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RE: Timperley


The Fawn Yawn was still showing well on and off today in the tall Lombardy Poplar in the school grounds, †and also the aerial on Forest Drive..†††† There was a bit of a phase of giving birds nicknames in the 80s/90s, kind of a twitching tribe†hip speak. The Grotfinch, the Marmo's, Eleo's, R B Flicker and so on.†
3 Fieldfares over quite high picked up with bins, and 2 others landed in the top of a lime tree.



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Seen well on aerial and flat roof in forest lane/ forest school area several times between 13.10 and 13.45.

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I've always assumed it's because the adults are pink and the juvs are basically boring bags of pooh,and stink rhymes with pink,therefore we get pink stink,could be totally wrong though,if anyone else has another theory i'd be interested to hear it

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The Pink Stink(aka rosy starling) showed twice between 11am and 11.30 on roofs at rear of prep school


†I have wondered for some time where the term Pink Stink came from - Pete or anyone else able to tell me please?



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The Pink Stink(aka rosy starling) showed twice between 11am and 11.30 on roofs at rear of prep school

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Rose-coloured Starling appeared on the corner of Forest Drive at 9.30am currently down in gardens out of view

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Starling was seen briefly this morning around the corner from forest drive opposite wellington school it was in a tree behind Bryon Drive off moss lane, birds were very mobile today and were returning to the popular and other areas. they were feeding on the sports field opposite the school down a allyway , large Goldfinch flock and redwings in area, its a mobile bird but a spoke to a number of locals who are aware of its and are feeding all the birds as best they can.



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Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling didn't show again and there until noon when no starlings at all!

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Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling still present in the same area as usual at 09:10, seen briefly but no sign since

Info thanks to Paul Heaton



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Second time lucky this lunchtime after no joy on Friday morning. Distant but in full view at the top of the poplars in the Prep School grounds.

Also two small skeins of pink-footed geese 8 and 24 birds overhead.

I'd like to add my thanks to the original finder.



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Tried again today. None of last night's forecast sun but at least it didn't rain. More birders seem to be turning up (about 20) which appeared to make the Rose-coloured Starling a little nervous as the 4 visits to the aerials/roof top were only short ones. It did linger, preening, on top of the nearby Lombardy Poplar allowing more distant photos.

Also 2 skeins of Pink feet over east (49 and 91)

Cheers John

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Present again this morning, but only showed on aerials for about 20 seconds on three occasions between 9 and 11



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Just to add to Doc Brewsters comments about the local residents. Whilst waiting yesterday for the bird with a fellow birder, a friendly resident came out to chat and asked if we would like cup of tea! Good old northern hospitality. †

We also had great views of the bird on a tv aerial near to the Forest school.†



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Made the short 17mile drive to Timperley for c.9am this morning and wasn't disappointed. Withing about 15mins of arrival the juvenile Rose-coloured Starling showed on TV aerials in it's usual area. The weather was horrid, but there are areas where you can shelter under overhanging trees & keep pretty dry. Quite a few folk were there, lots of birding pals, some of whom had been there for at least an hour and a half before it showed. Maybe arriving bewteen 8.30am-10am would be a good tactic for future visitors. Everyone who was there and who arrived whilst I was there had views of the bird, I volunteered up my scope for anyone who hadn't seen it yet or had only used bins and everyone got decent views. We all kept out of the way and got no adverse reaction at all from residents at all, quite the opposite with a few friendly enquiries asking if we had seen the bird yet. (low res handheld phonescoped record shot attached)



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The rose-coloured starling showed well eventually, high up in a poplar tree in Forest Preparation School for a while, then later on aerials.† At all times it was associating with starlings, though often when they flew it remained behind.



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Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling present again in the Moss Lane area again this morning, on one occasion with Starlings in a poplar in the grounds of Forest Preparation School.

It is essential that any visiting birders park carefully and considerately and also consider their actions in such a residential area.



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A couple of decent solo shows by the Starling this afternoon between 12.30 and 1.30 on aerials near Wellington School for Gary Crowder, Phil Kelly and myself plus a flyover in between. Another good bit of 'bus pass birding' biggrin .....and a swarm of very colourful Manchester BEES to round out the afternoon.

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Tried to get my 1st all-timer rose coloured starling with my mother. We covered everything and unfortunately it was a no-show. Somewhat disappointing after 2 1/2 hours of effort but that's the way it goes sometimes. Sadly I won't be making another attempt - so will wait for a different future opportunity. Ta!

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Nice views of the juvenile rose-coloured starling this morning around 9.10am then seen in flight coming from a playing field on willow bank around 9.40am.
Also in the general area...
Common buzzard
4 ring-necked parakeets
Several redwings.



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As well the juvenile Rosy Starling, Siskin, Goldcrest and Redwing were also present in the vicinity this morning

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Cracking views of the Rosy Starling this morning at about 9.45. If flew in on its own and sat on an aerial for 15-20 minutes. In usual area. Photo opportunities pretty bad - the light was awful. Shame really, because the view we had was great.



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Rose coloured starling still present in the area this morning

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I saw it around 9.00..

At around 9.30 it was on Musgrove Road.

It associates with a small group of Starling and is visiting a number of inaccessible gardens.

It's a case of luck. Hopefully with more looking we might discover it's routine.



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Rob Smallwood wrote:

Photo from this morning.



What time was that Rob? When I arrived quite late in the rain those few left had seen nothing

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Photo from this morning.



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Nice to meet the finder of the Rose-coloured Starling (whats with this ghastly Rosy Starling nonsense?) and his wife this morning. They pulled up in their car for a chat. Apparently it can hold its own and is very aggressive so maybe it goes elsewhere when not at their feeders. Its been around for weeks he said so it must be in the area when not in the garden. Im unable to go again for a few days so good luck all. Im sure it will be seen elsewhere.

-- Edited by Tim Wilcox on Friday 12th of October 2018 10:37:34 PM

-- Edited by Tim Wilcox on Friday 12th of October 2018 10:42:04 PM

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Spent around 2 and a half hours this morning looking for the rosy starling but no joy for us, most of the time watching the playing fields along Willow Bank, plenty of starlings moving around there; Anyway glad it's still around so we will be back in the morning for another go.

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The Starling flock is modest and roaming the area - the bird has been seen several times so far this morning but no reliable public area yet.†



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Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling still present today, visiting the garden near Moss Lane/Wellington school only very briefly around 09:45 with a flock of Starlings but the gusty wind spooked them.



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Redwing heard this evening at 19.30 over Green Lane.

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ROSE-COLOURED STARLING


A juvenile ROSE-COLOURED STARLING has been visiting a domestic garden with a Starling flock since 8th October (seen again today) though is predominantly seen between 8-9am when mealworms are placed out and is very rarely seen thereafter.

As the observerís street is very small and quiet (along with other understandable reasons) he has asked for its location not be divulged but the bird is in the general area of Moss Lane/Wellington School, so any Starling flocks or likely areas around here should be checked.

Photos of the bird are on the website.



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Grasshopper Warbler heard from Whitebeam Close reeling at 2.30 a.m. today and again intermiitently from 9.30 p.m. It's presumably in the disused field adjacent to the footpath btwn Brooks Drive and Fairywell Wood. Whitethroat on territory here too.

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The snow and ice brought a few bit n bobs.
The horse field next to Whitebeam Close had 4 Lapwings and 4 Meadow Pipits - 1 of the latter sp was also seen in the estate, running across the road by the junction of Bowness Rd/Alder Drive! A Yellowhammer made a brief appearance, seen in the hedge bordering Whitebeam Close. A roving flock of c. 15 fieldfare were also flying into the estate to feed on fallen crab apples, and at one point appeared in the back garden by the kitchen window and started to eat some fake holly berries on a wreath in a real ornamental potted holly bush, before they could be shooed off and the wreath removed! They disappeared again the first day of the thaw.†



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Very approx 200 Pink Footed Geese heading east/ESE ish over Fairywell Wood, Timperley at 12.10 pm. Took a while to pick them out so only a rough guesstimate.
10 mins later a Mistle Thrush was singing somewhere to the south for a minute or two; my first singing bird of the season (excluding one near Sagres 2 weeks ago).



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A good-sized flock of Pink-footed Geese in several skeins went over Fairywell Wood high approx west at about 5.25pm. A very quick, rough count came out at c. 350, give or take 50 or so. One of the larger groups i've seen over the years i think.



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A flock of about 7 or 8 Ring-necked Parakeets flew SW over Green Lane Timperley this morning at 08.25.

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1 Raven flew from Fairywell Wood, low over the field towards Brooks Drive at 9.30 a.m.



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This evening, 7.45 pm a swift feeding forwards and backwards over Fairywell Wood. I really expected my first report a few days ago to be my last Timperley swift.. starting to wonder if it's the same bird each time on a feeding circuit, trying to fatten up a bit.



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Earlier this evening, Tue 29th a Swift flew south over Fairywell Wood at 7.45 pm.



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Yesterday 24th at 6.45 pm, one swift above the horse field adjacent to Fairywell Wood, viewed from Whitebeam Close.



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Six ring-necked parakeet and one Sparrowhawk over Timperley Sports Club. Nice distraction as I played in goal at football.



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1 Swift over Green Lane at 5.30pm. My first this year.

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4 Buzzards soaring over the golf course on Sunday 23rd at 5 pm



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Nesting house martins at the Broomwood Shops cheered me up after an uncomfortable session at the dentist.

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Yesterday Mon 27th:

2 Chiffchaff singing Fairywell Wood and 1 Blackcap warbled rather hesitantly and not for long.

A distant gull call from directly overhead revealed 5 gulls migrating over Whitebeam Close very high to the east - not sure which species unfortunately as fairly small specks, would love to know how high, i'll try and do some guesstimates once back in North Wales for gulls at known distances..

2 x single Meadow Pipits flew fairly low over to the north, probably taking off from the adjacent fields.



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Nice record Steve - there's a small brook that runs behind there. Be great if they were nesting - particularly with the "Timperley Wedge" looming...



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A Kingfisher flew south over Thorley Lane this morning 08.30. It seemed to come from the 'World of Water' centre!

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I saw a (the?) Buzzard at 4pm over Grove Park

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8.3.17 † †A Raven was calling over the fields between Fairywell Wood and Brooks Drive this afternoon.

9.3.17 † Three Ravens interacting with a Buzzard over the Brooks Drive/Dobbinetts Lane junction, then the Ravens flying north over Fairywell Wood and hanging around the area for a bit calling. I'm starting to wonder if there's a food source in the area. Not all that long ago a sighting like that would have blown my mind!



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Yesterday two Ring Necked Parakeets flew over the junction of Ridgeway Road and Thorley Lane towards dusk. Got chatting to a chap who said that they had been a bit of a nuisance on the allotments near the football ground, eating peoples sweetcorn etc.

An adult and a first winter Herring Gull were on the nearby playing field, viewed from the footpath alongside.



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