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Adult Mediterranean Gull again in roost this evening. Also 2 Oystercatcher.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull this evening

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Goldeneye on Hollingworth Lake

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A stark reminder to go birding alone and not have an uninterested partner with me

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Natalie Clarke wrote:

Well, I didn't get a photo and I think I'm usually OK with IDing a tufted duck. But they were slightly larger and one had a white circle under it's eye. It was also diving for some considerable time. But I didn't spend enough time looking tbh!





From your description Natalie, I'd probably suggest Goldeneye, with the one with the white under the eye being a male.

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Well, I didn't get a photo and I think I'm usually OK with IDing a tufted duck. But they were slightly larger and one had a white circle under it's eye. It was also diving for some considerable time. But I didn't spend enough time looking tbh!

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Hi Natalie,

Im new to this and on a recent visit to Old Moor I got excited at first glance thinking Id seen a scoter, but turned out to be female pochard. Could this be what you saw?

 



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Natalie Clarke wrote:

Went for a stroll with a friend and to see if I could find the red throated diver!! Was not successful but saw two (what I thought were) tufted ducks but on closer inspection...I would want to ID as common scoter. But my confidence was low...any thoughts?!





Hi Natalie,
dont worry, a simple description of basic plumage details would probably clear this up in this case. Neither a m/f Tufted Duck look like a m/f Common Scoter.
Or did you take a photo?

Rob

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Went for a stroll with a friend and to see if I could find the red throated diver!! Was not successful but saw two (what I thought were) tufted ducks but on closer inspection...I would want to ID as common scoter. But my confidence was low...any thoughts?!

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Adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost this evening Ian Kimber had a Red Kite over north yesterday

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Late post for yesterday

Red-throated diver was present during the afternoon.

Other highlights:
3 Great black-backed gull (2 ad & a 1stW)
2 Cormorant
3 Great crested grebe
2 Teal (1 m & 1 f)
2 m Goosander


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Red-throated Diver this morning - presumably the Watergrove bird - it was also here yesterday afternoon Also pair Stonechat at Shaw Moss

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1st-winter Pink-footed Goose Hollingworth Lake in the fields viewable from Rakewood Road

Information thanks to Mark Shuttleworth

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Adult Whooper Swan Hollingworth Lake

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Whooper Swan Hollingworth Lake until 11:15am when it flew towards Shaw Moss

Information thanks to Tucker Dore

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The wigeon and the pintail still viewable from the hide. The wigeon is hanging round with the teal on the pond while the pintail is on the open water by the gulls.

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c250 Lapwings at Akzo Pond on the fields

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The long-staying sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull present on the nature reserve viewable from Rakewood Road at 4pm, also the eclipse drake Pintail viewable from the hide, showing very well, plus 2 Wigeon and 39 Teal

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Yellow-legged Gull and Pintail both still present on the nature reserve

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Pintail, Yellow-legged Gull, Redstart, 3 Whinchat, Wheatear, Shoveler, Little Grebe

Information thanks to Simon Hitchen

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Subadult Yellow-legged Gull again today Also 2 Goosander 15 Teal 1 Gadwall and a Curlew over

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2 Whitethroat on Shaw Moss this morning

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Sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull on the green canoes moored with the boats between the dam wall and the old sailing club - found at 8:30am and then flew onto the nature reserve around 9:20am where it was present on the marshy area until 2:30pm when it flew off - photos courtesy of Mark Shuttleworth

Also 1 Yellow Wagtail, c100 Lapwings, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Mute Swans, 1 Great Crested Grebe



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Green Sandpiper still near the bird hide.



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Little Egret at Hollingworth Lake this morning

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A Black-tailed godwit present this morning

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Green Sandpiper appeared/dropped in to cteek spit opposite NR at 6:30 during heavy shower



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Garden warbler seen in trees on road thro Nature reserve between track down by caravan park and stone bridge

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Drake Mandarin Duck Hollingworth Lake

Also a drake Teal and 2 Lapwings on the nature reserve

Information thanks to Peter Joy

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Turnstone on the nature reserve 10:30am

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Osprey at Hollingworth Lake 4:30pm and still present 4:40pm

Information thanks to Andrew Huyton

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Singing Grasshopper Warbler Branch Fold Farm

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Turnstone - present for it's 2nd day - on the shoreline in front of the Pavilion Cafe, showing well 6:50am

1 Redshank
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Kingfisher
4 Lapwing
Pair of Mute Swans with 1 cygnet
2 Great Crested Grebe


A drake Mandarin Duck was present on 19th May

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Arctic Tern Hollingworth Lake 11:40am

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Drake Mandarin by the yacht club car park Whinchat by Turnough Hall Farm Also 7 Teal, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank and a Whitethroat

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Thurs 22/4 around Nature reserve

Fieldfare briefly landed in Alder treetop at 08:00 then flew off calling

Little ringed plover
Redshank tootling and feeding on muddy shallows
3 pairs of Teal

Lesser redpoll at least 3 pairs

Many willow warblers and chiffchaffs singing and a couple of blackcaps

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Thursday 15th April 2021

1 Redshank
1 Snipe
2 Lapwing
8 Teal
2 Great Crested Grebe
Mixed flock of c30 Swallows and Sand Martins



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2 Common Sandpipers this morning were the first of the year here 4 Goosander 1 Redshank 3 Swallow 2 Sand Martin 3 Willow Warbler 4 Chiffchaff 3 Lesser Redpoll

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Nature reserve area
swallow. 6 over lake by reserve entrance with 2 sand matins
Pair of Shovelers
Redshank 1

Willow warbler at least 3 singing
Chiffchaff at least 5 singing and seen

Lesser redpoll 2 - 3 pairs buzzing about very active in tree tops

Jay 4 together
Green woodpecker heard

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After a tip off from Mark Rigby that an Osprey had just flown north at Castleshaw Res'rs, Andrew Huyton and I hot footed it up to the Lake and were amazed to see it appear within 5 minutes of arriving at 1405. It circled high over the Lake before heading North - I love it when a plan comes together!

Also 2 Swallow, 8 Sand Martin, 1 Redshank (Shaw Moss), 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Treecreeper, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 1 Siskin over north-west



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1/4 pm

1 Willow Warbler singing at nature reserve

2 Wheatear - Bib Knowl

8 Teal, Green Woodpecker heard, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Redpoll 

 



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1st winter Kittiwake on Hollingworth Lake from 7:15am-7:30am

Information thanks to Andrew Huyton

Drake Mandarin present on Hollingworth Lake on Monday 15th March

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A summer plumaged adult Mediterranean Gull in the roost this evening.

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Drake Shoveler still present today A photograph of a Black-necked Grebe taken here on Sunday has been posted on a local Facebook site - unfortunately the bird was not seen by any of the local birders and there was no sign of it today

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Drake Shoveler on the nature reserve also 1 Snipe, 2 pairs of Goosanders, 2 Mute Swans and 5 Great Crested Grebes

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Drake Teal on the marshy pool opposite the campsite

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4 Goosander
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Mute Swans

No sign of the Brent Goose in a search early afternoon

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A dark-bellied Brent Goose was showing well at the west end this afternoon - a long-awaited site tick for me after dipping one in the 90's!

The bird was first reported yesterday by Trevor Parry but went missing before reappearing late this afternoon.

 

Also today a Greylag Goose, 6 Goosanders and a Buzzard

Also recently on Tuesday (2nd March) Andrew Huyton had 3 Pintail, 7 Shovelers and 3 Gadwall.



-- Edited by Simon Hitchen on Thursday 4th of March 2021 08:50:36 PM



-- Edited by Simon Hitchen on Thursday 4th of March 2021 09:07:07 PM

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Drake Pochard on Clegg Hall Pools

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Clegg Hall Pools

2 Pochard (drake and female)
2 drake Gadwall
7 Tufted Ducks
2 Little Grebe

Information thanks to Alan Nuttall

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