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RE: Birds in football stadiums


8 strong flock of long tailed tits moving behind the mg domestics stand at bower fold home of Stalybridge celtic



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Last night a Common Kestrel broke cover from its roost under the roof of the Etihad Stadium and flew over the pitch for a brief moment and then returned to its roost.

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A common buzzard passing low over Ashton Athletic's Brocstedes Park this afternoon, getting a fine view of ex-Blades keeper Paddy Kenny experiencing a chastening afternoon for visitors Maltby Main.

Following on from a bat, presumed pipistrelle, which spent much of the second half of Wigan v Northampton on Tuesday around the DW Stadium South Stand.



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Peregrine flying around Stadium MK during today's MK Dons vs Rochdale game and spending long periods perched on the edge of the roof looking over the pitch. Then I wondered, could it actually be one of the Rochdale town hall birds that had travelled down for today's match?
It flew off when MK scored thier winner late on so obviously it wasn't a true fan leaving before the final whistle-it's not like it had a train to catch or beat the car park rush................biggrin

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Peregrine, very vocal around gas holder at bottom of Briscoe Lane before today's game at the Etihad.
Cheers Ian

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Saturday 7th January: Peregrine falcon in Macron stadium, Bolton, flew over and landed behind floodlights.



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Yup, saw it waddle towards the South Stand. Never saw it leave. 

 



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Magpie on the pitch in front of east stand after the second goal at Old Trafford on sat 7th ...it was ushered off the pitch by the players and sat apparently stunned on the touchline...

not sure how it became to be stunned or why it chose to land on the pitch during play?

Noticed it had vanished 5 mins later , presumably it flew away ?

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Female Peregrine on and over the East Stand at Old Trafford yesterday during Reading game. 



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Not quite in the stadium, but there were two Ravens flying just to the south of the DW stadium before the game today.


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Common Buzzard over AJ Bell during the Army v Navy RL game

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Kestrel at Leigh Sports Village today and c30 Pied Wagtail on Football pitch at Leigh Harriers. Well done Leigh Centurions Super league bound. Happy days.

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Two Mistle Thrush in West stand at Leigh Sports Village and a single Kestrel over today. Well done Leigh Centurions Champions. LEIGH,LEIGH,LEIGH.(Sorry bit drunk today) LOL. smile

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2 Ravens around the Etihad Stadium, a decent start to the Manchester Science In The City Festival

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Assume it was the same pair that bred on the corner of the Stretford/SAF stands last year. It was often more interesting to watch these and a pair of Mistle Thrushes than some of the turgid stuff from LVG.



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2 Kestrels around the Stretford End during the first half of tonight's match. They landed on a ledge underneath the roof for a couple of minutes then flew off. Obviously not impressed by the football on show!

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A late sighting from yesterday

A Peregrine flew over the Etihad just before kick-off last night

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Peregrine on the Etihad @ 1430

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Two buzzards over the AJ Bell before Salford's game against the Catalan Dragons.

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2 Grey Heron over Leigh sports Village, while watching Leigh, Plenty Gulls going to roost also.

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Raven before match at Etihad.
Cheers Ian
ps we woz robbedno

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Saturday 26th December 2015, 2.55pm

Just prior to kick off, a Magpie flew into the Etihad Stadium, and landed on a girder above our heads. Not the best of omens for a Sunderland fan, and sure enough, a depressing 90 minutes followed.

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Was anyone near enough to identify the little bird that landed on the pitch at Old Trafford this afternoon?

The bird flew down from the direction of the Alex Ferguson stand and landed on the pitch near to the corner at the Stretford End (to the right if you were facing the goal). It remained pretty still on the pitch for a few moments then flew up with a bounding flight and flew round and away towards the opposite end. The bird was too far away from us to get a clear view but looked about pipit sized?



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A Peregrine flew out of the Etihad just prior to kick off tonight.

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Sparrowhawk over Etihad Stadium this afternoon.

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The male spent most of the game trying to settle in the eaves of West Stand with odd forays to the East Stand - must have started roosting there and been suprised by the lights & crowd, especially if it's the one more used to the wide open spaces at the Etihad ;)


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Pair of Kestrel over Old Trafford yesterday evening. Too dark to determine sexes. They seemed a bit startled by the floodlights.

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Kestrel in west stand at DW stadium during last nights Wigan v warrington rugby league match

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A female Kestrel was patrolling along the top of the south stand of Old Trafford during the second half v Villa today. It briefly landed on one of the steel structural supports. It was also seen at the end of the game flying over the carparks as I left the ground.





I think that there may have been a pair early on. . .

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A female Kestrel was patrolling along the top of the south stand of Old Trafford during the second half v Villa today. It briefly landed on one of the steel structural supports. It was also seen at the end of the game flying over the carparks as I left the ground.

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2 Mistle thrush flying in and out of west stand at Leigh sports village last night.

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Peregrine plucking prey on top of Colin Bell stand at start of match today, after 5 mins must have got fed up of the rain and spent the rest of the first half perched underneath the roof.
Cheers Ian

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During the UEFA Youth Champions League game man city v CSKA at Ewen Fields, Hyde today, a Sparrowhawk took a Starling from under the "scrattin shed" roof. This has a very low roof and the bird was only a few feet above the heads of the crowd.
Hopefully it might take a few of the "streetpeckers" that "christened"my new fleece the last time I was there.

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Male Kestrel was flying around under the Stretford End roof at Old Trafford yesterday, just before end of match. It eventually flew up to the back and stayed there hidden from view. presumably roosting.

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Peregrine above the ETIHAD just before start of play today.
Cheers Ian

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Yesterday at half time at the ETIHAD a Peregrine, must have been attracted by the off form Canariesbiggrin.
Cheers Ian

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I don't mind some banter chaps but this thread now has nothing to do with birds whatsoever and has no place on this discussion forum. Plus, I hate football and don't bang in about rugby wink

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Pale or dark phase?biggrin

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Flock of blue tits?...

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If we're doing puns, was the diver playing on the wing?

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There was also a Booby in goal. By the way were the fearal pigeons scared of something? smile

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I was invited to the Etihad by an old business contact today. Enjoyed the hospitality and the match apart from the result. As well as a few feral pigeons flying around there was one Diver sp on the pitch that gave a really impressive display mid-way through the second half hmm



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At the Etihad after the match a Sparrowhawk was circling (thought at first it might have been a vulturewinkbiggrin), no sign of any Robins on the pitch howeverbiggrinbiggrinbiggrin.
Cheers Ian

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Salford City Stadium: Grey Heron flew over at half time, single Swift and Black-headed Gull in the second half of tonight's hammering

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Not in the football stadium

Oystercatcher flew through the Blue Car Park at the Etihad

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Admittedly not quite in the stadium but a Chiffchaff was joining in the singing with thousands of fans just outside Old Trafford this evening as United's trophy parade began.smile

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Pair of Mistle Thrushes were feeding young in the roof of the Sir Alex Ferguson stand yesterday - completely unfazed by the racket created by 75000 + fans.

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Peregrine falcon over the Reebok stadium during this afternoon's victory over Burnley It (or another one?) was in attendance during the FA Cup match against Everton a couple of weeks ago too. It does a good job keeping the pigeons away, although I would like it to swoop down and take a useless C Eagles off the pitch

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Raven on gas tower at end of Joe Mercer way after match today, 1st one I've ever seen here.
Cheers Ian

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Sale Sharks kick off at Salford City Stadium tomorrow night. I'll be on the look-out for any stowaway spectators!

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