- Little Egret
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Adult Med Gull in the roost this evening.
Also Red-breasted Merganser on the res (must be the first record for years in the area)
Info from Phil Rhodes via Manchester Birding web site.
- Grey Wagtail
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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 c8000 Black-headed Gulls.
Also a pair of Gadwall last week on 11th December.
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Hi Richard - Steve was at our meeting tonight. We saw some of your manxie photos
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Explanation of David's post for all readers not present at the meeting:
Steve (Stansfield) showed photos of Manxies (Manx Shearwaters) taken on Bardsey Island. Some were credited to Richard Else - and very good they were!
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I have looked up all the previous records the society has for Red-breasted Merganser. There have been a total of 12 records from 1977, on the reservoirs in the society's recording area which also includes Belmont and Roddlesworth reservoirs. The last was of 1 on Anglezarke Reservoir on 15 February 1998 and next last of 1 on Anglezarke on 10 July 1993. Last previous on LRR was 15 November 1989, so 20 years ago.