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8 in trees opposite John Moorse University Liverpool city centre at approx.12.45pm

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12 in the car park at Egerton Youth Club, Knutsford this early afternoon.

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Like Dave I'll post extra info here as well as in another thread in case folk only look in one place

20 Waxwings in Middlewich today, on Meadow View on the outskirts on the Northwich side, CW10 9QB for Sat Navs. The birds were in a pink Rowan a third of the way down on the right (2 or 3 berry trees here, with lots of berries left). They frequently flew off over the houses towards the all weather pitches and perched up in trees over there. They are very skittish so staying in the car may be best smile



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6 Waxwing over Milner Street, Warrington this morning



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Approx 100 Waxwings at Milner Street , Warrington this morning, though disappearing a lot of the time in two groups. At least 2 colour-ringed birds among them, but difficult to get good enough views of legs to read them (a Merseyside Ringing Group bird and a Grampian Ringing Group bird). Could probably be picked up on photos more readily.



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Headed to Barnton late afternoon as there had been reports of Waxwings there and it is very local to me. However on arrival birding mates present informed me that the flock of 24 had been flushed by a Sparrowhawk. We then waited with others for around 45mins with no luck. Consolation of year ticks of Sparrowhawk and Grey Wagtail were welcome however!

A quick whizz around some other berry trees that we had been told about proved fruitless (no pun intended wink ) so we headed home. But on taking the shortest route back to the main road, down Manor Drive past the Barn Owl Pub I noticed a large group of birds in the top of a tree - Waxwings biggrin They came doem to feed on a rowan and showed really well, a count revealing 28 birds so not only had we found them in a new feeding location, we had also self-found 4 new birds!! Not a bad result, but they then flew off, presumably to roost as the light was fading fast. With so many berries around Barton as a whole these birds will probably stick around for a while smile



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38 at Milner Street, Warrington at 14:45



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No sign of any Waxwings around the Lidl area in Northwich midday today. A few small trees with berries here and there although the berries look well past their 'sell by date.'

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C & W Bird News reporting 8 Waxwing at Lidl in Northwich yesterday late afternoon. Will have a look tomorrow to see if still around.

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21 in Warrington this morning alongside the A49 at Winwick Rd/Alder Ln



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Had a look for the Waxwings in Blackburn this morning en route to the Fylde Coast. Initially, saw around a dozen birds adjacent to the Go Outdoors store but once we were out of the car they vanished. Did a circuit of going over to Garden Street, Griffin Pub and back to the Go Outdoors store, checking the berry laden trees without success. However, we then learnt of the flock being behind the aforementioned pub, slightly in to the small housing estate. Shortly after we arrived (six or seven minutes from Go Outdoors) the flock of around twenty birds flew in. Very confiding, moving between two or three trees on the estate.

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Thanks for the info Austin. I used to live just down the road in Darwen, so know the area well. I am birding in Lancs tomorrow so it would be rude not to try and find them! Nice photographs you took.

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Hi Mark,

There are about 25 Waxwings in and around the Go Outdoors store in blackburn please take a look here http://austinmorley.blogspot.co.uk/ for pictutres and some more info on where the birds are hanging about.

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Birdguides reporting Waxwings in Blackburn today. Usual spot is the car park on Mincing Lane/Weir Street - see directions etc a few posts down from January 2014. I have also been told of a sighting of a few birds at Go Outdoors which is at the western end of King Street near St Wilfred's School. I have only the very basic/free Birdguides info, so not sure if it is one group of birds, or two.

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Three waxwings seen at 3pm on Littledale Rd, Great Sankey, Warrington.



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the sidings, Cheadle, Staffordshire. popped in on the way back from Buckinghamshire this afternoon.

6 waxwings showing well in the first garden on the sidings, I had them all to myself before a few of the local residents came over to enjoy them also, they eventually flew off west just before 4pm.


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Single Waxwing posing for the hordes of photographers just next to visitor centre at RSPB Old Moor. Nice Sunday dinner with the missus too! Cheers Chris

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Single Waxwing in Collingwood Road, Chorley, opposite the end of Pembroke Place. Apparently there was a small flock yesterday.

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4 waxwings present this morning in the car park at the junction of Mincing Lane and Weir Street in Blackburn. Plenty of berries around. They were harassed off by a magpie at one stage but returned quickly.

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Four Waxwings still present around the car park (berries a-plenty) at the junction of Mincing Lane and Weir Street in Blackburn, which is just off the A666 approaching the town centre. If not feeding in trees at the north end of the car park, they have a tendancy to rest/preen on the tv aeriel of the restaurant across the road at the opposite end of the car park. They have been around for a week or so and this has become a regular spot over the years.

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34 Waxwings on Preston New Rd Southport south west of garage at junction with Fylde Rd at about 2.30 today

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10 Waxwings in the trees on the car park at Asda in Anfield at lunchtime today. Made a nice sight while I was having lunch in the van.

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19 waxwings seen at 12:30 in trees at junction of Beresford Road and Homestead Way in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

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35 Waxwing still at Chester Services on the M56 at lunchtime

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Originally posted by Seonaid Beddows today:

Just had my first sight of a flock of waxwings and made my day!
Spotted at Henshall Rd, in the trees opposite Ovenhouse Lane, Bollington.
First sighting was of approx 60 at midday. Still catching a glimpse of smaller groups from the comfort of my lounge (16 or so).

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40 at junction of Phillimore Road and Sheil Road, Liverpool at 8:50 today

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alan patterson wrote:

There are still some Waxwings on the tall silver birch near the post office on the corner of Lindi and Glebe Avenue, Grappenhall, Warrington there were 27 a few minutes ago.





Finished up with 101 waxwings by 3pm

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19 Waxwings on the wires in Barrow's Green Lane, Widnes still at 10.30am

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There are still some Waxwings on the tall silver birch near the post office on the corner of Lindi and Glebe Avenue, there were 27 a few minutes ago.

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There were 20 Waxwing in the silver birch in a garden at bottom of Glebe Avenue, Grappenhall at 12.30 when I came back from Stockton heath. They are at the bottom end near the post office . When I got home and looked out from the garden I could not see them. At about 3.45 when I looked out from the back garden they were back in the same silver birch. Shortly after they were joined by more birds. They flew off at 4 pm but returned a few minutes later and now there are 74 birds. They are flying down to feed in one of the gardens.

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I have just got back in from watching a group of 27 Waxwings in Grappenhall, they were in a birch tree behind the Post Office on Lindi Avenue. There must be a tree with some berries on as they were flying down into a garden and returning with a Berry. I first saw them at 12.10 and they were still in the area a few minutes ago.




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Ian McKerchar wrote:

No apologies necessary; I never even noticed the header! . The main problem comes with follow on posts which don't have the headers or specific locations and then more and more users (understandably) do likewise and then chaos reigns. I know it seems like I'm a pain in the arse sometimes, a fuss-pot, but I hope you all understand I'm just trying to maintain the standards of this forum which sets us apart from other 'inferior' forums





Hi Ian, I would never describe you as a pain in the arse or a fuss pot Your own words! One of the reasons I like Manchester Birding forum is because you do keep an eye on things to ensure a high standard. I like the way there is room for a bit of humour included in the topics but I like the way you keep an eye out to see they keep to the topic.


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No apologies necessary; I never even noticed the header! . The main problem comes with follow on posts which don't have the headers or specific locations and then more and more users (understandably) do likewise and then chaos reigns. I know it seems like I'm a pain in the arse sometimes, a fuss-pot, but I hope you all understand I'm just trying to maintain the standards of this forum which sets us apart from other 'inferior' forums

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Where exactly is 'Fryers'? Posts must have at least a general area otherwise it a guessing game I'm afraid





Hi Ian,

Sorry if I have caused some confusion about where Fryers Nursery is but if you look at the posting I did this mornings it is titled "Knutsford Waxwings". I did not have an address or postcode to give a more exact location.

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Fryers Garden Centre is on Manchester Road, Knutsford, on the Northern side of Knutsford heading towards Warrington Road, Mere :) ps. sorry Ian, I was only following on from the initial mention of Fryers on Alans thread.

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Where exactly is 'Fryers'? Posts must have at least a general area otherwise it a guessing game I'm afraid

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Update; went back to Fryers again this afternoon between 2.45pm and 3.30pm with no success but that is not to say they didn't arrive after I had gone ! I may pop back tomorrow after 3.30pm this time just in case and will give you the nod if I see any Waxwings.

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Hi,

Yesterday I put out a report of Waxwings seen at Fryers Nursery and put it in the "out of county forum", I never realised there was a seperate Out of County Waxwings Topic.

I am putting the latest update in the correct place as " Big Brother is Watching" This is an update from Hazel who visited the nursery this morning

No sign of the Waxwings this morning (Friday 15th Jan) so will try again mid afternoon onwards; according to one of the staff there were around 50 there last Wednesday week and they always arrive after 2.30pm and stay until dusk - if only we'd all known !! Will update again if I manage to spot them later. Cheers :)




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8 in New Mills today on High Lea Road heading towards the Fox At Brookbottom. They were trilling on a wire by Brow Farm then had a drink from a gutter before flying along the lane

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Hi,

I've just seen around 20 Waxwings feeding on the High Street (Hough Lane..) in Leyland, Lancashire.... I'm very excited as this is a 1st for me... They where on the 'red berry' bush right outside the post office. I think they'll be back as there are loads of berrys left.

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19 Waxwings in our back garden this morning, St Marys Rd, Penketh Warrington.

I've also put this on the Penketh thread .

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Went over to Liverpool yesterday (24th) to see the waxwings on Townsend Avenue in Norris Green, amazing sight of over 120 in one of the tall trees at the side of this long road. A single mistle thrush was guarding one of the smaller trees in the middle of the road and was doing a great job of protecting his tree. I'm not sure why the waxwings wanted the berries in that one small tree as there are a lot of trees with berries along the central reservation. Worth the trip over to watch the waxwings battling with the "on guard" thrush.

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Late this afternoon:

At Bodelwyddan opposite the ''Marble Church'' (across the A55)......6 Waxwings in tree.
See today's post for North Wales.

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9 at junction of Leeds St and Scotland Road, Central Liverpool at 1.10pm today. Plenty of berries left.

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Single bird made a couple of visits to my sister's front garden in Maghull at about 8 a.m.

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18/12/2012 - 2 Waxwings still present along Gravel Lane, Wilmslow.

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150+ (c150 take your pick!) adjacent to Meadowhall, Sheffield on A6109 Meadowhall Road near Topps Tiles at 1345hrs

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Single Waxwing seen this afternoon, feeding on hawthorn berries( I think), near entrance to main hide at Anglers Country Park,nr. Wakefield, W.Yorks.
Could hear more in the area,but not located.

Cheers Chris

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Originally posted by Kevin Forde today:

Flock of waxwings at the entrance to Wrexham Industrial Estate. Junction of Abenbury Way and Bryn Lane. Solitary Mistle Thrush holding it's all against them.

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04/12/2012 - 8 Waxwings off Gravel Lane, Wilmslow this afternoon.

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