Bunting 3
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Swifts 40+
  • Chiffchaff 1


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A party of at least 24 Swifts screaming over the Heaton area this evening just before dusk.



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9.20am to 10.45am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Common Terns 2
  • Reed Warbler 1
  • Peregrine Falcon 1 (heard first while in the coppice at the Moss Bank Way side of the causeway, then seen through a gap in the trees flying over the western end of this site)
  • Bullfinch 2
  • Whitethroat 1
  • Buzzard 1 (a distant over Smithills Moor) 


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9.20am to 11.45am. 36 species recorded including:

  • Swifts 15+
  • Long-tailed tits 3
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Common Terns 12+
  • Reed Buntings 8
  • House Martins 15+
  • Reed Warblers 3
  • Jay 1
  • Chiffchaffs 2
  • Willow Warblers 3
  • Blackcap 1 (heard only)
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Song Thrush 1

 



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9.20am to 10.35am 33 species recorded including:

  • Reed Bunting 6
  • Common Tern 12+
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Reed Warbler 4
  • Blackcap 3 (heard only)
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Song Thrush 2
  • Swift 12+
  • House Martin 15+
  • Willow Warbler 3
  • Garden Warbler 1
  • Bullfinch 3

During this visit there were 2 anglers fishing while wading at the western end of the lodge both sides of the causeway and near the reedbeds and Tern rafts. There were signs prohibiting this, but these have been removed or are obscured by bushes etc. Also there dosen't seem to be any water bailiffs to police any by-laws.



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9.20am to 10.35am 33 species recorded including:

  • Reed Bunting 6
  • Common Tern 12+
  • Mute Swan 2
  • Reed Warbler 4
  • Blackcap 3 (heard only)
  • Nuthatch 1
  • Song Thrush 2
  • Swift 12+
  • House Martin 15+
  • Willow Warbler 3
  • Garden Warbler 1
  • Bullfinch 3

During this visit there were 2 anglers fishing while wading at the western end of the lodge both sides of the causeway and near the reedbeds and Tern rafts. There were signs prohibiting this, but these have been removed or are obscured by bushes etc. Also there don't seem to be any water bailiffs to police any by-laws.



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9.15am to 11.00am. 37 species recorded including:

  • Reed Bunting 8
  • Reed Warbler 4
  • Common Terns 15+
  • Rook 1
  • Willow Tits 3
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Buzzard 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Mute Swans 2


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9.25am to 11.40am. 40 species recorded including:

  • Common Terns 12+
  • Reed Warblers 4
  • Reed Buntings 15+
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Chiffchaff 3 (heard only)
  • Blackcaps 5
  • Bullfinch 2
  • Long-tailed Tits 2
  • Swifts 25+
  • Willow Warblers 4 (heard only)
  • House Martins 12+
  • Jay 1
  • Kestrel 1 (distant view over Old Links Golf Course)
  • Buzzards 2 (distant view over towards High Rid Reservoir)
  • Common Whitethroat 1 


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9.10am to 11.05am. 35 species recorded including:

  • Sand Martins 3
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Mute Swans 3 (2 of which appeared to be nesting earlier this week On a hay bale placed in the south-west reedbed by myself and Rick Parker for this purpose though on this visit they seem to have abandoned I thought I could see an egg on the bale through the reeds)
  • Reed Warbler 1 (heard only)
  • Reed Buntings 12+
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Chiffchaff
  • Willow Warblers 4
  • Long-tailed tits 2
  • Snipe 1 (flying)
  • Blackcaps 2
  • Common Terns 2 (Must has arrived during this visit as they were not on the raft when I arrived)


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8.50am to 10.10am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 3
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Reed Buntings 8
  • Water Rails 2 (heard only in the NW reedbed)
  • Chiffchaff 3
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Teal 4


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8.55am to 10.40am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Teal 2
  • Willow Tits 2
  • Water Rail 1 (heard only)
  • Oystercatcher 1 (flew low calling over the island without landing before flying off the site)
  • Goosander (Female) 1


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9.05am to 10.15am 30 species recorded including:

  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Bullfinch 2
  • Mute Swans 3
  • Snipe 3
  • Cetti's Warbler 1 (As predicted by Andy Makin )


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8.40am to 10.10am. 35 species recorded including:

  • Teal 8
  • Water Rail 1
  • Shoveler 2
  • Snipe 4  


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Wed 27.2.19  (5.20 - 6.25PM)

Bittern        (in flight 6.20pm)

Water rail    (heard twice from causeway reed bed)

Snipe 20     (all flew away 6.10-6.25pm NW)

Tufted ducks

Mallards

Shoveller

Mute swans

White feral geese + 1 Canada

Coots

Moorhens

Red buntings 2+

Blue tit

Great tit

Wren

Song thrush

Corvid roost     (jackdaws+magpies)

Great crested grebe

The bittern made me wait into failing light. Off it took from the reed bed at 6.20pm. It was quite a sight flying over the causeway.

It circled once calling occasionally, but on the 2nd circle it flew from view eastwards out of sight. Great view in my bino's

of the bittern and Jupiter in the same field of view - now that probably wont happen again to me in my lifetime!

 



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8.35 to 10.50, 36 species recorded including:

  • Kingfisher 1
  • Reed Bunting 8
  • Shoveler 2
  • Mute Swan 3
  • Teal 15+
  • Great Crested Grebe 2
  • Little Grebe 2
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Buzzard 1


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5.35pm with Dan Brown. The Bittern showed well roosting in the reeds (same spot as in 2017).

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Today 15.2.19 in 15min visit:

Tufted ducks

Coots

Black headed gulls - plenty

Mute swans 3

Feral white geese 5

Lesser BB gulls 2

Great crested grebe 1

Goosander M+F

Blue tits

Greenfinch

Jackdaws

Crows



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Posted as a favour to Steve Almond: 

8.40 to 10.05 32 species recorded in total.

Including, Mute Swans 3, Bittern 1, Water Rail 1 (heard then seen briefly in the South West reedbed Markland Hill side),Teal 8 and Snipe 4. 



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late post from yesterday

140 Black Headed Gulls
3 Common Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull
5 Mute Swans
3 Snipe
25 Tufted Duck
1 Great Crested Grebe
5 Goosander
Mixed flock of Willow, Great, Blue and Long-tailed tit
3 Bullfinch
8 Greenfinch


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9.00 - 10.00 this morning after a visit to High Rid

2 Grey Heron
8 Snipe
4 Mute Swans
8 Goosander
2 Canada Geese
35 Black Headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
3 Cormorants
1 Buzzard
15 Tufted Duck
4 House Sparrows
1 Teal

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8.20am to 9.25am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Mistle Thrush 4
  • Mute Swans 4
  • Cormorants 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Goosander 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 30+
  • Willow Tits 4
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Greenfinch 5
  • Coal Tit 1


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8.40am to 10.35am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swans 4
  • Greenfinch 12+
  • Kingfishers 2
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Lesser Black-backed Gulls 2
  • Redwings 8
  • Lesser Redpolls 8
  • Common Gull 1
  • Goosander 1
  • Fieldfares 17
  • Kestrel 1
  • Snipe 1


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8.50am to 10.25am. 30 species recorded including:

  • Lesser Redpoll 20+
  • Cormorant 1
  • Mute Swans 4
  • Great Crested Grebe 1
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
  • Redwings 6
  • Greenfinch 6
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1

 



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8.40am to 10.25am. 31 species recorded including:

  • Greenfinch 20+
  • Mute Swans 4
  • Common Gull 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Redwings 4
  • Water Rail 1
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Kestrel 1

 



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8.40am to 10.20am. 34 species recorded including:

  • Long-tailed Tit 1
  • Goosanders 6 (5 redheads and 1 ault male)
  • Mute Swans 4
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Water Rail 1 (in a different location that my 2 sighting earlier this week, this time behind the reedbed on the east of the causeway approach path on the A58 side)
  • Willow Tits 3
  • Kestrel 1
  • Fieldfares 25 (flying over)
  • Shoveler 1
  • Snipe 2
  • Pink-footed Geese 102


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9.35am to 10.55am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swans 4
  • Teal 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 2
  • Redwing 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Rook
  • Song Thrush 1
  • Bullfinch 3

 



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8.35am to 10.05am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swans 4
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Shoveler 1
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Teal 1
  • Water Rail 1 (as with Monday's sighting)
  • Jay 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Greenfinch 3

 



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8.45am to 10.20am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Greenfinch 6
  • Mute Swans 4
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Teal 1
  • Water Rail 1 ( observed behind the reedbed on the A58 side, west of the causeway)
  • Redwings 2
  • Long-tailed Tits 3
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Kingfisher 1 (spotted flying to the island & perching in a hawthorn )
  • Snipe 1 (seen on the Markland Hill Lane side near Ripon Ave.) 


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8.50am to 10.25am. 36 species recorded including:

  • Redwings 8
  • Long-tailed Tits 30+
  • Willow Tits 5
  • Mistle Thrush 2
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Jay 1
  • Lesser Redpoll 12
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Reed Bunting 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Greenfinch 3
  • Teal 2

No sightings of any Kingfishers or Cormorants today.



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8.20am to 9.30am. 27 species recorded including:

  • Cormorant 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Kingfisher 1 (3 sightings could be the same or different birds )
  • Grey Wagtail 1
  • Coal Tits 2
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
  • Snipe 1
  • Greenfinch 2

 



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8.40am to 9.35am. 28 species recorded including:

  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Dunnocks 3
  • House Sparrows 15+
  • Robins 8
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Greenfinch 1
  • Cormorants 2
  • Rook 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Kestrel 1
  • Kingfisher 1
  • Grey Wagtail 1


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8.50 to 10.25am. 32 species recorded including:

  • Greenfinch 2
  • Reed Buntings 2
  • Cormorants 2
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Kingfishers 2
  • Wigeon 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 5
  • Calling Willow Tits 2
  • Song Thrush 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Rook 1 (Flying over)
  • Snipe 1


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8.55am to 10.25am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Song Thrush 2
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Shoveler 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Cormorant 1
  • Wigeon 2
  • Goldcrest 1
  • Pink-footed Geese 90 (also posted on county Pink-footed goose thread)
  • Brent Geese c50 (heading North-West)
  • Reed Bunting 1


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8.50am to 10.15am. 26 species recorded including:

  • Cormorants 3
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Mute Swans 2
  • Wigeon 2
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Long-tailed Tits 10
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Coal Tits 2


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8.55am to 10.40am. 33 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swans 2 (a second bird arrived on Tuesday 9/10/2018)
  • Great Crested Grebes 4
  • Cormorants 2
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Willow Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 9
  • Mediterranean Gull 1
  • Little Gull 1 (a large flock of Black-headed gulls flew in during this visit and the Little and Mediterranean Gull were with these)
  • Shoveler 1
  • Lapwings 12 (flying over the fields to the west)

 



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8.45am to 10.20am. 29 species recorded including:

  • Mute Swan 1
  • Grey Heron 1
  • Pochard 1
  • Squealing Water Rail (heard only)
  • Cormorant 1
  • Great Crested Grebes 3
  • Grey Wagtails 2
  • Coal Tit 1
  • Long-tailed Tits 12+
  • Greenfinch 2

No sighting of any Teal, Shoveler or Kingfisher today.



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