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8.25am to 10.20am. A check of all the CP before the rain came.

5 adult + 5 juvenile Great Crested Grebes
3 Cormorants
4 Grey Herons, all on Bradshaw Brook
10 Canada Geese
71 Mallards
5 Moorhens
50+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull flying over, 2 were at Turton High School earlier
2 Feral Pigeons
19 Woodpigeons
8 House Martins high above
3 Swallows
8 Wrens
2 Dunnocks
11 Robins
4 Blackbirds
1 Song Thrush, along Grange Road
1 Chiffchaff
1 Goldcrest
Usual Tit Flocks
1 Nuthatch along Grange Road (yesterday there were at least four at the North end of the reservoir)
7 Magpies
12 Jackdaws in field with horses and rabbits along Grange Road
6 Carrion Crows
1 Chaffinch
2 Goldfinches



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8.10am to 9.15am

4 adult & 5 juvenile Great Crested Grebes
2 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
46 Mallards
10 Black-headed Gulls
6 Swallows



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8am to 9.50am
4 adult + 5 juv Great Crested Grebes
3 Cormorants
4 Grey Herons
9 Canada Geese
70+ Mallard
4 Moorhens
40+ Black-headed Gulls
16 Feral Pigeons
6 Woodpigeons
1 Kingfisher
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 House Martins
27 Swallows on wires up the access road
a few Wrens and Robins
1 Dunnock
4 Blackbirds
1 Willow Warbler
2 Goldcrests
Resident Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, and Great Tits
1 Nuthatch
2 Jays
8 Magpies
12 Jackdaws
3 Carrion Crows
30+ House Sparrows at top of access road near Bradshaw Road (normally only a few)
2 Chaffinches
5 Goldfinches
6 Greenfinches
1 Siskin
3 Bullfinches
1 Crossbill flying low above conifers near the Information Centre (I have yet to see any land here on the few occasions I have seen them)

Sightings from footbridge at overflow :-
1 Grey Heron
1 Dipper which has been using overflow pipies for a couple of weeks





-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 24th of August 2012 05:50:38 PM

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6 adult & 5 juvenile Great Crested Grebes. Saw the young Grebes diving for the first time, as gulls swooped at their parents as they fed them.
4 Cormorants
2 Grey Herons
10 Canada Geese
48 Mallards
4 Moorhens
1 Coot
20 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
16 Feral Pigeons
14 Woodpigeons
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
2 House Martins (overhead visitors from nests in Chapeltown)
2 Swallows
2 Blackbirds
1 Chiffchaff
2 Nuthatches
3 Jays
6 Magpies
15 Jackdaws
8 Rooks
4 Chaffinches
1 Siskin
3 Bullfinches
Other species present :- Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit.
8.30am to 10.10 am


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Single Common Tern present this afternoon.

Info thanks to David Lumb

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Sat on the Hillside just west of Bradshaw Head till last light tonight watching for Owls and had fine views of a Merlin moving between fenceposts in the tussocks.. It was still there at last light when I left..
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I also note the record in famous 'A Check-list of the Birds of Bolton' states "only one reported record". Without an observers name or substantiation from another source this record goes the way of so many officially unreported birds, which is a massive shame

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 22nd of January 2012 07:46:18 PM

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Well its mentioned in the famous "Birds of Bolton" written by John Cooper and John Wood. Sounds like it was never submitted officially.

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I should have also added, or any other site in 'Bolton' either

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Simon Warford wrote:



The second record in Bolton following one at Crompton Lodges in 1983 I think. (This one being currently in the Lancs. part of Jumbles).





There are no accepted (or published that I can find) records for Crompton Lodges in the 1980's Simon

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First winter Shag showing very well by the bridge at the north end of Jumbles Reservoir early afternoon, totally oblivious to sunday dog walkers as it stood on rocks by the bridge.

The second record in Bolton following one at Crompton Lodges in 1983 I think. (This one being currently in the Lancs. part of Jumbles).

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Juvenile SHAG on north (Lancs) end of reservoir yesterday (info and photo from David Lumb). Has been present for several days but not previously close enough for definite ID.

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John Carter wrote:

A Little Egret was hunting in the shallows on the upper part of Wayoh reservoir this morning. At one point it was a metre away from a Grey Heron, giving a good indication of the relative sizes of the two birds.





Unfortunately not actually in the county of Greater Manchester , obviously still a very nice record though.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 15th of July 2011 02:48:34 PM

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A Little Egret was hunting in the shallows on the upper part of Wayoh reservoir this morning. At one point it was a metre away from a Grey Heron, giving a good indication of the relative sizes of the two birds.

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Walked over via Ranges. Back via Wayoh and Broadhead Brook..0545 till 1530.
Saw the following;
Ranges;
2 Grey Partridge in Harcles Quarry
Cuckoo by Paddys Pond
c10 Wheatear in Ranges area
Green Woodpecker (h)
Kestrel
f Sparrowhawk

Jumbles area;
Common Sandpiper
4 Common Tern
2 Great Crested Grebe
Green and GS Woodpecker (h)
2 Dipper
Treecreeper
Goldcrest

Walking back (Mainly through Lancs); Common Tern, Cormorant, Goosander, Oystercatcher, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Garden Warbler

Rob Archer


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Walked over first thing. 0600 till 1700.Saw the following;
3 Common Tern
1 Mediterranean Gull over.
c20 BH Gull
1 LBBGull
1 Great Crested Grebe.
1 Kestrel
Blackcap,Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler

Great walk back via Wayho and ove`t moooors in`t Lancs and saw 3 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, Lots of Linnet and Lesser Redpoll and 6 Grey Heron high ove`t moors.

Rob Archer

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GM Sitings this afternoon:
3 Common Terns
2 LBB Gulls
1 Heron
4 GC Grebes
A few BH Gulls and Mallards
Nice Ice cream at the Cafe.

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Late news for yesterday:

3 Arctic Terns on Jumbles Reservoir (Greater Manchester/Lancashire, take your pick!).

Info thanks to Neil Hancock (via Phil Rhodes)

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Walked over to Jumbles from home over the Ranges and back via Affetside. Great day.
0730 till 1400. Saw the following;
f Sparrowhawk over Saplin Wood
Green Woodpecker on the Ranges.
7 Skylark in total ..2 singing on the Moors.
1 Curlew below Lark Hill. First of the year here for me.
Not much on Jumbles..1 GC Grebe and a few Mallard and Canadas.
(Wayoh Res in Lancs is always better. Goldeneye,Pochard,Goosander,Tufties Cormorant, Teal and GC Grebe)
c 40 Redwing nr Harry Fold Farm, Affetside
1 f Sparrowhawk Harry Fold farm
In Two Brooks;
1 Grey Heron
1 Kestrel
1 Kingfisher (h)
1 f Sparrowhawk

Rob Archer

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Walked over from home in Ramsbottom. 0815 to 1530.
2 Cormorant flying above the house on opening the back door!
Great Spotted Woodpecker in Reddisher Woods
Jumbles,
2 Reed Bunting
2 Gadwall (m f)
10 Canadas.
1 m Sparrowhawk. (Great views sat stationary at head height in a bush in the Res for 15 minutes or so. Excellent)
( Pochard,Goldeneye,Teal, Little Grebe and Tufted Duck on Wayoh Res..in Lancs!)
3 Red Grouse on Harcles Hill
2 Raven, Moorbottom Road

Rob Archer


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Walked over to Jumbles from Rammy. There was a War in progress on the Ranges so went over the Moors and back via Affetside. A good day out. 0815 to 1700
Saw the following:
5 x Dipper
Mallard,Canada Geese, 2 x Common Gulls and a few BH Gulls on the Res
(Pochard,Teal,Tufted Duck,Goosander and Cormorant on Wayoh Res in Lancs.)
1 x Grey Heron
2 x Kestrel
Great Spotted Woodpecker (h)
2 x Green Woodpecker
1 x Grey wagtail
4 x Fieldfare
14 x Redwing
2 x Mistle Thrush
4 x m Goosander over Two Brooks
Lots of Long tailed, Coal,Great and Blue tits
4 x Nuthatch
1 x Treecreeper climbing a gable end on a cottage
Raven (h)
Jay
Many Chaffinch,Bullfinch,Goldfinch and Greenfinch
4 x Siskin

Rob Archer


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6 Whooper Swans present all afternoon up up 5.15pm (per Phil Rhodes) unfortunately gone by the time i got there at 6pm.

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Lovely walk round today, followed by a sandwich in the cafe !!
Great views of a dipper from the bridge near the outflow into Bradshaw Brook and a gray wagtail at the same place. Half a dozen common terns over a very low res, a common sandpiper and a couple of oyster catchers picking muscles out of the mud and enjoying the contents. Other sightings:

Goldfinches
Wood pigeons
Magpies
GC grebes
Canada Geese
Swallows
Blue tits
Willow tit
Mallard
Crow
Blackbird

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Nice Views of dipper again this afternoon on bradshaw brook in bolton boundary, the next bridge down from lee gate, the metal one five mins walk near the football field, hope your pictures turned out ok JT smile.gif

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Thanks John T i will do that, smile.gif

i just got a email from Ste at the bolton rspb group with a map of the boundarys and i see what you mean about half of jumbles being in gm and the other half not, the brook i covered was in the gm half, got some nice pictures of nuthatch and dippers that day,


ps, i dont think us leythers are odd, i was born in leyth myself smile.gif

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The southern half of the reservoir is in GM but I count any birds that are on the reservoir anyway. The northern feeder brook (Bradshaw Brook still) is partly in GM and partly in Lancs. The boundary is odd so you need to look at the A-Z.

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Dean Macdonald wrote:


That's just oddconfuse.gif Maybe they thought it was Leigh gatebiggrin.gif





US LEYTHERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ODDwtf.gifimslow.gifbiggrin.gif

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That's just oddconfuse.gif Maybe they thought it was Leigh gatebiggrin.gif

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Dennis atherton wrote:

I did not realize, i was on bradshaw brook and all of the birds mentioned were seen at the first bridge along bradshaw road from lee gate, about two hundred yards up the road from the crofters, there is a public footpath down to the bridge and that was the most active part of the brook i found, the closest street to the area i was was rigby road along bradshaw road very near to lee gate, not sure if this is the manchester area or not?

send any records in to the Leigh ornithological society Den,as for some reason its in thier recording area,which ive always found strange as the rivvy res's are not,and they are a lot closer to Leighsmile.gif



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Pretty sure that stretch of bradshaw brook is in gm. But i think the res is in lancs.

-- Edited by Dean Macdonald on Sunday 28th of March 2010 09:26:20 PM

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I did not realize, i was on bradshaw brook and all of the birds mentioned were seen at the first bridge along bradshaw road from lee gate, about two hundred yards up the road from the crofters, there is a public footpath down to the bridge and that was the most active part of the brook i found, the closest street to the area i was was rigby road along bradshaw road very near to lee gate, not sure if this is the manchester area or not?




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Which end of Jumbles were you? Not all of it is in Greater Manchester...






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Which end of Jumbles were you? Not all of it is in Greater Manchester...

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Spent the afternoon today up and down the brook, lots of sightings of dippers, grey wagtails, loads of nuthatches, great spotted woody, chiff chaffs, best two sights of the day were two tree creepers chasing each other up and round a tree and also a great looking goldcrest at the top of the tree as usual but only a small tree so a good view just as i was leaving biggrin.gif

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a good walk round today with the local bolton rspb group, i wont mention names to protect anonnimity, biggrin.gif they know who they are,

started at jumbles and walked along bradshaw brook towards lee gate, a good walk produced great spotted woodpecker, lots of sightings of nuthatch, two tree creepers, grey wagtails, gooseanders and teal, but the best sightings was at least three pairs of dippers, a pair at each bridge we passed, great spot for anyone not seen dippers this year,
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Adult Bewick's Swan for 10 minutes at 2:30pm today.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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2 Hawfinches flew S over the cafe there, 9th (per Phil Garnett)

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