Rishton Reservoir - 27th September 2009

With Reece having a home match against Wigan St Judes this morning we hadn't planned anything for the day but a text from Mike just before Kick off saying there was a Red Throated Diver at Rishton Reservoir, one of our wish list birds we just had to head out in search of it. Oh the score? A reverse of last seasons result with Chorley Panthers dominating the match and winning 24 - 4. With it not being a patch we had been to before we didn't really know where to start, but with sailing on the main part of the reservoir we didn't think there would be much hope of seeing anything there so we just had a look around the smaller side. All we could see was Mallards, Coot and a single Scaup. There was a Scooter reported at the same time as the Diver but no sign of this either. We were either just unlucky or looking in the wrong place, any help with where the best place to veiw from would be appreciated as I don't work far and could easily look in during my lunch.

SCAUP AND BELOW WITH A MALLARD

4 comments:

Dave said...

The Diver and Scoter were on the main reservoir but the Diver (a first for the site) was flushed by dog walkers at 8:45. Scoter was all over the place but sometimes hid in the overhanging trees next to the promenade. see
davesbirdingblog.blogspot.com

There was nothing of note on the small res in the morning.

Derek Gallagher said...

Thanks for the information Dave, I'll be keeping an eye on your blog.

Dave said...

It's still there this-evening

Derek Gallagher said...

Thanks Dave, Couldn't pay a visit tonight as family commitments also not in the office tomorrow. Will head down on Wednesday and take a look to see if the Scoter is still around.