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Post Info TOPIC: Prince's Park, Irlam


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RE: Prince's Park, Irlam


10 waxwing in tall poplars in Prince's Park, Irlam at 8.10 today. Flew off eastwards.
Also, singing chiffchaff, song thrush, chaffinch, goldfinch, great tit.
3 redwing
A brambling was alternating between the normal flight call and a sort of subsong.

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Great find Phil -well done!

I went to look for the Waxwings this morning (9.30am) and numbers had built to c.40 in trees at bottom Highbury Avenuebiggrin Irlam first for me (and not for the want of trying!!)
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1 Cormorant on old river
Pair Mute Swans
1 Tufted Duck - m
1 Redpoll over
2 Oystercatchers over
1 Grey Heron
1 GS Woodpecker drumming
2 Chiffchaff singing
1 Bullfinch
2 Wrens

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Thursday 11th of April 2013 10:53:32 AM

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Just had a walk round the park and got to the Boathouse
10 Waxwings
bathing first for me happy bunny biggrin

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Was in the park 17:30 ish
seen the same...
Redwings
2 Bramblings
1 Heron
10 Goldfinch
1 G S Woodpecker
1 Robin
4 teal
New to this but seen 2 what looked like wheatear's

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7.00pm
1 singing Chiffchaff - my first of the spring
4 Teal (2 pairs)
flock of 17 Redwing feeding on football pitches
2 Mistle Thrushes (feeding with the Redwings)
2 Long-tailed Tits

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There was a noisy Oystercatcher over at about 15:00 as my lads team were losing to Irlam.....

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5.30pm
2 Oystercatchers noisily overhead heading NW towards Irlam moss
3 Tufted Duck - all m
1 Teal - f
1 LBB Gull
3 BH Gull

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1 Nuthatch in mixed tit flock. Not seen one in the park for a while.
Also Bullfinch heard

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1 Kingfisher on the 'old river' Irwell at 10.35am today.
1 GS Woodpecker

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Saturday 3rd of November 2012 09:09:58 PM

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late post for yesterday 5.15pm:

1 Nuthatch with a party of Blue and Great Tits. First I've seen in the park since Jan 2011

1 Lesser Black-backed Gull and c.60 Black-headed Gulls feeding on flooded playing field

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Kingfisher on 'old river' Irwell at 2.15pm today

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5.00pm

3 Teal (2m 1f)

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5-6pm

2 Chiffchaff in mixed tit flock
1 Treecreeper
1 GS Woodpecker
2 Teal


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Winter duck numbers building up nicely. Now 2 Teal on the 'Old River' Irwell !!

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1 Teal - first returning bird of the 'winter'! Numbers usually build to c.8 birds
2 young Wrens sat together in a patch of brambles.

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Discovered today the Swans actually have 3 cygnets!

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The normally productive pair of Mute Swans in Princes Park only have 2 half grown cygnets this year. Last year they raised 7 and two years ago they raised 8. Mink?

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9.00-9.45am

3 Sparrowhawks chasing each other through and over the woods.
3 Blackcaps singing
1 Willow Warbler singing
Pair displaying Blue Tits

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3-4pm 2/4/11 Buzzard over Singing Chiffchaff Resident pair of Mute Swans - male sat on nest, female close by 8 Tufted Duck Pair Teal GS Woodpecker drumming

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4.15pm
Water Rail on 'old river' Irwell. 3 out of last 4 winters for Water Rail here but 1st I've had this winter.
Pair of Teal

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1 Raven over heading North in direction of Irlam Moss at 3pm

Late record for yesterday - Nuthatch calling but not seen

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11.30 - 12.15

1 Treecreeper - only 2nd record for me here but presumably resident.
1 Nuthatch - now seem to be permanently resident here as trees begin to mature.
1 Cormorant overhead
1 Goldcrest

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11.00am-12.00pm

1st sign of Spring! 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers drumming to each other! Didn't think they started so early. It was positively balmy this morning at +8 degrees. Lots of other bird activity as they seemed to relish the mild conditions for a change.

2 Robins bathing together in the newly unfrozen 'Old River'. Not seen that before!
Lots of the usual common birds singing.
3 Mistle Thrushes foraging together on the thawing football field

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2 Cormorants heading W. Interestingly they both did an unusual mid-flight stall steeply rising up and tucking their heads down for a few seconds at exactly the same time before normal flight resumed. How did they both decide to do it at the exact same time? Not seen that before either!

5 Herring Gull and 1 Great Black-backed Gull together W
16 Redwing (6 W , 10 S)

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Flock of 19 Skylark low overhead going north towards Irlam Moss at 10.30am
2 m Teal on river

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2.30-3.00pm

1 Grey Wagtail
3 Siskins
3 Teal (2m, 1f)
2 Goldcrest

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Nuthatch again in the park by the river.

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3-4pm

6 Teal back for the winter as usual (4m & 2f)
The resident pair of Mute Swans now only have 3 cygnets with them. They seem to have chased the other 3 off.


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1.15pm-2.00pm

1 Brambling flying around the park calling
2 Siskins
1 Sparrowhawk
7 Fieldfare over heading NW

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Nuthatch again calling and showing well near garden centre this afternoon.
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1 Sparrowhawk and 2 Buzzard over
3-4 Coal Tits in conifers

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Nuthatch calling from the wooded area next to the river this morning

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The pair of Mute Swans have successfully raised 6 cygnets this year. They started with 8 though. Last year they successfully raised all 8 young.

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3.30pm - 4.30pm

Site Mega! - Nuthatchsmile.gif - first one I've ever seen here
family group of Goldcrest - mostly just heard but a few fleeting views as they flitted between trees.

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Kingfisher near Boathouse pub
2 Heron
family of Wrens - 4 young & 1 adult

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11.30am
Pair of Grey Wagtails plus 1 young near Boathouse Pub.
Also 1 male Pied Wag.

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10.30am
Male Bullfinch - a site first for me!
Also GS Woodpecker still sticking it's head out of nest hole
2 Whitethroat
2 Blackcap
7 cygnets still with pair of Mute Swans
two Mallard broods. One with 4 & one with 10 new young

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There are now only 7 Mute Swan cygnets. 1 has obviously succummed.
Pair of Canada's with 5 goslings.
Noisy GS Woodpecker chicks calling from inside their nest hole. Occassionally sticking their heads out. Parents making regular visits.

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Hobbysmile.gif over Prince's Park at 6.10pm heading north in the direction of Irlam Moss.
Also the resident pair of Mute Swans on the 'Old river' have 8 young cygnets again - same as last year.
Pair of Tufted Duck here as well.

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Kingfisher on the 'firestation' end of the old river Irwell at 10.30am. First I've seen here for couple of years.
The resident pair of Mute Swans now seem to have chased away all 8 of the young from last year and now seem to be just chasing the other ducks and Canada's instead!.
6 Tufted Duck (3m & 3f)
1 GS Woodpecker
Other than that just the usual stuff and lots of common bird (and Grey Squirrel!) activity in the sunshine.

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Water Rail again at 12.20pm and showing well in the wooded overgrown section of the river. Also 1 male Teal and lots of birds singing on a very spring-like day!

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Water Rail again this afternoon in roughly the same place. Also 3 Teal (2 drake & 1 female) and 40+ Goldfinches

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Water Rail in the reedy part of the 'Old River' Irwell at 3.30pm this afternoon where the water remains unfrozen. I had one in the same area 2 years ago.
Also 80+ Goldfinches making a fantastic sound as they all sing together at the top of the trees.
2 GS Woodpeckers.
1 drake Teal

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Monday 4th of January 2010 08:17:15 PM

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