FUNGALPUNK SIGHTINGS 2001
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DECEMBER
 

30th December 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 27 species to round off the birding year, not bad for us beginners:- Mute Swan; Mallard; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Chinese Domestic Goose; Pintail (M/F); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Chaffinch (M); Jackdaw; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Moorhen; Robin; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Wren; Mistle Thrush; Egyptian Goose; Goosander; Shelduck; Dunnock; Cormorant; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Nuthatch; Coal Tit; Pied Wagtail

 

29th December 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 36 birds on a post Christmas wander:- Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Blackbird; Great Tit; House Sparrow; Starling; Jay; Magpie; Dunnock; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Coal Tit; Carrion Crow; Shoveler (M); Goosander (M/F); Redwing; Siskin (F); Great Crested Grebe; Wren; Little Grebe; Goldfinch; Moorhen; Pied Wagtail; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Coot; Grey Heron; Mallard; Cormorant; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Grey Wagtail; Long Tailed Tit; Tufted Duck (M); Pochard (M)

 

22nd December 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 34 birds before Christmas, it has been a busy year:- Magpie; Chaffinch (M/F); House Sparrow (M/F); Blue Tit; Collared Dove; Wood Pigeon; Nuthatch; Great Tit; Grey Wagtail; Pied Wagtail; Shoveler (M); Pochard (M); Robin; Long Tailed Tit; Coot; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Mallard (M); Common Gull; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Goosander (M/F); Redwing; Carrion Crow; Jay; Great Crested Grebe; Moorhen; Cormorant; Blackbird; Siskin (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Grey Heron; Starling; Barnacle * Canada Goose

 

16th December 2001 - Hope Carr, Lancashire - 22 birds only, wrong time of year for this place:- Starling; Cormorant; Jackdaw; Mallard; Grey Wagtail; Collared Dove; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Gadwall; Tufted Duck; Teal; Shoveler; Magpie; Chaffinch; Coot; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Goldfinch; Kestrel; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Blue Tit

 

16th December 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 35 birds today and a real oddity:- Robin; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck; Coot; Shoveler; Moorhen; Brambling (M); Reed Bunting (M/F); Greenfinch (M); Blackbird; Dunnock; Willow Tit; Great Tit; Wood Pigeon; Mallard; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Magpie; Common Gull; Willow Tit; Chaffinch (M/F); Pochard (M); Cormorant; Grey Heron; Goosander (M/F); Nanday Conure; Teal (M); Gadwall (M/F); Kingfisher; Jay; Lapwing; Common Snipe; Herring Gull

 

15th December 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 46 birds at our second location, this one out of the cold weather:- House Sparrow (M); Robin; Black Headed Gull; Dunnock; Greenfinch (M); Chaffinch (M); Great Tit; Blackbird; Blue Tit; Lapwing; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Cormorant; Stock Dove; Barnacle Goose; Wood Pigeon; Starling; Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove; Coot; Mallard (MF); Ruff; Pochard (M); Pintail (M); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Grey Heron; Wren; Shelduck; Whooper Swan; Gadwall (M); Wigeon (M); Teal (M); Greylag Goose; Pheasant (F); Goldfinch; Tree Sparrow; Long Tailed Tit; Brambling; Bewicks Swan; Barn Owl; Sparrowhawk; Goldeneye (M/F); Song Thrush; Mute Swan; Pink Footed Goose

 

15th December 2001 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 27 species at our first destination of the day:- Herring Gull; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Coot; Moorhen; Mallard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Magpie; Carrion Crow; Shoveler (M/F); Stonechat (M/F); Grey Plover; Sanderling; Bar Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Goldfinch; Feral Pigeon; Robin; Blackbird; Cormorant; Oystercatcher; Dunlin; Teal (F); Long Tailed Tit

 

9th December 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 31 species today:- Jay; Magpie; Robin; House Sparrow; Great Tit; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Tufted Duck; Siskin (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Little Grebe; Blue Tit; Blackbird (F); Long Tailed Tit; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Pied Wagtail; Wren; Redpoll (M); Goldfinch; Cormorant; Wood Pigeon; Coot; Canada Goose; Common Gull; Grey Heron; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Grey Wagtail; Lesser Black Backed Gull

 

4th December 2001 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 34 birds watched, not bad. The list was:- Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Mallard (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Black Headed Gull; Cormorant; Great Tit; Tufted Duck (M); Mistle Thrush; Jay; Coal Tit; Goldcrest; Rook; Coot; Goldeneye (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Wren; Canada Goose; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker; Magpie; Mute Swan; Reed Bunting; Pochard (M); Moorhen; Siskin (M); Stonechat (M/F); Grey Heron; Ruddy Duck (F); Blue Tit; Nuthatch; Treecreeper; Long Tailed Tit

 

2nd December 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 35 species of bird is quite good for this place, the ones seen were:- Chinese Domestic Goose; Mallard (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Feral Pigeon; Pintail (M/F); Shelduck (F); Pied Wagtail; Little Grebe; Coot; Wigeon (F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Egyptian Goose; Grey Heron; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Goosander (M); Robin; Cormorant; Chaffinch (M); Jay; Magpie; Nuthatch; Coal Tit; Blackbird (M); Mistle Thrush; Wren; Wood Pigeon; Redwing; Starling

 
NOVEMBER
 

25th November 2001 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 12 birds only, these were:- Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Long Tailed Tit; Canada Goose; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Goldfinch

 

24th November 2001 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 26 species today - we do get around and are trying to get our skill levels upped and the only way to do it is look at all times:- Coal Tit; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Magpie; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Greenfinch; Robin; Pochard; Blackbird; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Chaffinch (M); Mute Swan; Coot; Fieldfare; Wood Pigeon; Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Shoveler (M); Jay; Nuthatch; Carrion Crow; Pied Wagtail; Starling; Long Tailed Tit

 

18th November 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 21 birds on a usual head clearing walk:- Goldfinch; Blackbird; Great Tit; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Starling; Long Tailed Tit; Magpie; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Cormorant; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Blue Tit; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Little Grebe

 

15th November 2001 - Crosby Marina, Lancashire - 24 birds viewed today, honing the old ID skills:- Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Starling; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Goldeneye (M/F); Velvet Scoter (F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Canada Goose; Coot; Mute Swan; Pochard (M); Herring Gull; Redshank; Sanderling; Bar Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Pied Wagtail; Carrion Crow; Oystercatcher; Dunlin; Greater Black Backed Gull; Greenfinch (M/F); Magpie

 

15th November 2001 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 27 feathered beauties, these were:- Long Tailed Duck (Juv); Mallard (M/F); Coot; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Greater Black Backed Gull; Tufted Duck (M/F); Mute Swan; Pochard (M); Moorhen; Robin; Magpie; Blackbird (F); Pied Wagtail; Grey Heron; Oystercatcher; Carrion Crow; Bar Tailed Godwit; Knot; Dunlin; Grey Plover; Turnstone; Sanderling; Shoveler (M); Feral Pigeon

 

10th November 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 32 birdies at our local patch:- Jackdaw; Mallard; Canada Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; Feral Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Moorhen; Tufted Duck (M/F); Little Grebe; House Sparrow (F); Cormorant; Magpie; Mute Swan; Blackbird (M/F); Mistle Thrush; Carrion Crow; Coot; Wigeon (M/F); Egyptian Goose; Chaffinch (M/F); Siskin (M/F); Goldfinch; Nuthatch; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Treecreeper; Robin; Jay; Long Tailed Tit; Coal Tit; Shelduck

 

4th November 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 19 tweeters to enjoy:- Barnacle * Canada Goose; Coot, Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Magpie; Grey Heron; Canada Goose; Pied Wagtail; Tufted Duck; Common Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Pochard (M); Cormorant; Kestrel; Carrion Crow; Long Tailed Tit; Blackbird (F)

 

3rd November 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 37 birdies to ponder:- Mallard (M/F); Song Thrush; Magpie; Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Coot; Whooper Swan; Goldeneye (M/F); Pheasant (F); Blackbird (F); Stock Dove; Cormorant; Greater Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Ruddy Duck (F); Shelduck; Teal (M); Pochard (M/F); Pintail (M); Lapwing; Ruff; Greylag Goose; Wigeon (M); Blue Tit; Robin; Chaffinch (M/F); Barnacle Goose; Grey Heron; Dunnock; Great Tit; Canada Goose; Herring Gull; Pink Footed Goose; Collared Dove; Shoveler (M); Mistle Thrush; Greenfinch (M)

 

3rd November 2001 - Marshside RSPB - 31 species of bird, these were:- Snipe; Mallard (M/F); Teal (M/F); Little Grebe (F); Wigeon (M/F); Curlew; Black Tailed Godwit; Grey Heron; Canada Goose; Lapwing; Peregrine Falcon; Pintail (M); Starling; Moorhen; Coot; Shoveler (M/F); Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Greater Black Backed Gull; Shelduck; Golden Plover; Redshank; Tufted Duck (F); Magpie; Common Gull; Oystercatcher; Cormorant; Herring Gull

 
OCTOBER
 

28th October 2001 - Dunham Massey, Cheshire - 19 Birds viewed at this gentle site:- Nuthatch; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Tufted Duck; Moorhen; Mallard; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Great Tit; Mute Swan; Mistle Thrush; Wren; Rook; Wood Pigeon; Canada Goose; Little Grebe; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker

 

27th October 2001 - Eastham CP, The Wirral, Cheshire - 15 birds at a new site for us:- Collared Dove; Stock Dove; Wood Pigeon; Herring Gull; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Curlew; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Robin; Redshank; Grey Heron; Jay; Lapwing; Cormorant

 

20th October 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - Only 12 birds looked at today:- Black Headed Gull; Coot; Egyptian Goose; Mallard; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Cormorant; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Magpie; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow

 

14th October 2001 - Anderton NR/Marbury CP, Cheshire - 30 birds on the wing, these were:- Wood Pigeon; Robin; Blackbird; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Cormorant; Carrion Crow; Jay; Mallard (M/F); Coot; Teal (M/F); Shoveler (M/F); Lapwing; Tufted Duck (M/F); Moorhen; Snipe; Little Grebe; Ruddy Duck; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Long Tailed Tit; Pochard (M); Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Mistle Thrush; Great Tit; Chaffinch (M)

 

13th October 2001 - Old Moor Wetlands, West Yorkshire - I like this place and 45 bird species for a short walk is good value:- Grey Heron; Magpie; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Blackbird (M); Coot; Mute Swan; Gadwall (M/F); Wigeon (M/F); Teal (M/F); Little Grebe (F); Mallard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Cormorant; Ruddy Duck (M); Moorhen; Pochard (M); Golden Plover; Canada Goose; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Green Woodpecker; Starling; Stock Dove; Wren; Jackdaw; Snipe; Great Crested Grebe; Pheasant (M/F); Dunlin; Redshank; Robin; Blue Tit; Tree Sparrow; Wood Pigeon; Kestrel (M); Collared Dove; Yellowhammer (M/F); Dunnock; Long Tailed Tit; Greylag Goose; Kingfisher; Water Rail; Linnet

 

6th October 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 22 species of bird was the list today folks:- Feral Pigeon; Mallard (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Coot; Moorhen; Tufted Duck (M); Chinese Domestic Goose; Egyptian Goose; Cormorant; Magpie; Blue Tit; Robin; Coal Tit; Great Tit (M); Nuthatch; Carrion Crow; Wigeon; Mute Swan (M/F); Shelduck (F); Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon

 
SEPTEMBER
 

30th September 2001 - Sandwell Valley RSPB, West Midlands - 27 birds noted at a new reserve for us:- Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Snipe; Coot; Lapwing; Wigeon; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Greenfinch; Wood Pigeon; Chaffinch; Swallow; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Carrion Crow; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Mallard; Jackdaw; Shoveler; Moorhen; Teal; Starling; Willow Tit; Great Tit; Blue Tit

 

22nd September 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - Only 13 species today, these were:- Magpie; Canada Goose; Mallard; Coot; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Robin; Tufted Duck; Moorhen; Great Crested Grebe; Jay; Mute Swan; Long Tailed Tit

 

21st September 2001- Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - The list of 20 birds today's was:- Feral Pigeon; Mute Swan; Coot; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Sanderling; Moorhen; Common Gull; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Greater Black Backed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Dunlin; Grey Plover; Oystercatcher; Knot; Ringed Plover; Turnstone; Magpie

 

21st September 2001 - Seaforth, Lancashire - 25 feathered flyers see:- Robin; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Feral Pigeon; Starling; Redshank; Little Grebe (M); Tufted Duck (M); Mallard; Grey Wagtail; Coot; Cormorant; Sparrowhawk; Teal (F); Dunlin; Mute Swan; Herring Gull; Golden Plover; Mistle Thrush; Greater Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Grey Heron; Shelduck; Collared Dove

 

16th September 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A list of 32 birds seen, these were:- Mallard (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Coot; Canada Goose; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Great Tit; Bullfinch (F/J); Chaffinch (M/F); Magpie; Willow Tit; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Greenfinch (M); Moorhen; Robin; Shoveler (M/F); Wigeon (M/F); Gadwall (M/F); Lapwing; Kestrel; Grey Heron; Tufted Duck; Mistle Thrush; Ruddy Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Pochard (M); Cormorant; Teal (F); Little Grebe; Snipe; Starling

 

15th September 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - A swift walk with the young un' and 14 birds noted:- Chinese Domestic Goose; Coot; Mallard; Feral Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Pintail (M/F); Canada Goose; Goosander; Black Headed Gull; Swallow; Tufted Duck (M); Blackbird (F); Moorhen; Egyptian Goose

 

9th September 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 19 birds knocking about today, these were:- Canada Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; Coot; Moorhen; Sparrow; Feral Pigeon; Mallard; Wren; Coal Tit; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; House Martin; Great Tit; Robin; Egyptian Goose; Magpie; Collared Dove; Blackbird (F); Swallow

 

8th September 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 28 birds seen today:- Mallard (M/F); Coot; Starling; Lapwing; Ruddy Duck (F); Shoveler (M/F); Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Chaffinch (M); Collared Dove; Teal (F); Whooper Swan; Greylag Goose; Pink Footed Goose; Blue Tit; Shelduck; Bar Headed Goose; Black Tailed Godwit; Ruff; Canada Goose; Wigeon (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Dunlin; Snipe; Stock Dove; Great Tit; Feral Pigeon

 

8th September 2001 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - A list of 17 birds today, these were:- Swallow; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Curlew; Mallard; House Martin; Coot; Little Grebe; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Greylag Goose; Redshank; Teal; Wood Pigeon; Black Tailed Godwit; Sparrowhawk (Juv); Herring Gull; Goldfinch

 
AUGUST
 

25th August 2001 - Anderton NR/Marbury CP, Cheshire - 27 birds seen:- Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Cormorant; Coot; Moorhen; Mallard; Green Sandpiper; Greenshank; Little Grebe; Ruddy Duck (F); Mute Swan; Teal (F); Snipe; Tufted Duck; Pied Wagtail; Curlew; Ruff; Oystercatcher; Starling; Great Crested Grebe; Redshank; Carrion Crow; Common Gull; Ringed Plover; Feral Pigeon

 

22nd August 2001 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 35 birds today:- Grey Plover; Oystercatcher; Dunlin; Goldfinch; Bar Tailed Godwit; Great Black Backed Gull; Knot; Lapwing; Ringed Plover; Black Headed Gull; Curlew; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Swallow; Feral Pigeon; Herring Gull; Grey Partridge; Mallard (F); Common Sandpiper; Wood Pigeon; Moorhen; Magpie; Teal (F); Sparrowhawk; Canada Goose; Greylag Goose; Grey Heron; Coot; House Martin; Skylark; Wigeon (M); Pintail; Black Tailed Godwit; Marsh Harrier; Peregrine Falcon

 

22nd August 2012 - Seaforth, Lancashire - 36 winged wonders:- Common Tern; Redshank; Lapwing; Dunlin; Black Tailed Godwit; Oystercatcher; Feral Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Golden Plover; Turnstone; Starling; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Coot; Grey Heron; Sparrowhawk; Mute Swan; Cormorant; Ringed Plover; Tufted Duck (M/F); Common Sandpiper; Mallard; Teal; Little Grebe (M/F); Great Black Backed Gull; Stock Dove; Wood Pigeon; Herring Gull; Moorhen; Sanderling; Curlew Sandpiper; Magpie; Linnet (M); Goldfinch; House Sparrow (M/F); Blackbird (M); Collared Dove

 

18th August 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - Only 18 birds noted on a swift visit:- Wren; Black Headed Gull; Moorhen; Mallard; Shelduck; Coot; Lapwing; Swallow; Stock Dove; Teal (F); Snipe; Shoveler (M); Wood Pigeon; Whooper Swan; Mandarin (F); Ruff; Grey Heron; Greylag Goose

 

12th August 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 21 birds noted whilst pottering about:- Pintail (F); Mallard; Canada Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Moorhen; Feral Pigeon; Shelduck; Carrion Crow; Egyptian Goose; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Wood Pigeon; Sparrowhawk; Mandarin (F); Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Chaffinch (F); House Sparrow (M)

 

11th August 2001 - Conwy RSPB, Gwynedd, Wales - Only 22 birds today:- Grey Heron; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Oystercatcher; Curlew; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Herring Gull; Carrion Crow; Coot; Mallard; Ruddy Duck (M); Pied Wagtail; Goldfinch; Canada Goose; Pochard (M); Lapwing; Tufted Duck (M); Moorhen; Little Grebe (F); House Martin; Feral Pigeon; Jackdaw

 

4th August 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 30 species of bird today, these were:- Canada Goose; Coot; Ross’s Goose; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Tufted Duck (M); Dunlin; Green Sandpiper; Little Grebe; Gadwall; Willow Tit; Greenfinch (M); Blue Tit; Lapwing; Cormorant; Common Tern; Great Crested Grebe; Wood Pigeon; Common Gull; Starling; Dunnock; Chaffinch (M); Great Tit; Robin; Jay; Ruff; Magpie; Grey Heron; Teal (F)

 

2nd August 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 28 Species on the wing:- Chinese Domestic Goose; Canada Goose; Egyptian Goose; Mallard (M/F); Blackbird (M/F); Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Treecreeper; Long Tailed Tit; Coal Tit; Robin; Dunnock; Great Tit; Jay; Goldcrest; Blue Tit; Coot; Mute Swan; Little Grebe (M); Wren; Shelduck; Black Headed Gull; Chaffinch (M); Great Crested Grebe; Pintail (M); Grey Heron

 
JULY
 

21st July 2001 - Hightown Beach, Lancashire - 21 birdies at this decent area:- Linnet; Curlew; Dunlin; Redshank; Shelduck; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Herring Gull; Goldfinch; Common Sandpiper; Ringed Plover; Bar Tailed Godwit; Lapwing; Knot; Magpie; Oystercatcher; Pied Wagtail; Stonechat (F); Collared Dove

 

15th July - Macclesfield Forest, Cheshire - 13 birds only, poor indeed. The list was:- Tufted Duck (M/F); Mallard; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Chaffinch (M/F); Treecreeper; Coal Tit; Common Sandpiper; Swift; Grey Heron; Swallow; Blackbird

 

14th July 2001 - Blacktoft Sands, E. Yorkshire - 41 feathered friends on the wing:- Goldfinch; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Green Sandpiper; Moorhen; Mallard (M/F); Ruff; Black Headed Gull; Reed Warbler; Teal (M); Pied Wagtail; Swallow; Dunnock; Marsh Harrier (M/F); Blackbird (M); Black Tailed Godwit; Common Sandpiper; Redshank; Dunlin; Coot; Snipe; Bearded Tit; Spoonbill; Cuckoo (M); Greylag Goose; Carrion Crow; Greenshank; Avocet; Little Ringed Plover; Starling; Wood Pigeon; Yellow Wagtail (M); Magpie; Great Tit; Spotted Redshank; Reed Bunting; Kestrel; Song Thrush; Sedge Warbler; Barn Owl; Pheasant (M)

 

8th July 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 25 birds was the result of today's wander:- Canada Goose; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Mallard (M/F); Mute Swan; Chinese Domestic Goose; Black headed Gull; Blackbird; Carrion Crow; Grey Wagtail; Chaffinch (F); Great Tit; Blue Tit; Nuthatch; Jay; Swift; Chiffchaff; Swallow; Egyptian Goose; Moorhen; House Sparrow; Great Crested Grebe; Pintail (F); Grey Heron; Shelduck

 

7th July 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 29 birds noted today:- Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chaffinch (M/F); Dunnock; Magpie; Great Spotted Woodpecker (M); Willow Tit; Blackbird (F); Greenfinch (F); Robin; Bullfinch (F); Grey Heron; Coot; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Green Sandpiper; Lapwing; Common Tern; Little Ringed Plover; Tufted Duck (M); Wood Pigeon; Mallard (M/F); Mute Swan; Kingfisher; Great Crested Grebe; Pochard (M); Ross’s Goose; Ruff; Canada Goose

 
1st July 2001 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 28 species today:- Grey Heron; Mute Swan (M/F); Canada Goose; House Martin; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Common Sandpiper; Coot; Tufted Duck; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Little Grebe (M); Starling; Oystercatcher; Shelduck; House Sparrow (M/F); Reed Bunting; Wigeon (M); Dunlin; Wood Pigeon; Shoveler (F); Mallard; Meadow Pipit; Herring Gull; Ruff (M); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Pintail (M)
 

1st July 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 33 species today:- Song Thrush; Blackbird (M); Black Headed Gull; Swallow; Goldfinch; Wren; Coot; Moorhen; Shelduck; Mallard (M/F); Lapwing; Tufted Duck (M/F); Oystercatcher; Whooper Swan; Starling; Wood Pigeon; Greylag Goose; Teal (M); Pintail (M); Great Tit; Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove; Chaffinch (M/F); Grey Heron; Ruff (M); Black Tailed Godwit; Ringed Plover; Pink Footed Goose; Blue Tit; Tree Sparrow (M); Redshank; Pied Wagtail; Stock Dove

 
JUNE
 

23rd June 2001 - Marbury CP/Anderton NR, Cheshire - 25 birds on show, these were:- Pied Wagtail; Magpie; House Martin; Grey Wagtail; Swallow; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Mallard; Chiffchaff; Whitethroat; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Blackbird (M); Collared Dove; Chaffinch (M); Tufted Duck (M/F); Canada Goose; Coot; Mute Swan; Greylag Goose; Carrion Crow; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Jay; Robin

 

22nd June 2001 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 40 Species of bird which in truth is about average for this great location:- Jackdaw; Grey Wagtail; Canada Goose; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Mallard (M/F); Grey Heron; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Chaffinch (M); Blue Tit; Reed Bunting; Little Owl; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Starling; Great Crested Grebe; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Magpie; Jay; Cormorant; Kingfisher; Lapwing; Swallow; Treecreeper; Coal Tit; Goldcrest; Tufted Duck (M/F); Wren; Moorhen; Ruddy Duck (M); Blackbird (M); Swift; Robin; Long Tailed Tit; Greenfinch; House Sparrow; House Martin; Pied Wagtail

 
17th June 2001 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - A wander to this spacious reserve resulted in 27 species of bird:- Black Headed Gull; House Martin; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Mallard; Herring Gull; Coot; Greylag Goose; Little Stint; Dunlin; Pintail (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Moorhen; Teal (M); Lapwing; Redshank; Canada Goose; Shelduck; Gadwall (M); Skylark; Black tailed Godwit; Swallow; Shoveler (M); Starling; Common Tern; Reed Warbler; Sedge Warbler
 

17th June 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 39 birds viewed today, these being:- Blackbird (M); Goldfinch; Collared Dove; Mallard (M/F); Ruddy Duck (M); Swallow; Black Tailed Godwit; Teal (M); Shelduck; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Tufted Duck; Herring Gull; Coot; Gadwall (M); Mute Swan; Whooper Swan; Ringed Plover; Greylag Goose; Lapwing; Moorhen; Wren; Chaffinch; Feral Pigeon; Robin; Greenfinch; Common Tern; Blue Tit; Grey Heron; Great Tit; Tree Sparrow (M); Rook; Pied Wagtail; Swift; Wood Pigeon; Pheasant; Pink Footed Goose; Stock Dove; Pochard (M)

 

9th June 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - The usual characters were around with 42 the ornithological total for the day:- Mallard (M/F); Coot; Canada Goose; Blackbird (M/F); Song Thrush; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Swift; Shoveler (M); Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Wagtail; Little Ringed Plover; Redshank; Pied Wagtail; Common Tern; Blue Tit; Moorhen; Reed Warbler; Ruddy Duck (M/F); Swallow; Gadwall (M/F); Whitethroat; House Martin; Mute Swan; Greenfinch; Wren; Robin; Reed Bunting (M); Great Tit; Jay; Tufted Duck (M/F); Little Grebe (M); Willow Warbler; Sparrowhawk; Oystercatcher; Bullfinch (M/F); Chaffinch (M/F); Dunnock; Mistle Thrush

 
3rd June 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 28 birds on the wing (or in some cases the water):- Swift; Canada Goose; Feral Pigeon; House Sparrow (M); Coot; Grey Heron; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Chinese Domestic Goose; Mallard (M/F); Blue Tit; Carrion Crow; Blackbird (M); Magpie; Mistle Thrush; Long Tailed Tit; Nuthatch; Robin; Dipper; Great Tit; Chaffinch (F); Great Spotted Woodpecker (M); Pied Flycatcher (M); Chiffchaff; Coal Tit; Egyptian Goose; Black Headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe
 

MAY

 

20th May 2001 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - Only 18 species but what a serene walk:- Reed Warbler; Mute Swan; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Canada Goose; Ruddy Duck; Bullfinch; Blackbird; Wren; Shelduck; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Cormorant; Tufted Duck (M/F); Mallard; Mandarin (M); Greylag Goose

 

20th May 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 30 species of bird at this great place of escape:- Chaffinch (M/F); Blackbird (F); Mallard (M); Tree Sparrow (M); House Sparrow (M); Dunnock; Goldfinch; Whooper Swan; Shelduck; Swallow; Coot; Wood Pigeon; Moorhen; Common Sandpiper; Mute Swan; Grey Heron; Pink Footed Goose; Lapwing; Pochard; Black Headed Gull; Great Tit; Ruff; Redshank; Ringed Plover; Gadwall (M); Oystercatcher; Teal (M); Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove; Greenfinch

 
19th May 2001 - Conwy RSPB, Gwynedd, Wales - 24 birds was a lowly figure but we like this place anyway so there:- Oystercatcher; Grey Heron; Shelduck; Cormorant; Curlew; Starling; Herring Gull; Coot; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Ruddy Duck; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Lapwing; Sedge Warbler; Mallard; Mute Swan; Little Grebe; Swift; Jackdaw; Skylark; House Martin; Red Breasted Merganser (M); Wigeon (M/F); Carrion Crow
 
12th May 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 42 birds on show at this reliable reserve:- Blackbird; Robin; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Dunlin; Turnstone; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Ringed Plover; Coot; Little Ringed Plover; Great Crested Grebe; Common Tern; Lapwing; Shoveler; Garganey (M); Magpie; Redshank; Ruddy Duck; Moorhen; Little Gull; Great Tit; Blackcap; Swift; Gadwall; Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Dunnock; Willow Warbler; Whitethroat; Sedge Warbler; Carrion Crow; Shelduck; Reed Warbler; Greenfinch (M/F); Chaffinch (M/F); Willow Tit; Bullfinch (M/F); Blue Tit; Garden Warbler; Bar Headed Goose
 
7th May 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - Another visit to our local reserve and 26 birds fluttering their stuff:- Dunnock; Magpie; Grey Wagtail; Feral Pigeon; Mallard; Egyptian Goose; Wood Pigeon; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Grey Heron; Chinese Domestic Goose; Coot; Chiffchaff; Coal Tit; Dipper; Nuthatch; Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Pied Flycatcher (M/F); Robin; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Chaffinch (M); Sparrowhawk; Swift; Carrion Crow
 
5th May 2001 - Blacktoft Sands, East Yorkshire - 37 quality species on show:- Long Eared Owl; Avocet; Shelduck; Pochard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Lapwing; Coot; Mallard; House Martin; Pied Wagtail; Gadwall (M/F); Grey Heron; Black Tailed Godwit; Dunlin; Teal (M/F); Redshank; Stock Dove; Dunnock; Wood Pigeon; Swift; Swallow; Greylag Goose; Oystercatcher; Canada Goose; Marsh Harrier; Shoveler (M); Mute Swan; Little Grebe (M); Great Crested Grebe; Ruddy Duck (M/F); Moorhen; Magpie; Yellow Wagtail (M); Tree Sparrow (M); Pheasant (M); Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove
 

5th May 2001 - Bempton Cliffs/Flamborough Head, East Yorkshire - For such a prized reserve only 26 species on show:- Linnet (M/F); Short Eared Owl; Swallow; Skylark; Chaffinch (M); Kestrel; Guillemot; Kittiwake; Gannet; Fulmar; Razorbill; Puffin; Meadow Pipit; Jackdaw; Feral Pigeon; Wren; Wood Pigeon; Dunnock; Starling; House Sparrow (M/F); Reed Bunting (M); Blackbird; Magpie; Rook; House Martin; Sand Martin

 

1st May 2001 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 20 species of bird today:- Canada Goose; Barnacle * Canada Hybrid; Mallard (M/F); Moorhen; Starling; House Sparrow (M); Magpie; Coot; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Blackbird (M); Mistle Thrush; Willow warbler; Whitethroat; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Swift; Great Crested Grebe; Blue Tit; Carrion Crow

 
APRIL
 

29th April 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - Last birding effort of the month, we are getting our eye in slowly, 27 species today:- Canada Goose; Mallard (M/F); Coot; Mute Swan; Feral Pigeon; Great Tit; Moorhen; Egyptian Goose; Song Thrush; Carrion Crow; Wren; Grey Heron; Blue Tit; Sparrowhawk; Blackcap (F); Dipper; Grey Wagtail; Wood Pigeon; Coal Tit; Robin; Chaffinch; Jackdaw; Swallow; Great Crested Grebe; Blackbird; Magpie; Chinese Domestic Goose

 

28th April 2001, Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 19 species only due to lack of time, bah - Great Tit; Shelduck; Canada Goose; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Moorhen; Shoveler; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Robin; Jackdaw; Herring Gull; Tufted Duck; Chaffinch; Chiffchaff; Blackbird; Tawny Owl; Pheasant (M); Magpie

 

28th April 2001, Martin Mere, Lancashire - 5th and final visit of the month, outcome - 45 birds:- Goldfinch; Blackbird; Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove; Mallard (M/F); Moorhen; Chaffinch; Wren; Dunnock; Shelduck; Whooper Swan; Coot; Dunlin; Ringed Plover; Ruff; Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Blackcap (M); Reed Bunting; Wood Pigeon; Greenfinch; Robin; Lapwing; Teal; Tufted Duck; Gadwall; Wigeon; Mute Swan; Pink Footed Goose; Redshank; Canada Goose; Shoveler; Black Tailed Godwit; Sparrow Hawk; Tree Sparrow (M); Swallow; Ruddy Duck (M); Pochard; Pintail; Greylag Goose; Pheasant (M); Blue Tit; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Willow Warbler

 

22nd April 2001, Martin Mere, Lancashire - 4th visit of the month and 44 birds seen:- Shelduck; Mallard (M/F); Feral Pigeon; Mute Swan; Goldfinch; Chaffinch; Coot; Ringed Plover; Moorhen; Cormorant; Redshank; Lapwing; Ruff; Whooper Swan; Black Headed Gull; Greylag Goose; Shoveler; Oystercatcher; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Robin; Gadwall; Wigeon; Canada Goose; Teal; Black Tailed Godwit; Greenfinch; Tree Sparrow; House Sparrow; Pheasant; Ruddy Duck; Pochard; Sand Martin; Wood Pigeon; Dunlin; Reed Bunting; Dunnock; Wren; Brambling (F); Grey Heron; Pink Footed Goose; Magpie; Collared Dove;

 

21st April 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A solid 41 birds seen:- Magpie; Mistle Thrush; Robin; Blackbird; Carrion Crow; Great Tit; Song Thrush; Blackcap (M); Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck (M/F); Mallard (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Wren; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Chaffinch (M); Redshank; Lapwing; Cormorant; Common Sandpiper; Common Tern; Pochard (M/F); Mute Swan; Gadwall (M/F); Black Tailed Godwit; Dunnock; Reed Bunting; Wood Pigeon; Pheasant; Moorhen; Blue Tit; Greenfinch; Bullfinch (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Chiffchaff; Willow Warbler; Goosander (F); Shoveler (M)

 
16th April 2001, Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 31 Birds on view:- Wigeon; Lapwing; Shelduck; Coot; Black Tailed Godwit; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Shoveler; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Meadow Pipit; Skylark; Magpie; Golden Plover; Pintail (M/F); Teal (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Dunlin; White Wagtail; Pied Wagtail; Ruff; Reed Bunting; Little Grebe; Grey Heron
 

16th April 2001, Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 41 species clocked up on today's trip:- Shelduck; Mute Swan; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Little Grebe (M); Mallard; Coot; Little Ringed Plover; Jay; Pochard (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Goldeneye (M); Cormorant; Wigeon (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Teal; Moorhen; Shoveler (M); Stock Dove; Greylag Goose; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Robin; Wood Pigeon; Treecreeper; Blue Tit; Black Headed Gull; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Magpie; Tufted Duck (M/F); Blackcap (M); Chiffchaff; Goldcrest; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Red Legged Partridge; Greenfinch; Tree Sparrow (M)

 

14th April 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 38 birds today:- Tufted Duck; Mallard; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Coot; Sand Martin; Reed Bunting (M/F); Great Tit; Moorhen; Dunnock; Wood Pigeon; Chaffinch (M); Willow Tit; Shoveler (M); Great Crested Grebe; Song Thrush; Shelduck; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Goldeneye (M/F); Magpie; Mute Swan; Bullfinch (M/F); Greenfinch; Robin; Long Tailed Tit; Jay; Blue Tit; Teal (M/F); Gadwall (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Pochard (M); Carrion Crow; Goosander (F); Cormorant; Willow Warbler; Oystercatcher; Snipe

 

13th April 2001, Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - Chaffinch; Collared Dove; Greenfinch (M); Dunnock; Tree Sparrow (M); Reed Bunting (M); Great Tit (M); Magpie; Great Crested Grebe; Little Grebe (M); Coot; Mallard; Teal (M); Shoveler (M); Blackbird (M); Black Headed Gull; Ruddy Duck (F); Blue Tit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Wigeon; Shelduck; Stock Dove; Canada Goose; Greylag Goose; Lapwing; Cormorant; Wood Pigeon; Oystercatcher; Jackdaw; Tufted Duck (M); Pochard (M); Bullfinch (M/F); Chiffchaff

 

13th April 2001, Martin Mere, Lancashire - 3rd visit in a fortnight, this time 43 species:- Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Blackbird (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Shelduck; Mute Swan; Coot; Mallard (M/F); Green Winged Teal (M); Greylag Goose; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Ruff; Moorhen; Ruddy Duck (M); Pochard (M); Pintail (M); Cormorant; Ringed Plover; Redshank; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Tree Sparrow (M); Feral Pigeon; Wren; Great Tit; Robin; Wigeon (M); Oystercatcher; Whooper Swan; Gadwall (M/F); Pink Footed Goose; Collared Dove; Greenfinch; Dunnock; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Black Tailed Godwit; Pied Wagtail; Dunlin; Pheasant (M); Wood Pigeon; Reed Bunting (M)

 

10th April 2001 - Bramhall Park, Cheshire - 17 birds and not much else expected:- Song Thrush; Blue Tit; Chiffchaff; Black Swan; Canada Goose; Mallard; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Long Tailed tit; Mistle Thrush; Jay; Chaffinch; Goldcrest; Nuthatch; Great Tit; Greenfinch

 

9th April 2001 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - 22 birds, things are declining for the summer methinks:- Wood Pigeon; House Sparrow; Great Tit; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Starling; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Coot; Pochard (M); Chaffinch; Mallard (M/F); Moorhen; Great Crested Grebe; Barnacle * Canada Hybrid; Goldfinch; Robin; Blackbird; Willow Warbler; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Swallow

 

8th April 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - An average list of 30 species:- Mallard; Carrion Crow; Feral Pigeon; Blackbird (M); Pintail (M/F); Shelduck (M); Coot; Canada Goose; Egyptian Goose; Wren; Chaffinch (M); Dunnock; Wood Pigeon; Grey Wagtail; Mistle Thrush; Starling; Great Tit; Robin; House Sparrow (M); Chinese Domestic Goose; Mute Swan (M/F); Magpie; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Chiffchaff; Jay; Coal Tit; Dipper; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron

 

5th April 2001, Martin Mere, Lancashire - Back to Martin Mere and 1 more species than last time, 45 in fact:- Moorhen; Goldfinch; Collared Dove; Tree Sparrow (M); Shoveler (M/F); Ruddy Duck (M); Robin; Chaffinch (F); Shelduck; Wigeon (M/F); Ringed Plover; Teal (M); Coot; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Mallard (M); Pink Footed Goose; Magpie; Greylag Goose; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Cormorant; Redshank; Carrion Crow; Oystercatcher; Curlew; Pheasant (M/F); Blackbird (M); Green Winged Teal (M); Tufted Duck (M); Pochard (M); Pintail (M); Mute Swan; Ruff (M/F); Goldeneye (F); Black Tailed Godwit; Canada Goose; Great Black Backed Gull; Long Tailed Tit; Feral Pigeon; Wood Pigeon; Greenfinch; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Wren

 

5th April 2001, Seaforth NR, Lancashire - A short list of 23 birds were had, not great and with nothing outstanding:- Bar Tailed Godwit; Black Tailed Godwit; Long Billed Dowitcher; Goldeneye (M/F); Coot; Moorhen; Cormorant; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Little Gull; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Ringed Plover; Starling; Redshank; Shelduck; Mute Swan; Teal; Magpie; Canada Goose; Oystercatcher; Grey Heron

 

1st April 2001, Martin Mere, Lancashire - A sound 44 birds recorded at this delightful site:- Goldfinch; Greenfinch (M/F); Chaffinch (M/F); Moorhen; Blue Tit; Shelduck; Mallard (M); Lapwing; Cormorant; Wigeon (M/F); Coot; Whooper Swan; Black Headed Gull; Pochard (M); Grey Heron; Greylag Goose; Pheasant (M); Pink Footed Goose; Wren; Great Tit (M); Reed Bunting (M); Pintail (M); Ruff (M/F); Mute Swan; Oystercatcher; Dunnock; Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove; Blackbird; Ringed Plover; Ruddy Duck (M); Tree Sparrow (M); Canada Goose; Dunlin; Gadwall (M/); Teal (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Starling; Black Tailed Godwit; Jackdaw; Robin; Mistle Thrush; Wood Pigeon; Long Tailed Tit

 
MARCH
 

31st March 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A list of 33 birds was made up of:- Mallard (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Blackbird; Robin; Magpie; Tufted Duck; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Coot; Common Gull; Chaffinch (M/F); Shoveler (M); Dunnock; Reed Bunting (M/F); Bullfinch (M); Pheasant (F); Blue Tit; Great Tit; Sparrowhawk; Wood Pigeon; Teal (M/F); Lapwing; Pochard; Moorhen; Long Tailed Tit; Carrion Crow; Cormorant; Oystercatcher; Goosander (M/F); Redshank; Gadwall; Herring Gull

 
25th March 2001 - Fairhaven Lake RSPB, Lancashire -Black Headed Gull; Herring Gull; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Oystercatcher; Redshank; Mallard; Jackdaw; Feral Pigeon; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck (M/F); Starling; Magpie; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Coot; Curlew; Grey Plover; Dunlin; Knot; Shelduck; Black Tailed Godwit; Blackbird were the 23 birds on show.
 

25th March 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 38 birds today on a sharpish visit:- Nanday Conure; Reed Bunting (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Mallard; Magpie; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Dunnock; Greenfinch; Bullfinch (F); Robin; Moorhen; Shoveler; Pied Wagtail; Gadwall (M/F); Teal (M); Coot; Goosander (M/F); Tufted Duck; Pochard; Mistle Thrush; Grey Heron; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Lapwing; Cormorant; Oystercatcher; Lesser Black Backed Gull 

 

24th March 2001 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - 31 birds to admire:- Blackbird (M); Starling; Carrion Crow; House Sparrow; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Coot; Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Mallard; Great Tit; Common Gull; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Pochard (M); Bullfinch (M); Wren; Goldcrest; Chiffchaff; Long Tailed Tit; Robin; Kestrel (M); Grey Heron; Pheasant; Redwing; Cormorant

 

18th March 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - More birding, phew - 30 birds the result:- Mute Swan; Shelduck (M); Pintail (M/F); Chinese Domestic Goose; Egyptian Goose; Mallard; Canada Goose; Feral Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Blue Tit; House Sparrow; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Great Crested Grebe; Greenfinch; Blackbird (M); Wren; Robin; Chaffinch; Great Tit; Wood Pigeon; Long Tailed Tit; Coal Tit; Treecreeper; Jay; Nuthatch; Dipper; Grey Heron; Moorhen

 
17th March 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 30 birds in total:- Coot; Canada Goose; Goosander (M); Redshank; Gadwall (M/F); Tufted Duck; Magpie; Mute Swan; Cormorant; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Goldeneye; Great Crested Grebe; Lapwing; Mallard; Great Tit; Shoveler (M/F); Teal (M/F); Mistle Thrush; Blackbird; Long Tailed; Robin; Dunnock; Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Moorhen; Wood Pigeon; Blue Tit; Greenfinch; Chaffinch (M); Goldfinch
 

11th March 2001 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - Only 23 species today:- Coot; Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Pochard (M/F); Barnacle * Canada Goose; Magpie; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Goldfinch; Mute Swan; Mallard; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Sparrowhawk; Goldcrest; Blackbird; Robin; Firecrest (M); Collared Dove; Chaffinch

 

10th March 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - A poor 26 birds showing today:- Egyptian Goose; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Dunnock; Chinese Domestic Goose; Mute Swan; Mallard; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Wren; Coal Tit; Dipper; Blackbird; Carrion Crow; Moorhen; Magpie; Coot; Pintail (M); Feral Pigeon; Shelduck; Robin; Blue Tit; Chaffinch (M/F); House Sparrow; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw

 

3rd March 2001 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - Only 26 species today:- Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Blackbird (M); Canada Goose; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Moorhen; Pochard (M/F); Goldeneye (M); Mallard (M/F); Blue Tit; Robin; Great Tit; Bullfinch (M); Carrion Crow; Long Tailed Tit; Sparrowhawk; Mistle Thrush; House Sparrow; Starling; Collared Dove

 
FEBRUARY
 

25th February 2001 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - 31 species is about average for this reserve, the list was:- Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Magpie; Dunnock; Redwing; Starling; Chaffinch; Jackdaw; Blackbird; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Tufted Duck; Coot; Canada Goose; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Mallard; Moorhen; Carrion Crow; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Goldeneye; Grey Heron; Pochard; Scaup (F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Mistle Thrush; Kestrel; Wren; Blue Tit

 

24th March 2001 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 29 species on the wing:- Robin; Song Thrush; Blackbird; Bullfinch (M); Magpie; Coal Tit; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Chaffinch; Nuthatch; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck; Moorhen; Coot; Cormorant; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Mallard; Wigeon; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Treecreeper; Common Buzzard; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Oystercatcher; Wood Pigeon

 

17th February 2001 - Neston, Cheshire - 18 birds at the second location of the day:- Linnet; Little Egret; Pied Wagtail; Kestrel; Carrion Crow; Sparrowhawk; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Redshank; Reed Bunting; Mute Swan; Lapwing; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Curlew; Feral Pigeon; Water Pipit 

 

17th February 2001 - Hilbre Island, Lancashire - Only 19 birds at this unique spot:- Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Feral Pigeon; Common Gull; Redshank; Curlew; Carrion Crow; Herring Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Turnstone; Mallard; Oystercatcher; Grey Plover; Pale Bellied Brent Geese; Dunlin; Cormorant; Purple Sandpiper; Sparrowhawk (M)

 

10th February 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - A local walk, 28 birds, these were:- Jay; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Mistle Thrush; Jackdaw; House Sparrow; Collared Dove; Chinese Domestic Goose; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Feral Pigeon; Mute Swan; Coot; Pintail (M/F); Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Long Tailed Tit; Nuthatch; Chaffinch; Egyptian Goose; Magpie; Treecreeper; Moorhen; Shelduck; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Blackbird

 

3rd February 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 38 birds on show, which were:- Willow Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Coot; Moorhen; Goldeneye (M/F); Mallard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Teal (M/F); Shoveler (M/F); Gadwall (M); Goosander (M/F); Bullfinch (M/F); Reed Bunting (M); Chaffinch (M/F); Blackbird (M/F); Canada Goose; Robin; Magpie; Dunnock; Mute Swan; Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Wren; Greenfinch; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Redwing; Mistle Thrush; Pied Wagtail; Grey Wagtail; Goldfinch; Cormorant; Lapwing; Great Crested Grebe

 
JANUARY
 
20th January 2001 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - Only 22 birds spotted today:- Blackbird; Collared Dove; House Sparrow; Wood Pigeon; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Common Gull; Blue Tit; Cormorant; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Coot; Pied Wagtail; Carrion Crow; Pochard; Mute Swan; Goldfinch; Redpoll; Siskin
 
14th January 2001 - Abney Hall, Cheshire - 17 birds on the wing:- Canada Goose; Mallard; Redwing; Siskin; Blackbird; Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Blue Tit; Nuthatch; Long Tailed Tit; Robin; Carrion Crow; Treecreeper; Jay; Moorhen; Coal Tit
 
11th January 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 39 birds spotted:- Reed Bunting; Robin; Bullfinch (M); Greenfinch; Dunnock; Moorhen; Willow Tit; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Pheasant (M); Magpie; Great Spotted Woodpecker (M/F); Mallard; Tufted Duck; Mute Swan; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Grey Wagtail; Lapwing; Cormorant; Snipe; Teal (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Goosander (F); Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon; Wren; Gadwall (M/F); Kingfisher; Pochard (M); Ruddy Duck (M/F); Shoveler (M); Goldeneye (F); Sparrowhawk; Carrion Crow
 
6th January 2001 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 37 feathered friends noted:- Blue Tit; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Chinese Domestic Goose; Black Headed Gull; House Sparrow; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Egyptian Goose; Canada Goose; Mallard; Feral Pigeon; Mute Swan; Robin; Shelduck; Moorhen; Chaffinch; Coal Tit; Cormorant; Blackbird; Song Thrush; Wood Pigeon; Nuthatch; Siskin (M/F); Treecreeper; Coot; Goosander (M/F); Little Grebe; Pochard (F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Dunnock; Jackdaw; Grey Heron; Wren; Goldfinch; Pintail (M/F)
 
4th January 2001 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 32 birds spotted today:- Long Tailed Tit; Bullfinch (M/F); Willow Tit; Robin; Blackbird; Magpie; Blue Tit; Reed Bunting; Dunnock; Chaffinch; Moorhen; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Wren; Common Gull; Song Thrush; Teal; Gadwall; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Grey Heron; Goldeneye (M/F); Canada Goose; Carrion Crow; Goosander (M/F); Golden Plover; Lapwing; Cormorant; Ruddy Duck (M); Great Crested Grebe
 
2nd January 2001 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 42 bird species today:- Robin; Goldeneye (M); Whooper Swan; Bewicks Swan; Black Swan; Wren; Blue Tit; Gadwall (M); Great Tit; Chaffinch (M); Collared Dove; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Blackbird; Moorhen; Dunnock; Reed Bunting; Barnacle Goose; Shelduck; Pochard; Pintail; Coot; Teal; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Cormorant; Ruff; Lapwing; Greylag Goose; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Starling; Feral Pigeon; Wigeon; Canada Goose; Sparrowhawk; Pink Footed Goose; House Sparrow (M); Pied Wagtail; Great Black Backed Gull; Fieldfare; Tree Sparrow (M)
 
1st January 2001 - Marshside, Lancashire - 22 species:- Little Grebe (M); Great Black Backed Gull; Wigeon (M/F); Pochard (M); Black Headed Gull; Shelduck; Mallard; Moorhen; Coot; Shoveler (M); Teal (M); Pintail (M); Magpie; Snipe; Black Tailed Godwit; Green Winged Teal; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Common Gull; Redshank; Stonechat (F); Canada Goose
 
1st January 2001 - Fairhaven RSPB, Lancashire - 33 birds today with a few goodies in the mix:- Jackdaw; Starling; Black Headed Gull; Feral Pigeon; Mallard (M/F); Coot; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Tufted Duck (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Black Tailed Godwit; Meadow Pipit; Oystercatcher; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Cormorant; Mute Swan (M/F); Magpie; Red Breasted Merganser (M/F); Ferruginous Duck (M); Teal (M); Scaup (F); Collared Dove; Dunlin; Redshank; Pied Wagtail; Grey Plover; Curlew; Shelduck; Robin; Blackbird (M/F); Goldeneye (F); Lesser Black Backed Gull