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RE: Jumbles CP


Best from an afternoon circuit of the reservoir:

Dipper below the dam.

20 Fieldfare over.

2 Stock Dove.

3 good sized mixed tit flocks including at least 15 Long- tailed Tit and 2 Goldcrest.



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X2 common Redstart on Slack lane (I think its still classed as Jumbles CP area, if not just outside the border)aww



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This morning 7.20 to 9.20:

My first site record of Spotted  Flycatcher.

Only 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant and c60 Mallard on the reservoir.

Single Kingfisher and Dipper.



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More miles than birds  today in a long walk from home but nice views of a Kestrel in one of Peters boxes and an Adult Mediterranean Gull on the reservoir were the highlights .



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A couple of hours this morning around the reservoir

5 Great Crested Grebes, including one on a nest
2 Grey Herons
12 Canada Geese + the 5 goslings
Numerous Mallards
4 Moorhens
2 Coots
1 Black-headed Gull
1 Common Tern
Dozens of Swallows + a few House Martins
1 Pied Wagtail
Pair of Grey Wagtails
Pair of Dippers, taking food to their nest
Buzzard & Curlew flew over


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Morning wander around the reservoir & farmland

5 Great Crested Grebes
2 Cormorants
5 Greylags
7 adult Canada Geese included a pair with 5 goslings
Numerous Mallards
5 Moorhens
1 Coot
4 Common Terns
Swallows included birds nest building at Grange Farm & Horrobin stables
2 Lapwings
1 Curlew


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Reservoir birds this morning included numerous Swallows & House Martins, 2 Sand Martins, + 3 Common Terns


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8.15am to 10.30am

Reservoir :-
6 Great Crested Grebes
11 Canada Geese, 5 Greylags
Numerous Mallards & Moorhens
1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
2 Common Terns
1 Kingfisher
1 Dipper & 1 Grey Wagtail at the top end

Farmland :-
1 Greylag,
5 Lapwings, 1 Curlew
2 Stock Doves
2 Pied Wagtails
Pair of Reed Buntings

Accesss road farm :-
Only 1 Swallow seen this morning, but I was informed that a House Martin has been back there for a few days, and last week a Peregrine paid a visit to their racing pigeons. Sounds like one of the Darwen birds as that where it headed off to.


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All areas covered this morning.

4 Great Crested Grebes
2 Cormorants
14 Canada Geese
4 Greylags
20+ Mallards
7 Moorhens
6 Black-headed Gulls
2 Lesser black-backed Gulls flying over
2 Common Terns
1 Swallow
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Dipper
1 Buzzard
2 Stock Doves
7 Lapwings
1 Curlew
1 Skylark
Pair of Reed Buntings
Single Lesser Redpolls around reservoir & farmland
+ all the usual residents


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A couple of hours this morning.

Reservoir :-
5 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Cormorant, 8 Canada Geese, c25 Mallards,
Only 2 Moorhens showing in the windy conditions, 1 Black-headed Gull,
1 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails,
Dippers at both ends, one on the overflow pipes & one at the weir at the top end,
The usual resident species, which now includes Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, & Willow Warblers.

Farmland :-
4 Greylags with 19 Canada Geese
1 Buzzard
4 Lapwings, 1 Curlew,
A Mediterranean Gull flew over with a few Black-headed Gulls,
30+ Woodpigeons
1 Skylark
2 Pied Wagtails
Pair of Reed Buntings
+ of course dozens of Jackdaws & Rooks


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8.40am to 10.30am

4 Great Crested Grebes
4 Cormorants
33 Canada Geese & a pair of Greylags moving around the reservoir & farmland
20+ Mallards
5 Moorhens
Just a couple of Black-headed Gulls on the reservoir but 100+ on farmland
An Oystercatcher flew low across the reservoir
6 Lapwings & a Curlew on farmland
1 Buzzard


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7am to 10am.

Reservoir :-
4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Cormorants, 1 Grey Heron, 9 Canada Geese, 20+ Mallards, 5 Moorhens,
1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls,
3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Pied Wagtails,
A few Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler,
3 Lesser Redpolls

Farmland :-
22 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag, 2 Mallards, 1 Moorhen,
6 Lapwings, 2 Curlews, 100+ Black-headed Gulls,
1 Buzzard, 1 Chiffchaff, 1m Reed Bunting.


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8am to 10.50am.

Reservoir :-
4 Great Crested Grebes
1 Cormorant
2 Greylags
13 Canada Geese
30+ Mallards
3 Goosanders (1m + 2f)
2 Moorhens
1 Black-headed Gull
2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Pied Wagtail
A Green Woodpecker called a few times from the railway side
1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard flying over
1 Blackcap + a few Chiffchaffs
A small flock of Lesser Redpolls in the tops of conifers near Grange Farm stables. Estimated 6-10 birds. Also had a couple in flight elsewhere.
Other finches present were Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Bullfinches, & a Siskin

Farmland :-
1 Grey Heron, 5 Canada Geese, 1 Mallard, 1 Moorhen,
1 Lapwing, 2 Curlews, 70+ Black-headed Gulls,
A few Starlings mixed in with the Rooks, Jackdaws, & Carrion Crows
1 Meadow Pipit


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A couple of hours this morning.

Reservoir :-
8 Great Crested Grebes
4 Canada Geese
20+ Mallards
4 Moorhens
4 Black-headed Gulls
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Dipper by the weir at the top end

Farmland :-
1 Grey Heron
23 Canada Geese
Pair of Greylags
10 Black-headed Gulls
Pair of Buzzards
1 Lapwing
1 Curlew
6 Meadow Pipits
1 Pied Wagtail
A few Goldfinches


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Not much around the reservoir this morning, just some of the usual stuff, until a Redshank flew in. It flew around for a few minutes before heading off without landing anywhere.

I heard a Mediterranean Gull flying over the reservoir from the farm fields between Walsh Fold & Walshaw.
That tempted me to check all those fields. Birds included :-
Lots of Black-headed Gulls but no Mediterranean Gulls
Lots of Rooks, Jackdaws, & Carrion Crows
1 Lapwing
1 Curlew
1 Skylark
2 Meadow Pipits
Pair of Greylags
Pair of Buzzards soaring around together


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Pair of Goosanders this morning


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7.40am to 10.10am

4 Great Crested Grebes
2 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
2 pairs of Greylags
43 Canada Geese
A few Mallards, Moorhens, & Black-headed Gulls
Dippers in usual places, overflow pipes & weir at the top end
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Buzzard
1 Stock Dove
Tawny Owl calling at top of quarry again, this time being called back to by another Tawny
1 Curlew
2 small flocks of Siskins
1 Chiffchaff
2 Meadow Pipits
+ all the usual resident species


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All areas checked this morning. 8.15am to 11.25am.

4 Great Crested Grebes
5 Cormorants
1 pair of Grelags
49 Canada Geese. Pair on the quarry ledge looking to nest up there again.
c25 Mallards
1m Goosander
7 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls
2 Buzzards
1 Sparrowhawk
3 Grey Wagtails
2 Pied Wagtails
1 Dipper
1 Tawny Owl calling above the quarry
1 Chiffchaff
1 Raven

Very windy around the farmland areas :-
3 Meadow Pipits flushed. I am sure I would have seen more if the wind had dropped.
Pair of Reed Buntings on a wall.

Usual species included :-
Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
Blue Tit using a nest box
I have noticed/heard more Goldcrests over the last few days


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8.15am to 10.25am

2 Great Crested Grebes
8 Cormorants
2 pairs of Greylags (one pair on muck pile at Walsh Fold, the other pair on an adjoining field)
14 Canada Geese at Walsh Fold + 10 on the reservoir
30+ Mallards
As usual on a windy day most of the Moorhens were hidden away. Only 1 seen & 1 heard.
Only about half a dozen Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Buzzard
1 Dipper on the overflow pipes + 1 on the brook at the top end
1 Pied Wagtail


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8.15am to 10.50am

4 Great Crested Grebes
4 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
2 Greylags
7 Canada Geese
25 Mallards
Pair of Goosanders
7 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Oystercatcher
1 Curlew
Dipper on the weir at the top end
Mistle Thrush with the Redwing flock on Grange Road fields
Small flock of Siskins by by the reservoir


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Late report for yesterday morning.

5 Great Crested Grebes
9 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
2 Greylags & 2 Canada Geese on the reservoir when I got there. The 2 Greylags flew up to Walsh Fold where I found them with another Greylag and 8 Canada Geese. 10 other Greylags flew over heading towards Hawkshaw before dropping down on to fields between Jumbles and Hawkshaw.
30+ Mallards
7 Moorhens
30+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew through
Tawny Owl & Stock Doves calling from the top of the quarry at the top end
Grey Wagtail on the stream by Horrobin Lane, where it meets Chapeltown Road


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3 hours this morning covering all areas

5 Great Crested Grebes
3 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
1 Greylag
6 Canada Geese
60+ Mallards
2m Tufted Ducks
1f Goosander
8 Moorhens
50+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Common Gulls
1 Curlew flying over the reservoir
2 Grey Wagtails
3 Pied Wagtails
1 Buzzard soaring around
1m Sparrowhawk (Grange Farm)
1 Little Owl (Walsh Fold)
Pair of Stock Doves
Lots of Redwings with a pair of Mistle Thrushes on Grange Road fields
+ all the usual resident species


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9am to 10.15am.

Dozens of Redwings along Grange Road this morning, between Ousel Nest & Grange Farm
Some Siskins mixed in with the Redwings. Other Siskins were along the railway line hear the footbridge as I headed from Hillside Avenue to Grange Road, and a few were by the reservoir.

Reservoir birds included :-
Courtship display from a pair of Great Crested Grebes
A Dipper flew from the stream by Horrobin Lane, across the front of the benches by the car park, and up the brook towards Turton Bottoms
A pair of Goosanders below the quarry at the top end


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8.20am to 10.30am

4 Great Crested Grebes
5 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
10 Canada Geese
20+ Mallards
3 Goosanders (2m + 1f)
8 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
1 Oystercatcher (flew around for a short while but did not land)
1 Curlew (farmland)
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
2 Buzzards
1 Dipper (overflow pipes)
1 Stock Dove (quarry)


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8.10am to 10.35am.

When I got there a Greylag was on the fishing lodge by Horrobin car park with 8 Canada Geese. They all later flew onto the reservoir.
Total Canada Geese around the reservoir = 17
5 Great Crested Grebes
7 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
c45 Mallards
Pair of Goosanders
10 Moorhens seen. The yatch club ones were wandering between the boats so I probably missed seeing some, so possibly more than 10 in total.
50+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Buzzard

Well over 50 Redwings along Grange Road, all the way along the road from Ousel Nest House to Grange Farm.

Same as my last couple of visits when I found a Dipper on the overflow pipes and a Moorhen on the brook at the bottom of the pipes.
A small flock of Siskins was nearby on Ousel Nest Meadow.


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Mostly the usual stuff on the reservoir, a pair of Goosnaders being on there again. The single Canada Goose from a couple of days ago had been joined by a pair at the yatch club.

When I got to the top end (quarry area) a Buzzard flew in to join a pair of Dippers, a Kingfisher, & what I presumed to be a family group of 7 Canada Geese which have recently been regulars on Wayoh. This group followed me up to Wayoh after I left here.

I was told that a Mute Swan was on the reservoir yesterday.


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8.35am to 10.25am.

4 Great Crested Grebes
6 Cormorants
1 Canada Goose
50+ Mallards
Pair of Goosanders
10 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull

A Dipper was on the overflow pipes, and a Moorhen was on the brook just below.

Another Dipper was at the top end where the brook runs into the reservoir


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8.40am to 11.30am

Reservoir :-
5 Great Crested Grebes
3 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
Pair of Canada Geese flew over
60+ Mallards
1m Goosander flew through
15 Moorhens
70+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Common Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull flew through

Bradshaw Brook :-
1 Moorhen by the overflow pipes
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Dipper


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8.40am to 10.00am.

2 Great Crested Grebes
4 Cormorants
3 Grey Herons
70+ Mallards
10 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
1 Buzzard flying over
Pair of Stock Doves on the quarry at the top end
Dipper at the overflow
Pair of Dippers on the brook between Jumbles & Turton Bottoms


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8.25am to 11.20am.

4 Great Crested Grebes
4 Cormorants
c75 Mallards
9 Moorhens
25+ Black-headed Gulls
3 Common Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Kingfisher
1 Buzzard flew over
1 Snipe, 2 Redwings, & 2 Mistle Thrushes on farmland


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Hour at the reservoir this morning.
No Cormorants or Grey Herons as work was going on at the embankment end.
Not much on the water either :- a couple of Great Crested Grebes, Mallards, Moorhens, & Black-headed Gulls.

There was a Great Black-backed Gull on a buoy though, and another one flew over with a couple of Herring Gulls.
A flock of 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls flew over.
A Greylag flew in from Wayoh direction fairly high up, and headed back that way after a few minutes, without landing on the reservoir.


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8.20am to 10.05am

1 Great Crested Grebe
4 Cormorants
2 Grey Herons
70+ Mallards
2m + 3f Goosanders
8 Moorhens
50+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Wagtail. On the top of a barn at the access road farm.
20+ Redwings by the main car park


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9.10am to 11.30am

1 Cormorant
2 Grey Herons
100+ Mallards
2m Goldeneyes
10 Moorhens
50+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher
1 Buzzard
1 Little Owl at Walsh Fold


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9am to 11.40am.

Reservoir :-
1 Great Crested Grebe
4 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
70+ Mallards
6 Moorhens
70+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Mistle Thrush + a few Redwings heard, hidden from view in trees
A flock of 30+ Siskins
A Raven flew over

Mistle Thrush & 4 Redwings at Walsh Fold

2 Mistle Thrushes with 80+ Redwings on Grange Road field

A few Chaffinches & Bullfinches with a flock of 50+ Goldfinches on Ousel Nest Meadow


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8.15am to 11.25am.

3 Great Crested Grebes
6 Cormorants
2 Greylags flew over. Very noisy & high up.
c70 Mallards
10 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Herring Gulls flew over
1 Pied Wagtail
A Kestrel on the access road wires
Woodland birds included 2 Mistle Thrushes, a few Siskins & Goldcrests, + the usual resident species.

Bradshaw Brook between reservoir & Bradshaw Lodges :-
1 Grey Heron, 1 Dipper, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Treecreeper.


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All areas covered this morning.

3 Great Crested Grebes
4 Cormorants
60+ Mallards
5m + 2f Goosanders
9 Moorhens
60+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher
1 Pied Wagtail,
1 Little Owl (Walsh Fold)
30+ Redwings
1 Mistle Thrush
+ the usual resident species (Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, Bullfinches, etc...)


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Birds his morning included :-

1 Great Crested Grebe
1 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
1m Goosander
Numerous Mallards, Moorhens, & Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Herring Gull
1 Buzzard flying around the top end of the reservoir
1 Kingfisher
1 Raven flying over


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This morning's sightings

1 Great Crested Grebe
5 Cormorants
2 Grey Herons
80+ Mallards
2 pairs of Goosanders
5 Moorhens
25+ Black-headed Gulls


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First winter Mediterranean Gull this morning on the buoy in front of the sailing club. Also a flock of c15 Siskin.



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9.30am to 11.25am.

4 Great Crested Grebes
8 Cormorants
Numerous Mallards
2f Tufted Ducks
10 Moorhens
30+ Black-headed Gulls
100+ Lapwings on farmland


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9.35am to 11.45am

3 Great Crested Grebes
7 Cormorants
Numerous Mallards & Moorhens
1 Tufted Duck
1 Kingfisher
40+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Sparrowhawk
c100 Lapwings. Unable to get an exact count due to them being in a tightly packed flock flying around over the fields on the other side of Bradshaw Road to Jumbles
1 Skylark flying over
30+ Redwings
2 Mistle Thrushes
8 Bramblings at Horrobin Fold

At the overflow a Moorhen was in an unusual place, stood on one of the overflow pipes. A Grey Wagtail was on the brook there.


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10.20am to 12.30pm.

4 Great Crested Grebes
3 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
67 Mallards
1 Wigeon
11 Moorhens
2 Coots
15 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Pied Wagtails
2 Buzzards
33 Lapwings
1 Skylark
+ the usual species


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9.20am to 11.45am.

3 Great Crested Grebes
6 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
75 Mallards
10 Moorhens
1 Coot
20 Black-headed Gulls
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Kingfisher
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
2 Grey Wagtails
1 Pied Wagtail
I checked all the vegetation by the reservoir hoping for an unusual warbler. I did find a warbler but it was just a Chiffchaff.
A flock of 6 Goldcrests near Grange Farm stables. A few more were along Grange Road.
2 Nuthatches & a Treecreeper
+ all the usual resident species


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8.25am to 10.15am.

Reservoir :-
5 Great Crested Grebes
5 Cormorants
60+ Mallards
6 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls

Farmland :-
1 Skylark
10 Meadow Pipits
2 Pied Wagtails
50+ Woodpigeons



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9.10am to 11.00am

Reservoir :-
8 Great Crested Grebes
7 Cormorants
8 Grey Herons
105 Mallards
4 Moorhens
3 Coots
20+ Black-headed Gulls

Farmland :-
8 Canada Geese
Mixed flock of 50+ House Martins/Swallows, mostly House Martins
2 Little Owls
1 Pied Wagtail

1 Dipper on Bradshaw Brook near the overflow


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8.55am to 11.10am.

12 Great Crested Grebes
5 Cormorants
8 Grey Herons
90+ Mallards
2 Moorhens
1 Coot
35+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Kingfishers
25+ House Martins
10+ Swallows
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Dipper at the overflow

Lots of Lapwings flying around. 70+ flying across the reservoir probably from a flock of 150+ seen flying around farmland not long before. Also had a smaller flock flying over.


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8.50am to 10.45am

12 Great Crested Grebes
5 Cormorants
7 Grey Herons
1 Greylag with 14 Canada Geese at Walsh Fold
60+ Mallards
6 Moorhens
20+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Kingfishers
1 Kestrel low around tree tops by the reservoir
1 Green Woodpecker made a very brief visit. I heard it call just once.


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Common Tern dropped in at 9am to join the usual stuff


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8.30am to 10.30am

14 Great Crested Grebe. One with the youngest bird struggled to swallow a full sized Roach. Quite wisely it ignored the youngster's calls as it would probably have choked it considering the size of the fish.
6 Cormorants
8 Grey Herons
90+ Canada Geese on farm fields. Too far away to see if the usual Greylag was with them.
50+ Mallards
10 Moorhens
30+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Kingfishers at the top end
A few House Martins & Swallows at the access road farm
10+ Swallows & a Pied Wagtail at Grange Farm stables



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9.10am to 10.40am

11 Great Crested Grebes including the juveniles
5 Cormorants
3 Grey Herons
75+ Mallards
6 Moorhens
60+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher on the reservoir + 1 on a branch by the overflow tunnel
1 Swift with a mixed flock of House Martins & Swallows






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