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15/02/2012 - Quick lap of King George V Pool:

1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swans - 1 ringed (Blue FX4)
4 Canada Geese
4 Pochards (3 drks)
2 Tufted Ducks
11 Goosanders (4 drks)
4 Moorhens
4 Coots
8 Black-headed Gulls
1 Kingfisher
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Redwing
1 Treecreeper
1 Siskin

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Raven over the garden today.

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King George V pool this morning - 9 Goosanders (7 Female, 2 Male) and 1 possibly 2 Kingfishers Water 3/4 frozen still.

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hi Walshy, Rob Hayden here, we had games of tennis years ago with James J and Martin Deakin. You new my daughters before that from nightclubs.
When I first saw Goosanders on pond a couple of years ago I was amazed, did not realise they would come to a pond like this one!
We are all still volunteering on Skomer.

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05/01/12

early WEBS count

KGVP

13 Goosander (site record)
10 Tufted Duck
30 BH Gull
4 Moorhen
2 Coot
2 Canada Goose
5 Mallard


SPL

2 Mute Swan
2 Moorhen
6 Canada Goose
20 Mallard

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WEBS 23/12/11

KGVP

1 Kingfisher
3 Tufted Duck
1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swan
c60 Mallard
c50 BH Gull
2 Moorhen
3 Coot


SPL

2 Mute Swan
3 Moorhen
6 Canada Geese
7 Mallard
7 hybrids

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WEBS 15/11/11

KGVP

1 Little Grebe
1 Pochard
6 Tufted Duck
1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swan
50 BH Gull
5 Mallard
5 Canada Goose
4 Moorhen
3 Coot


SPL

2 Mute Swan (including CX70)
1 Moorhen
4 BH Gull
6 Canada Goose
70 Mallard (plus 7 hybrids)

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Mike/Henry
I had one here in Nov 2009 seen on a couple of days. Also had a Med Gull in 2008.
This bird is completely white on the back with no black primaries at all. Couldn't make out leg and bill colour but I remember the 2009 bird had much paler legs and bill. I'll look out for it again next week.

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Very interesting Steve, i've seen what must surely be the same bird in the large roost at Rostherne twice in the last 3 weeks. Not surprising really given the proximity, but i wonder where the Med Gulls which are seen there spend their day time - i've looked for them in big flocks of BHGs following ploughs in the area without success, so maybe they're just passing through. What else must pass though then.. Also saw the leucistic BHG last winter which suggests it's quite site faithful.

Edit: cross post with Henerz.

-- Edited by Mike Duckham on Friday 11th of November 2011 10:22:08 PM

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Steven Nelson wrote:

Leucistic Black-headed Gull feeding with normal BH Gulls on Altrincham College of Arts sports field this morning





Interesting sighting Steve. A single leucistic bird has been regular at the Rostherne gull roost again this autumn, probably the same one.
Henry.

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Leucistic Black-headed Gull feeding with normal BH Gulls on Altrincham College of Arts sports field this morning

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WEBS

KGVP

1 drake Pochard
2 Tufted Duck (ad female & juv)
2 Mute Swan
9 Moorhen
4 Coot
6 Canada Geese
2 Mallard


SPL

2 Mute Swan
4 Canada Geese
50 Mallard (plus 6 hybrids)


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30/09/11 WEBS KGVP

5 Tufted Duck
1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swan
10 Moorhen
4 Coot
2 Canada Goose
15 Mallard
11 BH Gull
1 hybrid duck

also 1 Grey Wagtail & 1 singing Chiffchaff


WEBS SPL

2 Mute Swan (1 with ring CX70)
80 Mallards
5 hybrid ducks
1 BH Gull
4 Canada Goose


Timperley Moat

1 Nuthatch showing well
1 Grey Wagtail
1 robin
1 Great Tit
5 Blue Tit








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22/08/2011 - Recieved a report of a probable Lesser Spotted Woodpecker heard calling in Fairywell Wood this afternoon. This isn't far, as the pecker flys, from the Wythenshawe/Northenden territory but it would be nice to think it is more locally resident in the Timperley/Hale Barns area.

-- Edited by Henry Cook on Monday 22nd of August 2011 08:08:00 PM

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9th August, KGVP, now 3 broods of Tufted Duck (2, 4 & 6)

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1st August c50 Swifts high over Brook Lane @ 6:30pm

Recent sightings @ KGVP

2 broods of Tufted Duck - 1 female with 3 ducklings & 1 female with 2 ducklings





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Thursday 9th June

Also, c50 Swifts over KGV Pool between 7:30pm-9:30pm

2 Mute Swans Stamford Park Lake

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09/06/2011 - KGV Pool 7.30-8.30pm, species seen included:

1 Kingfisher
8 Tufted Ducks
2 Moorhens
2 Coots + juvs
2 Song Thrushes
4 Magpies
1 Nuthatch
2 Treecreepers
2 Blackcaps - + 4 juvs

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17th May 0550-0635 KGVP & SPL

KGVP

1 drk Pochard
9 Tufted Duck (5 drks)
1 singing Song Thrush
1 juv Great Tit
2 Grey Wagtail (1 juv)
1 singing Greenfinch
2 adult Mute Swan
2 Coot
1 Nuthatch
1 Moorhen
15 Mallard (2 broods)
1 singing Chiffchaff
2 male Blackcap (1 carrying food)


SPL

3 Moorhen (1 juv)
1 Grey Heron
2 Mute Swan (female, ring CX70)
3 Canada Goose (1 on nest)
2 Robin
1 Dunnock
2 singing Chaffinch
1 Jackdaw
5 Blackbird
7 Wood Pigeon
1 Great Tit
7 Starling
1 Mistle Thrush
2 Goldfinch

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Hobby


One just watched from upstairs back window as it flew over the field at the end of the garden from east to west.
Field's located between Fairywell Wood and Brooks Drive just south of the housing on Whitebeam & Alder Drives. Didn't look like it was stopping though!
House, Timperley & Alty tick! Wonder where me list is.

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thursday 28/04/11

kgv pool

1 drk pochard
9 tufted duck (5 drks)
1 chiffchaff
1 blackcap
1 nuthatch
2 mute swan
1 song thrush
male grey wagtail

-- Edited by James Walsh on Friday 29th of April 2011 03:51:17 AM

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Monday 25th - Timperley raptor viewpoint

So far today 3 Sparrowhawk (2m, 1f) and 3+ Buzzard over garden.

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Thursday 7th April

Balfour Wetlands 7:30pm-9pm

1 Bullfinch
2 Swallow
1 Dunnock
1 Chiffchaff
3 singing Song Thrush
1 Grey Wagtail
5 Pipistrelle Bats
Caddisfly larvae

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KGV - Lap of pool and surrounding areas at 11am:

7 Tufted Ducks
2 Mute Swans
3 Moorhens
3 Coots
8 Mallards
4 Canada Geese
2 Farmyard Geese
2 Willow Warblers - singing but probably not going to set up home
1 Chiffchaff
1 Blackcap
3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers - including 2 males having a stand-off
1 Nuthatch
4 Grey Wagtails - 2 pairs, 1 along the brook further upstream by the golf course

sadly no Grebes or Pochards on the lake


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Thanks Steve, info relayed to the observer.

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ZY0324 (FX4) ringed as a cygnet (2nd year) on 11/2/2009 at Widnes.
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Thursday 17th March, King George 5th pool, 12.15 to 12.45pm:

Mute swan 2 (one with metal ring on left leg - z y 0324 on right leg blue plastic ring - FX 4 ).
Treecreeper 1
Tufted Duck 8
Pochard 1
Black-headed Gull 10
Grey Wagtail 1
Moorhen 5
And a male Chaffinch walking around a reflective tin box giving it some aggro!

Info thanks to Phil Kelly


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Friday 11th March

Quick look @ KGV Pool

2 pairs of Tufted Duck
Several Pochard
2 ad Mute Swans (incl. FX4)

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WEBS Monday 7th March

KGV Pool

1 GC Grebe
5 Goosanders (1 drk)
7 Pochard (5 drks)
4 Tufted Duck (2 drks)
7 Mallard
2 Mute Swan
3 Canada Goose
1 Farmyard Goose
3 Moorhen
2 Coot
c50 BH Gull


SPL

2 Mute Swan
10 Canada Goose
40 Mallard (plus 5 hybrids)
1 Moorhen


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KGV Pool

3 Waxwings
1 Little Grebe
8 Pochard (7 drakes)
4 Mute Swan (2 ads, incl. FX4, 2 sub-ads, at least 1 ringed but details not seen)
1 GS Woodpecker
1 Nuthatch
c30 Siskins
c30 Redwings
13 Mallard
10 Moorhen
c50 BH Gull
1 Grey Heron
2 Farmyard Geese
3 Coot


SPL

2 ad Mute Swan
57 Mallard
c30 BH Gull
10 Canada Goose



Also at KGVP, fisherman reports 12 Goosander, 6 Mute Swan & 1 GC Grebe Wednesday & Water Vole at the site in summer 2009








-- Edited by James Walsh on Friday 18th of February 2011 05:07:32 PM

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KGV Yesterday 10 min visit

03/-2/11 Temp 8c

Kestrel - Hovering around golf course on walkup
Singing Robin

Pochard Approx 5 (Drakes)
c6-8 ish Goosander - Mixed group of drakes and red heads (Spooked flew off towards Altrincham)
Mute swan 2
BH gull, Moorhens, Mallards, Canada Geese, and the 2 Domestic Geese

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20/01/2011 - KGV pool at 10am in thick fog, of note:

5 Goosanders (2 drakes)
2 Pochards (drakes)
2 Cormorants
1 Grey Heron
5 Moorhens
1 Fieldfare
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Nuthatch
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

-- Edited by Henry Cook on Thursday 20th of January 2011 01:38:36 PM

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10 Waxwings Timperley on Brookway briefly at 12:45pm, also a GS Woodpecker

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Jeff Clarke wrote:


also Nuthatch (are these usual here?)






They are resident in the local area Jeff, but more often seen over the road in Stamford Park where the woodland is more mature.

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King George V Pool early afternoon
4 Goosander (inc 1 male)
5 male Pochard (no females)
also Nuthatch (are these usual here?)
Little else

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21 Waxwing Grove lane Timperley this afternoon per Ann Ribbands, very nearly on her garden list!

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Single brambling visiting garden feeders.

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Perhaps the same birds I saw earlier this month.

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Thursday 13th January

1 Waxwing over Navigation Road Metrolink station at 1250, heading towards Altrincham


Also, members of the Friends of King George V Pool group report 4-5 Goosanders recently on the pool

-- Edited by James Walsh on Sunday 16th of January 2011 10:49:56 AM

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Could easily be, it's about 30 seconds away for a Pere!

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Rob just out of Timperley I know but Peregrine was been mobbed by crows over Ashton Park this morning about 10ish, wonder if it was same bird.

Keep Birding.

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Peregrine (with prey) flew north past our house this morning heading towards the village centre.

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Ourmorgue it is!

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Don't you mean its like a morgue?

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Hale garden 2015: 55 (latest: Siskin): Two Owls!!



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Rob Smallwood wrote:

I love the name Timperley Wetlands. Visions of the Carmargue tucked away in suburban Manchester!






It's like the Camargue Rob, just without the birds, the habitat and the climate!

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I love the name Timperley Wetlands. Visions of the Carmargue tucked away in suburban Manchester!

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14/01/2011 - Quick walk around Timperley Wetlands (off Balfour Road) and adjacent Bridgewater Canal this morning. Species seen included:

1 Snipe
1 Moorhen
4 Canada Geese
16 Mallards
2 Common Gulls
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Treecreeper
5 Bullfinches
4 Lesser Redpolls (one rather pale and bulky but only silhouetted views obtained)
1 Reed Bunting

Also with the milder weather many Mistle Thrushes, Song Thrushes, Robins, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Greenfinches, Dunnocks and all Pigeon species singing.

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KGVP is about 70% frozen at the moment, have now seen Goosander in consecutive winters, but both times they are very wary & flew off

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Luke was playing football on the adjacent BTH pitch c11:00, 4 Goosander continually overflying the pool and attempting to land.

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King George V Pool

Drake Goosander
Drake Pochard
1 Mute Swan (ring FX4)
13 Mallards
2 Canada Goose
2 Farmyard Goose
7 Moorhen
6 Redwing
1 Treecreeper


Stamford Park Lake

2 Mute Swans
74 Mallards
4 hybrid ducks
5 Canada Geese
10 BH Gull


Brookway

1 Grey Heron (perched on rooftop)
3 Redwings

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