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RE: Longford Park, Stretford


11-12.45pm mainly around the scrubby area to the east of the park.

Male & female sparrowhawk seen on several occasions being harassed by the crows & magpies.
5 Jay
1 blackcap
2 Chiffchaff, 1 singing
2 bullfinch
A tit flock held, long tailed, great, blue, coal tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 nuthatch.
1 swallow through south.

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Whilst running at Longford Stadium, I managed to sneak in a small loop of one of the paths in the park.

Not particularly busy (bird wise) but the following was seen:

4+ Blackbirds
2+ Robins
1 Blue Tit
2 Great Tit
4+ Magpie
1 Jackdaw (overhead)
8+ Woodpigeon
3 Feral Pigeon
1 Chiffchaff
and the stars of which were 2 Treecreepers chasing each other round an Oak Tree.

Also, a Hobby gliding along the motorway on the way home was the first for me this year.smile

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Currently 1 male ring ouzel on playing fields next to the old pitch & putt smile

also...

2 sparrowhawk
2 great spotted woodpecker
3 mistle thrush
2 nuthatch
2 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler

-- Edited by steven burke on Wednesday 15th of April 2015 10:43:50 PM

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4 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler
2 blackcap
1 great spotted woodpecker
2 jay
5 goldcrest
2 sparrowhawk
4 stock dove
1 song thrush
1 grey heron
3 treecreeper
2 nuthatch


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A cut through the park this morning without bins

43+ Meadow Pipit
1 Chiffchaff
1 Great spotted woodpecker

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 7th of April 2015 12:58:34 PM

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Short walk around the park turned up:

Wood Pigeon (in numbers)
Magpie (in numbers)
Carrion Crow (4)
Robin (4)
Blackbird (7)
House Sparrow (5)
Starling (2)
Black-headed Gull (1)
Common Gull (5)

and a mixed foraging group comprising:

Long-Tailed Tit (7)
Blue Tit (6)
Great Tit (5)
Nuthatch (1)

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from 12pm

2 swallows
4 blackcaps
2 chiffchaffs
1 nuthatch
1 great spotted woodpecker
4 mistle thrushes
1 song thrush
2 goldcrests
plus usuals around.

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10.30-12.40pm

2 bullfinches
1 chaffinch
9 goldfinches
1 nuthatch
2 treecreepers
1 great spotted woodpecker
3 goldcrests
2 coal tits
5 jays
2 pied wagtails
15 mistle thrushes
4 song thrushes
plenty of redwings around, they have now almost devoured all the berries on the trees around the old pitch & putt course. several of them bathing in a small pool of water with goldfinches smile

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1 chiffchaff, now been seen in every month this year wink
5 goldcrests
6 chaffinches
13 goldfinches
1 greenfinch
1 bullfinch
1 jay
2 pied wagtails
2 great spotted woodpeckers
1 sparrowhawk
2 song thrushes
5 mistle thrushes
plenty of redwings & several fieldfares.

smile

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1 chiffchaff
6 goldcrests
1 treecreeper
1 nuthatch
1 great spotted woodpecker
8 chaffinches
5 mistle thrush
again large numbers of redwings, several blackbirds & starlings on the old pitch & putt course.

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2.30-4.45pm.

another 2 chiffchaffs seen this afternoon, a single one calling then seen, another was in with a mixed tit flock.
6-7 goldcrests
1 treecreeper
2 great spotted woodpeckers
2 pied wagtails
1 sparrowhawk, almost catching a blackbird.
c100 starlings
7 common gulls
large numbers of redwings around, mostly at the old pitch & putt course feeding on the berry trees with several blackbirds, mistle thrushes, chaffinches & goldfinches.
tawny owl heard

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7 cormorants flying over Stretford area, twice yesterday and also a mistle thrush in song

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3.15-4.30pm

glad I came here after the rain had stopped, 2 chiffchaffs which now makes it every month this year I have seen a chiffchaff smile here"s hoping for a December one wink
5-6 goldcrests
1 nuthatch
2 mistle thrushes
1 song thrush
lots of redwings around
c70 starlings
3 chaffinches
12 goldfinches
1 sparrowhawk
couple of tit flocks best one being with 15+ long tailed tits, blue tits, great tits, 1 chiffchaff & 1 goldcrest.

-- Edited by steven burke on Friday 1st of November 2013 05:38:43 PM

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2.30-5.30pm

105 pink footed geese, over east.
15 redwings, more heard.
13 mistle thrushes
1 buzzard
1 jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 nuthatch
4 goldcrests
several tit flocks around consisting long tailed, great, blue & coal tits nothing else with them apart from chaffinches.

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Hi, We saw the ibis on the single storey roof of Robin Hood Beds, behind Stretford Mall and opposite Robin Hood pub. I wasn't sure if it was a glossy ibis or bald ibis - I have a photo but I'm not sure how to post it on here. It was ringed, so it's probably not the Hattersley ibis spotted July 2012! Thanks, Alex

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Rob Smallwood wrote:

Not sure where but a Bald Ibis, presumably the Hattersley bird, was seen today on a building in Stretford (per BG's)



-- Edited by Rob Smallwood on Friday 19th of July 2013 11:24:00 PM





BG's got their information from the 'bits, bobs, odds and sods' thread of this forum wink

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 19th of July 2013 11:47:28 PM

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Not sure where but a Bald Ibis, presumably the Hattersley bird, was seen today on a building in Stretford (per BG's)



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2 Cormorant over

didn't see the Redstart 3.30 - 3.50

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for some reason I think I am being followed today, by common redstarts wink after leaving one at chorlton ees, and relocated the one at turn moss, and then on my way back through Longford park I have only gone and found another, located on the pitch and putt course. first seen around 2.30pm but then lost it and relocated at 3.10pm but elusive. no signs of the ring ouzel.

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Thanks for the directions Steve.
i'll head down tomorrow am and see if I can meet up with the Ring Ouzel or the Redstart.
Cheers
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This is mental !.3rd year in a row the car is in for an MOT in Old Trafford and I walk through Longford Park twice in a day and Steve finds something !. Last year the Redstart on Turn Moss, previous year a Pied Flycatcher in the Park. I Didn't see the Ring Ouzel or Pied Flycatcher by the way

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Ben Smart wrote:

Great find Steven
I went to look for it but couldn't locate the pitch and putt, let alone the Ring Ouzel!






hi ben sorry you could not find the pitch and putt, I should mention though that it is not in use, so there is no flags or fairways, but you can make out the bunkers and a few greens. best way to get to it if you are travelling by car is through the entrance off Cromwell rd off edge lane and drive right into a car park just past the cottages and the pitch and putt is to the back off the cottages. good luck if you try again tomorrow.

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Great find Steven
I went to look for it but couldn't locate the pitch and putt, let alone the Ring Ouzel!


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Ring ouzel still present as i left just before 6pm, it had a little scrap with a blackbird a few minutes earlier. Still in the same area, pitch and putt course, but did fly out over the field and returned 10 mins later. also 1 Willow warbler, 6 mistle thrushes.

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steven burke wrote:

Forgive the misspelled word still present





Ring Ouzel's spelled fine biggrin

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Forgive the misspelled word still present

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Yet another mega for here, this time a male ring ouzel it was located on the pitch and putt course at 4.35pm still preset despite several dog walkers.

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afternoon visit.

6 goldcrest
1 siskin
2 chaffinch
1 greenfinch
30+ goldfinch
3 song thrush
2 mistle thrush
8 redwing
1 jay
plus usuals

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Quiet in the park this morning. Species list:

Robin (6 singing)
Blackbird
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Mistle Thrush
Black-headed Gull
Wood Pigeon
Common Gull
Chaffinch

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6.30 - 8am

Treecreeper 2
Stock Dove 2
Bullfinch 2 (1m 1f)
Song Thrush 1
Mistle Thrush 3
Robin 2
Goldcrest 1 singing
Goldfinch 4
Greenfinch 2
Common Whitethroat 1
Swallow 3
Swift 25+
Woodpigeon 7
Magpie 5
Carrion Crow 3
Heron 1 over
Great Tit 1 adult 3 fledgings
Blue Tit 3
House Sparrow 6
Starling 12


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Gervase Cooke wrote:

Maybe someone saw it further east.

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Hi

It was floating eastwards. Just had time to run inside and grab my bins to verify.

Maybe someone saw it further east.

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Is it lingering Gervase or did it fly off in any particular direction?
Thanks.

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Red Kite flying high of my house just east of Longford park!

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Again not actually in the park but just a couple of hundred yards to the east.

After an afternoon in the garden today I heard a familiar croak and looked up.

Heron doing battle with a crow high up. They were both having a go....

Then I heard a wee screeeeeeech

Right over my head a hundred feet up 30+ swifts feeding and chasing eachother!!

First of the year for me. Took my breath away. Every year the joy of seeing them increases.

Summer is trying to come.



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a surprise day off, so another long walk started here from 12am..

2 nuthatches
4 goldcrests
2 jays
plus all usual birds around the park.

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another walk through from 4pm

1 buzzard soaring over at 4.10pm
1 great spotted woodpecker
2 nuthatches
2 goldcrests
1 mistle thrush
2 jays
plus usual birds around.


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evening walk started here at 5.15pm.

2 swallows over heading south/west
1 treecreeper
2 stock doves
1 mistle thrush
2 coal tits
blue/great & long tailed tits
greenfinch,goldfinch & chaffinches
plus all usual birds.


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I'd suggest that someone nearby has a pond and he has an eye on the ornamental fish.....

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Hi

Not quite longford park but barely half a mile away.

I am occasionally visited by a Heron who stands on a roof behind my house. There seems no purpose. He stays for 20 minutes or so being repeatedly mobbed by a crow or two and less bold gangs of magpies. Anybody any suggestions what this behaviuour might be about?

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a long walk this afternoon from 2.30pm started here...

1 treecreeper
1 sparrowhawk
1 nuthatch
8 mistle thrushes
2 stock doves
blue/great & long tailed tits
goldfinches & chaffinches
plus all usual birds around.

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10.45-12.00pm

nice flock off redwings in the tall trees near cottages 100+ making a lot off noise,and several singing which was nice to hear.

1 nuthatch
2 goldcrests
3 siskins
4 mistle thrushes
plus lots off usual birds around the park.

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forgot that we also saw a Stock Dove on our walk through the park.

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Another cut through the park on my way to the Mersey Valley - only this time I turned back at Turn Moss (see my other posts today for why).

Redwings 40+
Magpie (a number of small groups of 4-6)
Common Gull 8
Treecreeper
Long-tailed Tit (8)
Mistle Thrush (2)
Blue Tit (several 2s)
Blackbird
Wood Pigeon
Greenfinch
Robin
Carrion Crow (8)


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Another cut through the park on my way to the water parks (43 species for the whole walk not bad as an alternative to doing some work).

Small flock of Redwing (c. 12) flying from the Edge Lane side towards the middle of the park.
5 Mistle Thrushes on the bowling green
6 Common Gull on the old pitch and putt course
2 very noisy Nuthatches in the big trees near what was the main house. They were there last week too.
1 Coal Tit - I was pleased to see it as the local population seems to have plunged

Nothing else of note

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Took a quick look at the park on my way to the Mersey Valley:

25 Redwing (the most reliable place to see them on my local patch at the moment)
Great Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Blackbird
Black-headed Gull
Blue Tit
Magpie
Wood Pigeon
Mistle Thrush
Robin
Common Gull (the most numerous Gull there today)
Carrion Crow
Starling


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A large flock of Redwings (40+) in the park today feeding with a few Mistle Thrushes and the odd Blackbird (on the playing field bit). There was a smaller flock of around 12 Redwings near the flower garden. Also saw a flock of 7 or 8 Long-tailed Tits - not unusual but always nice.

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11.15-1.00pm
1 great spotted woodpecker
2 treecreepers
1 goldcrest
2 jays
8 mistle thrushes
2 greenfinches
13 goldfinches
4 chaffinches
8 common gulls
50+ starlings
crows, magpies, blackbirds, robins, wrens
good flocks off long tailed tits inc blue/great & coal tits.

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12-2pm
2 blackcaps
1 swallow (over)
1 great spotted woodpecker
8 nuthatches
2 goldcrests
4 jays
1 song thrush
plus plenty off the usuals...
blue/great/coal & long tailed tits
mistle thrushes/blackbirds/starlings/house sparrows
chaffinches/goldfinches/wood pigeons
jackdaws/crows/magpies
b h gulls/common gulls

also one very tame wood pigeon almost eating out off my hand.
a pleasant couple off hours in the lovely sunshine.

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Probably feeding on a flying ant hatch

As I read the new posts from bottom to top, replied to this before I saw Pete's in the other post

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