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6 skylark flew low over my old trafford garden this morning at 11.15 am.
Common buzzard & sparrowhawk circled overhead, the sparrowhawk then swooped down fast & out of view.
A male chaffinch has been joining the regular goldfinches & greenfinches throughout the day.
1 goldcrest.

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5 raven over my old Trafford garden this morning, 3 at 9.30am heading west & 2 at 10.10am heading south east.
2 siskin over at 10.50am heading south & 1 flew out of my garden soon after, didn't see it on my feeders though.
100 pink-footed geese over at 4.25pm heading east.
2 redwing, 1 mistle thrush, 1 pied wagtail & 1 linnet over also.
45+ goldfinches on the feeders
4 greenfinch
1 coal tit
1 goldcrest





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Annual October visit by a Grey Wagtail to our Hale garden pond this afternoon biggrin



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First Redwings of the autumn for me heard over my Irlam garden tonight at 22.25

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2 Grey Wagtails at my garden pond in Radcliffe, 2nd time this week

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A Chiffchaff was feeding in my old trafford garden this afternoon.
A pair of goldcrest have been visiting also over the last week.
Still lots of goldfinches & several greenfinch on the feeders.
2 coal tits.

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Goldcrest x 4  Ashton on mersey 

 

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A Ring necked Parakeet has just visited my Swinton garden.

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Romiley.

Tawny owl in tree or on roof just outside bedroom window just now screeching away loudly. Goldcrest earlier in day in same tree.



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Yesterday evening and this morning a chiffchaff is very vocal in a tree outside my Radcliffe garden calling. They Seem to be visiting our garden every Autumn now which is nice. Ta!

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Colder weather and refilled feeders brought the following to Marple today:-

Goldcrest, Dunnock, 4 Blue Tits, 3 Great Tits, Robin, 4 House Sparrows, 2 Coal Tits, Collared Dove

Blackbird, Long Tailed Tit, 2 Nuthatches, Chaffinch, Wood Pigeon, Treecreeper

 

 



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Hopwood Heywood

Adult male Bullfinch feeding fledged young on lawn beneath my feeding station

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18+ Goldfinches this morning
2 Blackbirds
8 House sparrow
Several Blue & Great Tits
2 Coal Tits
4 Chaffinch
2 Robin
2 Dunnock
A couple of Jays calling in trees behind the garden



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2 peregrine falcons over my old trafford garden at 5.45pm, one was actually chasing the other & had a little pop at it, the chasing bird then flew back around & came back over my garden where I managed to get my binoculars on it & it was a juvenile. The other bird had dissapeared so didn't manage to get a good look at it.
40-60 goldfinches on a daily basis enjoying the feeders.

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Hopwood heywood

Ringed 5 goldfinches and a fem bullfinch this morning

Overhead several meadow pipits early on and 2 different grey wagtails

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30+ Goldfinches in my garden on the sunflower hearts & in trees

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A single Chiffchaff through the Bolton garden off Geoff Butler today (image thanks to him).

 



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Hopwood 2/9

Bullfinches unringed female (another bird)
Goldcrest at least 1 calling

Meadow pipits a few singles over this morning

-- Edited by Mike Cooper on Saturday 2nd of September 2017 12:31:06 PM At 15:45 when a large dark cloud came over c. 20 house martins and 10 swallows feeding and drifting East

-- Edited by Mike Cooper on Saturday 2nd of September 2017 04:54:53 PM

-- Edited by Mike Cooper on Saturday 2nd of September 2017 04:55:47 PM

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Hopwood 1/9

Willow warbler sub song at 6:20

Singles of meadow pipit over constantly - Autumn is here

Grey wagtail over 17:30

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Common sandpiper over my old trafford garden calling this evening at 9.20pm.
Also 3 gulls possibly black headed, over heading east at 10.15 pm.

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A very pristine looking male Blackcap made an appearance in my Prestwich garden this morning. Hadn't seen one in my garden for a while.

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What sounded like black-tailed godwits calling over my old trafford garden this evening at 10.15 pm.

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A first today in the form of a noisy Ring-necked Parakeet, in our Bolton garden early this morning.

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At least 9 juvenile Starlings in a hedge that borders our garden.

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Single curlew over garden c. 3.40pm today heading west.

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2 juv Willow Warbler and single Willow Tit in mixed tit flock moving through garden this am.

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Goldcrests calling from front and back gardens in Hopwood heywood this morning. Post breeding dispersal rather than an arrival

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Sparrowhawk disturbed and took off with prey in my Eccles garden

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Treecreeper on our bathroom wall this morning Winstanley



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Juvenile Willow Warbler through a Bolton garden today.

Info and photo thanks to Geoff Butler



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A single curlew flew over my old trafford garden at 11.10am this morning calling & heading west.

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Group of 5 or 6 common Swifts feeding over our Hale garden this evening, lovely to see them here before they leave.



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A first;

Ring-necked Parakeet over my Sale garden this morning! smile

 



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Wednesday p.m. A chiffchaff was flycatching in next doors garden (probably just entered my garden, but went out of sight). Autumn arrives in Romiley! A nuthatch one garden further along was another sign.



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The garden Robin appearing agitated as it twice hovered facing our Leylandii hedge. The reason became clear as a tiny Robin fledgling appeared on the ground below and went behind our shed.

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Still 7 surviving ducklings sharing the time between ours and next door but ones

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photo of Ring-necked Parakeet in the garden taken by my wife Pat.



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Just been watching a young Grey Wagtail finding plenty to eat on and around the rocks in our Hale garden pond.



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Originally posted today by Mike Killelea:

Just seen a Ring-necked Parakeet in my Jericho garden



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Just had a pair of Blackbirds in my garden that were sneezing. We also found two dead blackbirds quite close to our garden. Any other reports and any advice?



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Just had 25 Swifts screeching over my Bredbury garden for the last 15 minutes. What an amazing site, i never get bored of watching them.

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No less than 6 jays viewable from my garden visiting a nearby garden this morning. Didn't have binocs on me, but lack of colour in birds and strange calls lead me to deduce that young were involved.



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About a dozen long tailed tits came to visit in my Radcliffe garden this evening, possibly 14 in total! This for me is a garden record! Also worth a note whilst I'm logging this is our Robins are doing well for their 2nd brood but in a different nest, don't know how many yet but last time they reared 3!! Our local house sparrows have done well so far too and some have been cheeky enough to work out how to help themselves to the grubs in storage that I use for the birds! It's funny to watch their cheeky antics Ta!

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In my Radcliffe garden female Mallard with 7 8 day old ducklings, alternating between my pond and the next door but ones pond, so cute

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Having refilled the feeders in my Marple garden after a week away things were very quiet until yesterday morning when in 30 minutes at breakfast time I had 

3 blue tits (juv), 3 long tailed tits (juv), 2 great tits (1 juv), 2 coal tits (juv), 1 robin (juv), 3 house sparrows, 1 wren and 1 goldcrest.

This morning a great spotted woodpecker has been on the peanuts.



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A Hobby over my Irlam garden at 20.17 this evening being mobbed by a noisy Lesser Black-backed Gull. The Hobby then when into a spectacular 'stoop' possibly after a Swift.

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This morning: a juvenile Goldfinch on the hearts. Fairly regular at present.

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Juvenile Wood Pigeon in the back garden.

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4 juvenile Long-tailed Tits in my garden in Chorlton this evening, no adults in sight!

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Unusually a Cormorant over my Hopwood heywood garden this afternoon

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