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RE: PENNINGTON FLASH.


22/10/07

2 Whooper Swans & 2 Dunlin present this morning.

(Barry Hulme)

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friday 19th oct- 22 wigeon on main flash by point-loads of redwings,plus all the usual stuffsmile.gifthe injured LBB FROM THE OTHER WEEK IS LOOKING BETTER-SEEMS TO SPEND THE DAY BY THE BURGER VAN AND THE NIGHTS UNDER HORROCKS HIDEsmile.gif

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON at 17:13, 2007-10-19

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Wednesday 17th October.

a pair of adult Whooper Swans were at Pennington today, apparently from very early morning and present until atleast dinner time, oh I really should have looked up from those bushes just once really when I was there today, 'cos I never saw 'em doh.gif

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Wednesday 17th October, 11:30am

A two hour stint just around the southern side of the flash, still searching for Yellow-broweds, although a Firecrest would do, best I could manage was:

Blackcap- 1 female
Coal Tit- 2
Loads of Thrushes still...

Not much really was it cry.gif

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WHEN I LEFT THE LBB GULL ,IT LOOKED HAPPY ENOUGH!PROBABLY LIKE A RUGBY PLAYER WHO HAD A SHOULDER YANKED OUT OF ITS SOCKET ,THEN PUT BACK IN.smile.gifONE WAY ROUND IT LOOKED LIKE A NORMAL HEALTHY GULL.THE OTHER IT LOOKED LIKE IT HAD BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT.IT WAS FLAPPING BOTH WINGS SO HOPEFULLY ,IF IT RE-LOCATES DOWN TO THE BURGER VAN AREA .IT CAN RECOVER,MAY TAKE A COUPLE OF MONTHS BUT,THEY SOON COME ROUND.smile.gifME AND PAUL BROWN FOUND A GBB VERY MUCH LIKE THIS IN THE 80S.WE BUNDLED IT IN A BIN BAG!SMUGGLED IT ONTO A BUS AND PUT IT IN A FREINDS AVERY OVER NIGHT.UNFORTUNATELY NEXT MORNING DISASTERcry.gif2 QUAILS,6 ZEBRA FINCHES AND A JAVA SPARROW ,WERE MISSING AND THE GULL LOOKED SO FIT I HAD TO SEND BROWNEY IN ON HIS OWN TO BAG IT AGAIN.smile.gifsmile.gifWE LET IT GO BACK ON THE FLASH NEXT MORNINGbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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I have now put a photo of the poor creature on the galleries, the missing part of it's wing appears to be very cleanly cut with sharp, straight edges to the feathers, this could have been an encounter with a fox I suppose but it looks altogether more 'industrial' to me, as though it had caught it in some machinery or the like, perhaps on a refuse tip?

As for it's age, LBBGulls are notoriously difficult to age due to the extreme variation and they certainly never cease to keep me on my toes! This bird is likely, in my opinion, a 2nd summer/3rd winter. It does have an apparently fully grey mantle, scapulars and wing coverts (visible on other photos I have) although I still think it is not a truely uniform grey and that there is very slight brownish amixed in some on the feathers. The eye is pretty much right for that age, the bill would be too but a pinkish bill base is slightly unusual (confused.gif) and the pinkish legs can be carried right through to 3rd winter on some birds. P10 (the outermost primary) is obviously old and immature being browner and worn looking, whereas the other primaries are still growing and are adult like complete with white tips.

Keeping it brief for the time being (I could go on and on yawn.gif) but any other comments are welcomed.

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Also noted just outside Horrocks hide this afternoon, what appeared to be aa injured " southern " LBB Gull ( Larus fuscus graelisii ) with part of right wing missing. However, it also appeared to have pinkish legs but was definitely dusky slate grey above.
Any comments.

Phil Greenwood.

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12/10/07 early morning

Whooper Swan.
f. Goldeneye.
Dunlin.
35 Snipe.
100 Pinkfeet (details on Pinkfeet thread).

per Barry Hulme.

-- Edited by Ian Woosey at 14:25, 2007-10-12

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Apart from Ian`s sightings today (8th), Barry Hulme had the following (early morning) ;

m. Stonechat on the Ruck.
Dunlin.
9 Wigeon.
40 Snipe.

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Monday 8th October 11:45

Raven- 1 flew over the SE corner of Pennington calling and heading east.
Chiffchaff- 2, on the south side

Still no Yellow-browed Warbler though cry.gif

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30.09.07-2 BLACK TAILED GODWITS TODAY AND 31 COMMON SNIPE PLUS ALL THE USUAL STUFFsmile.gif

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29/09/07 0930-1430

No sign of Black necked grebe
5 snipe
2 juv common tern
4 common buzzard
3 wigeon
3+ willow tit

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28/9/07 early morning

41 Pink-feet over S.E. @ 08.45
3 Wigeon.
5 Snipe.
3 juv Common Terns.
Sparrowhawk.

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Thursday 27th September 09:30am

Black-necked Grebe- juv still in Rammies
Whimbrel- 1 over Horrock's Hide c09:45 (four of us in there and we still couldn't get a visual on itdoh.gif)
Common Tern- 1 juv
Hirundines- still plenty over the water


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Wednesday 26th September 6:30pm

Black-necked Grebe- juv still in Rammies
Wigeon- 4
Sand Martin
Swallow- 4
Lapwing- 50 (can't resist it can he!)

All info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Monday 24th September 6pm

Black-necked Grebe- 1 juv still in Ramsdales
Pintail-1
Wigeon- 13
Swallow- 5

All info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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same as ian except 1-4pm-2 green sandpiper front of new hide-12 wigeon,lots of house martins,2 swallows,5 willow titssmile.gif

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23/9/07 mid morning

2 Garganey round the scrapes.
juv Black-necked Grebe in Rammys.
Green Sandpiper & 3 Wigeon from New Hide.
7 Snipe.
Buzzard over Mossley Hall.
100+ Shoveler.

(Barry Hulme had an ad.Med Gull on the spit briefly @ 07.00)

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also 7 buzzards from horrocks hide in the distance over the rucks
in the air together

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22.09.07-1-4pm
garganey-2f,green sandpiper-still at the front of new hide,black necked grebe -1 juv still in rammies,plus all the usual suspectssmile.gif

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19/9/07 mid morning

juv Black-necked Grebe in Rammie`s.
2 Garganey on the scrapes.
Green Sandpiper & 5 Wigeon from New Hide.
5 Snipe & 81 Teal from Teal Hide.
2 Common Terns over heading NE ! ? (either their compass is wrong, or mine is ! doh.gif).
male Sparrowhawk playing with the Magpies.

(No sign or news of the Red-necked Phalarope)

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Tuesday 18th September

Red-necked Phalarope- 1 juv, not seen after 11;20ish (and no it didn't make it's way to Hope Carr and moult all of it's upperparts in the 2 minute journeysmile.gif.)

Raven- 2 flew over whilst watching the Phalarope, both calling whilst heading west, mega Pennington birds my first ever records- what a daybiggrin.gif

Mediterranean Gull- 1 adult winter, in the gull roost at c7pm found by Rob and Sonia Adderley

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I got there at 12.45 and unfortunately despite 3 hours searching with Rob and a few others couldnt relocate the bird, god knows where its dissapearing to, I had a good look at the Plank Lane end aswell.

Nuthatch still at feeding station and Black Necked Grebe still Rammies and 3 Snipe Teal Hide.

-- Edited by warfy at 18:46, 2007-09-18

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Juv RED NECKED PHALAROPE 10.20am at least in middle of main flash feeding.

Info from Ian McKerchar and A Doyle refound it this morning.

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Monday 17th September

A Red-necked Phalarope was reported from Pennington Flash this morning, from infront of Horrock's hide at approximately 7:45am. The bird was, apparently, only seen very briefly and certainly wasn't present during the rest of the day, I do have an observers name and hopefully will receive full details to allow this significant record to be included in the county records.






Just been informed that its been seen again this morning on the main flash. No more info than that I'm afraid.

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Monday 17th September

A Red-necked Phalarope was reported from Pennington Flash this morning, from infront of Horrock's hide at approximately 7:45am. The bird was, apparently, only seen very briefly and certainly wasn't present during the rest of the day, I do have an observers name and hopefully will receive full details to allow this significant record to be included in the county records.

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First post so hello,

Today at Pennington.

Nuthatch, even got a picture of it. It was in and out of the bunting hide most of the morning.


Peregrine falcon overhead.

3 Buzzards reported but I did not see them.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 20:49, 2007-09-16

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I dont know why people feel so negatively about this shelduck. its them ruddy magpies that annoy me!

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It's a shame we couldn't have done better for you Dave in order to entice you out of Rochdale more often wink.gifsmile.gif

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ventured birding out of Rochdale for the first time in ages! went to Pennigton Flash;

Ruddy Shelduck near burger van with what i presume is an emperor hybrid (very similar to one we had at Holl Lake 06 - is it the same one?)
Nothing out of ordinary, Kingfisher, 5 chiffchaff (part of a mobile flock of tits), 6 Snipe, 2 Willow Tit, Little Grebe.

Also Migrant Hawker Dragonfly from new hide.

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Presumably this is the bird that visited Marbury for a week or so.

It was quite tame this morning and allowed a close approach without any fuss.

Cracking bird to look at nevertheless.

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Thanks to superb images from Mike Baron I have received this morning (which will still be appearing in the galleries shortly), it is obvious that the Ruddy Shelduck is NOT of wild origin and therefore is not acceptable to be counted on any lists that appear on the website, which follow BOU guidelines. Why not wild? Well, despite having no rings and being fully winged it's presence happily waddling around the area behind the burger van does it no favours at all, sure the Coots are wild and the Canadas acceptable but true Ruddy Shelducks are true rarities and are best only acceptable after large movements of the species throughout Europe, usually after dispersing from breeding grounds. Single birds like this one, happily co-existing with man (in car parks) don't really cut the mustard smile.gif

BOU currently only list Ruddy Shelduck on the following catagories, B, D and E, only B forms part of the British List, the catagories mean the following:

B Species that were recorded in an apparently natural state at least once between 1 January 1800 and 31 December 1949, but have not been recorded subsequently.

D Species that would otherwise appear in Category A except that there is reasonable doubt that they have ever occurred in a natural state. Species placed in Category D only form no part of the British List, and are not included in the species totals.

E Species that have been recorded as introductions, human-assisted transportees or escapees from captivity, and whose breeding populations (if any) are thought not to be self-sustaining. Species in Category E that have bred in the wild in Britain are designated as E*. Category E species form no part of the British List (unless already included within Categories A, B or C).

It's a nice bird either way hmm.gif


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Ruddy Shelduck behind burger van this morning.

No sign of Nuthatch

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THE WHITE HEADED GOOSE AT PENNY HAS BEEN AT THE FLASH SINCE ABOUT APRIL-USED TO BE BY THE YAUGHT CLUBS WITH THE CANADAS THEN ROUND THE CHIPPY VAN DURING THE SUMMER-ITS VERY AGRESSIVE-NEARLY TOOK MI LEG OFF ONCE FOR A CHIPbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifI THINK ITS A MONGREL CROSS BARNACLE/BAR HEADED/ANYTHING THAT JUMPED ON ITS MOTHER-PROBABLY A PART PIT BULL TERRIER THE WAY IT RAN AT ME NEAR THE ICE CREAM VANbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifLAST WEEK THERE WAS A HIDE FULL. ALL COVERED IN LEICA TRYING TO MAKE IT INTO A SNOW GOOSEconfused.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifBY THE WAY THE SAME GROUP WERE CONVINCED THE GREEN SAND WAS A GREENSHANKconfused.gifDON'T ALWAYS BELIEVE WHAT PEOPLE SAY A BIRD IS BECAUSE THEY ARE CARRYING 2000 WORTH OF GEAR,JUST AS LIKELY THE FELLA WITH THE LITTLE PAIR OF BINSsmile.gifAND THE NIKON CAMERAsmile.gifsmile.gifKNOWS MOREbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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There was also an unusual Goose with the Ruddy Shelduck. Not sure what it was but after checking books the nearest i can come up with is a Juv Bar Headed Goose but i'm not confident with this id.

Nuthatch showing really well at feeding station. Didn't realise this was so unusual.

Dean.

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SAME AS IAN EARLIER ALL STILL PRESENT AT 3.30PMsmile.gif

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14/9/07 mid morning

female RUDDY SHELDUCK - at first sailing past Horrocks Hide with a flock of Canada`s, then hauled out on the spit @ 10.15
2 Garganey & 2 Pintail - scrapes
Green Sand & Wigeon - New Hide
Nuthatch - feeding Station

(nice to meet Paul Heaton & Dave Broome for the first time wink.gif)

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Been working away all week. Got back late yesterday afternoon, grabbed the dog, bins and camera and shot off to PF.

Usual Green Sand at New Hide, 2 Willow Tits at Bunting hide. Nuthatch appeared and was in and out for 30 mins or so - managed one half decent photo. Only when I got home I realised I had never seen Nuthatch here before and even more surpised this morning to find it had MEGA status.

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Thursday, 13th Sept, late morning.

Black-necked Grebe- 1 juv still present in Rammies
Green Sand- 1 still showing very well from New Hide
Nuthatch- 1, the 'mega' is still showing, albeit, elusively, from the feeding station. If you have a Pennington list and haven't seen this bird, you really ought to, this is only my 2nd in 27 years birding there and my first record was a very lucky one only a couple of years ago smile.gif

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Nuthatch seen today at the feeding station.

(before you all start falling about laughing, Nuthatch is a Pennington MEGA ! ! !)

info from B Hulme, though the guy who saw it is called Carl.

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Tues 11.9.07 late am/early pm

2 Garganey on New Scrape
1 Green Sand from New Hide
5 Wigeon
1 Reed Warbler

plus the BN Grebe in Rammies.

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tues 11th sept 10.30-11.45
Blackneck grebe and little grebe still on Rammies good comparison togeher.
snipe and kingfisher showing from teal hide also another kingfisher from lapwing hide.
teal,gadwal,shoveller and wigeon showing well still eclipse plumage.
Plenty tits beginning to flock,willow at feeding station.biggrin.gif

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Monday, 10th Sept, 13:00hrs

Black-necked Grebe- 1 juv still in Rammies
Willow Warbler- 1 juv at western end
Chiffchaff- 6, one still singing
Garganey- 1 infront of Horrocks Hide, very early am only (per John Lyons)

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Sunday 9th Sept.

Black-necked Grebe- 1 juv still in Rammies
Little Gull- 1 through at 10:05am

All info thanks to Birdnetinformation pager services.

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take a look in the photo galleries under miscellanius and you will see some old pictures of mine of rammys how it used to be and the old railway that used to cross the flashsmile.gif

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ah thanks. i saw a kingfisher on that bit a couple of days ago.



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rammys is the small flash,ramsdales flash,that used to be separated from the main flash by the shingle spit which used to run from horrocks hide to where the slag heeps are opposite where you saw the wheatear.so rammys is the part of the flash that runs parallel to the canalsmile.gif

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Hi, Im new to this forum so my sightings are a bit out of date.

I usually park up at the small car park near the canal crossover at lowton, and near the tip. Last week I saw a green woodpecker on the telegraph pole by the car park, also about three weeks back, a female wheatear on the fence around the flash (canal side, on the top of the hill). Sorry I dont know the local lingo for all the locations at the flash. what is rammys?




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Friday 7th, mid-afternoon.

Little Gull- 1 juvenile
Common Scoter- 1 female

plus the Black-necked and Green Sand

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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7-9-07-juv bn grebe still in rammys pm,and green sand showing brilliantly at front of new hidesmile.gifsorry i forgot about the juv little gull at the end of the pointsmile.gif

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON at 19:30, 2007-09-07

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