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Yesterday saw the first Grasshopper Warbler of the season with one reeling & showing on & off in the brambles between Neumann's Flash & Dairyhouse Meadows.

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Drake Goosander briefly this morning but again like all the other spring Goosander records this year he flew off around 7am.

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A single Ruff on the spit from Bund Hide as well as about 8 Curlew, worth checking the Curlew from now on for Whimbrel :)

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a visit here at 9.30am before heading off to marbury c.p.
3 buzzards
1 kestrel
1 snipe (over)
3 lesser redpolls
1 pair siskin
13 bullfinches
2 jays
1 grey heron
in the middle off iced up neumanns in a small patch off water..
10 coots
47 b h gulls
6 common gulls
1 herring gull
2 l b b gulls
+ usual birds around

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Hope it wasn't one of smaller the Rostherne sub-species!

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Cracking patch record this morning when a Manx Shearwater was found on the flash. When most of the patch watchers caught up with it it was semi-beached at the SW end in 'Mound Bay'. Later it was seen to have made it back into the water and was swimming around happily with the Black-headed Gulls. Later still (mid afternoon) tehre was no sign of the bird, either here or on Budworth Mere. We all hope that it managed to take flight and continue on its journey rather than being predated by a large gull or Mink or the like.

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Walked around Neumanns on Saturday

Dunnock
Chaffinch
Wrens
Blackbird
Song Thrush
White throat
Goldfinch
Blue tits
Reed Warblers
4 Mute Swans
1 Black Swan
Cormorants
Herons
2 Ringed Plover
30 - 40 Lapwing
32 Curlews

plus Mallard Canada's Black Headed Gulls Lesser Black backed




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A report from a patch regular today of a Lesser Whitethroat singing from scrub between Neumann's Flash and Dairyhouse Meadows. Also a Green Sandpiper on Haydns Pool this morning, hopefully passage numbers will be high this year at this premier site for this species in Cheshire.

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11.30-4.30pm also at marbury (see marbury post also)
1 common sandpiper
1 garganey (hadyns pool)
2 oystercatchers (4 at hadyns pool)
2 pochard
lotts off lapwings, coots,
tufted ducks, mute swans, mallards & canada goose
plenty off reed warblers + juvenilles
also whitethroats, blackcaps, willow warblers + chiffchaffs all over
buzzards and kestrels over
house martins & swifts over
+ all usual birds about
also heard only grasshopper warbler

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Latest News with lots of 'patchers' out over the last 3 days.

Greenshank on Neumann's Flash on 20th briefly, then on Haydn's Pool (again briefly) on 21st. The Black-tailed Godwit still present & commuting between the 2 sites. A male Whinchat by Neumann's Flash for 2 minutes only on 21st (cracking bird as this species was absent from the 2010 Witton Lime Beds area list). A pair of Garganey on Haydn's Pool on 21st & 22nd showing very well. 2 Whimbrel on Neumann's Flash on 22nd and the first Lesser Whitethroat singing by the path round the flash am only.

Budworth Mere news on Marbury Country Park thread :)

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Patch Update:

18th Cuckoo around Dairyhouse Meadows, not seen or heard today.

19th several reeling Grasshopper Warblers, mainly in Uplands area (between Haydn Pool & Canal) mostly heard early & late in day, Garden Warbler near 'pipe bridge' by Neumann's Flash, Green Sand Haydn Pool, Whitethroats & Reed Warblers v.numerous. 6 Whimbrel 3.55pm on flash.

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Common Sandpiper at Neumann's this afternoon. Dunlin on Haydn Pool + 2 LRP, the Black-tailed Godwit (still!!) and a Peregrine over, lots of Reed Warblers singing, Whitethroats seen and Sedge Warbler reported.
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Rory Newton wrote:

Also, to again add to Joeys sightings,

and also some quite bemused Trout!


Rory, were these trout actually in the water at Neumanns confuse.gif




they may have been at Moore...


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Rory Newton wrote:

Also, to again add to Joeys sightings, and also some quite bemused Trout!


Rory, were these trout actually in the water at Neumanns confuse.gif

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Also, to again add to Joeys sightings, here are some small passerines that we also saw. Blackcap Goldcrest Reed Bunting Sand Martin and also some quite bemused Trout!

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Part of a bumper Cheshire day smile.gif

To add to Rory's sightings:

the spawks were seen displaying but also interacting with a male kestrel
several buzzard

Haydyn's pool:

2 redshank
4 shoveler
2 stock dove in a nesting box
2 pied wagtails
teal

-- Edited by Joey Eccles on Saturday 2nd of April 2011 09:48:10 PM

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There were two Sparrowhawks displaying and also a Black Swan. Oystercatchers were seen here but no LRP.disbelief.gif

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We now appear to have 2 Marbury CP threads, so this one will now become for Neumanns Flash only

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A trip to Marbury with Iain Johnson this morning. Superb 10 minute views of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckerbiggrin.gif Also present: Several Brambling House Martin Swallow Sand Martin Blackcap Chiffchaff Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Oystercatcher over Only Green Woodpecker let us down with a no show here and Dunham

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Quick round up of the more noteworthy birds for 'The Patch' today: Ruff on Neumann's Flash early evening in the company of 3 Redshanks but mobile and had moved on late evening. 1 LRP on Kid Brook Spit by Budworth Mere along with 3 White Wagtails & 7 Pied Wagtails that again passed through. Over 1000 Sand Martins over Budworth Mere with just a single Swallow noted by several observers. Singing Blackcaps at several sites (inc Marbury CP, Neumann's Flash, Haydn Pool), singing Chiffchaffs everywhere. Orange Underwing moth on the wing at Neumann's Flash - a day flying moth that at first glance could be mistaken for a small butterfly such as a skipper. Cheers Paul

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did the same as luke and walked from northwich train station around nuemans and then marbury park. had 63 species, around nuemans... oystercatcher,lapwing,redshank,2 dunlin,tufted duck,goldeneye,teal,wigeon,shoveler,shelduck,gadwall,great crested grebe,reed bunting,bullfinch,goldfinch,redpoll and chiffchaff everywhere you walked really,also 2 buzzards on fence post mating. at haydns... got the 2 wheatear and 1 snipe,no signs off green sandpiper. resident ravens on the way too marbury park & mere around here saw all the usual woodland birds,chiiffchaff all over,nuthatch,treecreeper,g.s.woodpecker also found 1 brambling with 2 chaffinches,only 1 tawny owl in roost tree, on the mere usual stuff pochard,tufties,g.c.grebe,shelduck,gadwall had a cormorant catch an eel not a big one but it still struggled to swallow itbiggrin.gif also had 1 med gull s/psmile.gif hundreds off sand martin over the mere,but could not find a swallowcry.gif but diid find house martin. great day outsmile.gif

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Day out at Marbury / Neumans - 10.30 - 15.00 (Walked from Northwich station to Marbury via Neumans and back)

60 species in total including:

Shelduck
Gadwall
Shoveler
Wigeon
Teal
Goldeneye
Oystercatcher
Green Sandpiper - Haydn's Pool
Redshank - Haydn's Pool
Tawny Owl - Pair in Marbury CP close to mere
GSW - Marbury
Sand Martin
House Martin
Swallow
Chiffchaff
Willow Tit - Marbury Lane
Wheatear - 2m Haydn's Pool
Reed Bunting

-- Edited by Luke Brown on Sunday 27th of March 2011 10:31:34 AM

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Quick look around Neumans Flash yesterday pm ...
birds seen included ..
40 + lapwings
18 mute swans
1 little ringed plover
6 shelduck
3 redshank
canada geese
1 willow tit ....
At least 20 separate chiffchaff heard around Marbury CP , 3 seen !
Also , just 1 tawny owl seen in roost tree,thanks to the bloke who originally found them .
Kingfisher past bittern screen, and great views of a great crested grebe ,working out how to swallow a 6" perch !!!


Cheers Chris

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Raymond Ashcroft wrote:

A pair of peregrines have been around the Brunner Mond (ex ICI site) at Winnington for several days - Must be visible from the western edges of the CP


Yes Raymond, I have seen Peregrine around that area recently from the mound at Neumann's and also Haydns Pool.

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A pair of peregrines have been around the Brunner Mond (ex ICI site) at Winnington for several days - Must be visible from the western edges of the CP

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Neumans Flash


Six Dunlin, Three Curlew Sandpiper and One Golden Plover but no sign of a Wood Sandpiper this morning.

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Marbury CP and Neumans Flash


Neumann's 06.30 - 08.30 sunny with a light breeze

As I walked along the path toward the flash big flocks of Canada Geese were leaving - the area was very much alive in the morning sunshine. Searching through the Lapwings on the spit I came upon not just the one Curlew Sandpiper , as on Thursday, but three biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif - giving really excellent views. They were joined by 2 Little ringed Plover. A short time later a Spotted Redshank flew in but didn't stay for long after a Sparrowhawk put all of the birds up and finally a juvenile Golden Plover came in. A cracking couple of hours birding, watching the waders.






-- Edited by sid ashton on Sunday 5th of September 2010 02:33:15 PM

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Quick visit this morning.

Curlew Sandpiper showing well in front of the hide.

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On the way home from a short trip to the Wirral yesterday called in at Neuman's Flash to find a Long-billed Dowitcher on the spit in front of the hide between Neuman's and Ashton's flashes. I have seen this species previously but this was a really nice specimen giving excellent views. Also nice to meet Mike Baron again, I hope Billy gets better Mike.

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Decided on a quick trip to Neumans Flash this morning before work.

2 Spoonbills showing well from the hide.
1 Black Swan also present amongst loads of Mute Swans (Don't think I've ever seen as many in one place!!)

-- Edited by Phil Owen on Wednesday 2nd of June 2010 12:20:13 PM

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Marbury Park, 16.00 - 19.00, Warm and sunny

Walked from the main car park through the Big Wood and back and found of interest Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Goldcrest both feeding young and the target birds two Spotted Flycatchers.

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1st visit to Neumans today saw the following
2 Black Swans
1Snipe
2 Red Shanks
2 Willow Warblers
1 Reed Warbler
7 Buzzards
6 Oyster Catchers
2 Wigeon
Only walked round Neumans but will walk around it all next visit

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If it is a lesser you want to see then at moore nature reserve at the moment they are highly visible, lots of sightings all day yesterday, check out the moore thread on here for more info, smile.gif

jason fisher wrote:

thankyou dennis, it's only the second time we've ever been.

we didn't find the lessers but we did get greaters on the feeder and one green calling from the top of the trees to the left and behind from the mere hide. plus 5 heard drumming mostly greaters we think.

the 2 black swans on haydens plus a couple of redshank and oystercatchers on there also. plus one male gadwall.
there were 2 buzzard in a tree to the right of the pool and a further 3 visible above riding the thermals at one point though we saw a total of 12 buzzard in the day.

plenty of ravens usually singly and hassling a buzzard if it got low enough to draw their attention.

one flock of c30 sand martins high above newmans flash.






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thankyou dennis, it's only the second time we've ever been.

we didn't find the lessers but we did get greaters on the feeder and one green calling from the top of the trees to the left and behind from the mere hide. plus 5 heard drumming mostly greaters we think.

the 2 black swans on haydens plus a couple of redshank and oystercatchers on there also. plus one male gadwall.
there were 2 buzzard in a tree to the right of the pool and a further 3 visible above riding the thermals at one point though we saw a total of 12 buzzard in the day.

plenty of ravens usually singly and hassling a buzzard if it got low enough to draw their attention.

one flock of c30 sand martins high above newmans flash.



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Not an April fool but I had 3 fieldfare in some trees at Marbury on Thursday - also saw the black swans with young and circa 7 shovelers on Haydns Pool.

Elswhere, lots of swallows adn a few sand martins on the big lake, chiffchaffs singing in most places too. A few days prior I had 5 goldeneye on here.

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Hi Jason,


It was the first time i had been so i dont know the area well enough to know where we were, it was in a large open area flying between one small forest area to the next, only no more than five mins walk from the car park, if you are walking away from the car park down the long straight path that is in the open then it would be on your left hand side area in the forest edge closest to the path, two hunderd yards to your left from the path, i hope this helps, the black redstart was in the same area, good luck

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where abouts in the park do you find the lesser spotted woodies.

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Had a wander round Neumans/Ashtons and Haydns pool this afternoon - of note were the Black Swans on Haydns with 4 chicks. On the way, as I joined the M56 at J7 a Red-legged Partridge on the slip road was the only other highlight.

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where abouts in the park do you find the lesser spotted woodies.

we're off tomorrow for a look

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visit today with bolton rspb group, 830 for around 2 hours ish

highlights were, buzzards enjoying the weather, also tree creeper, nuthatch and all 3 woodies, great spotted, green and lesser spotted woodpecker, swallow and chiffchaff singing, also a black redstart had been seen in the area too,

Also managed another manchester birder tick, nice you meet you today Alansmile.gif

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Visited Marbury today with the kids in tow but what an excellent place [bar the crowds] for some good woodland birds and photographic opportunities. Luckily a friend at work had tipped me off about taking some seed and peanuts so I placed some of both at the Woodland hide which bought in loads of birds and eight squirrels - also meant some casual visitors got to see more than they would have! [hope the wardens don't mind some extra feed...]

Then walked up the side of the mere to the far screen and back so didn't cover a big area but still managed:

Great Crested and Little Grebe
Cormorants, various gulls and waterfowl
Kingfisher - fly by
Nuthatch x2
Jays x3
Coal, Great, Long Tailed and Blue Tits
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
Goldfinches
Pristine male Bullfinch - stripping buds from the trees in the middle of the car park near the ticket machine

And all the normal woodland stuff, I'll definitely be back!

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A couple of hours with no rain around Marbury and then to Neumans in the fading light found nothing out of the ordinary at either place - lots of Great Crested Grebe and Cormorants at Marbury with what looked likely to be a sizeable Starling roost building up. At Neumans 100+ Curlew and plenty of Lapwing coming in as the evening light faded. At least managed a couple of hours without getting soaked smile.gif

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An afternoon visit to Neumans/Haydns Pool produced on Neumans - Curlew, Peregrine, Black Swan, Buzzard (taking a small bird on the island), Dunlin, House Martins and Swifts and a Pete Antrobus good to meet you at last Pod biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

On Haydns Pool another or the same Buzzard again taking prey from the ground and eating it in a tree, 4 Green Sandpipers and 2 Blackwits



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A pleasant early morning stroll around Neumans/Haydns Pool produced Green Woodpecker, lots of Swift, Swallow, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff and of course the Black Swans.

Then over to Marbury in the hope of finding the Lesser spotted Woodies at their nest site - too late the young had fledged over the weekend but had nice views of a circling Peregrine and several Garden Warblers alongside the mere.


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Late afternoon visit to Neumanns Flash for the Starling roost.

About 5000 swirled around for a while at approx 16.15 before plunging into the reed bed at the north end of the flash between the 2 hides (near the small island)

Plus 2 Black Swans, 60 Snipe, c120 Lapwing on the Flash. 50 Redwing, 10 Fieldfare in nearby bushes and 12 Linnets going to roost.



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Really quiet today

4 Black-tailed Godwits on Haydens Pool. 2 Black Swans on Neumanns. Nothing else of note and no other waders apart from Lapwings.

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Had a pleasant stroll early this morning.

2 Greenshanks on Neumann's - they flew off and later turned up on Haydn's.
4 Green Sandpipers on Haydn's with 3 juvenile LRP's sunbathing on a rock.

8 warbler species (many feeding young) including a Garden Warbler and a pair of Lesser Whitethroats

GSW's seemed to be everywhere

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"We Three" had a good 3 hours today. We saw a Green Woodpecker and a Chiffchaff and a Reed Bunting, plus 3/4 GS Wookpeckers chasing each other around.

Most of the stuff that Phil saw, was also around.



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Neumann's Flash


Morning visit with dog included:-

Grey Wagtail
Stock Dove
Shelduck
Peregrine
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Nuthatch
Coal Tit
Buzzard
Shoveler
Teal
Gadwall
Lapwing
Cormorant
Bullfinch

+ other usual species (45+ in total)

A pair of Scaup were on Neumans Flash apparently and I heard a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling close to the hide looking out to Budworth Mere.

Phil

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