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RE: Chorlton ees


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.



-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 7th of August 2016 07:04:18 PM

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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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3 Reed Warblers on territory, one of which showed briefly, as I walked around the meadow pond this afternoon.
No sign of the Sedge Warbler in the area.

-- Edited by Tony Darby on Saturday 7th of May 2016 04:48:07 PM

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Mike Brown wrote:

Could Shannon or Steve please clarify where the meadow pond is please, I'm not familiar with all of the sight names and would like to see the Sedge Warbler. Much appreciated guys. Nice shots btw!



-- Edited by Mike Brown on Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:17:48 PM



-- Edited by Mike Brown on Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:20:48 PM



Mike, I have sent you a pm.

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Could Shannon or Steve please clarify where the meadow pond is please, I'm not familiar with all of the sight names and would like to see the Sedge Warbler. Much appreciated guys. Nice shots btw!



-- Edited by Mike Brown on Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:17:48 PM



-- Edited by Mike Brown on Thursday 5th of May 2016 11:20:48 PM

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A couple of hours this evening:

6 chiffchaff
6 blackcap
3 whitethroat
1 sedge warbler
1 chaffinch
4 bullfinch
5+ reed bunting
Lots of song thrush singing
2 jay
1 or 2 swift
2 grey heron
1 buzzard

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evening visit.

1 sedge warbler, singing & showing well on brambles near the meadow pond.
8 blackcap
5 whitethroat
6 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler
5 reed bunting
1 bullfinch
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 swallow
1 buzzard
1 kestrel
lots of song thrush all around.




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an evening stroll.

8 whitethroat
13 blackcap
9 chiffchaff
6 reed bunting
33 swift, I had big numbers of swifts over the weekend but these are my first gm ones smile
19 swallow
6 house martin
2 sand martin
1 ring-necked parakeet
1 kestrel
1 bullfinch
2 chaffinch
4 jay
1 grey heron


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yesterday 2nd may aft/eve.

no signs of the lesser whitethroat
7 whitethroat
9 blackcap
1 willow warbler
12 chiffchaff
2 reed bunting
1 ring-necked parakeet
1 house martin
7 swallow
3 sand martin
3 jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 buzzard
1 kestrel
2 grey heron
2 bullfinch
lots of song thrush singing.

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This morning to early afternoon:

1 goldcrest
17 chiffchaff
11 blackcap
5 whitethoat
2 willow tit
1 nuthatch
3 greenfinch
2 chaffinch
5 bullfinch
3 reed bunting
17 house martin
8 song thrush
7 jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 ring-necked parakeet
3 grey heron
2 sparrowhawk
Loads of the usuals.

Mallards with a brood of seven on the river.

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Around Hardy Farm:

1 Lesser Whitethroat (showing well, for a Lesser Whitethroat- calling continuously and very mobile. Didn't seem put off by the heavy showers)
2 Common Whitethroat (on the opposite side of the river)
3 Blackcap (2m, 1f)
1 Willow Warbler
5 Chiffchaff
2 Bullfinch
2 Greenfinch
1 Reed Bunting (male - still surprised when I see them in this area for some reason)
1 Willow Tit
Flock of Long-tailed Tits
1 Goosander (f)
Various hirundines

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Hardy Farm (including orchard) this morning:

5+ chiffchaff
6 blackcap
1 lesser whitethroat (close to Jackson's Boat bridge; very active and showy)
1 whitethroat
6 greenfinch
4 bullfinch
4 song thrush
1 jay
1 swift (first of the year)
1 lesser black-backed gull over
1 herring gull over
1 cormorant over
1 kestrel
2 buzzard

River and surrounding habitats:

2 willow warbler
1 sand martin
1 house martin
4+ swallow
1 grey wagtail
1 cormorant
1 buzzard


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Lesser Whitethroat - location as previous posts. Seems to sing actively in the morning but quiet in the afternoon.
Whitethroat, blackcap, willow warbler, chiffchaff, reed warbler - in same area
Noticable influx of hirundines - over the River Mersey

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Lesser Whitethroat (2) - one in location described below, other another 50 yards up the path in a hawthorn under the next set of tall Silver Birch. Both very vocal and showing well.
Whitethroat (2) on banks of the Mersey
Plenty of Chiffchaff and Blackcap but did not hear any Willow Warbler.

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Lesser Whitethroat - singing and showing well on Hardy Farm. Circa 30-50 yards from Jacksons Boat bridge along the path towards the pump station / football club. Showing in a hawthorn below the tall clump of silver birch trees on the right - but moving to each side of the path (i.e. into the orchard area).
Thanks to local birder Justin for initially locating the bird.
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A few hours spent here in the morning and early afternoon; nice to meet Michael, too. :)

16 chiffchaff (most singing)
12 blackcap (most singing, males and females)
1 or 2 whitethroat (first of the year, in the same place as Michael)
3 treecreeper
2 nuthatch (one heard only)
2 greenfinch
3 chaffinch
2 bullfinch
2 house martin (first of the year)
4 song thrush
4 jay
1 stock dove (around the hay crop field)
2 ring-necked parakeet
4 grey heron
1 black-headed gull
1 or 2 kestrel

Plenty of the usuals, with blue tit and dunnock seen with nesting material, and a pair of long-tailed tit taking food to a nest site.

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7.45am. My first whitethroat this year on the bramble patch on Ivy Green. Great view.

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6-8pm

Countless Chiffchaff's singing
1 Willow warbler (great views and lots of singing)
Pair of Willow tit
Pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker
4 Jay
Pair of Bullfinch
3 Grey Heron
1 Reed Bunting
Lots of Song thrush
2 Ring necked parakeet

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Day spent around here today; highlights:

17 chiffchaff (most singing)
7 blackcap (all singing)
2 or 3 willow tit (one actually seen)
3 coal tit
2 treecreeper
1 nuthatch
4 goldfinch
1 greenfinch
2 chaffinch
3 bullfinch
3 reed bunting (one singing)
2 grey wagtail (by the entrance / car park opposite the Bowling Green pub)
3 song thrush (all singing)
1 mistle thrush (singing)
9 jay
3 ring-necked parakeet
5 grey heron
1 sparrowhawk
2 buzzard

Around the river:

1 willow warbler
2 sand martin
3 swallow
1 pied wagtail

Hardy Farm orchard:

2 chiffchaff
3 bullfinch
1 reed bunting (singing on the scrubby margins)
4 or 5 jay

Barlow Tip (posted here for convenience):

7 chiffchaff (most singing)
1 willow warbler (singing)
2 blackcap (both singing)
3 lesser redpoll
Greenfinch (good numbers), goldfinch & chaffinch
2 bullfinch
1 swallow
2 jay
3 ring-necked parakeet
2 lesser black-backed gull over
1 kestrel
1 sparrowhawk
1 buzzard


-- Edited by Shannon Llewellyn on Sunday 17th of April 2016 08:42:41 PM

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Around midday today:

Swallow (1)
Willow Warbler (1)
Goosander (1) flew along the river
Buzzard (3)
Sparrowhawk (1)

-- Edited by Liam_Langley on Saturday 9th of April 2016 06:20:17 PM

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Raven (1) over high - calling
Sparrowhawk (2)
Buzzard (1)
Blackcap (m)
Grey Wagtail (2)
plus usuals

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around ivy green this evening..

1 brambling, female, I accidently flushed the bird whilst trying to locate a singing blackcap.
2 blackcap
7 chiffchaff
1 willow tit
1 nuthatch
1 great spotted woodpecker
2 ring-necked parakeet
2 bullfinch
1 buzzard
4 mistle thrush
2 song thrush
2 jay


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Evening stroll:

1 Blackcap M (seen twice and singing the second time)
2 Great Spotted woodpeckers
lots of Jay
Song Thrushes
1 Bullfinch M
Water rail (Heard)
lots of chiffchaff
1 Kestrel
2 Goldcrest
1 Buzzard
1 Mute swan over
2 Reed bunting M

Plus lots of the usuals

Also great to meet Jamie, who while we were chatting heard a Willow tit singing.


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Ah, well thank you for alerting me to a rarer sighting than I expected. I spend so much time in different places, that I forget what is common and uncommon in different areas sometimes.

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I had one in central Ladybarn calling from a tree one evening 5 or 6 years ago, so they must disperse through sites they aren't often recorded on. My girlfriend also claimed to have seen one of the green line in fallowfield last year.
I noticed that here was also oe reported at Dove Stone a few days ago - that's another site that they turn up on form time to time but do not stay.

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I've had overwintering Green Woodpecker on Barlow Tip 10 years ago but none in the Mersey valley since. They are uncommon GM birds at best so good work there

-- Edited by Tim Wilcox on Sunday 3rd of April 2016 11:51:58 PM

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Is it? For the Ees in particular or Manchester area as a whole? I heard it calling near the Car park next to the school which back on to the old cow field.

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Green Woodpecker is a good one for this area Eugene.

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2 Willow Tit, seen and calling for a positive i.d
A lot of Jays
Green Woodpecker
at least 1 Water Rail (Heard)
Lots of chiffchaffs
1 Heron
2 Buzzard
3 Pheasant
2 Bullfinch (Pair)
1 goldcrest
2 Reed buntings

Lots of the usuals...

Eugene.


-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 4th of April 2016 10:06:06 PM

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