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RE: Alexandra Park, Oldham


Drake North American Wood Duck
4 Goosanders (1 drake)
23 Tufted Ducks

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Drake North American Wood Duck
3 Goosanders (1 drake)
26 Tufted Ducks

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A "super-flock" of c300 Siskin +1 Goldfinch in trees along the footpath between Alexandra Retail Park and Oldham Mumps, an amazing sight and sound - high volume chattering!

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Drake North American Wood Duck
7 Goosanders (4 drakes)
20 Tufted Ducks

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Drake North American Wood Duck
4 Goosanders (2 drakes)
17 Tufted Ducks

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Paid a very quick visit for the Wood Duck this morning at 9:30, it was next to the small bridge near the cafe, still associating with a pair of Mallard.

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Drake North American Wood Duck with Mallards on the small reed-fringed pool area on the north side of the lower lake, viewable from the boardwalk adjacent to the Boathouse Cafe

2 drake Goosanders
30 Tufted Ducks

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Drake North American Wood Duck
3 Goosanders (2 drakes)
30 Tufted Ducks
c300 Black-headed Gulls
6 Common Gulls
5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
2 Herring Gulls


14 Siskin and a Goldcrest with a flock of Long-tailed Tits on trees between Alexandra Retail Park and Oldham Mumps

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Sunday 23rd Jan

Gave it just over an hour mid-morning and then a 2nd visit mid-afternoon but the suspected Caspian Gull was a no show.

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- 1 drake Wood Duck showing nicely
- 2 Goosander (1m 1f)
- 20+ Tufted Duck
- 6 Grey Heron
- 6 Common Gulls
- 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
- 2 Coal Tit

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Monday 24th of January 2022 02:46:59 PM

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A bit more detail on todays sighting of the Caspian gull, I was there between about 10:00 - 14:30. The bird flew over the park and away about three times without landing between 11:15 - 11.45 and then finally landed at about 12:00, but only for 1 minute before flying again and disappearing for good. Each time it flew away it went south west over Kings road towards Hathershaw. Occasionally I could see a few big gulls flying up from that area but I don't know exactly where they were. It's a cracking bird, well worth a look. Also today the wood duck was still present near the cafe.



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Adult Caspian Gull present again briefly this morning

Information thanks to Colin Davies

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Adult Caspian Gull present for an hour this morning before leaving and not being seen again.

Also a Yellow Colour-ringed 1stW B H Gull 2C93 in with c100 others. This was ringed in Essex as a chick 8th June last summer. 1st sighting since being ringed.



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Adult Caspian Gull flew in at 2:55pm and was present until 3:15pm on the ice, flying around and getting involved in the feeding scrums with the other gulls

Drake North American Wood Duck
2 drake Goosanders
27 Tufted Ducks

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100+ Greenfinches at Oldham Mumps at 4pm in the silver birch trees at Molnlycke factory but mobile

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Adult Caspian Gull present on the lower lake near the Boathouse Cafe 2:30pm-2:35pm when flew South

Drake North American Wood Duck
4 Goosanders (2 drakes)
37 Tufted Ducks

c500 Black-headed, 2 Herring, 3 Lesser Black-backed and 5 Common Gulls


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Drake North American Wood Duck
4 Goosanders (2 drakes)
33 Tufted Ducks

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Drake North American Wood Duck
7 Goosanders (2 drakes)
40 Tufted Ducks (my personal highest count on-site)
1 Peregrine

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The "Muscovy Duck" seems to be a Muscovy Duck x Farmyard/Aylesbury Duck hybrid!


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Couldnt  resist having a search for the North American Wood Duck.  Took me half an hour before I located it preening near the cafe.  It followed a pair of mallard around the lake and it brightened up a dull and miserable January day.



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Drake North American Wood Duck still present this morning

Information and photo thanks to Peter Joy

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Drake North American Wood Duck
9 Goosanders (6 drakes)
24 Tufted Ducks

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11.00 - 11-15

Upper lake 2/3 frozen

Mallard
Tufted Duck
Goosander 4/5 males (split group 1 male initially by boat house, the others right at the other end) 1 redhead. Some display, guarding and aggression noted from one of the males
Canada Goose
Moorhen
Coot
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull 4 inc at least 1x2ndW
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, 1xadult, 1x3rd W
Herring Gull 2 1x2nd W, 1X3rd W

Drake Wood Duck still present, ditto Muscovy Duck (possibly Strinesdale bird from last month)

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30th December 2021

Drake North American Wood Duck
7 Goosander
24 Tufted Duck

Information thanks to Gary Crowder

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Drake North American Wood Duck - viewable from the Boathouse Cafe
2 female Teal - on the top lake
4 Goosander (3 drakes)
30 Tufted Ducks

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5 Goosanders (3 drakes)
30 Tufted Ducks
1 Cormorant

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Drake North American Wood Duck - commuting between the two lakes
3 drake Goosander
14 Tufted Ducks (12 drakes)
1 Cormorant
1 juvenile Mute Swan
8 Redwings
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Common Gull


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Drake North American Wood Duck - viewable from the Boathouse Cafe
15 Tufted Ducks (14 drakes)
1 Herring Gull
3 Common Gull


Peregrine west over Oldham Mumps early morning

2 Bullfinch on scrubby area between Alexandra Retail Park and Oldham Mumps

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Drake North American Wood Duck
Female Mandarin
17 Tufted Ducks
2 Cormorant
1 Common Gull

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Drake North American Wood Duck, drake Goosander and 21 Tufted Ducks

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I had to go and see this Wood duck today, not seen one before - escapee or not- it's still a lifer tick!

Found the Wood duck showing well on main lake at first, but he flew off and remained concealed on an island on the other pool shortly after. Talk about good timing- another 5 minutes delay and I would have missed out on any pictures....

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Drake North American Wood Duck and drake Goosander on Alexandra Park Lakes

Info thanks to Mark Shuttleworth

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Alexandra Park / Snipe Clough

Drake North American Wood Duck
10 Tufted Ducks
1 Cormorant
2 Reed Bunting
3 Siskin
4 Redwing
6 Goldcrest
1 Meadow Pipit

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Wood duck still present with a flock of canada geese near the cafe this afternoon at 4pm.

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I wonder what relationship (if any) this bird has to the one at Strinesdale several years ago, one of many 'ornamentals' to escape from a collection on the pond at Hull Brook in Delph?

-- Edited by Mike Chorley on Monday 18th of October 2021 08:38:28 PM

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Drake North American Wood Duck still present on Alexandra Park Lakes

Photo thanks to Rachel Marie

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Alexandra Park

Drake North American Wood Duck
17 Tufted Ducks


Snipe Clough

1 Goldcrest
1 Sparrowhawk
c50 Pink-footed Geese east at 1:40pm

Photo thanks to Mark Shuttleworth

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Drake North American Wood Duck still present on the lakes, also 15 Tufted Ducks

Photo thanks to David Jackjack

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Tuesday 12th October 2021

Drake North American Wood Duck still present on Alexandra Park lakes

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Drake North American Wood Duck, un-ringed and fully-winged, commuting between the two lakes

Also 15 Tufted Ducks on the lakes and c50 Pink-footed Geese east

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Wednesday 18th August 2021

The Tufted Ducks seem to be doing ok with several females and juveniles on-site

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Tuesday 20th July 2021

Three female Tufted Ducks with youngsters - broods of five, two and two - on Alexandra Park Lakes on the top lake

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Tuesday 13th July 2021

Tufted Ducks have bred successfully on Alexandra Park Lakes - two brief counts suggested up to four females with broods of seven, four, two and one (might need a proper count for exact numbers), also 1 Swift

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Snipe Clough 07/06/21

Coot with 2 chicks.
Sparrowhawk
Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin all in song
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Wren
Long-tailed Tit
Goldfinch


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Saturday 22nd May 2021

8 Tufted Ducks (5 drakes and 3 females) on Alexandra Park Lakes

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Singing Grasshopper Warbler still present on Snipe Clough

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Tuesday 18th May

10 Tufted Ducks on Alexandra Park Lakes

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1 Whitethroat on Snipe Clough

8 Tufted Ducks on Alexandra Park Lakes

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8 Swallows on the lakes, also 10 Tufted Ducks

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10 Tufted Ducks (6 drakes) on Alexandra Park Lakes

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International Dawn Chorus Day 2021

Singing Grasshopper Warbler Snipe Clough in the juncus marsh near the pond just south of Alexandra Park, also 1 singing Whitethroat, 10 singing Willow Warblers and 5 singing Chiffchaffs

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22 Tufted Ducks - Alexandra Park Lakes

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