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RE: Stamford Park & Boating Lake Ashton-under Lyne.


Webs count Sunday 16th Feb 14
9.10-10.00

Main lake
4 cormorant
6 grey heron
34 canada geese, 2 hybrid CG
6 mallard
19 tufted duck
2 goosander
6 coot
2 moorhen
29 black headed gulls
1 common gull

Chadwick Dam
37 canada geese
13 mallard
2 embden geese
1 greylag goose
19 tufted ducks
8 coot
4 moorhen
46 black headed gulls
1 common gull

Duck pond
1 mandarin
84 mallard
2 white farm ducks

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WEBS count today, 9.20-10.20am

Main lake:
36 canada geese (+2 cross)
5 mallard
8 coot
10 tufted
1 goosander
11 grey heron- site record (had to count twice as didn't believe it!)
4 cormorants

Chadwick Dam
25 canada geese
2 embden geese
1 greylag
25 mallard (+1 cross)
9 coot
13 tufted
1 gadwall (resident)
1 mandarin (been here 2 months now)
3 moorhen
1 goosander
106 black headed gulls
1 lesser black backed gull
1 cormorant flying over

Park duck pond
2 farm ducks
25 mallard


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Some sightings from the park today

Gadwall - resident bird in eclipse plumage on the duck pond
Nuthatch calling from within the park
Mallard with two of her own offspring and Tufted duckling on Chadwick Dam
Bullfinch (heard)
2+ House Martin

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Never trust my old brain cells.. they went with arrival of children!

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Cheers Roger,

should have known better than to trust that Rachael biggrin

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Steve, the top lake is known as Chadwick Dam (officially Silver Springs).

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late report for yesterday morning:

Upper lake (Chadkirk?):
Tufted Duck doing well - 1 female with 9 very small chicks, another with 5 well-grown ducklings, and 3 other small Tufted chicks which seem to have been adopted by a Mallard confuse

Coot, Canada Geese and Mallard all with growing families and also a juv Black-headed Gull.

A few Sand Martins about and a Chiffchaff singing almost continuously despite the heat no

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WEBs count 10/3/31 9.20-10.20am

Dingle
5 mallards

Stamford boating lake
3 heron
3 cormarant
65 canada geese, 1 hybrid
3 mallard
11 coot
2 moorhen
18 tufted
1 greylag goose
23 black headed gulls

Chadkirk
54 canada geese
5 mallard
1 embden
1 gadwall
6 coot
2 moorhen

Duck pond
2 canada geese
51 mallard
3 farm ducks
and a sparrowhawk scaring everything in sight!

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11.40-12.30
Dingle
wrens, robins, blue tits, nuthatch plus 3 mallards on water Its nice to see ducks in the Dingle, there was 6 the other day.

Duck pond
80+ mallards, 1 hybrid
2 farm ducks
1 gadwall
2 black headed gulls

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Noted on Chadwick Dam today at 1445; 6 x Goosander (4xM & 2xF) plus the usual



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11am today. Dipper (male) on lowest part of Dingle watercourse, near the bridge.

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Noted on boating lake at around 1345

1 x Pochard (M)
3 x Common Gull
2 x Comorant
plus the usual inmates

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Stamford Park
Dingle and brief trip to duck pond 11.40am
Dingle
Wren
goldcrest,
long tailed tits
blackbirds
blue tits
magpies
Robins

Duck pond
130 mallards
1 gadwall
2 farm ducks
1 grey wagtail





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Noted today around Boating Lake & Chadwick Dam area at around 15:00; Goldfinch - 14, Bullfinch - 2 (M&F), Great Tit - 1, Blue Tit - 1, Long Tail Tit - 4, Little Grebe - 1, House Sparrow - 4, Common Gull - 1, plus the usuals



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9.50-10.40
Main boating lake, 15% frozen towards back
22 coot
1 moorhen
12 tufted duck
10 mallard
1 little grebe
43 canada goose, 1 hybrid
4 grey heron (1 flew over to Chadkirk)
3 cormorant (fishermen will love that!)
2 blach headed gulls
1 common gull

Chadkirk
1 greylag goose
35 canada goose- 1 hybrid looks like canada & greylag cross, canada markings, slightly paler, pink beak/legs
2 embden geese
13 mallard & 1 cross
2 moorhen
20 tufted
8 coot
1 gadwall
17 black headed gulls

Duck pond
1 greywagtail
3 farm ducks
92 mallards


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Lake at back of the main boating lake @ 09:15

1 Gadwall
1 Cormorant
1 Little Grebe
12 Long-Tailed Tit

-- Edited by Vicky Sumner on Tuesday 4th of December 2012 06:32:39 PM

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03-12-12 (1445) - Chadwick Dam - 6 x Goosander (Male), 1 x Cormorant, 1 x Grey Heron, plus the usual inmates

-- Edited by Michael Wait on Monday 3rd of December 2012 10:56:37 PM

-- Edited by Michael Wait on Monday 3rd of December 2012 10:58:36 PM

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Noted today on Chadwick Dam; 3 x Goosanders (Male) and 1 x Gadwall (Male), plus the usual inmates

-- Edited by Michael Wait on Friday 30th of November 2012 05:44:14 PM

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21/11/12 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Tufted Duck 12, Coot 3, Mallard 26 (+ 1 hybrid ), Canada Goose 3, Domestic Goose 2, Blue Tit, Moorhen, Gadwall, Black-headed Gull 2 - these all on back pond. Additions on main boating lake were lots more Canadas, 1 Greylag Goose and a Grey Heron in trees. Also had Goldcrest in Stamford Park.

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21/11/12 - Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Tufted Duck 12, Coot 3, Mallard 26 (+ 1 hybrid ), Canada Goose (many!), Domestic Goose 2, Blue Tit, Moorhen, Gadwall, Black-headed Gull 2.

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Dipper pair showing well along renovated Dingle water course, near main gates at corner of Mellor Rd.

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Steve Suttill wrote:


"Maximum Recorded Age: 21 years 3 months 29 days"




Thanks Steve- I will look forward to seeing him on the counts for several more years then

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Rachael Hill wrote:

I was thinking the same about the gadwall- how long do they live for?





according to Bird Facts on the BTO website:
"Maximum Recorded Age: 21 years 3 months 29 days"

He could be there for quite a while yet

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I was thinking the same about the gadwall- how long do they live for?
He was missing from the back lake when it was frozen last week, then I found him on the small duck pond.
Rather fond of him
Rae

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First visit here for quite some time:

13 Goosander
25 Tufted Duck
4 Grey Heron
1 Cormorant
usual Mallard, Moorhens & Coot

and the lonesome Gadwall is still there after all these years

Steve

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6th July - am.

Female Tufted Duck with 4 small ducklings Many thanks to Rob, the fishing balliff, for taking the time and effort to text me on 3rd with this info. Came up on 3rd but couldn't see them but had nice views of this lovely family party this morning. Terrific.

Also Little Grebe on 3rd July and Willow Warblers carrying food on 16th June.

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Glad to hear the gadwall was about Saturday, smile.gif I searched for him and wondered where he was, sometimes on Chaddy.
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Saturday 12th Feb - sorry for late posting

Same as Sunday really but one Common Gull on the boating lake and one male gadwall on the duck pond.






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Saturday 12th Feb - sorry for late posting

Same as Sunday really but one Common Gull on the boating lake and one male gadwall on the duck pond.

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Webs count 9.20-10.20am, weather overcast, trying to rain & wind quite gusty.
Boating lake
16 Goosanders biggrin.gif
5 grey herons hiding in firs on island (2 using the nests to stand on) biggrin.gif Steve watch this space! biggrin.gif
18 mallard (+2 hybrid)
8 coot
2 pochard
71 canada geese (+2 hybrid)
1 greylag
12 tufted
2 cormorant
63 Black headed gulls
plus greenfinch, blue tit, great tit, long tail, jackdaw, wood pig, blackbird, magpie

Chadkirk
19 canada geese
4 embden
15 tufted
19 mallard (+1 hybrid)
2 coot

Duck pond, quieter than normal
2 canada geese- they looked totally out of place disbelief.gif
1 embden
64 mallard (+3 hybrid)






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SUN 06/02/2011 12:55 - 13:30

Weather: Mild overcast and very windy

Stamford Park Boating Lake

Amongst the Black-headed Gull, Canada Geese and Mallard were sighted.

4 pair Goosander
4 Pochard three male & one female.
1 Great Crested Grebe
9 Coot (approx)
20 Tufted Duck (approx)
1 Grey Heron on the island

Chaddy Dam

Contained a small number of Mallard, Canada Geese and Tufted Duck.

Heads up David

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Monday 24th Jan. 15.15 - 15.45

2 Waxwing in tree at side of Duck Pond feeder stream.
Gadwall drake in with Mallard on the Duck Pond.

Park Lake only viewed from the road.

c 6 Goosander. 3m + 3 red-heads.
c 4 Pochard
Tufted.
3 Coot.

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21/1/11

Duck Pond
drake Gadwall
c60 Mallard

Boating Lake
Greylag
3 Pochard
8 Goosander
16 Tufted Duck
5 Coot
Canada Geese
Mallard
3 Grey Heron in trees on island

Chaddy Dam
14 Tufted Duck
2 Coot
Grey Wagtail
Female Sparrowhawk went for a Robin and almost crashed into the water, it then went for the Robin again, but failed!
4 Embden Geese

Dingle very quiet, apart from c6 singing Woodpigeon

Lots of birds singing in the rest of the park
Also 1 Redwing seen

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Friday 21st of January 2011 01:23:50 PM

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Webs count 16/01/2011, 9.30-10.30am.
Nice to see lakes clear of ice smile.gif
Boating lake
Cormorant 2
Gossander 14 biggrin.gif
Pochard 3
Canada geese 72, hybird 1
greylag 1
coot 8
mallard 4, hybrid 1
tufted 24
black headed gulls 74
grey heron 1
moorhen 1
lots of long tailed tits, great tit, robin, goldfinch, wren and blackbird on carpark side

Chadkirk
canada geese 26
tufted 20
coot 1
mallard 26, hybrid 1
Embden 5
black headed gulls 2

Duck pond
mallard 90
Embden 1
farm duck 2
gadwall 1



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WEBS count, 9.30-10.30am lakes badly frozen about 96% ice worst I've seen them.
Boating lake
141 canada geese, 1 hybrid
7 coots
17 mallard, 1 hybrid
1 greylag
96 black headed
2 common gull
1 moorhen

Chadkirk lake (completely frozen except patch where stream joins top end)
4 embden
1 canada goose
2 moorhen

Duck pond
118 mallard, 1 hybrid
3 farm ducks
2 gadwall


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Pm

Drake Gadwall present on Duck Pond along with c100 Mallard
3 Embden Geese

Dingle - very quiethmm.gif

Boating Lake (still mostly frozen)

Not a big fan, but sad to see two very much deceased Canada Geeseno.gif
c40 Black Headed Gull
5 Moorhen
5 Coot
Canada Geese
Mallard
2 hybrid geeseconfuse.gif
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Grey Heron over

Goes to show the do not feed the ducks policy doesn't work in these conditionshmm.gifdisbelief.gifno.giffurious.gif

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 11th of December 2010 04:19:28 PM

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Webs count 9.30-10.30am
Boating Lake
1 cormorant
2 heron
11 goosander (hiding around back of lake)
1 great crested grebe
2 pochard
41 canada geese, 2 hybrid
14 mallard
13 tufted
1 moorhen
11 coots
35 black headed gulls

Chadkirk lake
4 embden geese
9 canada geese
1 greylag
1 coot
1 gadwall
12 mallard, 1 hybrid
7 tufted
1 moorhen
7 black headed gulls

Duck pond in park
135 mallard! I hope- they kept moving!!, 1 hybrid
3 farm ducks
1 embdem


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Fri Nov 5th 06.50 hrs-08.15 hrs.

Of note.

Park Lake.

Tufties c 17 (6m + 11f)
Coot c 15
Redwing c 9 feeding on Hawthorn.

Chadwick Dam.

Tufties c 9 (5m + 4f)
Coot c 11
Greenfinch c 18 in one flock........landed in tree on the island.
Counted over 100 Goldfinch in small flocks on walk round.

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4 til 5 only walked round boating lake
6 Goosander female
19 Tufted duck m/f
1 Greylag
plenty of mallards canda goose .moorhens and coots
plenty of Black-headed Gulls
1 Cormorant
12 long tailed tits
8 blue tits
5 great tits
2 dunnock
1 robin
4 goldfinch
2 grey wagtail
1 chaffinch


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Karen Foulkes wrote:

Must have just missed you Rachael.

Also

2 1st winter Common Gulls
2 ad LBB Gulls flying around over lake





OKay where were they hiding?! frustrated.gif
I stood there for ages going through those bloomin gulls & also trying to find any herons. Glad I found the gadwall
Shame we missed each other wink.gif
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Must have just missed you Rachael.

Also

2 1st winter Common Gulls
2 ad LBB Gulls flying around over lake

In the Dingle

2 Nuthatch
8 Great Tit
10 Blue Tit
4 Coal Tit
8+ LT Tit
Chaffinch
Robin
Wren
Song Thrush
Blackbird

Also Nuthatch in trees close to Stamford Road

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WEBS counts 10/10/10 11.30-12.20am beautiful sunny day biggrin.gif
Boating lake
black headed gull 120
canada geese 79, hybrid 1
Mallard 15, hybrid 1
greylag 1
tufted 19
coot 7
embden 1 (youngester is hanging with canada geese)

Chadkirk lake
fishing club doing great job of replanting all sides & duck island seems to have a decent sized duck house now! Think they have disturbed the normal group of canada geese/embden on to main lake (watched them land before).
canada geese 12
Mallard 12, hybrid 1
emden 4
coot 2
gadwall 1 (male) smile.gif I love spotting these hiden amongst the mallards

Duck pond
Mallard 109 hybrid 3
embden 1
plus grey wagtail fltiing along the feeder stream.


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Listing from WEBS count on Sunday 19th Sept 2010, 9.45-11.00am
Also, met fishing club members who have done a great job this year working on chadkirk lake: diggers reshaping banks, making fishing areas, moving bullrushes to encourage fish and planning on putting bird nesting boxes up on island. Also reported that some have seen a kingfisher but a bit elusive. Going to restock lake & don't mind sharing with the herons wink.gif Really friendly people with a passion to getting the best for chadkirk lake & encouraging wildlife. They plan to set up introductory sessions to fishing using their gear too (once per month).biggrin.gif
Boating Lake
41 Canada geese, 2 hybrids
1 greylag
35 mallard, 1 hybrid
4 tufted
15 coots
2 grey heron
2 pochard
5 black headed gulls

Chadkirk lake
33 mallard, 2 hybrid
32 canada geese
3 coot
1 tufted
5 embden
3 black headed gulls
1 grey wagtail

Duck pond in main park
24 mallard, 1 hybrid
3 white ducks
plus lots of pigeons


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Better late than never... listing from last week
25th Aug 2010, 11.30-12.30

Main boating lake
48 canada geese (+1 hybrid)
74 mallard (=1 hybrid)
1 greylag
6 coot
4 tufted
1 pochard
15 Black headed gulls
3 magpie
30+ feral pigeon

Chadkirk lake
4 adult Embden, 1 youngster
1 gadwall
23 mallard
23 canada geese
2 coot
3 tufted
5 blackheaded gulls

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14th August.

PM visit.

Drake Mandarin biggrin.gif in moult on the lowest of the three water bodies here.

2 Nuthatch in the Dingle - even though it is getting late for proving breeding for this species I got a little excited when I watched one carrying food! - what appeared to be a seed or small nut. However, it proceeded to bury this item of food in a large area of moss growing on an oak tree. Watched it do the same thing again a few minutes later - wasn't aware until today that this species cached food!

Also c215 Mallard, c145 Feral Pigeon, c130 Canada Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 6 Embden Geese and 13 Tufted Duck - inc possible juveniles. 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow and 1 Sand Martin.

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10.30-12.20
Main park
blackbird 3
robin2
woodpigeon 7
blue tits 4
magpie 3
coal tit 2
Duck pond
Mallard 25
canada geese 3
farm ducks 2
embden 1
Dingle
jays 6
blackbird 2
songthrush 1
nuthatch 1
robin 1
magpie 2
boating lake
1 swallow biggrin.gif
3 sandmartin
1 blackcap smile.gif
2 coot
96 canada geese
1 hybrid canada geese
1 greylag
12 tufted duck
5 mallard
1 hybrid mallard
1 grey heron
1 great crested grebe
1 grey wagtail
6 magpie
1 wren
2 blackbird
2 bluetit
2 jays
feral pigeon
Chadkirk lake
4 embden
14 mallard
12 canada geese
9 tufted
1 coot
3 blackheaded gulls

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Quick visit to the boating lake this afternoon:

1 grey heron,
18 Tufted ducks,
1 Juvenile Cormorant,
2 Greylag,
78 Canada geese,
1 hybrid,
2 Coot,
1 Great Crested Grebe sitting on nest


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I have only heard this once where jays were making buzzard type calls and that was at the beginning of April.
Breeding calls sounds like a good theory.

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Bill Myerscough wrote:

2 Jays giving Buzzard like calls.




I heard 2 today at Adswood Tip making passable Tawny Owl 'ke-wick' sounds, but a bit softer. Almost certainly courtship calls.

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31st March.

10.00 - 11.30 am.

2 Jays giving Buzzard like calls. I looked through my old notebooks and computer records to see when I had last heard these type of calls before and they were at Clayton Vale on 12/4/09 and Harpurhey Ponds on 5/4/09. I can't recall hearing this species giving these Buzzard type calls at any other times of the year - so maybe they just have something to do with courtship etc? confuse.gif

Also 2 Coal Tits calling, 1 Goldcrest singing, 1 Nuthatch singing, 19 Tufted Duck, 2 singing Chiffchaff and a flock of c35 finches feeding on alder cones was very roughly split between equal numbers of Lesser Redpoll smile.gif and Goldfinch. 9 singing/displaying Dunnocks and 4 singing Wrens as well. 1 Grey Heron. 3 Song Thrush - 2 of which were singing. Quite a noisy morning! biggrin.gif

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11.30am
Quick visit, no counts
Mallards, coots, canada geese, greylag goose, moorhen, tufted ducks
No herons confuse.gif hopefully just off for a visit somewhere wink.gif


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