MB

  All users of this forum, please ensure you familiarise yourselves with the sticky posts at the top of each forum; posts not conforming to these guidelines and requests will be deleted.

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Cheshire River Mersey Sites


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:
RE: Cheshire River Mersey Sites


Fiddlers Ferry
Skein of 40 plus Pink Footed Geese low over.
Vocal Water Rail calling in canalside reeds close to level crossing.

Gatewarth

Buzzard and Kestrel over old tip area

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Buzzard perched up on fsr bank
Water Rail (poss 2) calling from reedbed on canal
Skylarks over
Meadow Pipit on Old Tip

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth

30+ Redwing with Blackbirds and Robins feeding in hawthorn hedges and bushes.
First of the winter for me.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 102
Date:

A male and a female Stonechat on Norton Marsh yesterday.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
M Kestrel hunting low over sloping fields

20 plus Gadwall on Canal with Mallard



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 102
Date:

A single Ruff with 200+ Lapwing on the Mersey mudflats west of Norton Marsh this morning + Golden Plover, Curlew and Dunlin, also single Stonechat on Norton Marsh and 4 Green Sandpipers on the south bank of the ship canal. Yesterday a female Mandarin Duck on the ship canal.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
F Sparrowhawk over old tip area

Swallow numbers right down...only a couple seen today

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 102
Date:

Excellent views this morning of a juvenile Peregrine hunting over Norton Marsh and the Mersey viewed from Halfway House watchpoint. Also Black-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Redshank.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Mixed flocks of tits and warblers moving thru hedgerows , mainly Long Tailed Tits, Willow warblers and Whitethroats.
Jay
50+ Goldfinches, many young birds.
Swallows gathering , many lining up on fences. Clearly preparing for leaving. Couldn't blame them...weather was miserable.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Whitethroats inc young birds in hedges.

Common Shrew near Old Hall.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Lots of fruit / berries in the hedges and bushes. Birds feeding inc Robins, Blackbirds, Blackcap, Whitethroat.

House Sparrows seem to have had a good year, big post breeding flock near the Old Farm.

Despite being quite early (8am-ish) sunny and warm , loads of Gatekeepers on wing.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
This year's brood of Mute Swans almost fully grown and starting to get white adult plumage. Still cramming onto nest on canal, though. Looked a bit overcrowded.

Buzzard over old tip.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Pair of Mute Swans on canal with 7 cygnets

Good display of orchids, lots of Marsh Orchids fully out, 4 Pryamidal spikes starting to flower

F Brimstone and 1 Meadow Brown

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Buzzard been mobbed by a murder of crows
2 Kestrels

Lots of flowers out inc Marsh Orchids, Southern Marsh type in the main. Couldn't find any Bee Orchids.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
2 Buzzards over old tip
Sand Martins and House Martins hawking with Swallows over canal

Marsh Orchids just coming out. One Northern Marsh furthest out.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Fiddlers Ferry - Gatewarth

Warbler numbers up, Reed W, Whitethroat, Willow W & Chiffchaff all present in good numbers.
No sign of Lesser Whitethroat today.

Sand Martin hawking with Swallows .

2 Grey Partridge



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Big influx of Blackcaps this evening. 20+ in bushes and hedges, all rather skulking.
Lesser Whitethroat singing.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
8.00pm-ish
1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling from Old Tip
1 Lesser Whitethroat mobile in tall hedge at top of bank

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Fiddlers Ferry to Gatewarth 2.00pm
Really high tide.

Reed Warblers and Whitethroats arrived en masse. Loads of both.
3 Grasshopper Warblers reeling
Single Blackcap seen
Single Lesser Whitethroat rattling from hawthorns at top of bank at Gatewarth.Seen briefly.

2 Buzzards hunting together, low over Old Tip then drifted higher over River. Kept v close to each other .

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
At least 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling including one from Old Tip

Pair Grey Partridge

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
My 1st Whitethroat of year skulking in bushes along main track. Singing rather half-heartedly.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
8.00-9.00pm 18th/04
At least two Grasshopper Warblers reeling in reeds/scrub at bottom of field in between reserve and Ferry Pub. One showed briefly
Willow Warblers all over.Easily double figures
1 Chifchaff
1 Reed Warbler singing
Buzzard and Kestrel still flying.


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
1 Swallow over old tip
Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing
Pair of Kestrels hunting together

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

yesterday

Gatewarth

Chiffchaff from wooden bridge just inside reserve 1st of year for me

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 30th of March 2015 09:05:36 AM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
9am ish
2 Whooper Swans high over

2 Bullfinch in bushes

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth

M Sparrowhawk low over old tip flying down to riverside

2 Buzzards over farm

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
No luck for me with seeing or hearing any Firecrests today.
Plenty of Bullfinch about (20+)

1 Glaucous Gull and 1 Iceland Gull on River.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 11514
Date:

Now two Firecrests present at Richmond Bank!!

__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 11514
Date:

Firecrest singing and showing superbly well at 11:30 today, flycatching occasionally from the hawthorns along the bank at Richmond Bank, but moves through fairly quickly.

__________________
Ian McKerchar (forum administrator and owner)


Status: Offline
Posts: 627
Date:


A Firecrest in the brambles behind where we sit to watch the gulls on Richmond Bank(first heard last week by Ian)

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1170
Date:

Two Willow Tits singing today in the bushes by the car park at the wastewater treatment works.

__________________
Some of my photos. www.flickr.com/photos/nickish77


Status: Offline
Posts: 143
Date:

Gatewarth

A pair of Oystercatchers on the mud opposite the Pumping Station this afternoon -same time as last year!

Seven Fieldfare plus singles of Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail and Buzzard were at Penketh Hall paddocks.

Both Kestrel and Buzzard were hunting over the old tip area.


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Paddocks past stables- Small numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare
4 Bullfinches in tall hedge at top of bank.
Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 102
Date:

Approximately 10,000 gulls on the mudflats to the west of Norton Marsh late morning including 1 juvenile Iceland Gull and an adult Yellow-legged Gull

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 143
Date:

Gatewarth

Stonechat - 1F
Bullfinch - 1M,2F
Goldfinch - 25
Reed Bunting - 6

Plus Gt. Spotted Woodpecker, Song Thrush and Kestrel were the highlights this morning.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
AM
F Grey Wagtail

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 102
Date:

High water at Fiddlers Ferry today was 4.0 metres at 14.56, despite a WNW wind the river didn't come over Norton Marsh, so no small mammal activity but had a good view of a juvenile Glaucous Gull, also an adult Yellow-legged Gull as well as Redshank, Snipe, Lapwing, Curlew, Shelduck and cormorant.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth

1 m Stonechat old tip

Flock c30 Redpoll high in trees near the Water Plant between Gatewarth & Fiddlers Ferry. Mobile but didn't seem to be feeding, I didn't see any go to the alders here.

1 Jay over.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 143
Date:

Gatewarth

1000+ Starlings (murmuration) over the old Sewage Pools at dusk today was a great spectacle, and the most I've seen here for ages.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
1 f Bullfinch in bushes at top of River Bank. 3 more in tall hedge along main path 1m2f.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth

F Great Spotted Woodpecker vocal in trees near Penketh Old Hall
F Grey Wagtail in stoney gutter adjacent to Old Tip
Pair Bullfinch Old Tip
1 Great Crested Grebe on River
Fieldfare over

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Pickerings Pasture
Scrape
1 m Kingfisher hovering low over water
2 Little Grebes

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 143
Date:

Gatewarth

Highlights this morning included a Stonechat, a pair of Bullfinches and a Buzzard on the old tip area.

A female Goosander was swimming in the river as the tide rushed up, whilst a Kingfisher flew low over the water at the same time.

Meanwhile a Fox ambled along the north bank past a couple of Magpies.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Plenty of Redwings in the hedges with Blackbirds and Tits. One Redwing absolutely hoovering up the berries on a hawthorn.
Single Kestrel hunting.
3 or 4 Meadow Pipits on Old Tip.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
Flock of 20+ Fieldfares flying from the hedges ;First of the season for me.
3 Grey Partridge flushed from top of bank.
1 Grey Wagtail in yard of Penketh Hall Stables.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth

F Peregrine hunting over Old Tip.
2 Buzzards here also

Green Woodpecker calling from trees nr wooden bridge

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 102
Date:

Low tide (0.5m) late morning yesterday and good for waders on the mudflats west of Norton Marsh, totals:-
Lapwing 1254
Golden Plover 7
Redshank 36
Black-tailed godwit 11
Curlew 9
Also a steady passage of Skylark overhead with a few meadow pipits and 2 swallows.
Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Common Darter and Migrant Hawker still on the wing.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Fiddlers Ferry
Kestrel hunting over the River. Shot low over water putting up all the gulls.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 511
Date:

Gatewarth
3 Buzzards drifted over from canal side in a line

Mute Swans and 7 Young still on canal at Fiddlers Ferry

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1454
Date:

Wigg Island

7 Avocet
5 Little Egret
20 Black tailed Godwit

__________________
Mancunian Birder https://mancunianbirder.wordpress.com Visit my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWoAs4geYL9An0l6w_XgIg
«First  <  1 2 3 4 59  >  Last»  | Page of 9  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

RODIS

 

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Eva Janice McKerchar; rest in peace mum.