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RE: Turn Moss playing fields, Stretford


Some photos of the 2cy Yellow-legged gull from this afternoon. Not the cleanest bird with no visible moult in greater coverts and a prominent pale inner primary window

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Have spent hours gulling at T.M. rainwater floods in the last few days. Best counts:

Black-headed Gull   1850   Read darvics of five Steve Christmas birds, a regular S.W.P. German bird, and a new Danish bird.

Common Gull   100+. Prob. many more, but disturbance by dogs too bad for proper count.

Yellow-legged Gull   1 ad.  - immaculate bird, not a feather out of place, nice pale yellow legs too, flew off towards Salford Q.

                             1 third winter, seen at S.W.P. a few days ago, but not ident. due to distance.

                             1 first winter (also photographed by Joel Tragen).

Herring Gull     19

L. B.-b. Gull     59

General disturbance made it all very difficult! Prob. many more gulls present.

Other species best counts:

Carrion Crow   135

Magpie   42

Redwing   102 early in year, 93 recently.

Starling   280

Pied Wagtail    33

Greenfinch    22 in view at once, but several others hidden in hedge. More than usual.

Got really cold & wet today, and dropped my scope in the mud, but same again tomorrow.

 



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Hi John, nothing new for Crows, youll see them outwit dogs on any local park, seen them simply take to the air a few feet in a vertical column and drop down in the same spot as if to hop over them. wink

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Have been keeping a watch on the gulls over the last couple of weeks, looking for signs of HPAI. Good numbers, all looking healthy, included peaks of 790 Black-headed, and 24 Herring Gulls, the latter more than I usually see here. Also during last week or so, all on school field, up to 56 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 8 Mistle Thrush, and 152 Starling.

One day, I was looking at a single Carrion Crow feeding on a football field when a dog ran at it. Instead of just flying off to somewhere more peaceful, if waited until the dog was very close, then took off and flew low over the grass, keeping just in front of the chasing dog. The crow obviously was putting effort into its flight, and just keeping about one to two yards in front of, and on the same level as the dog's jaws. After about 100 yards of this, the crow suddenly gained height and kept position about eight feet above the dog, the latter leaping up frantically, trying to catch the crow. Five to ten seconds of this ended when the crow set off again, low over the grass, again chased by the dog. Another 50 yards passed, then the crow rose and perched on a goal crossbar, the dog again leaping up towards it. The crow set off low again, but this time the dog was diverted either by another dog, or by its owner's call, and it ran off. The crow then resumed a more normal flight, soon perching in a nearby tree, and looked at me.

Anyone else seen a crow do this? 



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32 common gulls
13 black headed gulls
5 lesser black backed gulls
2 Herring gulls
16 ring necked parakeets
1 greenfinch
9 bullfinch
5 goldfinch
2 nuthatch
3 goldcrest
1 fieldfare

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Pink-footed Goose 131 > east @ 10.09

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dusk visit

Ring-necked Parakeet 134 two groups, all moved east by 16.29


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Woodcock 1 low overhead
Fieldfare 64
Redwing 48
Blackbird 21 (including migrants high south)
Song Thrush 6
Mistle Thrush 3
Goldcrest 5
Chaffinch 15
Redpoll 11
Siskin 5
Black-headed Gull 220
Common Gull 37
Herring Gull 5
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5
Ring-necked Parakeet 20 minimum

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Pink-footed Goose 9 over west at 11.20
Redwing 26
Siskin 2

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Redwing 724 (100+ touching down, most flying east, largest flock 350)
Fieldfare 1 flying east amongst 350 Redwing
Siskin 32
Wigeon 14-15 over west


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Pink-footed Goose skein of 60 flying east at 08.25
Ring-necked Parakeet 49. Birds arriving from the east in small groups early on, most moving on west, a few settling.
Buzzard 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Mistle Thrush 1

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Pink-footed Goose 204 : 60 > E at 09.02, 70 > NW at 09.21, 34 > E at 09.29, 10 > NW at 10.04, 30 > NW at 10.13
Mistle Thrush flock of 17

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Pink-footed Goose skein of c70 flying high north west at 15.39
Sparrowhawk pair in the air together

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Kingfisher 1 flew low across the playing field adjacent to the cemetery towards Stretford Ees. My 2nd here (10 Jun 2019), still bizarre considering there is no water.

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Lesser Whitethroat 1 adult in the school hedgerow
Common Whitethroat 2 juvenile in the school hedgerow
Chiffchaff 6 (1 singing)
Mistle Thrush flock of 20 juveniles
Swift 1

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Pied Flycatcher 1 at the west side flanking the cemetery
Whitethroat 1
Chiffchaff 15
Mistle Thrush 24 juvenile together
Reed Bunting 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 18

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Mistle Thrush 41 juveniles together in a single flock

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Garden Warbler 1
Whitethroat 3 juveniles
Chiffchaff 5
Blackcap 1
Swift 7
Swallow 15
House Martin 11

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afternoon visit

Willow Warbler 1 (first fresh migrant juvenile of the autumn)
Chiffchaff 1
Blackcap 1
Sparrowhawk 1 juvenile over Stretford Cemetery (where a pair were displaying earlier in the year)
Swift 9
Sand Martin 1
Swallow 17
House Martin 11
House Sparrow 35

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Mistle Thrush 16

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Mediterranean Gull 2 adult. The first flew in from the west at 07.30, the 2nd just appeared 10 minutes later
Black-headed Gull 81
Herring Gull 4
Lesser Black-backed Gull 33

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Mediterranean Gull 2 adult
Black-headed Gull 67
Herring Gull 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull 60

-- Edited by Pete Hines on Thursday 23rd of June 2022 03:36:40 PM

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Mediterranean Gull 3 adults. All un-ringed. A typical date on par with the previous two years.
Black-headed Gull 55
Lesser Black-backed Gull 80
Herring Gull 4

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Lesser Black-backed Gull 78
Herring Gull 2
Black-headed Gull 11
Ring-necked Parakeet 32
Mistle Thrush 7

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Greylag Goose 1 flying over east at 09.43 was a site first

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Brambling 1 later flew to Ivy Green, this morning
Siskin 6

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Kestrel - 1 seen on my way back to the car .

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Brambling 1 (at least one) with 7 Chaffinch at the Hawthorne Lane end of Bolesworth Wood
Siskin 12+
Redwing 32+
Treecreeper 2

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Pochard 7 (6m, 1f) over south at 16.11
Stock Dove some movement east with 5 at Turn Moss and 11 Stretford Ees

The Black-headed Gull green darvic JCYO is the returning Norwegian bird

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About 60% waterlogged, resembling a lake

Black-headed Gull c850. Darvics - white on right leg 8TA, green on left leg JCYO, also a blue one (North West - not read)
Common Gull 196
Herring Gull 8
Lesser Black-backed Gull 11
Mallard 14
Heron 1
Pied Wagtail 13
Sparrowhawk 1
Mistle Thrush 2

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Brambling 1
Redpoll 1

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Woodcock 2 (1 flushed by a dog from the school hedge, another in Bolesworth Wood)
Siskin 9 (see a few most visits)

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Ring-necked Parakeet 152 (minimum 132, maximum 172) left the pre roost NE by 16.10. A group of 20+ chased off the long staying escapee Harris Hawk which flew towards Longford Park.

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Spotted Flycatcher 1
Chiffchaff 11
Willow Warbler 3
Blackcap 2
Common Whitethroat 1
Swallow 2
House Martin 5
Common Gull 2 adult
Black-headed Gull 79
Lesser Black-backed Gull 3

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Mistle Thrush flock of 15
Willow Warbler 8
Chiffchaff 7
Common Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 1
Swift 5
House Martin 44+
Swallow 3

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Tree Pipit 3 (including 2 together in the SE corner)
Spotted Flycatcher 1 (school hedge)
Lesser Whitethroat 2 (school hedge)
Common Whitethroat 2 (school hedge)
Blackcap 2
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff 8
Swift 8
House Martin 10
Swallow 1
Black-headed Gull 48

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Garden Warbler 1
Common Whitethroat 1
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 1
Mistle Thrush 10
Black-headed Gull 150
Herring Gull 3
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Ring-necked Parakeet 17

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Male Plum-headed Parakeet amongst the Ring-necked at Turn Moss Road car park this morning

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07.30-09.00

Willow Tit 1 juvenile in Bolesworth Wood near the Ivygreen Road entrance at 53.439657, -2.289937

No gulls on the playing fields

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Mediterranean Gull - just the one adult this morning with fewer gulls present

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Mediterranean Gull 2 adults minimum this morning

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Mediterranean Gull 7 adults (accurate count, no sign of the 2nd summer from yesterday)

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Mediterranean Gull 3 (2 adult, 1 2nd summer)
Black-headed Gull 190
Herring Gull 6
Lesser Black-backed Gull 54
Swift 25
House Martin 1
Whitethroat 1

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Redstart 1 male. Initially in SE corner hedgerows, later relocated in the school hedgerow (or two bird theory possibly)
Willow Tit 1 singing and moving west along Hawthorn Lane
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff 3
Blackcap 8
Meadow Pipit 1

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Probable Willow Warbler heard today at north end. Also 2x heron 6x mallard and 4x chiffchaff

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Late post for yesterday Monday 22.03.21

Perimeter of Hawthorn field (which is possibly part of Ivygreen/Chorlton ees ) -
Chiffchaff - 1 (seen and heard singing) at 5.50pm.

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Fieldfare - 10 flying East at 3 pm.

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Snipe 1
Meadow Pipit 1
Pied Wagtail 19

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John Shaughnessy wrote:

Green JCY0 was at S.W.P. on 7th January this year, along with another Norwegian bird. I tried submitting them via the Norwegian website, but just got error messages, so I tried an email, but got no reply, so I gave up.

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The email on cr-ringing doesn't work. There is a link to the Norwegian site Ringmerking where you need to open an account. It's a bit of a rigmarole but the data comes through instantly once submitted.

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Green JCY0 was at S.W.P. on 7th January this year, along with another Norwegian bird. I tried submitting them via the Norwegian website, but just got error messages, so I tried an email, but got no reply, so I gave up.

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