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RE: Fletcher Moss, Didsbury


Ring necked parakeet 5
Blackbird 5
Blue tit 4
Great tit 2
Woodpigeon 4
Goldcrest 1
Grey wagtail 1
Mallard 4
Black headed gull 12
Magpie 6
Carrion crow 3
Long tailed tit 2

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On Didsbury Toc H Rugby Club pitches:

c150 Redwing, the first decent sized flock I've seen round here this Winter.
c30 Starling and a few Mistle Thrush in attendance.

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6 Bullfinch
8 Jay
2 Treecreeper
Kingfisher
Goldcrest
11 Ring-necked Parakeet

Plus lots of activity from all the usual Garden Birds


-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 20th of February 2015 09:14:29 PM

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Greetings from Brownley Green .



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9th February, 3.00pm

Kingfisher very active in area near sluice gate. Male and female Goosander keeping very close to each other on river.

Alan Hill

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Passing through on my way to Didsbury Village(slow walk)

Kingfisher (pond by boardwalk)
Bullfinch
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
Nuthatch
Plus a Cockatiel,Only inches away from capturing it

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Greetings from Brownley Green .



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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen from the boardwalk this morning.

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Originally posted by Bernard Hooley:

A walk with my wife from fletcher moss park to northenden along the bank of the Mersey
Fletcher moss park
Ring-necked parakeets 6 flying about from tree to tree with a lot of squawking going on
Other birds seen
Blackbirds2
Carrion crows 2
Magpies 6
Robins 2
Woodpigeons2
On the river
Grey heron
Mallards20
Little grebe 2
Black headed gulls 46
Cheers bernard


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Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Ringed Necked Parakeets, Buzzard, Swallow, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting.

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Buzzard over, Sand Martins on River, Several Treecreepers, Nuthatch, Blackcap singing, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting on one of the ponds and 6 Ringed Necked Parakeets.


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Just back from there.
Treecreeper
3 Nuthatch
2 song thrush by boardwalk
Several Parakeets
Heard chiffchaff
Was hoping to see a Blackcap but no luck.


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1st Blackcap of the year this morning.

Also 3 Chiffchaff + all the usuals

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Weird sight of Redwings and Chiffchaff in the same tree

At least 3 pairs of Parakeets
Treecreeper
4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers

and Tony Darby

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 20th of March 2014 11:07:38 AM

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Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
several Redwing
11 Ring-necked Parakeet
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Nuthatch
Treecreeper
6 Teal
1 Little Grebe
2 Sparrowhawk

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 20th of March 2014 11:08:00 AM

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12 - 16 Ring-necked Parakeet this afternoon in Stenner Woods.

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33 Siskin yesterday
several Redwing - also in song

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A pair of teal this morning (Thursday) on the ponds in the Willow Carr.

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11 Ring-necked Parakeets in the area this morning. A decent turn out, the maximum here during the day is usually 9.



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stenner woods 11-30 till 1.00pm - 2 jays, 2 wrens, a few robins, blue tits, 2 parakeets, some magpies,a hawk unsure of though

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A large flock of at least 150 Redwings feeding on the ground until the area was invaded by rugby blokes doing training stuff. hmmbiggrin



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A very enjoyable stroll round the woodland, hoping for a LSW ideally - no luck in that department, but lots of birdsong inc several Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Wren, and calling Great Spotted Woodpecker. A family party of fledged Great Tits. Fair bit of Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam coming through, nonetheless some cracking habbo, particulary liked the wet, mature willow woodland. So did the birds by the sound of it.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 17th of June 2013 07:23:24 PM

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Timperley life list c. 80 (ish). The only list that counts! Latest addition: ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18., Ring Necked Parakeet Jan '17, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby 12.5.11



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The Ringed Teal has been in the area for over a year now Pete.
As you suggest, it moves between the woods and the Millgate Lane pond. smile

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Ringed Teal drake on the green pool opposite the rugby club car park at Millgate. No doubt the mystery exotic duck reported to me last month which was seen on the pools in Stenner Woods.
1 Buzzard
Ring-necked Parakeets

-- Edited by Pete Hines on Tuesday 14th of May 2013 11:11:12 PM

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10 Ringed Necked Parrakeets, at one point mobbed a grey squirrel, Local lady also stated she had seen the amazon in this neck of the woods in the past. 1 Nuthatch, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff 1 Willow Warbler loads of Blackcap, 1 Swallow, Jay, Common Whitethroat Reed Bunting, Cormerant Greylag Goose Carrion Crow one very hoarse, woodpecker drumming Goldfinch Alpine Garden 2 Goldcrest with Long Tailed Tits. More mistletoe in the church yard.

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Sunday 5th of May 2013 12:11:52 PM

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4-6 Ringed Necked Parrakeets, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Chiffchaff 3 Willow Warbler 3 Blackcap and in the very pleasant Alpine Garden Goldcrest with another Blackcap. They were also filming something as well.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 27th of April 2013 04:52:45 PM

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Nice evening stroll 6 - 7.30pm, though no sign of the recent Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Ring-necked Parakeets everywhere. 6-8 individuals, but difficult to keep track.
First Swift of the year
Male Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Nuthatch
5 Mistle Thrush
2 Song Thrush
Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits
Greenfinch, Goldfinch and Chaffinch
Wren
Jay
Great Spotted Woodpecker

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A quick visit at lunch time with Phil Owen.

3 or 4 Ring-necked Parakeets.
Pair of Mistle Thrushes.
Nuthatch
Song Thrush
Male Blackcap
Blue and Great Tits
Dunnock
Robins
Blackbirds
Wren
Carrion Crows

Rick.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 25th of April 2013 04:56:21 PM

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6 - 7:30

Song Thrush
4 Ring-necked Parakeets
2 Jays
1 maybe 2 Treecreeper
1 Nuthatch
Chaffinch (m)

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LOST cry

A 15cm cable release lost at this site.

Cheers, John

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This is probably the one I got incredible views of a few months ago by Parrs Wood playing fields. I hadn't wanted to post this current sighting until I'd seen it with my own eyes (I do trust my father!) but as I say it has been in this location for at least two weeks.

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Nigel Troup wrote:

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was showing again at 17:30 in the top of a large tree close by the small wildlife pond in the area described in the previous post. What a great find Jon.





Can someone try and formally submit this excellent sighting then please? smile

Far too much good stuff going to waste on this forum already and this record is a cracker.

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was showing again at 17:30. What a great find Jon.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 23rd of April 2013 05:18:52 PM

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at 2pm. My Dad has seen it twice in the last two weeks in the same spot and I managed to see it today for a good minute.
Also saw a male Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, numerous Nuthatches, 2 Treecreepers, 5 Parakeets and a Sparrowhawk amusingly being chased by two Goldfinches.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 23rd of April 2013 05:19:25 PM

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Has a parrot flock been spotted around Fletcher Moss of late? Have just had a description (from a non-birder) of a flock of about 30 fairly large birds briefly landing on an oak tree in her garden near the park - apparently they were greyish and fairly big, with red round the eye and green on the head. Unfortunately, no pics were taken. Can only think they must have been the Ring-necks.

**PS Further detail included a 'trilling' sound and 'mohicans', so they must have been Waxwings - the green colour noted must have been a trick of poor light***

-- Edited by Ollie Wright on Monday 22nd of April 2013 07:10:35 PM

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Peregrine, male over Stenners yesterday afternoon.
& 6 Rose-rings
also 70+ Fieldfare over, sounded like it may have had a few Redwing in the flock (picked up on sonogram)

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6 Parakeets and the Amazon this morning 11.45.
Song Thrush by the board walk.

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Amongst the usual 1 male Stonechat on Millgate Fields opposite Parr Wood Rd entrance this afternoon.

Sat pm - 7 Ring necked Parakeet in Stenner Woods and around the Millgate Lane entrance

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Went to see if could see any parakeets today (around 12pm) and saw two groups, one of three (didn't check sexes) and a second of two birds, which were a pair. Both groups were investigating tree holes, and the female of the pair did enter hole and was doing some excavation or cleaning as bits were seen to be coming out. The male just sat on guard.

17 redwing
chaffinch
greenfinch


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Woodcock calling at 5.30pm - western end of Millgate Fields (possibly disturbed by Heron flying over)

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6/1/12
8 Rose ringed Parakeets at 2pm. 4 departed NW at 2.30.
1 Nuthatch
2 GS Woodpeckers
1 Treecreeper
1 male Kestrel
3 Goosander
1 Grey Wagtail

7/1/12
1 male Tawny calling in Stenner Woods at 6.30pm

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Chiffchaff still busy feeding and showing well in the flooded area of the field towards Simons Bridge, in amongst the 12 Pied Wagtails
present this morning.






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I've had a few visits over the Christmas period, but this morning produced a pleasant surprise. Whilst
trying to count the 11 Pied Wagtails in the flooded meadow, I found a Chiffchaff feeding on the ground
alongside them. I hope the Winter stays mild enough for it to survive, and that it hangs around
the area.
The usual woodland/ meadow species seen, although Meadow Pipit and Snipe have been absent so far
this Winter.
Watching a Kingfisher catching small fish at the boardwalk pond was a bonus, and there are now three
pairs of Ring-necked Parakeets in the area preparing for Spring.

Tony


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Also including Millgate Fields and along the Mersey
9.30am
3 Goosander (1m,2f)
200+ BH Gulls across the river on flooded golf course
1 Heron
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Nuthatch
1 GS Woodpecker
5 Rose Ringed Parakeets
3 Redwing
2 Teal
1 Kestrel (m)
1 Sparrowhawk
3 Jays feeding on crab apples
2 Bullfinch (m,f,)
15 Goldfinch


Scarlet Elf cups beginning to emerge in Stenner Woods
Jelly Ear
Plenty of Mistletoe minus berries in Stenner Woods, around St James Church and Parsonage Gardens
1 Fox along hedgeline in Millgate Fields

Note: very wet - long stretches of the main footpaths are under several inches of water.



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Good numbers of finches this morning.

A flock of 100+ Goldfinch with several Siskin mixed in, feeding on Alders.
Bullfinch, Chaffinch, and Greenfinch also present with Redwing, Nuthatch and mixed tit flocks in the area.
The arrival of a Sparrowhawk stirred things up nicely, enabling me to count the Goldfinches as they relocated.
The usual half dozen Ring-necked Parakeets loafing around.

Tony

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15/06/2012 - 2-4pm, torrential rain spells interspersed with drizzle:

4 Ring-necked Parakeets - looked to be an adult and 3 juveniles (short tails, white bill base)
4 House Martins
9 Swifts
1 Treecreeper
1 Nuthatch
1 Jay - a stranded, soggy youngster on the ground, I offered it a worm but it sqwaked in disgust signalling an angry adult to swoop in and feed it itself!
1 Coal Tit
3 Chiffchaffs
2 Blackcaps
1 Common Whitethroat
2 Bullfinches
1 Reed Bunting

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The Great Spotted Woodpecker brood fledged prior to Sunday morning, and the
Nuthatches must have fledged between then and this morning.
No sign of the Nuthatch family but did catch up with a juvenile GSWoodpecker being fed
by the adult female.

Tony

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Saw GS Woodpecker nest site today with young peering out. Also nuthatch nesting in same tree.

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River Mersey
3 Sand Martin
6 Swallow
2 Grey Wagtail

Stenner Woods
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Ring-necked Parakeet
Nuthatch

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A trip to Millgate fields to take some nice pictures of my parents dogs soon turned into nothing but a birding trip. Sightings between 12:30 - 14:00 included:

2 parakeet
2 nuthatch (singing males)
2 jay
1 buzzard
2 gs woodpecker
4 reed bunting
2 meadow pipits
3 grey heron

But the highlight was 1 woodcock flying straight past us as we walked through stenner woods on the way back to the car. An unexpected surprise that rounded off a really nice walk!

Scott




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This morning, 8.30 to 11.00
Highlights
6 Ring-necked Parakeets + the Amazon
2 Treecreepers
2 Nuthatches
4 Redwings
4 Mistle Thrushes
3 Song Thrushes
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Jays
2 Chiffchaffs, 1 heard as well as seen
10 Meadow Pipits
1 Reed Bunting
2 Goosander
Plus all the usual Finches, Blackbirds, Starlings,Tits, etc.
And Robins galore
Tony

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This morning, 9.00 till 10.30
The highlight was a Woodcock flushed from the edge of Stenner Woods, a site
1st for me.

Tony

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