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Post Info TOPIC: Flixton, including Lagoons and Barton/Irlam Locks


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RE: Flixton, including Lagoons and Barton/Irlam Locks


Mile Rd,

Every morning this week there has been an extremely large number of Starlings on the Pylon in the right hand field ( driving towards Carrington), this morning the group has almost quadrupled in size the pylon was full of them and the field had a large flock in it too, not going to estimate as i will probably be way out...lol.

Not sure, but it looks like it could be an emergence from a roost, as they all seemed to fly over the car as I was driving past BTS having sat on Mile Road for about 15 mins in the normal traffic at 0815.

Do any of the local birders know if the Lagoons or Jack Lane have roosts at the minute, as thats the area they seemed to be coming from, would imagine there is a mini murmuration of sorts if either did.

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Dutton's Pond:

Moorhen 10
Teal 1 male on "island".
Kingfisher 1
Mallard 6

Jack Lane:

Teal 1 female.

Wellacre College field:

Herring Gull 2 adults.

General:

Kestrel 1
Buzzard 1

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Usual walk.

Dutton's Pond:
Moorhen 10

FlyAsh Hill/Lagoons:
Kingfisher 1
Gadwall 1m.
Peregrine 1
Lapwing 1
Redwing 10+
Willow Tit 1

Jack Lane:
Water Rail 1
Meadow Pipit 1
Goldcrest 1

ETW/Canal:
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 20+
Great Crested Grebe 1
Moorhen 1
Mallard 30+
Black-headed Gull 70+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Cormorant 2
Grey Heron 2

etc.etc.etc.

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Highlights from a walk from Stott Drive to FlyAsh Hill, then to Ship Canal.

FlyAsh Hill:

Redwing 1
Mistle Thrush 7
Song Thrush 2
Meadow Pipit 2
Willow Tit 1
Goldcrest 1

Jack Lane NR:

Chiffchaff 1 singing.

ETW/Canal:

Grey Heron 9
Cormorant 5
Starling 100+
Mallard 25+
Magpie 50+
Black-headed Gull 50+
Common Gull 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Pied Wagtail 20+

Dutton's Pond:

Goldcrest 2
Nuthatch 1
Moorhen 6

etc.

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Three buzzards were flying about Parker's Garden Centre, much to the dismay of the wood pigeons, yesterday about 3:30pm



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Phil,

They are Ring necked Parakeets, seen locally at Duttons Pond, over what was William Wroe GC, in and around Parkers Garden Centre also seen over Flixton GC

There were 5 all together when I first saw them, but have seen 2 on more than once,

Friends have seen them around Woodsend near the Sainsburys and the Co-op opposite St Monicas..



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Phil. The parakeet is Ring-necked on the BTO lists and this is its "British" name, whereas it is Rose-ringed on the IOC list of international bird names.

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1 Little Grebe on Ship Canal just upstream of Irlam locks yesterday at 07.45. Don't recall seeing one on the canal before.

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Wellacre College field only...afternoon:

Rose-ringed/Ring-necked Parakeet(which is it?) 2 in small wood on south perimeter of field.
Herring Gull 2 adults.
Common Gull 5 adults.
Jackdaw 15
Rook 14
Black-headed Gull 50+

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Irlam Locks/Flixton ETW:

Grey Heron 8
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 20+
Swallow/House Martin 20+
Black-headed Gull 60+
Mallard 8
Moorhen 3
Cormorant 2
Buzzard 1
Chiffchaff 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Common Gull 1
etc.


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Good number of Mistle Thrush with 15 over Stott Drive.

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Juv Wheatear on Jack Lane today at 12:15

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Forgot to mention a first sighting of a returning adult Common Gull.

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Irlam Locks/Flixton ETW:

Goosander 1f
Coot 2ad 3juv.
Cormorant 1
Mallard 20+
Grey Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 20+
Grey Heron 3
Canada Goose 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Swallow 20+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 20+
Black-headed Gull 100+

1 Nuthatch heard near Wellacre College, Irlam Road.
5 Mistle Thrush in field south of Stott Drive.

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Belated report from 31/7/17. Irlam Locks and Flixton ETW.

Cormorant 3
Grey Wagtail 3 juvs.
Pied Wagtail 10+
Oystercatcher 1
Mallard 10+
Mute Swan 2
Swallows
Swift 30+

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17.15 Jack Lane NR

1 Water Rail seen by the small pool next to the path. It called as it disappeared into the reeds.
2 Reed Warbler
1 Reed Bunting
2 Oystercatcher flew noisily over

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Probable Cetti's Warbler at Jack Lane NR

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18.00
Irlam Locks

1 Kingfisher
1 Buzzard circling

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Had 3 a few months back on Willie Wroe, but since then only seen 1 at a time, down at Duttons Pond , at St Monica's and by the Sainsbury's at Woodsend.

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Five entertaining Ring-necked Parakeet were very active and vocal around Wellacre school during the Flixton Football Club tournament this afternoon.

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Willow Tit- 1 singing in trees behind Stott Drive.

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The Reed Warblers were all singing.

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Jack Lane:

Reed Warbler - 6
Reed Bunting - 2 singing.
Whitethroat - 1 singing.

Fly Ash Hill:

Lesser Whitethroat - 1 singing on southern edge of hill, at highest point.
Willow Warbler - 2 singing.
Chiffchaff - 3 singing.
Whitethroat - 6 singing.
Sedge Warbler - 1 singing below western edge of hill.
Kestrel - 1 male.
Sparrowhawk - 1 female.
Buzzard - 1
Blackcap - 4 singing.

etc.


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1 Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher at Irlam Locks this morning, also 1 Reed Warbler at Jack Lane NR

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Flixton ETW:

Sand Martin 100+
Swallow 5+
House Martin 1
Black-headed Gull 70+
Starling 50+
Grey Heron 1

Jack Lane:

Water Rail 1 heard.

General:

Blackcap 4 singing.
Chiffchaff 6 singing.
Willow Warbler 1 singing.
Stock Dove 10+ field adjacent to ETW.
Woodpigeon 130+ ditto.
Pied Wagtail 10+ ditto.

etc.etc.etc.


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anyone know why all the work is taking place at the lagoons under Fly Ash Hill ?

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2 Sparrowhawks displaying over Wellacre College and surrounding area this afternoon, joined by a third for a short while, until seen off.

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Also, a Willow Tit was heard singing at the bottom of Lansdowne Road North, near the railway, Flixton.

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Nuthatch 1 heard in Flixton House gardens.

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Walk from Stott Drive to Fly Ash Hill, Jack Lane and back:

Fly Ash Hill:

Willow Warbler 1 singing.
Blackcap 1 singing.
Chiffchaff 6 singing.
Linnet 2
Kestrel 1m.
Buzzard 2
Song Thrush 1 singing.

Jack Lane:

Blackcap 2 singing.
Water Rail 1 heard.
Moorhen 2
Chiffchaff 1 singing. Another 3 singing in the general area.

Willow Tit A pair south of Dutton's Pond and a single seen along path near Jack Lane.

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Sand Martin 1 heading west over field south of Dutton's Pond.
Treecreeper 1 in trees just north of railway line.
Grey Wagtail 1 near Irlam locks.
Chiffchaff 7 singing.
Stock Doves 3
Jay 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
Oystercatcher 2 at Irlam Locks.

etc.etc.etc.

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Oops. Suddenly realised I did mean east of Stott Drive.

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Willow Tit 1 singing in field west of Stott Drive.


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Chiffchaff 1 seen at Dutton's Pond and 1 singing near Jack Lane NR.
Bullfinch 3 near Dutton's Pond.
Pied Wagtail 20+ field east of ETW.
Meadow Pipit 15+ field east of ETW.
Buzzard 2
Goldcrest 1 singing.
Jackdaw 3
Crow 6
Rook 11 nests on Irlam Road.
Magpie 50+
Mistle Thrush 2
Coot 1 Dutton's Pond.
Moorhen 4 Dutton's Pond.
Mallard 7 Dutton's Pond.
etc.etc.etc.

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3 Sandmartin over Jack Lane at 08:55.

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2 Chiffchaff on the patch today. One on Fly Ash Hill and one at Jack Lane NR. Greenfinch and Linnet also present on the hill.

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My first sand martin of the year flew overhead as I was walking over Flixton Bridge at midday.



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Walk from Stott Drive to Dutton's Pond and Jack Lane.

Dutton's Pond:

Moorhen 8
Coot 3
Mallard 6

Jack Lane:

Teal 1m 1f.
Mallard 8
Water Rail 1 heard.

General sightings:

Redwing 50+
Fieldfare 5+
Woodpigeon 50+
Mistle Thrush 1
Willow Tit 1 next to path under railway.
Goldcrest 1 singing.
Buzzard 2
Magpie 50+
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ETW/Canal:

Little Grebe 2
Oystercatcher 2 on the locks.
Gadwall 3m 2f.
Tufted Duck 16
Coot 2
Moorhen 2
Grey Heron 1
Cormorant 2
Mute Swan 2
Grey Wagtail 4
Pied Wagtail 20+
Starling 50+
Mallard 20+
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ETW/Canal:

Tufted Duck 50+...possible visitors from iced-over Shell Pool.
Mute Swan 8
Coot 2
Moorhen 2
Gadwall 4
Mallard 8
Grey Heron 3
Cormorant 5
Black-headed Gull 350+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Herring Gull 10+ over flying downstream.
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 20+
Starling 30+
Magpie 20+
Collared Dove 12+
Song Thrush 3
Chaffinch 6
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ETW/Canal:

Mute Swan 8
Tufted Duck 20
Pink-footed Geese 60+ heading NW.
Gadwall 2
Mallard 25+
Coot 4
Moorhen 1
Cormorant 4
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 50+
Starling 200+
Common Gull 2
Lesser Black-baked Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 250+
Magpie 30+
etc.etc.etc.

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ETW/Canal:

Goosander 1f/imm flew downstream, then veered off towards Irlam before the Locks.
Tufted Duck 2f
Gadwall 3m 1f
Mallard 40+
Mute Swan 2
Cormorant 4
Grey Wagtail 3
Pied Wagtail 50+
Common Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 200+
Starling 100+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Moorhen 2
Grey Heron 2
Kestrel 1m
Mistle Thrush 1
Song Thrush 1
Goldcrest 2
Magpies...plenty as usual.

Etc.etc.etc.

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Wellacre College Field:

Common Gull 12
Black-headed Gull 40+

Dutton's Pond:

Moorhen 6
Goldcrest 3

FlyAsh Hill:

Teal 2m
Gadwall 2m 1f
Willow Tit 1
Linnet 2

Jack Lane:

Kingfisher 1
Chiffchaff 1

General:

Buzzard 1
Lesser Redpoll 1

etc.etc.etc.

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ETW/Canal:

Mute Swan 2
Mallard 10
Gadwall 2m
Coot 1
Moorhen 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 130+
Pied Wagtail 50+
Grey Wagtail 2
Magpie 50+
Starling 10+
Meadow Pipit 1

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ETW/CANAL:

Goosander 1 male flying up the Ship Canal.
Grey Wagtail 3
Pied Wagtail 10+
Little Grebe 1
Gadwall 3
Moorhen 3
Grey Heron 2
Cormorant 1
Mute Swan 1
Mallard 2
etc.

Jack Lane:

Fieldfare 2
Song Thrush 2
Mistle Thrush 4
Redwing 4
Meadow Pipit 2
etc.

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Highlights only.

Dutton's Pond:

Kingfisher 1
Grey Heron 2
Goldcrest 2

FlyAsh Hill:

Redwing 23
Meadow Pipit 1 over > south.
Skylark 1 over.
Tufted Duck 6 flew off from Lagoon,

Jack Lane:

Water Rail 1 heard.
Reed Bunting 1f
Willow Tit 1

ETW/Canal:

Grey Wagtail 4
Pied Wagtail 20+
Grey Heron 3

General:

Treecreeper 1
Goldcrest 2
Song Thrush 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1

etc.etc.etc.


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Thought I'd try and find my own YBW but guess what, no luck. I'm moving to Norfolk asap, or Leigh, which is it to be. However...

Jack lane NR:

Water Rail 2 heard.
Goldcrest 1
Willow Tit 1
Chiffchaff 1
Moorhen 1
Grey Wagtail 1

ETW/Ship Canal:

Mallard 13
Grey Heron 4
Cormorant 1
Pied Wagtail 10+
Grey Wagtail 1
Black-headed Gull 60+
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2

General Sightings:

Redwing 1
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Coal Tit 2

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ETW/Canal:

Cormorant 1
Grey Heron 5
Mallard 25+
Gadwall 1m 1f.
Black-headed Gull 70+
Mute Swan 3 adults.
Magpie 30+
Pied Wagtail 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 4
Herring Gull 1

From Fly Ash Hill:

Wigeon 1m 1f.
Gadwall 1m.
Siskin 1 over, heading south-east.
Kestrel 1m.
Mistle Thrush 2

Dutton's Pond:

Moorhen 9
Grey Heron 2

Common Gull 5 on Wellacre College field.

Chiffchaff 1 singing behind Stott Drive.

etc.etc.


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Peregrine in pylon at Jack Lane Farm, 11am today.

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Flixton ETW/Canal:

Goosander 2
Kingfisher 1
Grey Heron 5
Gadwall 5
Cormorant 1
Mallard 25+
Starling 50+
Swallow 12
Grey Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 10+
Magpie 30+
Black-headed Gull 100+
Kestrel 1male.
Sparrowhawk 1

1 Willow Tit and 1 Goldcrest along path below railway.
1 Goldcrest singing Jack Lane.
2 Goldcrest in garden.

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