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RE: Altrincham sewage works


Just about managed to see through the vegetation, 1adult Coot and 3 juvs.

Reed Bunting 3 singing.
Grey Wagtail 3
Pied Wagtail 2A 1J.
Buzzard 2
House Martin 12+
Swallow 6+
Starling 30+
Black-headed Gull 2




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Eventually found a female Yellow Wagtail within the ETW settling beds, fenced area.
Also 4 House Martins, 4 Grey Wagtails, Pied Wagtails and Swallows.
3 Buzzards and a male Kestrel.
2 Grey Heron.
1 singing Sedge Warbler and 1 singing Reed Warbler, plus Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs and a Reed Bunting, in the surrounding area.
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Single yellow wagtail still in horse paddock with blue trough ! Tends to frequent back quarter towards picket fence and moves off to spinners , been around still for last week and still here today !

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Single yellow wagtail on first horse paddock on left - field with blue bin opposite compound with circular tank in sewerage works complex

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Water Rail present this morning.

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Teal 3m 2f.
Shoveler 3m 3f.
Little Grebe 1
Moorhen 2
Coot 1
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 10+
Mallard 2m 2f.
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Teal 1m 3f.
Moorhen 3
Pied Wagtail 10+
Grey Wagtail 2
Goldcrest 3
Grey Heron 2
Black-headed Gull 20+

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Teal 1m 1f.
Black-headed Gull 30+
Moorhen 1
Starling 30+
Chiffchaff 1
Linnet 3
Redwing 3
Pied Wagtail 6+
Grey Wagtail 1

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Late post from yesterday, getting a bit overgrown to see much so only birds of note around the bridleway/pools were a hunting kestrel, a grey heron, and a pair of jays. Also the usual moorhens and mallards.
Sure I heard a red-legged partridge on the walk back (on the footpath past Dainewell Woods) but couldn't locate it - are they at all common around here?



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1 Greenshank and 1 Green Sandpiper this evening



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This afternoon during heavy rain

green sandpiper 

snipe

3 grey wagtails 



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Birds this morning included 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Gadwall, singing Sedge Warbler, min 3 Reed Warbler and 260 Starling



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1 Oystercatcher

17.30-17.45
1 Little Ringed Plover
3 Reed Warblers singing
3 Chiffchaff singing
1 Blackcap singing



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16.30-17.00

3 Little Ringed Plover (2 flew off high SW)
1 Sedge Warbler- seen carrying food
1 Reed Warbler - showed well than sang briefly
3 Blackcap
6 Chiffchaff singing
4 Whitethroat
1 Greenfinch
1 Kestrel
1 Jay
1 Yellowhammer - singing
1 very young Coot

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4.30pm-5.00pm

1 Green Sandpiper on pool next to path.
53 Lapwing
2 Bullfinch m & f
6 Blackcap singing
2 Chiffchaff singing


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5.30pm
1 Oystercatcher
9 Lapwing
10 Black-headed Gulls including 2 juv
2 Chiffchaff both singing
2 Bullfinch (pair)
2 Whitethroat
1 Reed Bunting singing
1 Kestrel over causing panic amongst the Hirindines
2 juv Coot
1 juv Moorhen
Also- Possible singing Grasshopper Warbler - very faint and distant. Difficult to be 100% due to a breeze rustling the leaves!

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Today between 15:00-16:00

About 20 Lapwing circling around when I arrived, and landed on the pool away from the main bridleway. Other birds on the pools included 2 Oystercatcher, 1 juvenile Black Headed Gull, and Canada Geese, Moorhens and Coots all with fairly well-grown chicks. 1 Reed Bunting heard and one seen, too.

1 Reed Warbler by the solar farm showing well, and further up the bridleway, two Buzzards over, a pair of Jays, and a Yellowhammer. Plenty of Whitethroat, Blackcap, and Chiffchaff about.

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Charlie



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Quick 10 minute visit today at around 5pm and counted 3 singing reed buntings just by the main pool.

Cheers
Charlie



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Quick visit yesterday between 17:30-18:15:

2 Reed Warblers behind the solar farm, and at least two on the pool nearest to the bridleway. Also spotted a Yellowhammer behind the solar farm.

Both the Oystercatcher and the Ringed Plover from the other day were still present, although the Ringed Plover flew off in the direction of the recycling centre just as I was leaving.

Cheers
Charlie



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One hour walk this pm.  

Garden warbler singing by the side of the solar panels 

at least 4 singing reed warblers 

willow tit

sparrowhawk

no sign of the sedge warbler which was around last week

Theres a very dark buzzard knocking around  carrington moss at the moment too



-- Edited by Chris Shaw on Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:27:07 PM

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Quick visit about 14:30-15:00 today.

Couldn't locate the garden warbler(s) unfortunately but did find 2 very vocal reed warblers, one by the entrance to the solar farm and one at the bottom of the pool by the horse fields.

Other birds seen included a single oystercatcher on the main pool near the bridleway and a ringed plover on the second pool further back from the path, as well as a whitethroat on the bridleway.

Also lots of tufted duck, gadwall, moorhen, and coot on the pools, along with two grey herons, a couple of pied wagtails and plenty of house martins and swallows.

Cheers
Charlie



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1 Garden Warbler singing near entrance gate to the solar farm at 8.10am showed briefly. A bit of cheer on a dark day for Manchester.

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4 Garden Warblers singing this afternoon between 16.30-17.15. 3 birds singing near the mobile telephone mast on the eastern side including 2 have a singing 'battle' either side of the path. A 3rd bird nearby. The 4th bird on the northern side behind the solar farm. Nightmares to see though! I managed a few brief views of 1 bird as it flew between bushes.
Also:
3 Reed Warblers singing- 1 seen
2 Blackcap singing
3 Whitethroat - 2 singing
1 Chiffchaff singing
2 Bullfinch
1 Yellowhammer (m)
3 Gadwall
4 Tufted Duck
1 Little Grebe
A few Swift, Swallow and House Martin over.


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4 Garden Warblers singing this afternoon between 16.30-17.15. 3 birds singing near the mobile telephone mast on the eastern side including 2 have a singing 'battle' either side of the path. A 3rd bird nearby. The 4th bird on the northern side behind the solar farm. Buggars to see though! I managed a few brief views of 1 bird as it flew between bushes.
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3 Reed Warblers singing- 1 seen
2 Blackcap singing
3 Whitethroat - 2 singing
1 Chiffchaff singing
2 Bullfinch
1 Yellowhammer (m)
3 Gadwall
4 Tufted Duck
1 Little Grebe
2 Reed Bunting
A few Swift, Swallow and House Martins over

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Garden Warbler at the north end of the pool by the Trans Pennine trail

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13.30-14.30

a good haul of 37 species on an hour long walk from the tip to the woods by field 5. Highlights included a garden warbler singing briefly by the pond and on the opposite side a reed warbler and sedge warbler. A buzzard frightened the life out of me in the woods by flying straight in front of me. Other species included 2 whitethroat, 2 willow warbler, 6 stock dove, skylark, reed bunting, about 8 swift, 20 house martin, swallow and an overflying oystercatcher as well as common passerines, wildfowl, crows, lapwing, Woodpigeon and the usual pheasants. 



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Afternoon visit

200+ sand Martin
6+ house martin
5 + swallow
2 oystercatcher
6 blackcap
4 chiffchaff
2 willow warbler
Pretty sure I heard a garden warbler near the solar panelshmm

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2 House Martin over the stables and 2 Oystercatcher at 10am today. 

 

Info thanks to Tony O'Mahony



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This morning:

Swallow 10+
Sand Martin 3
Shoveler 1m 1f.
Tufted Duck 1m.
Gadwall 5
Coot 5
Moorhen 5
Oystercatcher 2
Black-headed Gull 3
Pied Wagtail 10+
Mallard 5+
Grey Wagtail 2
Reed Bunting 1
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This afternoon

Oystercatcher 2
Gadwall 4
Shoveler 4
Kestrel 1
Tufted Duck 3
Teal 2

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pm, Horse paddocks;

Pied Wagtail 27

Grey Wagtail 3

Bathing/preening in puddles.



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Today between 14:00-15:00

6 Teal
2 Shoveler
1 Gadwall
7 Moorhen

Lots of black-headed gulls, long tailed tits, blue tits and house sparrows near the recycling centre.

Also 1 buzzard behind the sewage works.



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Green Sandpiper 1
Grey Wagtail 4
Black-headed Gull 50+
Linnet 1
Pied Wagtail 4
Common Gull 1

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Very quiet on the first pool this afternoon between 15:30 and 16:30, only 2 moorhens of note. Water level looking quite low.

Around the sewage works and bridleway:

3 Buzzard
2 Jay
5 Lapwing flew over to the second pool
1 Kestrel by Woodhouse Lane
15 Starling
4 Great tit

Cheers
Charlie



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16.00
1 Green Sandpiper
1 Willow Tit

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Green Sandpiper 1
Shoveler 2
Gadwall 2
Mallards
Coot 2
Moorhen 1 adult 2 juveniles.
House Martin 20+

Very difficult to see the path-side pool through the vegetation. Other pools not available due to b****y solar farm.

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1 Garden Warbler singing really well (in the rain) in the bushes near the phone mast at 5.30pm this evening. I managed a few brief views of it.
1 Sedge Warbler
1 Reed Warbler - heard only
3 Whitethroat
1 Willow Warbler
Lots of Swallow and House Martins plus a few Sand Martin and Swift feeding low over the ETW
1 Buzzard over
1 Coot feeding 2 newly hatched chicks
2 Gadwall - pair
2 Mute Swans
6 Canada Geese

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Garden Warbler showing reasonably well (for a Garden Warbler) in the area around the phone mast.
Also a Common Sandpiper in the flooded horse paddocks (thanks to Tony O'Mahony for that one).


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16.30
1 Nuthatch - in trees alongside donkey paddocks
2 Reed Warblers - heard only
1 Blackcap
2 Mute Swan
2 Tufted Duck (pair)
1 Buzzard over
1 Yellowhammer

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Of note:
2 Reed Warblers, heard only
2 Sedge Warblers, one seen in the 2nd overgrown bed on the left, and the other past the pylon towards the estate.
Not as many of the other common warblers, on what's left of this site, after the solar farm was sneaked in by United Utilities.

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16.45
2 Reed Warbler - heard only
8 House Martin
Lots of Swallows
1 Sand Martin
8 adult Canada Geese plus a brood of 9 goslings
2 Mute Swan
3 Tufted Duck
1 Gadwall
1 Willow Warbler


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8.15am
1 Reed Warbler singing from the overgrown bed on opposite side of path to solar farm. But it remained out of sight!
1 Grey Wagtail (m) by the large grey tanks.
2 Mute Swans



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This afternoon 3:30ish

1 Yellow Wagtail again in the paddocks behind the house. Nicely spotted by Lynne Webster.


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This evening at 17.00

2 Male Yellow Wagtails in first horse paddock behind the house with 2 Pied Wagtails.

Also:
2 Shoveler - pair
2 Gadwall- pair
2 Tufted Duck - pair
1 Coot
1 Moorhen
1 Canada Goose

This morning 8.10am
1 Blackcap singing along the path
1 House Martin around Woodcote Farm

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Late post from last night


Was down there approx 1900 - 1930 only wagtails seen were

2 Pied with the Donkeys
1 Pied on concrete storage tanks
1 Grey in the first paddock

Dont think lack of sunshine and what felt like sub zero wind helped much......



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Only 1 male Yellow Wagtail still present this afternoon

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Mike Chorley wrote:

Finished our day out here with 5 Yellow Wagtails. Initially 1 in the first horse paddock, giving very good views, 1 part way along the bank in front of the spinners and three at the far end of the field below that bank. 10+ Pied Wagtails, mainly at the far end of that field with the Yellows and a pair of Grey Wagtails flew over towards the stables.

Swallows, House and Sand Martins, Meadow Pipits, etc.





One of the 5 Yellow Wagtails - taken through chain link fencing:



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Finished our day out here with 5 Yellow Wagtails. Initially 1 in the first horse paddock, giving very good views, 1 part way along the bank in front of the spinners and three at the far end of the field below that bank. 10+ Pied Wagtails, mainly at the far end of that field with the Yellows and a pair of Grey Wagtails flew over towards the stables.

Swallows, House and Sand Martins, Meadow Pipits, etc.

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Now 2 Yellow Wagtails present. One in field south of the concrete tanks and one in far corner of the spinners but elusive.

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Yellow Wagtail 1m.
Pied Wagtail 10+
Swallow 20+
Sand Martin 5+
House Martin 2
Shoveler 3m.
Tufted Duck 3m 2f.
Gadwall 3m 1f.
Grey Heron 1
Willow Warbler 2 singing.
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