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RE: Carrington Moss (other wildlife)


wed 30 Aug pm. Female Southern hawker dragonfly, female migrant  hawker, common darter.  a possible small Heath butterfly. Photo of southern hawker attached.



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Some butterflies etc.  from the last week or so down dark lane.

large skipper, comma, red admiral, gatekeeper, 

small tortoiseshell, green veined, small and large white 

plenty of meadow browns. 

Banded demoiselle near sinderland green

Common green grasshoppers down dark lane and a possible woodland grasshopper(rare round these parts but the length of the song matched, its awaiting review. 

some phone photos attached of the common hopper , skipper, comma and tortoiseshell



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Female broad bodied chaser along dark lane today.

also a very dainty unidentified damselfly.

brimstone, orange tip, green veined, small and large white butterfly 

 

I phone photo of the chaser attached. 



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Green Alkanet in flower on Dark Lane near the old railway bridge.

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Yesterday with Tony Darby Dark Lane

Wood Carpet 1
Large Skipper 3
Speckled Wood 1

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Yesterday with Tony Darby in the meadow area off Dark Lane alongside Sinderland Brook pm:

Banded Demoiselle 6+
Emerald Damselfly 3
Large Skipper 3
Brimstone 2
Orange-tip 2
Painted Lady 1
numerous unidentified Green-veined or Small Whites on the wing
Large numbers of Southern Marsh Orchids

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Altrincham sewage works:
Green Field-speedwell adjacent to the White Bryony just past Woodcote Stables

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Common Cornsalad growing in the verge across the road from the recycling centre
near Altrincham sewage works. Rare in GM.

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Brimstone butterfly 1
Peacock Butterfly 1
Fox 1

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f2, fox asleep with 7 pheasant within 50ft.

info thanks to phil Kelly.

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Still a few Common Darters around, sunning themselves on the track running past Swiss Cottage Farm this afternoon.

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Common Lane.

Hawkweed Oxtongue (only recorded in 1 GM tetrad)
Ploughman's-spikenade (not recorded in GM)
Also some Teasels with pinnate leaves, something I've not seen before.

Out on the moss:
Large-flowered Hemp-nettle and Marsh Woundwort in profusion in amongst the crops.
Lots of other stuff throughout the area.

The Geater Burnet-saxifrage plants at Sinderland Green have been reduced from 20 down to 4
after some unnecessary verge mowing (this plant also not recorded in GM).

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Greater Burnet-saxifrage in the Sinderland Green area.
Not a plant I've come across before, and scarce in GM.

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This morning in scrub area from Altrincham ETW north to Swiss Cottage Farm
7 species of butterfly:
Peacock 28
Small Tortoishell 13
Orange-Tip 7
Brimstone 8
Speckled Wood 1
Comma 1
Green-veined White 4

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08.30-13.00

Isherwood Road to Sinderland Green-Brookheyes & back.

1 Common Toad near the Shell Pool.

A fine carpet of Wood Anemones in Sinderland Green Wood.

8 Peacock & 2 Small Tortoiseshell butterflies

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f2 is looking particularly good at the moment. The Flax crop with its blue flowers is good enough alone, but even better
with large swathes of Large-flowered Hemp-nettle mixed in. The latter plus Common Hemp-nettle also along the edge
of the crop on f25.

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5 Brimstone butterflies at 5.00pm this evening along Trans-Pennine Trail cycle path. Feeding on Red Campion flowers but looking a bit faded now.

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late post for Tues 4th June 2013

7 Brimstone butterflies seen along cycle path and track between ETW and Swiss Cottage at c.5.00pm
Also a few Whites and a Peacock butterfly

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Brookheys Covert: 23/05, of interest:
Water-violet in one of the peaty pools.


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Altrincham Sewage Works:
A young Giant Hogweed in the area

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In the Carrington Moss area today - Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange-tip, Small White and Peacock butterflies. Then when I got home a Large White through my garden, the first 6 butterfly day of the year smile

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Good numbers of butterflies on the wing today down in the SW part of the moss:

6 Peacocks
c20 Small Tortoiseshells
1 Small White
1 Speckled Wood

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A nice carpet of Wood Anemones amongst the trees at Sinderland Green today, and
even more at Hogswood Covert.


-- Edited by Tony Darby on Saturday 20th of April 2013 07:08:11 PM

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Tues 6th Nov c.5.15pm
3 Bats along cycle path at back of MUFC as I cycled home in the dark! 2 seemed to be Pipestrelles but the other seemed a touch bigger. Any ideas?

Thurs 8th Nov c.5.30pm
1 Pipestrelle around Woodcote Stables

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Tony Darby wrote:

John, if you fancy a real challenge, have a wander down Dark Lane in the Sinderland Brook area, the clegs down there can smell your fear from 50 yards, and they show no mercy. Whilst you're in the area, you could nip in to Brookheys Covert and have some more blood removed by the giant mosquitoes that lie in wait for the unwary birder.

The joys of birding Carrington Moss in the Summer.





Exactly why I use a bike.

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John, if you fancy a real challenge, have a wander down Dark Lane in the Sinderland Brook area, the clegs down there can smell your fear from 50 yards, and they show no mercy. Whilst you're in the area, you could nip in to Brookheys Covert and have some more blood removed by the giant mosquitoes that lie in wait for the unwary birder.

The joys of birding Carrington Moss in the Summer.


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11.30-14.30

Butterflies

1 Comma, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Brimstone, 6 Speckled Wood & 8 S.

Tortoiseshell. 1 Dark Arches & 1 Yellow Shell, plus countless carpet moths.

A few baby toads N.side of field 4, but nothing like the numbers I've seen

in previous years.

Channel 5 would do well if they made a documentary entitled

" The man-eating Clegs of Carrington", the horse-flies around here would

put "Jaws" to shame. If your daft enough, and I was, to fight your way

along the overgrown path along the south side of the chemical plant,

it's best to wear a space suit, or armour.

-- Edited by John Williams on Saturday 7th of July 2012 04:17:59 PM

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05/06/2012 - Pyrenean Lily (Lilium pyrenaicum) growing at Altrincham Sewage Works this afternoon, a few naturalised clumps sporting lovely yellow drooping flowers. This is about the 3rd record for Greater Manchester.

Also Dropwort (Filipendula vulgaris) at it's only GM site by the pools.

-- Edited by Henry Cook on Tuesday 5th of June 2012 06:58:35 PM

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late post for Mon 21st May

2 Brimstone butterflies along the cycle path at back of MUFC at 4.45pm

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With Tim Wilcox:

Fox ran across the disused railway line.
A few November Moths about.
Nice Fly Agaric near Man U training ground.














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