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Post Info TOPIC: COUNTY PINK-FOOTED GOOSE SIGHTINGS


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RE: COUNTY PINK-FOOTED GOOSE SIGHTINGS


48 flew low SW at 10:20am today

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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70+ East over Heaton Mersey Common at 10:35.

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Originally posted today by Dave Wilson:

Calls from high over cloudy skies at Pennington at 1110 hrs yesterday (11th September). Number and flight direction unknown! 



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c70 heading north from Carrington Moss over the Manchester Ship Canal towards Chat Moss at 3:30pm

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Late post for last Saturday, 3/2/18:
Four skeins, c400 in total, over Smithills, Bolton at 2.45pm. Info thanks to David Aldred, who saw the Pink-footed Geese from his Garden.
They were heading in the general direction of Martin Mere.

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Approx 170 in 4 skeins west over Wigan Flashes this morning at around 10.30.

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37 NW today over Ashton-in-Makerfield at 15:39

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2 With the Canada flock on Hollingworth Lake at 2pm

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a rough count of 75+ in distance without binoculars flying NW between Pennington Flash and Bickershaw Rucks @ 09.10

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25 NW over Ashton-in-Makerfield 14:55

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One juv (I think) on Crime Lake, Daisy  Nook at first light yesterday (7th Jan) still present when I left at 10.20. 

Skein of approx 70 over at 09.45 heading east.

Andrea



-- Edited by Andrea Wilson on Monday 8th of January 2018 01:29:39 PM

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Late post for Friday 5th January 4:10pm.

Approximately 150 heading North, high over Oxford Road.

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Two skeins, both circa 120 strong over Ogden Reservoir, New Hey, this morning, about 30 minutes apart, heading NW.

Kind regards, C. Jepson-Brown

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Approx 110 NW over Hindley 11:40

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Approx 80 went west over Skitters Wood, Ashton-in-Makerfield, quite high up, at 11:00

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Wed 27th Dec '17

Single Pink-foot in amongst 100+ Canada Geese at Higher Boarshaw. Embarassed to say that its my first Pink-foot in Greater Manchester, bringing my GM total to a huge 103, don't think that I'm going to be bothering the GM200 committee anytime soon.


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Not really a sighting ,more of a hearing . A large skein over our house
last night at around 5.30 p.m .They were travelling south west possibly
towards Martin Mere.



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A fragmented skein of approx 90 went low east over Skitters Wood and Ashton-in-Makerfield town centre at 13:10 before heading north

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An unseen but heard skein fairly low heading W/SW over Sale Sharks Carrington training ground at 6:30pm yesterday evening.



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Skein of approx 100 birds over the airport at 3.30pm heading west yesterday

-- Edited by Keith Williams on Wednesday 20th of December 2017 07:28:08 AM

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Skein of 15 over my Kearsley back garden at 9 .25 am heading N.E

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Skein of 36 birds flying almost due south over Lostock Park, Stretford at 1:50pm Saturday



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11.23 this morning:
Single asymmetric skein c160 over
Ladybridge low to medium height, heading
WNW.

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80+ low over chorlton at 10.46am heading west/north west.

110 over Flixton at 10.28am heading east yesterday.

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16 went E over Ashton-in-Makerfield at 18:00 on Sunday 3rd, approx 60 E at 09:25 this morning

-- Edited by dave broome on Monday 4th of December 2017 09:51:21 AM

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140 SE over Hough End at 10:35 this morning.

 

Info thanks to Tony O'Mahony



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This morning from Shell Pool
21 heading west at 10-22
110 heading east at 10-27 North of pool towards Mersey
40 heading east at 10-30 North of pool following previous skein
100+ heading east at 10-32 South of pool over Carrington Moss
56 heading west at 12-17 directly over pool

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Noisy flock of c90 SE over my Irlam garden at 10.25 this morning.

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Something like 300 moving south-east, viewed from my Romiley front garden, as the sun set behind them at just before 4.00 p.m. 



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92 heading west over Harwood, Bolton at 11.30am.



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Very approx 200 heading east over Fairywell Wood, Timperley at 12.10 pm.



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C50 heading East over Audenshaw Reservoirs @ 08:32.



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3 sightings this morning, the first at 8.20am at the bottom of ladybridge Lane (off Chorley New Rd. Bolton) 50 to 60 heading west to east. The second at 10.00am at Doffcocker Lodge 49 heading west to east. The third at 11.20 from my home (off Church Rd. Bolton) 120 heading east to west.



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40-50 NW over Little Bollington towards Dunham area at 08.15 today

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Shell pool this morning
15 flying West North West at 9-53
15 ? Same group flying South East at 10-08
230+ flying East at 10-33


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186 over R.Mersey at Heaton Mersey, 10.50am heading SE.
It was the most exciting thing to happen during the WeBS count...

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Over the Wigan Flashes this morning 41 east at 07:55 and two separate skeins of 130 and 70 east at 08:35

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39 over wigan flashes heading east at 3.18pm

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Saturday 18th November 2017

6.50pm - skein over Millbrook, Stalybridge, heading roughly west.

Earlier today, over Brushes Valley

9.00am - c 50 west, over Turf Pits

9.10am - two skeins close together, c 150 and 250, both heading south east, over Lower Swineshaw.

-- Edited by David Walsh on Saturday 18th of November 2017 07:13:54 PM

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This morning 85 went NW over Ashton-in-Makerfield at 07:58 and another 6 NW at 08:35

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A late report for yesterday (Sunday) morning at 8am.

60-80 over Bredbury heading SE.

Cheers,  Steve.



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c100 heading SE over Hazel Grove at 9.05

Cheers John

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c200 heading East over Close Park, Radcliffe at 08:10.



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2 skeins of 150+ and 50+ over Flixton at 0805 heading east.

75+ over South Flixton at 1410, very high, flying around in circles, before heading east.

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One skein of c.200 over Droylsden tram stop at 16:00 heading east

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Same 5 skeins presumably over Reddish Vale 15.20ish

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Just now(3pm)
At least 5 skeins, totalling 400+ Geese> SSE over Horwich (Macron Stadium area)
Seen through my Lounge window.

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4 skeins (@ 150, 130, 100 & 70) heading easr over Altrincham - 07.46



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A small skein, probably only several birds flew low and slowly west over Ashton-in-Makerfield/Skitters Wood at 19:45, calling a few times

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Unknown number but sounded like a sizeable skein over Lees at 1850hrs heading S/E

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