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RE: Timperley


One over MY garden this evening - a very welcome (and early) birthday present!

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A friend reports 3 Swift "dog-fighting" over Timperley late afternoon.

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KGV

pair GC Grebes
7 Pochard (4 drakes)
4 Tufted Duck (2 drakes)
pair Mute Swan
pair Grey Wagtails
singing Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff


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Male Blackcap in garden on Moss Lane on 30th & 31st March

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Tuesday 9th March

10 Pochard (including 6 drakes) on KGV

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04/03/2010 -

KGV -

1 Kingfisher (whizzed through)
9 Pochards (2f,7m - a high count for me here)
2 Canada Geese
2 Mute Swans
2 Moorhen
2 Coots
4 Mallards
1 Grey Heron
153 Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull
10 Magpies

SPL -

2 Mute Swans (one with a green darvid starting/ending in '00')
2 Canada Geese
14 Mallards
not as many exotics as I was hoping! no.gifconfuse.gifashamed.gif

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Henry Cook wrote:

Hi Maka. My local Tawnies have gone strangely quite just down the road from you in Hale Barns. Not heard a peep from them in 2010. Not sure why but this cold might have something to do with it.



Henry perhaps it is because all territories have been claimed and mates selected.

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cheers for the info . think like you said the cold weather has a lot to do with it . thought you might like to know , although not local but non the less interesting , i have just returned from a few days away in a place called garthmyl , just near welshpool where my family and i were wittness to 15 buzzards in one large field , i have never seen anything like it . cheers


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Hi Maka. My local Tawnies have gone strangely quite just down the road from you in Hale Barns. Not heard a peep from them in 2010. Not sure why but this cold might have something to do with it.

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hello all , new to the sight so its good to be hear. i live in timperley just off park road backing on to the railway line, i used to see and hear tawny owls at least once a week but not heard one for ages, is it time of year or has anyone else seen or heard . thanks

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16th February King George V Pool

5 Goosanders (2 drakes) first time i've seen this species here ! flew off @ 0930
1 drake Pochard
1 drake Tufted Duck
3 Moorhen
5 Canada Goose
16 Mallard
4 Black-headed Gull
1 farmyard goose


Stamford Park Lake
2 Mute Swan (1 with green ring CX70)
2 Canada Goose
44 Mallard
1 Mallard x Aylesbury type hybrid


Also, the date of the sinensis-type Cormorant on King George V Pool was 26th January




-- Edited by James Walsh on Friday 19th of February 2010 09:19:17 AM

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About 2:30 a male merlin hurtled over the garden haeding roughly in Henry's direction - my first for the garden and means I now have all 4 UK falcons on the garden list, but still rarely see a House Sparrow despite a colony 3 doors away....

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Raven circling high and calling over garden this morning.

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Henry - It's pure white with paler legs than normal. Very distinctive especially when it flies as it's wings are completely bright white - just like an adult Med Gull.

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Steven Nelson wrote:

1 Leucistic BH Gull with normal BH Gulls and a few Common Gulls in the grounds of Altrincham College of Arts again today at 12.30pm.






Possibly the bird which roosted at Rostherne during the cold snap Steven. Was it just partially white or white all over apart from the bill and legs?

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1 Leucistic BH Gull with normal BH Gulls and a few Common Gulls in the grounds of Altrincham College of Arts again today at 12.30pm.

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A sinensis-type white-headed Cormorant was on King George V Pool last week

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Just outside Timperley, a Peregrine was harassing the bus station pigeons in Altrincham Town Centre at 9:00 this morning. It flew off roughly NE towards Timperley.

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01/02/2010 - I searched a good stretch of Timperley Brook today as part of my late winter tetrad submission for the Bird Atlas but no sign of the Little Egret report a week ago now.
2 Snipes, 3 Grey Herons (one attempting to dispatch a frozen frog), 1 Fieldfare, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Kestrel and 2 Buzzards were also seen around the area of Green Lane and Clay Lane.

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Reed bunting on the bird table this morning (first for garden list) and a snipe in a neighbour's garden during the week!

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Late news from Sunday 24/01/10

Little Egret seen in the Green Lane/Wood Lane area of Timperley at 1030 hrs. Seen well in flight and perched in a tree.

Info Thanks to Frank/Diane Carrodus

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Friday 18/12/09

KGV

1 drake Pochard
1 drake Tufted Duck
6 Mallard
1 Mute Swan
2 Canada Geese
7 Moorhens
80 Black-headed Gull

SPL

76 Mallard (plus 1 hybrid)
2 Canada Geese
2 Moorhens
11 Black-headed Gull
Also, 1 Grey Wagtail showing well

-- Edited by James Walsh on Sunday 20th of December 2009 09:29:50 AM

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1 Leucistic BH Gull with normal BH Gulls and a few Common Gulls in the grounds of Altrincham College of Arts at 11.45am today. I initially saw it flying round and thought it was a Med Gull until it landed. The bird is bright white - much whiter than the normal BH's with pure white wings. It also has paler legs than usual.

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KGV - Kingfisher, 3 Tufted Duck (2 drakes), 2 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 1 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 11 Mallard

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King George V Pool - superb views of adult male Kingfisher on the fringes and islands around 2pm, also 9 Moorhen and 5 Mallard

Stamford Park Lake - 85 Mallard, 2 Moorhen and 1 Canada Goose

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Raptor watch on Sinderland Brook around 11am on Sunday 20th September

c8 Common Buzzards, c3 Sparrowhawks and c2 Kestrel

Also, singing Chiffchaff and c50+ hirundines (Swallows and House Martins)

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At least one Ring-necked Parakeet in the gardens and allotments adjoining Smith's Fields in Timperley this evening.

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still 2 juv Tufted Duck on KGV, also Kingfisher

Kingfisher, a family of Grey Wagtails and Song Thrush showing well on Sinderland Brook by Woodcote allotments

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16/07/09 KGV Kingfisher, 3 juv Pochard, 9 Tufted Duck (female and 8 ducklings), 20 Mallard ducklings, 3 Grey Heron (2 ads and a juv), several Moorhen (incl. juvs), juv Robin and Great Tits, SPL 7 Canada Geese (2 ads and 5 juvs)

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07/06/09 m and f Pochard and 3 ducklings, m Tufted Duck, 12 Mallard ducklings (7 & 5), 2 Moorhen chicks on KGV, singing Chiffchaff Timperley GC, 2 Mute Swan and 7 Canada Geese (5 goslings) on SPL

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05/06/09 2 drake Tufted Duck, Nuthatch and family party LT Tits KGV
05/06/09 2 Mute Swan, 7 Canadas (5 goslings) and 5 Mallard ducklings SPL

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02/06/09 1 Kingfisher, pair of Pochard and drake Tufted Duck KGV
03/06/09 drake Tufted Duck, 1 Mute Swan, 1 Grey Wagtail KGV
03/06/09 2 Mute Swans SPL

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After a fruitless hour watching an empty Hobby territory just over the border in Cheshire I came home and as I was lighting the BBQ my son called to alert me to - yes - you've guessed it, a flyover - but clearly hunting Hobby.

It may have been in the area a while as several over flying Swallows had previously alarm called, I assumed it was in response to an unseen Sparrowhawk.

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Common Whitethroat and 2 Song Thrush @ Woodcote Allotments by Sinderland Brook

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KGV - 2 drake Pochard, pair of Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 GS Woodpecker, 1 Mute Swan, 1 juv Cormorant, 6 Mallard ducklings, 2 Swallow

SPL - pair of Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Mallard ducklings

2 House Martin over Brook Way in Timperley

-- Edited by James Walsh on Monday 4th of May 2009 11:14:04 PM

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Bonanza time this morning with first 2, then 3, then 7 and finally 8 Common Buzzard thermalling and displaying over the garden before finally drifting off high to the east.

Local birds or perhaps wintering birds moving out?

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lots of action over Timperley Raptor Viewpoint (aka my back garden) with female Sparrowhawk and several Buzzards.

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Hmmm.

My sister's garden and I find out on the Website....words will be had!!

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Excellent garden bird Ann!
I've been out and topped my nyjer feeder up to try and tempt one in here.
Thanks. Henry.

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Mealy redpoll with the lessers on the garden niger feeder mid-morning.

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Rob

I saw the Mandarin for the last time either on Stamford Park or King Georges in August last year and I walk around both regularly.

Sid A

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When was the Manadarin last seen?

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WeBS count

King George V Pool

6 Pochard (4 drakes)
2 Tufted Duck (1 drake)
2 Cormorant (1 adult with extensive white on head and neck and 1 juv)
23 Mallard
4 Moorhen
3 Coot
2 Mute Swan
6 Canada Goose
15 Black-headed Gull
1 white farmyard goose

Stamford Park Lake

2 Mute Swan (1 with green ring CX70)
2 Canada Goose
21 Black-headed Gull
6 Mallard
1 Mallard x farmyard duck hybrid


Also 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Goldcrest on Timperley Brook

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King George V Pool

6 Pochard (4 drakes)
2 Mallard
2 Mute Swan
4 Canada Geese
4 Moorhen
3 Coot
1 Grey Heron
25 Black-headed Gull
1 white farmyard goose


Stamford Park Lake

43 Mallard
18 Black-headed Gull
1 Mute Swan
1 Moorhen
2 Canada Goose
1 Mallard x farmyard duck hybrid

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Peregrine over Altincham College of Arts today at 2.30pm circling and drifting south

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Mike, i work around alty /timperly and just stop off at likley looking spots to have my lunch break and yesterday was my first vist, had another look today but the weather was bad, and i obviously missed goldfinch and wood pigeon off the list,one of the big pines looks as though a tawny/little owl has a regular perch there so here.s hoping.

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Nice selection of birds in a 10 minute stroll! Have you ever had Little Owl along that section? I ask coz i used to live off Alder Drive by Brooks Drive and i used to hear them calling at night.
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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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Ridgeway rd/brooks drive 1/12/08

2 gs pecker 2 bh gull
6 blackbirds 1 mistle thrush
1 song thrush 12 starling
1 redwing 2 magpie
4 lt tit 2 great tit
1 jay 1 nuthatch
4 blue tit 1 wren
2 robin all in a ten mins leg stretchbiggrin.gif I half expected to find snow white on the log seatwink.gif,brooks drive must hold some more, I,ll try to get there more often.

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6 Redwing west over he garden this morning.

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1 Redwing heading west over Altrincham College of Arts at 9.30am this morning

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