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RE: PENNINGTON FLASH.


This evening's highlights:

10 Common Tern

1 singing Cetti's Warbler around Sorrowcow Farm pond



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Juvenile Black Tern now present.

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Today

wheatear - 1 juv

Whimbrel - 6 flew through SE 11am

Common tern - 3 ad 3 juvenile

Swift- c50

Sand martin -500+

House martin - 200+

Lapwings - c400

Black Tern - 1 Juvenile (still present at 4.30pm)



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Highlights from this morning included:

19 Swift

10 Little Grebe

140 Lapwing

1 Common Tern

10 Shoveler

Info thanks to Barry Hulme 

 



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This evening 6 common tern including 2 juveniles and quite a large Gull roost ,but I couldn't pick out anything of note ,Kingfisher,plenty of Sand Martin,Swallow, and still 10 swift over the rucks,unfortunately swimmers all over the flash tonight coming from the boat clubs kept most of the birds in Ramsdales,but at the same time the birds were disturbed from ramsdales by fishermen off the ramsdales scape area again. 



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Sightings from this morning included single Spotted flycather in trees between Ramsdale hide and canal, Black tailed Godwit from Ramsdale hide and flocks c. 30 each of Goldfinch and Greenfinch in Byrom/Slag lane areas.

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5 Redshank through this morning.

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This morning:

 

7 Swift

3 Common Tern

2 Egyptian Geese

 

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This afternoon:

juvenile Arctic Tern (maybe the same bird that has been present for a while now?)

17 Common Tern

140 Sand Martin

24 Swift

1 Ringed Plover, circled several times and then continued on south-east

500 Lapwing

16 Chiffchaff on and around Ramsdales Ruck



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The Kittiwake at Pennington has unfortunately died, having appeared unwell.



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Juvenile Kittiwake still present at 10:35 at least.

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Juvenile Kittiwake currently just off the spit.

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This morning's highlights included:

2 redhead Goosander

1 juvenile Arctic Tern still present

10 Common Tern

4 Dunlin circling (but no where to land!)

1 Common Sandpiper

30 Swift

Info thanks to Barry Hulme and Bill Harrison

 

 

 



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Late post for yesterday 11.30-14.0

Peregrine through, 1+ Kingfisher (Tom Edmondson and Teal hides) , 12 Common Tern, Raven, Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, 10 Lapwing, 3 Goosander, Nuthatch. 

 



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 19th of August 2019 11:56:29 AM

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12 Common Tern, 31 Swift, 7 Little Grebe and 43 Mute Swan present this morning.

 

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Juvenile Arctic Tern still present early afternoon today, also lots of hirundines over the water and 30 or so Swifts higher up.



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Highlights so far today:

1 juvenile Arctic Tern

13 Common Tern

1 Common Sandpiper

1 Raven

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A brief visit early afternoon saw:

3 immature Arctic Tern

12 Common Tern

50 mixed Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls (mainly the latter and all predominately juveniles)



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Highlights so far this morning:

1 Redshank

1 Curlew over

10 Common Tern

Info thanks to Barry Hulme



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18 Common Tern present this morning.

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Single juveniles of both Yellow-legged and Mediterranean Gulls roosted tonight.

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AM/PM

Common Sandpiper-1

Common Tern - 10 including 2 nice Juveniles

Egyptian Geese - 2

Oystercatcher-2

Redshank-1

Lapwing-180

plenty Swift and House Martin and a few Sand Martin and Swallow

about 80 mainly Juv Lesser Black Backed Gulls in the Middle of the flash 



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Highlights this early afternoon:

12 Common Tern 

280 mixed Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls loafing around on the flash. The vast majority were Lessers and juveniles were perhaps 80% of the overall total present but there was nothing out of the ordinary amongst them, though they were still nice to sift through and study.

1 Common Sandpiper

6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat and 2 Blackcap on Ramsdales Ruck



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Drake Common Scoter this morning and a single Common Sandpiper.

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This morning's highlight was undoubtedly the fresh juvenile Marsh Harrier which was over the fields on the South side just west of the sailing club at c. 8.30 but was chased off by gulls and lost to view behind trees heading towards lightshaw. Other birds seen were 2 Raven, 2 Egyptian geese, 2 Common Sandpiper, single Siskin over and c. 10 Common Tern. 



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A further 4 drake Common Scoters flew in at 12:10, the earlier 2 having already departed.

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2 drake Common Scoter present this morning.

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This morning:

 

8 Common Tern

1 Common Sandpiper

2 Raven

90 Lesser Black-backed Gull

 

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21 common scoter 20 male 1 female through so far this morning (4,5,7,5,)all leaving high west after a short stay due to boats. Also 28 common tern and 3 common sandpiper of note.

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17 Common Tern and singles of Common Sandpiper and Redshank this morning.

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Single juvenile Yellow-legged Gull present with other gulls (including lots of juveniles) mid-afternoon, but all eventually flew off towards Atherton by 3:30pm.

Also present, 12 Common Tern, 2 Common Sandpiper, c600 Sand Martin, 2 Egyptian Geese.



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1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common Sandpiper and 8 Common Terns present this morning.

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This morning, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 4 Oystercatcher, 9 Common Tern and 2 Egyptian Geese.

 

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Green sandpiper at ramsdales hide

Common tern - 10

Common gull -1

Kingfisher -  2

Common sandpiper - 2

Egyptian geese - 1 pair 



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Highlights this morning included:

2 Raven

5 Black-tailed Godwit

2 Common Sanspiper

13 Common Tern

2 Egyptian Geese

1 Greylag Goose

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This morning, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 500+ Sand Martin and 7 Common Tern were present.

 

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4th calendar year Yellow-legged Gull at Pennington Flash this evening but flew off NW.

Also, juvenile and adult Mediterranean Gull.

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This morning:

10 Common Tern

1 Common Sandpiper

2 Egyptian Geese still

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2 Egyptian Geese

8 Common Tern

1 Common Sandpiper

2 Kingfishisher

only things of note today 



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Greenshank heard only this morning.

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Highlights this late evening included:

4 Black-tailed Godwits flew in fairly low calling from the NW and continued SE without stopping

2 Egyptian Geese

4 Common Tern

210 Starling going to roost in Ramsdales Reedbed



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This morning, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern, 20 Goldfinch and 2 Egyptian Geese still.

 

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Highlights so far this morning:

2 Egyptian Geese

5 Common Tern

9 Jay

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Black-tailed Godwit on the spit this late evening and the 2 Egyptian Geese still present.

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Not really a bird visit (see other wildlife), but did hear grasshopper warbler on two occasions. Two garden warblers also in fine voice. Whilst watching demoiselles on the Hey Brook inflow bridge, a kingfisher flew past from under the bridge less than a couple of meters away. A Cetti's warbler was also very vocal here, and showed extremely well in a bush overlooking the brook. Another was heard at Sorrocroft (?) Farm.



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Single Dunlin on the spit this morning.

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1 Common Sandpiper

7 Common Tern

2 Egyptian Geese

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This morning:

2 Common Sandpiper

2 Oystercatcher

4 Common Tern

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Common Sandpiper on th spit this late afternoon and a Nuthatch and Garden Warbler behind Teal Scrape. 

 

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4 more Black-tailed Godwit dropped into the spit just prior to 11am

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2 Black-tailed Godwits on the spit this morning quickly built up to 10 in total before they all flew off east just after 9am.

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