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Two Mute Swan only today, one adult and one juv
6 Canada Geese flew off towards Audenshaw
3 Coot
Moorhen
Mallard (drake)
Grey Heron flew over
A Song Thrush sang briefly when it had gone dark

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The Mute Swan family has now dwindled to four, two adults and two juvs
Also the drake Tufted Duck was back, possibly moving between this pool and one of the others
3 Moorhen
2 Coot

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Webs count 18/1/15 10.50-11.10 50% ice

2 adult, 3 juvenile mute swans
6 canada geese
1 coot
4 mallard
1 lapwing
46 black headed gulls




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Early afternoon in showery conditions

Kestrel perched on lamp post in Metrolink car park

6 Mute Swan including four of last years young
6 Canada Geese
2 Coot
Drake Tufted Duck
Drake Mallard
A single Common Gull amongst 23 Black-headed Gulls

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A drake Tufted Duck was present on the pool nearest the tram stop this afternoon.

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7/12/2014 12.15pm
6 mute swans (4 juveniles)
6 canada geese
3 coot
41 black headed gulls
4 mallards

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10th Nov 2014 9.30am
Sheldon pool today had:
2 adult mute swans, 4 juveniles (2 juveniles gone hopefully fledged, others being shown how to take off by parent, lots of flapping up & down the pool!)
4 coot
3 moorhen
67 canada geese
3 mallard
6 black headed gulls
kestrel, female being mobbed by 3 magpies (had a proper fight and landed right in front of my car biggrin)




-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Monday 10th of November 2014 10:37:48 AM

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40 Meadow Pipit which appeared to have been grounded on the mound this morning
6 Swallow flew south
8 Mute Swan (including the six juveniles)
2 Coot
7 Moorhen
Kestrel


Yesterday a Willow Warbler was in the area

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 27th of September 2014 05:55:34 PM

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10 Pied Wagtail on the Leisure Park roundabout this afternoon
1 Jay flew high towards Richmond Street
Up to 100 Starling present in small flocks

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Friday 19th of September 2014 07:27:20 PM

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This pm
2 adult and 6 juvenile Mute Swan
1 Little Grebe
6 Mallard
Moorhen
Coot
2 Grey heron
1 Common Buzzard
1 Kestrel
Party of LongTailed Tits and Blue Tits



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10 Sept

Brief visit at 2pm
2 adult and 6 juvenile Mute Swans on the large pond,
2 Common Buzzard circling, appeared to be taking flying insects,
1 Kestrel with prey item,
2 House Martin,
2 Meadow Pipit,
1 Skylark,
All except the swans were on or above the mound that used to be the moss.

Also a few blue type damselflies and a couple of distant dragonfly on the large pond.


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Late afternoon

200+ Starlings spooked the 15 Lapwing which were on the roof of Car People

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1 Swift high over Ashton Moss this afternoon

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This afternoon

1 Little Grebe
2 Coot
2 Moorhen
8 Mute Swan
3 Mallard, probably more, but that was all I counted!
28 Lapwing and 2 Starling on roof of Car People
20 Starling feeding on Leisure Park roundabout

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This afternoon

2+ Juv Willow Warbler
Kestrel
8 Mute Swan
5 Mallard

Not much else around as there were three lads fishing at the pond


-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Friday 15th of August 2014 08:08:57 PM

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This morning 10.00 - 11.00

23 Lapwings on roof of Car People

Sheldon pool:
pair Mute Swan with 6 cygnets
2 Coot
2 Moorhen + juvs
1 Little Grebe
Mallards

Mockridge pool:
pair Coot with small chicks
Heron

plenty of juvenile Willow Warblers but few other small birds

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All eight Mute Swans were on the bank of the main pond this afternoon.

Also seven Blackbirds were feeding by the Travelodge and two juvenile Pied Wagtails flew across the front of the tram.

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Are they back on main pond? I looked a week ago and they weren't on main pond, I was going to see if they'd moved like last year to small pond but had no time at weekend.
If one died/been attacked then that might explain moving between ponds (or moving back lol). They were a decent size as well cry

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Rachael Hill wrote:

Sat 28 June 2014

7 cygnets still present biggrin

-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Sunday 29th of June 2014 09:00:12 AM





Since Rachael last posted, one of the juvenile Mute Swans has disappeared.

This evening there were still eight Mute Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) present

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Sat 28 June 2014

7 cygnets still present biggrin

-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Sunday 29th of June 2014 09:00:12 AM

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All 7 cygnets present with both parents.
Grey Heron
15+ Mallard
Willow Warbler singing
2 Swallow
Skylark singing over the Moss

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10.30am today,
7 healthy and strong looking cygnets on bank with parents on guard.
Grey Heron at back of lake.
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Two visits to the area today

Grey Heron flying over
2 House Martin near Travelodge
Reed Bunting singing
Willow Warbler, either one very mobile or two birds present
Kestrel hunting

The Mute Swan family was posing for photos

Generally fewer Warblers in the area than last year

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 31st of May 2014 07:59:13 PM

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7 Mute Swan cygnets still present this evening along with both parents.



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Okay Karen steal my idea....
Went tonight, 7 cygnets happily swimming but with a group of lads skimming stones over their heads.
After lynching them (and I knew them through my voluntary- they must think I'm totally bonkers now!) I tried re-educating them and hopefully they might keep an eye on them or at least leave them alone.

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This evening as I passed on the tram, both adult Mute Swans and all 7 cygnets were on the bank of the pool.

Also 6 drake Mallard in early stages of moult

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yesterday at 5pm

All 7 cygnets present and correct smile

Stupid couple allowing one of their dogs to harass the swans disbelief. Pen moved cygnets to centre of pool whilst the cob patrolled the water near the bank giving a metaphorical two fingers to the dog!

Coot family on Mockridge pool but no sign of Little Grebes this year.

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On my way home this evening

Pair of Mute Swan with 7 cygnets
1 Whitethroat singing

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Today

Grey Heron in corner of pool by tram stop
2 Coot
3 Mute Swan still present. I've been watching the adults trying to chase last year's remaining youngster off on more than one occasion over the past couple of weeks!

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Today

3 Mute Swan
Pair Tufted Duck
Coot
2 Canada Geese
12 Black-headed Gull
4 Mallard

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5 Mute Swan present this morning, seen from tram

This evening at least one drake Tufted Duck present, but only the usual three Mute Swans

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All 3 Mute Swan still present
3 Tufted Duck (2 drakes)
2 Coot
4 Mallard

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This morning

3 Mute Swan
Coot
20 Black-headed Gull
3 Common Gull
10 Lapwing flying away from the roof of Car People!

The four Tufted Duck from my last post were still present in the middle of the week, but were not visible today

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This afternoon

3 Mute Swan still present
4 Tufted Duck - 3 drake
Coot
c10 Black-headed Gull

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16.00

Two flocks of lapwings flew from Moss direction over Halford (Snipe retail Park), towards reservoirs.

Approx 35 in 1st flock

Approx 25 in 2nd flock



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A few minutes this morning

3 Mute Swan
2 Coot
12 Mallard12 Black-headed Gull
2 Canada Geese
Female Tufted Duck
Cormorant flew towards Audenshaw



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From tram stop

3 Mute Swan
Drake Tufted Duck
1 Coot
70+ Black-headed Gull (c20 on roof of Car People)

No Lapwing

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This morning

3 Redwing flew towards motorway embankment near The Village
3 Mute Swan
50+ Black-headed Gull


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Grey heron over retail park at 09:30

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This morning, first thing

50+ Black-headed Gulls on pool by Metrolink stop
3 Mute Swan

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This afternoon on pool by Metrolink

3 Mute Swan
2 Coot
Moorhen
Female Tufted Duck
7 Mallard
1 Meadow Pipit over

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Less than ideal weather conditions

3 Mute Swans still present
1 Coot

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3 Mute Swan yesterday (2/11/13). It looked as if the adults were in the process of chasing the third juvenile away, there being no sign of the other two juveniles!

Also

2 Coot
1 Mallard
1 Black-headed Gull

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At least 4 Mute Swan visible from tram early evening

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Pair of Mute Swan and 3 cygnets
Coot
15+ Mallard (lots of juveniles)
Grey Heron
Whitethroat singing
Willow Warbler singing


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Karen Foulkes wrote:

The pair of Mute Swans now have four cygnets smile





Only 3 cygnets this afternoon cry though they were being well looked after by the parent birds.

Pair of Mistle Thrush have nested under the canopy of the garden centre and have 3 recently-fledged young smile

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The pair of Mute Swans now have four cygnets smile

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1220-1300

Sedge Warbler singing and giving brief views
2-3 Reed Bunting
Whitethroat
Blackcap
Willow Warbler
Grey Heron
Skylark

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Saturday 10-1030am.

Sedge warbler
Blackcap
Reed bunting
Bullfinch
Willow warblers aplenty
Skylark x2

Plus the usual suspects on the pond/swan lake

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Ashley Edwards wrote:

Just amazing how good a place for birding this is.





Some of us can remember it before they built a motorway, a by-pass and a tram track through it... disbelief

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