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RE: Fog Lane Park


Spot bill wasn't there today but did get

Rose ringed parakeets - 10 flitting around the park
Great spotted woodpecker - hammering away for sometime on tree
Mistle Thrush - singing
Coal Tit - 1
Chiffchaff - 1

plus usual urban birds in park & on the 2 pools

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Note that I reported this bird on 30th September 2016 as Western (Indian) Spot-billed Duck with the caveat that it might be a Western (Indian) Spot-billed Duck x Mallard hybrid, it was not wearing any leg rings, but had most of the right wing missing, clear evidence of pinioning and therefore a bird that has presumably been released from captivity onto the site

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Identification is spot on if the pun may be excused.

(The prominent white tertials eliminate the Chinese race).



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Over the past few months I've noticed an unusual duck on Fog Lane pond. I'm certain it is an Indian Spot-billed Duck. 

I'm aware this sounds far-fetched so I've attached a photo. I see I'm not the first to identify this duck here either. The photo does not show the bird's green secondaries, which distinguish it from the female Mallard, who's secondaries are blue.

Speaking to somebody who knew the petting zoo which used to be part of Fog Lane very well, this kind of duck was not kept at the petting zoo. So it's likely to have come from another collection.

Strange!

 

Otherwise, I have noted the usual birds in Fog Lane this week. A large flock of Redwings is still here; Great spotted woodpeckers, Nuthatches, a Goldcrest and of course the Parakeets.



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-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 18th of March 2018 02:32:17 PM

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Mandarin Duck x 2

Canada Geese x 20

Mallard x 20

Redwing x 50

Starling x 20

Parakeets x 10 roosting around the nesting site

 



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Mandarin duck on the pond last night, went back this morning with my camera but no sign,

Other birds today:-

Ring-necked Parakeets - 3 in the tree that they have previously nested in, plus another couple around

on the pond

Mallard - 20+

Canada Geese - 20+ very noisy

Coot - 6

Moorhen -6

Large flocks of Magpies, woodpigeon, Starlings & Black-headed gullls + the usual small birds

 

 



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 13th of March 2018 12:59:44 PM



-- Edited by Davd Coupe on Tuesday 13th of March 2018 04:47:14 PM

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10 Redwings

Good numbers of Long-tailed, blue and Great Tits

No sign of Mandarin



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A drake Mandarin Duck on the pond at Fog Lane Park, 4.30pm today.



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Originally posted today by Clive Part:

12:00 midday

A visit had 7 Ring neck parakeets and a Great spotted woodpecker in the group of large trees.

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Friday 30th September 2016

An Indian (Western) Spot-billed Duck (or perhaps Spot-billed Duck x Mallard hybrid) present, unringed with all primaries missing on its' right wing - evidence of pinioning

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130 Redwings
60 Starlings
4 Mistle Thrush

All feeding on the football pitches this morning

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12.45- 3pm.

12 ring necked parakeets
3 nuthatches
1 goldcrest
2 jays
8 chaffinches
2 greenfinches
3 moorhens
1 coot
12 Canada geese
100+ mostly black headed gulls & common gulls.
redwings all around the park feeding on the berries on the trees & on the ground with blackbirds, mistle thrushes, starlings & goldfinches.
smile

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Female Bullfinch
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

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quick visit on the way home from work this evening

2 Ring Necked Parakeets sitting in a tree over the duck pond both appeared to be asleep
mixed flock feeding on the football pitches comprised
50+ Starling
40 Redwing
3 Miste Thrush
6 Wood Pigeon
also present
2 Collared Dove
4 Moorhen
20 Mallard
60+ Black Headed Gulls

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Welcome on board!

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Only just registered at last so here is a first listing 6 ring necked parakets in the ash trees behind the football pitches. Thursday 15th nov. First visit here,nice park,hate Manchester traffic though.

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Single Ring-necked Parakeet in trees between the football fields and Parkville Road at 1445hrs

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Had a stroll around the park late morning - haven't been there since student days 40 years ago

Found two Ring-necked Parakeets just inside the Parkville Road entrance - heard them calling before I saw them hidden in amongst the leaves.

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Hi Lucy. If you want to attract them, I can only suggest you put lots of feeders in your garden.
Try this link to the forum gallery to show you what could happen
http://www.manchesterbirding.com/rnparakeetsfallowfield310110.JPG

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Just seen 3 of the ring-necked parakeets (I'm really sorry If that's wrong, because after reading the sticky I'm terrified!) opposite my house. They've fed on my bird table before. They flew onto my roof today, but think they were put off from the 40 plus birds already in my garden...
Any tips on how I can attract them?

-- Edited by Lucy Sutton on Sunday 28th of October 2012 03:14:41 PM

-- Edited by Lucy Sutton on Sunday 28th of October 2012 03:14:59 PM

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There were three around a couple of years ago so possibly.

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Could the reddish parakeet have been a Crimson Rosella?

Vicky

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A single Ring-necked Parakeet flew over the Fog Lane entrance calling noisily.

Cheers, John

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A minimum of 8 Ring-necked Parakeets present this afternoon

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Spotted flycatcher - by the pond area at 14:35 this afternoon!!

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Single parakeet at 9 ish this morning.

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Long-tailed Tits nest-building, Magpies carrying sticks and a Coot on a nest.

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Thank you, will give it go one day this week.

Phil

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Phil Hampson wrote:

Can I ask for a bit of help please, not knowing Fog Lane park where is the best place to look for the parakeets.

Many thanks


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phil,having my first ever visit there on the 30th jan i did not know where to look but found them because off there calls,in the trees near the bowling greens. keep an ear out for them

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Can I ask for a bit of help please, not knowing Fog Lane park where is the best place to look for the parakeets.

Many thanks


Phil

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male & female both in nest hole yesterday afternoon. Plenty of Redwings about too and several mistle thrushes. Has anyone else noticed how the Starling in the park are mimicing the parakeets? Several convincing parakeet calls were traced to groups of Starlings!!!

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Three Ring-necked Parakeets including one entering the nest hole showed very well even though the park was typically busy for a sunny Sunday. They were pretty quiet making soft, chuntering contact calls and no raucous screeching. A Treecreeper was in song nearby.

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first visit here, 1.30-2.30pm.

4 ring necked parakeets & 1 amazon parrot in trees near bowling green,then the amazon & 2 ring necked parakeets flew off to trees near to the ponds.

1 great spotted woodpecker (heard only)
2 nuthatches
lots off redwings spread about on the fields inc mistle thrushes.
77 b h gulls & 25 common gulls on playing fields

on the ponds..
12 canada geese
4 coots
2 moorhens
1 pied wagtail
plus mallards & feral pigeons.

other birds around..
chaffinches, greenfinches, goldfinches, blackbirds, robins
magpies, crows, blue & great tits.


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6 Ring-necked Parakeet and the Amazon in the avenue of trees at the Old Broadway entrance from 15.30 - all had departed north by 15.50.

There is an old thread for this site for November 2007. Search Little Auk !!

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Very windy conditions.

2 Ring Necked Parakeets seen in bare tree near bowling green. Maybe another 2 present with the Amazon on the opposite side of the park.

Also present:

10 Redwing
6 Mistle Thrush
4 Long Tailed Tit
c30 Starling
4 Magpies

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5 Ring-necked Parakeet and the lone Amazon in mature trees near the bowling green at 1120hrs.

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12-1.30pm today

27 species, highlights included:

Ringed Teal (1M)
Tree creeper (2)
Nuthatch
Ring-necked Parakeet (1M,2F)
Amazon Parrot

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14:30 to 15:00

3 Ring-necked Parakeets
20 Starlings
Nuthatch calling
Magpie carrying nesting materials
Coot pair feeding 3 chicksbiggrin.gif
Another Coot on nest
At least 2 Canada Geese on nests
Plenty of Moorhen but no sign of any nesting birds.

Rick.

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This afternoon. 2 Treecreepers 3 or 4 Nuthatch calling, only 1 seen. 1 GS Woodpecker 3 female Ring-necked Parakeets feeding on horse chestnut buds and 1 lone male. Chiffchaff singing in distance. Rick.

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13.00 to 14.00

Highlights:-

5 Nuthatch
1 Treecreeper
5 Ring necked parakeets - 1 male on its own and on the opposite side of the park were 3 females plus what looked like a juvenile bird which was much smaller, fluffier and had a much shorter tail (about half the length of the other parakeets).

No sign of the Amazon or the other unidentified bird.

Rick.

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Spent a very pleasant hour wandering round the park 5.30-6.30 yesterday.

There were 5 parrots/parakeets in the wooded area on the west side of the park-

3 Ring-Necked Parakeets (1m, 2f)
One of them kept disappearing into a hole in a tree.

The Amazon Parrot, which I've not seen before, but couldn't be missed as it was making a right racket.

There was also a parakeet that was slightly larger than the RNPs. It was a very grubby dark brown/red colour (looked like it'd taken a mud bath) and had a very bright streak of blue in the wing. Anyone got any ideas what this might be?

Also saw:
1 x Waxwing in a tree by the ponds
Flock of 12 Redwing
Great, Blue & Long-tailed Tits.
Large flock of Goldfinches and 3 Greenfinches
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Robins, Dunnocks and a Wren
Mallards, Canada Geese, Coot & Moorhen.

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Weather: Changeable Dull/Sunny and freezing cold with a strong wind.
Today between 13.00 and 13.30:-

2 Ring necked parakeets
80+ Redwings
3 Mistle Thrushes
100+ Starlings
Small flocks of Goldfinch and Tits
A couple of Chaffinch

On the ponds - well over 100 Mallard, the most I have seen here.
15 Canada Geese
A few pairs of Moorhen and Coot, with 1 Coot sat snugly on a nest.

Rick.



-- Edited by Rick Donkin on Thursday 10th of March 2011 02:57:44 PM

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Weather: Sunny and mild with a light breeze.

Tue 01/03/2011 12:30-14:00 approx

1 Ring-necked Parakeet
2 Treecreeper (pair?) and Nuthatch at least four great views from a bench amonst the
crocuses.

On the ponds:
1 Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Canada Geese.

Others noted: Great, Blue, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Wren, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Greenfinch. Black-headed gulls and small number of Common Gulls on Football Fields.

A fist visit and a very relaxed chilled out time birding, sat on a park bench in the sping sunshine smile.gif

Heads up David

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Ian's kindly uploaded a couple of photos of the male taken here last month on a rare sunny day!

http://www.manchesterbirding.com/gallery5c.htm

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During visit this afternoon between 15.15 to 15.45 :-

A pair of ring-necked parakeets
70 Redwing
45 Starling
30 Woodpigeon
4 Mistle Thrush
1 Nuthatch
Most of the usual parkland/woodland birds.

Rick.

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Quick circuit round Fog Lane this afternoon (13.30 to 14.15) did not turn up sight nor sound of ring necked parakeet.
Park was unusually quiet with only:-

Redwing - 20
Starling - 6
Siskin - 12
GSW and Nuthatch heard but not seen.
Mistle Thrush - 1 rattling away
A few Goldfinch, Blue, Great and LT Tits.
Woodpigeon - 40

Rick.

PS. and a fantastic display of Crocuses/Croci (?) etc all around the Park.

-- Edited by Rick Donkin on Thursday 24th of February 2011 03:14:48 PM

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A dull drizzly 30 mins at Fog Lane Park 16.15 - 16.45

2 Ring-necked Parakeets - 1 male and 1 female.
Over 100 Redwing
30+ Starling
3 Mistle Thrush
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker - female
A few Goldfinch, Blue and Great Tits
20 Woodpigeons
4 Carrion Crows
Rick.



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12.20 - 13.20
Fog Lane Park

2 Parakeets - 1 male and 1 female.
Up to 80 Redwing
30 Starling
5 Mistle Thrush
3 Nuthatch
and all usual smaller birds, but not many Gulls.
Rick.



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3 ring-necked parakeets in usual area yesterday afternoon. Also 30+ redwing.

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Between 12.15 and 12.50 today ;-

90+ Redwing (count disrupted by dog running towards the birds feeding on the grass)
60+ Starling
3 Mistle Thrush
Mixed flocks of Gt, Blue, LT Tit, Chaffinch and Goldfinch around park.
100+ BH Gulls }
20 Common Gulls } on football pitches
20 Woodpigeons }
Nuthatch
Many Magpies and Carrion Crows

No sign of Ring-necked parakeet or Ringed Teal today.

Rick.


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