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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.

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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.

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 10th of July 2017 09:13:55 PM

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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.



-- Edited by mike killelea on Sunday 9th of July 2017 03:34:31 PM



-- Edited by mike killelea on Sunday 9th of July 2017 03:35:07 PM

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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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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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