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


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RE: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


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2nd winter Iceland Gull at 3:05pm

2 Curlew at 3:15pm then flew north

2 male Wheatear at 5pm

 

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RE: Cutacre Country Park


Late news for yesterday:

Male Wheatear

15 Golden Plover flew in at 5:55pm

Green Sandpiper 

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Male Wheatear and the 2nd winter Iceland Gull still present at 2pm today.

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This morning up to 11.25am;

Usual Iceland Gull present all morning.
110 Lesser Black-backed Gull
45 Herring Gull
2 Dunlin
1 Ringed Plover
1 Golden Plover
11 Snipe
27 Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
5 Gadwall
35 Skylark



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Black-tailed Godwit and Ringed Plover present today at 2:55pm.

 

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Male Wheatear present at 10:05 this morning.

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At 12 today...
-6 Redwing
-2 Moorhen
-3 Mallard
-2 Canada Goose
-4 Buzzard
-3 Cormorant
-7 Lapwing
-2 Oystercatcher
-30+ Reed Bunting
-2 Skylark

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Little Egret and Golden Plover present this afternoon, also a single Curlew over.

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This a.m. with Malcolm, Iceland Gull in flight above big pool, also 3 Willow Tit near start of Engine Lane.
Cheers Ian

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Five Golden Plover flew over at 11:30 today.

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Originally posted today by Thomas Westhead:

Visited Cutacre today, Engine Ln to large pool.

Iceland Gull 2W, showed well for half hour when most of Gull flock took flight at 1030 and lost from sight.

1 Shelduck roosting on pool.

1 Ringed Plover flew overhead took flight from pool.

2 Golden Plover calling high overhead.

63 Lapwing in flight high overhead.

Ad male Kestrel plus an imm bird.

1 Little Egret on pool.

1 Peregrine Falcon gave great views stooping into Gull flock and causing them to take flight, it was seen several more times.

5 Song Thrush together feeding along hedges along engine Ln also several other singles.



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Midday today:

 

2 Ringed Plover

2w Iceland Gull 

 

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Hi All

Haven't visited this area since the Shorelark a few years ago and it seems that there's been lots of development taken place since then. What's the best access point now?

Cheers

Nev



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Usual second winter Iceland Gull and a Green Sandpiper present at 1pm today.

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Little Egret present this afternoon, along with the second winter Iceland Gull, a pair Shelduck and 60 Fieldfare.

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull, Stonechat and 2 Oystercatcher present today.

 

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull present at 2pm today.

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull present at 1:55pm today.

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second-winter Iceland Gull present early p.m. today before flying towards Chanters Ind Estate around 12:30
Golden Plover heard calling in flight

 

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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?

Thanks.

 

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.

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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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