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Post Info TOPIC: Bosley Reservoir


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RE: Bosley Reservoir


10.30-14.30

3 Swallows, 1 Willow Warbler (singing), 7 Chiffchaffs (3 singing), 1m Bullfinch, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker.

35 Tufted Ducks, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Jays and 6 Teal.

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11.00-15.00

12 Great Crested Grebes, 1m Goosanader, 6 Tufted Ducks plus a few Mallard and lots of Canada Geese.

A dozen Coots flushed quickly from the embankment just before the head of a large Stoat popped up.

In the surrounding woodland were : 6 Bullfinches, 2 Treecreeepers and a pair of Coal Tits that were prospecting a tree hole.

A flock of 32 Redwings were heading North above the reservoir. 2 Buzzards circled overhead.

Another 30+ Redwings plus 4 Fieldfares were on farmland by the SE corner of the reservoir.

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08.30-12.00

Focussed mainly on the East side of the reservoir, which has some nice pockets of mature woodland, and a reputation for attracting Pied Flycatchers, although none were seen today.

A local birder advised me to return in about a week. There's certainly enough nestboxes, although some look like Great Spotted Woodpeckers have used power tools to gain access to.

Common garden birds in abundance plus 2 Bullfinches, 4 Blackcaps and 1 Buzzard. Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs singing despite hail and sleet showers.

One warbler in particular caught my eye, as it looked like a typical Wood Warbler with a lemon throat extending down onto the breast, but then a pure white underside.

The bird was doing fly catching sorties from a large oak, I waited for the fellow to sing or just make some noise, but sadly it did'nt.

1 Common Sandpiper on the shoreline, whilst 4 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Tufted Ducks and 4 Greylag Geese were on the reservoir.

A dozen Swallows and a couple of Sand Martins were picking insects off the water.





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13.30-15.00

10 Great Crested Grebes, 42 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 6 Tufted Ducks and 1m Pochard on the water.

Whilst in the adjoining woods and hedges, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Buzzards, 12 Redwings, 5 Fieldfares and 1 Jay.

At one point 8 noisy Great Tits chased each other around the waterside willows, a titmice soap opera, and highly entertaining.

 



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