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WORSLEY WOODS and environs


Filtration Lagoons
Late afternoon in bright sunshine.

Reed Warbler 3
Reed Bunting 3
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 2
Gadwall 1f
Coot



-- Edited by Mark Burgess on Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:18:20 PM

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sedge and reed warblers back at the filtration lagoons swallows back under the motorway bridge

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Early afternoon
Dam and woods
20 Tufted ducks
12 Teal
10 Mallards
4 White Mallards ( according to guide)
Grey heron over
cormorantx2 over
Treecreeper
nuthatchx2
Goldfinchx2
Male Sparrowhawk hunting the woods
Usual Tits
Fields opp Bridgewater School
Jackdaw flockx20
Starling flockx20+
Mistle thrush
Cheers Jay
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11 tufted duck .26 teal 5 chiffchaff 2 jay 2 nuthatch a pipistrelle bat hunting the small pool by the new bridge at midday

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13.30-15.30
Dam and woods
Tealx12
Moorhens and coots
Mallardx6
Tufted ducksx10
Grey heronx2 over
Nuthatchx2
Robinx4
Jayx3
Song thrushx2
Usual tits
Magpiesxloads
Highlight was a Male Sparrowhawk sat at the top of a tree, got right underneath till it spotted me.
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Filtration Lagoons 7.45 - 8.45am

Bullfinch 1m 1 f
Reed Bunting 1m 1 f
Redwing 12
Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush
Coot 3
Mallard 4
Teal 2
Cormorant

A Crane and a Grey Heron circled above Middle Wood and dropped in cork screw fashion, Amazing sight absolutely huge bird with its neck outstretched made the Grey Heron look small.


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12.00-14.00
Woodlands and Dam
Treecreeper
Nuthatchx4
Magpiesxloads
Usual tits
Tealx8
Mallardx10
Song thrush and Moorhen at the Delph
Cheers Jay
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Two early am visits , Saturday 7.45 - 9.00am and this morning 7.45 - 8.30am.

Saturday,
Coot 3
Canada Goose 2
Reed Bunting 3, 2m 1f
Snipe
Jay
Buzzard
Song thrush
Great, Blue and Long Tailed Tit

Sunday,
Coot 4
Reed Bunting 2m
Bullfinch m

No sign nor sound of the Reed Warbler.



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Filtration lagoons 07.00- 08.00
After a night shift
4xReed bunting m
3xCoot
Grey heron over
Great and blue tits
Singing Song thrush
2xmallard on the canal
Magpiesxloads
Cheers Jay
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filtration lagoons very quiet a few reed buntings and a jay nothing from the reed warbler cheers colin

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I'd say it was singing Ian but not the full repertoire you'd associate with a Reed or Sedge Warbler, it delivered a 4-5 second burst then 2-3 seconds of silence then repeated the same verse over 3-4 times, I was there about 45 minutes, I initially spent about 5 minutes trying to get a view walking around the end of the reed bed looking into the reeds with my bins but didn't manage to locate the bird. I then continued around the site and went back may be 25 minutes later for another try, the bird was still in the same area and still singing, I don't think it was an alarm call being delivered because of my presence and I didn't hear another bird in that reed bed or any of the other 5 reed beds, If you know the site there are 6 reed beds with your back to the canal the bird was in the top right reed bed and in the top left hand corner. I checked Bird Track and there are no reports of either Reed or Sedge Warbler sightings. Very unusual

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Was the warbler singing or calling Mark? Obviously, as a potentially very remarkable record, this needs some form of confirmation/verification.

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Worsley Filtration Lagoons 8.45 - 10.00am

Nuthatch
Song Thrush
Buzzard 2
Sparrowhawk
Coot 4
Mallard 6
Teal 2
Grey Heron 2

Numerous Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Great, Long and Blue Tit.

And very surprisingly a Reed Warbler heard several times but not seen despite several circuits of the reed beds, 95% certain it was a Reed Warbler as I have an app on my phone with bird call recordings, If I was mistaken and it was a Sedge Warbler it still begs the same question, Is it a very early migrant or an over wintering bird?


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8.15 - 9.45am bright sunny morning,

Nuthatch 7 seen and many more heard
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Song thrush 2
Mistle Thrush
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 4
Teal c25

Good numbers of Great, Blue and Long Tailed Tit.



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Worsley woods 11.45 - 1.30

3 Brambling mixed in with a flock of c25 Chaffinch
Siskin 2
Nuthatch 2
Coal Tit
Grey Wagtail 2
Teal c20
Common Snipe 6
Jack Snipe


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kingfisher in the delph today as usual on the dead branches in the water with a moorhen building a nest below

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Early afternoon
Back of the Delph
Treecreeper
Jayx2
Nuthatch
Robinx2
Various Tits
No sign of the Lesser spotted woodpecker
Cheers Jay
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Worsley Woods 

40 Teal

5 Snipe

1 Grey Heron

2 Jay

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Coal Tit



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worsley woods today 25 teal .also teal like female duck but greyer with pale cheeks and a darker cap and blue/grey bill did not mix with teal cheers colin



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8 - 12.30

Just missed you Jason.

Wardley woods

3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreepers, Snipe, 7 Teal, 2 Jays, Great spotted woodpecker, Coal tit, 2 Mistle thrush, Song thrush, Kestrel, Goldcrest.

Worsley wood and Warke dam

31 Teal, 35 Mallard, 7 Herons, 2 Snipe, Sparrowhawk, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreepers, Large tit flock of 27 birds mainly Long tailed with 5 Blue tits and a Goldcrest. Three of the Long tailed tits were ringed. 5 Jays, 6 Redwing and 1 Fieldfare.

I would like to wish everyone a very happy New year.

 

 



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About 1 ish
Kingfisher at the Delph.
Woods at the top of the Delph
Heron over
Sparrowhawk over
Great and Blue tits
Robin
Great spotted woodpecker (f)
Glimpse of a Sparrowhawk flying low through the woods
No sign of the Lesser spotted woodpecker, but I will try and try again.
Cheers Jay
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Made 2 dog walkers day with the Kingfisher.



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Superb Bernard, I had a funny feeling I'd had one a couple of weeks ago but couldn't I.d it for sure.
Brill
Cheers Jay
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lesser spotted woodpecker in the trees at the top of the slope from the new bridge and pool

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While watching a Kingfisher at the Delph in Worsley village this morning I noticed a Wren in an agitated state constantly flying up and down near the waters edge. It was mobbing a large Mink which I watched for 15 minutes as it hunted at the waters edge just below me. The Wren gave up after a couple of minutes. As I was leaving another Mink swam in full view at the far side of the Delph near the left hand tunnel. Not good news for any nesting birds next year.

Also seen this morning
2 Grey wagtails behind the Tung fong
Buzzard over Legh road
2 Woodcock flushed from the field behind Worsley Garden centre
3 male Bullfinch along the canal path
Treecreeper in trees next to the Courtcar parkcarpark
20+ Redwing over the Bridgewater school

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Wardley woods
Morning run
Great spotted woodpecker
Treecreeper
Robin Wren
Small flock of Long tailed tits
Coot and Mallard on small pond
Cheers Jay
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A Buzzard appears to have taken up winter residence in the fields opposite Bridgewater School.

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walk from worsley village along canal to monton then up loopline into worsley woods birds seen as follows
mallard
moorhen
long tailed tit
great tit
blue tit
nuthatch
buzzard
teal
robin
canada goose
carrion crow
magpie
goldfinch
grey heron
tufted duck

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dogfight between a buzzard and 2 ravens over the filtration lagoons today at 11.15

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13.00- 14.30 ish
Back end of Worsley woods (Delph)
Lots of long tailed tits
Great and Blue in good numbers
Blackbird and a Redwing feeding on berries
Jay
Treecreeper
Nuthatch
Robinx2
Wrenx2
House Sparrow
Cheers Jay
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Kingfisher at the Delph this morning
Cheers Jay
Don't twitch and drive

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Wardley woods
On a morning run around 10 ish
Great spotted woodpecker
Robin
Treecreeper
Great, Blue, Longtail tits all over
Jay
Cheers Jay
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18 whooper swans and 50 fieldfair nw over worsley village cheers colin

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noon ish
In the woods
Jayx3
GS woodpecker
Nuthatch
Blue, Great and long tailed tits all over
Common buzzard over the woods
Robinx3
Wren
Treecreeper
At least 7 Grey heron on the dam
Mallards and Moorhens
Cheers Jay
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kingfisher on the streem by the barton arms pub in worsley village today cheers colin

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not a lot about fledged reed warbler reed buntings but great show of ox-eye daisys and birdsfoot trefoil due to lack of striming this year cheers colin

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Delph 12.30ish
Female Mallard with 9 chicks
Single Moorhen
Cheers Jay
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Little egret flew over N at 20.30 tonight

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Filtration Lagoons 10.15 - 12.45

1 Sedge Warbler & 1 Reed Warbler seen but many of both species present singing
Reed Bunting 6
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 1
Tree Sparrow
Lapwing 2
Starling 20
Swallow 7
Carrion Crow 4
Canada Goose 2
Mallard 4
Coot 6
Moorhen



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Filtration Lagoons 7.45 - 8.40pm

Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 1
Reed Bunting 2
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 2
Starling 2
House Martin 6
Swallow 3
Carrion Crow 2
Mallard 4
Coot 3



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11.30-14.00
Around the Dam
Great, Blue and Long tailed Tits
Treecreeperx2
M and F Blackcaps
Grey Wagtail
Robinx3
Wren
Magpiex3
mallardx3
Tufted Duckx2
Chiffchaffx3
Willow warbler
Coot
On the Delph
Grey Heron fishing
Mooren
Mallard
Cheers Jay
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Worsley woods treecreeper jay buzzard over

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Filtration Lagoons 2.15 - 3.30

Reed and Sedge Warbler both heard but not seen.

Reed Bunting 5
Whitethroat 3
Chiffchaff 3
Willow Warbler 2
Blackcap 2 (1m 1f)
Goldfinch 6
Long tailed Tit
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Swallow 3
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw 2
Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Mallard 4
Coot 3


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about 50 redwing in the sheep field next to bridgewater school worsley road cheers colin

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Early afternoon walk around the dam and woods produced.

4 x Tufted Duck
6 x Mallard
C25 Teal
6 x Moorhen
3 x Coot
Grey Heron
Wren
Numerous Robin
Dunnock
2 x Carrion Crow
Long Tailed Tit
Blue Tit
Great Tit
C40 Redwing

This site always held Snipe but non seen today,
Possibly due to the extensive ground works in progress.

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Delph 13.30
Goldcrestx2
Wrenx2
Moorhen with chick
Blue titx2
Lots of Carrion crows about
Cheers Jay
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Monton - 1 Woodcock 8.30 this morning flew along Park Road in front of my car then over Rocky Lane towards Worsley Golf Course.

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Filtration lagoons
11.30-12.30
Buzzardsx6 over farmland behind the lagoons
Goldfinchx3
Long tailed titsx2
Single reed bunting
single coot
magpiex8
Cormorant over
Great titx2
Robinx3
Cheers Jay
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13.30 Delph
Blue titx2
Single Goldcrest
Also a Daubentons bat (I'd by the the guy who deals with the Filtration) which was very peculiar, I've only seen them at night.
Cheers Jay
Don't twitch and drive


-- Edited by Jason Dulhanty on Wednesday 27th of February 2013 03:51:36 PM

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filtration lagoons 2 bullfinch 3 snipe flushed 12 teal 3 phesant
sheep field 20 lapwing 30 fieldfair
female goosander on the canal behind the courthouse
colin








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This morning,

Rather quiet and not much about,

Dam area
Kingfisher flying low over the water
3 Grey herons
At least 20 Teal
Mute Swan
3 Common Snipe
3 Jays

The woods
2 Nuthatch
1 Treecreeper
2 Great spotted woodpeckers
Large mixed tit flock of 20+ birds
Sparrowhawk [f]
6 Robins
Wren
4 Jays
Probable Common Snipe footprints in the mud in the silted area near the stream



-- Edited by Dave Thacker on Wednesday 26th of December 2012 06:44:13 PM

-- Edited by Dave Thacker on Wednesday 26th of December 2012 09:33:31 PM

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