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by Richard Else
Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Res 13.12.09
Replies: 4
Views: 2418

17/12/09 Red-breasted Merganser (redhead) still present near the castle. This appears to be the first record in the Rivington area for at least ten years, but I don't have annual reports prior to 1999. Adult Mediterranean Gull (appears to be a different individual to last week) in the roost with c80...
by Richard Else
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost 15.2.09
Replies: 1
Views: 974

1st winter Glaucous Gull present this am until 07:50 when it flew West in the direction of Worthington Lakes / Rigby Landfill.

Also 2 Pochard and 1 Tufted Duck.
by Richard Else
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

14/1/09

1 Adult Med Gull in the roost.
by Richard Else
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

8/1/09
Nothing of note amongst the gulls.

3 Wigeon (2 drakes and a female)
11 Tufted Duck
56 Teal
3 GC Grebes
by Richard Else
Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

6/1/09
Reservoir mostly frozen, and the biggest roost of large gulls I've seen at Rivington, all stood on the ice.

Herring Gull: 2000+
GBBG: 120

Canada Goose: 81
Teal: 40
by Richard Else
Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

3/1/08

3 adult Whooper Swans flew in at dusk and stayed on the water for nearly 30 minutes before heading off south.

41+ Teal
130+ GBB Gulls
1000+ Herring Gulls
8000+ BHGs
Still no white-wingers
by Richard Else
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

14/12 and 16/12/08

Disappointingly no Glaucous Gull in the roost.
Other gull numbers much as last week, still c150 Great Black-backs.

Also 22 Teal, 70 Lapwings and a Stoat.
by Richard Else
Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

My first visit this winter, and quite a big gull roost with noticeably more birds than last year. Large gulls in particular were in much greater numbers.

Black-headed Gull: c8000
Herring Gull: 1300+
GBBG: 150+
Common Gull: 200+
LBBG: c20

Canada Goose: 47
Teal: 15
Great Crested Grebe: 5
by Richard Else
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: 2008 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Hen Harrier etc, edge of area
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Hen Harrier etc, edge of area

6/3/08
1 adult male Hen Harrier flew East over Gale Brook Wood (SD692145) on the region boundary and headed over Dingle Reservoir towards Delph.

27 Lesser Redpoll by Dingle Reservoir.

2 Green Woodpeckers and lots of frog spawn near the ornamental pond at Belmont.
by Richard Else
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: 2008 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Longworth Clough, nr Belmont
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

11/1/08 Still 60+ Redwings, 35+ Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush and 35 Greenfinches near Dingle Reservoir. 4+ Jay, 4+ GS Woodpecker, 3+ Kestrel, 1 Nuthatch, 1 Dipper. 1 Tawny Owl pellet and several probable Barn Owl pellets in the area. 11+ Stock Dove 1 Stonechat by Springs Reservoir (on 9/1/08 ). 1 Pink...
by Richard Else
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

5/1/08
The size of the roost has increased a lot in the last couple of weeks.
Tonight:
Black-headed Gull: 6000+
Herring Gull: c400
GBBG: 30+
LBBG: c25
Common Gull: 300+

Also
2 Goosander.
1 drake Goldeneye.
Redwings have been roosting somewhere near the school.
1 Grey Wagtail
by Richard Else
Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: 2008 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Longworth Clough, nr Belmont
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

01/01/08 Some more records from the Longworth Clough area today: Red-breasted Merganser: A duck which was almost certainly this species flew high over the valley in the direction of Delph Reservoir. Pink-footed Goose: 1 grazing with the 36 Canada Geese by Springs Reservoir. Wigeon: 1 Drake on Spring...
by Richard Else
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: 2008 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Longworth Clough, nr Belmont
Replies: 2
Views: 1475

Longworth Clough, nr Belmont

This site is just outside the Chorley recording area, but if I understand correctly the Chorley recorder still deals with records from here. 31/12/07 Siskin: a single flock of 110+ present this afternoon in alders. The biggest flock I have ever seen in the area. Fieldfare: 35+, including a heavily l...
by Richard Else
Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

24/12/07
Similar numbers to last week, nothing unusual among the gulls.

6+ G C Grebes
4 Teal
by Richard Else
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: 2009 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 12
Views: 4165

18/12/07
Better numbers of large gulls:
c150 Herring Gulls
c20 LBBGs
c10 GBBGs
3000 BHGs
c250 Common Gulls

4 Grey Wagtails

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