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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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A casual lift of the curtain brought me eye to eye with a male bullfinch and his 'chick'. They were in the midst of the bush from which my feeder hangs in winter. It was almost as if he was saying to the 'juv', 'and this is where you can get sunflower hearts later in the year'. I hope so.



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New tick for me this evening on my Garden list. 3 ring necked Parakeets flew by my Firswood house, 1 calling.

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Nice to see a juvenile bullfinch in my old trafford garden this evening being fed by the malesmile on closer inspection of this male he looks to have no claws on both feet, just clumps, he looks well though & manages to still sit on the feeders. No signs of the female, hopefully she is tending to more juveniles.

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Grey Wagtail, flitting between ours and next doors roof's this evening.

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Watching one of our Hale garden nest boxes today saw two newly fledged Blue Tits taken by Magpies almost as soon as they came out of the box disbelief 

Two other fledglings appeared to follow one of the Magpies as it flew off with their sibling.

PS Friday - looks like at least two could have survived !!!

 



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2 Oystercatchers flew noisily over my Irlam garden at 17.50 (east) and again at 21.55 (west).

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Watching one of our Hale garden nest boxes today saw two newly fledged Blue Tits taken by Magpies almost as soon as they came out of the box disbelief 

Two other fledglings appeared to follow one of the Magpies as it flew off with their sibling.

 



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3 fledgling coal tits alongside 2 adults on my feeders in my Brooklands garden today - great to see.

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Juvenile Goldfinch with 2 adult Goldfinch, on my garden feeders.
Just now.

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Keeping the bedroom windows open with this hot weather paid dividends when I heard a CUCKOO calling in the field behind my house at 6am this morning.smile

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First juvenile goldfinches in my old trafford garden this morning 3 of them.
3 juvenile starlings today & yesterday.
1 juvenile coal tit on Thursday being fed by adult, another adult taking food to neighbours gardens probably feeding more juveniles.
1 buzzard drifted over on Thursday being harassed by gulls.
Looks like the swifts have abandoned the nest in my loft no

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Sparrowhawk drifting over my Chorlton back yard just. Few swifts about, too.

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Thank you!

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Dusk this evening, a Song Thrush singing up to 9.50pm atop our garden larch tree.

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Six Black-tailed Godwits fairly low west in slow and stalling flight over my Astley garden at 7:44 this evening whilst I was enjoying the local Swifts!



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hi fred, will keep this short & sweet. in old Trafford there is a good colony of swifts with lots of ideal homes with nest sites, new buildings & the blocking up of holes under the eaves don't help. there is an article in the recent rspb magazine natures home that has some good information in it on projects for the swifts in citys. if you don't get that magazine check on the rspb website for more information.
hope this helps.

bullfinches
greenfinches
goldfinches
all continue to feed on my feeders, but still have not seen any juvenile goldfinches yet.

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Nice to see saburke has swifts in his loft. How do we encourage them to nest? We are keen to build up numbers in Bury.

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Nothing overly exciting but I had a pair of robins nesting in my radcliffe garden for the first definate confirmed time this spring and only found out this weekend that they successfully reared 3 young which are almost at the stage where they can fend for themselves! Usually one can expect a max of 2 but happily all 3 have done very well so I'm most pleased with that! Ta!

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I have had a pair of bullfinch in my old trafford garden every day for the last few weeks, this morning they were present with another male bullfinch. A pair of chaffinch occasionally visit & at least 4 greenfinch with the goldfinches.
30+ swifts now resident, no signs of any eggs from the pair in my loft but should be any day now.

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Male Bullfinch in my Pennington garden this morning

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In my Harwood, Bolton garden, I put an old nesting box among my conifers earlier this year and forgot about it.  Today I was in the garden and noticed that a pair of coal tits are using it and you could hear young inside.



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First juv house sparrows made their debut yesterday. Looks like a good year for them so far.



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Juvenile Starling in my garden Larch tree, today.
The parent calling to it anxiously from another tree.

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Tawny owl in the conifer in my Harwood, Bolton, back garden tonight.



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Just had a WOOD WARBLER in my back gardensmile

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Pair swifts back on the nest in my loft this evening, looking cosy together doing lots of preening biggrin

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There was 7 swifts over the gardens just after 6pm.

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2 swifts whizzing around in the wind over my old trafford garden this afternoon.
Today is normally the due date for them to be back on the nest in my loft so keeping an eye on my camera.

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2 sparrowhawks just drifted high over 5 mins after buzzard. 2nd bird larger so presumably a pair.

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1 sparrowhawk just drifted high over 5 mins after buzzard.

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1 buzzard directly over my firswood garden just now, surprisingly a garden tick after 2 years of living here.

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Hopwood heywood 17:30 Golden plover caloing high not seen going West

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Had a fledgling Dunnock in the garden on Monday.

The adults now collecting nesting material again, along with

6 Greenfinch 

1 Woodpigeon and 

1 Starling all doing the same at once.

I've dug a flower border over and its full of root fibre, they all seem to love it, along with the dog hair.



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Early start to the breeding season with newly fledged robin and great tit smile Unfortunately another robins nest must have been predated as they have switched back from carrying food to nesting material



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Five Linnet in the Ash tree this late afternoon.

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Single linnet over my Chorlton back yard earlier this evening, heading north.

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Two Linnet again in our Openshaw Courtyard garden.

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Linnet again this afternoon ,singing in the Ash tree.

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A Swallow flew over the garden this morning.

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I've just watched an adult Magpie kill an adult female Blackbird in my neighbours garden, in Davyhulme. I missed it catching it but was alerted due to the commotion from the male Blackbird. It continually dive bombed the Magpie but to no avail. The Magpie made repeated stabbing attacks to the female Blackbirds head whilst holding it down with its feet. I'm hoping its not the female from the breeding pair that have been recently nest building in one of my shrubs.


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Sparrowhawk over houses opposite my Firswood house just now. Headed towards Longford park where i regularly see them overhead.

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Raven over my firswood house just now and flying off over Longford park.

Garden tick for me

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Again of note ,two Linnet this afternoon on the Ash tree in our Openshaw courtyard garden smile

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Was a surprise to find singing in our Openshaw courtyard garden this afternoon, two Linnets in the Ash tree.

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Oystercatcher called once as it flew over North @ 07.35 towards Bickershaw Rucks

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Mile End Stockport, a Chiffchaff in song most days this week.

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6 sand martin over my old Trafford garden at 5.25pm heading west.

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