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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!

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Monday 13th of March 2017 08:49:23 PM

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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!  



-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Thursday 9th of March 2017 10:22:03 AM

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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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The hybrid (?) Mandarin drake is still on the Bridgewater Canal, with the Mallards between the Timperley flood alleviation and Altrincham Bridge this afternoon.

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Several Fieldfare in the Brooks Drive area, with 2 flying away from a Rowan tree on Whitebeam Close into Fairywell Wood first thing, though a bit too disturbed for them here i think. One flock of about 15 landed in the hedge along the public footpath adjacent to the former Ridgeway Sports & social club fields where they fed briefly before flying off.
I've not been around for several weeks, but it's a rare bird round here so my guess is that they've moved down from higher ground to the east with the hard frost last night.



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One Ring Necked Parakeet heard calling on Thursday to the south of Whitebeam Close, roughly in the area of Fairywell Wood - Brooks Drive.



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Ring-necked Parakeets - at least 7 seen flying over Shaftesbury Avenue heading towards the Golf Course - presumably related to sightings from the allotments near Altrincham FC.

 

 

 

 



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A Golden Plover called twice quite loudly as it flew over Whitebeam Close unseen at 1.30 pm. I can't remember if i've had one before over Timperley, so that's one for the list. smile



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2 adult Herring Gulls feeding in grounds of Altrincham College this afternoon.

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King George V Pool

3 summer plumage adult Little Grebes - a site mega, and presumably a site high count
2 Great Crested Grebe


Timperley Moat

c30 Swift

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Swift flying around Timperley village @1430

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0730 - 1030, Brooks Drive area to Clay Lane & Wellfield Lane. A fairly quiet morning, despite high hopes with the clear skies and sun. Perhaps the annual April northerly airflow has dampened migration for a bit. Might have missed a good un though..

Singing birds of note: Goldcrest, Stock Dove, Reed Bunting, Whitethroats.
Other spp: Linnet and Meadow Pipit in the abandoned fields, Bullfinch along Brooks Drive.

Annoyingly, a mystery bird flew out of an overgrown field and straight into the sun, giving a call which i don't recall hearing before. Grrr...



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0700 - 0930

Conditions not so conducive this a.m. but nevertheless 2 Grasshopper Warblers giving their rich fruity song from 2 adjacent abandoned fields was really nice, and another Timp tick i believe.
Male and female Kestrel were staying close together, a couple of rank fields probably to their liking.
2 Redpoll over.
Across the road for a wander round Henerz's old patch of Davenport Green, which was v quiet - singing Reed Bunting and a pr of Stock Dove and a pr of Oystercatcher over were the best.




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Really enjoyable morning 0650 - 0900 in the Brooks Drive area, started off with more than a touch of frost. Apart from the usual suspects, 2 sp of wader were unexpected. Highlights included:

Whitethroat at least one male seen then heard adjacent to an overgrown field between Clay Lane and Ridgeway sports club. Also male Pheasant here.
Swallow one over twittering cheerily.
Stock Dove heard "singing" then seen in the copse at the back of Ridgeway sports club fields. It flew out with several woodpigeons but was the first bird back. I think this is my first sign of possible breeding in the Timperley area.
Reed Bunting - one singing from the same field as the Whitethroat.
G S Woodpecker one drumming from Fairywell Wood, where a Blackcap gave its rich, fruity warble and 4 Buzzards disputed their territorial boundary.
Willow Warbler - 2+ in the area.
A pr of Lesser Black Backed Gulls on the playing fields, then 7 over high to the north and west.

Several Linnet over, and one Redpoll.

Tree Pipit - one over north calling, a Timperley tick!  

Curlew first heard bubbling then later seen distantly taking off and heading south
Oystercatcher calling as it flew over to the north.

I also had only my second sighting of Mistletoe in Timperley.

Yesterday a Meadow Pipit was flying around over the horse field on Alder Drive, either trying to land or recently disturbed.



-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Wednesday 13th of April 2016 04:27:48 PM



-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Wednesday 13th of April 2016 09:18:25 PM

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Steven Nelson wrote:

Late post for yesterday:
3 Buzzards circling and mewing together over Green Lane at 10.45am.


Hi, we had a Buzzard in our garden lawn this morning in Timperley, next to Timperley Brook - second time in a week!   



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Singing chiffchaff by the Bridgewater Canal this afternoon, near the Riddings allotments. Hybrid Mandarin Duck still between Brooklands and Sale on canal bank.

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Late post for yesterday:
3 Buzzards circling and mewing together over Green Lane at 10.45am.

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KGV pool
No sign of the Little Egret at 16.30
But:
1 Goosander (f)
6 Tufted Duck
1 Little Grebe

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KGVP / Timperley Moat / Timperley Brook

1 Little Egret

1-2 Kingfisher

1 Little Grebe

10 Tufted Duck 

2 Goosander

1 Bullfinch

5 Siskin

5 Redwing



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Little Egret giving mega views on KGVP until mid afternoon when flew towards Timperley Moat 

Also female Northern Pochard, 2 Mute Swan and Goosander

2 Bullfinch and c50 Redwings on Altrincham Golf Course, along Timperley Brook



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King George V Pool (couldn't find the KGV thread)

Pleasantly surprised to see a Little Egret on the fringes of the pool this am smile.

Also

Pochard

Goosander

Siskin

plus commoner species.

 



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2 Ring-necked Parakeets flew north over Green Lane at 15.25 today.

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4 Ring-necked Parakeets flew north over Green Lane, Timperley at 15.20 today.

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Timperley wetlands

1 female Blackcap
5 Chiffchaff (2 singing)
4 Bullfinch
5 Song Thrush
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Swallow



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And not far from Sylvan Ave to Smiths Fields, lots of short grass and tall trees. Could be a dispersing juv? My mates dad had one on his lawn on Bonville Chase, Altrincham one or two summers ago.
Great record if so. (Unless it's a Belted Kingfisher).

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Not far from Slyvan avenue to Dunham park where several breed!

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Reliable but not checked non-birder report of a Green Woodpecker visiting a garden in Timperley not far from Sylvan Avenue.

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Bit gobsmacked to find a subsinging Redwing in a secluded thicket on the outskirts of Timpers this afternoon, took me a while to convince myself i wasn't stringing!

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9.4.15 - one oystercatcher over Fairywell Wood and adjacent field, flew from direction of Wythy. Also Swallow over and Linnet over calling and a Blackcap singing as it made it's way merrily along the hedge towards the wood.

-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Sunday 12th of April 2015 02:19:46 PM

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A Yellowhammer was heard calling in the tall hawthorn hedge adjacent to Whitebeam Close near to where it joins Fairywell Wood. Then seen close briefly as it flew, this is i think my first ever in Timperley in 35ish+ years of birdwatching. I'm not sure where the nearest regular birds are, but think they're relatively thin in the countryside to the south. The nearest birds might be - or at least used to be- along Sinderland Lane, Broadheath.

-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Sunday 5th of April 2015 12:53:35 PM

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Originally posted today by Sid Ashton:

King George V Pool - had a quick stroll around the partly frozen pool this afternoon - a good number of species present including the usual band of Black-headed Gulls, 3 Common Gulls, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a female Goosander, a Grey Heron and a grey Wagtail on the stream.



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Wader (probable redshank) sat on top of telegraph pole near hare and hounds pub 4 pm! (heading north already?)

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Getting occasional Owl calls on golf course this autumn and winter, up till about five years ago Tawny used to come to my garden and pond area regularly, at that time the hooting was so regular I assumed they were breeding on golf course!.

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Forgot to mention in my last blog my wife reminded me
We saw four separate skeins of pink footed geese heading south east totalling around150birds

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Walk along the canal from timperley to sale with my lovely wife on Wednesday late report due to computer glitch birds seen. As follows
House sparrow 10
Coal tit1
Blackcap 1
Tree sparrow3
Black headed gull40
Blackbird 6
Robin 4
Blue tit 8
Carrion crow 2
Starling 10
Canada goose 21
Mallard 9
Wood pigeon 8
Collared dove 4
Long tailed tit 14
Great tit 6
Coal tit 2
Magpie 12



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Originally posted today by Keith Ridley:
seen a buzzard a few times near the gardeners arms always gets harassed with either crows or magpies


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Originally posted by Keith Ridley today:

saw a large buzzard over Deansgate Lane at lunchtime today not seen any for a while

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1 Swift, Brookway

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Originally posted today by Keith Ridley:

saw a buzzard being harassed by two gulls they dont get much peace if its not them its crows and magpies

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Had a singing sedge there one year! Usually reed buntings then, but are they still there I will check. Also had jack snipe (disturbed by my dog I am afraid)!

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Hi Keith, that's a nice little area you look out on there. I used to have a look round it in my lunch breaks when I was working on Park Road near the canal. Glad to hear the nature reserve is still there, warblers inc. whitethroat in the summertime, and it would sometimes get quite a few Snipes in a cold spell. Keep us posted.

-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Tuesday 24th of June 2014 03:36:03 PM

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seen a jay yesterday on the canal near the nature reserve opposite our flat on deansgate lane

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KGVP

1-2 Kingfisher
1 Great Crested Grebe
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Pair of Mute Swan with 4 cygnets
3 Grey Wagtail
1 Blackcap
1 Chiffchaff
1 Grey Heron

-- Edited by James Walsh on Thursday 19th of June 2014 08:03:05 AM

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2 Swifts over Green Lane at 8.45am. My first this year.

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5 buzzards over the village today drifting north.

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Singing chiffchaff this morning behind Timperley Old Hall.

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32+ magpies on Altrincham Golf Course this afternoon, near the Old Hall.

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Originally posted by Keith Ridley:

Buzzard over Timperley 12.30 13th jan 2014

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Peregrine soaring and half heartedly chasing Feral Pigeons over Smith's Fields this morning before heading off south west.

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