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


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RE: Cutacre Country Park


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.

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:11:25 PM

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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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Today,

1 Green Sandpiper
1 Woodcock
65 Snipe
1 Teal
2 Little Grebe
1 Kingfisher
95 Meadow Pipit
2 Stonechat
20 Lesser Redpoll
4 Grey Wagtail
200+ Redwing





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Today,

2 Pintail
2 Teal
190 Mallard
2 Little Grebe
1 Green Sandpiper
39 Snipe

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Today, two site ticks in one visit!

2 Pintail
2 Shoveler
28 Wigeon
85 Mallard
2 Little Grebe
16 Snipe
250+ Herring Gull
45 Meadow Pipit
25 Skylark

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 6th of November 2016 07:34:59 PM

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Today,

1 Green Sandpiper
3 Snipe
5 Teal
3 Little Grebe
5 Wheatear
3 Willow Tit


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Today,

1 Green Sandpiper
10 Teal
6 Snipe
3 Little Grebe
4 Wheatear

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Today,

1 Greenshank
2 Green Sandpiper
6 Snipe
50+ Mallard
2 Little Grebe
3 Wheatear


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Today,

2 Green Sandpiper
25 Mistle Thrush
40 Linnet

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Today,

1 Green Sandpiper
2 Dunlin
5 Snipe
2 Little Grebe
1 Grey Partridge
30+ Skylark

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 4th of September 2016 06:46:05 PM

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Today,

2 Green Sandpiper
4 Snipe
100+ Lapwing
55 Mistle Thrush

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Today,

2 Greenshank
2 Green Sandpiper
1 Dunlin
13 Snipe
100 Lapwing
2 Little Grebe
1 Teal
1 Tufted Duck
20 Skylark
46 Mistle Thrush
30 Meadow Pipit

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This morning:

1 green woodpecker

1 green sandpiper

brood of little grebe on southern pools



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This morning, of note -

1 Greenshank briefly
4 Green Sandpiper
1 Whinchat
1 Wheatear
8 Teal
2 Little Grebe

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Today of note,

2 Green Sandpipers
1 Tree Pipit showing well on east side.

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Today,

1 Green Sandpiper
2 Common Sandpiper
1 juvenile Little Ringed Plover
1 Mandarin
3 singing Grasshopper Warblers


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Today, 6 Dunlin present on the pools along with 1 Curlew, 2 Ringed Plover, 4 Redshank and 2 Shelduck. Also 6 Wheatear, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Raven, 4 Tree Sparrow and 29 Linnets.

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This morning, a Lesser Whitethroat was singing along hedges at the southern end, also on the site were 4 Tree Sparrow, 7 male Wheatear, 1 Little Owl, 1 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Willow Tit, 35 Linnet and 33 Skylark.

On the new pools, 3 Shelduck, 3 Dunlin & 4 Redshank.

Overhead, 3 Swallows flew through north as did 12 Meadow Pipits.

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A remarkable flock of 130 Linnets contained a very nice leucistic bird, which for a few seconds had me thinking it could be a Snow Bunting before I got the scope on it. Then from nowhere a female Merlin dashed through the flock sending Linnets everywhere, before having a go at a Lapwing before flying off south-ish. Also a White Wagtail was with 5 Pied Wagtails, a single male Wheatear and also Tree Sparrows now totalling 7! biggrin

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