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Warrington town centre and environs


Although strictly not in Warrington but this was the closest description I could find, went to Walton gardens with the kids today saw a sparrowhawk over head and 2 ring neck parakeets flying over. Not sure if they were escapees from the aviary section of the park or what but I know that "wild ones"are expanding their range.



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5 Redwing flew South over Padgate around 10:05

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A female Whinchat was on a bungalow roof in Cedar Grove, Paddington at 9.00am this morning.

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A Peregrine flew SE over Padgate Lane around 14:30

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Aileen and I had a walk around Paddington Meadows this morning, highlights included a singing Cetti's Warbler at the Greymist end and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler at the western end.

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Lesser Whitethroat still singing on railway by Hawley's Lane, Dallam today



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Lesser Whitethroat singing this afternoon on the embankment of the railway at Hawley's Lane, Dallam



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Apologies for the late post. 

A Goshawk flew low over Chester Road on Wednesday morning heading in a westerly direction. 



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I called in to Warrington Collegiate on Long Lane, while we were in the car park there was an adult Iceland Gull on the lawn in front of the reception, it was with a few other gulls including a first winter Herring, when some of the students threw some bread down it was the only gull not to go for it although it did fly around a little. I managed a couple of extremely poor photos through the car windscreen

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Single adult Yellow-legged Gull, "worm-dancing", on A57 / A562 roundabout this afternoon at approximately 15:00hrs



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6 Waxwing over Milner Street this morning



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About 50 Waxwings still present on Milner Street this pm (about 1430hrs), flitting between the Honda and VW (?) garages.smile



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c70 Waxwing still present this morning at Milner Street Warrington and by side of Honda garage across the road :)



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dave broome wrote:

Up to c100 Waxwings at Milner Street this morning, with around 30 each of Redwing and Fieldfare also present


same up to 3pm , not many berries left and most were heading across the road to Honda Garage were there are 3 decent trees full of berries left ,Redwing were up to around the 100 mark or more passing through and a sparrowhawk was seen twice. 



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Up to c100 Waxwings at Milner Street this morning, with around 30 each of Redwing and Fieldfare also present



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7 Waxwing at Milner street Warrington ,with about 20 Fieldfares ,and very few berries left now



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pete berry wrote:

After a look at the Waxwings today a juvenile Glaucous Gull flew low over car whilst we were stopped at the lights at the junction of A49 and A574.There were quite a few gulls milling about in the general area,but a quick search of the industrial estate at the back didn't turn owt up.





Most of the Gulls seem to roost on the ASDA Warehouse on Dallam Lane, you can view them from the Tesco Extra Car Park, there are hundreds of big gulls on there most early mornings recently
ive never tried ,but I imagine scoping from the corner of the Tesco car park would work.

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After a look at the Waxwings today a juvenile Glaucous Gull flew low over car whilst we were stopped at the lights at the junction of A49 and A574.There were quite a few gulls milling about in the general area,but a quick search of the industrial estate at the back didn't turn owt up.

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26+ Waxwings still present at the Volkswagen garage on Milner Street at 14:00, also good numbers of redwing and fieldfare

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Six Waxwings present on Milner Street at 11.45 this morning. 



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35+ Waxwing at 4pm today on the corner between Battersby Lane and Forshaw Street, feeding on the many remaining berries on corner.

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8.30 Milner St
Some of the berry trees completely stripped. The trees right alongside A57 still have fruit on them and thrush/waxwing flocks were on these this morning.
Fewer birds than a few days ago, 90% of birds were Redwing. Single figures of Waxwing in with them.



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42 Waxwings in usual trees along Battersby Lane, now (09:15hrs)

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There were 2 Waxwing  at Milner Street, after lunch along with a large mixed flock of Redwing and Fieldfares.  However about 2.45  c50 Waxwings flew in giving very good views. They were still there when I left about 3.15.



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No Waxwings at Milner street Warrington this morning, plenty of Redwing and Fieldfare along with a decent starling flock

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38 Waxwing feeding at Milner Street at 14:45



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Rob Smith wrote:

around 10.45am

Waxwing - 18 present but harassed quite forcibly by thrushes & blackbirds to the extent that the flock flew off over the hospital to the north?





Could you edit where these birds are more specifically please Rob as the thread relates to the 'town centre and environs'.

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around 10.45am

Waxwing - 18 present but harassed quite forcibly by thrushes & blackbirds to the extent that the flock flew off over the hospital to the north?

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Just off A57 right next to closed B&Q opposite Post Office Depot

Fantastic close views of mixed flock of thrushes and waxwings gorging on berries.

at least 10 Waxwing and 20 plus Fieldfare 30 plus Redwing smaller nos of Mistle Thrush and Blackbirds.

This is right next to VW showroom but when waxwings here in previous years the VW staff were very unsympathetic to birders (and birds) so if anyone's planning a visit to see them best to avoid the showroom's carparks.

A slightly earlier traipse round Forshaw/Milner St area found plenty of Starlings but not much else.

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No Waxwings at Milner street ,plenty Thrushes

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23+ at Milner Street at 13.10. A bit flighty as a Magpie was in their favoured tree. Also 2 Redwing and 2 Mistle Thrushes. Lots of berries here. Beware the traffic wardens!!

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35 waxwings milner street f 10 mins at 10.30 before the thrushes saw them off none at battersby ln this morning

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16 Waxwings at Battersby Lane, at the junction with Forshaw Street reported at 11:24 on birdguides and still present at 15:00

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21 Waxwing at Winwick Road/Alder Lane this morning, in a tree adjacent to 391 Winwick Rd



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Raven low SW over the town centre this afternoon by Mersey Street



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John Williams wrote:

It is also worth keeping an eye on the rowans in Battersby Lane, and the rowan with white berries near the Birchwood Pool at Moore NR.


Been checking Battersby lane ,not many berries there,more at milner street  



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It is also worth keeping an eye on the rowans in Battersby Lane, and the rowan with white berries near the Birchwood Pool at Moore NR.

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Anyone in Warrington whos out and about check Milner street for Waxwings has the berries are perfect and in abundance has waxwings have been seen at Lowton this morning,so Milner street has always been the top spot in Warrington -anyone who goes please update ,I have been checking has I live close ,but am at work all week,so can't get to check .

 



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Woodcock flew low over my garden around 4pm

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Possible Little Egret seen very briefly flying over Town Centre at 4pm

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Just seen a Magpie near Asda Westbrook, flying with it's beak full of sticks and twigs, are they still nesting, or is this early preparation for next spring?.

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approx 120 Pink-Footed Geese west at 09:33

2 Skylark N over Golden Square



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A greenshank flew over my garden calling at about 23:00 last night (15/09)

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A Tree Pipit flew over Decathlon on Winwick Road at 13.00 this afternoon

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Saw my first Black Tern of the year today ,in the stranges of places ,1 Flying over the swing bridge on Chester Road down the Manchester ship canal towards Moore ,presumebly from Woolston Eyes,in the Rush hour at 4.20 .Who would ever thought you could see Black Tern in Almost town centre Warrington :) Always expect anything anywhere and you won't go wrong :)

 



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Collared Dove seen on Crosfield Street next to Bank Park yesterday evening



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3 Little Ringed Plovers chasing each other round the waste ground/ rain water pools this afternoon.

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Willow warbler briefly singing in sycamore tree in my garden at 12:00

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Pair of Goosander on Sankey Brook (Dallam) this morning 08:30hrs



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Red Kite drifting NE 10.30 am over Tesco extra Warrington :) Put all the gulls up from the top of the Asda Warehouse opposite ,where it looked like there was well over 500 large gulls roosting . :)


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