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Post Info TOPIC: ASHWORTH MOOR RESERVOIR


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ASHWORTH MOOR RESERVOIR


Sun 11/10 15:30-14:30

As I arrived all gulls and lapwing got up from islands twice??

Lapwing c 90
Golden plover heard and eventually seen high up circled res and headed off north over moors
L Bb gull c 40
B had gull c 20
Tufted Duck 3m 2f
G c grebe 1 wp

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 11th of October 2015 04:41:19 PM

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Disturbed a Merlin with a recent kill this morning whilst walking the north bank wall..looked like a Pied Wagtail..

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Sun 16:15-19:00
3 g c grebes
6th tufted
goosander 18 fem
Scoter not seen at dusk fem & juv?
Teal fem
Mallard 18 (10 males
Snipe at least 1 heard at dusk
L Bb gull c. 200 late afternoon
B had gull c. 150 at dusk
C goose 55
Lapwing 50
P wagtail at least 30 - 25 at west end mud
Grey wagtail 1 inflow
G s woodpecker 1 flushed from willows at west end pond
Skylark 2 west
Meadow pipit flask of 18 early evening

Also barn owl hunting in fields below res at nightfall

Top of chessden brook from red
Chiffchaff 1
Gold rest 1
Moorhen heard

-- Edited by Mike c cooper on Sunday 4th of October 2015 08:12:18 PM

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An afternoon visit here today with Simon Gough after a visit Central Pools M/C and Kingsway Bus Pk in Rochdale produced hardly a single bird!

Of note...
2 fem Common Scoter
5 Tufted Duck
5 Goosander
1 Dunlin
1 Kestrel
1 Common Gull amongst the usual Gulls
2 Meadow Pipit
4 Pied Wagtail
...and a single Pied Wagtail probable juvenile that had a bright creamy yellow face.


-- Edited by Rob Creek on Sunday 4th of October 2015 05:52:28 PM

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A Grey Plover flew onto the exposed island at 0745 from the South and flew off North East at 0830..
Also present..
2 Common Scotor
Juv Dunlin
6 Tufted Duck

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Juv Dunlin and Snipe on the North shore this morning

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A Jay flying high over the Reservoir heading west and a Wheatear on the west wall was the best for me early this morning..

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Good turnout at last light tonight..
Smart moonrise too..
28 Wigeon.
2 Teal.
19 Mallard
3 Great Crested Grebe
34 Goosander
c100 Black headed Gull
c150 Lesser Black backed Gull
2 Common Gull
42 Lapwing
Single Wheatear near Yates Farm

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A Great White Egret flew onto the exposed Island at 0755 this morning.. Flew off NE almost immediately..
Also 28 Wigeon and a Dipper in the overflow..

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Wigeon, Wheatear and 2 Snipe this morning ..

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Common Scotor and 2 Redshank on the Res this morning

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2 Ringed Plover north shore this morning..
Grasshopper Warbler
Willow Warbler below Owd Betts

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2 Common Scoters still at 12pm today.

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3 Common Scotor this morning

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Common Scotor this morning...

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Flushed c10 Grey Partridge this morning walking the footpath below the South Bank...

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Redshank this morning .. Flew off high South at 0630..
Golden Plover flew over South .
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Grasshopper Warbler



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Originally posted yesterday by John Webb

birds seen at ashwoth moor resr today 18 july 2015,,great crested grebe 1 AD.....,common sandpiper 4 .....,canada goose 25 .....,l.b.b.gull 200.....,herring gull 2 .....,b.h.gull 12 .....,common gull 1 JUV ....swift 5 .....,house martin 7 ....,swallow 5 .....,pied wagtail 3 .....,grasshopper warbler 1 reeling .....,skylark 2in song .....,meadow pipit 3 .....,reed bunting 2 in song.thanks john webb

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Redshank this morning..
Curlew
2 Oystercatcher
Grasshopper Warbler

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Dipper in the overflow channel this morning.
2 Grasshopper Warbler
Common Sandpiper.
Also recovered an injured juvenile Canada Goose to Greenmount Wild Bird Sanctuary..now cleaning the car out.. Had no idea that one goose could crap so much..

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Fri eve 3/7 18:30-20:00 sunny cloudy spells cold strong he breeze

LBb gull 150 on res with at least another 100 in and out
H gull 1ad
B hd gull 2 ad 3juv & 2 imams

Goosander 13 f
G c grebe 1
C goose 41 ad moulting flock

Lapwing 48

P wagtail family party of 8 plus at least 6 imms on edge
Grey wagtail 1 h

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Cuckoo just south of the Res in Lancs this morning.
2 Grasshopper Warbler
Wheatear

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4 Common Sandpiper
Ringed Plover
9 Wheatear in field below South Bank.
3 Teal
Buzzard



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2 Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper this morning..


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Yellow Wagtail on the south shore this morning... Scarce bird up here..

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Whimbrel flew onto the Res this morning at 0630.. Still on the south bank spit at 0700

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Beautiful, clear, sunny evening. 17.30 - 19.30.

2 Ring Ouzel over north, turned west as they approached the windfarm.
Little Ringed Plover x 2,
Common Sandpiper x 1,
Wheatear 1m, 2f,
Reed Bunting x 1m, 1f,
Grey Wagtail at overflow,
Great Crested Grebe x 1,
Goosander 2m, 5f.
Sand Martin x 6,
Swallow x 5,
LBB Gull 30+, in & out,
BH Gull x 1,
Mallard 2m, 2f,
+ Canada Geese, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits & Pied Wagtails.

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Whimbrel on the North shore this morning.. Flew off North East at 0620

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Grasshopper Warbler reeling last light,last night,just below "Owd Betts"
Pair of Teal on small pond at overflow

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Fri 17/3 18:30-20:00 lovely spring evening sunny and clear but a biting NE breeze

Mistle thrush pair in valley to west singing

Redshank on waters edge flew off from west end high of to North then returne to East side

G c grebe 1 struggling to swallow 2-3 oz perch later seen relaxing with bulging throat and occaisionally shake of head 'did I really eat that'

Hirundine flock feeding over res and South embankment contained at least 20 swallows, 16 sand martins and 2 house martins

Wheatear 1 m first for me this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pied wagtail at least 20 with 1 female seen

Goldfinch 1

Goosander 4 m 2imm M and 7 f

Mallard mf

Nice to meet Steve brown and another gentleman starting birding but into photography

Meadow pipits and skylarks




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c 20 Wheatear amongst the rock piles along the North shore
Common Sandpiper
2 Linnet
A few Swallows and a single Sand Martin

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2 Pied Wagtails

Just across the road was a Stonechat hopping on and off the wall.
3 Meadow Pipits
1 Curlew

Ashworth Road
1Bullfinch
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

-- Edited by Adam Jones on Saturday 11th of April 2015 06:37:37 PM

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Well Rob,we were talking about breeding birds not passage migrants.

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"Met the DAves hill and Ousey and reminisced about the loss of quality birds in the last decades due to ..........? "

I guess it's how far you go classing your bird's as quality Mike ??
I reckon Ashworth Moor Reservoir does pretty well for a relatively high Pennine Moorland Reservoir..
Scaup, Red Kite, Cuckoo, Ring Ouzel, Little Gull, Arctic tern, Grey Phalarope, Black Redstart, Common Scotor, Short-eared Owl, Whimbrel, Iceland Gull..with 5 different Lapland Buntings and flocks of up to 22 Snow Buntings not too far away on the Moors..
I think they are quality birds myself...
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Common Scoter still there at 7pm on a flat calm resevoir

1m, 1f Wheatear too

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Common Scotor on the Reservoir first thing.. Still there 0845..
Ringed Plover flew over West but didn't land..
Several Redpoll again over high North..

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2 Redpoll high over the Reservoir flying north first thing this morning..
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This evening, 18.00 to 19.30.
Nice to meet Harry Kelly, a fellow birder.

Wheatear 2m, 2f.
Kestrel 2m, 1f.
Curlew x 4.
Canada Goose x 39.
Goosander 2m, 6f.
Tufted Duck 3m, 2f.
Mallard 1m.
LBB Gull x 34.
BH Gull x 16.
Common Gull x 1.
Pheasant 1m, 2f.
Pied Wagtail,
Skylark
Meadow Pipit.

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This evening 18.00 to 19.00.

Canada Geese x 23.
LBB Gull x 23.
BH Gull x 1.
Mallard x 1m.
Goosander 2m, 2f.
Curlew x 2.
Kestrel 1m, 1f.
Meadow Pipit,
Skylark.
Pied Wagtail.


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4/4 evening walk in cold wnw breeze

Met the DAves hill and Ousey and reminisced about the loss of quality birds in the last decades due to ..........?

LBb Gull 20 in and out
H Gull 2 second and third year birds on and thro

Goosander 4 m 10 f

C. 5 curlews bubbling
Lapwing 2

Skylarks pairs and several singing
Meadow pipits several song flight displaying
Pied wagtail several males

-- Edited by Mike c cooper on Sunday 5th of April 2015 12:35:18 PM

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Afternoon walk 28/3

V. little gull activity Couple of lesser black backs

2 goosander m+f
2 curlew
8+ Canada Geese in fields below the dam
Heard Skylarks which didn't seem to want to venture out in the blustery conditions
3+ meadow pipits who managed a display flight or two
3 Pied Wagtails
2 Kestrels m+f hunting


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27/3 lunchtime 12:45-13:15

Cormorant 1
LBb gull c 30
B hd full 6

Curlew 2

Canada goose 4

Kestrel m hunting

Buzzed circling in valley

Pied wagtail 2 m

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This morning,
Redshank,
2 Grey Partridge,
Great Crested Grebe
2 Kestrel
Little Owl
Grey Wagtail
2 Oystercatcher
6 Curlew
3 Skylark
Few returning Meadow Pipit and Reed Bunting..

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Sun 15/2 14:45-16:45 clear sunny misty later still then cold e breeze towards dusk

Canada goose 81
Lapwing 95

Goosander 25 (8m)

Herring gull c 40 mostly ad
L Bb gull c 10
C gull c 20
B hd gulls c 300
G Bb gull 2ad +1 imm

Goldfinch 5 west end

Cheesden brook
Fieldfare 25 plus 10 starlings
Dipper flying upstream



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Afternoon visit turned up

Pied Wagtail and more unusually for the site a Grey Wagtail
Two Skylarks (first of the year)
Goosander x 2 (red heads)

plus

Herring Gull
Black Headed Gull
Canada Geese
Lapwing

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Rob Creek wrote:

rob archer wrote:

1st winter Iceland Gull briefly on the Res this morning.. Flew off East at 0905






...are you thinking it could possibly be the same bird as the one seen at Elton Res within the hour Rob???



The Iceland Gull seen at Elton this morning was an Adult bird not a First Winter so not the same Bird.
Seems there has been some movement of Iceland Gulls going off other sightings also being reported in GM.
Cheers Steven

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rob archer wrote:

1st winter Iceland Gull briefly on the Res this morning.. Flew off East at 0905






...are you thinking it could possibly be the same bird as the one seen at Elton Res within the hour Rob???


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1st winter Iceland Gull briefly on the Res this morning.. Flew off East at 0905

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0750 to 1000hrs..
Single Pink-footed Goose in with Canada Geese
Buzzard
Pair of Stonechat
c150 Lapwing



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4 Whooper Swan flew onto the Res at 10.45 from the East..
Still there at 11.15.
Rob

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