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RE: CARRINGTON MOSS


Lots of action in and around field 1 at midday: huge mixed flock of rooks and jackdaws plus similar number of wood pigeons and flock of c 80 chaffinches with several bramblings seen.  Redwings in the area plus one grey wagtail.  Two ravens over the electricity substation.



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Quick bike ride back across the Moss today without binoculars.

Very lively, lots of birds about today.

Large flocks of Thrushes, large flocks of Finches, large flock of Meadow Pipits round f12, few Buzzards, Kestrel and a very vocal Raven over and around f8/f9.

Big flock of Woodpigeons (100s of 'em) on f5.

They really shouldn't be allowed to build over there...no



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Jackdaw 200+
Woodpigeon 300+
Starling 500+
Fieldfare 30+
Redwing 50+
Chaffinch 50+
Yellowhammer 4
Brambling 2
Stock Dove 1
Lesser Redpoll 1
Mistle Thrush 1
Song Thrush 1
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1
Jay 2
Bullfinch 1 male.
Rooks
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Grey Partridge - 6 f5.
Chaffinch - c300 f5.
Tree Sparrow - 4 f5.
Yellowhammer - 2 f5.
Greenfinch - 2 f5.
Brambling - 1 f5.
Grey Wagtail - 1 f5.
Woodpigeon - c1000 f5.
Stonechat - 4 f12.
Meadow Pipit - c200 f12.
Skylark - c200 f4.
Merlin - 1 f26.
Elsewhere ..........
Kestrel - 2.
Common Buzzard - 6.
Stock Dove - 30.
Starling - ( two flocks) c400 and c200 .
And on the way back to the car - Tawny Owl 1.
Also Redwing flock c100. Fieldfare flock c200. .

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This afternoon by bike

Pink-footed Geese 200 E at 3.05pm high over f5
Peregrine sat on a hay bale f4
Chaffinch 100 still using the large hedge on the south side of f4 and dropping into f12 (no Bramblings seen today. On Sunday 5 Nov 6 individual sightings of Brambling amongst a huge flock of 400 Chaffinches. Also 50 Skylark, 20 Linnets and 800 Starling f4-f13 that day)
Stonechat 3 on track s of f4 - one male and 2 female/1st winter birds (also present there 5 Nov). A 4th female/1st winter Stonechat f11
Redwing 8 f11
Fieldfare 6 f11
Kestrels at f1 and f5
Buzzard 2 f13
Starling 500 f1
Grey Wagtail Sinderland Brook

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Stonechat 2, pair by the butty van on Isherwood Road (in the hedgerow along the footpath)
Reed Bunting 1 (location as above)
Linnet 6 (location as above)
Skylark c100 F4

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My first time over here this afternoon. Need to get more familiar with the area as took me an age to find, anyhow a nice walk produced the following

200+ starling, until a kestrel swopped by, was hoping for a murmeration!

Bullfinch

10 linnet

20+ chaffinch

2 bambling 

20+ goldfinch

far too many magpies

2 rook

100+ carrion crow

small flock of redwing (15 or so)

100+ wood pigeon

100+ gulls various but mainly black headed

2 siskin

10 greenfinch

1 meadow pipit

a small flock of lapwing

 

will definitely be stopping by here again

 



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An hour this morning produced;
>200 Chaffinch, mainly in F4 at the west end
Within the mobile flock 7 Brambling were picked out (good close views were had of birds in the adjacent hawthorn hedges)
Plus Greenfinch, Goldfinch, the odd Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting
2 Meadow Pipit in F4
>100 Skylark, mainly in F4 and F13
A single Stonechat on the boundary of F12 & F13
2 Kestrel were hunting F2, with 3 Goldcrest in the hedges
>75 Woodpigeon in F10
Small numbers of Redwing were around
Circa 120 Pink-footed Geese went over SE

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75 pink footed goose in field 26

 Also peregrine sparrowhawk raven brambling fieldfare.



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Single adult peregrine has been present almost daily on the pylons in fields 63, 64, 65, 26, 72, 73 since 8th October. On one day it was seen ripping a Woodpigeon apart, but is often immobile for at least half an hour. Otherwise there has been only the occasional Brambling flying over and almost daily Redpolls. Redwing numbers flying over definitely increasing, but no Fieldfares yet.

 



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Lapwing 90+ F14
Starling 100+ F14
Kestrel 1male.
Skylark 20+
Yellowhammer 2
Song Thrush 6 very mobile near orchard...migrating group?
Woodpigeon 2000+

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110+ lapwing in f23 midday yesterday.



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Single brambling field 65 also small passage of redpolls heading south. Edges of field 25 had willow tit, at least two chiffchaffs and a blackcap. Also peregrine on pylon field 26.



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Quail - male singing in barley in middle of F60 (SJ743899), heard from c50m along the public footpath. Possibly another singing briefly in barley in F32, heard from half way down Brookheys Rd

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F41 (barley, of course) being harvested from 16:15 today, F60 looks ripe too

No sound of quail, though Sinderland Road busy & noisy

Might be last chance this eve, unless harvesting has begun on F60 too
Park at SJ 744 901 and cross road to listen

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Quail calling in either f41 or f60 a couple of times between 21:00-21:10 tonight

220 Lapwing in f36



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Belated report from Saturday, 30th July.

Mistle Thrush 4
Yellow Wagtail 3
Yellowhammer 6 singing.
Whitethroat 2
Buzzard 2
Chiffchaffs
Rook 50+
Woodpigeon 200+

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Green woodpecker heard f24 yesterday, seen over f11 this morning. If this bird is as others in the past it may stay for some time. Also young yellow wagtails in f66 and f25 on both days.

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A wander around F4 this morning produced;

A pair of Grey Partridge with one well grown youngster
1 Buzzard
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Bullfinch
3 Yellowhammer
3 Whitethoat

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A Tawny Owl perched on telegraph wires along Dunham Road last night at 22.35 last night.

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Large flock of Lapwing in F36 still as I drove past this pm smile



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Circa 95 Lapwing in F36 this evening, with a Kestrel nearby in F32.

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Sorry I had not posted this earlier but I spent an hour early morning (6-7am) without any trace of Quail. The bird from yesterday may well have been a bird passing through but there may well be more on the way! As an aside Grey Wagtails have successfully bred on Sinderland Brook with two young fledged.



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Spent about an hour this morning walking up and down the track but didn't hear the quail. Decent numbers of willow warbler, blackcap, chiffchaff. yellowhammer, whitethroat and skylark in the general area plus fly over yellow wagtail, oystercatcher (heading towards Alty STW) and kestrel.

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Quail singing field 25 close to track across north side of field 18:35.

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I carried out the BTO's Breeding Bird Survey (late visit) this morning 0700-0830, highlights included a fly over Hobby and good numbers (relatively!) of Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Stock Dove and Skylark.

Off survey area a pair of Grey Partridge were in field 10

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12 black tailed godwits flying east over altrincham crematorium (07:30)

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this afternoon,

2 yellow wagtail

grey wagtail

goldcrest

2 Mistle thrush

great spotted woodpecker 

double figure stock doves and a huge Woodpigeon gathering, probably 300 birds

family party of long tailed tits

2 willow warblers, 3 chiffchaff, 5 yellowhammer, 3 whitethroat, 2 blackcap , 2 linnet, 4 skylark, 2 greenfinch, 6 lapwing ,  song thrush plus common residents 

 

 



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Osprey soaring over north side carrington moss.

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Yellow Wagtail male on wires between f10 and f11 this afternoon

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16.30-17.00

Field 11:
2 Yellow Wagtail- both male
48 Stock Dove feeding
2 Yellowhammer
2 Skylark

Old Orchard:
A family party of Long-tailed Tits with at least 5 young birds.
1 Blackcap singing


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Highlights of a short walk at midday today were:

f4  Lapwing x 5, Skylark

f5  Lapwing x 3, Mistle Thrush, Grey Partridge & Stock Dove

f11 Skylark

f12 Grey Partridge x 2, Lapwing x 1

Yellowhammers were present in all the hedgerows around the larger fields - saw c 12 in total

 



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Yellow Wagtail singing in field 25 (for some days) and Willow Tit singing on the track between fields 10 and 11.



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Cuckoo called twice f4/old orchard area as the rain stopped. 



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Two Yellow Wagtail on the pitches of Sale Sharks training ground at Carrington just after 6pm today.



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Just seen this on Facebook. Will this cause issues in the area for people?

We have been informed that from 5 May, in an attempt to control access by motocross bikes and 4x4 vehicles, to reduce the risk of a collision, certain gates on the moss will be locked at weekends. These are at the junctions of Ashton and Woodcote Roads (near Swiss Cottage), Ashton and Birch Roads (next to the concrete section), and Common Lane adjacent to Asphodel Farm. 
This is closure of the Moss by stealth, at weekends as we come into the summer months when the publlic will want to use the Moss most. 
 It will also put pedestrians, cyclists and horseriders in danger because they will have to use very busy main roads rather than these traffic free routes. 
 We will continue to progress our Public Right of Way claims but please protest strongly to your local Councillor (if you dont know who your Councillor is, we can send you a link so you can find out) and to HIMOR, who can be contacted at 0161 776 4401.



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Also Yellow Wagtail f10 and a second White Wagtail f5. No sign of the Whinchat

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F4 & F5 only

Wheatear 30 : 15 F4 & 15 F5
White Wagtail 1 F4
Meadow Pipit c60 F4
Common Whitethroat 1F4
Grey Partridge 2 F5

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Great views of Yellow Wagtail and Whinchat at 30ft. in f11 at 11- 12pm today from the path between f11 and f2.
Whinchat was midway along the path and Yellow Wagtail favoured the end of f11 at the crossroads f10, 2 and f1 but was quite mobile (may have been 2). Nice to see Tony O'Mahony - he always brings me luck .
Ps. As I left a Landrover and Drainage machine looked to be moving into f11.
Pps. Take a warm coat it was bleak , I wore 2 fleeces but was still cold .
F1.
Lapwing 28 .
Common Buzzard 2 over .
Raven 2 over.

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09.30-10.30 Monday 24/4

Whinchat F11

Wheatear 10=

Yellow Wagtail 1 on F!1

Yellowhammer 4

1 Swallow

 



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From 5 - 7.30pm.
Horse fields, Isherwood rd -
Swallow 7.
House Martin 2.
F5.
Grey Partridge 2.
Wheatear 10.
Mistle Thrush 1.
Pheasant 3 ( Inc. 2 males having a stand-off).
F4.
Skylark 1.
F12.
Yellowhammer 2.
F11.
Wheatear 2.
Skylark 1.
Pied Wagtail 4.
Alba Wagtail 1.
Grey Wagtail 1.
Yellowhammer 2.
Common Buzzard 1 (low over).
F1.
Yellowhammer 2.
Lapwing *29.
Rook c20.


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Carried out the BTO's Breeding Bird Survey this morning 0650-0820, highlights included a singing male Linnet at Birch House Farm, Tree Sparrows on Sinderland Lane and 2 Grey Partridge in F32.

Yellowhammer numbers seemed up and I had a few Common Whitethroat (interestingly we didn't get a single one on the Stockport Birdwatching Society trip to Leighton Moss yesterday).

In F5 (not on the survey) there were at least 10 Wheatear.




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Bugger, New there would be a Yellow Wagtail about, looks like the Wheatears have moved through as I had double figures in most fields. Glad you connected Pete :).

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Whinchat 1 F11
Wheatear 24, 9-F5, 4-F4, 4-F11, 5-F2, 1-F1, 1 at flare
Yellow Wagtail 1 F11
Common Whitethroat 1 F4, 1 F10

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I decided to have a mooch around Carrington Moss, this morning and tick off some of the locals I have missed so far this year. Well, what a good decision. Between 0715 & 0800hrs I was watching a lifer, in the shape of a Male Whinchat. I first spotted it sat on the blue crate int he corner of field 11, it then moved up the field and sat on a blue tube sticking out of the ground, too far away for a picture of any description. I then lost it to view and could re find it no matter how hard I scanned the field. Other highlights.. Wheatears, sorry to many too count, in fields 4,2,1,10,11.....never seen this many, if I was asked to estimate mornings totals I say 60-70. Whitethroats, 6 in the scrub at field 27, 3 along the path at field 10. Blackcaps 4 all males singing from the fence Shell and Field 4 Yellowhammers at least 20 total, in the hedge at top of 4, and feeding in 1 , 10 , 11 & 2 Skylarks 8 in total in fields 4,11 & 2 lot of working being carried out in 4 looks like drainage work. Linnets 16 on the path between 1 & 2 a lot carrying nesting material.... Nice to bump into Jeff Clarke this morning



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Wheatear 9 still in Field 5.

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Basell site Saturday:

 Ringed Plover x  7 and 3 chicks

Kestrel x 1

Lapwing x 30+

Skylark  several heard but too high to spot.

 



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Afternoon visit

All birds in/over f5...
10 wheatear
4 yellowhammer
C40 linnets
3 pied wagtail
9 stock doves
4 mistle thrush
2 lapwing
2 swallow
5 sand martin
1 buzzard

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Short morning walk.

Wheatear 9 (F1), 3 (F11), 3 (F12), 7 (F5).
Fieldfare 9 (F12).
Meadow Pipit 10+ (F11).
Goldfinch 10+ (F11).
Skylark 3 singing plus 5.
Linnet 10+ (F11).
Swallow 4
Sand Martin 4
Yellowhammer 3 singing plus 3m 2f.
Buzzard 2
Mistle Thrush 3
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3 Tree Sparrows in the hedges down the road to Brookheys Covert this pm.

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