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Old Monday 11th August 2008, 11:56   #1
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Middleton Lakes,

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Last year one of the speakers at our indoor meetings was the education officer at Middleton lakes.
So sensing a golden oppertunity, we knobbled him to give us a guided walk, and I must say this was most interesting, to see at first hand what they were doing and hearing what they intended to do in the future.
The last time I was at Middleton was for an evening twitch when the gravel extracters had finished for the day, did see a Broad Billed Sandpiper, ( a lifer)
It is all very different now and looks like being a great reserve in the future.
The birds seen, in no particular order were, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Coot, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Woodpigeon, Swift, Swallow, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch.
I understand that they have a Herony there, that is well worth a visit in the spring.
Altogether a most informative, and pleasant day out.

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Sounds like a lovely selection of birds, George, and a very good day out. I am glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for sharing.
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Old Monday 11th August 2008, 14:07   #3
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Glad you enjoyed your day out George!
Sounds like a good reserve for a future visit!!
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Hi Everyone,
Last year one of the speakers at our indoor meetings was the education officer at Middleton lakes.
So sensing a golden oppertunity, we knobbled him to give us a guided walk, and I must say this was most interesting, to see at first hand what they were doing and hearing what they intended to do in the future.
The last time I was at Middleton was for an evening twitch when the gravel extracters had finished for the day, did see a Broad Billed Sandpiper, ( a lifer)
It is all very different now and looks like being a great reserve in the future.
The birds seen, in no particular order were, Mute Swan, Greylag Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Pheasant, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Coot, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Woodpigeon, Swift, Swallow, Pied Wagtail, Blackbird, Crow, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch.
I understand that they have a Herony there, that is well worth a visit in the spring.
Altogether a most informative, and pleasant day out.

George
Hi George

I loved hearing about your report and your experiences of your day out. That is one impressive list of birds

As a for the lifer that you have got 'Broad Billed Sandpiper' - never heard of the name before.

That goes without saying. Well done to you

Kathy
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It sounds like a lovely place to go, George. Too far friom me, but I enjoyed reading your report. You saw some good birds too, specially the 'lifer'.
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Hi George,
Sounds like your guided tour of the lakes produced a nice variety of Birds.

Ah! so you are one of the lucky one who gets to see these Spring gems aye George.
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