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RE: Waxwings (in Greater Manchester)


Correction, after reviewing images supplied by the finder, would suggest a mistaken identification, looks like the bird in question was actually a Jay.



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Andy Bissitt wrote:
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Single Waxwing, Audenshaw @15:10 today, location is a Primary school car park,so won't give exact location due to the school does not wish uninvited visitors on School grounds whilst pupils are present.


 Pete,

I presume Bohemian and not Cedar? A bizzarre sighting in any case.


Evening Andy, undetermined, no photos were able to be taken, definitely out of place and time of year.

 

Rgds, Pete.

 

Catch up soon on Audy.



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I may not be going mad after all.a couple of weeks ago,I was on a train passing Godley,looked out of the window,and saw 

what i thought was a Waxwing in a tree just after leaving the station,The train was only going slow,but I doubted what I had seen.

Now after the last post.I wonder.

 

 



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Peter Nolan Woolley wrote:

Single Waxwing, Audenshaw @15:10 today, location is a Primary school car park,so won't give exact location due to the school does not wish uninvited visitors on School grounds whilst pupils are present.


 Pete,

I presume Bohemian and not Cedar? A bizzarre sighting in any case.



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Single Waxwing, Audenshaw @15:10 today, location is a Primary school car park,so won't give exact location due to the school does not wish uninvited visitors on School grounds whilst pupils are present.

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What's the latest waxwings normally stay til?

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08:30

A reduced flock, of about 20, back again this morning, Fairfax Ave, Didsbury.



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13.20

Flock back again today, to the same tree, between Fairfax Ave, Didsbury and Wilmslow Road, but flew away very quickly.



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19.10 - 19. 30

A flock of 40 were up in two tall trees between Fairfax Ave, Didsbury and the flats on Wilmslow Road. Seemed to be feeding on buds and happily settled, but suddenly all took off S.



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Flock of 12-13 in Withington at the junction of Everett Road and Cromer Avenue.
Singles also seen in a couple of trees along Palatine Roadsmile

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19.15 Flock of 10 in a tree at junction of Park Road and Windsor Ave in Gatley. Feeding for 5 minutes then flew north Heard more birds (presumably the same flock) on Patterdale Road in Northenden about 10 minutes later.

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4 on corner of Wellington Road North / Wingate Road (Heaton Moor/Heaton Chapel) at 17.30 this evening.

they were high up in a very tall tree overlooking the berry bush.

the bush is situated in a front garden and overhangs the pavement of wellington road north.

andy

 



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1/4/17 at about 1pm

10 flew up into a tree behind the BOC gas distributors on Cavendish Street opposite Asda in Ashton under Lyne.

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I came out of work on church road, Bolton this afternoon and heard the trill that I instantly recognised. There were about 20 waxwings in the tree opposite my works. I was surprised as I thought they would be on the move back to Scandinavia. Does anyone know the latest date they have been seen in Greater Manchester in previous years?


 The last of a large flock by Orrell Water Park in 2013 were seen on 8th May



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My latest date is 11 at Adswood Tip, 22nd April 2013.

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I came out of work on church road, Bolton this afternoon and heard the trill that I instantly recognised. There were about 20 waxwings in the tree opposite my works. I was surprised as I thought they would be on the move back to Scandinavia. Does anyone know the latest date they have been seen in Greater Manchester in previous years?

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Again 9 @ 11:10 this am within the grounds of the old Stockport infirmary A6/Railway Road, we've hung Apple's up hopeing to keep them coming back, very flighty at the moment due to gardening work being carried out.



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I saw these this morning as I was travelling on the bus. I tried to post but the Stagecoach and later TP bus blocked the site. Has anyone else had this problem? does the filter consider our "birds" to be non feathered?

So many Waxwings in Stockport this winter and spring. Marvellous.

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9 Waxwings still showing @15:47 still within the grounds of the old Stockport Infirmary, not many Apple's left

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Currently 7 Waxwings within the grounds of the old Stockport infirmary A6/Railway Rd, flirting between the apple trees and Popular trees opposite

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6 Waxwings were within the grounds of the old Stockport infirmary A6/ Railway Road @ 11:12, flushed by a pair of Magpies, flew off towards the town center.

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15 in trees near entrance to Incline Green Park, near Devon Mill 13:15 near Drury Lane, Chadderton.

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15 in trees near entrance to Incline Green Park, near Devon Mill 13:15

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Spent 1 1/2hrs at Drury lane this afternoon 2pm on. Birds still there but not feeding the same. They seem agitated by noisy workings nearby.



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4pm today Wednesday still a flock of 15 / 17 birds Gym carpark Drury lane Chadderton  still quite a few berries on the tree.

 

 



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the magnificent 7 in the stretford mall apple tree looking fit to burst. Left just after 5pm



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07:30 single Waxwing in the car park of the old Stockport infirmary, A6/ Railway Road.

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Monday 6/3/17 16:20-16:40 6 waxwing in top of tall tree opposite apple tree on Kingsway Stretford Arndale. Flew off north.

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12-15 Waxwings still at Drury Lane, Chadderton at 10.40 today. Perched up in poplars on Byrom St. and making brief forays to the berry bush next to The Gym carpark. There had been no sign of the birds when I passed 20 mins earlier

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7 very wet Waxwings in the incongruous setting of Stretford Arndale at 14.15

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The 7 Waxwing were present on Kingsway Stretford as previously reported at 10.15 4/3/207.

Perching in tall trees on the north side of Kingsway and occasionally flying down to the apple tree on south side near entrance to Arndale Centre.

The apple tree with a huge number of apples on the tree was similar to the one at Hulme Garden Centre also used by Waxwing.



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12:45 Same place at the Gym Car Park on Drury Lane, Oldham...about 12 - 15 flying in every 10-15 mins hanging around for a minute or two then off. You can photograph from no more than 10-12 feet away. Three very thoughtfully decided to spend 10 minutes on the telegraph wires next to the chosen food bush. Sunshine, blue sky, waxwings...

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17 Waxwing still present at Byron Street, Hollinwood, Oldham 11:30-11:50 feeding on buds in tall Lombardy Poplars and making flycatching forays. Also making sporadic visits to the gym car park on Drury Lane to feed on Tree Cotoneaster berries.



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17 Waxwings still in the Drury Lane, Chadderton area but quite mobile. They were active around the berry bush in car park for the gym.com at around 07.25 then flew off to feed on buds/insects on Lonsdale Road. Returned to the berries after about 10 minutes then flew to a regular resting site behind the repair centre before coming back to the berries for another brief visit then disappeared for over an hour. A tour of the area with Mr. Ausberger failed to find them anywhere but they were back for a couple more visits when we got back. At least one bird is ringed white over blue on it's left leg.Still plenty of berries on the bush when we left. Nice to chat to Charlie Garrity between their visits.

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7 waxwings still on kingsway, Stretford perched in tree tops at 7.25am.

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17 Waxwings still present on Drury Lane, Hollinwood at 1540

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Seven waxwing in tall trees opposite Stretford mall at 3:15 today. Sulking in the drizzly rain.
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15 to 20 waxwings doing flying circuit on Garden Suburb ( next to Limeside). Didn't land in my line of sight but could be in area.

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Only counted 6 on the apple tree at 1130 but they had gone 10 minutes later.
After our exciting shopping experience inside the Mall, there were none about at 1230.

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7 waxwings at 10.50am on kingsway, Stretford eating berries then over the road to eat apples.

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17 Waxwings on Drury Lane, Hollinwood feeding in tree in The Gym car park at 0735 Still present roosting on opposite side of Manchester are in tall trees at 0820

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Got a call from Riggers and joined him about 8 a.m. The birds stayed on the east side of Manchester Road until 9 a.m. feeding from time to time on buds/insects in the tops of tall trees around the area before being lost to view as I was moving between vantage points. They didn't head back to their favoured trees behind the Impact community church on Byrom Street but couldn't be relocated anywhere towards Limeside.

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7 waxwings still stretford in tall tress opposite stretford mall

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17 Waxwings on Drury Lane, Hollinwood feeding in tree in The Gym car park at 0735 Still present roosting on opposite side of Manchester are in tall trees at 0820

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CHADDERTON Long Lane 9 Waxwings around Motorway footbridge 3pm Flew off direction of Werneth



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Seven waxwings were on the apple tree next to the entrance to Stretford Mall about 10:15. One of the taxi drivers asked what they were, he reckoned they've been around a few days.

Thanks to Fiona for the tip-off. I'd given up on them for this Winter and then they turn up on the doorstep. Typical waxwing behaviour!



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Hi

Thanks Steve. The Stretford 6 still there around 12.30pm. At the end of Pinnington Lane. In a higher tree and then feeding in the evergreen berry bush which is dripping. Can't be a popular berry or they wouldn't still be there I guess. 

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6 waxwings currently eating berries on the opposite side of the road from the Apple tree on kingsway at Stretford mall, Stretford.

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Flock of around 25 waxwings feeding on red apples in a tree almost immediately outside the doors of Stretford Mall on Kingsway? that becomes Edge Lane after the lights. Plenty of apples there so a good chance they will be back again tomorrow. Were flying to trees on the opposite side of the road to the Arndale, but generally un-phased by shoppers and heavy traffic.

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the 3 waxwings were still in my old Trafford garden until 8.30am, I placed some more apples out whilst they sat in the tall tree as I only had a few barely there ones left & they just sat preening. they came back at 8.40am for a few minutes had a quick feed again then went, not seen since.
a couple of through the window shots & one whilst I put more apples out.



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Cheers for the text gerry.
3 waxwings are now currently in my old trafford garden eating apples biggrinbiggrin

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