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RE: PENNINGTON FLASH.


A female Pintail flew west this afternoon and also present were a Redshank with 22 Lapwing on the spit, 13 Goosander, 8 Pochard and 6 Goldeneye.

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1 Shelduck at Teal Hide.

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In this evening's gull roost:

4650 Herring Gulls

62 Great Black-backed Gulls

111 Lesser Black-backed Gulls 



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32 Cormorant, 2 drake Wigeon, 100 Lapwing, 8 Little Grebe and 6 Pochard this morning.

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Little Egret on spit this afternoon 



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This morning:

1 Whooper Swan

9 Pochard

3 Goosander

Info thanks to Barry Hulme

 



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Late news for yesterday evening when there were over 1500 Herring Gulls in the roost.

It's worth noting that the gulls have been roosting out in front of the sailing club of late regardless of the globe.



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I was stood on the point which where I always watch the roost from, and couldn't pick out the usual Mediterranean Gull, as John suggested, could be because of the inflatable Earth pushing them further away from the point than usually.
of note:
1 Little Egret in Ramsdales
7 Siskin flew over Ramsdales reedbed West
9 Goldeneye in Ramsdales Bay (6 F & 3M)
6 Pochard in East Bay

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Huge roost this evening, numbers are wild guesses
- 4000 Black-Headed Gulls
- 500 Herring Gull
- 50 Common Gull
- many Lesser & Great Black-Backed Gull

Quite a few younger birds difficult to be certain of ID
Couldn't pick out anything unusual, but the numbers were too many for just me

Interestingly, that giant inflatable globe by the main CP pushed all the gulls over to the yacht club - which was fine, since that's where I was

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This morning 2 drake Common Scoter present.

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Yesterday evening, 1141 Herring and 184 Lesser Black-backed Gulls roosted, along with a single adult Mediterranean Gull.



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This morning:

Little Egret

10 Pochard

4 Wigeon

6 Snipe

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10:30-12:00; of note (possibly):

5 Pochard (males - I didn't check for females) - visible from car park

7 Goldeneye (2 males in breeding plumage + 5 females) - well beyond the spit from Frank R. Horrocks hide

Willow Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Reed Bunting, Chaffinch, Bullfinch (female), Wren, Nuthatch - Bunting Hide

Shoveler - Teal Hide (many) + occasional 1 or 2 from other hides

Goosander (2 females) - Teal Hide

Gadwall - everywhere, PF must surely be a premier site for this sometimes overlooked species

Kingfisher - Ramsdale Hide and Tom Edmonson Hide

 



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Quick hour mid afternoon of note :-

Pengy's Hide - Lone Wigeon & Kingfisher flew down left side into Dogwood bushes.

Kidney Pond - Grey Heron & female Goosander.

Edmondson Hide - Usual Cetti's Warbler heard & probably the plumpest Great Tit I've ever seen! with a family of Long-Tailed Tits.

Ramsdale Hide - Good numbers of Teal. 



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1 Adult Mediterranean Gull roosted.
@ 1615 every Gull and Jackdaw were in the air after being disturbed, I think by a mobile crane in front of the yacht club. The Gulls all landed in South Bay. The Mediterranean Gull was half way between the spit and the point @ 16.25
1 female Goldeneye in Ramsdales near the spit.

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Advanced warning for anyone doing the gull roost - Wigan Council are hosting an 'art' event where a large illuminated model of the earth will be floated on the flash for 10 days from 19th November - www.wigan.gov.uk/News/Articles/2021/Nov/Artist-Luke-Jerram.aspx



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13 Pochard present this morning.

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This evening along with Pete Berry:

1620 Herring Gulls

126 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

1 adult Mediterranean Gull



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This morning's highlights:

12 Pochard (11 drakes)

1 Yellowhammer in shoreline bushes on Ramsdales Ruck, flew off south after a short while

2 Cetti's warblers; one in Ramsdales Reedbed and one in shoreline bushes around the point

1 Chiffchaff around the point

7 Bullfinch and 4 Lesser Redpoll in one flock on Ramsdales Ruck



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A wonder around just after midday till dusk...

Lots of ducks to be seen all around, amongst the many tufted ducks around the nasal ringed female was in ramsdales.
3 goldeneye
7 pochard
4 wigeon
5 goosander
Plus lots of Shoveler, Teal, gadwall, mallard & coots everywhere.
1 Oystercatcher
40+ lapwings
5 snipe
1 kingfisher
3 willow tits
1 treecreeper
Several siskin seen & heard over
Just 4 redwings
Plus the usuals around.
Just 1 cettis warbler heard near ramsdales hide.

Adult Mediterranean gull in amongst all the gulls in ramsdales from around 3.20pm.




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Late report from yesterday; midday - 2pm 05/11/2021

Apart from the usual loads of Mute Swans, Mallard, Coots, Moorhen, Black Headed Gulls, Canada Geese

4 Whooper Swan in the middle of the main lake

Several Lesser Black-backed Gull - occupying most of the buoys out on the main lake

Tufted Duck - many, on the main lake but also visible from several hides

40-50 Shoveler - 19 male visible from Teal hide, similar number of female, most asleep, also a few visible from Pengy's hide

40+ Gadwall - visible from Pengy's hide, Teal hide, Tom Edmondson hide, virtually everywhere

5 Goosander - all female, Teal hide (where do the males go?)

4 Little Grebe - Tom Edmondson hide

2 Oystercatcher - one on lakeshore near car park was "okay" being <15m away

1 Pochard - male - easily seen from the car park

1 Goldeneye - male Eclipse or (less likely) female - past the spit from the Frank R. Horrocks Hide (this seems the most likely to me but I'll detail and no doubt I can be corrected if I've concluded incorrectly; solitary, diving every so often, darkish back, darker - possibly brown - head but too distant to be sure of any sheen/colour, however no green sheen apparent, no facial white spot, no apparent white neck band, small white "flashes" on flank, pale but not white breast - so not Tufted/Pochard/Scaup, initial thought - except for the lack of white neck band - was female Goldeneye, until saw eclipse plumage examples on internet)



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22 Whooper Swans (including 2 juveniles) departed NW at 4:15pm. Another 5 Whooper Swans flew south at dusk plus 2 adult Whooper Swans and an adult Mediterranean Gull roosted.

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21 Whooper Swans (including 2 juveniles) currently out on the centre of the flash. Also 9 Pochard.

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11 Whooper Swans flew over NE this morning and also present were 3 female Goosander, a juvenile Scaup, 2 Pochard and 2 Oystercatcher.

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Two black-necked grebes on the flash just now.

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Drake Common Scoter this late afternoon and an adult Mediterranean Gull roosted.

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Only thing of note visiting Horrocks, Edmondson and Ramsdales hides 14.00-16.00 was a Female Blackcap

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Sightings from earlier this morning included:

170 Pink-footed Geese east in two skeins of 100 and 70

1 Whooper Swan

11 Pochard

10 Snipe

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Saturday afternoon 23rd Oct - walk round the hides - of note :-

Pengy's Hide :- Grey Heron, Willow Tit & good numbers of both Gadwall & Shoveler.

Bunting Hide :- Willow & Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Stock Dove, Reed Bunting.

Teal Hide :- mostly Gadwall & Shoveler.

Ramsdale's Hide :- 13 Snipe on far island with plenty of Teal.

Edmonson Hide :- Cetti's Warbler heard only in shrubbery to right of hide.

Horrock's Hide :- 4 Snipe on far right of spit. 



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2 Whooper swan in Ramsdales this morning before flying low west c. 8.45.

c.200 Pink footed goose east c 8.15

9 Pochard off car park

6 Redpoll

Several small Redwings over and in bushes

Several Goldcrest, song thrush and a single chiffchaff



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Juvenile Scaup off the carpark with 5 Pochard this evening.

47 Whooper Swans flew south at 5:11pm, with another 15 south at 5:57pm.

90+ Pink-footed Geese flew east at 4:21pm.

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12.00-15.30

Ramsdales Bay area : 2f Goldeneyes, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Little Grebes and 1m Kestrel.

160 Lapwings were on the spit.

Viewable in front of Ramsdales hide were : 8 Snipe and a pair of Kingfishers that chased each around the pool in front of the hide.

Singles of Goldcrest and Treecreeper were seen in bushes close to Ramsdales hide.

2 Bullfinches (M+F) and a single Redwing were seen in front of the Tom Edmondson hide.



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14 Whooper Swans roosted plus another 21 flew South at 5:45pm. Also, a 1W Mediterranean Gull roosted, plus  7 Pochard and a Goldeneye were present.

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Total Whooper Swans present now 23, after the original 14 adults were joined by 5 more adults and 4 juveniles.

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14 Whooper Swan on the spit this morning at 8am.

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6 Whooper Swan flew over the point calling from the North West, circled flash 4 times before departing SE @17.20

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

5 Whooper Swans currently out in the middle of the flash and 80 Pink-footed Geese over east so far.

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Whooper Swans flew off east at 9am

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Whoopers took off SE.

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5 adult Whooper Swans on main flash in front of sailing club this morning. - sorry duplicated by mistake on my mobile phone!

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5 Whooper Swans currently out in the middle of the flash and 80 Pink-footed Geese over east so far.

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5 adult Whooper Swans on main flash in front of sailing club this morning.

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Highlights of today's High Peak RSPB group visit

2 Kingfisher, 2 Willow Tit, 14 Common Snipe, Treecreeper, Goldeneye, Pochard, 6 Little Grebe, 18 Mistle Thrush, 40 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Wigeon, numerous Teal, Gadwall and Shoveler, 4 Jay, 2 Cettis Warbler, Goldcrest. 57 species in total.



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Two adult Whooper Swans on the flash this morning.

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Drake Common Scoter in Ramsdales at 10am then flew west late morning, also 3 Goldeneye.

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Early morning watch from first light atop Ramsdales Ruck:

16,798 Redwing- what began around 07:40(ish) quickly became an unrelenting torrent of low, tight flocks barely above tree level most of the time heading fast west/south west with seemingly no break until around 10am. Their path was strongly along the south side of the flash and over Lowton with only a handful of flocks heading NW across the flash itself. As the morning wore on, some flocks were moving higher in the sky but still following the same line and more flocks were skirting the southern shore until just before 10am when it fairly abruptly stopped but for stragglers and smaller flocks, the last of which headed NW at 10:45. A total of 251 flocks were counted, more undoubtably missed due to furious scribbling of flock numbers in the notebook and the odd flock slipping behind me to the north of the flash (though many were also seen after their calls gave them away).

Pink-footed Goose- 477 east in 7 skeins and 50 west in a single skein

1 Yellowhammer over south at 09:36

1 Green Sandpiper

2 single Lesser Redpoll west

7 Jay very high north in a single flock

1 Peregrine

23 Song Thrush on Ramsdales Ruck itself and immediate area

On the flash itself:

1 Goldeneye

6 Wigeon

12 Little Grebe

The usual noisy Oystercatcher on the spit



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I had a nice afternoon here today ,warm,still and sunny,....Canada goose, moorhen,coot,great crested grebe, little grebe,carrion crow ,magpie,gadwall ,teal,snipe ,black headed gull, lesser black backed gull,mute swa, cormorant, distant buzzard the ruck viewed from Edmonson hide,cettis warbler called also nearby.From Ramsdales hide, snipe,teal , coot ,moorhen,gadwall, mallard,great crested grebe, kingfisher gave great views close to the hide,on leaving this hide up to 8 buzzards aloft.Bunting hide was good today too,coal tit ,long tailed tit,willow tit,great and blue tit,chaffinch ,greenfinch ,robin,dunnock, nuthatch, woodpigeon,moorhen,reed bunting, magpie.



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A watch from Ramdsdales Ruck from first light this morning for a couple of hours produced:

1 Merlin over fairly high south at 07:40, it circled the spit area once before continuing purposefully on

7 Redwing east at 07:57 in a single flock

2 single Lesser Redpolls over east

16 Stock Dove through ENE in a single flock

1854 Woodpigeon through SE in 27 flocks

606 Pink-footed Geese over in 5 skeins between 08:10 and 09:07

Also on the flash itself:

329 Tufted Duck

3 Wigeon

31 Snipe



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Wednesday October 6th quick hour & half late afternoon.

9 or 10 Snipe on right side near end of spit - the volunteers have done an amazing job round the site & sightings like this wouldn't

have been possible a few weeks ago.

Kidney Pond viewing screen - Cetti's Warbler seen & heard, 2 Bullfinch & a female Sparrowhawk sped through.

Ramsdale's Hide - Grey Heron, single Snipe & 2 more Cetti's Warbler heard.   



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This evening, an adult Whooper Swan was present and a first winter Mediterranean Gull roosted.

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400 Pink-footed Geese over E/SE early this morning in skeins of 300 and 100, also 16 Snipe present.

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