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RE: Cutacre, Middle Hulton


Just seen this on Surfbirds News - posted by Lee Evans no.gif

"Well inland, one [Shorelark] continues on the spoil heap at Middle Hulton (Greater Manchester) but all access has now been denied after birder's activities upset the site owners".

Have there been any new developments restricting access, other than what we already know from this thread? Or is it just the usual tosh confuse.gif


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Please ensure if you visit the site, which you shouldn't because you'd be tresspassing if you did , that you keep a very sensible distance from the bird. It has been very unconfiding and does not like to be approached (yesterday's 'rock-hound' proved that!) and was feeding merrily on grass seeds legging it up and down the grassy area next to the mounds whilst the crown watched on from a good 120 foot away. That might sound a lot but there really is absolutely no need to go any closer. Let it feed in peace, if it is sat on the rock mounds constantly then you're probably too close

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smile.gifjust arrived back, myself and bernard hooley:

Shorelark still there at 2.45 this afternoon showing well sat on top of ridge

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 1st of February 2010 04:00:37 PM

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

No sign of the Shorelark again today up to midday.

Please also note that where the Shorelark was is apparently (wink.gif) private coal board land and we shouldn't be up there. Tresspassing is a crime you know, even after working hours when there's no one else about, no danger to yourselves and you're doing no harm. Please bear that in mindsmile.gif





Think that area has always been coal board land,and if im not mistaken used to be a beltin area for golden plover!i used to walk over that way quite often when i lived in west leigh used to go via the top of atherton and up to the area below plodder lane,used to be plenty of small birds up there ,yellowhammers,redpoll,skylark etcsmile.gif

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No sign of the Shorelark again today up to midday.

Please also note that where the Shorelark was is apparently () private coal board land and we shouldn't be up there. Tresspassing is a crime you know, even after working hours when there's no one else about, no danger to yourselves and you're doing no harm. Please bear that in mind

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During our fruitless Shore Lark twitch cos it had just flown off, we also saw:-

Kestrel
Buzzard
Magpie
Crow
Grey Heron

Reading the other posts, I now know some names of those who were with us! Even though we dont know who was who!

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Simon Warford wrote:

Thought it might be an idea to start another thread for future sightings for this site, but maybe continue the Shorelark sightings on the other thread.






I think it's best if all sightings from Cutacre were now placed on this thread. Just as long as they're sightings

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Add 2 Snipe to the list as well. Flushed from the grassy hill between the farm and the spoil heap where the Shorelark was in a desperate attempt to relocate it !

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Cutacre Country Park


Thought it might be an idea to start another thread for future sightings for this site, but maybe continue the Shorelark sightings on the other thread.

30/31 Jan 2010

Shorelark
Skylark 6
Meadow Pipit 2
Linnet 3
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1
Woodcock 1 30th Jan(Mark Rigby)
Chaffinch 5
Goldfinch 3
Pheasant 2
Raven 1
Little Owl 1(Steve Nelson)

Onwards & upwards.


-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 31st of January 2010 09:18:01 PM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 26th of July 2016 02:37:36 PM

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