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Timperley


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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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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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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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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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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0740 - 0900, same area again.
Fairly quiet tho still a bit of migration with flocks of Fieldfare and Woodpigeon over, no Pinkfeet though. Felt like some birds had actually moved out eg some of the Chaffinches and Blackbirds.
Also had Reed Bunting, Meadow Pipit, LBB Gull (ad and first winter) and female Pheasant, plus 2 Teal over north.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 7th of November 2013 02:10:55 PM

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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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0720 - 0945, similar circuit. Clear skies, hard frost. A bit of migration evident, skeins of Pinkfeet numbered 50, 9, 150, 50 & 200, only two skeins were audible. 2 smaller geese were in one of the flocks. Also Redpoll sp., Siskin, Woodcock, Reed Bunting, Bullfinch, Mipit, Stock Dove, Buzzard.

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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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This morning, 0730 - 0830, same circuit.
Skein of Pinkfeet over due east included a smaller bird, most probably a Barnacle but can't be sure. Consequently I didn't pay much attention to numbers but a quick estimate of 170 - 180 ish.
Lots of Blackbirds in this morning feeding energetically on the hawthorn and Rowan berries.
2 LBB Gulls on the sports field, Reed Bunting calling nearby.

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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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Bit of a flying visit back to my old patch for a few days before heading back to N Wales. Yesterday dawned really nice, and for once I saw it, thanks to a handy 4 hour jet lag. A fox was in the field behind the house, nice start.
Walked along Brooks Drive, and through the fields to Bowdon Rugby Club and back from 8 - 10 a.m.
It was one of those late autumn mornings where birds were on the move, some clear skies in some places overnight but also scattered showers to bring things down. And the forecast was for it to deteriorate. I bet the vis miggers on both sides of the Pennines had a good morning.
41 species in total, including Fieldfare, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Grey Wag, Siskin, 3 Redpolll sp., Chiffchaff, Linnet, Stock Dove.

Today 7 - 8.30 a.m., much fewer birds, both species and overall numbers but new sp were Bullfinch over calling, a Brambling, and G S Woodpecker

-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Saturday 2nd of November 2013 03:52:53 PM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 2nd of November 2013 05:24:35 PM

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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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8th October, Common Buzzard on Altrincham Golf Course

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Grey Wagtail in The Brook this evening, sitting on the railings as I cycled past.

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2 Tawny Owls on Brook Lane @ 0230

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Grey Wagtail on Bridgewater Canal near Timperley Metrolink Station last night.

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KGVP / Altrincham Golf Course

Singing Chiffchaff
Singing Blackcap
1 Mute Swan
1 Swallow
1 juv Song Thrush

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Friday 12th July

2 Crossbills over Timperley Cricket Club/Altrincham Golf Course heading towards KGVP @ 0630


KGVP
1 Mute Swan
10 Swift

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A Pheasant called three times (quite separately) very early morning from the Fairywell Wood area. It seemed to be getting further away, prob moving south down the stream away from potential disturbance. Think it might be my first in Timps... not sure how often Henerz got them just across the fields towards Davenport Green.

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Friday 10th May

1 Great Crested Grebe
7 Tufted Duck (4 drakes)

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KGVP Monday 15th April

1 drake Pochard
11 Tufted Duck


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Grey wagtail today on the canal bank S of Timperley station.

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KGVP

4 Pochard (3 drakes)
1 Great Crested Grebe
4 Tufted Duck (2 drakes)

-- Edited by James Walsh on Thursday 21st of March 2013 04:53:08 PM

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12/03/2013 - 10-10.30am - 75% frozen over:

5 Pochards - 3 drakes
2 Tufted Ducks - 1 drake
6 Canada Geese
3 Mute Swans - 1 2cy
4 Moorhens
2 Coots
11 Mallards - + 2 mutants
37 Black-headed Gulls
1 Treecreeper
1 Nuthatch
4 Siskins

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KGVP WEBS

5 Pochard (3 drake, 2 female)
3 Mute Swan (2 ads, 1 juv)
5 Mallard
7 Canada Goose
2 Moorhen
2 Coot
20 Black-headed Gull
1 Aylesbury Duck (+ 1 hybrid)


SPL

2 Mute Swan
7 canada goose
40 Mallard (+7 hybrids)
7 Black-headed Gull

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KGVP WEBS

1 drake Pochard
4 Tufted Duck (3 drakes)
3 Mute Swan
9 Canada Goose
4 Mallard
3 Coot
3 Moorhen
1 Aylesbury Duck (+1 hybrid)
10 Black-headed Gull


Stamford Park Lake

2 Mute Swan
5 Canada Goose
36 Canada Goose

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Wetlands & Estuary Bird Survey

King George V Pool (KGVP)

3 Mute Swan (2 ads, 1 juv)
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
100 Black-headed Gull
3 Canada Goose
30 Mallard
4 Moorhen
1 Coot
(2 Aylesbury Duck & 1 hybrid)


Stamford Park Lake

2 Mute Swan (ads)
1 Moorhen
15 Black-headed Gull
6 Canada Goose
55 Mallard (plus 7 hybrids)


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Another flock of Pinkfeet over Whitebeam Close near Fairywell Wood this evening, about 6pm. It sounded like they were heading north and there seemed to be a good number.

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King George V Pool


Thanks to the great information contained in posts on here, my wife and I visited KG V pool for the first time this morning (I've only lived in Sale for 57 years!). Many thanks everyone who has given details of this location to date
Conditions under foot were dire, the path around the pool was a quagmire, but we saw:-

10.50 - 12.00
1 Kingfisher, showing very well
3 Mute Swans, (2 ad, 1 Juv)
6 Canada Geece
21 Mallard
2 "odd ducks" poss Aylesbury/Mallard cross?
3 Tufted Duck
2 Nuthatches
2 Moorhen
1 Coot
1 Treecreeper
1 Redwing
6 Siskins
2 Goldfinches plus others heard
3 Long Tailed Tits
3 Robins (2 displaying)
1 Grey Wagtail on adjacent brook
1 Sparrowhawk on ground, disturbed by our approach & sent crashing after prey through bushes behind houses on Birchlea

Excellent - we'll be back!



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RE: Timperley


01/01/2013 - 12.30pm:

1 Kingfisher - flew straight through
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Common Gull

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29/12/2012 - King George V Pool - 1pm:

1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swans
5 Canada Geese
2 Tufted Ducks
16 Mallards
1 Moorhen
1 Coot
2 Common Gulls
c40 Black-headed Gulls
1 Treecreeper

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KGVP WEBS

11 Goosander
1 Kingfisher
2 Herring Gull
30 Black-headed Gull
10 Mallard
1 Grey Heron
3 Mute Swan
5 Moorhen

Also, 2 Bullfinch, 30 Redwing


SPL WEBS

2 Mute Swan
2 Moorhen
7 Canada Goose
35 Mallard

Also, 25 Siskin

-- Edited by James Walsh on Monday 17th of December 2012 05:50:19 PM

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Mike Duckham wrote:

Pinkfeet going north over Whitebeam Close about 9.40 pm ish, didn't sound to be very many. Never had so much Pinkfeet activity before, i'm beginning to wonder if some are spending some time in some random farmland to the south of here...





spoke to a guy who had a flock of Pink-feet over Brook Lane area this morning

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Pinkfeet going north over Whitebeam Close about 9.40 pm ish, didn't sound to be very many. Never had so much Pinkfeet activity before, i'm beginning to wonder if some are spending some time in some random farmland to the south of here...

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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10



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Roughly 100 Pinkfeet flew north over Whitebeam Close, Timperley 2.50 pm. They were the lowest and possibly most vocal i've ever had, calling excitedly and flying somewhat erratically and gave the impression that they were moving locally rather than say between Norfolk and the Lancs mosses.

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late WEBS count !

KGVP

16 Goosander (7 drakes)
1 Grey Heron
3 Canada Goose
4 Mute Swan
11 Black-headed Gull
20 Mallard
4 Moorhen
1 Coot


SPL

2 Mute Swan (1 = CX70)
53 Mallard
1 Moorhen
2 Canada Goose
20 Black-headed Gull

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Brambling - 1 along track alongside Kersal Rugby Club.

Beech Fields:
Mistle thrush 4
Grey Wagtail 1
Present - Redwing, Jackdaw (don't recall these when i was a young lad), LT Tit, Goldcrest, Chaffinch (some dropping into tops of tallest trees and contact calling repeatedly).
C Crow 33
An enjoyable trip down memory lane.

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Timperley life list c. 84 (ish). Barn Owl 4.11.19, Green Sand 27.8.19, Little Egret 13.2.19, ringtail harrier sp 20.10.18, Fawn Yawn 15.10.18, Grasshopper Warbler  15.4.16, Tree Pipit 13.4.16, Yellowhammer 5.4.15, Hobby May '11, Wigeon Dec '10

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