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Post Info TOPIC: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


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RE: Cutacre Country Park


Golden Plover, Oystercatcher and Shelduck present today.

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Second winter Iceland Gull present at 1:20 (the usual bird also seen at Pennington Flash), also the usual Shelduck.

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I think the bottom pool is the larger one with a large island in the middle of it, adjacent to Engine Lane, as for the top one, I'm not too sure either!

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First visit this morning and had trouble finding places mentioned in earlier posts so some help please.

We parked at car park and walked down as far as Engine lane near the railway bridge. We only had access to one body of water near the warehouse. Site further east was cordoned off by police (see news item about body found).

 

Where do you mean by top pool and bottom pool?

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Birds seen this morning

 

Kestrel - 2 pairs

flock of Reed Bunting in hedgerows near Engine Lane end



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This afternoon, with Phil Rhodes, the 2nd winter Caspian Gull performed very well.

Also Green Sandpiper still present.

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Two Golden Plover still present today, also the Shelduck remains too.

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Two Golden Plover still present yesterday.

Info and image thanks to Phil Rhodes

PLEASE NOTE: visitors to this site should keep to designated paths at all times as very soft ground around the area away from the paths can pose a very serious hazard.

 



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Around midday today:

Two Golden Plover flew in

Drake Shelduck still present

Single Green Sandpiper

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This early afternoon:

 

2nd winter Caspian Gull, 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull and second winter Iceland Gull present on pools and all the same individuals as seen at Pennington Flash of late.

1 Stonechat

40 Reed Bunting

 

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Today up 12.30pm,

2nd winter Iceland Gull
28 Great Black-backed Gulls
29 Snipe
2 Stonechat
31 Meadow Pipits
17 Moorhen
5 Skylark
2 Reed Buntings

The decline in this site continues apace.



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Shelduck, Woodcock and 26 Fieldfare today

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just after midday today:

3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull 

2nd winter Iceland Gull

62 Great Black-backend Gull

Shelduck

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Today at 1:

1 Skylark
1 Cormorant over
2 Kestrel
Pair of Stonechat


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Third winter Yellow-legged Gull (individual from Pennington Flash) around the top pool and showing well at 1:15pm

 

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Live less than 2km away from this place and barely knew about it!

5 mile run round the paths yielded:

25 Meadow Pipit
3-4 Kestrel
1 Grey Heron
20 Mallard
12 Canada Geese
2 Stonechat

plus 1 Little Egret - I saw this bird on a fenced off pool, before it flew off in the direction of my house (Atherton). When arriving home I was amazed to see it feeding in the field 20 feet from my door! Almost certainly the same bird.


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This morning up to 1pm,

2nd winter Iceland Gull
500+ Herring Gull
1 Little Egret
1 Green Sandpiper
41 Snipe
2 Teal
150 Fieldfare
70+ Redwing
30 Meadow Pipit
3 Skylark
1 Stonechat


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Second winter Iceland Gull on the bottom pool at 1:15pm, also present were Little Egret, Green Sandpiper and Stonechat.

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2 Little Egrets in fields just past the first farm off Common Lane at 12:45 today.

 

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Little Egret now relocated to the cattle field just past the first farm at 12;15pm today.

 

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Little Egret feeding around the fenced off Bullrush Pool up to midday today.

 

Also a pair of Goldeneye Bottom Pool and a Green Sandpiper on the Top pool.

 

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Second winter Iceland Gull in the bottom pool at 11:40 at least.

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Second winter Iceland Gull on railway flood at 11am today

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Second winter Iceland Gull lingering around the top pool from 9:30 to 10:20 at least this morning.

 

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Second winter Iceland Gull on the railway flood then flew towards Chanters Recycling, Atherton at 9:40am. Green Sandpiper on bottom pool.

 

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Late news for yesterday when a Rock Pipit was present in the top pool at 9:55an then flew NW.

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Green Sandpiper and juvenile Ringed Plover still present this morning.

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Adult Whooper Swan flew NW at 9:15 this morning, whilst a Green Sandpiper was present on the bottom pool and a juvenile Ringed Plover was on the top pool at 10am.

 

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2 Whinchat and 6 Wheatear present today.

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4 Wheatear present this afternoon.

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Saturday 2nd September 12-2pm 

only wader was 1 Greenshank on the shore of the bottom lake with Swallows and House Martins buzzing the water.

Buzzard and 2 Kestrels over head small flock of Linnet very quiet. the site looks very fluid with a lot of landscaping

still going on and no signs of a carpark yet still a watch this space. photo very cropped Greenshank   



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This morning,

1 Sanderling
2 singing Lesser Whitethroat
1 Grasshopper Warbler
3 Sedge Warblers
2 female Wheatears

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Late afternoon;

3 Dunlin
1 Ringed Plover
2 Gadwall
2 Whinchat
3 Wheatear

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This morning sightings between myself and Phil Rhodes;

25 Wheatear
5 Common Sandpiper
8 Tufted Duck
2 singing Lesser Whitethroat
3 Whitethroat


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Today,

21 Wheatear
3 Common Sandpiper
4 Ringed Plover
2 Gadwall
2 Teal
50 Herring Gull
140 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

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14 Wheatears present today also 2 Common Sandpiper and 2 Gadwall.

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12 Wheatears present today.

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This evening 5pm to 7.30pm,

9 Wheatear
1 Peregrine
6 House Martin
6 Coot!
1 Little Grebe
125 Lesser Black-backed Gulls


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Today, juvenile Iceland Gull on floodwater along Engine Lane. Also a male Wheatear and 2 Green Sandpipers.

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Late morning,

1 fine male Wheatear smile
2 Green Sandpiper
2 Redshank
2 Oystercatcher
1 Curlew
14 Lapwing
1 Shelduck
7 Wigeon
1 Gadwall
60 Herring Gulls
6 Buzzard
2 Willow Tit
25 Fieldfare
70 Meadow Pipit
10 Linnet
30+ Skylark (15+ singing).

1 Chiffchaff.

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Today, the only birds of note were a single Green Sandpiper, 3 Shelduck, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Stonechat and 2 Raven flew over.

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Thanks Pete, I see what you mean as suggested I had a look via Google Earth, There are a number of different options, I shall have to have a mooch,

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Mark Burgess wrote:

Can anyone suggest how to access the site, I recall going through a farm yard but last time I visited the route had been closed, This was before distribution hub was built. Any suggestions appreciated.




You can either access the site from the south either from Astley or Tydesley,look on google earth for all the access points ,there are several public footpaths that cross the railway,or access from the north is off the A6 just beyond the Worsley Trading Estate down Wharton Lane.

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Can anyone suggest how to access the site, I recall going through a farm yard but last time I visited the route had been closed, This was before distribution hub was built. Any suggestions appreciated.

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Juvenile Iceland Gull present this morning on floodwater south of Engine Lane but flew off S/SW at 11am (possibly towards Pennington Flash?). Also, three Green Sandpipers present.

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This morning with Simon Johnson produced;

Green Sandpiper still present
16 Snipe
Green Woodpecker
40+ Teal
4 Stonechat
50 Fieldfare
13 Song Thrush
1 Willow Tit
80 Herring Gull



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Juvenile Iceland Gull present with other large gulls at 10:50 but flew off in the direction of Pennington Flash after being flushed by dogs at 11:15.

Two Golden Plover also present.

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This morning, one of those days that don't come around too often!

Juvenile Glaucous Gull bathing on one of the pools with a gathering of large gulls.
Green Sandpiper still present
45 Snipe
22 Waxwings briefly then flew towards Tyldesley
1 Shelduck
12 Teal
5 Stonechat
3 Siskin
6 Skylark, with 1 singing
23 Reed Bunting
82 Meadow Pipit
20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
60 Herring Gulls.




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Late afternoon, single Green Sandpiper, 30 Lapwing, 2 Stonechat, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Peregrine.

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This morning,

1 Green Sandpiper
30 Snipe
Jack Snipe
8 Lapwing
1 Little Grebe
4 Teal
3 Peregrine in the air together, one caught and plucked a Lapwing.
2 Stonechat still present
2 Willow Tit
22 Reed Bunting.


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Today of note,

1 Green Sandpiper
6 Wigeon
2 Little Grebe
1 Peregrine
70 Herring Gull
2 Stonechat still present
30 Reed Bunting

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