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


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RE: Flixton


early pm walk from Stott Drive to Dutton's Pond and Jack Lane.

Apart from the regulars,
Stock Dove 1
Song T 2* * = SINGING
Blackcap 5*
Willow W 2*
Chiffchaff 5*
Miss T 1*
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 1
Swallow 1
Sand Martin 1
Cormorant 4
Bullfinch 1
GtS Woodpecker 1

At Jack Lane reed beds,
Reed W 1*
Reed Bunting 2m 1f
Moorhen 4 heard.

At Dutton's Pond,

Mute Swan 2
Canada Goose 20+
Mallard 12+
Moorhen 4

Phil G.

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I went and sat in the car park for half an hour yesterday morning-a few House Sparrows present but no Tree Sparrows.

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Tuesday, 14th April, had a look at the Davyhulme Millenium NR for a change.

No Tree Sparrows, only House variety around the car park.
On the Ship Canal:
Cormorant 5
Mallard 2
Tufted Duck 5m 1f
Moorhen 1 plus 1 at pond
Pied Wagtail 1 near Barton Locks
BH Gull 1

On the Reserve:
Linnet 1
Jay 3
Lesser Redpoll 1
Willow W 3 singing
Chaffinch 3 singing
Chiffchaff 3 singing
Greenfinch 4 singing
Swallow 1
Blackcap 1 singing
Song T 1 singing
Reed Bunting 1m at pond
etc etc.

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New arrivals today, Whitethroat in lagooons and Reed Warbler in Jack Lane NR
full list as follows:

Black-headed Gull
Blackcap
Bullfinch
Carrion Crow
Chiffchaff
Coot
Dunnock
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Grey Partridge
Jay
Long-tailed Tit
Mallard
Moorhen
Pheasant
Reed Warbler
Sand Martin
Song Thrush
Swallow
Willow Tit
Woodpigeon
Blackbird
Blue Tit
Canada Goose
Chaffinch
Collared Dove
Cormorant
Gadwall
Great Crested Grebe
Greenfinch
House Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Magpie
Mistle Thrush
Mute Swan
Reed Bunting
Robin
Skylark
Starling
Whitethroat
Willow Warbler
Wren

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was on the other end of the lock today davyhulme millenium nr
2 heron there
several siskin
greenfinch
chiff chaff
robin
song thrush
2 swift
1 swallow
2 cormorant
mallard m & f
dunnock
loads of tree sparrow and house sparrow in car park very tame
11 mixed tufted on canal some juvenile m & f
1 raven
crows
and 1 bird we cannot identify!
got some photos of nearly all today's birds including the what is it bird!
oh and we made a brief visit to woodsend rd to see the rooks

-- Edited by brandon mulhern on Saturday 11th of April 2009 10:31:29 PM

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Walk from Stott Drive to Jack Lane, down to Ship Canal and return.

Willow W only 1 singing.
Blackcap 1 singing below railway line.
Chiffchaff 2 "singing".
Reed Bunting 1m
Stock Dove 2
G Heron 1
GSWoodpecker 1 drumming in Wellacre School grounds.
GtCGrebe 3 on canal just downstream from locks.
Cormorant 4 over.
Swallow 1 near rail bridge over canal.
Coal Tit 2
Kestrel 1f
etc. etc. etc.

water inlet repairs underway near locks but path alongside canal still not open.

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Hobby this evening approx. 19.40pm flying above Flixton lagoons, Fly Ash tip over the
farm fields towards Ashton-on-Mersey, this appears to be early!!

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Willow Warbler at Jack Lane NR thismorning + all the usual stuff

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Quick walk around back of Flixton this morning with dogs,

kingfisher, opposite old ferry near lochs.
Nice view of Sparrowhawk circling high with buzzard,
put long range high shot on site.



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This afternoon 2 Sand Martins noted as I watched a pair of Buzzards south of the fly-ash hill.
Mute Swan appears to be sitting on what remains of the Dutton's Pond island.

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2 Water Rail in Jack Lane NR thismorning.
5 Chiffchaf
Buzzard showing well

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White goose and 6 Canadians back on Mile Road last night 1700ish....


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Whilst on the search for the Waxwings around the tracks and paths of Flixton station
30 Redwings
2 Mistle Thrush
1 Jay
Numerous Tits and Finch flocks

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The white goose is a feral, just had the flock in last 1/2hr as passing down the mile rd.

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This morning 1000am on Mile Road heading for Carrington first filed on right c100 lapwings and first field on left right at far end near bend in river flock of Canada geese, could make them out although in convoy with in laws definately 1 white goose with them. Was going to stop on way back but at 1100 no sign, going for mooch now.......

Steve

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Short walk from Stott Drive, south to Jack Lane NR, then return behind Arundel Avenue houses.

Linnets 30+
Meadow Pipits 3
Reed Buntings 3
Chaffinches 15+
Greenfinches 5+
Pied Wagtails 10+
Redwings 50+
Goldfinches 20+
Kestrel 1m
etc,etc.
Also,
Blackcap male in tree at NW corner of field behind Arundel Avenue.



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Flixton fields behind Arundel Ave well worth a look thismorning. Lots of Fieldfare, Redwing, finches, buntings, pippets, larks, wagtails, tits, starlings. Horsie people starting to disturb them though.

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Heard and read about the transferred services from the Church, buggers wont leave anything alone these daysno.gif

I had managed with work etc to miss them all but had hoped to see them locally lucky you....

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It was just a pure fluke, as I was waiting outside St. Michael's school for the wife who was in the transferred church service. I looked up to see a number of LBB Gulls flying SE I guess, towards the direction of the old Greyhound pub. A very starling-like bird, but not a starling, came over, low enough in the same direction, so as to see the general Waxwing colour scheme.
Luckily, I'd got my eye in for the species last week, as I saw about 100 in Talbot Road, Hyde.

Phil.

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Phil,

Was the Waxwing flying towards the railway embankment or opposite direction towards Carrington.

If it was fllying towards the embankment, I may have seen it before although couldnt get on it quick enough..

We live on the Grove (34) but they havent been in our garden although we only have Hollie berries and Rose Hips so probably dont fancy that.

If your ever about knock on kettle is always on wink.gif

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At and near Irlam Locks this pm,

Tufted Duck 2f 1m
Coot 40+
BH Gull 150+
C Gull 6
Missel Thrush 1
Redwing 4
Fieldfare 2
LBB Gull 1
Mallard 8

Also 1 Waxwing over St. Michael's School at 1100.

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Flixton, including Lagoons and Barton/Irlam Locks


Chiffchaff along hedgerow between Flixton E.T.W. and Manchester Ship Canal at 14.10 also Kingfisher flying along ship canal

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 5th of July 2010 02:27:17 PM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 30th of March 2014 03:51:08 PM

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