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Post Info TOPIC: ROOFTOP (ONLY) LAPWINGS AND GOLDEN PLOVER


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RE: ROOFTOP LAPWINGS


Hi everyone,
I think the artificial lake was created on the Maine Road site to help decontaminate the land, which was a brickworks before city moved there. Don't think I'm a reliable enough birdwatcher to submit records, although there were definitely at least two lapwings on the sight for much of the spring/summer, and spent their time chasing away crows, which I assumed meant they were protecting a nest. The plovers were occasional visitors, and I wouldn't be able to confirm which species they were, although they were a spectacular sight from my back window. Unfortunately the building work is now in full swing, the lake is being drained, and I doubt the waders will return. It was good while it lasted...

-- Edited by stevenmiles at 19:57, 2007-11-22

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C40 birds on the roof of Carpet World at Newton Heath again yesterday morning 10.00 a.m.ish. 1st time for several weeks.

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Around 15 over Ahton Park Garden Centre.

Judith i would have thought it was Hyde as i dont think Denton Morrisons is visable from Motorway

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Andrew

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About 100 wheeling just above Morrisons supermarket adjacent to the S side of the M67 today - is that at Hyde or Denton - help, somebody!

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Yesterday Tuesday 21.11.07 aprox 1530.

Driving up A666 towards Bolton. Behind the Shell Garage theres a Royal Bank of Scotland building . On roof and in the air approx 80....

Steve

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Now at least 80 Lapwings Wardley Industrial Estate this am.

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Re. Maine road developement. Houses and flats are finally being built on the site starting next year and completing by May 2009, as ,I think, was the original plan. There was a meet the developer meeting at City's training ground last month. There was no sign of a lake on the scale model, but only phase one was shown in detail

-- Edited by Scouser at 23:02, 2007-11-19

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150+ Lapwings in flight over New House Farm Playing Fields Breightmet, suspect its the flock from Bolton B&Q area roofs.
Also of note 300+ Jackdaws at Burrs Country Park, Bury this afternoon.

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As far as I understand the theatre of (maine(ly) bad dreams is to be developed for houses.Up the Blues!!!!biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

But there is sunshine ahead ,possibly!!!

-- Edited by Ian Campbell at 20:56, 2007-11-16

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I wonder if the Manchester City Maine Rd site is going to be developed and this is why there is a lake there? Bare earth would attract both Lapwings and Ringed Plovers/Little Ringed Plovers. Maybe Steven Miles or Ian Campbell can tell us?

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Hi Steven
I've just seen your post. It is definitely of interest to have breeding Lapwings and possibly Ringed Plover close to the city centre. We don't have any records in the database from the former Manchester City Stadium site. So we would be pleased to receive your records. See the webpage BIRD RECORDING AND COUNTY RARITIES for how to submit them. It would also be worthwhile you submitting records to the BTO atlas next breeding season. The site is in tetrad SJ89M. Whilst the tetrad has been taken for Timed Visits any additional records would be welcome, particularly as I don't know whether the site is viewable or accessible other than from the houses that overlook it.

We look forward to receiving your records.

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Yeah, they did seem to go down in the direction of the Volvo place... Not sure how many are there in total, but I usually see smaller groups of them from the window at work throughout the day (although I should really be working, not birding).

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They often settle on the Volvo building but haven't been there for a couple of years - gone are the days when 600+ could be seen.

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80+ Lapwings over South Lancs Ind Estate, Ashton-in-Makerfield today.

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hello, I've just joined this site on the recommendation of a friend, so I'm not sure whether this is of interest or not, but my house overlooks Manchester City's old ground (Maine Road) and there's an artificial lake there at the moment that has attracted plenty of birds over the course of the summer. I'm pretty sure lapwings were breeding there (at least, they seemed to be there every day) and I've spotted ringed plovers there as well.

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A few from this last week

50+ over Housing Units & Servicecare in Failsworth

40ish Over Ashton Park Garden Centre

30 at Ikea in ashton

cheers andrew

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2nd Nov approx 35 Lapwings Wardley Ind Estate, East Lancs this am, also saw similar number yesterday.

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104 Lapwings on the roof of Gordon's car showrooms and nearby, Miry Lane Industrial Estate, Wigan town centre, today. This is a regular site for them, although various roofs are used.

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20+ & 40 lapwings roof of Carpet World @ Nweton Heath on Friday26th & Sat 27th respecively at 10.00 am. Didn't go that way to work on Sunday but no sign today

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34 Lapwings flying around BOC in Swinton before settling down on the site at 16.30 today.

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27/10/2007 - Still approx 120 Lapwings on the roof of B&Q in Bolton this afternoon.

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27/10/2007

Still 30+ Lapwings on the Mcphersons paint Factory roof adjacent to Elton.

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C.30 lapwings coming in to roost on the roof of the Royal mill, Hollins, Oldham @ 17.15pm this evening (22nd). A similar number of birds were briefly airborne in the same area around 18.15 pm on Saturday 20th, possibly disturbed by a passing gull.

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At least 40 on the roof of Gala Bingo, Ashton-u-Lyne, on Saturday (20th Oct) afternoon.

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Among the lapwings at Central Tyres (A666) 3 days ago were a flock of golden plover all on the roof.

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30 lapwings carpet world thursday oct 11th and probably the same no on sat 13th but some birds in the central valley of the roof. Think the Tesco birds were probably the birds that used hollinwood in past years. Certainly seen roosts at both sites on same trip to work with no sign of movement between them

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11am saturday Bolton.

150+ Lapwings on roof of PC World at Bolton Gate Retail Park viewed from B&Q car park this morning.
(Regular place last winter)

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Elton 9.00 a.m. today, 83 on factory roof just across the river Irwell

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The Newton Heath birds started building up again in July with a small group (a couple of family parties?) on the 12th. Further sightings on Carpet World roof on the 30th, followed by 6th, 11th,(at least 12 birds), 13th 15th & 17th Sept. Stayed at about that no. on 15th, 16th & 20th then at least 30 birds in flight towards the roof on 26th. Similar nos on 28th, continuing on 1st & 2nd Oct then 4th to 8th. Day off today so no observation. All these sightings at approx 9.50 a.m. on way to work. Will be interested to see if any birds use the roost on the roof of Rose tissues at Hollinwood this year. Only 1 sighting all last winter despite regular use for several winters before

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8/10/07 0850hrs

42 lapwing on roof of new tesco in Failsworth. Same birds as Carpet World?confused.gif

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4-10-07 0815

71 Lapwing on roof of B&M super store-Huddersfield Rd, Oldham on my way for the Brown Flycatcher biggrin.gif

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Usually on the Volvo depot roof there, but thought they weren't using it any more. The seem to prefer Miry Lane Ind Est these days

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sunday30th sep, 8am around 90 lapwings circling about low over the 3 sisters industrial estate in ashton-in-makerfield. could have been sat on rooftops previously :o/



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Approx 30 Lapwings on roof of Central tyres, Blackburn road, Bolton today at around 10.30am.

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I certainly don't intend on starting this with every post (honestwink.gif), but whilst Riggers has started us off with 'rooftop' Lapwings and these sightings are of particular interest could all future posts on the subject be posted onto this tread please so we can all access all the information at once and see just where they are roosting and track their numbers.

Many thanks

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ROOFTOP (ONLY) LAPWINGS AND GOLDEN PLOVER


01/10/07

50+ Lapwing on roof of Carpet World-Newton Heath (A62)

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 23:19, 2007-10-01

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar at 23:27, 2008-10-29

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 15th of November 2009 09:17:06 PM

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