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RE: Orrell Water Park


Apologies, post now corrected to Lesser Redpoll

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Jon, could you confirm that you mean Common (Mealy) Redpoll and not Lesser Redpoll please. Thanks.

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between 9.20 10.20 this morning

Yellowhammer
6 x Lesser Redpoll
up to to 10 brambling (including 4 at feeding station) biggrin.gif1st on life list
Willow Tit
Coal Tit
Long Tailed Tit
Great / Blue Tit
Greenfinch
GoldFinch
Chaffinch
Bullfinch
Reed Bunting
plus the usual on the lake


-- Edited by Jon Bowen on Sunday 2nd of January 2011 02:55:57 PM

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Brambling, GSW, Kingfisher were the highlights this morning. (You know you're in the right spots when you keep bumping into Geoff). biggrin.gif

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At least 10 Bramblings at feeding stationbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

speaking to one of the locals he said there was at least 5 Waxwings feeding on berries on Moss Rd yesterday but sadly when we scurried there alas nothing in sight but worth a look if your in the area.

Cheers Jimmy

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Yesterday (27th): 2 Brambling, Nuthatch, Willow Tit, Water Rail and Kingfisher.

Today: Water Rail showing off and also the usual 2 Bramblings.

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Kingfisher, Snipe and 2 Brambling this afternoon. Also a few Yellowhammers.

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Kingfisher, 2 Brambling and single Redwing were the highlights around the feeders at 11.30am today.

Mike

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At 11:50 today 4 Waxwings were on Guelder Rose and Hawthorn then flew off towards Winstanley College.

Also present:

Water Rail and Snipe in the stream, Kingfisher and 2 male Brambling at the feeding station.

Info thanks to Peter Alker

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9 Crossbills north over at 08:50 this morning, heading towards Winstanley Estate.

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Four Ravens north over this afternoon.

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Quick Visit this afternoon

Plenty of young birds using the feeding station - the usual mixture of tits and finches

Coal tit and Nuthatch seen either side of the feeding station area



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Wed 16th June - late morning

Reed Warbler showing on reedbed
Lots of Blue and Great Tit Fledgings
Coal Tit on feeders
Nuthatch seen towards Longshaw

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On the 30th May a Reed Warbler was singing at this site for it's second day.

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Spotted Flycatcher approx. 75 yards beyond the feeding station, in an ash tree by the 3 boulders in the pools there.

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Late news for the 21st:

Female Brambling in the feeding station pm.
6 Buzzards over around midday.

Nearby, just to the south of the water park-

On the 20th March:

70+ Chaffinch, a few Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting near Park Road, Longshaw.

21st March:

30+ Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting and 5 Chaffinch near Park Road, Longshaw.

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-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 22nd of March 2010 10:00:34 PM

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2 Crossbill over NW at 07:15 this morning.

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Between Orrell Water Park and Longshaw on the 17th March:

There are mobile flocks of Yellowhammers (30+), Chaffinch (25+) and Reed Bunting (8+). In the evening there was a female Stonechat at grid ref SD 5366 0222 (a definate migrant given the winter) and 12 Meadow Pipits flew north at the same location.

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Quick visit 15.00 16.00

the g c grebe on the lower lake has found a mate,lots of mallard.coot and moorhen
the feeding station was very busy,gs pecker,coal tit and more chaffinch than you could shake a stick at,alas no bramblingno.gifno.gif

cheers geoffbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

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1 Brambling at the feeding station this morning
70+ Chaffinch
1 Reed Bunting
3 Siskin on top lake island with 10 Goldfinch
1 Great Crested Grebe on lower lake

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3/2/10 PM

3 Brambling (1 m) at the feeders early afternoon
1 Willow Tit
1 Coal Tit
1 Reed Bunting
3 Common Gull & 1 Pied Wagtail on the lower lake

Surrounding fields:

c15 Yellowhammer
40+ Goldfinch
9 Fieldfare

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Saturday 30 January 2010

At least one Brambling at the feeding station early afternoon.

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At the feeding station today: 50 Chaffinch, 30 Greenfinch, 10 Bullfinch and a male Brambling

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The following were present yesterday on the feeders or hedges around the play area:

30+ Chaffinch
10+ Greenfinch
1 Bullfinch
1 Coal Tit
4 Reed Bunting
1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Brambling (male & female)
2 Yellowhammers

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5 Yellowhammers in the Greenslate Meadows LNR, again nr the footpath to Winstanley College, Kingfisher on the brook nr the reedbed, 126 Mallard on the upper lake in a small open area above the overflow, Dunnock in song

-- Edited by dave broome on Wednesday 13th of January 2010 07:13:36 PM

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4/11/09 Mid morning

2 Yellowhammers near the entrance to Winstanley College fields
1 Willow Tit & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker at the feeders
2 Coal Tit
30+ Redwing over
18 Collared Doves near the island
118 Canada Geese

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Pr Great Crested Grebe feeding 2 well grown young on Lower Lake

Cheers Jimmy

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Kingfisher around the island on the upper lake this morning
Great Crested Grebes nesting on the lower lake and possibly on the upper
Whitethroat singing just outside the south end of the park

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2pm today

Brambling (still!) at feeding station
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Gt. crested Grebe
plus all the usual stuff
Mike Unsworth

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Willow warbler and Brambling present this morning (5th)

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This Morning At the Feeding Station
6 Brambling 4m 2f
Pr Bullfinch
1 Water Rail
Info thanks to David Stanley


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2 Water Rails at the feeding station this morning, one of which was showing ridiculously well at close range in front of the screen. Very photogenic and is regular there apparently, also male Brambling

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Kingfisher on the upper lake this morning
Yellowhammer at the feeding station

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Wed 13th: A Green Sandpiper calling over the south end of the park, late morning. I was at work, inspecting land at nearby Greenslate Farm, so didn't have opportunity to follow it up, but it seemed to be flying off west

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