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The adult Common Tern roosted tonight.

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So far this morning:

2 Goldeneye

2 Goosander

2200 Pink-footed Geese over east in total

2 Swallow through

7 Redwing over

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Almost 900 large gulls in the roost tonight, three quarters of which were Lesser Black-backed Gulls and the rest Herrings (all properly counted of course!)

A first winter Yellow-legged Gull showed well; odd how this species here really does have a fondness for dominating the buoys!

2 Kingfishers were chasing each other around Sorrowcow Pond and the shore of the flash there, plus 2 Chiffchaff were also around the area.

4 Goosander present, 3 at the western end and one sat on one of the jetties of the sailing club.



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This morning:

322 Woodpigeons S/SE in 10 flocks

28 Greenfinch west in 3 flocks

1 Raven west

1 adult Common Tern

1 Goldeneye

1 1W drake Goosander

The 'new' Cetti's warbler was showing extremely well and still vocal from shoreline trees on Ramsdales Ruck (both Ramadales Reedbed and western end birds both present and correct)

Single Reed Warbler elusive in shoreline sallows on Ramsdale Ruck



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Of note this morning 2 fem/immature Goldeneye 1 common tern 4 cettis warbler 6 redwing

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Further sightings from this morning/early afternoon:

186 Tufted Duck

44 Long-tailed Tit in one flock around the edge of Ramsdales Ruck

9 Chiffchaff around Ramsdales Ruck (including 6 in the Long-tailed Tit flock)

2 singing Cetti's Warblers

16 House Martin

4 Swallow



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Great White Egret appeared to fly off east at 10:12

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Great White Egret landed on the spit at 10:03 this morning.

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So far this morning:

1 female Common Scoter

1 Common Tern

3 redhead Goosander

10 Redwing on the south side

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First winter Goldeneye on this morning, Common Tern still on and 8 Swallow.

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Adult Common Tern present again this morning.

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2nd winter Little Gull still present this morning.

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Additional sightings from today included 10 Buzzard and a single Dunlin.

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Adult Mediterranean Gull and adult Common Tern roosted tonight.

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Lovely autumnal morning with some clear evidence of arrivals; covering Ramsdales Ruck to Rammies Reedbed only:

1 2nd winter Little Gull

1 adult Common Tern

3 singing Cetti's warblers, one of which was a new bird in the lagoon behind the paint off Ramsdales Ruck and probably a first winter male judging from the quality of its song and sonograms taken

660 Pink-footed Geese over, with 280 east in one skien and 380 west in 3 skiens

32 Song Thrushes (a noticeable arrival!)

17 Chiffchaff

6 Water Rail (4 of which were in Rammies Reedbed)

12 House Martin

1 Blackcap

30 Meadow Pipit on Ramsdales Ruck

14 Reed Bunting (including a flock of 9 feeding in the grass on Ramsdales Ruck)



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Also still present this morning, this single Common Tern.

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This morning of note

Dunlin - 12 flew through west

Swallow-50+

House martin - 50+

Sand martin - 1

Common Tern- 1

,Buzzard -2

Kingfisher -2 .






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This morning:

1 Common Tern

40 Pink-footed Geese east

5 Raven over west

8 Swallow

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A Little Egret was roosting in trees at the western end at 7pm this evening.

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Only things of note today was a few Swallows South,And returning Female Tufted Duck with the Blue bill saddle H1 thats wintered with us for quite a few years now was around the spit at mid day originally rung in France. 3 Kingfisher and a few Chiffchaff around also . 



-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Friday 27th of September 2019 07:10:59 PM

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Bittern at Ramsdales reedbed flew across at 0930 then showed well briefly at about 10. Still in reeds opposite leaning post on mini point to right but not showing currently. (10.15) Later about 11 it was visible in the open and in full sun distantly from Ramsdale's Hide, on the shore of the "island" beyond the long lagoon, well to the right from the hide. It then flew back over, probably towards the main Ramsdale's Reedbed. Possible observation points would be Ramsdale's Hide, the Leaning Posts by the reedbed, or just beyond the gate walking towards the Point, as you get to the lagoon, where you can look back at Rammies Reedbed shoreline.

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In addition to the earlier sighting early pm 

100 Pink Footed Geese SW in 3 flocks around 1pm

3 Swallow South 

5 snipe



-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Wednesday 25th of September 2019 09:13:50 PM

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Bittern still present in Ramsdales Reedbed around 11:30 but best viewed from the viewing posts by the reedbed. Also at least one Reed Warbler and Cetti's Warbler singing away.

Cetti's warbler singing from around Sorrowcow Farm.

9 Chiffchaff (including a few singing, or trying to) and 3 Blackcap around Ramsdales Ruck.



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Bittern showing in Ramsdales Reedbed as viewed from Horrocks Hide at 09:40 this morning.

Also 24 Pink-footed Geese west.

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Early to mid-afternoon today:

2nd winter Mediterranean Gull very active around the flash

13 Chiffchaff (north side only)

4 Kingfisher

24 House Martin slowly drifting through W



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270 Pink-footed Geese over SE this morning.

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36 wigeon

134 gadwall,

54 cormorant,

49 great Crested Grebe,

46 shoveler,

245 tufted duck,

48 teal,

9 little grebes,

3 kingfisher,

2 cettis warbler,

10 chiffchaff,

2 nuthatch.

1 Raven

8 Snipe






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5 snipe also this morning the wigeon have departed due to fishing boat activity all over flash.

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5 snipe also this morning the wigeon have deserved due to fishing boat activity all over flash.

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7 Wigeon dropped in this morning.

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Also today Raven over and single Common Tern present.

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Bittern in Ramsdales Reedbed at 7pm this evening.

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1 common tern and 3 kingfisher along with 2 chiffchaff and 30 cormorant of note this morning.

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Juvenile Black Tern still present this morning.

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Highlights of todays High Peak RSPB group trip from 09.00-14.00

Juvenile Black Tern, Common Tern, 2 Egyptian Goose, 2+ Kingfisher, Reed Warbler, Cettis Warbler, 2+ Willow Tit, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Little Grebe, Wigeon, 2 Shoveler, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, Stock Dove, Bullfinch. 



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Juvenile Black Tern still present at 11 am

Common Tern - 2 Adult ,1 Juvenile

Wigeon-1

Chiffchaff- 2

Kingfisher- 2



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Just thought that I would clear the "Hoopoe situation" up

This seems to be a genuine misunderstanding rather than a hoax, apparently the bird was photographed in UAE and posted on a Leigh facebook group. It seems that I got the photos and info fourth hand, when I thought it was third hand. Chris Done passed the info to me in good faith and I posted the info in good faith on the forum.

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I believe the Hoopoe record could be erroneous. Sounds like someone posted a Hoopoe photo on Facebook and Chinese whispers took hold.

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Juvenile Black Tern present this morning.



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James
That pins it down to nearly a mile stretch of footpath
They can be surprisingly elusive even when you know where they are !

Anything more precise ?

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Hoopoe photographed at Pennington Flash Country Park at 1pm today adjacent to the footpath from the main car park to Lowton Sailing club

The photographs were sent to Chris Done from a colleague of his asking for an identification and are now on Twitter





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This morning:

 

Juvenile Peregrine

4 Buzzard

2 Raven

3 Snipe

 

Late news for yesterday:

 

2 Swift

 

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Late news for yesterday morning:

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Raven over

5 Common Tern

13 Little Grebe

Info thanks to Barry Hulme

 

 



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Of note this morning Great Crested Grebe -57 Common tern - 5

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Also this morning, 2 Swift and 1 Dunlin flew through south.

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Female Common Scoter present this morning and 4 Common Tern.

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20 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 07:20

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This mid-afternoon:

1 Redstart on the top of Ramsdales Ruck

11 Chiffchaff around Ramdsales Ruck

9 Common Tern

1 Oystercatcher

190 feeding Sand Martin

7 Swift through W/SW



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This morning 1 juv Ruff stayed for 10 mins mid morning then flew nw Common tern - 8 Common sandpiper - 1 Swift- 10 Plenty swallow, house martin and sand martin

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An Osprey flew SW at 08:15 this morning.

Also, 1 Raven, 2 Common Tern and 12 Swift.

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