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RE: Roman Lakes, Marple


Goosander 8 (3m, 5f)
Wigeon 12 (5m, 7f)
Gadwall 1f (new in)
Coot 143
Little Grebe 6
Mute Swan (2ad, 5 1st w)
Kingfisher 1
Redwing 29
Sparrowhawk 1
Grey Wagtail 1

Cheers John

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Main Lake 1/2 frozen making counting easier:

Coot 147 ( a record for the site I think)
Moorhen 34
Wigeon 7
Mallard 59
Mute Swan 7
Little Grebe 3
Canada Goose 9 (main flock missing)
Cormorant 1
Black-headed Gull 16
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Goldcrest 1

North Lake:
Stock Dove 1
Canada Goose 3
Mallard 2
Goosander 1m
Grey Heron 2

Cheers, John


PS David, Did you press the 'attach file(s)' button under the window where you wrote your post? Press attach file, browse PC, select photo and press insert.

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  Adult swan ice-breaking for its young while the other adult sat unconcerned in a clear patch of water.

  PS I did as you suggest John and a file was opened but no picture appeared (I've been successful before)

 

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Mute Swan 8 (usual 7 seeing off an adult intruder)
Little Grebe 2
Wigeon 11
Cormorant 4
Grey Heron 3
Stock Dove 3
Mistle Thrush 2 (both singing)

Cheers John

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Late afternoon:

Wigeon 11
Little Grebe 2
Mute Swan 7
Grey Heron 2

Cheers John

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Coot 126
Wigeon 7
Little Grebe 6
Buzzard
Goosander 2m, 1f on North Lake

Cheers John





-- Edited by John Rayner on Thursday 23rd of November 2017 03:49:40 PM

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A quick look over Main Lake.

Wigeon 12
Little Grebe 2
Mute Swan 7

Cheers John


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Thurs 16th Nov. Some noteable increases.

Mute Swan 8 (The usual family of 2ad, 5 1st w. Plus another 1st w. by the river in the field oppisite North Lake)
Wigeon 12 (4m, 8f)
Little Grebe 6
Canada Goose 59
Cormorant 6
Buzzard 2
Grey Heron 1

Cheers John

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Early WeBS survey.

North Lake Area:

Canada Goose 76
Goosander 1m

Main Lake Area:

Canada Goose 23
Moorhen 16
Coot 108
Mute Swan 2ad, 5 1st w
Mallard 59
Tufted Duck 1f
Wigeon 8
Little Grebe 3
Cormorant 5
Grey Heron 1

Cheers, John

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Goosander 9 (3m, 5f North Lake, 1f on river)
Coot 122
Moorhen 18
Little Grebe 1
Mute Swan 7
Wigeon 4
Shoveler 1f
Siskin 2

Checked out a couple of Hornbeams near Strawberry Hill but very little fruit.

Cheers, John


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Wigeon 4
Mute Swan 7
Little Grebe 3
Cormorant 5
Grey Wagtail
Sparrowhawk

Cheers John

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08.00-09.30

Ludworth Moor turned out to be fogbound so back to Roman Lakes where 5 Wigeon was the best I could do.

Cheers John

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Roman Lakes is closed on Mondays so an incomplete look over Main Lake from the road.

Now 8 Mute Swans (the usual family of 7 and an interloper that had been driven off onto the horse field)
6 Wigeon (4m, 2f)
A Yew tree held feeding Mistle Thrushes (3), Redwings (10), Blackbirds (4), Song Thrush (1) and a Nuthatch

Cheers John



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Quick visit to see what Ophelia had stirred up. Answer was an influx of Coot...

Coot 126
Little Grebes 2
Wigeon 5
All 7 Mute Swan family party together again

Cheers John

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Female Shoveler still
I could only find 4 young Mute Swans (now 1st winters rather than juvs) with the 2 adults so may have lost one in the past 4 days.

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Late WeBS count:

North Lake:
Little Grebe 1
Mallard 2
Canada Goose 36
Grey Heron 1

Main Lake:
Shoveler 1 female (Thanks David, such is the paucity of Stockport waters that I don't record this every year)
Wigeon 2m, 3f
Coot 84
Moorhen 17
Mallard 75
Canada Goose 49
Mute Swan 2ads, 5 juvs
Cormorant 8
Grey Heron 1

Cheers John

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Also a female Shoveler around midday



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Now 5 Wigeon
7 Mute Swans still

2 (unringed) Dippers on River Goyt. Lots of song and wing fluttering display.

Cheers, John

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Not a lot changed over the past few weeks until 3 drake Wigeon today.

Cheers John

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Coot 87
Mute Swan 2 ad, 5 juv
Little Grebe 2 1 ad, 1 fem/juv
Cormorant 1
Kingfisher 1 juv
No sign of Great Crested Grebes

Cheers John



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David Cookson confirms that Mute Swan W34049 is indeed 'Green CCT4' and has lost its Darvic. This was always the most likely scenario.
Thanks to Steve and David for their assistance.

Cheers John

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Late news 3rd August.

Mute Swan 2ads, 5 juvs
Great Crested Grebe 2ads, 4 juvs
Mandarin Duck 2
Little Grebe 2
Kingfisher 1
House Martin c20
Swift 3

Something strange going on with the Mute Swans as the male now has no Darvic ring (It should be 'Green CCT4'). Is it unusual for these Darvics to be lost? I could read the metal ring, which is W34049. Could someone (Steve?) please confirm that this is the same individual?

Cheers John

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Sorry everyone,this should have been posted on the Etherow thread. I will try to amend. Not having a good day am I? no

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Hi John,

1044333 was ringed as an adult at Etherow on 10/11/2013. It was the one accompanying the breeding pair of mute swans. Did you sight it at Roman Lakes?

Many thanks,

Steve 



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wrong thread - moved to Etherow CP.

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7pm - 9pm yesterday.

Linnet Clough - Roman lakes - Mellor golf course

Birds seen and heard amongst the usual common species:

Chiffchaff

Willow warbler

Blackcap

Buzzard

Hobby (seen from along path between Linnet Clough and Roman lakes)

On the main lake:

Coot

Moorhen

Pair of Swans with 5 cygnets

Great Crested grebe

100+ Canada geese on surrounding fields

Golf course:

Great Spotted woodpecker

Cheers, Steve.



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Yesterday:
Cuckoo calling in wood between Main Lake and Linnet Clough camp site (not seen). Apparently singing incessantly from 05.30 and disturbing the sleep of locals. I heard it briefly around 12.30 and again at 16.30-16.45.


Today:
No Cuckoo
Common Sandpiper and Grey Wagtail on bank of Main Lake
2 Garden Warblers in full song
Dipper on river
5 Mistle Thrushes (2 adults and 3 juvs)
Greenfinch (1 adult feeding 1 juv)

Cheers John

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Roman bridge through to Roman lakes, around 3 to 4pm. In addition to the usuals:
Blackcap (m)
Grey wagtail
3 dippers
15+ housemartins
First swifts of the year
Buzzard
Pair of great crested grebe nest building
Hobby, again first of the year
Common sandpiper - first time we've seen one here

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House Martin 1
Sand Martin 8
Swallow 6

Plus usuals.

Cheers, John

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Main Lake - Windybottom Farm

Willow Warbler 1 (my first of the year)
Chiffchaff 9
Blackcap 2
Goldfinch c25

Mute Swan 5 (The 3 1st summers hanging on despite a battering from the male. Female sitting on 5 eggs)
Tufted Duck 2
Teal 1
Goosander 1 (on river)
Great Crested Grebe 1

Dipper and Grey Wagtail (on river)
Green Woodpecker (heard)
Stock Dove (3 singing)

Cheers John

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15th March (yesterday's post referred to 13th and 14th)

Same birds as last post plus Chiffchaff singing and Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

Cheers John



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14th and 15th March.

Adult Mute Swans aggressively trying to drive last year's 3 offspring from the water. Brutal!
Gadwall 2m
Tufted Duck pair
Great Crested Grebe 1
Little Grebe 2
Cormorant 3
Treecreeper 3
Nuthatch 1
Lesser Redpoll 1

Cheers John


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25th Feb PM.

Gadwall 4m
Goosander 1m
Tufted Duck 2m, 1f
Wigeon 1m
Mute Swan 1m, 1f, 3 1st w
Great Crested Grebe 1
Little Grebe 4
Coot 34
Canada Goose 44
Cormorant 2

Cheers John




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5th February:

Goosander 2m, 2f
Wigeon 1m
Tufted Duck 2m, 1f
Mute Swans 5
Little Grebe 3
Siskin c20
Lesser Redpoll 3

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Little Grebe 5
Wigeon 1m
Teal 1f
Mute Swan 5 (family party still together - but probably not for much longer)
Buzzard 1

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Woodcock 1
Wigeon 2m
Little Grebe 3
Mute Swan 5
Tufted Duck 1m
Goosander 2m, 2f
Cormorant 3
Stock Dove 2 (in song)
Song Thrush 1 (in song)
Jay 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2

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Wigeon 1m (back after an absence of a couple of weeks)
Goosander 1m
Tufted Duck 6 (3m, 3f)
Mute Swan 5
Little Grebe 2
Grey Heron 2
Nuthatch 2
Siskin c100 (forming a large mixed finch flock)
Lesser Redpoll 4 minimum in flock
Goldfinch c6 in flock

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11th December:
Mute Swans 6. A 3rd adult landed mid morning and the resident adults aggressively chased it off the water and onto the bank. Also 3 1st winters still.
Goosander 4m, 1f
Wigeon 1m
Little Grebe 2
Redwings c40

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Coot 128
Moorhen 16
Little Grebe 3
Wigeon 2m
Tefted Duck 3 (1m, 2f)
Mandarin 11 flew over
Goosander 7 (4m, 3f North Lake)
Mute Swan 5
Canada Goose 73
Redwing 12

Cheers, John

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Before the rain set in...

Coot 106
Little Grebe 3
Mute Swan 5
Goosander 7 (North Lake)
Grey Wagtail
Nuthatch

Cheers John

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A morning walk accompanied by Tony Darby who was something of a good luck mascot with Main Lake holding singles of Pochard, Shoveler and Teal.
8 Goosanders (1m, 7f) were on North Lake.

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We went that way today and in addition to those listed also saw buzzard, 3 cormorant, 2, little grebe and a hobby further towards new mills

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Shoveler 1m, 1f (now a total 3 this year. Good for a bird that is less than annual)
Teal 1f
Tufted Duck 1f
Goosander 1m, 2f (North Lake)
+ Grebes, Swans, Coots as in recent posts.

Cheers John

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2nd November:

Pochard 1f (almost a year since the last one)
Tufted Duck 1f
Coot 109 (autumn high count)
Moorhen 23
Little Grebe 3
Cormorant 5
Mute Swan 5
Kingfisher 1
Siskin c30
Stock Dove 2
Buzzard 1
Dipper singing on R. Goyt

Cheers John

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Best bits
from a couple of recent visits.

27th Oct:
Coot 108
Little Grebe 4
Jay 9
Dipper 2
Treecreeper, Nuthatch, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk

31st Oct:
Siskin 25
Stock Dove 1
Little Grebe 5 (inc. 1 on North Lake)
Pinkfeet 60 over
Buzzard, Sparrowhawk

Cheers John


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Now 7 Wigeon

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Teal 3
Wigeon 1
Mandarin 1
Coot 99
Moorhen 19
Little Grebe 5
Mute Swan 5

Cheers John

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Female Shoveler today, Kingfisher, 5 Little Grebe, 85 Coot and a Barnacle Goose (fully-winged and vocal wink)



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Canada Goose 173 (including a small individual which was probably just a runt)
Little Grebe 4
Wigeon 1
Madarin 1 drake
Mute Swan 5
Jay 1
Coal Tit 1
Kingfisher 1 (on River Goyt)

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Steady build up of Coot, now 88
Moorhen 13
Kingfisher heard

Plus yesterday's Wigeon, Little Grebes and Mute Swans still present.

Cheers John


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