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RE: Wayoh Reservoir


11.25 to 13.30

1 Cormorant
10 Canada Geese
25 Mallards
1m Pochard
9m + 4f Tufted Ducks
2 pairs of Goldeneyes in the viaduct area
2m + 10f Goosanders
1 Moorhen
2 Black-headed Gulls
1 Grey Wagtail
4 Nuthatches

Fields behind houses on Embankment Road :-
1 Meadow Pipit
c20 Redwings
3 Mistle Thrushes
120+ Starlings


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A short wander early afternoon. Most of Little Wayoh frozen with no sign of the usual ducks, only Goosanders. 4m + 9f including Goosanders on the main reservoir.

Main reservoir :-
1 Great Crested Grebe
12 Canada Geese
30+ Mallards
Teal heard only
1 female Tufted Duck
1 Moorhen
7 Black-headed Gulls


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9.45am to 12.05pm

12 Canada Geese
5 Teal
24 Mallards
3m Pochards
12m + 8f Tufted Ducks
4m + 5f Goldeneyes
5m + 5f Goosanders
2 Moorhens
18 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kestrel


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11am to 13.20

1 Grey Heron
7 Canada Geese
6 Mallards
3m + 1f Teal
2m Pochards
11m + 8f Tufted Ducks
2m + 3f Goldeneyes
7m + 11f Goosanders
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Moorhen
20 Black-headed Gulls
8 Feral Pigeons
1 Stock Dove
4 Woodpigeons
3 Collared Doves
1 Green Woodpecker
2 Wrens
4 Dunnocks
7 Robins
1 Blackbird
Numerous Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, Great Tits, & Goldcrests
2 Nuthatches
2 Jays
6 Magpies
15 Carrion Crows, including an almost all white one. My first brief view through the trees suggested a Barn Owl as I only picked out the colour. When it appeared flying through an open patch it seemed all white apart from some black on the head.
4 Starlings
6 House Sparrows
5 Chaffinches
7 Greenfinches
7 Goldfinches
A few Siskins in the tree tops


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11.45 to 13.00

5 Canada Geese
2m + 1f Teal
15 Mallards
3m Pochards
11m + 10f Tufted Ducks
1m + 3f Goldeneyes
3m + 2f Goosanders
6 Black-headed Gulls



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11.15 to 13.30. There were probably more ducks from the list below hidden away at the top end of Little Wayoh.

1 Great Crested Grebe
3 Canada Geese
Teal heard only
1 male Wigeon wistling very loudly from the middle of the reservoir, but no others to take notice
20+ Mallards
2m Pochards
7m + 3f Tufted Ducks
2m + 5f Goosanders
1 Pheasant
3 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
5 Woodpigeons
1 Meadow Pipit
2 Wrens
2 Dunnocks
2 Robins
Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, & Great Tits in good numbers
2 Nuthatches
2 Treecreepers
1 Jay
3 Magpies
60+ Jackdaws
6 Carrion Crows
5 House Sparrows
3 Chaffinches
1 Greenfinch
4 Goldfinches
Numerous Siskins, again mostly hidden in the tree tops
2 Bullfinches


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10.45am to 12.10pm. Extremely windy with all the ducks (except a pair of Goldeneye below the viaduct) on the more sheltered Little Wayoh.

1 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
4m + 2f Teal
20+ Mallards
3m Pochards
9m + 8f Tufted Ducks
1m + 3f Goldeneyes
No Goosanders here. 7m + 9f have moved back to nearby Old Russia.
1 Moorhen
21 Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull



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9.30am to 11.15am. Treacherous footpaths everywhere today, Where is the big thaw ! Also lots of iced over stretches of water.

1 Little Grebe
4 Cormorants
2 Grey Herons
A few Teal heard from their hiding place
25+ Mallards
2m Pochards
5m + 3f Tufted Ducks
2m + 2f Goldeneyes
3m + 5f Goosanders
1 Coot
18 Black-headed Gulls
Usual woodland birds


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10.50 to 13.30. Little Wayoh 75% ice so birds now spread across the main reservoir as well for a change.

1 Grey Heron
17 Wigeon. Unusual here, especially in numbers this high
Pair of Teal under the viaduct
25 Mallards
2m Pochards still on Little Wayoh
7 Tufted Ducks, 5 of which were flying off the reservoir
Pair of Goldeneye under the viaduct as usual + a female on the main reservoir
8m + 8f Goosanders
1 Buzzard
1 Moorhen
2 Coots
30 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Feral Pigeons
3 Woodpigeons
2 Collared Doves
6 Meadow Pipits on the embankment. As unusual as Wigeon here.
2 Wrens
3 Dunnocks
4 Robins
12 Blackbirds
4 Redwings
1 Mistle Thrush
Usual good numbers of Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, & Great Tits
7 Nuthatches
1 Treecreeper
1 Dipper on Broadhead Brook
2 Jays
8 Magpies
9 Carrion Crows
2 Starlings
12 House Sparrows
7 Chaffinches
12 Greenfinches
2 Goldfinches
Numerous Siskins. Most of them high in conifers hidden from view
1 Bullfinch


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11.30 to 13.35

Distant skein of Pink-footed Geese heard
1 Grey Heron
25+ Mallards
5 Teal
2m Pochards
6m + 5f Tufted Ducks
2 pairs of Goldeneye
10m + 10f Goosanders
1 Moorhen
1 Coot
25+ Black-headed Gulls


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10.35am to 12.25pm

Pair of Teal
24 Mallards
2m Pochards
6m + 4f Tufted Ducks
Pair of Goldeneye
4m + 3f Goosanders
1 Moorhen
35 Black-headed Gulls
2 Woodpigeons
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Wrens
1 Dunnock
5 Robins
13 Blackbirds
Goldcrests everywhere
3 flocks of Long-tailed Tits
Coal Tits
Blue Tits
Great Tits
4 Nuthatches
2 Treecreepers
1 Jay
4 Magpies
5 Carrion Crows
1 Raven
A few House Sparrows along Embankment Road
10+ Chaffinches
1 Greenfinch
2 Goldfinches
2 Bullfinches


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5 Teal
40 Mallards
3m Pochards
8m + 4f Tufted Ducks
3f Goldeneyes
3m + 4f Goosanders
2 Moorhens
25 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Great Black-backed Gull




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9.50am to 12.30pm

8 Whooper Swans. Heard coming through the ever increasing mist, they dropped onto the reservoir at 12.22pm.
2 Canada Geese
33 Mallards
2m Pochards
11m + 6f Tufted Ducks
3m + 2f Goldeneyes
1m Goosander
2 Moorhens
18 Black-headed Gulls
8 Woodpigeons
2 Collared Doves
2 Wrens
3 Dunnocks
5 Robins
3 Blackbirds
Numerous Goldcrests and tits
4 Nuthatches
1 Dipper on Broadhead Brook
1 Jay
3 Magpies
6 Carrion Crows
1 Raven
30+ Starlings
10+ House Sparrows
1 Brambling
2 Chaffinches
21 Greenfinches
18 Goldfinches
2 Bullfinches


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9.15am to 11.30am doing a count of everything as things seem to be picking up at last in the wooded areas.

4 Canada Geese
10 Mallards
1m Pochard
15m + 9f Tufted Ducks
1m + 3f Goldeneyes
Pair of Goosanders
2 Moorhens
25 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
21 Woodpigeons
1 Green Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
4 Wrens
2 Dunnocks
11 Robins
11 Blackbirds
Mixed flock of 50+ Fieldfares/Redwings, mainly Fieldfares
2 Mistle Thrushes
Numerous Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, & Great Tits
2 Nuthatches
1 Magpie
2 Jackdaws
9 Carrion Crows
3 Starlings
A few House Sparrows
1 Brambling at Waterman's Cottage
7 Chaffinches
6 Greenfinches
4 Goldfinches
Numerous Siskins heard flying around
2 Bullfinches


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1 Grey Heron
3 Canada Geese
Numerous Mallards
Numerous Teal. Heard only as they were hidden away
1m Pochard
9m + 8f Tufted Ducks
Pair of Goldeneye
15 Black-headed Gulls


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3 Canada Geese
20+ Mallards
8m + 4f Tufted Ducks
2m Pochards
2f Goldeneyes
2 Moorhens
5 Black-headed Gulls
1 Grey Wagtail


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Morning visit :-
1 Grey Heron
30+ Mallards
4 Teal seen, probably more hidden away
4m + 4f Tufted Ducks
2m Pochards
2m + 2f Goldeneyes
2 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull


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12.30 to 13.30

30+ Mallards
3 Teal
9m + 8f Tufted Ducks. One female had a large white patch, but was definitely not a Scaup.
3m Pochards
2m + 1f Goldeneyes
5m + 3f Goosanders
8 Black-headed Gulls
1 Pied Wagtail



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10.55 to 12.35

20+ Mallards
3 Teal
5m + 2f Tufted Ducks
1m Pochard
1m + 1f Goldeneyes
9m + 7f Goosanders
8 Black-headed Gulls


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11.30 to 13.20

6 Canada Geese
47 Mallards
10 Teal
5m + 3f Tufted Ducks
2m Pochards
1m + 1f Goldeneyes
2m + 4f Goosanders
1 Moorhen
28 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher




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10.30am to 12.20pm

1 Canada Goose
50+ Mallards
10 Teal
14 Tufted Ducks
3 Pochards
8 Goosanders
5 Moorhens
30 Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull

For some reason GBB Gulls use Wayoh and LBB Gulls use Jumbles


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3 Whooper Swans present all morning, still there at lunchtime.

Also present the usual Cormorants, Mallards, Teal, Pochards, Tufted Ducks, Goosanders, and Black-headed Gulls.


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1pm to 2pm.

40+ Mallards
3 Teal
4 Tufted Ducks, well down from the other day
3 Pochards
2 Goosanders
8 Moorhens
22 Black-headed Gulls
1 Pied Wagtail



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9.30am to 11.15am

Numerous Mallards
Numerous Teal. A few in the open, with others hidden away
26 Tufted Ducks, double my previous best count this year, in January
2 Pochards, still no females this winter
6 Goosanders
Only 1 Moorhen seen, others would be hidden somewhere
20+ Black-headed Gulls
2 Great Black-backed Gulls
8 Herring Gulls passing over
60+ Siskins
1 Willow Tit calling from the conifers at the top end of the reservoir. May be the bird seen at the waterman's cottage recently, which was only identified as Willow or Marsh Tit. It is a very long time since I saw one in this area.



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9am to 12.55pm to cover Wayoh & Entwistle WeBs counts.

1 Cormorant
1 Whooper Swan. Good of it to drop in for the count. It was there when I arrived and was still there at lunchtime.
38 Mallards
18 Teal
8 Tufted Ducks
3 Pochards
5 Goosanders
8 Moorhens
14 Black-headed Gulls
1 Green Woodpecker
1 Pied Wagtail



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12.35 to 13.35

2 Cormorants
1 Canada Goose
35 Mallards
Numerous Teal (2 seen & a few others heard)
11 Tufted Ducks
1 Pochard
2 Goosanders
9 Moorhens
21 Black-headed Gulls
12 Siskins




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11.50am to 12.35pm

1 Grey Heron
15 Canada Geese
20+ Mallards
2 Teal
4 male Tufted Ducks
1 male Pochard
6 Moorhens
25 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher



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11.25am to 12.30pm

3 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
26 Mallards
10 Teal
7 Tufted Ducks
10 Moorhens
16 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kestrel


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10.30am to 12.50pm. A longer visit than normal, but not a lot going on.

20+ Mallards
4 Teal
3 male Tufted Ducks
8 Moorhens
40+ Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Black-backed Gull
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
7 Wrens
11 Robins
8 Blackbirds
3 Mistle Thrushes
Goldcrests & Coal Tits widespread as usual
1 flock of Long-tailed Tits
Lots of Blue Tits & Great Tits
2 Nuthatches
2 Jays
8 Magpies
1 Rook
2 Jackdaws
4 Carrion Crows
19 Starlings
10+ Chaffinches
1 Greenfinch
1 Goldfinch
2 Siskins
2 Bullfinches


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11.45am to 12.45pm.

1 Grey Heron
7 Canada Geese
28 Mallards
6 Tufted Ducks
2 Pochards
8 Moorhens
9 Black-headed Gulls
1 Herring Gull flying over
1 Grey Wagtail
3 Redwings



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10.35am to 12.45pm. Due to the rain I did a full circuit instead of going on the moors.

1 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
31 Mallards
7 Teal
7 Tufted Ducks (3m + 4f)
1 female Goosander
3 Pheasants
13 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls
2 Woodpigeons
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
7 Wrens
11 Robins
6 Blackbirds
1 Song Thrush
A few Goldcrests
2 flocks of Long-tailed Tits with the other common tit species
1 Nuthatch
1 Treecreeper
1 Jay
5 Magpies
12 Carrion Crows
20+ Jackdaws
11 Chaffinches
6 Greenfinches
2 Goldfinches
2 Bullfinches



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10.30am to 11.30am

1 Cormorant
Numerous Mallards
6 Teal
4 Tufted Ducks
1 Pochard
12 Moorhens
18 Black-headed Gulls


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13.05 to 14.45

1 Great Crested Grebe
1 Grey Heron
32 Mallards
4 Tufted Ducks
2 Moorhens
1 Coot
8 Black-headed Gulls
1 Raven flying over
4 Goldfinches & 4 Siskins the highlights of woodland birds


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9.30am to 10.15am.

1 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
Numerous Mallards
7 Tufted Ducks
1 Pochard
9 Moorhens
1 Coot
14 Black-headed Gulls
2 Pied Wagtails


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12.50 to 14.00

1 Great Crested Grebe
2 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
19 Mallards
1 Pochard
7 Tufted Ducks
10 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls

1 Common Darter



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Quick scan around lunchtime.

1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander, and the usual common species.

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10.55 to 13.15. Started off well with a Sparrowhawk flying out of a tree in front of me at the top of Embankment Road, with a couple of Mistle Thrushes. Further down the road a Roe Deer strolled across, in front of two women chatting at the bottom of the road. One of them lives at the Waterman's Cottage, and she told me that the 5 Whooper Swans I saw at Entwistle last week had been on Wayoh in the morning.
I don't know if the wintering ducks had left, or if they were hidden in the flooded bushes. No sign of them on the other reservoirs or nearby lodges. Only a Cormorant at Old Russia.

1 Great Crested Grebe
4 Goosanders. Seen earlier flying to Jumbles.
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Pheasant
8 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls
2 Herring Gulls. Flew around without landing.
10 Woodpigeons
1 Pied Wagtail
8 Wrens
15 Robins
9 Blackbirds
2 Mistle Thrushes
Numerous Goldcrests
2 flocks of Long-tailed Tits
Coal Tits, Blue Tits, & Great Tits
3 Nuthatches
2 Jays
8 Magpies
6 Carrion Crows
60+ Starlings
4 Chaffinches
4 Greenfinches
1 Goldfinch
4 Siskins
2 Bullfinches






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13.15 to 14.20

4 Great Crested Grebes
1 Cormorant
32 Mallards
Pair of Tufted Ducks
1 male Pochard
1 female Goldeneye
8 Moorhens
5 Black-headed Gulls
1 Grey Wagtail


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13.15 to 14.00. Excellent ideas do not work on a Sunday up here. Being a one horse town there are no Sunday buses. Only an excellent idea from Monday to Saturday, when if pre-booked the bus will divert through the pub ! No Hen Harrier today either. Cheers Mike, I tried a Blond Witch instead. No further comments needed.

1 Grey Heron
29 Mallards
1 male Pochard
2 m + 1f Tufted Ducks
8 Moorhens
12 Black-headed Gulls
1 Peregrine




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David Lumb wrote:



Hen Harrier in the Black Bull. Bowland's finest served in a pint glass whilst waiting for the bus.





The bus stop's a pub!? Excellent idea

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11.50 to 14.30. After having nothing worth reporting two days ago I got my wish for winter ducks to liven things up after a lack of summer waders.

1 Little Grebe
1 Cormorant
1 Grey Heron
23 Mallards
6 WIGEON. Unusual birds here.
2 female Tufted Ducks
1 male Pochard
8 Moorhens
10 Black-headed Gulls
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Nuthatches
3 Jays
50+ Starlings
1 Siskin
2 Bullfinches

Hen Harrier in the Black Bull. Bowland's finest served in a pint glass whilst waiting for the bus.



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10.15 to 11.15 & 13.10 to 13.50

1 adult + 2 juvenile Great Crested Grebes
4 Cormorants + 3 flying over Chapeltown
34 Mallards
1 male Tufted Duck
2 Pheasants
16 Black-headed Gulls
1 Collared Dove
1 Tawny Owl
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
3 Wrens
17 Robins
3 Blackbirds
1 Chiffchaff
A few Goldcrests + mixed tit flocks
2 Nuthatches
1 Jay
5 Magpies
16 Carrion Crows
12 Jackdaws
6 Starlings
1 Chaffinch
4 Siskins
2 Goldfinches

1 Common Darter
Shaggy Scalycap










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1pm to 1.40pm

2 young Great Crested Grebes. Size, markings, and squeaky noises matched the Jumbles birds. Will check tomorrow morning to see if they have finally moved on.
20 Mallards
1 male Tufted Duck
16 Black-headed Gulls




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13.15 to 13.45

1 Great Crested Grebe
2 Cormorants
7 Canada Geese
20 Mallards
1 male Tufted Duck
29 Black-headed Gulls



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Noon to 12.45pm

5 Cormorants
11 Mallards
1 male Tufted Duck
8 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher


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On the Road Bike this afternoon on Broadhead Road, fem/imm Merlin chasing Starlings across the Road and down into Broadhead Brook..

Rob Archer

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Early afternoon.

6 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
1 Canada Goose
15 Mallards
1 Coot
9 Black-headed Gulls
3 Swallows
+ the usual woodland birds

Not a lot about, but this is actually more then the weekend's WeBS count.

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12.50 to 13.35

2 Great Crested Grebes
3 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
24 Mallards
1 Sparrowhawk
13 Black-headed Gulls
12 Swallows
3 Chiffchaffs



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13.05 to 13.45

1 Cormorant
28 Mallards
1 Moorhen
8 Black-headed Gulls
Mixed flock of passing House Martins & Swallows, 20+ of each
1 Chiffchaff
3 Nuthatches
2 Siskins


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12.00 to 13.00

2 Great Crested Grebes
1 Cormorant
20 Mallards, including 7 ducklings a couple of weeks old

Quieter than ever. Bring on the winter ducks to liven things up.

Chapeltown :-
2 House Martins
4 Swallows
Most of the nesting birds have now left.


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