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RE: Davyhulme Millenium NR (& adj MSC)


04/11/12 1200 - 1300
Greenfinch = 6
Goldfinch = 9
Bullfinch = 4
Blackbird = 7
Robin = 5
House Sparrow = 12
Wren = 4
Blue Tit = 3
Great Tit = 4
Long Tailed Tit = 6
Goldcrest = 1
Wood Pigeon = 8
Collared Dave = 2
Pheasant = 1
Jay = 1
Magpie = 19
Carrion Crow = 2
Cormorant = 1
Grey Heron = 1
Mute Swan = 1
Little Grebe = 3
Moorhen = 6
Gadwall = 14
Mallard = 15
Teal = 34
Tufted Duck = 12
Domestic Duck = 1
Black Headed Gull = 21
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 2



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28/10/12 0930 - 1045
Chaffinch = 3
Greenfinch = 6
Goldfinch = 26
Bullfinch = 2
Blackbird = 12
Song Thrush = 2
Redwing = 10
Robin = 4
Starling = 31
House Sparrow = 8
Wren = 4
Dunnock = 2
Blue Tit = 6
Great Tit = 4
Long Tailed Tit = 6
Wood Pigeon = 12
Great Spotted Woodpecker = 1
Jay = 1
Magpie = 14
Jackdaw = 2
Carrion Crow = 3
Cormorant = 6
Mute Swan = 1
Little Grebe = 1
Moorhen = 3
Gadwall = 16
Mallard = 32
Teal = 6
Tufted Duck = 10
Black Headed Gull = 14
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 3


-- Edited by Nick Hilton on Sunday 28th of October 2012 12:05:49 PM

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WeBS count 14/10/12 1100-1140hrs

Gadwall = 5
Teal = 5
Mallard = 38
Cormorant = 3
Grey Heron = 2
Moorhen = 5
Black Headed Gull = 14
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 1
Mute Swan = 8
Great Crested Grebe = 2
Little Grebe = 2
Kingfisher = 2




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WeBS count 16/09/12 0930-1020hrs

Gadwall = 6
Teal = 4
Mallard = 16
Cormorant = 6
Grey Heron = 1
Moorhen = 2
Black Headed Gull = 3
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 2

Also of note on the reserve, 1 male Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Jay



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A gentle cycle round from 4pm
1 Buzzard
1 Kingfisher
30 Woodpigeon
7 Magpie
7 Swallow
1 Grey Heron
1 Cormorant
3 Long Tailed Tits (more heard)
Young Sparrowhawks heard calling from the wooded area by the large pool.
Bullfinch heard

Vegatation all overgrown, unmanaged, visibility poor!

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Quick hour this morning, 31 species seen including:-

Willow Tit - 1
Swallow - 2
Sparrowhawk - 2
Jay - 6
Mute Swan - 2
Blackcap - 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Grey Heron - 2
Great Crested Grebe - 4
Gadwall - 3
Song Thrush - 1
Cormorant - 5


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Late WeBS count 0930-1030 15/03/12;
Mute Swan = 1
Gadwall = 10
Teal = 9
Mallard = 8
Tufted Duck = 30
Great Crested Grebe = 2
Cormorant = 6
Grey Heron = 1
Canada Goose = 2
Black Headed Gull = 11
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 1

Also of note 5 Lesser Redpoll

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WeBS count 11/02/12 1500-1600hrs

Mute Swan = 15
Gadwall = 10
Teal = 28
Mallard = 40
Tufted Duck = 274
Little Grebe = 4
Great Crested Grebe = 4
Cormorant = 8
Grey Heron = 1
Moorhen = 5
Coot = 21
Canada Goose = 1
Goosander = 2
Pochard = 1
Black Headed Gull = 170
Common Gull = 2
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 1
Oystercatcher = 1

Also of note on the reserve, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 60 Redwing.



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Tuesday, 7th Feb. early afternoon visit.

Mallard 15+
Little Grebe 1
Teal 20+
Mute Swan 4
Cormorant 1
Coot 6
Moorhen 4
Tufted Duck 120+
Pochard 1f
GtCGrebe 3
Gadwall 10+

Lesser Redpoll 1
Bullfinch 4
Willow Tit 2
Greenfinch 2
Song Thrush 2
Redwing 6
LBB Gull 1

etc.etc.etc.

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WeBS count 15/01/12 1100-1200hrs

Mute Swan = 1
Gadwall = 16
Teal = 10
Mallard = 42
Feral Duck = 1
Tufted Duck = 73
Little Grebe = 4
Great Crested Grebe = 2
Cormorant = 18
Grey Heron = 2
Moorhen = 4
Coot = 8
Black Headed Gull = 86
Common Gull = 1
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 2

Also of note on the reserve, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Bullfinch.



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Tuesday, 10th January, am.

NB: Top end of Reserve closed owing to maintainance work.

Mallard 12+
Cormorant 1
Tufted Duck 80+
GtCGrebe 1
Moorhen 2
Coot 2
Mute Swan 13
Grey Heron 1
Bullfinch 1m
Herring Gull 3 over.
Redwing 1
Jay 1
Willow Tit 2
plus singing Dunnocks, Robins, 1 Song Thrush and 1 Mistle Thrush.
etc.etc.


-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 10th of January 2012 07:58:54 PM

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Thursday, 21st December am:

Cormorant 3
Teal 5
Mallard 20+
Gadwall 3
Mute Swan 8
Coot 20+
Little Grebe 2
Gt.C.Grebe 2
Tufted Duck 40+
BH. Gull 100+
Common Gull 2
LBB. Gull 1
Moorhen 3

Goldcrest 1m
Lesser Redpoll 4
Bullfinch 1
Redwing 20+
Reed Bunting 1
Pied Wagtail 1
etc.etc.etc.

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WeBS count 17/12/11 1120-1220hrs

Gadwall = 19
Teal = 17
Mallard = 47
Feral Duck = 2
Tufted Duck = 92
Little Grebe = 10
Great Crested Grebe = 2
Cormorant = 2
Moorhen = 4
Coot = 3
Kingfisher = 1
Black Headed Gull = 165
Common Gull = 1

Also noted on the reserve, for the fiest time in quite a while, 1 Willow Tit.

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WeBS count 19/11 0915-1000
Moorhen = 6
Mallard = 43
Cormorant = 10
Tufted Duck = 5
Teal = 6
Gadwall = 4
Feral Duck = 3 (2 of the huge farmyard type that are usually at Langworthy Drive and 1 small white call duck type that is paired to a Mallard usually seen on Salford Quays)
Black Headed Gull = 151
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 1
Kingfisher = 1
Little Grebe = 3
Mute Swan = 3
Heron = 1
Common Gull = 1

On the rest of the reserve nice to see good numbers (>10) of Bullfinch.



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Tuesday, 1st November, am.

Tufted Duck 7
Little Grebe 2
Cormorant 5
BH Gull 70+
LBB Gull 2
Skylark 1
l.Redpoll 1
Goldcrest 2
Buzzard 1
Moorhen 1
Mallard 1

etc.etc...Plus a man playing the bagpipes...I kid you not!

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Nick - I've just noticed it on that thread! Great minds think alike!!!

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Steve, yes clocked that and was typing same as but on the Pink Feet page !!!

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Nick - The 12.50 flock sounds like the same skien I had at 12.40 over Irlam Moss.

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WeBS count today 1230-1330
Mallard = 10
Cormorant = 10
Moorhen = 1
Tufted Duck = 26
Little Grebe = 2
Black Headed Gull = 30
Lesser Black Backed Gull = 1
Heron = 1
Gadwall = 12
Mute Swan = 2

A female Sparrowhawk took a House Sparrow in the car park and;
at 1230 circa 85 Pinkfeet flew north
at 1250 circa 210 Pinkfeet flew south east

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WeBS count today 1000-1100hrs

Tufted Duck = 29
Mallard = 42
Black Headed Gull = 7
Little Grebe = 2
Great Crested Grebe = 1
Cormorant = 13
Heron = 2
Moorhen = 1
Feral Duck = 1

Still 5 Swallow hanging around plus charm of 20 Goldfinch.

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1430 - 1545
6 Swallow, 6 Bullfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Wren, 8 H Sparrow, 8 Robin, 26 Starling (all collecting food), 2 G Tit, 1 LT Tit, 5 Blackbird, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Buzzard, 3 Wood Pigeon, 3 Crow, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Magpie, 2 GC Grebe, 12 Cormorant, 10 Mallard, 2 Canada Goose, 2 BH Gull, 2 Oystercatcher,1 Heron, 2 Mute Swan

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0930 - 1030
9 Blackbird, 1 Starling, 5 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 5 Bullfinch, 4 Robin, 7 Wren, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Dunnock, 2 LT Tit, 3 Great Tit, 7 Blue Tit, 5 Crow, 12 Cormorant, 8 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, 8 H Sparrow, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcap, 1 GS Woodpecker, 2 Canada Goose, 1 Heron, 2 BH Gull, 6 Magpie, 10 Wood Pigeon, 1 Pheasant, 4 Swallow, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Mute Swan, 3 Oystercatcher.

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pm visit, Monday, 21st March.

Tufted Duck 26
Mute Swan 1ad
Teal 1m
Mallard 4
Cormorant 8
Grey Heron 1

Sand Martin 1
Chiffchaff 4 singing
Bullfinch 1m 1f
L.Redpoll 1
Chaffinch 1 singing
Missel Thrush 1 singing
LT Tit 2
Willow Tit 1
BH Gulls, etc. etc.


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WeBS count today 0930 - 1030
Mallard = 10
Coot = 2
Gadwall = 4
Cormorant = 5
Moorhen = 3
Mute Swan = 1
Canada Goose = 4
Teal = 4
Tufted Duck = 42
G C Grebe = 1
Heron = 1
LBB Gull = 2
BH Gull = 2
Oystercatcher = 2

Also on the reserve;
2 Lesser Redpoll, 1 calling Willow Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Goldcrest, Blue, Great & Long Tailed Tits, Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Wren, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Jay, Magpie, Crow, Starling, H Sparrow, G S Woodpecker

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WeBS count today 1300-1345hrs Wet !
Mallard = 9
G C Grebe = 1
Little Grebe = 2
Cormorant = 9
B H Gull = 40
Tufted Duck = 4
Moorhen = 5
Teal = 12
Canada Goose = 4

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Early afternoon visit, Tuesday, February 1st.

Tufted Duck 87
Moorhen 5
Mallard 9
Gadwall 3m3f
Canada Goose 1
Coot 2
Cormorant 5
Grey Heron 2
BH Gull 40+
Common Gull 1
LBB Gull 1
Bullfinch 3m3f
Goldfinch 10+
Stock Dove 1
Missel Thrush 1
Blue Tits/LT Tits/Gt. Tits/Wrens/Robins/Blackbirds/Crows 2/Redwings/Woodpigeons/Starlings/House Sparrows.

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0945 - 1045

Very quiet and miserable !

WeBS
Mallard = 25
Cormorant = 3
BH Gull = 16
Moorhen = 1
Heron = 1
GC Grebe = 1

Other birds on the reserve;
Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Jay, Magpie, Crow, G Tit, B Tit, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Lesser Redpoll (8), Bullfinch (10), Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, H Sparrow, Starling.

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1000 - 1130 today

Duckfest this morning on this section of MSC;
Tufted Duck = 486+
Gadwall = 5
Shoveler = 4
Teal = 14
Mallard = 31
Pochard = 34
Goldeneye = 1

GC Grebe = 2
Little Grebe = 6
Cormorant = 10
Heron = 4
Moorhen = 1
Coot = 10
B H Gull = 90
LBB Gull = 3
Common Gull = 2
Mute Swan = 2

On the rest of the reserve;
Crow = 3
Jay = 3
G S Woodpecker = 1
Great Tit = 9
Blue Tit = 12
L T Tit = 4
Coal Tit = 1
Dunnock = 1
Wren = 1
Robin = 6
H Sparrow = 12
Blackbird = 3
Mistle Thrush = 4
Fieldfare = 24
Redwing = 1
Starling = 1
Bullfinch = 3
Chaffinch = 2
Goldfinch = 22
Greenfinch = 12
Siskin = 1
Lesser Redpoll = 2
Wood Pigeon = 9
Magpie = 5
Collared Dove = 3



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Dec.31st.

Tufted 90+
Pochard 15
Coot 4
Moorhen 1
Teal 1f
Cormorant 3
BH Gull 60+
C Gull 1
Willow Tit 1
L.Redpoll 1
Redwing 1

etc.etc.etc.

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1200-1300hrs WeBS count today;

Tufted Duck = 262
Goldeneye = 5 (all female)
Great Crested Grebe = 1
Cormorant = 9
Mallard = 17
Coot = 2
Gadwall = 2
Teal = 6
Black Headed Gull = 80
Lesser BB Gull = 1

Also with most of the available water frozen amusing to watch a Buzzard come down to the canal for a drink. In landed on a heavily vegitated bank and sort of half rolled/half flapped its way down to the water - it was lucky it didn't end up head first in !!!!

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1100 - 1200 today (late WeBS count)

B H Gull = 65
Cormorant = 3
Heron = 2
Mallard = 17
Tufted Duck = 47
Mute Swan = 2
Little Grebe = 1
Moorhen = 2
Coot = 2
Gadwall = 4



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November 16th, Tuesday.

PinkFeet Geese c120 west at 1415
c80 west at 1415
c120 west at 1425 flying over Salford

Redwing 6
Goldfinches
Redpoll 2
Siskin 1
Bullfinch 2m
Grey Heron 1
Cormorant 1
Tufted Duck 9
Mallard 6
LBB Gull 1
BH Gull 20+
Gt.Spotted Woodpecker 1
Collared Dove 5

etc.etc.etc.

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Saturday, 16th October, pm walk.

Kingfisher 1
Cormorant 4
Tufted Duck 21
Mallard 9
Little Grebe 2
BH Gull 100+
Mute Swan 1 ad female
Redwing 15
Missel Thrush 1
Goldcrest 1
Bullfinch 1

etc.etc.etc.

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WeBS count today 1115 - 1215
B H Gull = 28
Cormorant = 13
Heron = 1
Mallard = 2
Tufted Duck = 7
Mute Swan = 5
Little Grebe = 3
GC Grebe = 1
Gadwall = 1

Water level in MSC exceptionally high (probably accounted for lack of dabbling duck)

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Poor weather, poor visibility (no vegetation management), poor no's of birds !! WeBS count this morning;
Mute Swan = 3
Mallard = 14
Tufted Duck = 1
Little Grebe = 2
Cormorant = 18
Grey Heron = 1
Moorhen = 1
BH Gull = 30


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Afternoon walk:

Canal near Barton Locks:

Mute Swan 1sub adult plus 4 adults. 2 were blue-ringed DX4 and FX4.
Tufted Duck 1 pair.
Grey Heron 1
Swallow 8+
Mallard 20+
Cormorant 1
GtCGrebe 1 pair.
BH Gull 2 adults.

Reserve:

Kingfisher 1.
Song Thrush 3 singing.
Chiffchaff 4 singing.
Willow Warbler 2 singing.
Blackcap 3 singing.
Bullfinch 1 lone male.
GtSWoodpecker 1
Swift 1
etc.etc.etc.



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Cormorant - 4
Mute Swan - 2
GC Grebe - 4
Tufted Duck - 4
Mallard - 10
Lesser Black Backed Gull - 2
Canada Goose - 2
BH Gull - 4
Reed Bunting - 1
House Sparrows - lots
Greenfinch - 2
Oystercatcher flying through towards Irlam
Kestrel - 1
Buzzard - 2
Jay - 7 (all together, seemed to be fighting over something, a lady Jay probably)
Grey Wagtail - 2
Swallow - 2
Plenty Chiffchaffs singing - I can never seem to visually spot them!

Blue, Great, Long Tailed Tits, Magpies, Crows, Blackbirds, Goldfinches, Robins etc...

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Late WEBS count (today 0900 - 1000)

Tufted Duck = 63
G C Grebe = 2
Mallard = 15
Teal = 4
Little Grebe = 1
Gadwall = 18
Moorhen = 2
Cormorant = 1
B H Gull = 5
LBB Gull = 2
Coot = 1

(also 5 Lesser Redpoll, 11 Bullfinch, Pheasant, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, usual Tits and others)

UU & EA carrying out work on the reserve with heavy machinery so will be high level of disturbance over next 6 weeks.

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9.30 - 10.45am today;
H Sparrow = 6
Blackbird = 5
Song Thrush = 2
Robin = 10
Goldfinch = 6
Chaffinch = 5
Bullfinch = 8
Lesser Redpoll = 9
Dunnock = 1
Blue Tit = 6
Great Tit = 4
Long T Tit = 3
Stock Dove = 4
Woodpigeon = 6
Crow = 2
Magpie = 10
Coot = 3
Moorhen = 6
Mute Swan = 3
Cormorant = 6
Tufted Duck = 81
Mallard = 17
Gadwall = 14
Teal = 20
B H Gull = 90
LBB Gull = 1
Common Gull = 2
Kingfisher = 1
Grey Wagtail = 1


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WEBS count today, early afternoon;
Mallard = 20
Coot = 4
Moorhen = 4
Gadwall = 4
Teal = 5
Tufted Duck = 79
Mute Swan = 2
B H Gull = 267
Common Gull = 3
LBB Gull = 3
G C Grebe = 1
Little Grebe = 2

also 8 Lesser Redpoll.

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Late WEBS count today (1300);
Mallard = 37
Mute Swan = 3
Coot = 4
GC Grebe = 1
BH Gull = 215
Gadwall = 38
Tufted = 14
Moorhen = 10
Cormorant = 4
Teal = 51
Heron = 1
Common Gull = 9
LBB Gull = 2

and 2 Lesser Redpoll with the Goldfinch flock at the far end of the horse paddock.

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