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Wood Warbler singing and showing very well at 2.05pm just beyond the logs going downhill from the Hulmes Road car park.

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The Wood Warbler was present and singing and showing well in
the area described by Phillip In Brookdale Park.



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It's the small quiet car park on Hulme Road that seems to have all the problems ...... I used the main car park on Droylsden Road, which is a lot busier, and walked through the park.

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Please note, visiting birders need to be very careful where they park in this area and vigilant towards vehicle crime. A birder this morning had both number plates stolen off their car (a crime with potentially very serious implications).



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Finally caught up with the Wood Warbler at 1320. Great views and song, as previously mentioned.
Wonder how long he'll give it, trying to attract a mate. Probably too busy with people and dogs, if he's lucky.

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Wood warbler showing well at 16:00 in Brookdale Park today. A first for me.



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With a wood warbler picture down on my to do list for targets this summer, I already had plans ready to visit a location where I've had them before.

However, after the success with a simular scenario I had with the hawfinches, I decided to try this park in manchester. It turned out to be another successful trip!!

From the Newton Heath tram station and the no.52 bus, arrived and found the wood warbler easy enough but it was constantly on the move in the same patch of trees so a lot of patience was required. He showed very well and i stayed long enough for me to take over 400 pictures!!! Why over 400 for one bird? Picture the following.....

"He's behind that leaf, oh, now he's in view, focus, drat, He moved! Found him again- point the camera- oops too late again...." So logic has it that I'm bound to get a few good pictures.

Attached are just a couple "out of the hat" after flicking through just half of them.

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Wood Warbler still present today in same location in brookdale Park. It's mobile BUT only in about a 50 sq yd patch and very vocal. Giving some great views.



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Wood Warbler singing its heart out and showing well at Brookdale Park as I left a 1230. Same directions as Phil from yesterday.  A little cracker.



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Wood Warbler still present at Brookdale park at 1.08pm today.
I parked in the tiny carpark at Hulmes rd.and went past the empty concrete panel compost bays, past some old felled tree trunks down the path to the wooded area about 20 ft ,and there it was singing away sometimes close to the path (to close for a scope ).

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Wednesday 9th May. 10.45 - 11.30 hrs.

Brookdale Park. Southern Dell.

Wood Warbler singing and displaying ....... showed well and came low down for most of the time I was there.

Roger.

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Finally got a chance to pop down to see the Wood Warbler that I heard had been showing well during the past week. Needles to say it did not disappoint. From the moment I arrived I could hear a very familiar song of a fast rolling coin picking up pace coming from just down the hill. The bird was present and singing none stop whilst flitting from branch to branch from 9:40-11:30 and was still present before I left.

Other birds included.

3 Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Nuthatch
1 Jay
5+ Blackbird
5+ Robin



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Wood Warbler showing well and singing above the stream, Southern Dell, Brookdale park 11:30-12:00



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The Wood Warbler was singing and showing extremely well between 0800 and 0825 this morning in the southern dell in Brookdale Park.

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Wood warbler still in the southern dell at Brookdale Park 6pm. Singing well but tricky to get good views as it's staying high in the canopy!

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- Wood Warbler still present at Brookdale Park around 6pm - 7.15pm when I left.

It was singing and then it started calling, it was fairly mobile around the stream and the dell, and showed really well on occasions and fairly close up too!

Other birds of note...
- 1 Willow Warbler
- 2 Blackcap (1m 1f)
- 2 Nuthatch
- 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
- 1 Sparrowhawk
- 2 Jay
- 1 Mistle Thrush
- 1 Song Thrush
- Blackbirds everywhere
...plus plenty of other woodland birds about.

Alot of Chaffinch around singing, I think this may have confused a birder on the other side of the dell as he had his camera pointed up to the top of the trees when infact the Wood Warbler was right near me, unless he was after a nice photo of a Chaffinch of course
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Note... Please add an hour on to the camera image time. Forgot to alter it when the clocks went forward. I do it everytime!

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Wood Warbler still present at around 18.30 at Brookdale Park, but tricky to pick up as it wasn't singing and eventually myself and another birder got it from movement in the treetops. It began calling insistently but only eventually managed a couple of bursts of lovely song, and not too loud either.

My second GM Wood Warbler and another one in an odd urban location. Whereas the Sale bird very sensibly disappeared quickly, this one has stayed for day 2 and while I admire the determination, hopefully he will assess the situation and conclude that the Peak District or up in the Lakes might just be a better bet! Great find though and a lovely bird to be able to go and see after work.

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Wood Warbler was near stream in south dell c15:00 showing well

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Wood Warbler Still showing well at 10.35. Thanks to Ian Campbell for assistance. 



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 1st of May 2018 11:32:48 AM

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Wood Warbler Brookdale Park showing superbly 8:55am

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Singing Wood Warbler Brookdale Park still present in the Southern dell 50 yards NE of car park 7:30am

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The Wood Warbler in Brookdale Park had moved from the more manicured Northern dell to the Southern dell, a more natural habitat, when I arrived around 7pm and was singing fairly constantly and giving good views up to 8:10pm

A really great bird to see in urban Manchester!

https://youtu.be/LQC-5V2k-Ao

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Singing Wood Warbler showing well 50 yards NE of the car park at Brookdale Park at 8pm



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 30th of April 2018 08:17:15 PM

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Wood Warbler in Brookdale Park,  Hulmes Road, Newton Heath Late afternoon today. Singing in the northern dell about 300 metres down the path from the small car park.

Info thanks to Leonard Gunshon

 



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2 Ring Necked Parakeets over Lord North Street at 8.00am today , heading towards Rochdale road.

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Originally posted today by Nigel Charlesworth:

Birds at Brookdale Park today included:

Song Thrush 2

Blackbird 5 male 2 female

Robin 7

numberous Woodpigeon

Magpie 4

2 large mixed flocks of tits




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Peregrine Falcon circling in the clear sky high above gas tower opposite  Philips Park fire station ....7.40am.

Andy



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WHITETHROAT calling from thick shrubbery on Lord North St at 8.15am today

Andy



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3 Lapwing feeding on the grass plot in front of the old Silk Mill this morning. May be worth checking the roof of Farmfoods (formerly The Carpet Store etc.)

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1 House Martin over Lord North St. last night.

1 Buzzard soaring high over Lord North St. last Friday (18th Sept) being monitored below by 2 circling Sparrowhawks .

Andy

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Common sandpiper on Rochdale canal ,flying between the two locks before ten acres lane ,really suprised to see one there ,I spooked it whilst going to work hope it finds its way to a more suitable location.....

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12.55pm - Chiffchaff flitting and calling (hweet) around Budlia bushes in a car park on Lord North Street.

Andy

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3 screaming swifts high up over lord north street on Friday lunch time (9th May),heading over towards miles platting.

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Kingfisher near the canal weir between Grimshaw Lane and Hulme Hall Lane at 9.05am today.

It perched in a tree above the canal before diving, it then flew off in the Rochdale direction.

Unable to see if it had caught anything as it re-surfaced on the blindside of the stone banking.

Andy

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sparrowhawk glided over the rochdale canal at 8.40am scanning the factory rooftops for feral pigeons.

andy

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male and female goosander near the canal weir between Grimshaw Lane and Hulme Hall Lane at 16.00hrs today.

andy

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Kingfisher near the canal weir between Grimshaw Lane and Hulme Hall Lane.

Tend to get sightings of Kingfishers here in most winters , however they normally occur after severe frosts when other still waters are frozen over.

Andy



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10th November.

1 Golden Plover amongst c70 Lapwing on the ground at the Central Business Park this morning.

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Bill.

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C30 Canada Geese on the green verge in front of Eldridge Drive at lunchtime today, patiently waiting for a handout from a man with a Sunblest loaf. (No doubt other sliced white loaves are availablebiggrin) On my way back from Manchester they'ed returned to grazing the verge.

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A quick visit to Brookdale Park with the eldest son revealed at least 2 pairs of Mistle Thrushes feeding young at the nest.

Also, Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Woodpigeon
Blackcap
And the highlight was finding 2 Great Spotted woodpecker holes with an almost fleged bird being fed my parents. One hole was obvious as the bird was so loud, but a guy looking at it pointed me to the other nest.

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Weds 23rd 18.00 -2 Lapwings on the roof of Carpet Warehouse

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6th May.

In the general area this morning.

Grey Wagtail, Collared Dove with young in nest, 2 Blackcap singing, family party of Long-tailed Tits including min of 6 young, 2 Blackcap singing, 1 Whitethroat singing, Grey Heron and Lapwing with young.

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Osprey north over Clayton/Newton Heath mobbed by 4 LBBGulls at 4:50pm today.

Info thanks to Mark Evans

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A single Lapwing displayed aerially over Oldham Road today before landing on the roof of the carpet warehouse.

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Cheers for that James, just looked at your photo and don't think they are the same birds, must admit it's hard to tell as mine was wearing a hoodie(it was in Newton Heath).
Cheers Ian

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Hi Ian, Just read your post about Yellow-legged Gull, I found an adult YLG on 1st October on Irwell Valley Way, I wonder if it's the same bird you saw, there's only 3 miles between the sites (I've sent a photo to your email)

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2.15 p.m. as I walked down Briscoe Lane to the match, on grass in front of the school in front of Phoenix Pub an adult Yellow-legged Gull, my first in GM although I've seen 100's this Summer in Morroco. It was on it's own feeding in the cut grass about 30 feet from the road. I know it needs a rarity report and may not be accepted but I'm posting this so that anyone in the area can keep a look out. Also a Jay over.
Cheers Ian

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Flock of Sandwich Terns calling overhead as they headed west at 23:00

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2 Pied Wagtails on the Rochdale Canal this afternoon.

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Bill's last post caused me to revisit my 1st birdwatching haunt as a child my parents lived near(they still do). This a.m.1Great spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch in abundance, lots of Blue and Great Tits, Robin, Wren, Dunnock, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush and Magpies. The wooded areas had large numbers of fallen over trees making a fine looking habitat spoilt only by the minimum 60 Grey Squirrels in this area.
Just down the road, in Failsworth visited the Water treatment works with 300+ Swift and 50+ House Martin plus 2 Grey Wagtail.
Cheers Ian

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