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RE: Chorlton ees


An arsonist torched much of the grassland last month (even burnt part of the reed bed), so it dosn't look too good for returning warblers.

1 Blackcap
2 Treecreeper (including 1 along Hawthorn Lane)
6 Reed Bunting
2 Lapwing
1 Goosander
2 Little Grebe (including 1 at Streford Ees dry wier)
2 Tufted (Stretford Ees dry wier)
1 Goosander
Sand Martins
Swallows
Chiffchaffs
c15 occupied nests at the Heronry

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At least 12 occupied nests in the heronry
1 Goldcrest

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I'm told there is lots of activity in the heronry

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A raptor circling over Ivy Green at 12.50, viewed distantly with the naked eye from the Bowling Green pub, was probably a Buzzard.

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Very quiet apart from the meadows pond and surrounding area;
4 reed Warbler ( 1 with 2 junveniles being seen off by a Female Reed Bunting)
2 Sedge Warbler
6 Reed Bunting
1 Blackcap
3 Whitethroat

Dave Mcintyre

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10/5
1 Gropper - reeling at 9.30am 50yds south of meadow ponds
2 Sedge Warblers
3 Reed Warblers
1 Buzzard being mobbed by crows - far darker than the pale CWP/Kenworthy bird


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1 Sedge Warbler singing in willowherb
3 Reed Warblers singing at the meadow pond (since 27/4)

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2 Reed Warbler singing from the meadow pond
2 Swift

Gropper reported yesterday

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alas no cuckoo tonight watched and listened for over 90 mins but no luck! Even the every friendly grey wagtails were missing, but that probably has more to do with a tractor cutting the grass along the river and making too much noise. Plenty of tits,mallard and other usual friends so shouldn't be too downhearted...

-- Edited by brandon mulhern on Tuesday 21st of April 2009 07:30:42 PM

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we walked down from stretford via crossford st. (where the big bass pub is the one that looks like a drum) follow it all the way down under the canal then along the path past the cemetary on your left till we came to the mersey then short walk along the mersey until the little bridge that spanns the small stream and it is the small stream path we followed always staying on stretford/ chorlton side of river, along this path no more than 100yds we first heard it and we cut in left over a small bank into a enclosed wooded area ( you can see football pitches on left of the wooded area) where it took time to track it to a few trees . good luck finding it and if your still there at 6ish (lol) we will be back looking and listening

-- Edited by brandon mulhern on Tuesday 21st of April 2009 08:45:15 AM

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Hi Brandon. What was your starting point on the Mersey (Road ect)

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i am posting this on stretford and chorlton ees as we heard it more on the chorlton side but also on the stretford side to begin with. A CUCKOO we trailed it for a good two hours (we can't believe it as we are planning a trip to Rindle Road to see or hear the one there!) now to be specific about where we SAW it, we walked down the mersey (on the stretford side) until you come to the bridge over the little stream from there we took the left hand fork down the small path and heard it first there! (brandon heard it i laughed at him then ate my laugh as i heard it) it called for 4 or 5 times then deadly silence ( and doubts from both of us ) i asked a courting couple who were in the football field just off from the path and they said they had heard it for at least half an hour) we stood motionless waiting for about 10 mins and then again we heard it and over the next hour or so traced it to a small area to the right of the football pitches. we walked through this area examining every tree listening and finally we both saw it Brandon first then me although i only saw it as Brandon was trying to photo it unsuccessfully( maybe not we have 1 photo that shows something similar to a cuckoo but not conclusive) I watched it fly across the path behind us over the green bench which is on a path parallel to our original path (there are many paths here tbh) the section of woodland we saw it in has an old burnt out car in it that must have been there years! we heard a gropper nearby and saw grey wagtails as well as the usual stuff for this area. But tbh we were like a pair of demented idiots asking people if they heard it (which they had ) one chap walks his dog there every night and never has he heard one there before. i recorded it on my phone although it is very quiet in the background of a lot of other bird as it was very gloomy and almost dark by the time i thought of it!

-- Edited by brandon mulhern on Monday 20th of April 2009 09:00:10 PM

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1 Buzzard flew low over the very active heronry causing some commotion. I watched a heron swallow an egg whole at a nest last week which now contains a very large juvenile.
pair Blackcap
4 Chiffchaff
4+ Pheasant
Gt/sp Woodpecker
Jay

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Chiffchaff singing this afternoon.



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Tony Darby counted 11 nests occupied Sun 1 March

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14.30-15.30
At least 9 occupied nests at the Heronry
1 Buzzard with missing primaries in the right wing flew across Ivy Green, over the herony and across the river towards Broad Ees Dole, Sale WP
Pheasant heard
1 Siskin
2 Reed Bunting
2 Bullfinch
1 Goosander &
1 Little Grebe on the river

no sign of the male Stonechat at the meadow field reported on 25th Feb

-- Edited by Pete Hines at 21:43, 2009-03-07

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Two herons sitting on nests at the Heronry this afternoon. biggrin.gif
Thanks very much for the info Pete.

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signs of activity at the Heronry
large Magpie roost here and Ivy Green
10 Goosander over dropping down towards Broad Ees dole
2 Little Grebe on the river

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1 reed warlber - meadow pond
pair of tufted duck - meadow pond
1 reed bunting
3 whitethroat
2 blackcaps (singing)
8 heron nests on the go

dave mcintyre

no chats or wheatears blankstare.gif

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Sadly did not get the whinchat today but got a wheatear and some cracking photos of it as well, as grubby knees and elbows!

-- Edited by Adrian Dancy at 21:10, 2008-04-29

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3 WHINCHAT, 2 males and a female, at the large area of recently burnt grass in the meadow field this evening smile.gif

-- Edited by Pete Hines at 23:20, 2008-04-28

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1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the meadow field this evening
1 Reed Warbler at the meadow pond
60+ Carrion Crow together appeared to be gathering to roost
2 + Swift
Sand Martins
several Swallows
1 Goosander flew over
heronry active still


-- Edited by Pete Hines at 23:52, 2008-04-27

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as viewed across the river from Sale WP bank at 5pm

Kestrel 2 together
Jay 8 in same tree
Grey Heron 4, plus lots of noise from treetops
GS Woodpecker 1
Reed Bunting 2
few Sand Martins and Swallows

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Best year yet since I started doing the census:

9 nests occupied with two adults constructing a 10th. 9 very large young on 4 of them - 3,3,2 and 1. Lots of noise.

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2 Blackcap in song
2 Treecreeper together
Chiffchaffs
very noisy heronry with several well grown birds

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1 male Stonechat in the meadow field
6-8 occupied nests in the heronry - some chicks visible

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could only see 3 herons nests occupied , though a more few herons in the area (my son gets bored when not moving in the back pack )
3 grt spotted woodpecker 1 female - 2 males chasing each other
2 bullfinch male & female
female kestral eating a mouse
pair of goosander and a grey wagtail on the mersey


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At least five occupied nests at the Heronry
1 Goosander flew downriver

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1 Buzzard over towards Sale WP about 14.00
2 Kestrel
14 Siskin over

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A Hobby flew from the direction of Chorlton Ees over the Hardy Farm U.M.I.S.T. sports field, disappeared behind a large tree briefly, reappearing flying back towards Chorlton Ees at 17.35. No hirundines were present so it must be settling for the hawker dragonflies.

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evening 10th July

at least 15 Reed Bunting in the meadow filed, mostly immatures (7+), c4 adult males (2 in song)
3 Sedge Warbler, 1 in song , meadow field
3 Reed Warbler, 2 in song, meadow pond - bird still at Chorlton WP today.

-- Edited by Pete Hines at 00:33, 2007-07-11

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Evening 25th

1 Sedge Warbler singing, heard from the river bank

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sunday late afternoon

2 herons nests with calling young
1 garden warbler with grub in beak
2 reed warblers singing
1 sedge warbler
1 pair reed bunting male very active .2 juv reed bunting one trying out it's flyng skills
lots of whitethroats
chiffchaff's

Dave mcintyre

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thurs afternoon

blackcaps
chiff chafs
1 willow wabler singing
3 whitehroat
1 g.s woodpecker
1 male reed bunting (near ivygreen)
1 tree creper (heronry)
1 view of reed warlber , then the heavens opened so no visit to dole ees hmm.gif
1 drowned rat with mud on his bins


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A very, very, brief visit to the the meadow pond and field this evening

2 singing Reed Warblers -one wearing a metal BTO ring on its right leg.
Surprisingly, no sound of any Groppers or Sedges.

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late afternoon

2 reed warbler singing (1 viewed) possible 3
1 lesser whitethroat
6+ whitethroat
1 blackcap
chiff chaffs
1 reed bunting
could only view one juv heron , hard to see the nests now

last year there was a fair few sedge warblers nesting in chorlton ees so sign of them this year confused.gif




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chorlton ees on a sunny afternoon
reed warbler (singing)
3 whitethroat
chiff chaff's
blackcaps
grt spotted woodpecker
reed bunting male
could only see 3 herons on nest , harder to see nests with more foliage , one was feeding three young
1 swallow over the mersey
1 comorant on the mersey catching a few small fish

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1 Reed Warbler singing from phragmites at the meadow pond
4 occupied Heron nests, at least three containing young ( 7 counted in total )
2 Reed Bunting
1 Treecreeper
55+ Magpie in the cattle field
3 Sand Martin over
1Willow Warbler
Chiffchaffs
Blackcaps
1 singing Goldcrest
1 female Sparrowhawk

2 Skylark flew north over Turn Moss playing fields


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58 Magpies in the cattle field yesterday

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chorlton ees (afternoon)
1 g s woodpecker
4 herons on nests
7 chiff chaff singing, no other warblers though
1 grey wagtail (on mersey)
dole ees
2 liitle ringed plover ( togther, one having a bath)
1 snipe
2 lapwing
2 teal
2 chiff chaff

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chorlton ees
3 chiff chaff
1 grey heron with 3 juveniles
1 female reed bunting
good numbers of goldfinch and chaffinch
2 grey wagtail (on river mersey)
dole ees
1 pair shovler
1 pair teal
4 lapwing
2 grey heron
1 pair pheasant
2 chiff chaff
c50 sand marin over sale w.p

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1 Chiffchaff & 2 Treecreeper reported today by Rick Burnett 

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Not seen at Chorlton Ees but have been noted on Barlow Tip at Chorlton Water Park.


Supposed to be a good area to see Willow Tit also at Chorlton Ees although I've not recorded any yet!


 


 


 



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Stonechat (female) in the brambles in field chorlton ees , 3.00pm , never seen stonechat in this area before .Not much else about though.

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