MB

  All users of this forum, please ensure you familiarise yourselves with the sticky posts at the top of each forum; posts not conforming to these guidelines and requests will be deleted.

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: ASHWORTH MOOR RESERVOIR


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:
RE: ASHWORTH MOOR RESERVOIR


61 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper and a single Snipe this evening. Goosander count up to 67, and the Grasshopper Warbler still reeling!



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Turnstone on the big island 1st thing this morning , flew off west at 0750.  2 Dunlin , 4 Cormorant and 3 Common Sandpiper also on the island ..



-- Edited by rob archer on Wednesday 1st of August 2018 09:43:16 AM

Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

Wader passage seems to have dried up over the last few days. This evening only 38 Lapwing and 2 Common Sandpiper. Still some birds of interest though:

Good count of 62 Goosander roosting.

Single Grasshopper Warbler still reeling.

c 25 Swift and c 35 Swallow over the water.

Single Kestrel and Buzzard.

Only small numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gull and Black-headed Gull.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

3 Dunlin , Redshank, 7 Common Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover , 11 Snipe , Curlew, c25 Lapwing and c100 Lesser black-backed Gull first thing this morning ..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Yellow-legged Gull 1st thing flew off south at 0610.. a Great black-backed Gull also amongst c80 Lesser black-backed Gulls.

Also present were Dunlin , Green Sandpiper, c20 Snipe, Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 7 Common Sandpiper and 31 Goosander ..

A Hobby flew south over the reservoir ( 1st for me here ) and a short time later a  Peregrine also flew over south after making a dive at a Woodpigeon ..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Black-tailed Godwit first thing this morning in the drizzle and fog .. also present... 2  3cy Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Dunlin, Redshank , 5 Common Sandpiper, c15 Snipe and 5 Oystercatcher..



-- Edited by rob archer on Sunday 22nd of July 2018 09:07:47 AM



-- Edited by rob archer on Sunday 22nd of July 2018 10:03:54 AM



-- Edited by rob archer on Sunday 22nd of July 2018 01:16:05 PM

Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Date:

7.15 - 9.50am.

1 Greenshank (poss 2), 1 Ad Dunlin, 1 Teal fem/imm, 11 Snipe, 15+ Lapwing, 5 Goosander fem/Imm, c 10 BH Gulls, very few big gulls coming in then leaving.

Greenshank left mid morning high SW prob after hearing what I thought was another flying high overhead?



-- Edited by Craig Bell on Saturday 21st of July 2018 02:46:18 PM

Attachments
__________________

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137003530@N05/



Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Date:

Greenshank flew in to big island at 8.10am



__________________

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137003530@N05/



Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Pintail on the res this evening along with 10 Snipe on the large island. 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

2 Yellow-legged Gull and a Golden Plover first thing this morning ..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 202
Date:

 

Should add that I had a Common Gull adult and a Redshank and Friday 13th July at about 6.30pm.  The Common Gull flew south. 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

20 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin and singles of Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover and Snipe this morning.

Also 5 Goosander, 1 Teal and 4 or 5 Kestrel.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

And a little later:

1 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 3 Common Sandpiper and 35 Lapwing.

Also single Little Owl and 3 Kestrel.



-- Edited by Roger Halsey on Tuesday 17th of July 2018 10:36:52 AM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

3cy Yellow-legged Gull flew in first thing this morning , departing at 0600.. After comparing photo's it wasn't last week's 3cy bird ..Also present were 2 Dunlin, 4 Little Ringed Plover and 7 Common Sandpiper 



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 17th of July 2018 10:35:49 AM

Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 337
Date:

Mon 16/7 13:00-16:30 hot humid sunny cloudy spells. Still becoming E light breeze

Common sandpiper at least 4

Green sandpiper 1 from 15:30

Little ringed plover 1 from 16:15

Lapwing 38

Canada geese c 60 L Bb gull c 80 B had gull c 30 incl several juvs Goosander 2 fem

Swallow up to 10 sand Martin 6 mid afternoon feeding drinking swift 2 (numbers well down from usual July screaming hordes!!!!)

Lots of pied wagtail juvs and a couple adults

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 33
Date:

Sunday 15th July.  7 - 10.30am.  With A Young (9.45-10.15).

10+ Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, c15 Lapwing, 5 fem/juv Goosander,  9 B H Gulls, 30 (max count) L B B Gulls with very few birds coming and going. Pilsworth tip not working affecting numbers???



__________________

https://www.flickr.com/photos/137003530@N05/



Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Redshank, Dunlin , 4 Little Ringed Plover, 7 Common Sandpiper and a Curlew first thing this morning  



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

Today from 11.00 to 13.00.

5 Common Sandpiper, 55 Lapwing and 2 Little Ringed Plover.

Great Black-backed Gull and Yellow-legged Gull among 80 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 3 Herring Gull.

3 Kestrel.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 15th of July 2018 09:40:58 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

Of interest during a late circuit:

2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Common Sandpiper, 3 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 38 Lapwing.

32 Goosander roosted.

1 Great Black-backed Gull among the gulls.

Pair of Grey Wagtail and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler.

1 Kestrel.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 13th of July 2018 10:33:31 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

During a late visit this evening:

1 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 21 Lapwing and a Curlew. The Green Sandpiper appeared to go to roost on the small central island.

Also 31 Goosander came to roost on the reservoir and a Grasshopper Warbler was still reeling on the adjacent moorland.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

After being unsure re the ID of a couple of Gulls on Tuesday I sent a copy of a few of the photographs I took to Ian who confirmed them as  2 separate Yellow-legged Gulls... a 3cy bird and an Adult  . In with the Lesser black- backed Gulls this morning was another Adult Yellow-legged Gull which may well be a different bird... also present 4 Common Sandpiper and 2 Little Ringed Plover 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

5 Little Ringed Plover and 3 Common Sandpiper first thing this morning . Also, in amongst c100 Lesser black-backed Gulls was a yellow legged argentatus Herring Gull on the small island that has recently formed ..

 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

An interesting circuit of the reservoir this evening.

19 Goosander and a single Pochard on the water.

3 Oystercatcher, 3 Lapwing and a single Common Sandpiper on the margins.

30+ Swift and 3 Sand Martin hawking insects.

Grasshopper Warbler still reeling on the nearby moorland.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

6 Pochard first thing this morning is a scarcity here and a first for me at the reservoir..

Water levels lower exposing some mud , hence....3 Dunlin, Redshank, 3 Snipe, 2 Oystercatcher , 4 Curlew and 12 Lapwing .

Common Sandpiper have bred successfully too on the north shore  but only appear to have one surviving chick at present ..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 337
Date:

Mon 21/5 10:00-13:00 hot sunny still at start becoming SE breeze

Raven 2 to West being mobbed by crows pitched in behind Ashworth view nursery

Oystercatcher get at least 1
Lapwing 5 on S shore and 2 defending territory from Crows
Curlew 3-4 at different times feeding drinking and washing in res
Dunlin 1 heard calling singing then flew off to the East
Common sandpiper at inlet outlet

Mallard 4 males
Canada geese liar with5 goslings on res

Herring gull 2 ad
L Bb gull c 60 on res at one time
B hd gulls a few

Dipper flew down outlet channel
Grey wagtail at outlet

[no wheatears again!!!]

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

Morning visit...

6 + Swift
2+ Swallow
8+ Sand Martin
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Ringed Plover (W end next to the overflow - site tick for me )
2 Grey Wagtail
2 Pied Wagtail
24 Juv Lesser Black Backed Gull
2 Black Headed Gull
1 Lapwing
1 Curlew (below Dam)
plus
Meadow Pipit
Mallard
Skylark
Carrion Crow
Magpie
Canada Goose
Pheasant
Reed Bunting
Kestrel (hunting)

-- Edited by Barry Corless on Sunday 13th of May 2018 01:52:25 PM

__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 337
Date:

Sat 12/5 14:45-18:00 sunny and still becoming cloudy and col W breeze

Oystercatcher 1
Lapwing 3 on res then flew off west
Curlew several bubbling display flights

Common sandpiper 2 by inlet

Whimbrel 1 flying west calling

[no wheatears possibly due to noisy scrambling event in farm below res area]



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 12th of May 2018 08:45:05 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 337
Date:

This afternoon 14:00-16:00 in light rain

At least 5 female large and very tame (Greenland???) Wheatears on dam wall and embankment

Swallow at least 10 hawking around southern dam bump and wall
Sand Martin c 10 with the above

Curlew at least 1 bubbling

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

7am - 8 am this morning

Res itself was quiet with a few Mallard and a handful of juv Herring gull
5 + Wheatear
4 Curlew
Many Meadow Pipit
5+ Reed Bunting
Skylark in early morning display flight
2 x Common Sandpiper on N.shore






__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 202
Date:

Wednesday 18th April Morning

 

2 Tree Pipit calling s they flew over, heading North-ish straight into Rossendale

2 White Wagtail

1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler

a tired male Wheatear - probably same bird since Monday eveing. 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

2 Shelduck, 2 Goldeneye and a White Wagtail at the reservoir this morning ..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

Weather not even close to Spring but birding more so this morning

Pied Wagtail (on the E. dam wall)
Curlew x 4 (1 in fields below the Dam, 3 flyovers at W end; much calling)
Mallard x 2 m
Canada Goose x 8 (paired up not in usual flock)
Lesser Black Back Gull (1 x adult, 2 x juv)
Herring Gull (several adult + juv)
Skylark x 2 (S bank display flights)
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Meadow Pipit (several displaying + flyovers (NW))
Wheatear 1 f (first of the year at W end on res wall)
Tufted Duck 1 m
Reed Bunting 1 m
Lapwing (display flights over fields below dam)
Black Head Gull (Gardens of big houses at N.side)

Non-birding (Much frog spawn evident in culverts / streams at W end)

__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

Curiously, not a single gull roosted this evening. A few herring and black headed gull passed through, but none stopped. Around the reservoir, 6 goldeneye, 4 goosander, 80 lapwing and a single curlew.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

Hail, snow wind plagued circuit of the res

V few birds

1 m Stonechat
50+ Lapwing
scattering of lesser black backed, herring and black headed gulls
2 Goldeneye



__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 1487
Date:

5 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
1 Tufted Duck

__________________
Mancunian Birder https://mancunianbirder.wordpress.com Visit my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWoAs4geYL9An0l6w_XgIg


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

A quick NYD peek on the way home from Elton Res... c. 12:30pm

About 30 large gulls (mix of Herring, Lesser Black Backed and Great Black Backed) plus more coming in
About 35 Black Headed Gull
3 Goosander (1m, 2f)
1 Goldeneye (m)
2 Pied Wagtail
Large flock of Lapwing 40-50




-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 1st of January 2018 05:45:28 PM

__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 112
Date:

Quick visit for the roost this afternoo. Complete count of birds present:

Black Headed Gull 510

Common Gull     14

Herring Gull        4

Great Black Backed Gull 6

Goosander          20

Lapwing             165



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 1st of January 2018 05:45:57 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

131 Goosander on the Res last light tonight with more still arriving .. 

2 Little Owl, Common Scoter, 10 Tufted Duck and 14 Great black-backed Gull also present ..

Also a very good looking pure white Black-headed Gull with black wingtips amongst the growing gull roost ..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

Nice view of a young Merlin on the South wall early this morning which appeared  in front of me, scattering the many Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtail..

6 Tufted Duck and a Wheatear also present..



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

2 Scaup on the Res this evening , along with 62 Goosander, 3 Tufted Duck and a Great crested Grebe.. 3 Black-tailed Godwit flew in from the North, circled twice and continued South . .

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 337
Date:

Mon 4/9 14:10-15:30 overcast light SW breeze muggy

G c grebe 2
Tufted 2 m
Goosander 15 f
cormorant 1< br />Buzzard dark bird over valley and lighter over res
Kestrel 1+
Sparrowhawk f flushed all lapwings and gulls from N shoe

Lapwing flocks of 60+66

B hd gull c. 120
L Bb gull c. 60

Swallow 8 South


-- Edited by Mike Cooper on Monday 4th of September 2017 08:10:48 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 337
Date:

Mon 14/8 9:30-11:30 at first dull overcast cools SE breeze but brightened up from 10:30

Cormorant 1 on spit flew off and returned to south embankment bump
G c grebe 1 ad sp
Goosander FF
C goose 1 on res and flocks of 44 and 30 in Deepley Vale

L Bb gull c. 8 ad and 20 juvs/Imms
H gull 1 ad
B had gull 3 ad

Lapwing 63

Buzzard 1 ad with juv mobbed by Crows and Fem Kestrel

Swallow 30-40 in family parties migrating but most stopping to feed Juvs
Sand Martin 1 briefly feeding over res

Grey wagtail ad fem at overflow


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

Early afternoon wander

** 2 d Common Scoter ** mid-reservoir still there at 13:45
1 common sandpiper - N shore
1 curlew - N shore
1 f goosander

Plus the usuals


-- Edited by Barry Corless on Sunday 2nd of July 2017 01:54:00 PM

__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 356
Date:

My first visit up here for a while and was rewarded with a stunning summer plumage Mediterranean Gull. 20:00 - 20:30

Also around

13 Goosander

3 Great Crested Grebe

1 Grasshopper Warbler

 

Dave



-- Edited by David Winnard on Saturday 17th of June 2017 08:45:10 PM

__________________
DISCOVER THE WILD Facebook Page - Discover the Wild


Status: Offline
Posts: 4
Date:

Single dunlin on shore below owd betts at mid day cheers andrew

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 54
Date:

A walk around the res this morning...

South Bank
Wheatear (2f)
Usual Pied Wagtail and Meadow Pipit
Reed Bunting (2m)

On the res
2 x Canada Geese + 2 gooslings
c. 10 Lesser Black Backed Gull
8 Mallard
6 Black Headed Gull

North Shore
Common Sandpiper
Grasshopper Warbler (reeling)
3 x Curlew (flyover calling)

__________________
Garden Life List: 39 My UK only life list: 226 (latest addition: Black Grouse) My Global Life List: 462 Global 2018 year list: 240 My UK 2018 year list: 148 https://wordpress.com/view/lancsbirder.wordpress.com


Status: Offline
Posts: 18
Date:

Greenshank over at 20.15,calling constantly and flying due north,very high,not wise in peregrine country.I was in Sutherland last week watching these on breeding grounds,did find a nest.This is obviously an Iceland/Greenland bird I think

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 377
Date:

2 Arctic Tern through NE this morning .. also 2 Dunlin and a Common Sandpiper 



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 202
Date:

 

visit today at lunch time in anticipation of some  terns but 1 Whimbrel, a Yellow Wagtail and approx. 20 Wheatear were the highlights - 3 Great Crested Grebe too.  Quite a few gulls on too - 1-2 immature Great Black Backed Gulls and over 10 immature Herring Gulls

 

 



Attachments
__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 104
Date:

7 Oysterfatchers flew in frin east at 12:30 and settled on southern embankment
Water level dropping hopefully for wader passage latet this spring summer and autumn

__________________
«First  <  1 2 3 413  >  Last»  | Page of 13  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

RODIS

 

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Eva Janice McKerchar; rest in peace mum.