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RE: Strinesdale, Oldham.


Webs: 12.05 - 14.05

Bottom Res:
Moorhen - 1
Canada Goose - 2
Embden Goose - 3
Mallard - 11

Top Res;
Black-headed Gull - 1
Grey Heron - 1
Canada Goose -2 (displayed then flew down to join the pair on Bottom Res.)
Tufted Duck - 2 (pair)
Coot - 3
Little Grebe - 3

Plenty of Robins in song, plus singing Goldfinch, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Bullfinch & Wren.

Greenfinch in song flight, Curlew overhead, Skylark (distant),
Grey Wagtail - 2 (Golden Steps) probably a pair, but still in winter plumage

plus usuals


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Webs. 12.05 -1.30

Very slippery underfoot, but, apart from the odd Jack Douglas impersonation, made it round unscathed

Bottom Res:
100 % iced over. The ice was thick enough to support a potential Darwin Award Winner and his child. Standing on the ice isn't a brilliant move, but kicking holes in it to test the thickness...

Bottom Res. Inflow:
Mallard c50
Embden Goose 3

Top Res:
Almost 100% iced over.
Moorhen 2 foraging around the benches at the viewpoint.

Best of the other 13 species seen:
Long-tailed Tit 4
Bullfinch 4 (inc 1 M)

Good passage of Lesser Black-backed Gulls over en route to High Moss



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1030-1200

mixed flock moving through of Great, Blue, Coal and Long-tailed Tits with a single Treecreeper.

38 Fieldfare and 8 Redwing feeding in a field adjacent to the main resevoir.




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Had a walk round both reservoirs this morning 10:30ish, still pretty windy. Not really much happening, highlight being 20ish Long Tailed Tits skitting about in the trees by the path down between the two res.

5 Coot (2 lower, 3 upper)
Numerous Mallard
3 Embden Geese
50+ Black Headed Gulls (I think they were all BHG, not brilliant yet with Gulls)
3 Robin
Numerous Magpie
Several Carrion Crow

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January Webs 11.50 to 14.00

Bottom Res:
Moorhen 2
Coot 2
Embden Goose 3
Mallard 24
Black-headed Gull 110

Top Res:
Coot 2
Mallard 8
Black-headed Gull 90

Little Owl 1 (Strines)

plus most of the usuals (no Bullfinch)

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December Webs, so, unsurprisingly, it had snowed and the reservoirs were 95% frozen

Bottom Res:
Malllard C20 ( some lurking in the reeds)
Embden Goose 3
Black-headed Gull 18

Top Res:
Mallard 40
Coot 2
Moorhen 2
Grey Heron 1
Black-headed Gull 1

The best December count on the top res for several years.

Best of the other 16 species seen:
Treecreeper 1 in the old mixed copse on the west side of top res dam
Bullfinch 7 minimum (a group of 7 - 4m3F by the old mixed copse, 2M on Holgate St)
Sparrowhawk 1Male hunting the culvert leading to the top of Golden Steps

Other wildlife on the appropriate thread

No sign of any Little Grebes, Steve, but one of the regulars heard them at the start of the month. As she said 'It's not a call you could misidentify'.

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November WAS a long way down, Steve

They certainly seemed to reappear last Spring just about the time the Royal George birds disappeared. I'll have to try and get up there again before the next Webs is due, to see if they've left.

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Mike Chorley wrote:


Looking back down the thread...





Now why didn't I think to do that? Thanks Mike

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Hi Steve.

Impossible to stay. The Black-headed Gull 'loafing' flock was building up and the Grebes, no doubt having learned from past experience, seem to disappear while they're around. There are a couple of feeder streams coming in through a marshy area where they seem to disappear, then emerge when the gulls have gone. I found this out the hard way when I failed to find them on either Atlas visit, only for TWO families to appear the month afterwards.

Looking back down the thread, last year there were still 2 on Nov 14th, but I didn't get up again until after everywhere was frozen, so don't know when they left.

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Have your Little Grebes all left, Mike?

Would be interesting to know, as Riggers and I both found them at Royal George in Greenfield last week. Seem to remember a similar pattern last year.

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Belated Webs. 11.50 - 14.50

Bottom Res:
Mallard 24
Moorhen 2
Grey Heron 1 (seen from Top res)

Top Res:
Black-headed Gull 43
Common Gull 2 (1 adult, 1 1st winter)
Coot 2

Otherwise fairly quiet:
Jay
Goldfinch
Grey Wagtail 3
Bullfinch
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit - at least 2 parties, heard but not seen
Blackbird -good numbers, despite the attentions of
Sparrowhawk 1 male
highlights of the other 19 species seen

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The Rhododendron Chainsaw Massacre alongside the Golden Steps has improved that area, just needs the same enthusiasm applying to the birches and willows blocking the view from the viewpoint! Also, initially, just one man and his dog.

Hear hear!

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10.15 - 13.15

Bottom Res:
Mallard 57
Moorhen 2
Black-headed Gull 19
Embden Goose 3
Grey Heron 1 over

Top Res:
Moorhen 2
Coot 2
Little Grebe 5 - 2 adult & 2 juv on east side, 1 juv on west side
Black-headed Gull 1 with several small groups passing over.

Plus all the usuals inc:
Long-tailed Tit 2 x parties of 8
Jackdaw 4 with at least 2 parties of about 12 passing straight over and down the valley
Greater-spotted Woodpecker 1 coming down the valley from Bishop's Park

Despite the forecast, a quite pleasant morning. The Rhododendron Chainsaw Massacre alongside the Golden Steps has improved that area, just needs the same enthusiasm applying to the birches and willows blocking the view from the viewpoint! Also, initially, just one man and his dog

Good collection of 'other wildlife'

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Little Owl on barn above usual wall. Not seen in the area for a long time. Also spotted Mike Chorley

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12.35 - 15.15.

Webs. Bottom Res. 12.55 - 13.10

Mallard 25
Moorhen 2
Embden Geese 3

Top Res. 13.25 - 13.45 (+ lunch)

Little Grebe 6 - 2x Adult and chick in 1st adult (i.e. winter) plumage; 1 adult & dependant chick, still showing striped head & neck
Grey Heron 1 (sub-adult)
Moorhen 2 Adult
Coot 2 Adult
Mallard 7 (3m 4F)
Tufted Duck 1F
Black-Headed Gull - 24 on res, looked to be actively feeding on a hatch of flies
(Also at least 10 overhead)

19 other species inc;
Goldcrest 1F
Coal Tit 1 Adult
Bullfinch 3 (heard only)
Grey Wagtail 1M - Golden Steps
Sparrowhawk 2, the second being shadowed by a Swallow which was alarm-calling
Willow Warbler - 4 at least, 3 heard only (contact calls). The seen bird had a very pale outer primary on the left wing.
Long-tailed Tit 10 minimum with Blue Tits and the afore-mentioned Warbler
Siskin 4 over -flight calls
Common Buzzard 1 heading NW over the Top Res before veering NNW between Moorside and Strinesdale.
plus mostly invis. mig of Swallows and Meadow Pipits over. 10 Swallows hawking over top res.

Also: 2 Small White, 1 Brown Hawker, 1 Common Darter (fem/imm), the usual fungi

& 1 Kath & Phil (longtime no see) I didn't get as far as the upper barn, so I'll leave that to you.

-- Edited by Mike Chorley on Sunday 18th of September 2011 06:16:20 PM

-- Edited by Mike Chorley on Sunday 18th of September 2011 06:19:11 PM

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Forgot the Tufted Duck from Tuesday. Back down to 3 again from last month's peak of 6 (site record - for me at least). Then again, only half the number of Mallard so maybe the rest are all keping out of sight while they finish moulting.

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12.40 - 17.05 -latterly with Riggers & Graham Beverley

Initially, fairly quiet, with more plants, insects etc catching my attention than birds.

Green Woodpecker - independant juvenile in wooded area below lower waterman's cottage

Bottom Res.
3 Embden Geese
18 Mallard
1 Moorhen

Top Res.
1 Grey Heron -sub-adult
3 Coot -2 adult, 1 juvenile
1 Moorhen
4 Mallard
3 Black-headed Gulls
7 Little Grebe - 2 very small chicks (still small enough to ride on their parents' backs ), 3 adults and 2 juveniles. This is the second year running there seems to have been this combination. It could just be that one parent has been predated each year, but is there any evidence of polygamy in Little Grebes?

1 Spotted Flycatcher. In a sheltered area of hawthorn along the western stream flowing into the Top Reservoir, with 7 Willow Warblers, (mostly juvs but one sang a few times), 2 Robins. Wren, Blue & Great Tits. The bird was feeding and seemed settled but unfortunately, just before Riggers arrived, it was disturbed by a young family who decided to wander along the bank of the stream rather than use the footpath. It flew to some Rowans downstream and was lost to view by Graham and myself. Coincidentally, Bill Myerscough's sighting last year, in another part of the site, was on exactly the same date!

In total 21 species of birds, 28 plant sp., 6 butterfly sp., 3 fungi ans assorted bees, wasps, froghoppers & spiders!



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Spotted Flycatcher early afternoon near inlet on Upper reservoir (info M.Chorley) but there was no sign of it by 1530hrs

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12.35 - 15-35

Bottom Res:

Mallard: 27
Embden Goose: 3
Moorhen: 1

Top Res:

Little Grebe: 2
Moorhen: 1
Coot: 2 Adult + 2 well-grown chicks
Mallard: 8
Grey Heron: 1 - from the neck colouring looked to be a 1st summer bird.

Also:

Willow Warbler: 4 singing + independant juvenile
Chiffchaff: 3 singing + independant juvenile
Robin: 2 singing, 5 juveniles calling at different locations and a group of 3 juv + 1 adult near dipping pond.
Bullfinch: 1 female/juv near top res, 1 male hedge along top channel to Golden Steps
Chaffinch: 2 (a pair)
Blackcap: 1 - brief burst of song near top res. benches
Green Woodpecker: 1 heard

plus usuals, 3 species of butterfly and 2 species of damsel fly.

-- Edited by Mike Chorley on Sunday 26th of June 2011 05:43:11 PM

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12.35 - 15.05

More like March or October with the strong winds, but surprisingly dry.smile.gif

Bottom Res:
Mallard 7 all males
Embden Goose 3
Moorhen 1

Top Res:
Little Grebe 2biggrin.gif
Moorhen 1
Coot 2 biggrin.gif
Tufted Duck M & F

Also:

Willow Warbler 7 S
ChiffChaff 2 S
Blackcap 4 S
Robin 2 S and 2 juv heard
Greater-spotted Woodpecker 1 adult female with food (FF) and juv heard in nest.
Reed Bunting 1 S
Song Thrush 1 S
Bullfinch 2 F
Chaffinch 1 S
Greenfinch 1 S
Goldfinch 6 inc 1 S
Blue Tit 7 inc 1 with food (FF)
Grey Wagtail 4 at least inc 2 juvs together and 1 adult male. There was a lot of chasing about involving 2 or 3 birds around Golden Steps, while the male was feeding a juv. Later there were the 2 juvs and another bird (only glimpsed) at the top of the steps followed by another chase not involving the juvs. Possibly two families interacting.

Overhead:
Swallow 8 minimum
Swift 3
Starlings several, some with food (FF)


plus usuals

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11.40 - 14.30

Bottom Res:
Mallard 12m 1f
Canada Goose 1pair
Embden Goose 3
Moorhen 1 with nesting material

Top Res:
Mallard 2
Litle Grebe 2
Coot 1 pair - N
Grey Heron 1

Water level alarmingly low - several yards of mud between the water's edge and any suitable cover for nesting waterbirds- but I gather it may have been lowered to effect a repair after the outflow was vandalisedmad.gifdisbelief.gif

Also:
Chiffchaff 3+
Willow Warbler 8+
Blackcap 3
Jay 1
Great Spot 1
Swallow 3
Reed Bunting 1m
Song Thrush 1 - channelling Nuthatch!
Long-tailed Tit 4
Grey Wagtail pair -Golden Steps
Begging courtship display from one of the many pairs of Great Tit

Plus 5 species of butterfly

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Popped up here for 'lunch hour' today - 10.50 a.m. to 13.10 p.m.

Lower Res.
Mallard 10
Embden goose 3
Canada Goose 6 (3 pairs)
Moorhen 2 (poss a pair. Birds at either end of the res when I arrived, but two at outflow end later. Maybe they'd had a tiffmatrixfight.gif and made update.gif)

Top Res.
Tufted Duck 1m
Moorhen 2
Coot 3 (usual 'handbags' over who has which bit of the res)
Little Grebe 1!(couldn't see a label saying 'if found please return to S. Suttill but..)biggrin.gif

Best of the rest:
Song Thrush 1 in good voicesing.gif
Goldcrest 1 singing
Skylark 1 singing
Chiffchaff 2 singing - probably on their way to Bill M at Piethornbiggrin.gif
Grey Wagtail 1m - Golden Steps
Common Buzzard 1 -being mobbed by 2 Lesser Black-backs, which suddenly left when
Peregrine 1 arrived - or maybe it was the 2nd Buzzardbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

Wildlife sightings on t'other Forum

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Webs.

Bottom res:

Moorhen 1
Embden Geese 3
Mallard


Top res:

2x
Mallard
Tufted Duck
Goosander
Canada Goose
Moorhen
Coot
Black-headed Gull

Usual suspects inc:
Jay
Long-tailed Tit (3+)
Goldcrest - singing
Grey Wagtail - male on outlet to Top res
Coal Tit - 2 in widely-separated territories
GSW - Male in mature trees by lower car park (drumming heard there earlier)
Female at regular location by the top res. called then flew uphill


Fungi & frogs on the Wildlife site (later)

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Another wet Webs!

Bottom reservoir

Mallard 24
Moorhen 2
Black-headed Gull 92
Embden Goose 3


Top reservoir
Mallard 7
Moorhen 1
Coot 1
Goosander 2 (m&f) - seem to be regular here in February

Best of the usuals

Long-tailed Tit 6+
Jay 1

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Webs (appropriately!) today

Lower Res

Mallard 35
Black-headed Gull 29
Moorhen 1
Embden Goose 3 (must have fallen out with Steve's Canada'sbiggrin.gif)

Grey Heron on pathside pools between Upper & Lower

Upper Res

Mallard 14
Black-headed Gull 26
Moorhen 1 (pos 2 as I later disturbed one roosting in the hawthorns by the benches.
Maybe, like the Bennies Rail it was after the fatball)
Tufted Duck 3 (2m1f)

Not much else of note:
Bullfinch 1 (imm/f)
Jay 2
and a singing Goldfinch. Seems a bit early for such a comparatively late breederconfuse.gif

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Resevoirs still almost totally frozen, the little bit of open water held 35 Mallard, 6 Black-headed Gull and a single Moorhen.

Female Sparrowhawk mobbed by 2 Carrion Crow
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Treecreeper
2 Jay

Altogether very quiet.

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stuartherring wrote:

ooohhh far to much christmas spirit mike baaah humbugbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif






Otherwise known as 'anti-freeze'!biggrin.gif

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ooohhh far to much christmas spirit mike baaah humbugbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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1.30 -2.30 p.m. Gulling on Ice aka December 2010 Webs

No former soap stars or retired sportspeople, just

1 Adult Common Gull

a supporting cast of

30 Black-headed Gulls (of various ages)

& a pair of completely indifferent feral White Geese. There used to be 4 of these geese. Possibly the subordinate male has gone off with his Canada Goose mates but one can't help wondering where the missing female may be spending Christmashungry.gifchew.gif

All the main survey species had left for warmer climes except

1 Moorhen

commuting between the stream inflows on the otherwise totally iced top res.

Also seen

9/10 Magpies & about the same number of Carrion Crows

6/7 Wood Pigeons (including 1 extremely optimistic male display-flightinghmm.gif)

5 Goldfinches
4 Great Tits
3 Blackbirds
2 Bullfinches
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Also heard 1 Jay
and had a fly-over of 5 Jackdaws

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Webs today (14th)

Bottom Res.
Mallard 45
Moorhen 2
Black-headed Gull 26

Top Res
Little Grebe 2
Mallard 12
Coot 1
Moorhen 3
Common Gull 3
Black-headed Gull 57 (with more on fields nearby)

best of the rest ( 16 species)
Long-tailed Tit 12smile.gif
Pied Wagtail 8 (with the black cattle)
Siskin 2 (flight calls only)
Goldcrest 1 heard
Greater-spotted Woodpecker 1f

plus a selection of the commoner fungi

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WeBs Sunday 10th.

Bottom res:
Mallard - 42 (26M 16F)
Moorhen - 1 juv
Black-headed Gull - 5
Domestic Goose -3
Fishermen - not as many as expected.

Top re:
Mallard - 7 (3M 4F)
Tufted Duck- 3 (MM&F)
Black-headed Gull - 38
Little Grebe - 4
Moorhen- - 3
Coot - 2 (Adult & independent Juv)
Grey Heron - 1
People in fenced-off area reseved for wildlife - 2 (unable to tell if they were 'Friends of
Strinesdale' doing a survey or just the
usual idiots!)

Also:
Redwing - 1
Mixed flock of Great, Blue & Long-tailed Tits

Several species of fungi.



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Playing 'spot the little grebe' between showers.

Never had all the birds visible at once, but a family group of 1 adult & 3 juv with a 4th juv in the background and a definate sighting of 3 adults at once seems to indicate there are still 7.

Looks like a family of 2 adults and 3 juv plus lone adult and youngster. Lots of regrouping and skittering over the water didn't help! 1 adult was making a much more musical piping whistle in contrast to the usual call. Seemed to bring all the juveniles towards it, then 1 of the other adults came steaming in and all the chasing around started.

Other sighting inc.

Grey Heron 1
Coot 3 (2adult 1 juv -at opposite ends of Upper Res)
Moorhen 5 (1 juv Lower Res; 1 juv 3 adults Upper)
Tufed Duck 1m1f Upper

Sparhawk 1 male over top res mobbed by
Swallows 6
House Martin 1+
Willow Warbler 1 juv (calling)
Chiff-Chaff 1 singing
Blackcap 1 juv/female flycatching
Goldcrest 1
Bullfinch 2+

Also some interesting scat on the wall near where the Little Owls used to be seen. Contained lots of tiny black insects (all deadbiggrin.gif) Didn't look like a pellet but some avian faecal deposit in/on 1 nearby.

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Right, I'm calling the agency and demanding a refund!furious.gif

The flycatcher was booked for LAST Mondaybiggrin.gif

Nice find, Bill. Thanx 4 txt mssg.



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23rd August.

9.30 - 11.10 am.

Highlight was the sighting of a Spotted Flycatcher biggrin.gif foraging off telephone lines near a farmhouse on the eastern side of the valley at SD958066. Had some really great views before the rain finally set in. thumbsdown.gif

There appeared to be 3 adult and 3 juvenile Little Grebes on the upper res.

Both Bullfinch and Lesser Redpoll were heard but not seen. c10 Swallows were still about, including 4 juveniles sat on telephone lines waiting to be fed. Flocks of c35 Meadow Pipit, 5 Mistle Thrush, 7+ Linnet and 3 Pied Wagtail were seen. 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers were seen and what appeared to be a Tawny Owl was heard "kewicking"......until a Jay flew out of the tree where the sound was coming from! disbelief.gif

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Quick visit yesterday (18/08/2010)

Confirmed breeding on top res.

Coot 2 adult with 1 chick (very vocal but being ignored) plus 3rd Adult
Moorhen 2 adult with 4 juveniles plus 3rd Adult
Little Grebe 3 Adult with 4 juveniles, ( 3 independent, 1 still being fed)

Bottom res

Juvenile moorhen

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Willow Warbler 1 feeding fledged young & 2 calling juvs (also briefly singing male)
Chiffchaff 1 independent young (also briefly singing male)

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Sparrowhawk
2 + Coal Tits
6 Swallow
2 House Martin

80 Mallard between the 2 reservoirs
2 m 1 f Tufted Duck (top res)


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19/05/2010

No Garden Warbler or Whitethroat today

Barn Swallow (5) - 1 briefly mobbing
Sparrowhawk (1)
Bullfinch - 2 pairsmile.gif collecting Dandelion seeds
ChiffChaff(2)- inc. 1 self-windingbiggrin.gif
Dipper (1)
Greater-spotted Woodpecker- calling
Green Woodpecker- called twice, distantly
Jay (1)
Little Grebe (1)
Mistle Thrush- 2 juveniles
Robin - at least 2 fledged young

Also, Rob will be glad to hear, the Linnet was high up the valleybiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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also 1 Linnet (m) - first I've seen this low down the valley. Maybe the good weed crop has brought it down.





Shouldn't that be "first I've seen this high..."? wink.gif




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also 1 Linnet (m) - first I've seen this low down the valley. Maybe the good weed crop has brought it down.





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Single Chiff-chaff still by the proposed school site; also 1 Linnet (m) - first I've seen this low down the valley. Maybe the good weed crop has brought it down.

Otherwise:

1 Garden Warbler
2 Whitethroat
9 Willow Warbler (min)
8 Robin
2 Reed Bunting

All in song.

On the reses:
1 Moorhen
2 Coot
3 Canada Goose
3 White Chinese Geese
15 Mallard ( 2 F 13 M)


19 other species inc; Bullfinch, Jay, Dipper, Swift (2) Swallow (2) and a steady overhead passage of Lesser Black-backed Gulls in small groups heading n.n.w

Some pyromanic activity even here cry.gifdisbelief.gif but the Water Bailiff tells me that a Friends of Strinesdale may be formed to try to prevent this sort of thing.



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Between the "showers"! this p.m.

Bottom res

Canada Goose 2 pair
Mallard 13 m 2 f

Top Res

Little Grebe 1
Mallard 1m
Coot 1
Moorhen 2

Blackcap 1
Chiff-Chaff 1 (in willows near proposed school site)
Willow Warbler 12 (min) singing males
Bulfinch 1m
Jay 2
Skylark 1 (song flight)
Coal Tit 2
Song Thrush 2

Plus usual woodland species

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2 GS woodpeckers chasing each other through the trees.
And a dog walker told me about 2 Cuckoos seen there yesterday

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pair bullfinches
pair grey wagtails
goldcrest
chiffchaff (didnt hear it just watched it for ages)
female goosander
goldfinches
and all the usual stuff

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12.00 - 14.00

Bottom Res.
Moorhen 1
Black-headed Gull 1
Canada Goose 4
Mallerd 24, mostly now paired up

Top Res.
Grey Heron 1
moorhen 1
Little Grebe 2
Mallard 2 (pair)
Tufted duck 2
Common Gull 3
Black-headed Gull 55

plus usual stuff inc.
Kestrel 1 (f)
Greater Spotted Woodpecker 1 (f)
Goldcrest 1 (f)
Mistle Thrush 1 (m) - singing
Bullfinch 2 (m) - singing
Coal Tit 3

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Crunched, slid, paddled and dog turd dodged bleh.gifevileye.gifdisbelief.gif around today for the WeBs

Both reservoirs 98% frozen still, except at the inflows.

Bottom res

Mallard 55
Black-headed Gull 36
Moorhen 2
Domestic Goose 4 (feral)

Top Res

Mallard 4
Black-headed Gull 1
Grey Heron 1

(that's 6 more birds for the top res than Dec. visit)


Also
Bullfinch 6 (in 1's & 2's)
Kestrel 1
Greater-spotted Woodpecker 1 (M)
Jay 1
Sparrowhawk 2

The latter apparently in display, both circling over the Hillgate street 'carpark' before
the lower bird flew low upstream behind the Visitor Centre, with the upper bird stooping, then flying parallel & slightly above

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This am

Mallard 42m 25f
Black-headed Gull 57
Coot 1
Moorhen 5
Canada Goose 2
Lesser Black-back 1
Grey Heron 1
Woodcock 1smile.gif (only the 3rd wader ever recorded for here as far as I know)

15 Long-tailed tits with
1 Coal tit
3 Blue Tits
1 Goldcrest
1 Treecreeper

2 Bullfinch (1m 1f/juv)

Small nos of Robin, Magpie, Carrion Crow & Wood Pigeon


Also, along Lees Brook

1 Greater-spotted Woodpecker (M)
1 Sparrowhawk (M)
1 Dipper (unringed)




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Bottom Res;

32 mallard
1Coot
1 Moorhen (juv)

Top Res:

Little Grebe ( 2 adults, 2 very vocal young & 1 larger juvenile-1st brood?)
Grey Heron
Tufted Duck 3 males (1Adult winter, 2 partial eclipse)3
3 Moorhen 2Adults, 1 juv.

Long Tailed Tits 24 with
Great Tits 3
Blue Tits 2

3 Swallows, working northconfuse.gif

1 ChiffChaff contact-calling
1 Greater Spotted Woodpecker

-- Edited by Mike Chorley on Tuesday 15th of September 2009 11:06:15 PM

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En route to count crows & gulls for my tetrad yesterday:

Bottom Res: 4 mallard ducklings & lots of fishermen

4 Singing Willow warblers
2 Singing Blackcaps
2 male Bullfinchs
Great Spot
Singing Song Thrush
Juvenile Great Tits & robins

Top Res: 2 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck(m&f) 2 House Martins, 2 Swallows, 2Swifts,
3 adult Little Grebes & Grey Heron
all of us enjoying the peace until the dog swimmers (**** dogsbiggrin.gif) turned up

Usual 3 figure counts of Lesser Black-backs and Carrion Crows round High Moor,
Song Thrush, Tawny Owl, Bullfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Redpoll, 40 Swifts high over the tip, but, as mentioned elsewhere, no Stonechats-seen at 2 different locations in Autumn-and only 3 magpies! (They must prefer other parts of Greater Manchestersmile.gif)

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3 Waxwings feeding upper valley near holroyd skips 15.00

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also went round yesterday little owl in top fields, siskins near to tree for life forest and only one male goosander but had been joined by a female

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Saturday 31.01.09
goosander 4 m
grey heron
tufted duck 1m 1f
hoorhen
coot
song thrush 2

-- Edited by Graham Beverley at 20:21, 2009-02-01

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