MB

 

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Heaton Park (NOT the reservoir)


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:
RE: Heaton Park (NOT the reservoir)


Woodcock flew over sheepfoot lane into park at 18.15

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 180
Date:

Small flock of redwings in the paddock at Whittaker lane entrance. Found another Harris's hawk, def different bird from last year as this one has bells on its anklets. Full crop so obviously managing to feed well.



-- Edited by Ivan Ellison on Tuesday 8th of December 2015 02:29:18 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

a flock of 50 Lesser Redpoll in trees at the top of the hill from the tram stop entrance been a good few years since seen a redpoll flock this size
Treecreeper
2 Skylark south

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

over 3000 Redwing flew over the park this morning some very high... the biggest flock 500+

3 skeins of pink-footed geese east 30, 50 & 100

Also a large white heron (possibly Great White Egret) was picked up too late flying north towards Simister but dropped down and was lost behind trees



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 180
Date:

Few redwings in the park today, also kingfisher and 2 herons on the small pond in the dell. Buzzard also being chased by group of crows , second time in a week have seen a buzzard through the trees and not just flying over at height.



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:


Hobby south over the park
500+ Swallow SE
6 Common Buzzards
17 Siskin east
Great spotted woodpecker
Treecreeper
Stock dove

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

an impressive flock of 40 Siskin just up the hill from the tram stop entrance

152 House Martin flew south with a single swift

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 180
Date:

This bodes well for my garden then. I have a male visiting everyday. He calls noisily from the tree tops and feeds on peanuts and fruit. With three more nearby he may well pull the others in. Thanks Simon for this info.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

At least 3 Ring-necked parakeet calling over Heaton Park tram stop just now sounded like there was possibly more!


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

2 Siskin flew over the highland cattle field
15 House martin feeding over same area

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

Adult Hobby landed briefly in trees near the car park at St Margaret's Road entrance then flew south

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 163
Date:

No sign since 11-56am.
Dave Ousey

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

Just too add they can sometimes go "the other side" of the trees over what I call the back field at Heaton Park (which is the field north of the BT tower) but were always coming back to the midgy swarm over the trees and showing very well.

very glad they have stuck around for others to see.smile

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 485
Date:

As Alan says both Red Rumped Swallows still present just after 11am and showing very well at times, best place to view is along the path just before the trees appear on the right hand side. They are feeding over the reservoir and over the trees and giving views even identifiable with the naked eye at times! I only know this as i nipped out of work and then remembered my bins were at home as i had been off yesterday!! A massive thanks to Andy Makin for the loan of his bins to have some better looks at these two though and i would not recomend the no optics approach as it is so frustrating when trying to pick them up again.

good news is very few swallows present with the mainly Sand martin flock so stood out like a sore thumb!

Bad news, cloud breaking so may get up higher!



-- Edited by Andy Isherwood on Friday 17th of April 2015 12:00:54 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 241
Date:

Both Red Rumped Swallows still present when I left at 1105. Best viewed from track of Bridle road.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:

Both Red-rumped Swallows still present in the original location at 10:40

Info thanks to Brian Fielding

__________________

Forum administrator and owner



Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:

Both Red-rumped Swallows still showing at 09:20

Info thanks to Simon Warford

__________________

Forum administrator and owner



Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:

Two Red-rumped Swallow currently at Heaton Park Reservoir, flying over fields at the northern side of the reservoir; take Bridle Road which runs East off Heywood Road, between the northern side of the reservoir and the school to view the area. Bird has also occasionally flown over the reservoir too.

Info thanks to Simon Johnson

__________________

Forum administrator and owner



Status: Offline
Posts: 1351
Date:
RE: Heaton Park


Very close up view of a Goldcrest, also nuthatches, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Cormorant, Redwing and Fieldfares.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

from the park

over 3,000 Fieldfare flew SW this morning with some very impressive flocks
2 Bullfinch near mast
Great spotted Woodpecker
Nuthatch
Ring-necked parakeet - heard near st Margaret's road entrance

250 Lapwing seen heading west out towards pilsworth


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 2010
Date:

Roger Baker 3 wrote:

Bernard,

I notice that you didn't mentioning frightening all the lads up at Watergrove by turning up with no teeth in whilst the same said gnashers were putting the breeze uo the dog-walkers in the car-park by smiling at them off your dash-board !

So that's two double whammys you've had in one day.

Roger.

a week early for haloween as well Roger, i managed to do the same at Heaton Park, false teeth on the dashboard.



no

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 773
Date:

Bernard,

I notice that you didn't mentioning frightening all the lads up at Watergrove by turning up with no teeth in whilst the same said gnashers were putting the breeze uo the dog-walkers in the car-park by smiling at them off your dash-board !

So that's two double whammys you've had in one day.

Roger.




__________________
Blessed is the man who expecteth little reward ..... for he shall seldom be disappointed.


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

15 Goosander on boating lake this morning

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1568
Date:

Buzzard just east of the Park on the other side of the M60 north of Junction 19 at 13.00. Making good use of the wind to scan the woods below it.

-- Edited by Mike Chorley on Friday 10th of October 2014 08:06:43 PM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

North entrance to the park near BT Tower

Redstart
Garden warbler
Whitethroat
5 Willow warbler
3 Buzzard
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
200+ Sand Martin


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

North end of park

Whimbrel south
Buzzard
Peregrine landed on nearby pylon
Kestrel on BT tower
Female Sparrowhawk
27 Greenfinch
20 Goldfinch

Large numbers of hirundines including 230 House Martin sw
398 Swift south


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1351
Date:

Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcaps, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swan Cygnets, Juv Swallows and several Nuthatches.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 619
Date:

The highlight from this afternoon's visit was a pair of Sparrowhawks on the thermals together, plus 2 then 1 Swift 5+ Blackcap and 1 singing Chiffchaff - the tamest squirrels around live here - scary even as I'm not used to them being nipping distance!

__________________
Keep calm and carry on birding....


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Two additions to my Heaton Park list, in the last week, both present in the fields/bushes adjacent to Sheepfoot Lane. Last week, Whitethroat,and,today,Reed Bunting.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Areas visited mainly around boating lake,lakeside woods,old swimming pool,Dell and surroundings.
Pleasant morning walk.
Large numbers of the commoner passerines.
Good numbers of Nuthatch,Treecreeper,Chiffchaff and several Blackcaps.
Willow Warbler heard near east side of boating lake.
A single Swallow seen near Rose gardens.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

North part of the park

House Martin
2 Swallow
Chiffchaff
Buzzard
23 Linnet

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Things fairly quiet in the park around lunchtime today,but heard a Chiffchaff near the old outdoor swimming pool

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Where did you see the Wheatear, Simon?

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

In heavy showers

wheatear - male
38 Sand Martin
Curlew over
Buzzard
3 Stock Dove

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Still at least 15 Redwings feeding on the horse field.
2 Stock doves seen in the woods near the old swimming pool.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 619
Date:

Hour or so today. Not as warm as previous days, but some good rewards.

Main boating lake - 2 drake Pochards together doing plenty of diving, plus 5 Tufted Ducks and two Mute Swans

Forest/woods - Coal Tit and Nuthatch heard.

A M Sparrowhawk briefly over the beehives near BT tower

Two Goldcrests with brief song in conifers alongside reservoir

Half a dozen Mistle Thrush sitewide, and a singing Song Thrush showing well in a treetop.



-- Edited by John Doherty on Wednesday 5th of March 2014 04:17:43 PM

__________________
Keep calm and carry on birding....


Status: Offline
Posts: 2650
Date:

This a.m. viewed from outside perimeter fence near bt tower, Kumlien's Gull still present, also 2 male Scaup.
Cheers Ian

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:

JamieDunning wrote:

Kumlien's gull reported throughout today, presumably on res?
any further info?





Viewing the reservoir for the evening gull roost is possible from outside the perimeter fence by the BT tower but is likely to be frustrating. There is absolutely no access to the reservoir without a permit or a key (supplied to permit holders) for the access gate though I'm afraid.

__________________

Forum administrator and owner



Status: Offline
Posts: 252
Date:

Kumlien's gull reported throughout today, presumably on res?
any further info?

__________________
-J


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

I almost forgot! I also saw a Fox in the park today-first one for ages.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Similar to my last visit 1 week ago,but no Redwings seen.
A Little Grebe on the boating lake.Less Pochard.
New to my Heaton Park list :Bullfinch

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Sunny,with a strong cold wind.Mid-morning walk.

On boating lake:
Great-crested Grebe x 1,[1st.winter]
Cormorant x 1
Pochard x 7,[M x6 F x 1]
Goosander x 2,[M x 1,F x 1]
Herring Gull x 1,[1st.winter]
Common Gull x 9,[including several 1st. winters]
+ usuals.

Elsewhere in park:
Grey Heron x 2,[Golly pond]
At least 24 Redwing on the horse field.
In the woods near the old outdoor swimming pool, good numbers of Jay, Wren, mixed Tit flocks including Nuthatch and Treecreeper ,all showing well, and good views of a Wood mouse there also.


__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Pleasant morning stroll.
On boating lake:
Cormorant x 1
Grey Heron x 1
Mute Swan x 1 + cygnet x 1
Common Gull x 2
+usuals.
On NE pond:
Mute Swan x 2 +2 cygnets.
Grey Heron x 1
+usuals.
Buzzard near Telecom tower area.
Song Thrush and c.20 Redwing seen feeding on ground
Mixed Tit flock near eastern end of lake included Nuthatch.
Tits Corvids and Robins all getting increasingly vocal
Finches not obvious apart from solitary Greenfinch near pitch and putt

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 1044
Date:

Yesterday 

150 Redwing near the tram stop entrance with a single Fieldfare and lots of Starlings

2 Buzzard north area of park

lots of birds singing Great tit Mistle Thrush etc



-- Edited by Simon Johnson on Saturday 11th of January 2014 07:29:05 AM

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 15337
Date:

This early afternoon today on the lake: -

6 Goosander
1 male Pochard

Info thanks to Pete Loydall

__________________

Forum administrator and owner



Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Pleasant mid-morning stroll.

On boating lake:
Cormorant x 1
Pochard x 2,[M]
Goosander x 3
Common Gull x 3
+ usuals.

Elsewhere:
Buzzard x 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker x 2
Pied Wagtail x 2
Mistle Thrush x 3
Redwing x 1
Plenty of the usuals.The Jay count just seems to be going up and up!




__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

Mistake in last entry-there were 4 Goosanders on the lake.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

A pleasant mid-morning walk through the park in the Autumn sunshine,with leaf-fall in full flow.
Not spoiled too much by the numerous dog walkers!
On boating lake:

Common Gull x 3
Goosander x 1
Cormorant x 1
+ the usuals.

Elsewhere in the park:

Plenty of songbirds including great,Blue,Coal and long-tailed Tits,Chaffinches,Nuthatches and Treecreepers,all showing well.
Jays everywhere as before,many with acorns in Bills,with plenty of other Corvids.
Pied Wagtail x 1 on roof of farm centre,immature.
Great Spotted Woodpecker x 3

Still haven't seen any winter thrushes there,which is disappointing.

__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

A walk through the park 9.30-11.30am.Sunshine and very heavy showers.Cooler than of late.

On boating lake:

Kingfisher x 1
Goosander x 19
Cormorant x 1
+ the usuals.

Elsewhere in the park:

Jays just about everywhere.
Lots of Nuthatches
Pied Wagtails x 2,on Farm Centre Roof.[they are pale with black bibs,but look immature,so I am not sure if Whites or Pied]
Common Gull x 1
Grey Heron x 2
Grey Wagtail x 1,[not far from the Tram station]
+ the usuals



__________________


Status: Offline
Posts: 119
Date:

A mid-morning stroll around the park,marred by somne pretty hefty showers!
On Boating lake,Single adult Herring Gull still present amongst the numerous Black-headed Gulls.
11 Goosanders also seen.
A Grey Wagtail was seen on the stream close to the Dell duck pond.
+ the usuals.


__________________
«First  <  1 2 3 49  >  Last»  | Page of 9  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

RODIS

 

This forum is dedicated to the memory of Eva Janice McKerchar.