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RE: Turn Moss playing fields, Stretford


Woodcock 1 (flushed by a dog along Hawthorn Lane then flew right past me)
Raven pair flew two circuits around the moss
Chiffchaff 12


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Raven 3-4 over
Chiffchaff 8
Redwing 7
Fieldfare 1
Meadow Pipit 3 grounded
Reed Bunting 1 male returned to last years breeding site

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No sign of the Mediteranean Gull this afternoon up until 14.15 and not many gulls present anyway - half dozen each of Lesser Black-backed and Herring (including 2 on the School playing fields, 2 Common Gulls and around 20 Black-headed Gulls.
Bonus as I was leaving of a Raven which dropped in and was immediately surrounded by around 50 Carrion Crows and a few Jackdaws, while another Raven flew low overhead. Not the place I expected to see my first Raven of the year and certainly not on the ground biggrin

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Mediterranean Gull -adult still east side of Turn Moss Road late afternoon

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Mediterranean Gull still present this evening to the east of Turn Moss Road.

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Mediterranean Gull - 1 adult still

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Mediterranean Gull 1 adult still present
Black-headed Gull 319
Common Gull 46
Herring Gull 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2
Buzzard 3 together

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Mediterranean Gull 1 metal ringed adult still at the east side of Turn Moss Road this afternoon

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Mediterranean Gull on the left side of entrance road near to the flats so a little distant. Keeping to itself. I just beat the rain!

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Mediterranean Gull 1 - metal ringed adult still
Black-headed Gull 485
Common Gull 67
Herring Gull 7
Lesser Black-backed Gull 8

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Mediterranean Gull 1 - the full hooded metal ringed bird was displaying to a Black-headed Gull this afternoon

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2 visits today, first visit 12-1pm...

No signs of any Mediterranean gulls.
300+ black-headed gulls
15 common gulls
1 Herring gull
1 lesser-black backed gull
2 ravens over heading towards sale water park.

Second visit 4-5pm...

1 adult Mediterranean gull with metal ring on right leg eventually found on field on the left as you come down turn moss Road towards the car park.
500+ Black-headed gulls
28 common gull
3 Herring gulls
2 lesser-black backed gulls
Sparrowhawk over getting mobbed by a crow
1 mistle thrush



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Mediterranean Gull 1 adult this pm (the one with the full hood that prefers the school field)
Black-headed Gull 997
Common Gull 88

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Now 2 adult Mediterranean Gull

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Mediterranean Gull adult still present

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Mediterranean Gull 1 adult 14.40-15.45 (when still present)
Black-headed Gull 870
Common Gull 57

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From 2:45pm today on the 2 mainly flooded areas at the Stretford Cemetery end and between the top of TM Car park/ Hawthorn lane.
c2000 gulls ,the majority being Black- headed gull with quite a few Common gull (stopped counting at 40 by dog walkers) but probably a couple of hundred maybe .
Also not many Lesser Black-back gull about 10.
Nothing special found before most gulls left around 4pm except an adult Common Gull which had a thinner,flatter head, not rounded as usual which I thought was just a poor quality specimen.


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Pink-footed Goose 164 (138 west at 09.35 and 26 west at 11.00)
Stonechat 1

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Ring-necked Parakeet 71 > west or south west
Swallow > 5 south
Redwing 115 > south or south west
Pied Wagtail 4 > south
Meadow Pipit 66 > south
Chaffinch 16 > south
Redpoll 5 > south
Siskin 1 > south

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Birds over south (3 hrs to 10.06)

Meadow Pipit 427
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 (1 yesterday also)
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 39
Pied Wagtail 2
Chaffinch 8
Siskin 1

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Woodpigeon 637
Black-headed Gull 174
Herring Gull 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull 7
Sparrowhawk 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 107
Chiffchaff 1
Mistle Thrush 6

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Peregrine 1, drifted west
Buzzard 3 together
Meadow Pipit 71 over south (67 between 09.30-10.00)
Skylark 1 over south
Linnet 1 over west

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3 Raven over west at 07.53

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Hobby 1 mobbed by Swallows, continued north east
Swallow 40
House Martin 10
Swift 1
Willow Warbler 1 in song
Chiffchaff 6

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Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff 15
Blackcap 4
Linnet 1 calling male landed briefly on the school hedge (unusual here)

Raven 1 over on 28th July

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Hobby 1 high at 09.25 (my 100th species for this site)
Willow Warbler 2 (also on 17th)

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Mediterranean Gull 1 adult until 06.55 when flew north (possibly has a green darvic on left leg ?).

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Mediterranean Gull 1 adult flew north from the school field at 06.50
Reed Bunting singing male

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Mediterranean Gull 1 adult
Black-headed Gull 84
Lesser Black-backed Gull 44
Herring Gull 1

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06.30

Lesser Black-backed Gull 66
Herring Gull 5
Black-headed Gull 5
Ring-necked Parakeet 35

yesterday 05-10

Ring-necked Parakeet 63 mostly flying over south east
Woodpigeon 332

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Lesser Black-backed Gull 59 on the Playing Fields early morning
Herring Gull 8 with the above
Black-headed Gull 2 flyover
Common Whitethroat young have fledged
Reed Bunting pair still feeding young, as with the above in Rosebay Willowherb in the uncut corner

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Wheatear 2 still present his evening (both pictured here)

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Both now on the school grounds after being chased off by a @@@@ with a spaniel.

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2 Wheatear on the pitches opposite the school fence currently

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Redstart male still present and showing well in the SE corner 17.34-19.00

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Redstart - male still in SE corner this afternoon, though mobile and elusive

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Eventually found the redstart after over an hours search around 12.40pm. It was back in the south west corner where Pete first found it.
Other birds of note...
Chiffchaff
Blackcap
Grey heron
Nuthatch
Ring necked parakeets



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Redstart still present in the eastern hedgerow and along Bolesworth Wood 17.30

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Redstart 1 male. Mobile. Frequenting hedgerows bordering the SE field and later the eastern side of the school hedgerow

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Little Egret 1 over NW at 08.00
Reed Bunting pair still

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Willow Tit singing again 53.439008, -2.292396 Reed Bunting pair

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Peregrine 1 just missed a Jackdaw and carried on east towards Chorlton 14.57
Willow 1 at 53.438999, -2.293236 (first I've seen here for ages)

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Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 5
Sand Martin 2
Meadow Pipit 1
Reed Bunting still present

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Stonechat 2 female on the school fence
Reed Bunting singing male in the uncut corner by the school fence
Skylark 2 over
Meadow Pipit 2 over

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A very tame Skylark on the football pitches today, allowing dogs to go right up to it before flying away a short distance. First Ive seen here. Also a Kestrel patrolling the fields and a Sparrowhawk displaying high overhead towards Stretford Ees.

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Ring-necked Parakeet - 183 pre roost

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Green N:40W  L. B.-b. Gull is a NW gull group bird, see their website for submission.  It was on Turn Moss a couple of times last week.



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Fieldfare 2
Siskin 16

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Black-headed Gull 40
Common Gull 82
Herring gull 15
Lesser Black-backed Gull 9 including 1st winter Danish (?) green ringed N.40W

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Most of the gulls have now gone, either they have run out of earthworms, or are sick of being chased around by dogs. Couple of peak counts in last few days:

Common Gull - 326;  L. B.-b. Gull  111. Don't think Herring Gulls got over 25.

One of the German Black-headed Gulls:

Ringed as adult female, breeding, on 30th May 2020 at Riether Werder, Germany (53 42 23 N;  14 16 03 E).

Seen there again 9th May 2021, then seen at Old Moor RSPB, Barnsley on 10th March 2022, next at Turn Moss on 12th January 2023, 1093km. from ringing site.

The other German Black-headed Gull:

Ringed as pullus on 1st June 2020 at Altfriedland, Markisch - Oderland, Brandenburg, Germany (52 38 N;  14 14 E).

Still there on 25th June 2020, but seen once in each of October & November 2020 at Queen's Park, Crewe, then at Sale W.P. in November 2021, February 2022, and four times in Nov. - Dec. 2022, then Turn Moss on three days last week.



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Just to add that there is also a 'northern type' adult ssp. argentatus there -- very little black, but a lot of white in wing tip, very big bird as well.

Also an unusual 2cy L. B.-b. Gull -- very white head and breast, very small and long-winged.  Just 74 L. B.-b. & 20 Herring Gulls counted, but likely several more present.

Black-headed G.     Saw a new German bird & a new Norwegian bird. The latter ringed as a pullus on 12th June 2022 near Oslo. Today's sighting was the first since then.

Otherwise:  190 Carrion Crow;  31 Pied & 1 Grey Wagtail;  minimum 300 Starling (flocks very mobile).

Gull numbers build up a bit in the afternoon, so best then. Eastern flood, by Ivy Green, best for large gulls.



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Quick visit this pm.

Highlights:

2 Yellow-legged gulls. 1 of each; 2cy & 4cy. The 2cy was the same bird as yesterday, the 4cy was the same bird John had yesterday.



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