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RE: Ladybridge


Just now. Seen from my garden, two Swifts chased over nearby gardens, heading down to the valley.



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Female Lesser Redpoll on garden feeders this morning

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Just now: a male Brambling looking at my feeders, from a neighbours tree just over my fence.



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Pair of reed buntings in our garden.



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At 10am the male Lesser Redpoll was on my garden feeder again.

It stays for sometime and was still feeding when I went out.



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Wednesday 4th of April 2018 04:07:19 PM

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This am, a pair of Lesser Redpoll on and around my garden feeders.



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This pm, the male Lesser Redpoll on my Ladybridge garden feeders. Photos through glass.







-- Edited by Keith Mills on Sunday 1st of April 2018 04:33:05 PM

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Just now, in the large White Poplar by the walkway, near my house: A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard drumming and then seen.

Moments earlier two Mistle Thrush had gone through, off the grass.



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On my Garden feeder, early am today; A female Siskin eating sunflower hearts.


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Quite a sight!
They come for the Rimsdale Walk berry trees every year, and have been here in small numbers since early December, but I have never seen this many Fieldfare here before.
Estimated number, present at around 1pm, 120 to 130
Moving between the berry trees(50) and the adjacent school playing field (70) and the grass by the Community Hall.


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This morning:
Well over 100 Fieldfare near Community Centre

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This morning, c50 Fieldfare feeding on berries near Community Centre

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Female Siskin feeding in garden on sunflower seed this morning

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Flock of 50+ goldfinch in garden.



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Flock of 35 goldfinch in garden plus female blackcap.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 27th of January 2018 11:19:51 PM

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Still 2 male and 2 female bullfinch in the garden every day. They are usually in the tree above the feeders but don't often eat from them although they do feed on the ground on the seeds that the other birds knock out of the feeders, mainly sunflower hearts. Also a grey wagtail on the pond most days.



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Around 2pm today, at Rimsdale walk: 16 Fieldfare perched on the Big Tree, with a few more feeding in the Berry Trees.
50 Starling in the nearby Lombardy's. A Common Gull on the playing field. 8 jackdaws on roof/ chimney pots in Elgol Drive

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Noon today; Rimsdale Walk.

10 Redwing perched on top of the Big Tree, then flew off.
At least 2 Fieldfare deep in the Berry Trees with Blackbirds and a further Redwing; all feeding.

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At least 5 Fieldfare feeding on the berries at Rimsdale Walk this am. Redwing present but flighty. 37 Starlings whistling in the adjacent big tree.
Also 10 Goldfinch flying around, and 4 Canada Geese very low over the school field.

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Recently, I have been checking the renowned Rimsdale Walk berry trees, and this morning the Winter Thrushes had arrived.
Difficult to count as the Cotoneaster still in full leaf plus the birds very flighty. My estimate 4 Fieldfare...7 Redwing.
House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Goldfinch and a female Pied Wagtail also present in that area.

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C160 Skein of Pink - footed Geese, over me on the walkway near my house
Fairly low heading WNW.
11.23 today.

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 4th of December 2017 11:42:04 AM

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Mid morning today: A lowish Flight of 6 Cormorants, directly over my House. Heading east.

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A nice charm of at least 25 Goldfinch over adjacent gardens to mine, just now.

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Just now: A Sparrowhawk low across
Elgol Drive and then between houses.
As I walked my dog.

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This am: A Kestrel seen from the walkway , well onto the estate.
Broke off from hunting and flew away west.

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Just now (5.53):
Good but short views of a Buzzard moving east down the Valley. Probably over the edge of the estate,
or the Golf Course as seen from my back garden. Another bird, flying close to it, possibly harassing, appeared to be a Gull.

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Fledgling Magpie hopping about under a tree near our house.
Just now

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Female Blackcap feeding on fat balls in our garden 12 noon

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15 minutes ago:
A lowish Buzzard soaring nearly over my Garden.
Slowly moving West towards Horwich.
Seen from my dining chair!

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Just now:
A Sparrowhawk flew close by me as I came down the steps leading to our Grove.

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Just now:

Around 60 Goldfinch flying in 2 charms from the large White Poplar tree on the walkway.
Seen through the window as I ate breakfast!

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A stunning male Reed Bunting in our garden this morning

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No sign of the Waxwings at10.30 to 11
At 168 Armadale.
Also staked out the Centre berry trees and was joined by Mrs. ALMOND,
but only 6 Fieldfare,4 Long-tailed Tit and a few Goldfinch.
Will try later!

-- Edited by keith mills on Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:56:07 PM

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Finally managed to track these birds down they are on Armadale road ,turn off Beaumont road onto Armadale road at junction turn right follow road uphill road bends to left .tree on right that's where waxwings are feeding very obliging close views even without binoculars still good number of berries worth a look for those who have not had local visiting waxwings Jim

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Seven Waxwings currently feeding on Armadale Road, near number 168

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Seven waxwings feeding on rowan berries in our garden 4.30pm.



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1300hrs: Up to 30 Winter Thrush (Mainly Fieldfare with a few Redwing) in trees; split between Rimsdale Walk and the
nearby schools Nature Reserve. Feeding on the berry trees at the centre.

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Ten Long-tailed Tits flew into a tree, that I was stood by, on the Walkway this morning.

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17 Winter Thrush still at Centre feeding on the berries, at 8.15 today.
Mainly Fieldfare.Last Wednesday a similar number were ground feeding on the playing field by Armadale Road (Beaumont Primary School)
Also 100 Canada Geese very low over car park today.


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Today 9.15
Up to 18 Fieldfare/Redwing (50/50)
In Rimsdale Walk and near around area.

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Just now:
Rimsdale Walk, 7 Fieldfares and 1 Redwing.

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Female blackcap, male and female bullfinch, fieldfare this lunchtime.



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Managed to count the Goldfinch roost in the Rimsdale Walk / community centre area. 66 birds present at 4pm today.

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9.15 am today.
In the Rimsdale Walk 'big' tree this morning were:
8 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 17 Goldfinch and a Blackbird.
Only Starlings in the Poplars.

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Male and female blackcap last couple of days, male bullfinch and fieldfare this morning.



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This morning:

3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing and 2 Mistle Thrush on the Lombardy Poplars at the centre; flushed by walkers from Rimsdale Walk
Plenty berries but no Waxwing... yet.

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Today 9.50am. Bottom of Rimsdale Walk.

At least 3 Redwing moving between the big tree and the adjacent berry trees.
Very flighty; I'll use my scope next time.

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3.30pm.... c40 Goldfinch on or around the big tree at the bottom of
Rimsdale Walk; Near the centre.

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8.12 today:
c180 Pink- footed Geese over in one big skein, with a much smaller skein behind. Heading just south of East

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Tree Sparrow in our garden 9.35 am. 10am 3 Tree Sparrows!

-- Edited by Steve Almond on Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:37:30 PM

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