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RE: Warrington town centre and environs


Late post : 20.06.2018

Wilderspool Causeway

A pair of Lesser Black Backed Gulls have been on territory close to the site of the former rugby stadium for more than a month.

I have seen them with at least one chick on a nearby flat roof, which they have vigorously defended.

Around lunchtime there was a very noisy fracas as an adult Lesser Black Back flew low along the road with two others in pursuit.

The fleeing gull had what looked like a blackbird sized chick in it's beak, and it flew from the roof where I had seen the chicks.

I'm pretty confident that I witnessed cannibalism gull style as the parent birds now appear to have moved away.



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Raven in Woolston Park this afternoon being mobbed by Crows.

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Lesser Whitethroat singing along the railway by Hawleys Lane

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4 Ravens again near St Oswalds Church, Padgate around 15:45

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Afternoon visit with Paul Baker.

- adult Iceland Gull
Finally located it on Tile Giant roof after we tried all the various locations it's been seen at previously. It didn't stay long though as it was flushed and driven off by a Lesser Black-backed Gull.


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Adult Iceland Gull present again all day today in Warrington



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Adult Iceland Gull still present today along Winwick Road Warrington ,itl have to shift soon to make it to Greenland



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The adult Iceland Gull is still along Winwick Road, sat on the roof of Tile Giant around 13:20

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Adult Iceland Gull along Winwick Road Warrington this morning



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Four Ravens were flying around St Oswalds Church around 12:30 today, appeared to be at least 2 young birds

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Adult Iceland Gull seen Am  along the usual stretch of the A49,no signs this afternoon in its usual spots.

 



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Not exactly Warrington town centre but a Kestrel hovering over field adjacent to Winwick Lane as you approach roundabout for M6 at around 10am this morning - dry but breezy, 10 degrees centigrade.  Buzzard over field south of M62 and a few hundred metres east of IKEA.



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Adult Iceland Gull again around Decathlon mid afternoon today and over the college



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The Adult Iceland gull I found early in the winter was still present today ,seen several times between the new Aldi and Matalan via the College area along Winwick road last seen at 3.30 pm on Matalan's roof  :)



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Adult Iceland Gull siting on roof of Tile Giant at noon today.

(Behind MacDonalds on A49)

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Adult Iceland Gull over costa coffee ,next to Aldi on Winwick road at 8.30 this Morning.



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Ring-Necked Parakeet at Walton Hall today

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Adult Iceland gull again flying around in the vicinity of Decathlon and later Tescos, but not seen to land.



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Raven again in vicinity of Padgate Lane this afternoon. Prospecting for nest site?

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Adult Iceland Gull was seen again flying round the college around 1:30pm, it was also seen landing with other large gulls on the Linde Stirling roof opposite. Also, a Raven flew NW over Padgate Lane, close to St Oswald's Church around 2:30pm - picked up by its cronking.

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Adult Iceland Gull seen twice this afternoon briefly flying behind Decathlon Warrington :)

 



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Adult Iceland Gull still present at Winwick Road, was seen feeding with other gulls at the front of the college around 2:30pm

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Adult iceland gull flying round decathlon 2.30 - 3.30 mainly high with other gulls Ian has uploaded some pictures of it to the main site,which everyone should visit has there have been plenty update in recent times .



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Adult iceland gull again over college warrington 9am

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colin davies wrote:

Finally caught up with John's elusive Iceland gull today on the roof of the Warrington Business School next to the college and the Premier Inn at about 10:30.


The best looking Iceland Gull ive seen by a mile  :) seen again near the college this afternoon briefly.

another great picture by Colin Davies



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Finally caught up with John's elusive Iceland gull today on the roof of the Warrington Business School next to the college and the Premier Inn at about 10:30.



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Adult Iceland Gull again over ex Asda warehouse on Dallam Lane Warrington opposite Tesco extra at 830 am this morning



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Birding at Tesco's

Bit of a surreal moment at Tesco early this morning, just having a coffee before shopping ,looked out of the Café window and a Pristine Adult Iceland Gull flew past the window 10 feet away and went onto the roof,2 mins later it was flying round again and back on the roof. This bird I have seen on and off through the winter usually by the collage or Decathlon, but finally to see it close was nice, shame no camera. Later when I was driving past Decathlon ,it was sat on top of one of the streetlights ,then flew off and landed on the grass area by the entrance to the collage ,so anyone in the area ,its worth a look,my guess is its roosting on either Tesco's Roof or the Asda Warehouse opposite. I have also seen it in brief views when driving pat on the Grass area opposite the Alban retail park.



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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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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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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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