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Post Info TOPIC: Sale Water Park (other wildlife)


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RE: Sale Water Park (other wildlife)


By far the most notable thing I saw here today was undoubtedly a pair of hornets, feeding quite high up on flowers in an ivy-covered ash, near to the stepping stones. Not a species I've ever had locally, and one I've only ever seen on a handful of occasions before.

Also 4 common darter (two copulating), 2 brown hawker and several speckled wood.

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Lots of butterflies about here today, with small skipper, gatekeeper (first of the year), meadow brown, small white, large white, small tortoisehell, comma and peacock all about.

Good numbers of odonata, too; lots of common blue damselflies, a nice sized colony of azure damselflies on the outflow channel (lots of copulating and ovipositing going on), 8+ brown hawker, 2 southern hawker and a single emperor zipping over the outflow channel.

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Quite a few azure and (especially) common blue damselfly around here today; also several mayflies over the lake itself. Only butterfly seen was a speckled wood.

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After reading (and then googling) Steve's recent post on the Rochdale (other wildlife) sightings I came across two clumps of Autumn Crocus (Crocus Nudiflorus) on the banks of the Mersey today.

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late report for wednesday.
2 male orange tips in front of visitor center
1 comma with the orange tips

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First orange tip of the year today; at least three around the marshy area beneath the visitor centre.

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Fox on Broad Ees Dole.

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Family of mink at Broad Ees Dole. I was close enough to have picked one of the kits up, had I fancied losing a finger. Sadly, though, probably the reason why I see little evidence of chicks here, and those I do see don't seem to last long.

Also a fox on the river bank.

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A fox on Broad Ees Dole, and the first bluebells I've seen in flower this year.

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First night of the year out with the bat detector tonight; tens of common pipistrelle flitting around, feeding on the multitude of tiny flies that were about.

Also a common toad.

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Late news for Sunday 31 Aug Old Lady moth in the 'old car park'

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Great views of Emperor Dragonfly at East end of lake, next to inflow bridge...

Mike

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Not strictly Sale WP (but doubt it's worth it's own thread) there's a massive emergence of Large Skippers and Six Spot Burnets out just the other side of the motorway bridge behind Priory Gardens. Fantastic to watch, skippers are very aggressive and attack any of the other insects.

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Azure damselflies in profusion this afternoon.
Many, many hundreds over the main lake and Broad Ees Dole. They were particularly active
at the overflow channel where their mating and egg laying could be more easily observed .
Also a very smart looking male Large Red Damselfly.smile

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a mink was seen carrying a dead teal up a willow tree,onto top off hide and into hole in the roof.

info thanks to phil kelly.

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whilst watching the corvid roost from the bank off the mersey,me & phil had at least 6 bats whizzing around us, only small ones so probably pipistrelles.

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A weasel ran across a gap in the hedge that runs along Cow Lane, near to the
old car park. The only excitement to be had at SWP early afternoon

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