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RE: Chorlton ees


Afternoon walk around ees, of note: 1 sparrowhawk Lots of Bullfinches Chaffinches Lots of territorial behaviour from blue and great tits Water rail heard, possibly 2 Pair of willow tit Buzzard heard 2 raven over 6 gadwall over

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Morning walk around Hardy Farm. Birds around the fenced off training pitches ;
Redwing 24
Mistle thrush 12
Great Spotted Woodpecker (2) over
Redpoll heard in the orchard

Interesting the redwing and mistle thrush have turned up again after a week or so. Seems to be when its windy...... or more likely the day after the pitches were used.

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Morning walk around Hardy Farm was very quiet. Only exception was a bird we don't see very often on the Ees;

Grey Partridge (1) - flushed from the NE corner of the new fenced training pitch area and flew to scrub outside the SW corner

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great spotted woodpeckers have been drumming this week on the sunnier days.
1 woodcock at dusk last week on Hardy farm.
1 Greylag over at dusk last week flew over cow field.

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Morning walk around Hardy Farm. Birds around the fenced off training pitches ;
Redwing 3 ...... 30 two days ago
Mistle thrush 2 ............. 10 two days ago
Stock dove 2
Reed Bunting 3
Goldfinch c 20
Starling c 50
Ring necked parakeet 2 over
Mute swan 1 over
Great spotted woodpecker 1 over
Kestrel 1 over

Chris ........ Flock of redwings feeding with the mistle thrush most of the week great to watch

-- Edited by Chris Sutton on Wednesday 1st of February 2017 06:24:54 PM

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An afternoon stroll round the Ees yielded:

Blackbird (c. 30)
Blue Tit (12)
Chaffinch (small flock of 10 and 4 individuals)
Jackdaw (4)
Wood Pigeon (30+)
Sparrowhawk (1 female resting in a tree top)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (2)
Buzzard (1 perched low in a tree)
Magpie (c. 20)
Bullfinch (group of 5)
Grey Heron (3)
Great Tit (12)
Carrion Crow (3)
Robin (5 but many more singing)
Wren (1)
Black-headed Gull (6 over)
Ring-necked Parakeet (3 seen but, judging by the noise, they were part of a sizeable flock).



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 29th of January 2017 06:19:09 PM

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report from yesterday. Walked from Jacksons Boat around the Ees and over to Stretford
jay 1
blue tit 4
chaffinch 1
magpie 8
black headed gull 11
robin 5
wood pigeon 7
nuthatch 1
great tit 2
long tailed tit 8
mallard 10
ring necked parakeet 7
mute swan 2
carrion crow 6
redwing 5
mistle thrush 2
fieldfare 2
Canada goose 15
feral pigeon 23

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First visit here this year; from morning until early afternoon:

4 goldcrest
1 (maybe 2) willow tit
2 treecreeper
c25 siskin
4 goldfinch
7 bullfinch
1 song thrush (singing)
1 jay heard
4 great spotted woodpecker
6 ring-necked parakeet
1 grey heron
2 cormorant over
2 kestrel
1 buzzard

Also two probable stock dove over, but not 100% confirmed, unfortunately.

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An hour walk around the ees while wife and son napped. Been long over due.

Absolutely beautiful. The colours are muted but fallen leaves and bleached out grasses make for stunning views. Even nearly got sort of nearly lost in a scrub patch between the brook and the playing fields with a couple of rusted out car wrecks.

Lovely male kestrel at hardy farm

4 separate Buzzards

2 Goldcrest

Nutchatch

Treecreeper

Pair of Bullfinch

Goldfinch

Great, blue and Long tailed Tits

Ring Necked Parakeets in a couple of separate locations.

Usual other suspects

New's years resolution. Get down there more.

Found out this week that Long Tailed Tit in Spanish is Mito. Might start using that as it's a lot shorted to say and type.

 



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Morning to early afternoon:

1 willow tit
1 treecreeper
1 nuthatch heard
c5 lesser redpoll
15+ goldfinch
3 chaffinch
2 greenfinch
6 bullfinch
1 grey wagtail over
3 jay heard
2 kingfisher (brook)
1 great spotted woodpecker heard
1 ring-necked parakeet
1 water rail heard
2 grey heron
1 cormorant over
8 common gull
1 or 2 kestrel
1 buzzard

Grey wagtail on the river; the way the one from above was heading.

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this afternoon

12 ring-necked parakeets
1 kestrel
1 little grebe on river

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Woodcock 1
Siskin 2
Ring-necked Parakeet 8+
Kestrel 2

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Early morning

1 kestrel
4 ring-necked parakeets
3 grey herons
Flock of at least 45 siskin
2 redwings
2 great spotted woodpeckers


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Thanks Chris

It's strange. I'm not seeing all the posts here. My own reply does not show up but you must have seen it as you replied.

Fingers crossed the waxwings show soon.

I named my company after them.

Gervase



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Gervase,
the waxwing(s) was heard flying overhead on the Chorltonville estate on Sunday. I think that was the same report that was posted on Birdguides on Monday. There are a few berry trees around the estate which I keep checking but with no joy so far. Similarly no waxwings showing on the meadows for me.
Chris

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Not quite Chorlton ees but close enough -

Heard a Waxwing overhead towards the ees from the direction of the estate next to primary school on Ivy green road.

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Brief mooch around this morning/early afternoon (had the other half in tow who's not a so couldn't spend ages here)- highlights were a pair of Kestrels (1m, 1f) in the same tree in the Old Cow field, with the male flying to land in a tree directly above us), and a female Bullfinch round the same area earlier in the day- only the second time I've seen them round here.

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afternoon visit.

74 pink-footed geese over heading east at 4.20pm
4 ring-necked parakeets
2 great spotted woodpeckers
1 treecreeper
2 jay
1 bullfinch
3 grey heron
1 buzzard
1 goosander over
2 very vocal tawny owls, 1 seen perched up then flew overhead.

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From about 9 - 2 today:

7+ goldcrest
2 willow tit
1 treecreeper
3 nuthatch
7 goldfinch
1 greenfinch
7 chaffinch (a high count for me here)
4 bullfinch
c20 redwing
1 song thrush
1 grey wagtail heard over
7 jay
1 or 2 great spotted woodpecker heard
Ring-necked parakeet heard
1 water rail heard
90+ pink-footed geese over SE
3 grey heron
100+ black-headed gull around the football pitches
34 common gull with them
1 lesser black-backed gull making up the flock
1 kestrel

Along the river:

1-3 grey wagtail
1 moorhen
1 grey heron

-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 13th of November 2016 07:02:40 PM

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aft til dark visit

2 buzzard
2 kestrel
3 grey heron, 1 on the river
1 grey wagtail on the river
1 water rail, seen briefly & my first one to be seen here after all the years of hearing them only.
4 reed bunting
1 song thrush
6 redwing
1 goosander, over
6 bullfinch
2 chaffinch
2 jay
2 great spotted woodpecker
2 goldcrest
2 ring-necked parakeet, possibly the 2 seen on the sale water park side which did actually fly over to here.

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Pink-footed Geese
130+ East at 15.40
30+ South-east at 15.55
340+ South-east at 16.09
120+ South-east at 17.20 (after sunset)

Ring-necked Parakeet 8
Goosander 2
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2

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this aft/eve

c90 pink-footed goose west at 5.15pm & 40ish heading west 15 mins later.
6 ring-necked parakeets
1 buzzard
1 kestrel
6 jay
2 great spotted woodpecker
1 nuthatch
1 treecreeper
1 goldcrest with long tailed tits
1 grey heron
1 song thrush
few redwing around
1 goosander, over


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6 ring-necked parakeets at hardy farm
1 buzzard
2 kestrel
1 grey heron
tit flocks around had the usual long tailed, great & blue, one flock had 2 goldcrest & 1 treecreeper.
1 great spotted woodpecker
7 jays
1 mistle thrush
1 goosander & 2 grey wagtail on the river

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Morning through to mid afternoon:

1 goldcrest
3 willow tit (including one heard calling at Ivy Green; not had them there before)
c25 goldfinch
6+ bullfinch
1 reed bunting
1 meadow pipit (meadow pond field; a new one here for me)
14+ redwing
1 song thrush
5 jay
1 water rail heard
1 grey heron
1 kestrel
1 buzzard

Along the river:

1 pied wagtail
3 (at least) grey wagtail
1 kingfisher
1 goosander

4 moorhen on the dry weir pond, and at least 6 grey heron on Stretford Ees.

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A very vocal tawny owl around jacksons boat this evening. It was actually sat on the post holding the cables to the tram track at one point but soon flew into the trees at jacksons boat as a tram came past & then carried on calling.
Also 4 ring-necked parakeets
2 kestrel
1 grey heron
Several redwing around.

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To add to that chris
2 sparrowhawks and a Buzzard.
Ravens and peregrine were patch ticks for me.

Eugene

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12 to 2 in the company of Eugene. Highlights .......

Water rail 2 (heard)
Willow tit 1
Peregrine 1 - distant over sale water park direction
Raven 2 - over the cow field
Sparrow hawk 2
Kestrel 2
Goldcrest
Kingfisher (heard)
Ring necked parakeet 4 at Jackson's boat
Plenty of redwing ..... No fieldfare
Bulfinch 2m 3 f

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Short walk this eve: 2 kestrel (m) being harrased by magpies and jackdaws 1 Ring-necked parakeet Great spotted woodpecker 1 kingfisher Lots of goldcrest Plenty of the usual suspects

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hardy farm.

300+ pink-footed goose over at 5.10pm heading east
1 ring-necked parakeet
1 great spotted woodpecker
5 jay
4 mistle thrush
2 kestrel

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A wander round these ees today turned up:

Robin (12+)
Magpie (4)
Blue Tit (6)
Blackbird (10)
Wood Pigeon (15)
Carrion Crow (9)
Jay (2)
Great Tit (8)
Jackdaw (40 flying over towards Turn Moss)
Water Rail (heard, not seen)
Bullfinch (2)
Redwing (30+)
Sparrow Hawk
Grey Heron

On the dry weir:

Moorhen (5)
Mallard (3)

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Yesterday evening:

1 Kingfisher
1 Goosander over
2 Kestrels
2 Sparrowhawks
2 Bullfinches
3 reed buntings
2 Water Rail heard
Couple of redwing flocks about too

plus all the usuals



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Short evening cycle, birds of note:

1 Kingfisher
1 Tawny Owl

-- Edited by Eugene Dillon-Hooper on Friday 30th of September 2016 07:55:58 PM

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Around here today; from around 9 to 2.45:

2 goldcrest
4 chiffchaff
1 blackcap
2 willow tit
3 nuthatch
2 goldfinch
2 chaffinch
Bullfinch heard a couple of times.
c20 house martin
3 swallow
15+ jay (many carrying acorns)
1 great spotted woodpecker heard
4 ring-necked parakeet
1 water rail heard
1 cormorant over
2 kestrel (male and female both being given dogs' abuse by magpies near the meadow pond; a female also seen soon after at Ivy Green)
1 buzzard

River and surrounds:

2 or 3 grey wagtail
2 jay
1 grey heron
3 buzzard

-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 25th of September 2016 08:23:14 PM

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5.15-6.45pm

15+ jays
2 willow tit
2 reed bunting
3 chiffchaff
1 kestrel
7 house martin
2 bullfinch
1 treecreeper
Great spotted woodpecker & tawny owl heard. 2 ring-necked parakeet

-- Edited by steven burke on Friday 23rd of September 2016 09:38:57 PM

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9:00 am
Kingfisher on Hardy Farm. Sat on a branch overlooking a small puddle on the path between Jacksons Boat and the Football club. Bumped into it again further along the path just sat in the hedge. Strange.
Other than that only usuals including Ring-necked Parakeet (5)
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Around here today; highlights:

1 goldcrest
11 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler
5 blackcap
2 reed warbler (juvenile being feed by parent)
2 coal tit
1 willow tit
5+ goldfinch
1 greenfinch
3+ bullfinch
1 reed bunting
A few swallow and house martin.
5 jay
2 grey heron
2 cormorant over
1 buzzard heard

1 grey wagtail on the river, and four full grown moorhen juveniles on the dry weir pond.


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Willow Tit 2
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 6+
Ring-necked Parakeet 5+
Bullfinch 4+ juveniles
Reed Bunting 6

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Hobby 1 over the Meadow pond at 3.15, carrying unidentified prey (sorry for the poor photo :))
Water Rail three views of an adult and one of a juvenile at the Meadow Pond
Reed Warbler 3+ at the Meadow Pond
Sparrowhawk 1
Buzzard 1 Ivy Green
Nuthatch 1 Ivy Green
Swift 7
Chiffchaff
Blackcap
Common Whitethroat

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Day spent here today; from around 9-5, with a couple of hours around Sale Water Park in the mid afternoon. Pretty quiet, especially in the morning, but a bit of persistence paid off; highlights:

1 goldcrest
4+ chiffchaff
3 whitethroat
2 willow tit
2 treecreeper
1 nuthatch (heard only)
8 goldfinch
2 greenfinch
2 chaffinch
3 bullfinch
1 reed bunting
1 house martin
4 jay
4 swift
2 water rail and 1 moorhen heard at the meadow pond
1 grey heron
2 kestrel

Usuals, minus robin, of which I saw 0.

Full grown moorhen chick on the dry weir.
1 grey wagtail on the river.
8 grey heron on Stetford Ees.



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From around 9 - 2.30 today:

1 goldcrest
11 chiffchaff
10 blackcap
9+ whitethroat
2 sedge warbler
4 reed warbler
3 willow tit
1 nuthatch
1 goldfinch
4 greenfinch
2 chaffinch
5 bullfinch
8 reed bunting
3 house martin (more over the river)
5+ swallow
11 song thrush
4 mistle thrush
1 jay
20+ swift
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 collared dove (not a common sight for me here)
1 black-headed gull
2 cormorant over
1 sparrowhawk
1 buzzard

Lots of blue tit (especially), great tit and wren fledglings about, too.

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First time at the Ees for 6 weeks. Before getting caught in a thunder storm I was having a lovely time...

Lots of Warblers;
Garden
Blackcap
Sedge
Reed (picture attached)
Chiffchaff
Willow
Whitethroat

2 Buzzards
Ring necked Parakeets
Reed Buntings
Song thrushes
Jay

Nothing too special, but the Willow and Garden Warbler were the highlights, both found in the same spot by the reed bed, sining simultaneously.







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Day spent around here today, in glorious weather:

15 chiffchaff (two mating)
9 blackcap
13 whitethroat
2 sedge warbler
3 reed warbler (one with nesting material)
1 willow tit
2 nuthatch
Goldfinch, greenfinch, chaffinch
5 reed bunting
7 song thrush
3 jay
c15 swift
2 grey heron
2 black-headed gull
1 buzzard

Hardy Farm / Barlow Tip & environs:

8 chiffchaff (one taking food to nest)
3 willow warbler
5 blackcap
7 whitethroat
10 greenfinch (several doing the butterfly flight)
2+ bullfinch heard in Hardy Farm orchard
c10 house martin
4 swallow
6 song thrush
1 mistle thrush
2 jay
c15 swift

Of the usuals, long-tailed tits in good numbers everywhere.



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Michael Seal wrote:

I can't post a map on the mobile site but if you look at Google maps Ivy Green is marked.





There is a map on the home page site guide under M for Mersey Valley. Nuthatch 1 Ivy Green, Sedge Warbler 4 - 3m on territory + 1 Chorlton Ees, Reed Warbler 2-3 in song + 1 Chorlton Ees.

-- Edited by Pete Hines on Friday 27th of May 2016 01:50:12 PM

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I can't post a map on the mobile site but if you look at Google maps Ivy Green is marked.

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Chorlton Brook separates Chorlton Ees from Ivy Green

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Michael Seal wrote:

Pretty certain heard a grasshopper warbler on Ivy Green. Today 6.30. Might have seen him but was too far away to be sure. Can anyone confirm?


 

Not 100% sure where Ivy green itself is but a few (3 or 4) there were several Grasshopper Warblers on the meadow next to the reed pond. That isn't a confirmation I'm afraid but I wouldn't be surprised at all. I've been waiting for them to reappear. An RSPB warden friend says they can move territories from year to year. Also the flash burning of the meadow won't have helped.

Could you give a better idea of where it was? 

They were at Kenworthy for a while too. Not sure if still there now though.



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Pretty certain heard a grasshopper warbler on Ivy Green. Today 6.30. Might have seen him but was too far away to be sure. Can anyone confirm?

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1 sedge warbler showing really well and another heard calling but didnt go and look for it with the views i was getting.
2 buzzards
11 swift
1 whitethroat heard in the orchard
1 pied wagtail
1 grey wagtail along river
flock of hirundine over river but didn't count what was in it but definiatley had house martins, sand martins and swallows in it

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2 sedge warbler, singing & showing well
2 stock dove
2 buzzard
6 swift
1 swallow
9 whitethroat
5 blackcap
4 reed bunting
3 bullfinch
4 chiffchaff
2 grey heron
1 great spotted woodpecker
4 jay
1 kestrel
2 great black backed gulls, over
2 ring-necked parakeet


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At least 3 Sedge Warblers
Reed Buntings
Whitethroats
Blackcaps
Water Rail heard
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaffs
Grey Heron
2 Swifts
1 Swallow



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There was still a sedge warbler calling intermittently at the meadow Reedbed yesterday evening.
Also kingfisher and water rail in the general area.

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