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My first young Goldfinch with an adult bird on the telephone wires today at 10:30am also a pair of Goldfinch were seen mating wires last week above my Stretford backyard feeders .

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A single Ring-necked Parakeet just flew noisily east over my Astley garden at 8:35pm!



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Bury . Hear only blackcap and chiffchaff . Great joy to see pair of house sparrows taking mealworms originally put out for pied wagtails who still come for them . Two male bullfinch , on lawn ,taking fallen sunflower hearts . More jays than last year . Many goldfinch . Occasionally male greenfinch .

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14 swifts over my old Trafford garden this morning.

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Late this afternoon a male Sparrowhawk came through the garden pursing about six House Sparrows he managed to take a female before she reached the safety of the Hawthorn hedge. It was a bat of an eyelid event and the agility of the hawk was breathtaking. Not everybodies cup of tea but nature nonetheless.



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This evening a Common Tern flew east, a couple of Swifts flew over the feilds and a Whitethroat sang from the hedgerow all at the back of my Astley garden.



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Birds heard singing this morning from the garden
Chiffchaff
Blackcap
Willow Warbler
Song Thrush

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3 swifts over my old Trafford garden this afternoon.


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2 Adult Mediterranean Gulls over the back garden this afternoon, heading north.

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Bar-tailed godwit heard over my old Trafford garden tonight at 10.15pm.


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Bury . Mistle thrush on lawn . Blackbird pair feeding chicks which are heard but unseen . Redpolls on feeders , along with a male tree sparrow . Several unwelcome jays . Pair pied wagtails returned after couple of days absence .
Awaiting willow warblers and blackcaps .

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Blackcap singing at bottom of the garden this morning.

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Normally, I'd have had the feeders down by now, but with 11 hours of continuous rain today, 7 goldfinch, 1 male chaffinch, and at least 1 greenfinch were glad that I haven't yet done so. House sparrows also benefitting too.



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One Goldfinch on our peanut feeder this Monday just gone. Blackbirds, Robins, Dunnocks, Collared Doves, three usual tit species and House Sparrows continue to visit our Stockport garden however the Long tailed -Tits have left us.

A quarter of the year has gone also but where?



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Bury . First swallow pair toured the garden , inspected the garage and continued north . Three minutes later returned for another viewing . Hurrah !

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Buzzard being chased off by a single Herring Gull today over the garden & a Carrion Crow on the feeders!



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3 buzzards circling together over my old Trafford garden today at 12. 15pm.

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Red legged partridge in my Bramhall garden today. Thats a first.

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Goldfinch started nest building in my Astley garden again yesterday, in the exact same spot as they did last year and Blue Tits have been busy inspecting our nest box the past two days too. Amazing what a bit of sun can do...



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Bury . Two , sometimes three pairs bullfinch at the feeders , always feeding on the ground . Very noisy nuthatches . Many goldfinch , handful of lesser redpoll , usual tits , mistle thrush in song most of the day .

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Our Stockport garden had two Collared Doves visit a few times this week, two Long-tailed Tits continue to visit each day along with the other three common species and yesterday the House Sparrow numbers peaked to over forty birds for the first time in a while.

Our proposed house move fell through so we are staying put.



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This cracking male sparrowhawk spent 2-3 minutes adorning my garden fence this p.m. Also today: 4 greenfinch, pair bullfinch, and a chiffchaff, which I'd seen earlier on Sunfield estate, could be heard close to the garden.



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Crazy sight of 4 Little Egrets in the field behind the house today! My first from the garden since a single in 2018.

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Female Brambling on the feeder a few times this week in Lowton. 



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More 'bedroom window' birds than garden. A sand martin flew over quite low early evening, and a male mandarin to the east not longer afterwards. Earlier, two male blackbirds were having a ferocious tussle in next door's garden, with one pinning the other to the ground and constantly jabbing at the other's head. I felt sure one of them would be killed, until the neighbour's dog ran out and they both took flight apparently none the worse for the battle. It ain't over I suspect. 



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Male blackcap back again today - this time after an 8 day gap. I've no doubt it's the same one, and a local breeder at that. Otherwise, the return of the bullfinch pair, last Friday, after many weeks absence was good to see. Nuthatch as well today.



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Very few Goldfinch on and around my Stretford backyard feeders since 09.03.23 with occasional visits from Blackbirds in the front garden.
There has been frequent visits from 2 Woodpigeon eating flowering buds on a cherry tree ( Prunus Amanogawa ) opposite my house.

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Chiffchaff singing from the bottom of the garden today.

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Female Blackcap in my Old Trafford garden this morning

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A female Brambling in Walkden garden today 



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Hulme Community GARDEN Centre. My first Chiffchaff of 23, yesterday 19th Mar. Also two groups of Goldfinch searching pretty depleted seedheads about 15 in all.

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Chiffchaff heard singing from Bredbury garden 7.30am this morning.

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Chiffchaff singing just over the road from front of house,not quite in the garden, but clearly audible from it !!

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2 stunning near-Summer plumaged male siskins visited the garden a few times this afternoon, the first since 1 on New Years Day!! Also the semi-regular male blackcap was once again on site at least a couple of times.



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Bury . Several rooks in the sycamores snapping off twigs for their nest building . A couple have noticed other birds feeding off the sun flower hearts on the lawn and decided to join them . Tussles with carrion crows ensue . Will they return ?0

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On and around my Stretford backyard feeders this morning at 9:50am were c90 Goldfinch which I was very surprised to see as over the last few weeks there have only been the odd one or two so the feeders have only needed filling once a week, if that.



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Flixton Garden.

Blackcap 1 female.
Chiffchaff 1 calling just outside the garden.
Nuthatch 2
Sparrowhawk 1 male...not successful!

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At least 50 Redwing feeding in the horse paddock at the rear of the garden this afternoon together with a similar number of Starling.
On the feeders plenty of Goldfinch, reasonable numbers of Greenfinch , Chaffinch and House Sparrows together with the usual Blue,Great and Coal Tits,and on the fatballs a male and female Great Spotted Woodpecker.

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Lesser Black-backed Gull on roof next door this p.m, Black-headed Gulls have been flying over and around house every day recently, Herring Gull on the chimney a few houses away last week, Blackcap regular visitor recently, Sparrowhawk passed over garden very low 2 weeks ago. 3 x Canada Geese passed very low over the roof a few days ago.



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Male blackcap on 2 of last 3 days, and the first redpoll for weeks this afternoon! 7 chaffinches is high for this late in the 'winter'. Also in last 3 days, 1 and sometimes a pair of nuthatch, pair of long-tailed tit, up to 3 greenfinches, coal tit, and all the other usuals. Hoping for an end of season 'biggie' if we do get snow in the surrounding area.



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A male Reed bunting was a surprise visitor to my garden this morning, it just sat there watching the female Blackcap on the suet balls. The bunting flew in with a mixed flock of gold and greenfinches and eventually joined some of them on the ground seed tray.

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Stockport garden summary:

No new species to report for the last two weeks in February, so we are on 24 for the year . Great to see House Sparrow numbers rising again in the last few days with around 40 at times. Blackbird numbers can get to 11 (9 males) all this of course attracts the Sparrowhawks.



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Surprise return of the (presumably same) male blackcap this morning after 18 days unseen. Must have decided it isn't Spring yet.



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2 Tree Sparrows on feeders in the garden this morning, first ones I've seen for a couple years.

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And the winner of the first young of the year award goes to Woodpigeon (again), with a freshly fledged 'chick' in the garden this morning. All interest now gone since last sighting of blackcap on 10th.



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Stockport garden weekly summary: We are still on 24 species for the year. Blackcaps have now disappeared no sightings this week. House Sparrow numbers up to 12 plus,  the four common tit species are here everyday and the Blackbirds numbers are around a steady 8 or so on a regular basis.

Magpies have been busy gathering nesting material and a pair of Dunnocks have been courting all week.

Hawthorn leaves began to open up yesterday its always around the 8th of the month give a few days either side.

News is that we are almost ready to move soon only 600 yards or so but it will be a new garden, we have already seen Dunnock, Robin and Blackbird the previous owner had bird feeders so hopefully we can entice the locals back, fingers crossed.



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Stretford backyard feeders.
Not many Goldfinch on the feeders over the past weeks, especially when there's a cold snap.
Today at 1pm only 2.
Yesterday (Monday 6th ) in my front terrace garden where I put crushed fatballs and dried mealworms , I had several visits from Blackbird,Dunnock and Robin.
There was also an appearance of a Grey Wagtail on the tarmac in the middle of the street which ended up searching in the gutters of my roof.

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Bury .
This a.m., first song thrush of the year , in top of the fir tree , running through his arpeggios . Hell have it right , soon enough !

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Male blackcap still in residence, and seen regularly during each day. The mystery bird since the New Year has been Bullfinch which, apart from a female briefly on one day, has been absent. Hope the finch diseases hasn't got them.



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Stockport: Weekly summary, we are still stuck on 24 species for the year and very unlikely to change anytime soon.

Most notable observations this week being the drop in House Sparrow numbers rarely more than three together whilst in December we had up to forty.

Our female Blackcap disappeared early in the week, then to be replaced by a male this morning, how odd. 

Finally again this morning fifteen Redpoll feeding in the Silver Birch after an absence recently.



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