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Tues 16th Jan.

Possibly the friendliest Pied Wagtail Ive ever seen outside Home Bargains on Edge Lane up to within a foot.
One of the homeless guys had a bird feeder on the floor and had sprinkled seed around it, loads of people coming and going but it just went about its business and resting up every few seconds.



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Fri 8th Dec

Delivering on Albert Docks today and an old friend turned up whilst I was having a Sandwich break. The yellow legged Herring Gull from summer, legs now turning pink. Needless to say I didnt eat all my sandwich.


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No sign of the Waxwings recently seen at Trefoil Close near Sefton Park. It was en-route between 2 delivery points so I was able to check the location a few times but no joy.

Peregrine on Liverpool Cathedral (Georgian Quarter) as usual. Its there nearly every time I pass.

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2 skeins of Pink-footed Geese over the family home in Maghull at lunchtime today. C 40 overjust before noon, the later skein about half-an-hour later heard only. My brother reckons they're early this year.

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Tues 18th July

- pair of Peregrines at Liverpool Cathedral in the Georgian Quarter
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Lark Lane

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The yellow legged Herring Gull still present last week and again yesterday. It was diving for clams / mussels (?) then dropping them on the dock cobbles to break them open.
Then it flew over to me, to within a foot, reached over and gently took a piece of biscuit from my hand. Never expected a large Gull to do that.


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Tues 18th April.

Albert Docks.
- Yellow legged Herring Gull still present and becoming very friendly, showing down to a foot away. Im here twice a week and its here every time, still with its favoured partner.



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Tues 28th March

- Yellow legged Herring Gull (the 1st individual) still present around Albert Docks at lunchtime.



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Friday 24th March

- Yellow legged Herring Gull on Albert Dock, different individual to the recent bird, not as richly coloured.

- Water Rail at Fairy Glen in Sefton Park. Becoming a bit of a celebrity now apparently.



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Tues 21st March.

- Yellow legged Herring Gull still present with its favoured accomplice. Great looking bird.



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Tues 14th March
Delivering to Albert Docks area.

- an Argenteus Herring Gull with yellow legs. A clean, bright, and richly coloured bare part individual in my opinion.


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Fri 21st Oct

- Delivering in Liverpool city centre, approx 150+ Redwings over Copperas Hill near the Adelphi Hotel, calling as they flew over.

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Rob Creek wrote:

Mike Chorley wrote:

Rob Creek wrote:

- Peregrine on Liverpool Cathedral, Georgian Quarter, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August. Can be tricky to locate sometimes.





Which one Rob - the Anglican or the Mersey Funnelbiggrin? The whole of Hope Street is basically Georgian



Its the only one thats called Liverpool Cathedral on Hope St as far as Im aware Mike, its massive!



Sent you a p.m. Rob

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Mike Chorley wrote:

Rob Creek wrote:

- Peregrine on Liverpool Cathedral, Georgian Quarter, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August. Can be tricky to locate sometimes.





Which one Rob - the Anglican or the Mersey Funnelbiggrin? The whole of Hope Street is basically Georgian



Its the only one thats called Liverpool Cathedral on Hope St as far as Im aware Mike, its massive!

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Rob Creek wrote:

- Peregrine on Liverpool Cathedral, Georgian Quarter, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August. Can be tricky to locate sometimes.





Which one Rob - the Anglican or the Mersey Funnelbiggrin? The whole of Hope Street is basically Georgian

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- Peregrine on Liverpool Cathedral, Georgian Quarter, 22nd July, 29th July, 5th August. Can be tricky to locate sometimes.



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Today.
- 2 Ring-necked Parakeets over Lark Lane, Sefton Park mid morning.

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Tuesday 29th March
Foster Street, Bootle, couple miles from Seaforth.

- Argenteus Herring Gull with seemingly yellow legs.
I waited until it settled then took a photo and camera seemed to show the same, but I still suspect a trick of the light here.

ps. If anyone goes to this site just bear in mind the Gulls disappear into thin air. Then I realised theres a massive hole in the roof which you cant really see, they all literally fall off the edge into the recycling centre building and reappear flying out the other end!



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Tues 22nd Feb
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- 3 Ring-necked Parakeets over Lark Lane, Sefton Park
- 1 paler bird with them, bluish tone and shorter tail
- 2 Peregrines over Liverpool Cathedral, Georgian Quarter, seeing off a passing Sparrowhawk

Tues 1st March
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Lark Lane
- 1 Nuthatch over Sefton Park Rd
- 1 Raven over the docks / The Strand

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Tuesday 1st Feb

- 2 Raven over end of M62 / The Rocket
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over Lark Lane (Sefton)
- 2 more over Sefton Park itself

Then an unusual sighting on the M62 back to Manchester. Id just passed J7 for Clock Face approaching Griffin Wood when I saw a small group of Red-legged Partridges running up the hard shoulder.
I should be able to get the footage from the van to confirm what they were.


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New Years Eve.
Delivering in Liverpool.

- 2 Ravens swirling round above St.Lukes Bombed Out Church opposite Rudys Pizza, Bold St.

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Friday 24th Dec

Lark Lane, Sefton Park.
- 3 Ring-necked Parakeets
- 1 Sparrowhawk near the park itself
- 1 Peregrine over The Rocket / M62 Ending

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Tues 14th Dec
Delivering in Liverpool today.

- 4 vocal Ring-necked Parakeets over Lark Lane, Sefton Park
- 1 Peregrine circling round Liverpool Cathedral, Georgian Quarter



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2 Ring-necked Parakeets flying around over Lark Lane nr Sefton Park mid morning whilst delivering.
Then 2 Siskin flew over at the Aigburth Drive end of Lark Lane on to Sefton Park.

Has it been a better breeding year than usual for Siskin or is it just a winter influx? Ive had a few chance sightings recently whereas normally, Siskin arent a bird I see with great regularity unless i was at a site I know theyre likely to be.

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Tuesday 9th Nov

Delivering to The Quarter restaurant on Hope St in the Georgian Quarter of Liverpool.

I could hear a Peregrine calling, I looked up and one was circling high around Liverpool Cathedral. At one point it tucked its wings in a little and put the burners on as a few Pigeons were flying nearby but it was a half-hearted attempt and just circled back round towards the Cathedral.


-- Edited by Rob Creek on Tuesday 9th of November 2021 10:47:59 PM

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Tuesday 9th of November 2021 10:48:26 PM



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Ring-necked Parakeet in one of the trees on Lark Lane (Sefton Park) whilst I was delivering.

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Delivering in the area so called in at Sudley House in Mossley Hill and got brief views of the Firecrest thats been there a few days.
It is mobile around the grounds with Blue Tits, a Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, and a Robin, a Goldcrest is tagging along too. The Firecrest is very elusive. Still, not a bad way to spend 15 minutes on a tacho break!

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Friday 2nd of October 2020 12:04:51 PM

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Just delivered to a customer in Aintree.

- 4 skeins Pink-footed Geese over.

1 flying SE over A59 then delivery point (94)
3 flying SE just north of me (c70, c100, c140)
Few stragglers probably around 20 birds

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Thursday 9th April

Had some deliveries in Liverpool and Southport.

- Osprey drifted over the van not far from Queens Drive / Wave Park, Wavertree.
- 2 Common Buzzard circling in the immediate area

All 3 raptors being given close attention by some large Gulls.


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About 80 pink-footed geese passed over Albert Dock heading south, late post for 30th November



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Back home near Lunt checking on my brother's progress yesterday. A lot of small groups of Pink-footed Geese passing low N.E. over the house during late morning into the afternoon. Numbers varied between 8 and 60. Noticed they seem to have 'outside lane idiots' too. .smileOne small group came quite low over the roofs in classic V formation, with a single bird off to their right. For some reason it decided to cut right across in front of them and head off at right angles to the line of flight of all the other gees we'd seen that day! no Not sure what the Pinkfoot call for 'Pillock' is, but I'll bet at least on of them made it biggrin



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Family/hospital visit yesterday and today.

1 Sparrowhawk over the house
1 Collared Dove (nesting in a holly in the garden)
c6 House Sparrows, several juveniles
30 Starlings
2 Great Tits
Dunnock
c300 Pink-footed Geese eastward around 9 a.m. this morning, looked to drop down somewhere between Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.

1 Common Buzzard (Melling)
2 Common Buzzards (Aintree Hospital)
1 Kestrel (Aintree Hospital)

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Late lunchtime visit today to Walton Hall Park near Everton.

1 drake Red-crested Pochard
What a belter, an absolutely fantastic individual that showed really well. It kept upending itself doing a bit of dabbling and then it caught a fish, bit bigger than a Stickleback and as it held it in its bill a couple of the Mallards tried to snatch it. Pretty sure they are predominantly vegetarian but will supplement their diet with aquatic invertebrates, amphibians and small fish.

Other birds around...
- Tufted Duck
- Great Crested Grebe
- Song Thrush
- playing field full of mainly Common Gulls
- approx 200 Starling in treetops near car park



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Friday 10th March 2017, Walton Park Lake, Liverpool, 1 Red-crested Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Greylag Goose

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A red kite flew over my house in wavertree, south Liverpool this morning at around 7:45. Headed off in the direction of Sefton park, getting mobbed by a herring gull

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Spent just under two hours today in Liverpool alongside the R Mersey between Albert Dock and Atlantic Way, 80 Meadow Pipit logged moving SE along the river between 1115-1300, 1 Siskin S over the river, singles of Chiffchaff and Goldcrest in small planted shrub beds, 6 very confiding Turnstone

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Adult mediterranean gull at otterspool park this morning. Right in front of car park

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A Raven getting mobbed by Carrion crows over the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool at 8:45 this morning

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Last Friday spotted Marsh Harrier hunting over the field next to the slip road from the East Lancs to the M57 out of Liverpool. Not thinking I would spot it again but at 14 50 today there it was close to the Home Bargains depot, pity there was nowhere to pull over for better ID.

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I believe it's the Anglican one. I think I'm right in saying that the RC one is the "Wigwam". It was the nice red stone cathedral with the tower.





It's actually "Paddy's Wigwam" biggrin ......also known as "The Mersey Funnel"

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Hi Steve,

I believe it's the Anglican one. I think I'm right in saying that the RC one is the "Wigwam". It was the nice red stone cathedral with the tower.



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Hi Adam - Out of interest which Liverpool Cathedral are you referring to below - the Anglican or RC one?

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Saturday 21st June

2 Peregrines in flight around Liverpool Cathedral this afternoon, eventually landing on the turrets.

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Single Waxwing made a couple of visit's to the family garden at around 8 a.m. this morning.

Also 160 Pinkfeet over Maghull station at 13.30 headed S.W. Then about 10 mins later 68 headed N.W.

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At least one Woodcock flying around the Wyncotes Sports Ground in south Liverpool around 7pm last night.

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A good passage of Pink-footed Geese over the family home in Maghull this morning. My brother reported 'a couple of thousand' with most skeins passing over just after first light SW to NE.

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Large bird of prey circling high over Liverpool City Centre, late morning today, mobbed by large gulls. I was a good distance away, looking through an office window without binoculars, but it looked too slim-winged/long-winged to be a Buzzard, I'm pretty sure it was an Osprey.

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On way back from the match, Little Grebe near carcraft.

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Family/friends visit 6th/7th

Swallow (1 - Widnes Station)

Maghull-Melling circuit

Jay (1)
Buzzard (pair +1?)
Sparrowhawk (pair- display)
Skylark (pair- song flight)
Chiff-chaff (4 min)
Song Thrush ( 3 - 2 singing, 1 stuffing its' beak in the family backgarden)

Usual Tits, Corvids, Finches etc

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male peregrine gliding in a strong wind over liverpool uni this afternoon - welcome sight before a job there!

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