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RE: Waxwings (out of county)


This morning 15 Waxwings in Northwich, Cheshire, by the Northwich Tip accessed off the road down to Witton Mill car park (the one for Neumann's Flash!).

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6 on Andover Road Haydock 1pm, the Costco approach road

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12 this morning at milner st warrington,but few berries left

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18 waxwings over Boston av castlerise Runcon 12.33pm heading north east
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78 waxwings at Milner st at 11.45 but flying around a lot ,flying over to the hospital and the trees by the school opposite the Kia Garage,very few berries left along the VW Garage and no oppotunity now for decent pictures in that area until next year,so anyone visiting for pics try elseware I would say :)

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Popping this in this thread as well as in a post on the Desert Wheatear as relevant to both!!

Found a new group of Waxwings today on the way home along the N.Wales coast. Checked with RBA & hadn't been reported in this location before. 20 Waxwings in Flintshire, 1.5mls NW of Flint at Bagillt on Station Road in tall trees by AdHoc Conservatories on a mini industrial estate, this was at 12.15pm & at grid ref SJ221755

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Approx 60 waxwing at milner st this morning


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Only 8 feeding early this morning on the north side ofthe VW Garage Milner st Warrington

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No problem Phil, I never thought there was and my post wasn't directed at you alone either as there are now several location unspecific posts within the thread

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There was no intention to not be specific on the location in my post, it was purely an error.

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Originally posted by John Conway:

Waxwings Birkenhead, 12.00 24/11/12:

70 near entrance to Mersey tunnel at Hamilton Street.

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As this out of county thread covers a very large geographical area, could we please make our posts more specific to a location everyone (Warrington, Knutsford, Lancaster etc).

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34 present this morning at 08:00. Flighty and disappeared c08:30. 2 still flying around and landing at bottom end of Haig Road.

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Parkgate Ind Est,Knutsford,30ish Waxwings still present this afternoon,drinking from the puddles in the concrete road near the grove then onto berry trees opposite Valve Tec,no worries about the berry stocks there,s loads on some tree,s that I hadn,t noticed

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Was that you I spoke to this morning ian?they came back and were feeding next to the path.also brambling over and peregrine over cockhedge on the way home.

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26 Waxwings in the Sycamore trees on the railway bank by the bridge over Froghall Lane this morning around 09:30hrs

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86 waxwings present in tree opposite KIA motors then relocated to trees near the school at which point a sparrowhawk went through and sent them off towards crossfields island(Milner street area).

-- Edited by chrisdorney on Friday 23rd of November 2012 09:06:56 AM

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Parkgate Ind Es Knutsford, 30 Waxwings still showing off in front of Oliver Valves,although the berry stocks are dwindling.

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JOHN TYMON wrote:

Anyone thinking of going to Milner st warrington
There is at least enough berries in the area to last another week around the vw garage on milner street.Don't assume if you get there and theres none that they have gone,on sat and sunday they dissapeared for over an hour a couple of times.don't assume because they haven't been posted they are not there,I was on my own most of friday afternoon with them all round me






John thanks for this sensible advice - when I got to Milner St at 11.30 this am as the rain was easing off, there was no sign of any Waxwings, and I picked up your posting on my smartphone which encouraged me to stay around the area. Driving about a bit I identified a small flock of what I thought must be waxwings in the air over nearer the Wolves stadium, flying towards Milner St and it was when I went back there that 50-60 were in the B&Q tree. I don't think I'd have had the sense to hang about if you hadn't posted this.
Being so close to the main B&Q entrance they were creating quite a lot of interest from passers by - at one point I was loaning out my bins and pretending to be erudite haha! Wonderful birds to "show off" to people though - 'cos they look so exotic.

Just need to go down there again in better photographic light - though some of my pics are not bad. I guess the berries have a few more days to last yet - quite a number of Mistle Thrushes about though too, having their turn.

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Nineteen at the junction of Harpers Lane / Eaves Lane / Botany Brow, Chorley at 3.00 pm, feeding on a couple of Rowans. Not much more than a days supply for that number, so perhaps next stop Horwich!

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They were there at 9am Paul and again as I drove past. ( 2pm) This morning they were feeding on the small berry trees facing the main rd.
Opposite the car park to the Guardian Medical Centre. Looks like they are the next trees to be stripped.
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-- Edited by Vivien Finn on Wednesday 21st of November 2012 03:02:53 PM

-- Edited by Vivien Finn on Wednesday 21st of November 2012 03:05:18 PM

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58 waxwings milner st tall tree outside b and q and flying about quite a lot. Poorish light but great views! Lifer for me brilliant to see them.

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Anyone thinking of going to Milner st warrington
There is at least enough berries in the area to last another week around the vw garage on milner street.Don't assume if you get there and theres none that they have gone,on sat and sunday they dissapeared for over an hour a couple of times.don't assume because they haven't been posted they are not there,I was on my own most of friday afternoon with them all round me
I have worked out over the weekend the pattern seems to be feeding heavily 10-11am and 2-3pm in between they are erratic and fly off to bank park,you have to be willing to do a few hours to guarentee seeing them well-there are loads of berries about half a mile east beyond the big rounderbout on the north side of the a57,my guess is they will be there next as quite a few went that way a few times yesterday

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a fair few birds giving excellent views and lots of lovely photos on cemetary avenue sheffield yesterday,

then also found another 20 odd sat in a tree at the top end of tapton school playing fields as i was driving back, the second time i've found waxwings while driving along the A57 in crosspool in 2 consecutive sundays 2012 waxwing photo total now passed 700 shots oops

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Fantastic views of a flock of circa 60 waxwings in Lancaster [White Lund industrial estate] this morning at sunrise - feeding on fallen berries until a female Sparrowhawk went through the flock and the industrial estate got busy, after which they dispersed. Best spot was to park in the cash and carry car park and watch from the car.

-- Edited by Pete Welch on Sunday 18th of November 2012 10:10:32 PM

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Had an hour or so down at Milner Street this afternoon. 60+ Waxwings showing reasonably well at times but rather skittish and spent much of the time perched at the top of the taller trees. About 1.15pm they decided they'd had enough of the attention and disappeared for about half an hour or so before returning.

Nice to see a good selection of fellow Mancy birders down there too including John Tymon, Dennis Atherton and Martyn Jones. A lovely social occasion!



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Great John! Thanks for the update. I might just call in tomorrow if the opportunity arises.

Still wading through all last weeks photos. I just can't resist these birds! :)

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Still 67 AT MILNER ST, Warrington, 3pm and showed well all day down to 4 feet

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I managed a short (5min) journey from home today & caught up with 40 Waxwings still south of Northwich off the A556 bypass near Roberts Bakery at Gadbrook Park Business Park at 10.35am. As I said before when you are on the A556 just look for the well known spiral bread cooler landmark & turn into the Business Park there, the birds were in a tree immediatly to the right. Waxings also reported nearby flying over Northwich town centre, at Barnton also and in Tarvin.

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20 waxwings still at Milner Street at 4pm and interestingly a few fieldfares in the trees with berries by B&QI have a feeling the main flock could be on Bank park about 400 yards east of milner street as that is were they kept dissapearing to both yesterday and today.



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10.00a.m. to 12.00; Milner St. Warrington

About 30 Waxwings making occasional visits to the Rowan trees in the VW dealers grounds.

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passed through Milner st twice this morning,9am and 10.30 ,No signs of the Waxwings,but a few people hanging about for them

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Early report this morning of 25+Waxwings still on the southern edge of Northwich off the A556 bypass near Roberts Bakery at Gadbrook Park Business Park, numbers here got up to 80 yesterday. As I said before when you are on the A556 just look for the well known spiral bread cooler landmark & turn into the Business Park there

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Finally caught up with them today at Milner St,3 hours watching them this afternoon,Biggest count was 68,but I recon there are probably 75+ as some were coming and going,shame the sun didn't stay out for the pics,but nice to see them 300 yards from home.A few other birders poped in and out during the afternoon,and a few risley moss regulars.The birds were very flighty and only about every 25 mins did they venture down to the berry trees,and then only for seconds.They remain mainly in the tall trees at the furniture store.Thanks to all for the updates all week A few shots on my flickr link below



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Received a report of 66+Waxwings still present early afternoon & as Vivien says plenty of berries still there as well

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Waxwings present in Milner st 9am-10am this morning. Still present when I left. Plenty of berries left and good light for photography.
Good luck John, hope you get to see them today.

-- Edited by Vivien Finn on Friday 16th of November 2012 10:42:45 AM




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Waxwings present in Milner st 9am-10am this morning. Still present when I left. Plenty of berries left and good light for photography.
Good luck John, hope you get to see them today.

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Nothing yet but a report of 40 Waxwings on the southern edge of Northwich off the A556 bypass near Roberts Bakery at Gadbrook Park Business Park. On the A556 just look for the well known spiral bread cooler landmark & turn into the Business Park there

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Any reports this morning from milner st?

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Waxwings were present in Milner st this morning as I drove by at about 10am. I also saw them this afternoon 2 45pm until 3 45pm. Other known birder/ photographers were present and had been for some time. I have posted on Birdguide this week and also on North West Birding. I have alerted local birders to spread the word!! There are still berries on the small trees if anyone is thinking of going. The birds are now using the small tree nearest to the junction with the main rd. They are still using the tall tree outside Kia to preen and then dropping down into the berry tree to feed. I'll check tomorrow when I drive past and will post on here. However it will be 9 30am before I can post. They are in an excellent place for photographs but until today the light conditions have been poor. I took some good photos today with the sun on the birds while not far from the tree. If you wish to see a photo look on North west birding I posted one from earlier in the week. Not the best of photos though due to poor light.

-- Edited by Vivien Finn on Thursday 15th of November 2012 06:43:12 PM




Thanks hopefully get an early finish tomorrow,and get a few pics as well-thanks for keeping me updated,it is frustrating when you live 300 yards away and can't get to see them due to work :)

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Waxwings were present in Milner st this morning as I drove by at about 10am. I also saw them this afternoon 2 45pm until 3 45pm. Other known birder/ photographers were present and had been for some time. I have posted on Birdguide this week and also on North West Birding. I have alerted local birders to spread the word!! There are still berries on the small trees if anyone is thinking of going. The birds are now using the small tree nearest to the junction with the main rd. They are still using the tall tree outside Kia to preen and then dropping down into the berry tree to feed. I'll check tomorrow when I drive past and will post on here. However it will be 9 30am before I can post. They are in an excellent place for photographs but until today the light conditions have been poor. I took some good photos today with the sun on the birds while not far from the tree. If you wish to see a photo look on North west birding I posted one from earlier in the week. Not the best of photos though due to poor light.

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11 Waxwings in Lymm this morning at 9.20. Heard the calls as I was changing out of my wellies at the back of my van. Looked around and there they were. Watched them for a few minutes and two even dropped into the tree three yards away. They were quite flighty though and soon departed.

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Any at Milner st Warrington today anyone? looking like they will not be there when im off at the weekend,but still seemed to be lots of berries when I drove past in the dark last night,still not seen any pics from warrington,so maybe they are not in the best place for pics?anyone sees any today or particularly tomorrow morning please post,don't assume everyone knows they are still there.
cheers John

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Just had an email telling me that there were still 60 waxwings at the Milner Street location this afternoon - so still looking good!! Looks like very few folk are actually reporting this flock out anywhere, as this email was in response to me asking for info on your behalf to a local birder!!

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Only London Waxwing report in last 2 days was this morning at WWT Centre Barnes by Peacock Tower briefly at 10am. Seems like London isn't really to their tastes!! If I see any more I will post, Paul

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If anybody hears of any in Muswell Hill, Bounds Green, or Richmond in London where I will be this weekend......

Forlorn hope?!

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No reports as yet from Warrington on the pager, John, or on the Facebook site that I am a moderator on (North West Birding). But it could just be that they are still there & those that have seen them are not the reporting type!! Good luck, if I hear anything I will post on here

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Any at Milner st Warrington today anyone? looking like they will not be there when im off at the weekend,but still seemed to be lots of berries when I drove past in the dark last night,still not seen any pics from warrington,so maybe they are not in the best place for pics?anyone sees any today or particularly tomorrow morning please post,don't assume everyone knows they are still there.
cheers John

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Knutsford,Parkgate Ind Est,not the relaxed lunch I had plannedbut a least 4 Waxwings hanging around near Oliver Valves.

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60 or so still present at Milner Street, Warrington at 11.35 this morning, though rather unsettled.

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Could anyone please keep updating if they see any at Milner st warrington
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