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Seven days on Whiteholme

Whiteholme I hear you say,Where is it?.Its a Pennine reservoir just above Rochdale. If you stand on the West side of the reservoir you can toss a stone into the Greater Manchester county.
I have been watching Whiteholme now for well over Twentyfive years.Why bother?its difficult to get to,hardly ever see another birder,most of the time absolutely crap.
But this past week !
11th Aug, Spanking pumage Golden Plover,2 Curlew,Twite,
12th Aug, 2 Greenshank.3 Ringed Plover,Golden Plover.
13th Aug, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 Raven, 24 Twite,
14th Aug, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Raven, 34 Twite,
17th Aug, 5-7 Ringed Plover,2 Dunlin,
18th Aug, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Redshank,1 Dunlin,2 Ringed Plover,3 House Martin, site first.
19th Aug, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover.
Plus the usual Meadow Pipit,Wheatear, Skylark,Red Grouse, Carrion crow etc.
Highlights of the year so far, Spoonbill,Turnstone,Sanderling,
Whiteholme list 79 species.
Cheers Alan

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