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RE: Moses Gate.C.P.


Redshank at the Croal- Irwell confluence, + 2 kingfisher and 3 Goldeneye.

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female Shoveler,2 Pochard,3 Goosander + 5 more on rivers, Also 13 Goldeneye at the croal- irwell confluence and 2 Willow Tit on Kearsley park.

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Lodges mainly frozen still large hole on main lodge.
55 Swans on lodge and river
1 cormerant on river
7 goosander on river (1 Drake)
kingfisher flying up stream
tufties river and main lodge
lots of blackbirds on feeders

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130 Pink footed Geese, west at 8 25 am.18 Goosander, + Common Snipe flew off wildlife lodge.

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59 Mute Swan, 155 Canada Geese, 172 Mallard, 41 Tufted Duck, 22 Goosander, 12 Moorhen, 60 Coot, 220 Black headed Gull, 6 Common Gull, 4 lesser Black backed Gull,Sparrowhawk, Dipper on the river croal near red rocks, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker,30 Fieldfare over, 3 Siskin, 3 Bullfinch. Over 750 birds on Crompton Lodges, not counting farmyard ducks , geese and 30+ feral pigeons.

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Also kingfihser patrolling nature reserve lodge today

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from Day break

Main lodges
25 Goosander 8 Drake
Goldeneye
18 tufties
Heron
GC Grebes Coots etc

few winter thrushes
flocks of LT tits
small flock of goldfinches
2 pied wags
treecreeper gold crest on trees between lodges

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 09:32:00 AM

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Tuesday 23rd of November 2010 09:32:30 AM

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15 Goosander on crompton lodges, also 5 Bullfinch around.

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12 Tufties
Female teal
Jackdaws
Fly by Cormerant Heron Sparrowhawk
mixed redwing blackbird flock
usuals

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Wet damp
14 Cormerants more flying over
Female teal
Only 6 tufties
Nuthatch
Coal Tit
Usuals

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Not much so counted the fowls
58 Mute Swans
15 Tufted
55 Coots
57 Mallards
1 GC Grebe
1 Greylag
Others
Great Blue Long tailed tits
Robins, Song thrush Wrens ETC
2 Gold Crest
4 Cormerant
1 Heron

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Not the excited visit of last week
Just Tufties, Heron, Male Teal, Sparrow Hawk, Jay, Coal Tit, Grey Lag Goose GC Grebe, Pied Wag, Bullfinch


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Also worth mentioning from this morning were the 57 Mute Swans concentrated on what is quite a small patch of water.

Cheers, John

-- Edited by John Rayner on Wednesday 29th of September 2010 04:00:38 PM

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Andy,
One of the birders present this morning is actually a vet and it was he who placed his 'healing hands' on the dead Gannet.
None of us present were expecting to witness such a miracle.
If your fictitious cat ever suffers from a serious illness, then I suggest you get in touch with me and I will put you in contact with him.wink.gif

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Arrived at 9.45 only to discover a little later what had happened. Remind me never to ask any of you guys for a second opinion if my cat is looking a bit peaky. You'd have it buried in the garden before it knew what had hit it!!! wink.gif

P.S. I don't have a cat but the 'joke' wouldn't work without it, and I needed a laugh after missing out. furious.gif

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Seen flying earlier RSPCA were/are in attendance at the ready
other birds widgeon & teal

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At 9:30am the Gannet flew off strongly to the north (ish).

Info thanks to Paul Heaton and Andy Makin

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 29th of September 2010 09:39:51 AM

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The Gannet has been seen to fly off with Canada Geese on a couple of occasions now but has always flown back and has also been seen diving underwater too. I believe thus far a decision has been made not to attempt a stressful 'capture' at this point but hopefully that visiting birders and the site's local watchers will keep a close eye on it and any obvious change reported so that a rescue can be made if and when necessary.

Info thanks to Paul Heaton

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 29th of September 2010 09:26:10 AM

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Arrival at first light and the Gannet was drifting with it's head under it's wing. With a lack of any movement and it slowly drifting to the lake side, we started to fear the worst. After some deliberation and the fact that the bird was now just a yard from the shore,we decided to retrieve its corpse.

As a member of the watching group stooped to pull the dead Gannet from it's watery grave, it suddenly came back to life and flew a few yards towards the centre of the lake. It is still alive as of 0810hrs but not looking very strong!

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Yeah I was thinking that probably like most people. Hope its not or if it is it, if poss., gets taken in asap.


-- Edited by Steven Astley on Wednesday 29th of September 2010 07:46:31 AM

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Juv Gannet still present 7.10, doesnt look well though.

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Just in case anyones wondering what the fuss is about,I hang my head in shame every time the 'watergrove gannet' is mentioned,My excuse was pure innocence as i decided to 'wait till tommorow',I haven,t checked but seem to remember that gannets turn up about once every preston guild,so if you can gofurious.gif get there at dawn,Bragging rights last a long timebiggrin.gif

cheers geoffbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif


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How wierd a gannet and my local patch, surreal biggrin.gif
Hope it doesn't try any dive bombs on the lodge it will break its neck!wink.gif

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John, the gates should be open at first light, if they are not you can park on road by gate and walk down.

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Anyone know if the gates will be locked early tomorrow. Or is there pedestrian access anyway? Sunrise is at 07.05 yawn.gif

Cheers, John

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Ian McKerchar wrote:


Even the current county year lister managed to get across the county in time!






Just as it was going dark(it was virtually black!!) the peace was shattered as a maniac year lister, screeched into the car park, then walked over casually and took a look through my scope, I dont know these twitchers!wink.gif

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Tuesday 28th of September 2010 08:35:21 PM

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Gannet still present until dusk, looking settled and ready to roost.

Info thanks to Dennis Atherton

Even the current county year lister managed to get across the county in time!



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Gannet still present at 19:10 and showing very well.

Info thanks to Simon Warford

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juvenile gannet at 18.30
Info from Kane Brides

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AM Not Much
2 Herons chasing each other
1 GC Grebe (1 seems to have disappeared)
Plenty of tufties, swans CGeese
woods GS Wood Pecker Jay usuals

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went for a walk with the niece and saw a dipper on the weir on the track to nob end

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3 Shelduck here, Tuesday 31st, Aug... Frank Obertelli.

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Dinner lodges
Quite a few tufties
One GC Grebe-There was a pair on eggs 3 weeks ago on main lodge. These have gone or they could not be seen. Second year these have failed.
Cormerant
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Blue Great Tits
Green finch
Jay
also pied wags and usuals

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Not much about everything scared off by people in boats on the main lodge, using the tern raft as a resting point!
told them to move and phoned a number on display boards.

I know boats used to be allowed but not seen a boat on for years I assumed it was now a lodge for wildlife only?

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They guyu who colour rings at Doffcocker also works at Moses Gate CP...

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Ian Boote wrote:

Just noticed juvenille common tern has rings right leg orange left yellow none on adult. Both were on posts obliging for photos.

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most of the young terns get rung at doffcocker etc,so most of the juv will have colour rings.smile.gif

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Just noticed juvenille common tern has rings right leg orange left yellow none on adult. Both were on posts obliging for photos.

cheers ian

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12 Tufted Ducks M n F
4 Common Terns at least 1 Juv
3 Pied Wags
Family of LT Tits
Dipper red bridge
heron
female goosander back lodge
GS Woody Woods
Willow Warb

cheers

ian

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1 Common Tern
2 GC Grebes
1 Gt Spotted Woody
Heron
pied wagtail
kingfisher
bullfinch
family of wrens in one of the gardens as short as 1metre away

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News on the Terns, I don't think the rafts have been vandalizes, but the one on the main lake may have been hit by a boat, sometimes youth clubs turn up with boats and things. some of the wooden biocks that made a hide-a-way for the chicks have been knocked over. Today there were 2 adults and 3 juveniles flying around , before going on the raft. One was being fed a fish. The 2 young on the raft on the wildlife lodge have gone , they were very small and have probably been taken by the young Heron, it will eat anything that moves. Also about , 83 Swans including 3 cygnets, 1 on the main lake and 2 on the river croal, 130 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, + 20 Goosanders on the river Irwell at Nob End, same birds from Clifton last week, i think ?.

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family of jays flapping aboput near bird hide
But more sadley both nests of terns appear to have been predated or vandalised. No chicks at all there this am. Just one adult. Raft on main lodge appeared to have been tampered with. Nest on main res 2 chicks were near fledged a week ago so could flown. Nest on back lodge which had three chicks originally were much younger so couild not have fledged. Swan also appeared to have lost chick. Pretty poor visit really.

Cheers

ian

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Tuesday 13th of July 2010 05:46:41 PM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 13th of July 2010 07:36:42 PM

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81 Swans, 125 Canadas, 2 Greylag, 150 Mallard, 3 Oystercatcher on side of main lake, must have nested at Shore Top , Or somewhere near, 2 pairs of terns with 2 young each.

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walk along canal Radcliffe to Darcy Lever

Plenty of moorhen and coot chicks
2 Common Tern on canal diving
chiff chaffs sedge warbs
Swan with three chicks below litttle lever
Swan on canal at Nob end appears to have failed to breed was on a nest a few weeks ago with eggs seen further down canal no cygnets today
Jay
Gold finch Green finch usuals Etc

cheers

ian

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not much
4 common terns hern gc grebe
Swan with 2 cygnets still doing ok
chiff chaff jay and not much else

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All chicks today
Family of Pied Wags 3 chicks
Few families of canada geese
One family of mute swans 2 chicks
Also
Fly over lapwing
Blackcap
Greater Spotted Woodpecker
2 Pairs of Gt Crested Grebes Fighting
4 Common terns
And a yappy dog not in control by some stupid owner that claimed it did n't bite and that I should not kick it. I differed when it tried.
Bigger Dogs parade around the play area most not on leads could be quite scary.
Cheers
Ian

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Tuesday 15th of June 2010 09:28:05 AM

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Tuesday 15th of June 2010 03:05:20 PM

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Pochard, 2 Goosander on river Irwell, + Kingfisher.

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Single Common Tern sat on raft in middle of main lodge, 3.45 pm today.
Cheers Ian

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2 Common terns on main lodge
2 Moorhen Chicks hatched
Heron GC grebe lodges Not many tufted
Woods
LT Tit
Bull finch
Blackcap Willow warbler chiff chaff


-- Edited by Ian Boote on Thursday 29th of April 2010 07:28:05 PM

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common Tern on main lodge.

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2 Great Crested Grebe, Oystercatcher over, Common Sandpiper, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Kingfisher, 12 Sand Martin, Dipper, 6 Blackcap, 15 Willow Warbler, Treecreeper,Linnet, Bullfinch.

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