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RE: Orrell Water Park


Today 12 - 2pm

Grey Heron, Mallard (30+), Black -headed Gull (c 40), Canada Goose (15), Great crested Grebe (2)

Robin,Wren, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Willow Tit (1)

Yellowhammer (2), Chiffchaff (6), Goldcrest (2), Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Jay and Skylark singing over field near Park Road.

 

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Early afternoon walk in bright sunshine yielded:-

Yellowhammer (2), Chiffchaff (6), Goldcrest (2), Great crested Grebe (2)

Plus several Robin, Wren, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit

 

 

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Today 2-3pm

Willow Tit and Goldcrest at the feeding station.

Also pair of Great Crested Grebe on the upper reservoir.

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24 Goosander on pond

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Brambling at the feeding station today with 50+ Chaffinch

 



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Goosander 4 redheads on the upper lake



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A minimum count of 27 Snipe in the same winter cereal field between the water park and Winstanley College playing fields again today.

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19 Snipe sat in middle of a field of winter cereal between Orrell Water Park and Winstanley College playing field this morning. Presumably dropped in by the weather.

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Single redhead Goosander present this evening.

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Three yellowhammers showing well at the feeding station recently.



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great crested grebe 1
Canada goose 7
mallard lots
coot 5
yellowhammer 1
wood pigeon 8
swallow 6
grey wagtail 2
robin 6
blackbird 7
garden warbler 1
lesser whitethroat 1
whitethroat 1
blackcap 6 (4m 2f)
chiffchaff 3
willow warbler 1
long tailed tit 2
willow tit 1
coal tit 1
blue tit 8
great tit 7
magpie 10
carrion crow 4
starling 4
jay 1
chaffinch 10
greenfinch 3
reed bunting 1

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Pair of Great Crested Grebes - on nest incubating

also male Mandarin Duck



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Top pond
male mandarin
mallard 25
Canada goose 12
moorhen 5
coot 7

bottom pond
great crested grebe 2
coot 6
mallard 11

feeding station
blackbird 5
chaffinch 10
greenfinch 4
brambling 1
dunnock
goldcrest 2
magpie 4
robin 4
moorhen 3
goldfinch 21
collared dove 6
wood pigeon 10
blue tit 12
great tit 6
long tailed tit 4

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Lunchtime walk in the snow yielded:-

Drake Mandarin by the car park

Great crested grebe x3 upper reservoir

On the feeders

Brambling x1

Great spotted Woodpecker

Several Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blackbird, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock and Collared Dove

 



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Water Rail showing well in the Greenslate Meadows LNR at Orrell Water Park, in the swamp between the lakes and feeding station, also in that area Grey Wagtail, Willow Tit and a male Siskin on the feeders. Drake Mandarin on the island of the upper reservoir



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A single willow tit on Sunday in the water meadows section (which looks like its taken a lot of water recently!)



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Today

Drake Mandarin on lower reservoir

At the feeding station:-

Great spotted Woodpecker 1(m)

Nuthatch

c10 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch alas no Brambling

Great Tit, Blue Tit

Blackbird, Robin, Dunnock

 

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-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 4th of December 2015 04:54:30 PM

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Walk around the Water `park and surrounding fields 12- 2pm today yielded:-

Drake Mandarin (lower reservoir)

c30 Canada Geese

2 Great crested Grebe

c40 Black headed Gull

2 Mistle Thrush

On feeders:- Chaffinch, Greenfinch,Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Robin, Dunnock - alas no Brambling but 3 brown rats!

 

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Mandarin drake on upper lake at 3.00pm today.

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Drake Mandarin associating with Mallards on lower reservoir at 12.30 pm today

 

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Drake Mandarin today on the lower lake by the car park



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Plenty blackcap and chiffchaff at a very busy OWP. Also a pair of bullfinch, a willow tit, a kestrel and a pair of nuthatch on a quick visit this pm.

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A male blackcap showed particularly well this morning, just past the feeding station.

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No sign of the Waxwing so far this morning.

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Waxwing still present again this morning.

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I got there around 4 due to road blocks and no sign of the waxwing. I had a walk around the water park and saw only:
4 domestic ducks
47 mallards
3 great crested grebes
4 coots
7 black headed gulls
Several small flocks of goldfinch.

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Great view of the female Waxwing oppsite car park at 3.30. Thanks for the effort with the apples on the branches.

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Female Waxwing in the usual garden again this morning.

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Single waxwing posing nicely & feeding occasionally on the apples in the usual garden between 4.10-4-50pm smile

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Single Waxwing still in the garden opposite the entrance to the water park this morning.

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Waxwing present again in her favourite garden this morning.

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The female Waxwing arrived in the usual garden at 07:30 this morning.

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The Waxwing is still present in the usual garden this morning.

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Single Waxwing present in the usual garden at 4.30pm today

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Waxwing stil present this morning.

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Good views of the Waxwing at 10.15am!!!

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Waxwing was in trees opposite the garden at 09.30 but flew off over the houses about 10 mins later.

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Waxwing still present this morning in the usual garden.

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Adult female Waxwing still with us this morning in the usual garden.

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Waxwing still present this morning in the garden opposite the entrance.

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Waxwing present at 3.45 today, in the trees inside the water park opposite the garden. Seemed very content preening itself and watching the other garden birds feeding. Lovely bird.

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Waxwing still present this morning in the garden opposite the entrance.

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Single Waxwing still present in the usual garden at 2pm today

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Late news for yesterday (17th February)

Good views of the Waxwing, in its usual place at 2.30pm.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 18th of February 2015 07:51:15 AM

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Yep I was told that Rob, that's excellent news. I was also told that more problems occur in the week, not at weekends when a pallet can (if needed) be put across the drive to make it more obvious that it's a private property. I have had emails regarding this, so it is an appeal from the residents, not just idle speculation. But I am sure that members on here, having read Ians posts are behaving better than some visitors from further afield who may not read this forum and therefore not be aware of any requests made on here. I have contacted the pagers again to add the request about staying out of gardens, and they put that out in their message today smile

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Doc Brewster wrote:

Ian McKerchar wrote:

Waxwing present again this morning in the garden opposite the entrance to the water park.

Please remember to park in the water park car park itself and not along the road by the houses please.





Please also remember that the gardens are private. Birders/photographers have been entering the gardens which is not really acceptable. The bird is easily viewed and shows really well from the public rights of way outside the gardens. The news is being put out really quickly on a daily basis so I think it is the least we can do to bear the residents wishes in mind smile




...impeccable behaviour yesterday from everyone whilst I was there. I can 100% categorically state that I didn't see anyone enter any gardens yesterday.
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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Waxwing present again this morning in the garden opposite the entrance to the water park.

Please remember to park in the water park car park itself and not along the road by the houses please.





Please also remember that the gardens are private. Birders/photographers have been entering the gardens which is not really acceptable. The bird is easily viewed and shows really well from the public rights of way outside the gardens. The news is being put out really quickly on a daily basis so I think it is the least we can do to bear the residents wishes in mind smile


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Waxwing present again this morning in the garden opposite the entrance to the water park.

Please remember to park in the water park car park itself and not along the road by the houses please.

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