FUNGALPUNK SIGHTINGS 2002
DECEMBER
 

 28th December 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 35 birds on the wing for our final trip out of the year:- Greenfinch; Magpie; Feral Pigeon; House Sparrow; Chinese Domestic Goose; Coot; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Blackbird; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Song Thrush; Wood Pigeon; Brambling (M); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Nuthatch; Robin; Coal Tit; Cormorant; Tufted Duck; Treecreeper; Long Tailed Tit; Grey Wagtail; Grey Heron; Wren; Pintail (M); Shelduck; Starling

 

27th December 2002 - Hightown Beach, Lancashire - 17 birds noted today:- Shelduck; Mallard; Redshank; Stonechat (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Curlew; Common Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Bar Tailed Godwit; Grey Heron; Dunlin; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Magpie; Herring Gull; Pied Wagtail

 

27th December 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 23 birds only:- Moorhen; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Shoveler (M): Tufted Duck (M/F); Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Herring Gull; Grey Plover; Sanderling; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Goldeneye; Pochard; Common Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Turnstone; Bar Tailed Godwit; Collared Dove; Cormorant; Pheasant

 

22nd December 2002 - Worsbrough CP, W. Yorkshire - 12 birds only today on a bit of a chiller:- Black Headed Gull; Pochard; Ruddy Duck; Mallard; Goosander; Snipe; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Common Gull; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck

 

22nd December 2002 - Old Moor Wetlands, W. Yorkshire - Only 38 species today:- Pheasant (F); Magpie; Blackbird (M); Robin; Little Owl; Yellowhammer (M); Wren; Tree Sparrow; Redwing; Blue Tit; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Great Tit; Moorhen; Song Thrush; Coot; Mute Swan; Kingfisher; Long Eared Owl; Grey Heron; Mallard; Wigeon; Goosander (M): Gadwall (M/F); Lapwing; Carrion Crow; Tufted Duck; Golden Plover; Canada Goose; Pintail (M); Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Pochard; Ruddy Duck; Fieldfare; Starling; Jackdaw; Stock Dove

 

21st December 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 33 birds seen today, brrr it is getting cold:- Blackbird; Magpie; Fieldfare; Kestrel; Starling; Curlew; Carrion Crow; Golden Plover; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Grey Heron; Mistle Thrush; Robin; Redwing; Linnet; Meadow Pipit; Buzzard; Mallard; Teal; Pintail; Cormorant; Wigeon; Tufted Duck; Pochard; Shelduck; Ruddy Duck; Shoveler; Redshank; Dunlin; Ringed Plover; Hen Harrier (M); Chaffinch; Blue Tit

 

15th December 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 52 flutterers on the wing:- Black Headed Gull; Mistle Thrush; Collared Dove; Feral Pigeon; Dunlin; Ruff; Coot; Moorhen; Greylag Goose; Mallard (M/F); Pintail (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Teal (M/F); Whooper Swan; Shelduck; Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Cormorant; Wigeon (M); Snow Goose; Blackbird; Starling; Pink Footed Goose; Shoveler (M); Carrion Crow; Gadwall (M); Goldeneye (M); Blue Tit; Great Tit; Robin; Chaffinch; Wood Pigeon; Song Thrush; Fieldfare; Reed Bunting; Pheasant (F); Greenfinch; Wren; Peregrine Falcon; Great Black Backed Gull; Barnacle Goose; Magpie; Buzzard; Goldfinch; Tree Sparrow; Long Tailed Tit; Bewicks Swan; Green Winged Teal (M); Mute Swan; Redwing

 

8th December 2002 - Jenny Browns Point, Cumbria - 18 birds spotted:- Greylag Goose; Grey Heron; Curlew; Shelduck; Oystercatcher; Cormorant; Redshank; Robin; Mallard; Wigeon; Great Black Backed Gull; Dunlin; Red Breasted Merganser (M); Ringed Plover; Carrion Crow; Herring Gull; Pied Wagtail; Great Crested Grebe

 

8th December 2002 - Leighton Moss, Cumbria - A nip in the air and 45 species seen:- Buzzard; Jay; Blackbird (M); Mistle Thrush; Goldcrest; Chaffinch; Pintail (M); Wigeon (M/F); Lapwing; Teal (M/F); Gadwall (M/F); Goldeneye; Shelduck; Shoveler (M); Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Carrion Crow; Greylag Goose; Black Headed Gull; Curlew; Song Thrush; Mallard; Long Tailed Tit; Dunnock; Robin; Magpie; Wren; Nuthatch; Marsh Tit; Coal Tit; Blue Tit; Jackdaw; Pheasant (M/F); Goldfinch; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Treecreeper; Water Pipit; Goosander (M); Pochard (M/F); Coot; House Sparrow; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan

 

7th December 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 32 birds listed, these were:- Robin; Blue Tit; Blackbird (M); House Sparrow; Collared Dove; Carrion Crow; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Coot; Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Mute Swan; Common Gull; Moorhen; Mallard (M/F); Sparrowhawk (F); Wood Pigeon; Feral Pigeon; Cormorant; Pochard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Barnacle * Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Goldeneye (M/F); Grey Heron; Goosander (M); Siskin (F); Long Tailed Tit; Redwing; Little Grebe

 

1st December 2002 - Orrell Water Park, Lancashire - 23 birds seen at a new location for us:- Mallard (M/F); Coot; Blue Tit; Black Headed Gull; Grey Wagtail; Goldfinch; Mistle Thrush; Chaffinch; Siskin (M/F); Starling; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Jay; Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Yellowhammer (M); Dunnock; Great Tit; House Sparrow (M); Collared Dove; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit

 
NOVEMBER
 

 30th November 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 24 birds only today:- Magpie; Golden Plover; Starling; Curlew; Lapwing; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Kestrel; Cormorant; Fieldfare; Mistle Thrush; Coot; Pochard; Ruddy Duck; Wigeon; Shelduck; Mallard; Linnet; Pintail; Teal; Tufted Duck; Redshank; Pied Wagtail; Dunlin

 

24th November 2002 - Jenny Browns Point, Cumbria - 19 birds noted:- Bar Tailed Godwit; Shelduck; Dunlin; Redshank; Red Breasted Merganser (M/F); Wigeon; Oystercatcher; Mallard; Mistle Thrush; Redwing; Chaffinch; Black Headed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Lapwing; Pied Wagtail; Curlew; Starling; Robin; Grey Heron

 

24th November 2002 - Leighton Moss, Cumbria - 46 birds on the wing:- Chaffinch  (M); Moorhen;  Mallard; Slavonian Grebe;  Carrion Crow;  Dunnock;  Blackbird  (M);  Shoveler (M); Goldcrest; Greylag Goose; Wren; Reed Bunting; Redshank; Lapwing; Curlew; Kingfisher; Wigeon (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Teal (M/F); Gadwall (M/F); Shelduck; Starling; Black Tailed Godwit; Grey  Heron; Robin;  Great Tit;  Marsh Tit;  Coal Tit;  Blue Tit;  Greenfinch;  Black  Headed  Gull; Pochard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Bittern; Coot; Kestrel (M); Magpie; Common Gull; Mute Swan; Goosander (M/F); Pheasant (M); Wood Pigeon; Water Pipit; Nuthatch; House Sparrow; Treecreeper; Peregrine Falcon (M)

 

23rd November 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 27 birds viewed:- Cormorant; Lesser Black Backed Gull; House Sparrow; Blue Tit; Chaffinch; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Coot; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Grey Wagtail; Mute Swan; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Great Tit; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Feral Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Heron; Pochard (M); Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Goldcrest; Goldfinch

 

17th November 2002 - Ainsdale EN, Lancashire - Not a birding place and in truth that wasn't what we were looking for but 9 species were noted:- 9 birds viewed:- Carrion Crow; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Woodcock; Blackbird; Curlew; Robin; Coal Tit; Magpie

 

16th November 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 18 birds seen today:- Mallard; Canada Goose; Egyptian Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; Moorhen; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chaffinch (M); Shelduck; Pintail (M); Blackbird (M); Carrion Crow; House Sparrow; Feral Pigeon; Jackdaw; Cormorant; Grey Heron; Mute Swan

 

10th November 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 25 species only today:- Greenfinch; Starling; Shelduck; Shoveler (M); Wigeon (M); Little Grebe; Canada Goose; Curlew; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Peregrine Falcon (M); Merlin; Mallard; Lapwing; Coot; Moorhen; Common Gull; Ruff; Goldeneye (F): Greylag Goose; Great Black Backed Gull; Snipe; Black Tailed Godwit; Pink Footed Goose; Pintail (M/F)

 

10th November 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 40 birds, fairly average:- Mistle Thrush;  Great Black  Backed Gull;  Pink  Footed Goose; Greylag  Goose;  Whooper  Swan;  Wigeon (M); Starling; Lapwing; Cormorant; Teal (M); Pintail (M); Mallard; Shelduck; Coot; Pochard (M); Shoveler (M); Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Peregrine Falcon; Moorhen; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Robin; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Wren; Pheasant (F); Bewicks Swan; Black Headed Gull; Kestrel; Goldeneye (F); Dunnock; Collared Dove; Blackbird (F); Wood Pigeon; Tree Sparrow; Ruff; Magpie; Feral Pigeon

 

9th November 2002 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 20 birds viewed today:- Jackdaw; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Canada Goose; Cormorant; Shoveler (M); Pochard (M); Carrion Crow; Great Crested Grebe; Treecreeper; Jay; Wood Pigeon; Starling; Greenfinch; Common Gull; Goldeneye (F); Grey Heron

 

3rd November 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 19 birds seen:- Canada Goose; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Mistle Thrush; Tufted Duck; Black Headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Jackdaw; Grey Heron; Pochard (M); Moorhen; Blue Tit; Common Gull; Magpie; Mallard; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Mute Swan; Goldfinch

 

2nd November 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 29 birds viewed:- Magpie; Great Crested Grebe; Greylag Goose; Coot; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Tufted Duck (M); Mute Swan; Carrion Crow; Lapwing; Willow Tit; Cormorant; Shoveler (M/F); Mallard (M/F); Grey Heron; Common Gull; Pochard (M); Snipe; Gadwall (M); Teal (M/F); Robin; Greenfinch; Chaffinch (M/F); Dunnock; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Bar Headed Goose; Canada Goose

 
OCTOBER
 

26th October 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 25 birds noted:- Shelduck; Oystercatcher; Pink Footed Goose; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Teal; Wigeon; Mallard; Canada Goose; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Shoveler; Little Grebe; Great Black Backed Gull; Greylag Goose; Moorhen; Greenfinch; Peregrine Falcon; Curlew; Snipe; Black Tailed Godwit; Coot; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Starling; Common Gull

 

26th October 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 40 birds noted today:- Mute Swan; Stonechat; Chaffinch; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Coot; Starling; Kestrel; Great Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Mallard; Pink Footed Goose; Teal; Wigeon; Cormorant; Greylag Goose; Pochard (M); Pintail (F); Magpie; Great Tit; Robin; Greenfinch; Ruff; Whooper Swan; Shelduck; Goldeneye (M); Pheasant (M): Gadwall (M); Snow Goose; Shoveler (M); Collared Dove; Tree Sparrow; Blue Tit; Merlin (F); Snipe; Stock Dove; Pied Wagtail

 

22nd October 2002 - Jenny Browns Point, Cumbria - 13 birds noted at this 'end of the day' retreat:- Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Shelduck; Oystercatcher; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Bar Tailed Godwit; Dunlin; Lapwing; Magpie; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow

 

22nd October 2002 - Leighton Moss, Cumbria - 51 species was not a bad haul from this reliable reserve:- Pheasant (M); Goldfinch; Reed Bunting; Blue Tit; Robin; Shelduck; Teal (M); Wigeon (M); Redshank; Shoveler (M); Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Grey Heron; Great Tit; Kingfisher; Carrion Crow; Curlew; Snipe; Red Breasted Merganser (M/F); Wren; Pied Wagtail; Greenfinch; Dunnock; Raven; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Starling; Spotted Redshank; Wood Pigeon; Coal Tit; Marsh Tit; Goldeneye (F); Coot; Tufted Duck; Pochard (M/F); Moorhen; Pintail; Bittern; Mistle Thrush; Treecreeper; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Gadwall (M/F); Jackdaw; Rook; Blackbird (M); Cormorant; Greylag Goose; House Sparrow; Jay; Kestrel (F)

 

19th October 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - A local walk and only 22 species seen:- Mallard; Coot; Chinese Domestic Goose; Mute Swan; Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Magpie; Egyptian Goose; Blue Tit; Redwing; Cormorant; Shelduck; Chaffinch (M); Coal Tit; Nuthatch; Carrion Crow; Tufted Duck; Goosander (F); Little Grebe; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Pintail (M/F)

 

13th October 2002 - Worsborough CP, W. Yorkshire - 30 birds on show at a place I am rather taken by:- Canada Goose; Mallard; Pied Wagtail; Moorhen; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Tufted Duck; Coot; Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Goldfinch; Lapwing; Kingfisher; Water Rail; Snipe; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Treecreeper; Chaffinch; Ruddy Duck; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Wren; Carrion Crow; Common Gull; Shoveler (M/F); Pheasant (M/F); Robin; Blackbird; Grey Wagtail

 

13th October 2002 - Old Moor Wetlands, W. Yorkshire - 48 birds seen today:- Long Tailed Tit; Magpie; Tree Sparrow; Tufted Duck (M); Little Grebe; Teal (M/F); Grey Heron; Ruddy Duck; Reed Bunting; Wren; Dunlin; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Golden Plover; Ruff; Pheasant (F); Coot; Lapwing; Greylag Goose; Mallard; Mute Swan; Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Goldfinch; Great Tit; Snipe; Black Tailed Godwit; Water Rail; Wood Pigeon; Greenfinch; Gadwall (M); Shoveler (M/F); Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Moorhen; Wigeon; Stock Dove; Pochard (M); Kestrel; Goosander (F); Willow Tit; Blue Tit; Starling; Chaffinch (F); Blackbird (M); Yellowhammer (M); Collared Dove; Dunnock

 

6th October 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 37 feathered beauties on the wing:- Teal (M); Shoveler (M/F); Snipe; Pink Footed Goose; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Gadwall (M); Pintail (F): Pochard (M): Grey Heron; Moorhen; Coot; Whooper Swan; Lapwing; Cormorant; Shelduck; Barnacle Goose; Carrion Crow; Canada Goose; Chaffinch (M); Robin; Tree Sparrow; Collared Dove; Greenfinch; Blackbird (M); Ruff; Feral Pigeon; Wigeon (M/F); Jackdaw; Starling; Swallow; Blue Tit; Magpie; Goldeneye (M); Kestrel (F); Greylag Goose; Tufted Duck (M)

 

5th October 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 16 birds only but some decent stuff:- Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Curlew; Grey Plover; Bar Tailed Godwit; Oystercatcher; Sanderling; Tufted Duck (M/F); Magpie; Herring Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Mute Swan; Coot; Mallard; Moorhen

 

1st October 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 15 birds only on a quick march, quick march jaunt:- Magpie; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Canada Goose; Mallard (M/F); Coot; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Heron; Tufted Duck (M); Carrion Crow; Moorhen; Jay; Cormorant

 

1st October 2002 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 14 birds only:- Canada Goose; Mallard (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Robin; Jay; Carrion Crow; Blackbird (M); Song Thrush; Blue Tit; Moorhen; Coot; Wren; Long Tailed Tit

 
SEPTEMBER
 

28th September 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 26 species seen:- Tufted Duck; Feral Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Coot; Mallard; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Moorhen; Little Grebe; Great Black Backed Gull; Sandwich Tern; Oystercatcher; Bar Tailed Godwit; Great Crested Grebe; Dunlin; Cormorant; Shelduck; Curlew; Sanderling; Knot; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Kestrel; Magpie

 

22nd September 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 39 birds on the wing:- Swallow; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Robin; Whooper Swan; Black Headed Gull; Shoveler (M); Pintail (F); Grey Heron; Cormorant; Carrion Crow; Wigeon; Kestrel (F); Little Stint; Wren; Feral Pigeon; Pink Footed Goose; Teal; Greylag Goose; Lapwing; Grey Wagtail; Mute Swan; Shelduck; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Great Black Backed Gull; Stock Dove; Pochard (M); Jackdaw; Mallard; Snipe; Coot; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Collared Dove; Chaffinch; Greenfinch; Starling; Ruff

 

 21st September 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 41 birds showing today although I suspect we may have missed a few:- Snipe; Grey Heron; Swallow; Wood Pigeon; Moorhen; Coot; Mute Swan; Feral Pigeon; Kestrel; Canada Goose; Cormorant; Greylag Goose; Redshank; Common Gull; Teal; Little Grebe; Lapwing; Common Sandpiper; Carrion Crow; Ruff; Starling; Black Headed Gull; Grey Partridge; Magpie; Pied Wagtail; Meadow Pipit; Green Sandpiper; Goldfinch; Buzzard; Pochard (M); Shoveler; Ruddy Duck (M); Tufted Duck; Wigeon; Pheasant (M); Mallard; Pintail; Black Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Little Stint; Curlew Sandpiper

 

16th September 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 30 birdies to ponder:- Robin; Mallard; Chinese Domestic Goose; Feral Pigeon; Coot; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Pintail (M); Magpie; Collared Dove; Egyptian Goose; House Martin; Great Crested Grebe; Carrion Crow; Jay; Treecreeper; Blackbird (M); Nuthatch; Chaffinch (M); Cormorant; Grey Wagtail; Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon; Pied Wagtail; Shelduck; Starling; Swallow; Jackdaw

 

10th September 2002 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 16 birds at the small area:- Great Spotted Woodpecker; Carrion Crow; Canada Goose; House Martin; Magpie; Mallard; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Coot; Jay; Grey Heron; Goldcrest; Moorhen; Great Tit; Robin

 

8th September 2002 - Old Moor Wetlands, W. Yorkshire - 58 birds is a good total for this decent reserve:- Shoveler (M); Yellowhammer; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Tree Sparrow; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Starling; Tufted Duck; Mute Swan; Moorhen; Little Grebe; Mallard; Coot; Lapwing; Greylag Goose; Cormorant; Stock Dove; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Long Tailed Tit; Ruff; Dunlin; Golden Plover; Ringed Plover; Black Tailed Godwit; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Teal (F); Pied Wagtail; Magpie; Common Sandpiper; Snipe; Gadwall (M); Pheasant (F); Greenshank; Spotted Redshank; Wigeon; Green Sandpiper; Linnet; Spotted Crake; Wren; Blackbird (M); Dunnock; Reed Bunting; Whitethroat; Robin; Chaffinch (F); Willow Tit; Sparrowhawk (M/F); Jackdaw; Swallow; Chiffchaff; Goldfinch; Kestrel; Merlin (F).

A Stoat was also seen.

 

7th September 2002 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - Only 23 tweeters today:- Swallow; Black Headed Gull; Robin; Great Tit; House Martin; Blue Tit; Shoveler; Mute Swan; Mallard; Coot; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Snipe; Teal; Gadwall (M); Tufted Duck (M); Little Grebe (F); Long Tailed Tit; Carrion Crow; Wigeon (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose

 

3rd September 2002 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, Cheshire - 14 birds noted:- Mallard; Moorhen; Wood Pigeon; Goldcrest; Magpie; Grey Heron; Feral Pigeon; Canada Goose; Red Crested Pochard; Carrion Crow; Blackbird (M); Nuthatch; Chaffinch (F); Blue Tit

 

1st September 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A poor 22 birds seen, so much for being distracted:-Greenfinch; Moorhen; Magpie; Great Tit; Chaffinch (M/F); Blue Tit; Robin; Little Grebe (M); Lapwing; Wood Pigeon; Teal; Canada Goose; Snipe; Green Sandpiper; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Shoveler (F); Tufted Duck (M); Black Headed Gull; Coot; Cormorant; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan

 
AUGUST
 

31st August 2002 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 20 birds today:- Collared Dove; Dunnock; Robin; Greenfinch; Blue Tit; Chaffinch; Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Coal Tit; Coot; Mallard; Swallow; Wren; Grey Heron; Mallard; Teal; Great Crested Grebe; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Cormorant; Lapwing.

A Hedgehog was also seen.

 

31st August 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 40 bird species seen:- Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Robin; Snipe; Shoveler; Lapwing; Greylag Goose; Coot; Pintail; Ruff; Starling; Shelduck; Mallard; Pochard; Stock Dove; Wood Pigeon; Whooper Swan; Long Tailed Tit; Pheasant (M); Grey Heron; Marsh Harrier; Blue Tit; Kestrel; Black Tailed Godwit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Blackbird; Dunnock; Greenfinch; Feral Pigeon; Chaffinch; Great Tit; Wigeon; Teal; Dunlin; House Martin; Buzzard; Canada Goose; Tree Sparrow; Swallow; Collared Dove

 

26th August 2002 - Hilbre Island, Cheshire - 21 birds noted:- Herring Gull; Black Headed Gull; Wheatear; Carrion Crow; Dunlin; Redshank; Turnstone; Ringed Plover; Sandwich Tern; Oystercatcher; Common Tern; Cormorant; Sanderling; Linnet; Little Tern; Feral Pigeon; Arctic Skua; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Meadow Pipit; Curlew; Great Black Backed Gull

 

24th August 2002 - Old Moor Wetlands, W. Yorkshire - Over the half century again with 54 birds seen:- Carrion Crow; Collared Dove; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Wood Pigeon; Wren; Starling; Swallow; Little Grebe; Canada Goose; Greylag Goose; Tufted Duck; Tree Sparrow; Pied Wagtail; Robin; Mallard; Coot; Lapwing; Cormorant; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Kestrel; Sand Martin; Linnet; Spotted Crake; Moorhen; Golden Plover; Green Woodpecker; Sparrowhawk; Shoveler; Gadwall; Pochard; Teal; Snipe; Ruff; Greenshank; Dunlin; Black Tailed Godwit; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Wigeon; Common Sandpiper; Green Sandpiper; Stock Dove; Little Ringed Plover; Ruddy Duck; Magpie; Blue Tit; Willow Tit; Goldfinch; Whitethroat; Garganey (Eclipse); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Red Legged Partridge

 

18th August 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 34 species today:- Mute Swan; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Canada Goose; Coot; Moorhen; Mistle Thrush; Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Great Crested Grebe; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Snipe; Common Tern; Ruff; Starling; Lapwing; Cormorant; Wood Pigeon; Shoveler; Teal; Ruddy Duck (M); Pochard (M); Gadwall (M); Grey Heron; Chaffinch; Bullfinch; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Blackbird (M); Robin; Herring Gull; Song Thrush

 

17th August 2002 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 27 birds noted:- Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Common Gull; Greylag Goose; Coot; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Cormorant; Mallard; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Grey Heron; Feral Pigeon; Blue Tit; Coal Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Moorhen; Lapwing; Shoveler; Black Headed Gull; Little Grebe; Snipe; Teal (F); Green Sandpiper; Magpie; Greenfinch; Robin; Great Tit

 

17th August 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - A poor 19 birds, bah - always rushing about:- Wood Pigeon; Swallow; Magpie; Moorhen; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Coot; Lapwing; Canada Goose; Kestrel; Mute Swan; Starling; Grey Heron; Common Sandpiper; Little Grebe (M/F); Black Necked Grebe (Juv); Goldfinch; Carrion Crow; Mallard

 
12th August 2002 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - A Vapourer Moth flitting about at the roadside - not a moth you see very often.
 

11th August 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 14 birds only today:- House Sparrow; Mute Swan; Feral Pigeon; Shelduck; Mallard; Pintail; Egyptian Goose; Canada Goose; Coot; Moorhen; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Chinese Domestic Goose; Collared Dove

 
10th August 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - Noctule, Daubenton's and Pipistrelle Bats all enjoyed at this fine reserve.
 

10th August 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 25 birds noted, an average total:- Feral Pigeon; Tufted Duck; Coot; Mallard; Carrion Crow; Mute Swan; House Sparrow (M/F); Magpie; Herring Gull; Collared Dove; Wood Pigeon; Kestrel; Dunlin; Ringed Plover; Sanderling; Knot; Bar Tailed Godwit; Grey Plover; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Curlew; Ruddy Duck (M); Moorhen

 

10th August 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - Only 19 birds today on a brief visit:- Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Grey Heron; Grey Plover; Meadow Pipit; Wheatear (F); Common Sandpiper; Ruff; Wood Sandpiper; Shoveler (F); Teal (F); Tufted Duck (M); Wigeon (M); Canada Goose; Great Black Backed Gull; Moorhen; Mallard; Herring Gull; Oystercatcher

 

6th August 2002 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, Cheshire - 11 birds on a walk that was more to clear tired heads:- Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Mallard; Red Crested Pochard; Moorhen; Treecreeper; Song Thrush; Wren; Swift; Blue Tit; Chaffinch (F)

 

3rd August 2002 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 11 birds in a short visit:- Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Mallard (F); Coot; Wood Pigeon; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Magpie; Moorhen; Carrion Crow; Blackbird (M)

 
JULY
 

29th July 2002 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire -11 birds only after a quick walk around the block and through this park:- Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Coot; Swift; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Feral Pigeon; Mallard

 

28th July 2002 - Errwood Reservoir, Derbyshire - 16 birds at a lovely area:- Meadow Pipit; Carrion Crow; Pied Wagtail; Canada Goose; Common Sandpiper; Great Tit; Willow Warbler; Sparrowhawk; Treecreeper; Wren; Wood Pigeon; Swallow; Mallard; Coal Tit; Chaffinch; Spotted Flycatcher

 

27th July 2002 - Blacktoft Sands, E. Yorkshire - 38 birds at a nice location although I am not sure about the set-up:- Collared Dove; Wood Pigeon; Tree Sparrow; Moorhen; Goldfinch; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Ruff; Grey Heron; Blue Tit; Green Sandpiper; Yellow Wagtail (M); Mallard (F); Reed Warbler; Dunlin; Avocet; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Teal (F); Pied Wagtail; Wood Sandpiper; Greenshank; Starling; Bearded Tit; Magpie; Marsh Harrier; Spoonbill; Spotted Redshank; Snipe; Reed Bunting; Stock Dove; Sedge Warbler; Swallow; Blackbird (M); Linnet (M); Carrion Crow

 

24th July 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - Only 21 birds but we like wandering around this place so no worries at all:- Mallard; Chinese Domestic Goose; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Carrion Crow; House Martin; Shelduck; House Sparrow; Sand Martin; Wood Pigeon; Swift; Long Tailed Tit; Dipper; Grey Wagtail; Chaffinch; Great Tit; Dunnock; Egyptian Goose; Pintail (F)

 

13th July 2002 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - A straight ahead walk, we only took note of 11 birds, the day was running out:- Great Tit; Chaffinch; Greenfinch; Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Black Headed Gull; Greylag Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Mallard; Moorhen; Jay

 

13th July 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 25 birdies today, not bad:- Avocet; Common Sandpiper; Lapwing; Canada Goose; Greylag Goose; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Herring Gull; Common Gull; Shelduck; Cormorant; Mallard; Little Grebe; Coot; House Martin; Meadow Pipit; Dunlin; Starling; Goldfinch; Redshank; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Ruff; Wood Pigeon; Skylark

 

13th July 2002 - Formby Sands, Lancashire - The first of 3 locations, 15 birds noted:- Linnet; Feral Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Whitethroat; Moorhen; Coot; Mallard; Little Grebe (M); Swallow; Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Long Tailed Tit; Coal Tit; Mistle Thrush; Greenfinch

 
13th July 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A Canvasback Duck was noted - not the easiest species to ID!
 

7th July 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - We do get around and wander about. Today 36 birds viewed:- Wood Pigeon; House Sparrow; Kestrel; Sedge Warbler; Oystercatcher; Linnet (M/F); Meadow Pipit; Ruddy Duck (M); Tufted Duck; Redshank; Blackbird; Goldfinch; Reed Bunting; Shelduck; Rook; Coot; Avocet; Swallow; Blue Tit; Moorhen; Pochard (M); Black Tailed Godwit; Magpie; Mallard; Lapwing; Wren; Whitethroat; Common Sandpiper; Dunlin; Little Ringed Plover; Black Headed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Cormorant; Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Dunnock; Curlew

 

7th July 2002 - Anderton NR, Marbury CP - 35 twitterers on the wing at the first of 2 locations today:-Blackbird (M); Great Tit; Magpie; Grey Wagtail; Carrion Crow; Swallow; Whitethroat; Pied Wagtail; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Blackcap (M); Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Chiffchaff; Reed Bunting (M); Skylark; Green Sandpiper; Coot; Moorhen; Lapwing; Little Ringed Plover; Kestrel; Oystercatcher; Ruddy Duck (M); Mute Swan; Teal (M); Canada Goose; Swift; Starling; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Reed Warbler; House Martin; Goldfinch; Song Thrush; Little Grebe

 

6th July 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 23 birds on the wing:- Blackbird (M); Magpie; Mute Swan; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Lapwing; Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Mallard (M/F); Common Tern; Ruddy Duck (M); Wood Pigeon; Tufted Duck; Wren; Swift; Teal (M/F); Grey Heron; Reed Bunting (M); Chaffinch (M/F); Greenfinch (M); Bullfinch (M); Dunnock; Great Tit

 
JUNE
 

30th June 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 13 birds only - we be distracted walkers today:- Canada Goose; Wood Pigeon; Feral Pigeon; Starling; Mallard; Carrion Crow; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Swift; Whitethroat; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Magpie; Mute Swan

 

29th June 2002 - Anderton NR/Marbury CP - A good haul of 53 birds, not a bad mooch at all:- Buzzard; Greenfinch; Pied Wagtail; Kestrel; Blackbird; Grey Wagtail; House Martin; Common Whitethroat; Swift; Collared Dove; Moorhen; Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Chiffchaff; Green Sandpiper; Common Sandpiper; Little Ringed Plover; Curlew; Mistle Thrush; Cormorant; Wood Pigeon; Reed Bunting; Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Mallard; Little Grebe (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Sand Martin; Tufted Duck; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Feral Pigeon; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Reed Warbler; Skylark; Robin; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Coot; Oystercatcher; Starling; Magpie; Willow Warbler; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Swallow; Bar Headed Goose; Nuthatch; Greylag Goose; Song Thrush

 

26th June 2002 - Bramhall Park, Cheshire - 17 birds noted at the pace we saw our first Kingfisher (not today though):- Blackbird; Robin; Swift; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Mallard; Canada Goose; Blackcap (M); Grey Heron; Jay; Song Thrush; Grey Wagtail; Feral Pigeon; Red Crested Pochard (F); Magpie; Great Tit

 

22nd June 2002 - Blacktoft Sands, E. Yorkshire - You can get some good stuff here or just come away frustrated. Today was a list of 34 with the odd extra special bird thrown in:- Great Tit; Tree Sparrow; Pheasant; Carrion Crow; Redshank; Little Ringed Plover; Moorhen; Lapwing; Grey Heron; Spoonbill; Blackbird (M); Little Grebe; Spotted Redshank; Greenshank; Avocet; Teal; Ruff; Black Tailed Godwit; Black Headed Gull; Blackcap (M); Green Sandpiper; Kestrel (M); Swift; Swallow; Shelduck; Mallard; Grey Wagtail; Stock Dove; Reed Bunting; Sand Martin; Marsh Harrier (M); Coot; Wood Pigeon; Greylag Goose

 

22nd June 2002 - Bempton Cliffs, E. Yorkshire - 18 birds only but many you won't get inland:- Gannet; Fulmar; Guillemot; Razorbill; Feral Pigeon; Tree Sparrow; Blackbird; Jackdaw; Meadow Pipit; Skylark; Chaffinch; Greenfinch; Pied Wagtail; Swallow; Swift; Herring Gull; Kittiwake; Puffin

 

16th June 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 34 species, very average for some still enjoyable for us:- Wood Pigeon; Robin; Blackbird (M); Magpie; Pied Wagtail; Mute Swan; Mallard; Common Tern; Coot; Canada Goose; Teal (M); Pochard (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Starling; Cormorant; Grey Wagtail; Oystercatcher; Ringed Plover; Moorhen; Lapwing; Reed Warbler; Swift; Long Tailed Tit; Sedge Warbler; Willow Warbler; Chaffinch (M/F); Carrion Crow; Swallow; Sand Martin; Little Ringed Plover; Mistle Thrush; House Martin

 

15th June 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 32 birds observed:- Skylark; Swift; Teal; Wigeon (M/F); Pochard; Coot; Gadwall; Shelduck; House Martin; Black Headed Gull; Avocet; Black Tailed Godwit; Barnacle Goose; Canada Goose; Starling; Shoveler (M); Mallard, Lapwing; Wood Pigeon; Redshank; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Blackbird (M); Reed Bunting (M); Little Grebe; Grey Heron; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Meadow Pipit; Curlew; Grey Plover; Magpie

 

 15th June 2002 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 24 birds looked at:- Coal Tit; Great Tit; Robin; Chaffinch (F); Bullfinch (M/F); Blackbird (M/F); Greenfinch; Jay; Dunnock; Wood Pigeon; Moorhen; Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Lapwing; Coot; Pheasant (M); Carrion Crow; Swift; Ruddy Duck (M); Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Tufted Duck; Reed Warbler

 

8th June 2002 - Hope Carr, Lancashire - 30 birds isn't a bad haul for this curious place:- Pheasant (F); Blackbird; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Reed Bunting (M); Grey Heron; Coot; Tufted Duck; Swift; Reed Warbler; Wood Duck (M); Wood Pigeon; Gadwall; Mallard; Lapwing; Canada Goose; Ruddy Duck (M); Little Grebe (M); Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Willow Warbler; Whitethroat; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Starling; House Sparrow; Jackdaw; Robin; Linnet (M); Sedge Warbler

 

8th June 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 44 birds on the wing (well some on the water, in trees, on the ground etc. - you know what I mean):- Mistle Thrush; Starling; Mallard; Magpie; Mute Swan; Blue Tit; Blackbird; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Cormorant; Tufted Duck; Little Ringed Plover; Moorhen; Common Tern; Chaffinch; Swift; House Martin; Swallow; Wood Pigeon; Pheasant (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Shoveler (M); Teal (M); Grey Heron; Wren; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Whitethroat; Pied Wagtail; Robin; Pochard (M); Song Thrush; Collared Dove; Garganey (M); Ringed Plover; Gadwall (M); Jay; Willow Warbler; Greenfinch; Bullfinch (M/F); Dunnock; Reed Bunting (M)

 

7th June 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 34 birds today:- Wood Pigeon; Starling; Lapwing; Mallard; Blackbird; Meadow Pipit; Chaffinch; Swallow; Magpie; Whitethroat; Shelduck; Carrion Crow; Swift; Coot; Moorhen; Ruddy Duck (M); Tufted Duck (M); Canada Goose; Cormorant; Great Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Reed Bunting (M); Garganey (M); Teal (M); Black Tailed Godwit; Kestrel (M); Blue Tit; Pied Wagtail; Grasshopper Warbler; House Sparrow; Greenfinch (M); Oystercatcher; Sedge Warbler; Ringed Plover

 

6th June 2002 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 11 birds only at a local patch:- Mallard (M/F); Coot; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Magpie; Moorhen; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Willow Warbler; Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon

 

3rd June 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - Another visit, another 36 birds seen:- Feral Pigeon; Shelduck; Wood Pigeon; Pintail (M); Whooper Swan; Pink Footed Goose; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Redshank; Shoveler (M); Pochard (M); Swallow; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Herring Gull; Moorhen; Coot; Gadwall (M/F); Chaffinch (M); Pheasant (M); Kestrel (M); Magpie; Blackbird (M); Oystercatcher; Grey Heron; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Swift; Greenfinch (M); Collared Dove; Ringed Plover; Long Tailed Tit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Teal (M)

 

2nd June 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 21 species today:- Carrion Crow; Mallard (M/F); Canada Goose; Egyptian Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; Blackbird (M); Shelduck; House Sparrow (F); Dipper; Grey Wagtail; Nuthatch; Grey Heron; Swift; Chaffinch (F); Coot; Moorhen; Magpie; Jay; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull

 

1st June 2002 - Errwood Reservoir, Derbyshire - A fave spot but never prolific for birds. Today's list of 14 proved that point but threw up a few specialists:- Pied Wagtail; Tree Pipit; Common Sandpiper; Canada Goose; Blue Tit; Mallard (M/F); Chaffinch (M); Spotted Flycatcher; Grey Wagtail; Pied Flycatcher (M); Great Tit; Sparrowhawk (F); Carrion Crow; Pheasant (M)

 
MAY
 

26th May 2002 - Leighton Moss, Lancashire - 44 birds seen, about average that:- Jackdaw; Blackbird; Curlew; Chaffinch; Pochard; Red Breasted Merganser (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Coot; Greylag Goose; Shelduck; Pintail (M/F); Avocet; Great Black Backed Gull; Oystercatcher; Black Tailed Godwit; Lapwing; Mute Swan; Grey Heron; Feral Pigeon; Magpie; Sedge Warbler; Wren; Collared Dove; Robin; Dunnock; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Greenfinch; Coal Tit; Blackcap (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Tufted Duck; Swallow; Gadwall (M); Shoveler (M); House Martin; Pheasant (M/F); Egyptian Goose; Reed Bunting (M); Moorhen; Goldfinch; Great Crested Grebe

 

19th May 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 31 species of bird seen is about the norm for this place:- Blackbird (M); Canada Goose; Feral Pigeon; Mallard (M/F); Moorhen; Magpie; Egyptian Goose; Starling; Swift; Carrion Crow; Grey Wagtail; Coot; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Blue Tit; Treecreeper; Tufted Duck (M/F); Greylag Goose; Grey Heron; Robin; Chaffinch; Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Chinese Domestic Goose; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Swallow; House Sparrow; Pied Wagtail; House Martin

 

18th May 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 36 birds noted and if you don't have a good walk here you'll be lucky to get anymore. Do the full circuit and the list tops up. Today's delights were:- Gadwall (M); Garganey (M); Little Gull; Tufted Duck (M/F); Redshank; Swift; Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Oystercatcher; Shelduck; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Shoveler (M); Lapwing; Coot; Skylark; Ruff; Mallard; Greylag Goose; Little Grebe (M); Dunlin; Wigeon (M); Black Tailed Godwit; Avocet; Starling; Wood Pigeon; Moorhen; Ruddy Duck (F); Mute Swan; Magpie; Cormorant; House Martin; Swallow; Stonechat (M); Curlew; Whitethroat

 

18th May 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - We sure are getting our money's worth here. Only 27 birds seen today though:- Whooper Swan; Shelduck; Feral Pigeon; Mallard; Oystercatcher; Ruddy Duck (M); Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Shoveler (M); Moorhen; Ringed Plover; Greylag Goose; Pintail (M/F); Greenfinch; Wood Pigeon; Lapwing; Carrion Crow; Coot; Wren; Robin; Pied Wagtail; Swallow; Grey Heron; Chaffinch; Blackbird (M); House Sparrow; Collared Dove

 

11th May 2002 - Errwood Reservoir, Derbyshire - 13 species with a few specialists for this area:- Pied Wagtail; Canada Goose; Common Sandpiper; Chaffinch; Mallard; Tree Pipit; Willow Warbler; Pied Flycatcher (M); Robin; Coal Tit; Wren; Blue Tit; Redstart (M)

 

5th May 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - Despite this place being constantly neglected and less watched we bumbled up a list of 39 birds:- House Sparrow (F); Rook; Swallow; Lapwing; Jackdaw; Mallard (M); Grey Partridge; Greenfinch; Magpie; Chaffinch (M); Gadwall; Shelduck; Wheatear; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Whinchat (F); Coot; Tufted Duck; Common Whitethroat; Oystercatcher; Meadow Pipit; Reed Bunting; Starling; Black Tailed Godwit; Black  Headed  Gull;  Sedge  Warbler; Ruddy Duck; Pochard (M);  Moorhen; Grey Heron; Wigeon (M); Little Gull; Wood Pigeon; Common Gull; Cormorant; Carrion Crow; Ringed Plover; Skylark; Goldfinch

 

4th May 2002 - Hope Carr, Lancashire - A decent spread of 25 birds:- Greenfinch; Blackbird; Collared Dove; Common Whitethroat; Willow Warbler; Coot; Long Tailed Tit; Tufted Duck (M/F); Mute Swan; Gadwall; Canada Goose; Oystercatcher; Mallard; Ruddy Duck; Magpie; Lapwing; Wood Pigeon; Sedge Warbler; Moorhen; Starling; Song Thrush; Robin; Little Ringed Plover; Reed Bunting (M); Dunnock

 

4th May 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A steady 36 birds noted:- Mallard; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Pied Wagtail; Redshank; Ringed Plover; Common Sandpiper; Cormorant; Great Crested Grebe; Lapwing; Tufted Duck; Common Tern; Moorhen; Gadwall (M/F); Ruddy Duck (M); Wood Pigeon; Kingfisher; Common Whitethroat; Blackbird (M); Skylark; Long Tailed Tit; Little Ringed Plover; Shoveler (M); Little Grebe (M); Greenfinch (M); Chaffinch (M); Dunnock; Blue Tit; Robin; Bullfinch (M/F); Great Tit; Chiffchaff; Oystercatcher

 

2nd May 2002 - Bramhall Park, Cheshire - I used to work here so thought we would see what birds we could pick up at what is a popular area:- 20 Robin; Wood Pigeon; Blue Tit; Song Thrush; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Mallard (M/F); Red Crested Pochard (M/F); Jay; Long Tailed Tit; Treecreeper; Blackbird (M); Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Mistle Thrush; Nuthatch; Carrion Crow; Feral Pigeon; Magpie; Blackcap (M); Greenfinch (M)

 
APRIL
 

28th April 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 28 feathered friends was the list:- Pectoral Sandpiper; Ringed Plover; Shelduck; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Tufted Duck; Dunlin; Oystercatcher; Mallard; Pochard; Black Tailed Godwit; Lapwing; Whooper Swan; Cormorant; Moorhen; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Redshank; Pink Footed Goose; Teal; Mute Swan; Blackbird; Avocet; Gadwall (M/F); Wigeon; Collared Dove; Feral Pigeon; Robin

 

28th April 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 25 birds was a good start to the day:- Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Shelduck; Oystercatcher; Ruff; House Martin; Dunlin; Lapwing; Canada Goose; Swallow; Redshank; Meadow Pipit; Black Tailed Godwit; Cormorant; Coot; Mute Swan; Pink Footed Goose; Greylag Goose; Moorhen; Ringed Plover; Golden Plover; Grey Plover; Greenfinch; Bar Tailed Godwit

 

20th April 2002 - Ogston Reservoir, Derbyshire - 20 birds at what I consider an odd reserve:- Canada Goose; Moorhen; Mallard; Teal; Coot; Great Crested Grebe; Carrion Crow; Lapwing; Greenfinch; Blackbird; Dunnock; Chaffinch; Robin; Wood Pigeon; Tufted Duck; Pied Wagtail; Grey Heron; Long Tailed Tit; Kestrel; Linnet

 

20th April 2002 - Carsington Water, Derbyshire - 30 birdies on the wing:- Little Ringed Plover; Willow Warbler; Redshank; Moorhen; Coot; Mute Swan; Mallard; Canada Goose; Swallow; Reed Bunting; Magpie; Pied Wagtail; Song Thrush; Carrion Crow; Little Grebe; Starling; Dunnock; Goldfinch; Common Tern; Great Tit; Wood Pigeon; Blackbird; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Jackdaw; Tree Sparrow; Blue Tit; Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Chiffchaff

 

 17th April 2002 - Hope Carr, Lancashire - A reserve with much potential, but will it be left to go to pot. Today we saw 25 species of bird:- Collared Dove; Moorhen; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Oystercatcher; Great Tit; Chaffinch (M); Greenfinch; Reed Bunting; Coot; Kestrel; Pied Wagtail; Little Ringed Plover; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Little Grebe; Willow Warbler; House Sparrow (F); Teal (M/F); Pheasant (M); Tufted Duck; Shelduck; Wood Pigeon

 

17th April 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A good 47 species today made up of:- Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Greylag Goose; Chaffinch; Blackbird; Mute Swan; Coot; Common Tern; Mallard; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Lapwing; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Black Headed Gull; Gadwall (M/F); Canada Goose; Moorhen; Cormorant; Garganey (M); Tufted Duck (M/F); Common Scoter (M/F); Shoveler (M); Little Ringed Plover; Oystercatcher; Carrion Crow; Dunlin; Goldeneye (F); Grey Heron; Teal (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Skylark; Wren; Willow Warbler; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Robin; Reed Bunting; Willow Tit; Bullfinch (M/F); Dunnock; Brambling (M/F); Blue Tit; Shelduck; Ringed Plover; Bar Headed Goose; Mistle Thrush

 

16th April 2002 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 38 birds noted:- Mallard; Nuthatch; Long Tailed Tit; Chaffinch; Magpie; Mute Swan; Robin; Coot; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck; Song Thrush; Shelduck; Oystercatcher; Grey Heron; Shoveler; Carrion Crow; Blackcap (M); Gadwall (M); Great Tit; Ruddy Duck; Cormorant; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Lapwing; Little Grebe; Great Crested Grebe; Greylag Goose; Greenland White Fronted Goose; Teal (M); Blackbird; Greenshank; Moorhen; Jay; Greenfinch; Dunnock; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Chiffchaff; Mistle Thrush

 

13th April 2002 - Gigrin Farm, Rhayader, Powys - 23 birds only but some close ups of some darn decent stuff:- House Sparrow (M); Blue Tit; Chaffinch; Rook; Collared Dove; Starling; Pied Wagtail; Buzzard; Wheatear; Raven; Stonechat (M); Dunnock; Red Kite; Jackdaw; Robin; Yellowhammer (M); Goldfinch; Greenfinch (M); Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; White Wagtail; Blackbird; Magpie

 

12th April 202 - Lyme Park, Cheshire - A day out on the mooch for anything and everything. The 36 birds noted were:- Magpie  (6); Blue  Tit (13); Song  Thrush (3);  Carrion Crow  (18);  Great Tit (7); Goldcrest (3); Mistle Thrush (2); Goldfinch (3); Wood Pigeon (12); Blackbird (3); Pheasant (2); Kestrel (2); Skylark (7); Mallard (32); Chaffinch   (11);   Moorhen (9);  Canada  Goose  (4);  Starling  (27); Jackdaw (12); Curlew (1); Wren (7); Robin (3); Willow Warbler (1); Chiffchaff (2); Treecreeper (2); Coal Tit (3); Bullfinch (2); Greenfinch (3); Nuthatch (1); Grey Heron (2); Meadow Pipits (5); Pied Wagtail (1); Long Tailed Tit  (1); Grey  Wagtail  (2); Fieldfare  (5) and   Great Spotted Woodpecker (1).

Plants seen were:- Lesser Celandine; Wood Sorrel; Opposite Leaved Golden Saxifrage; Common Nettle; Garlic Mustard; Wood Anemone; Ramsons; Daffodil; Cuckoo Flower; Daisy; Holly; Ivy; Silver Birch; Horse Chestnut; Common Dog Violet; Dogs Mercury; Common Beech; Dandelion; Wall Rue and Goosegrass.

66 Red Deer and 78 Fallow Deer were seen.

 

9th April 2002 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 29 species noted:- Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Magpie; Jay; Great Tit; Mistle Thrush; Rook; Wood Pigeon; Blackcap (M); Blackbird (M); Song Thrush; Stock Dove; Chaffinch; Tufted Duck; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Ruddy Duck; Pochard (M); Shelduck; Chiffchaff; Starling; Mallard; Mute Swan; Goldeneye (M/F); Nuthatch; Treecreeper; Ruddy Shelduck; Blue Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker

 

8th April 2002 - Blacktoft Sands, W. Yorkshire - A steady 43 birds seen today, nothing really outrageous:- Wood Pigeon; Tree Sparrow; Pheasant (M); Magpie; Teal; Wigeon; Canada Goose; Gadwall (M/F); Blackbird; Grey Heron; Goldeneye (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Great Crested Grebe; Chaffinch; Reed Bunting (M); Greylag Goose; Skylark; Curlew; Golden Plover; Carrion Crow; Lapwing; Cormorant; Mute Swan; Little Grebe (M); Moorhen; Pied Wagtail; Ruddy Duck (M/F); Goldfinch; Greenfinch (M); Avocet; Shelduck; Snipe; Coot; Dunlin; Stock Dove; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Pochard (M/F); Red Crested Pochard (M); Shoveler (M); Marsh Harrier (M/F); Sand Martin; Robin

 

7th April 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 19 birds only, boo! The list was:- Carrion Crow; Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Moorhen; Robin; Magpie; Blackbird; Mistle Thrush; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Starling; Jay; Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Blue Tit; House Sparrow

 

6th April 2002 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 35 birds jotted down, these were:- Pheasant (M/F); Greenfinch (M); Chaffinch (M); Dunnock; Collared Dove; Blackbird (M); Robin; Great Tit; Great Crested Grebe; Kingfisher (F); Coot; Jackdaw; Teal; Little Grebe; Shelduck; Greylag Goose; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Coal Tit; Blue Tit; Bullfinch (M/F); Ruddy Duck (F); Carrion Crow; Magpie; Tufted Duck (M/F); Goosander (F); Shoveler (M); Pochard (F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Grey Heron; Goldeneye (M/F); Pied Wagtail; Long Tailed Tit

 

6th April 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 27 birds noted:- Greylag Goose; Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Canada Goose; Lapwing; Teal (M); Moorhen; Coot; Wigeon (M/F); Mallard (M/F); Shoveler (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Oystercatcher; Starling; Tufted Duck (M); Wheatear (M); Ruff; Skylark; Dunlin; Golden Plover; Little Grebe (M); Wood Pigeon; Pintail (M/F); Herring Gull

 

6th April 2002 - Crosby Marina/Seaforth - 26 birds noted at a decent area:- Magpie; Starling; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Redshank; Lesser Black Backed Gull; White Wagtail; Shelduck; Mallard; Skylark; Feral Pigeon; Ringed Plover; Cormorant; Herring Gull; Oystercatcher; Coot; Teal (M); Canada Goose; Tufted Duck (M); Wheatear (M); Meadow Pipit; Mute Swan; Black Necked Grebe; Linnet (M); Curlew

 

4th April 2002 - Bramhall Park, Stockport, Cheshire - 16 species seen at the local area:- Egyptian Goose; Canada Goose; Mallard; Moorhen; Red Crested Pochard (M/F); Treecreeper; Coal Tit; Jackdaw; Wood Pigeon; Grey Wagtail; Feral Pigeon; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Magpie; Robin

 

1st April 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 30 species seen:- Coot; Canada Goose; Mallard (M/F); Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Tufted Duck (M/F); Feral Pigeon; Chinese Domestic Goose; Pintail (M/F); Blackbird (M); Chaffinch (M/F); Jackdaw; Blue Tit; Grey Wagtail; Starling; Wren; Magpie; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Robin; Shelduck; Egyptian Goose; Carrion Crow; Dunnock; Chiffchaff; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Coal Tit; Cormorant; Mute Swan

 
MARCH
 

30th March 2002 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - The final trip out of the month with 45 species noted:- Sand Martin; Buzzard; Wood Pigeon; Long Tailed Tit; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (M); Nuthatch; Blue Tit; Song Thrush; Chaffinch; Chiffchaff; Wren; Shelduck; Kestrel; Wigeon; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Magpie; Shoveler (M); Goldeneye; Coot; Common Gull; Teal; Oystercatcher; Grey Heron; Moorhen; Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Skylark; Blackbird; Pochard; Mallard; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Canada Goose; Gadwall; Ruddy Duck; Snipe; Treecreeper; Robin; Coal Tit; Jay; Dunnock; Cormorant; Pied Wagtail; Greenland White Fronted Goose

 

28th March 2002 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - Another visit to this area with 46 birds on the wing:- Robin; Nuthatch; Chiffchaff; Magpie; Blue Tit; Blackbird; Wren; Great Tit; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Chaffinch (M); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Moorhen; Lapwing; Shoveler (M); Oystercatcher; Ruddy Duck; Tufted Duck; Snipe; Gadwall; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Mallard (M/F); Pochard (M); Little Grebe; Teal (M); Green Woodpecker (F); Long Tailed Tit; Starling; Mistle Thrush; Redwing; Fieldfare; Greenfinch; Bullfinch; Jackdaw; Treecreeper; Dunnock; Coal Tit; Song Thrush; Sparrowhawk; Cormorant; Shelduck; Goldeneye (M/F)

 

28th March 2002 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire -39 birds seen today:- Lapwing; Rook; Magpie; Shelduck; Curlew; Coot; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Mallard (M/F); Shoveler (M); Tufted Duck; Grey Heron; Black Tailed Godwit; Wood Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Cormorant; Wigeon (M/F); Teal (M/F); Ruff; Carrion Crow; Redshank; Golden Plover; Meadow Pipit; Linnet; Ringed Plover; Skylark; Pied Wagtail; Kestrel; Jackdaw; Chaffinch (M); Wren; Mistle Thrush; Pheasant (M); Oystercatcher; Blue Tit; Merlin (M); Lesser Yellowlegs; Robin

 

24th March 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 41 birds on the wing:- Mute Swan; Goldeneye (M); Tufted Duck (M); Great Crested Grebe; Mallard (M/F); Coot; Canada Goose; Bar Headed Goose; Greylag Goose; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Gadwall (M); Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Moorhen; Cormorant; Goosander (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Little Ringed Plover; Shoveler (M); Teal (M); Jay; Magpie; Reed Bunting (M); Pochard (M/F); Carrion Crow; Dunnock; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Blackbird (M); Bullfinch (M/F); Stock Dove; Chaffinch (M/F); Song Thrush; Blue Tit; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Siskin (M/F); Grey Heron; Redshank

 

23rd March 2002 - Old Moor Wetlands, W. Yorkshire - A firm 50 species of bird seen:- Yellowhammer (M/F); Reed Bunting (M/F); Kestrel (M); Collared Dove; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Chaffinch (M); Goldfinch; Tree Sparrow; Robin; Blue Tit; Wigeon (M/F); Gadwall (M/F); Pied Wagtail; Redshank; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Lapwing; Cormorant; Tufted Duck (M); Ruddy Duck (M); Stock Dove; Goosander (F); Goldeneye (F); Sparrowhawk; Carrion Crow; Canada Goose; Mallard; Starling; Jackdaw; Mute Swan; Wood Pigeon; Shoveler (M); Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Little Grebe; Pheasant (F); Oystercatcher; Pochard (F); Blackbird (M); Linnet; Teal (M); Shelduck; Dunnock; Wren; Little Owl; Greylag Goose; Brambling (F)

 

17th March 2002 - Conwy RSPB, Gwynedd, Wales - 36 species at this fine reserve, these were:- Oystercatcher; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Cormorant; Skylark; Grey Heron; Reed Bunting; Shelduck; Lapwing; Mute Swan. Little Grebe; Goldeneye (M/F); Moorhen; Canada Goose; Mallard (M/F); Teal (M/F); Carrion Crow; Shoveler (M); Bar Tailed Godwit; Wheatear (M/F); Ruddy Duck (M/F); Chiffchaff; Red Breasted Merganser (M/F); Buzzard; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Blackbird; Stonechat (M); Chaffinch (F); Pochard (M/F); Feral Pigeon; Jackdaw

 

12th March 2002 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - A good site and a nice 45 bird species seen:- Magpie; Goldfinch; Goldcrest; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Blackbird; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Song Thrush; Nuthatch; Dunnock; Kingfisher; Coal Tit; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Mallard; Mistle Thrush; Tufted Duck; Little Grebe; Goldeneye (M); Chaffinch (M); Grey Heron; Shelduck; Moorhen; Cormorant; Jay; Stock Dove; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Carrion Crow; Wren; Lapwing; Redwing; Jackdaw; Snipe; Ruddy Duck (M/F); Teal (M); Pochard (M/F); Shoveler (M); Treecreeper; Greenfinch (M)

 

9th March 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - An average 29 species of bird seen:- Chinese Domestic Goose; Egyptian Goose; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck (M); Mallard (M); Feral Pigeon; Dipper; Blue Tit; Coal Tit; Great Tit; Robin; Hooded Merganser (F); Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Pintail (M/F); Shelduck; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Moorhen; Blackbird (M); Carrion Crow; Grey Wagtail; Great Spotted Woodpecker (M); Treecreeper; Nuthatch; Magpie; House Sparrow; Dunnock; Mute Swan

 

8th March 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 35 birds spotted today, not bad:- Blackbird; Starling; House Sparrow; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Carrion Crow; Coot; Grey Heron; Pochard (M); Redwing; Long Tailed Tit; Goosander (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Wren; Cormorant; Grey Wagtail; Goldfinch; Moorhen; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Canada Goose; Chaffinch (F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Robin; Black Headed Gull; Woodcock; Bullfinch (M); Magpie; Common Gull; Tufted Duck (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Pied Wagtail; Mallard (M/F); Mute Swan; Jay; Wood Pigeon

 

2nd March 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - A solid 46 species today:- Feral Pigeon; Blue Tit; Goldfinch; Chaffinch (M/F); Reed Bunting (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Shelduck; Coot; Teal (M); Goldeneye (M/F); Cormorant; Wigeon (M/F); Grey Heron; Mallard (M/F); Ruff; Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Pintail (M/F); Whooper Swan; Lapwing; Tree Sparrow; Great Tit; Blackbird (M); Dunnock; Ringed Plover; Brambling (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Greenfinch (M); Canada Goose; Magpie; Greylag Goose; Gadwall (M/F); Peregrine Falcon (M); Carrion Crow; Oystercatcher; Stonechat (M); Snipe; Pink Footed Goose; Wood Pigeon; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Wren; Collared Dove; Pheasant (F); Siskin (M/F); Starling; Dunlin

 

2nd March 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 21 species noted:- Blackbird (M); Tufted Duck (M/F); Mallard (M/F); Magpie; Coot; Red Breasted Merganser (M); Pochard (F); Moorhen; Little Grebe (F); Robin; Mute Swan (M); Common Gull; Linnet (M); Stonechat (M/F); Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Turnstone; Oystercatcher; Long Tailed Tit

 
FEBRUARY
 

24th February 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 26 species of bird seen:- House Sparrow (M); Blackbird; Magpie; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Chaffinch (M); Robin; Dunnock; Jay; Greenfinch; Tufted Duck (M); Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Black Headed Gull; Barnacle *  Canada  Goose;  Pochard (M);  Scaup (M);  Goosander (F);  Coot; Lesser Black Backed Gull;  Goldeneye (M); Mute Swan; Common Gull; Moorhen

 

23rd February 2002 - Hollingworth Lake, Rochdale, G. Manchester - 11 bird species seen:- House Sparrow; Starling; Carrion Crow; Pink Footed Goose; Canada Goose; Pied Wagtail; Goosander (F); Mallard; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Coot

 

16th February 2002 - Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire - A long day out and 43 birds noted:- Wood Pigeon; Mute Swan; Collared Dove; Blackbird; Jackdaw; Feral Pigeon; Robin; Dunnock; Greenfinch; House Sparrow (M/F); Chaffinch (M); Wigeon (M); Lapwing; Shelduck; Common Gull; Long Tailed Tit; Black Headed Gull; Greylag Goose; Bewicks Swan; Oystercatcher; Blue Tit; Canada Goose; Coot; Teal (M); Pintail (M); Curlew; Dunlin; Shoveler (M); Tufted Duck (M); Pochard (M); Pied Wagtail; Golden Plover; Buzzard; Rook; Goldeneye (M); Ross’ Goose; Gadwall (M/F); Carrion Crow; Cormorant; Cetti’s Warbler; European White Fronted Goose; Barnacle Goose; Stock Dove

 

15th February 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - A good list with 42 species seen:- Wood Pigeon; Blackbird (M); Blue Tit; Magpie; Starling; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Pied Wagtail; Carrion Crow; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Tufted Duck (M/F); Coot; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Siskin (M/F); Shoveler (M/F); Chaffinch (M); Redpoll (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Mallard (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Goldfinch; Goldeneye (M); Robin; Wren; Jay; Mistle Thrush; Goldcrest; Teal (M); Scaup (M/F); Goosander (M/F); Feral Pigeon; Redwing; Cormorant; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Grey Wagtail; House Sparrow; Dunnock

 

10th February 2002 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 51 birds today, always nice to do over the half century at any location. Species seen were:- Robin; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Magpie; Mallard (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Mistle Thrush; Pied Wagtail; Chaffinch (M); Great Tit; Cormorant; Lapwing; Goosander (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Goldeneye (F); Goldfinch; Moorhen; Great Crested Grebe; Long Tailed Tit; Wren; Shoveler (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Little Grebe (M); Pochard (M/F); Coot; Grey Heron; Teal (M/F); Oystercatcher; Kingfisher; Sparrowhawk (M); Grey Partridge; Green Sandpiper; Great Spotted Woodpecker (F); Kestrel (M); Common Gull; Skylark; Gadwall (M/F); Bullfinch (M/F); Pink Footed Goose; Ruddy Duck (M); Dunnock; Blackbird (F); Blue Tit; Greenfinch (M/F); Reed Bunting (M/F); Willow Tit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Starling; Carrion Crow; Greylag Goose; Jackdaw

 

9th February 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 31 birds on the wing:- Egyptian Goose; Moorhen; Coot; Canada Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; House Sparrow; Jackdaw; Mute Swan (M); Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Carrion Crow; Mistle Thrush; Robin; Blue Tit; Chaffinch (M); Feral Pigeon; Pintail (M/F); Grey Wagtail; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Tufted Duck (M); Goosander (F); Long Tailed Tit; Dunnock; Coal Tit; Nuthatch; Blackbird (M); Goldcrest; Magpie; Siskin (M/F); Treecreeper; Black Headed Gull

 

3rd February 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - Only 35 species, I always expect more:- Goldeneye (F); Pintail (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Coot; Shelduck; Teal (M); Whooper Swan; Starling; Chaffinch (M/F); Collared Dove; Ruff; Bewicks Swan; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Gadwall (M/F); Oystercatcher; Wigeon; Cormorant; Pink Footed Goose; Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon; Siskin (M/F); Canada Goose; Stock Dove; Moorhen; Mallard; Goldfinch; Blue Tit; Pheasant (F); Shoveler (M); Greylag Goose; Ringed Plover; Feral Pigeon; Great Tit; Tufted Bronze Pigeon

 

3rd February 2002 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 33 species of feathered friend today:- Robin; Chaffinch (M/F); Dunnock; Mallard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Coot; Teal (M/F); Wigeon (M/F); Shelduck (M/F); Cormorant; Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Pochard (M/F); Shoveler (M); Goldeneye (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Moorhen; Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Kingfisher; Goosander (F); Gadwall (M/F); Coal Tit; Little Grebe (M); Goldcrest; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Pheasant (M); Mistle Thrush; Blackbird (M); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Greenfinch (M/F)

 

2nd February 2002 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 13 species on a brief wander:- Canada Goose; Mallard (M); Coot; Goosander (F); Magpie; Carrion Crow; Blackbird (M); Wood Pigeon; Goldcrest; Grey Wagtail; Nuthatch; Song Thrush; Black Headed Gull

 
JANUARY
 

29th January 2002 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - An above average list of 42 species made up of:- Long Tailed Tit; Blackbird (M); House Sparrow (M); Chaffinch (M); Magpie; Mistle Thrush; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Blue Tit; Carrion Crow; Bullfinch (M); Black Headed Gull; Great Tit; Canada Goose; Coot; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Grey Wagtail; Song Thrush; Pochard (M/F); Barnacle * Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Great Crested Grebe; Moorhen; Redwing; Goldeneye (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Mallard (M); Goosander (M); Reed Bunting; Little Grebe (F); Scaup (M/F); Siskin (F); Starling; Cormorant; Wren; Jay; Pied Wagtail; Goldfinch; Redpoll (M); Jackdaw; Dunnock

 
26th January 2002 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 26 birds including a wonderful escapee and a few of the usual oddities:- Robin; Chinese Domestic Goose; Mallard; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Goldcrest; Pintail (M/F); Canada Goose; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Black Headed Gull; House Sparrow; Shelduck; Cormorant; Moorhen; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Egyptian Goose; Blue Tit; Mute Swan; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Coal Tit; Jackdaw; Dunnock; Hooded Merganser (F)
 
21st January 2002 - Alexander Park, Stockport, Cheshire - You can't get more local than this unless I do a garden list. Total count at this public place was 21 birds, which were:- Feral Pigeon; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Moorhen; Blue Tit; Robin; Blackbird; Mallard; Mute Swan; Mistle Thrush; Pied Wagtail; Goldfinch; Dunnock; House Sparrow; Starling; Grey Heron; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Tufted Duck (M)
 
13th January 2002 - Filey Brigg, East Yorkshire - 14 birds viewed at close quarters in an area that is just delightful:- Starling; Knot; Sanderling; Eider (M/F); Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Purple Sandpiper; Turnstone; Dunlin; Carrion Crow; Cormorant; Grey Plover; Robin
 
6th January 2002 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - 30 birds is about the norm for this circular route:- Chaffinch (F); Blackbird (M/F); Robin; Great Tit; Magpie; Blue Tit; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Dunnock; Moorhen; Coot; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Canada Goose; Goosander (M/F); Lesser Black Backed Gull; Shoveler (M); Ruddy Duck (F); Goldeneye (M); Pochard (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Mute Swan; Greenfinch; Mallard; Carrion Crow; Jay; Little Grebe; Cormorant; Grey Heron; Long Tailed Tit; Pied Wagtail
 
5th January 2002 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 53 members of the feathered community were mulled over:-Redwing; Blackbird (M); Goldfinch; Wren; Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Pintail (M); Whooper Swan; Greylag Goose; Pink Footed Goose; Canada Goose; Goldeneye (M/F); Barnacle Goose; Cormorant; Tufted Bronze Pigeon; House Sparrow (M); Bewicks Swan; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Shelduck; Coot; Mallard; Pochard (M/F); Greater Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Lapwing; Chaffinch (M); Ross’ Goose; Song Thrush; Magpie; Tree Sparrow; Buzzard; Stonechat; Gadwall (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Blue Tit; Dunnock; Reed Bunting; Teal (M/F); Ruff; Wigeon (M); Robin; Brambling (M); Pheasant (F); Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Barn Owl; Wood Pigeon; Green Winged Teal (M); Pied Wagtail; Mute Swan; Ruddy Shelduck Hybrid.
 
5th January 2002 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 21 birds noted today:- Wigeon (M/F); Pink Footed Goose; Common Gull; Mallard; Little Grebe; Shoveler (M); Teal (M); Blackbird; Pintail (M); Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Stonechat (M); Curlew; Reed Bunting (F); Robin; Magpie
 

5th January 2002 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 18 birds to view:- Mute Swan; Coot; Mallard; Tufted Duck (M/F); Shoveler (M); Moorhen; Black Headed Gull; Little Grebe (F); Blackbird; Redwing; Magpie; Blue Tit; Robin; Chaffinch (F); Common Gull; Herring Gull; Fieldfare; Feral Pigeon

 
1st January 2002 - Hest Bank, Cumbria - 14 birds to ponder, these were:- Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Shelduck; Pied Wagtail; Curlew; Redshank; Magpie; Starling; Wigeon (M/F); Carrion Crow; Dunlin; Black Tailed Godwit; Turnstone; Knot
 
1st January 2002 - Jenny Brown's Point, Cumbria - An extra 13 species for the day:- Red Breasted Merganser; Great Crested Grebe; Mallard; Mistle Thrush; Carrion Crow; Greenfinch (M/F); Chaffinch (M); Redwing; Shoveler; Goldeneye; Blackbird; Redshank; Wood Pigeon
 

1st January 2002 - Leighton Moss, Cumbria - 27 species is a poor return for this fine reserve:- Moorhen; Blackbird (M); Jay; Pheasant (M); Reed Bunting (M/F); Curlew; Common Snipe; Canada Goose; Dunnock; House Sparrow (M); Starling; Lapwing; Buzzard; Robin; Chaffinch (M/F); Nuthatch; Great Tit; Carrion Crow; Greylag Goose; Blue Tit; Song Thrush; Mallard (M/F); Coal Tit; Marsh Tit; Mistle Thrush; Water Rail; Grey Heron