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RE: Orrell Water Park


Waxwing still present in the garden by the entrance this morning.

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Wigan RSPB midweek outing.
On arrival Waxwing feeding on apple in front garden then after a short walk around the water park it was preening in trees opp while 20-30 yards away trees were being cut down.
Also seen
1 Water Rail
Mandarin (m) associating with Mallards
Grey Wagtail
At and around area of feeding station
Chaffinch
Nuthatch
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Greenfinch
8 Robins
9 Blackbirds
Blue,Great and Long Tailed Tits
2 Song Thrush
5 Dunnocks

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Called in twice today at 11.30am and 3.30pm
and the single Waxwing was in the usual garden opposite the water park.

Mike

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Waxwing still present in the garden by the water park entrance at 08:25 this morning.

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One Waxwing still present in the garden of the house opposite the water park at 3.30pm today. It spent some time earlier in the day in trees opposite the house in the water park itself.

Mike

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Waxwing present again this morning in the same garden.

Please park only in the water park car park (not in the street) and note, it's bin collection day today so the bird will be disturbed at some point this morning.

Make Blackcap also present in the garden too this morning.

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The Waxwing was still present in the front garden of the house by the entrance to the water park by 4pm today.

Any visiting birders or photographers should of course bear in mind they are viewing into the houses of residents and so should be very considerate about the time of day they are there, length of time they spend there and of viewing when residents are obviously at home. If in doubt, please move along smile.

The current bird is an adult female and was ringed in this current garden by the occupier on 23rd February 2013, as a first winter female. Absolutely remarkable!!!

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2pm Monday 9th February
Single waxwing feeding on apples in the tree of the house opposite the Water Park today. My first of the winter!

Mike

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Late news for Saturday (7th) when a fine adult Waxwing spent a short time at the garden fruit feeders of a house next to the water park. Should the bird return news will be released via this thread.

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3pm today

Drake Mandarin competing with the drake Mallard for the attention of the females.
Cormorant

Mike

-- Edited by munsworth on Thursday 29th of January 2015 03:29:50 PM

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This afternoon
Highlights were
Drake Mandarin Duck - on upper reservoir associating with group of 12 Mallard.
Water Rail - in the undergrowth near the feeding station.

Mike

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This afternoon 3pm
Drake Mandarin in pristine condition on the upper reservoir in the small unfrozen section between the island and the weir.

Mike

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Drake Mandarin on the top lake this morning

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A quick hour this morning. 10-11. Highlights were a water rail, kingfisher, jay and a female bullfinch.

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2 Teal on the top lake this morning
1 Siskin over, c50 Goldfinch

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Very wet 5-6.30pm: 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Moorhen, 3 Coot, plus Mallard, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Canada Geese (all flew off west) and a Muscovy Duck. Very quiet on the passerine front probably due to the inclement weather!

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Late post for yesterday afternoon
Kingfisher flew low over the upper reservoir and landed on the island.
4 Great crested Grebe
24 Canada Geese
Mistle Thrush, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Wren, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon.

Mike

-- Edited by munsworth on Sunday 12th of October 2014 10:22:01 PM

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5pm-6pm 1 Kingfisher, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Jay, plus Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Blue Tit, Mallard, Canada Goose, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove

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Male Mandarin Duck
Great Crested Grebe, pair with 3 large, but still being fed, young
Song thrush and Pied Wagtail, high, south

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10-11am today
Pair of Great crested Grebe with 4 young
10 Canada Geese
Bullfinch,Chaffinch, Greenfinch,Blue Tit, Great Tit,Coal Tit at the feeders.
Chiffchaff (singing!) and several Willow Warblers calling.
Large party of at least 20 Long tailed Tits.

Mike

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2-3pm today
Lower reservoir:-
2 Grey Wagtail
Upper reservoir:-
Pair of Great crested Grebe with 2 young
Feeders:-
Nuthatch - 2
Long tailed Tit - several
Greenfinch - several
Goldfinch - several
Chaffinch - several
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Dunnock
Wren
Other locations:-
Magpie, Jay, Pied Wagtail,Robin,Blackbird

Mike

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2 Common Tern fishing successfully in the lower reservoir at 10am

Mike

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Single Common Tern fishing in the lower reservoir and then perched on the post in the centre, affording excellent views at 2pm today.


Mike

-- Edited by munsworth on Tuesday 13th of May 2014 05:26:34 PM

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1 Brambling at feeding station this am

Jimmy

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2-3.30pm today

Singing Chiffchaff- my earliest record for this site
2 Jay calling to one another.
Buzzard over
Plus all the usuals

Mike

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12-1pm today
2 Great crested Grebe displaying on the lower reservoir
1 Great crested Grebe on the upper reservoir.
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard

Blackbird
Song Thrush
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Long tailed Tit
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Wren
Robin
Dunnock
All the above in full song

20 Canada Geese
17 Black headed Gull
Coot, Moorhen and Mallard
Mike

-- Edited by munsworth on Sunday 9th of March 2014 01:06:48 PM

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2-4pm today
Great crested Grebe 1
Mallard 25
Canada Goose 10
Black headed Gull c50
Coot 6
Moorhen 8
Wood pigeon
Collared Dove
Magpie
Jay
Carrion Crow
Blackbird
Robin
Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail 1 -not a common bird here anymore
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Dunnock


Mike

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1-3pm Today

100+ Starlings, extremely vocal, high in trees above the feeding station.
At the feeders:-
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit No Brambling which was my target bird. I haven't seen any in the Park this winter unlike last year when there were at least 5.
On the water:-
30 Black headed Gull
25 Mallard
10 Coot
23 Canada Geese
1 Great crested Grebe
Elsewhere:-
Robin
Wren
Blackbird
Mistle Thrush
Jay
Magpie
Goldfinch
Collared Dove
Wood Pigeon
Jackdaw
Pied Wagtail.

Mike


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couple of hours this afternoon hoping for brambling as i've seen them here past 2/3 years but no luck.

1 yellowhammer, plenty of chaffinch, greenfinch, blue and great tit on feeders, 1 coal tit,7-8 robin, good flock of goldfinch in alders could only actually see 15 but could here probably treble that, plenty of wood pigeon, mistle thrush, meadow pipit and pied wagtail feeding in ploughed field, only mallard, canada goose, black headed gulls, moorhen and coot on the water.



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Friday 8th: Kingfisher on lakes, 1 immature Cormorant and a pair of Mute Swan on upper lake, a German-ringed Black-Headed Gull which is a returning bird from last winter

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Singles of Chiffchaff and Bullfinch in the reserve this morning, 5 Greenfinch and 20+ Goldfinch at feeding station, 1 Grey Wagtail moving around the site, 5 Skylark over, Kingfisher on lakes earlier reported by another observer

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Late post for Sunday 23rd June
1 Common Tern on lower reservoir - first I've seen there this year

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Pair of yellowhammers at the feeding station, pair of Great crested grebe, still around 8 or 9 waxwings by the entrance. Also willow tit, chiffchaff and willow warbler.

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Hobby over SW at 5pm today.

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Glorious morning from 8-9. Highlights being a pair of yellowhammers,a pair of great crested grebes, male bullfinch, blackcaps, willow warblers, chiffchaffs, a single willow tit and waxwings still.

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As well as the 60+ Waxwings (and Sparrowhawk) I've reported on their specific thread, I also saw the following birds at the feeding station here:

  • Male Brambling
  • Male Reed Bunting
  • Greenfinch
  • Several Male and Female Chaffinches
  • 2 Dunnocks
  • 2 Robins
  • 3 Blackbirds
  • Woodpigeon
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
There were also several Chiffchaffs in the nearby trees and two pairs of Great Crested Grebes doing part of their mating dance on the pools. A pair of Coots was also busy nest building and there were a few Mallards and Canada Geese sunning themselves on the banks of the water.

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Walked to the Water Park from Highfield and passed the Waxwings (estimate about 90) at 10am.
Sat at the bird feeding station for 20 minutes and saw:
1 pair Blackcap
2 Siskin
6 Blackbird (which appear larger than our Derbyshire ones)
3 Brambling
6 Chaffinch
1 Pair Green Finch
1 Pair Bullfinch
2 Robin
1 Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff singing
1 Sparrowhawk which just about put an end to our birding.

What a superb little spot.

-- Edited by Ken Dunning on Sunday 21st of April 2013 09:39:04 PM

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A beautiful afternoon at Orrell water park, Highlights were:- Waxwings, Blackcaps by the entrance. 3 Great crested grebe on the top lake. Female Great spotted woodpecker and Bramblings at the feeders, and Chiffchaff and Willow warbler ubiquitous. smile

-- Edited by David Duncan on Saturday 20th of April 2013 09:48:54 PM

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17- 4 - 2013 - 6.15am

Waxwings 127 counted
Chiffchaff 2 singing
Willow Warbler 3 singing
Brambling 3 (including 1 singing)



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spent anhour there today,great views of the waxwings,also at the feeding station
2male 1 female brambling
at least 3 siskin i bright male
blue tit
great tit
chaffinch
greenfinch
hedge sparrow
robin
blackbird
wood pidgeon
collared dove
1xwillow tit
at least 6 chiffchaff
house sparrow
on the water
great crested grebe
mallard
canada goose
coot
black headed gull

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pr Bramblings at feeding station today

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10th - April 15.00
2 Sand Martins quickly through northwards
1 White Wagtail

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Sunny but very cold afternoon.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes on each lake.

The pair on the 2nd lake treated my wife to her first view of the courtship display - she thought it was really cute !!

A Coots nest in the centre of the 1st lake. Female incubating. They'll have to be careful with any change overs as there seems to be a large flock of Black Headed Gulls in residence. At least a dozen Canada Geese on the 1st lake as well.

The feeding station was populated by Chaffinches and very little else.

-- Edited by Neil Ferguson on Thursday 4th of April 2013 05:22:55 PM

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A flock of about 40 Waxwings in trees by the car park (upper lake end) about 6pm. Feeding on fruit left in lower branches, great views of them. A 1st for me :) Also Reed Bunting and Willow Tit near feeding station.

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Only one great crested grebe on the upper lake this morning. Other birds seen, female kingfisher, good numbers of reed bunting and yellowhammer, 2 brambling, a male bullfinch, siskin and a willow tit. Around 20 waxwings were trilling high in the trees close to the feeders.

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2 pair of Great crested grebe, pair of yellowhammers, brambling, fieldfare and reed bunting were the highlights this cold and windy morning.

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Pair of Great crested grebes on the lower lake.

-- Edited by David Duncan on Sunday 24th of March 2013 06:14:27 PM

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A quick hour from 8am this morning. A wren in full chorus greeted me on the car park. Great crested grebes courting again on the upper lake, a yellowhammer, a brambling and plenty reed buntings on the brook. The feeding station was deserted. No siskins for me this morning.

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A beautiful morning at Orrell water park this morning, plenty of siskins around the alder trees, a single fieldfare, and a pair of courting great crested grebes performing their dance. At the feeding station, a few bramblings still present, a male bullfinch, and along the brook, a female yellowhammer, reed buntings, a grey wagtail and a brief flyby kingfisher.

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Still a few Brambling at the feeding station, a pair of yellowhammers over the brook and a pair of Great crested grebes on the upper lake. Other birds seen, coal tit and a siskin in the pine trees between the lakes.

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