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RE: KINGSWAY (Business Park), Rochdale.


bird seen today are,song thrush 2....,chaffinch....,blackbird....,great tit....,blue tit....,h.sparrow....,wren....,reed bunting 2 pair....,pheasant calling....,robin....,magpie....,c.crow....,woodpigeon....,dunnock....,goldfinch,,,,skylark 5....,mallard 3m....,lapwing 3....,canada goose 2....,willow warbler 7 in song....,redshank 2....,linnet 1.....,grasshopper warbler 2 reeling....,black headed gull 2....,ringed plover 1 ....,common snipe 7....,moorhen 2....,meadow pipit 3....,chiffchaff 2 ....,grey heron 1....,G.S.woodpecker druming....,common whitethroat 1....,coot pair....,greenfinch 2....starling 5.....,jackdaw....,collard dove 1....,and 1 weasel.thanks john

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a quick walk round,birds seen are,common gull 1....,black headed gull 5....,lapwing 4....,ringed plover pair....,redshank 3....,willow warbler 3 in song....,mallard1 pair +1m....,linnet 5....,meadow pipit 3....,skylark 4....,mistle thrush 1 in flight....,pied wagtail 1...,swallow 5...,.later john

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Mid-day.

Wheatear 1f, flew off over the warehouse high NW.
Redshank x 3.
Little Ringed Plover x 1.
Swallows x 4
Sand Martin x 2.

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Wheatear, by 'the big puddle' this morning, also a small gathering of swallows flew through.

Regards, Chris J-B.

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a walk round today 12 april 2015.blackbird....,wren....,robin....,dunnock....,great tit....,blue tit....,canada goose 2 pair....,chaffinch 4 in song....,woodpigeons...,c.crow sat on nest....,lapwing 3....,linnet 3....,skylark 4....,meadow pipit 1....,mallard 5 pair....,moorhen 2....,reed bunting 3 m in song...,magpies...,jackdaws...,b.h.gull 3...,l.b.b.gull 1 1st winter...,goldfinch 6....,grey heron 1....,chiffchaff 2 in song....,willow warbler 3 in song....,teal 2 pair....,song thrush 1....,h.sparrow 4...,pheasant calling....,starling 7 and 1 fox.thanks john

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walk round birds seen,swallow 2....,redshank 3....,l.b.b.gull 2 AD...., b.h.gull 8....,lapwing 6....,chaffinch 3 in song....,goldfinch 5 in flight...,moorhen 2....,mallard 2 pair....,pied wagtail 1 pair....,magpie 18....,jackdaw 20 +....,grey heron 2 AD....,starling 12....,woodpigeon 7....,skylark 1 in song....,meadow pipit 1..., mistle thrush pair....,coot pair.thanks john

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Little ringed plover, briefly, late this afternoon, which soon flew off high towards the north-east. Also ringed plover and lapwing.

Regards, C. Jepson-Brown

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Mid-afternoon visit
Not much on main pool...
3 Black-headed Gulls
1 Magpie
1 Raven over
2 Meadow Pipit
2 Skylark in full singing voice
2 Blue Tit

...thought I'd try other side for a change near Takeuchi factory
4 Reed Bunting
2 Wren
Great Tits
Blue Tits
Robins
Blackbirds

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birds seen today are ,oystercatcher 4 in flight....,lapwing 4....,h sparrow 5....,chaffinch 8...., long tailed tit pair building nest...,blackbird....,skylark 2 in song...., meadow pipit 2....,c.crow....,woodpigeon 15....,great tit 3 in song....,reed bunting 2 in song....,moorhen 4 birds....,redshank 1....,mallard 2 pair + 1m....,coot pair...., chiffchaff in song....,bullfinch 1 pair.thanks john

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a walk round today,,,mallard 5,,moorhen 4,,skylark 7,,long tailed tits,,great tits,,robin,,wren,,meadow pipit 3,bullfinch calling,,blackbird,,chaffinch,,reed bunting 2 in song,,kestrel male,,magpie,,canada goose 7,,redshank 1,,teal 2m,1f,,goldfinch 5,,water rail calling,,coot pair,,chiffchaff 1 in song,,redwing 4,,starlings,,b.h.gull 13,,heron 1,,l.b.b.gull 3,,ringed plover note of interest,i ve been watching kingsway business park since 2008,and so far i have seen 81 species of birds, john webb

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p.m. tacho break...most birds I've seen in a while here.

Teal - 12 (6 pairs)
Mallard - 4 (2 pairs)
Lapwing - 15
Redshank - 7
Herring Gull - 1
Carrion Crow - 8
Meadow Pipit - 2
Skylark - 1 (inadvertantly flushed it and it landed in long grass again)
Reed Bunting - 3 (all males)
Blackbird - 1
Great Tit - 1

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common buzzard seen at kingsway business park 22 march 2015

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Been quiet here recently Late afternoon 2 Ringed Plover - pair 4 Redshank 4 Lapwing 2 Teal 6 Mallard

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Late post for Wednesday 11th March

Afternoon tacho break, 45 minutes produced very little except a male Sparrowhawk that came dashing towards the wagon and perched up close on the 'Private Land' signpost at the parking roundabout providing an excellent opportunity for a decent photo!

Other than that the only birds were flyovers...
2 Black-headed Gulls
2 Carrion Crows
A few Jackdaws and Magpies

Nothing on the ground at all

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A lone sand martin flew through this morning, heading SE, at circa 8:50 am. I'm fairly confident that this is my earliest ever in Milnrow and its environs.

Regards, C. Jepson-Brown

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Currently on a Tacho break (3.25pm)

Black-headed Gulls - approx 50-60
Common Gulls - 2
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 (flying round patrolling)

All the Gulls were put up by the sudden appearance of a Kestrel but I also think the LB-b Gull may have spooked them. Only the Common Gulls returned with the LB-b Gull still flying round.

2 Carrion Crow
1 Grey Heron (over)

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Late post for yesterday.

Tacho break at 2.45pm produced hardly anything.

Not a single bird on the main area which has plenty of water now.
1 Carrion Crow balancing in the wind on road sign at mini roundabout
1 Magpie on boundary mesh fencing near to factory
4 Black-headed Gulls over but didn't stop

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Late post for yesterday.

Approx 11.30am, quick look in whilst on way home from Huddersfield.
Lapwing - probably around 70
Black-headed Gulls - around 40
Few Carrion Crow
Kestrel - 1 hunting near last roundabout before M62

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Nice to record a single Water Rail on one of the various small ponds.They all look good for this species .Perhaps there are more?
Water Rail
3 pied Wagtail
10 meadow pipit
Cheers Alan

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Alan Nuttall wrote:

Kingsway does seem to be a good location for Jacksnipe,it was nice to record this species today.Its strange that this time last year we had counts of over 100 common Snipe.This year we are lucky to see two or three ,what has happened?
1 Jacksnipe
3 Snipe
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Hi Alan,

Weren't the very large flocks of Snipe at Kingsway around two years ago and not one year? I know as we all get older we try to be a bit more economical with the truth about the years passing....so using your formula of one for every two, I'm pleased now that I've still got my 30th birthday to look forward to!

Pleased to read that you are still digging out some good birds like Jack Snipe at Kingsway.


Cheers,

Bill.


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Kingsway does seem to be a good location for Jacksnipe,it was nice to record this species today.Its strange that this time last year we had counts of over 100 common Snipe.This year we are lucky to see two or three ,what has happened?
1 Jacksnipe
3 Snipe
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Virtually nothing at all.

1 Carrion Crow
2 Jackdaw (over)
2 Magpie
1 Black-headed Gull (over)

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On tacho break pm today

-2 Skylark inadvertently flushed at close range
-1 very active Wheatear
-Linnet and Goldfinch in small groups
-Magpie / Carrion Crow / Jackdaw few of each
- 2 Woodpigeon
- possible Redstart heard near the old brick building

...and a 'possible' Ring Ouzel over in direction of M62. Blackbird shape and giving a kind of a 'chuck' sound, could've well been a Blackbird but my thought was it was flying higher than I'd've expected a Blackbird to, possible R.O. on it's way out?
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Greenshank was showing well at 11 am

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A Greenshank currently (08:30) at the back of the area.
Not much water to attract the birds and there's lots of vegetation that could be hiding any others that may be present.

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Just looked at some of the poor distance shots of some of the Linnet flock and as suspected it looks like there's Redpoll (presume Lesser) and what looks like Chaffinch in there too. The dark wing bars on these 2 species have given the illusion as being a lot darker. They were at distance and very mobile so that's my excuse.
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Today 1.30 - 2.15pm

Huge flock of Linnet with some other finches noticeably darker brown in colour, very mobile over the pools which have retained quite a bit of the rain. At least 40+ birds
4 Goldfinch
1 Kestrel
4 Lapwing
2 Black-headed Gulls
2 Herring Gulls
3 Swallows
1 House Martin
2 Meadow Pipit flushed within feet
3 Skylark flushed within feet
4 juv Pied Wagtail
Carrion Crow and Magpie dotted about

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a quick visit from 1.15pm

1 juvenile little ringed plover
1 snipe
3 chiffchaffs
1 reed bunting
several house martins & swifts over
1 swallow

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Tacho break 1.50pm - 2.35pm

Surprisingly, despite the warm weather, there's actually some remains of the pools.

No waders of any sort seen
4 Skylark (flushed accidentally within feet)
2 Reed Bunting
1 male Kestrel (hovering then hunting low over ground)
1 Jay
5 Carrion Crow (2 sunbathing)

The following I can only give approx numbers due to flight nature of the species or the birds being obscured at ground level by vegetation...

Sand Martin approx 5 - 10
House Martin approx 15 - 20
Swallow approx 25+
Black-headed Gull 10+ flying in but lost them

...and on the ground...
Woodpigeon
Pied Wagtail
Starling


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1 Green sandpiper
2 Ringed Plover
2 Little Ringed Plover
Cheers Alan

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

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Green Plover Rob?





Sorry, I mean Lapwing, I used to call them Green Plover, mental block!
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What, in the Victorian era biggrin



I'm not exactly spring chicken mate!
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Rob Creek wrote:

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Sorry, I mean Lapwing, I used to call them Green Plover, mental block!
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Sorry, I mean Lapwing, I used to call them Green Plover, mental block!
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Green Plover Rob?

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Quick visit whilst up at Hollingworth Lake, had trouble posting this due to poor signal, seem to get an on and off data signal up there. Was hoping for a Green Sandpiper but didn't manage one whilst I was there.

Of note...
2 Skylark
6 Green Plover
Oystercatcher heard, I looked up and as suspected it was just a flyover, it didn't land probably due to the ever decreasing puddle as you rightly point out Chris, there's hardly anything left of it!


Other birds...a few Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Jackdaws, and a flock of about 20-25 Starling.




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Green sandpiper present at circa 15:30, right on the far side of the almost gone puddle.

Cheers, Chris J-B.

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A Green Sandpiper present this morning an adult bird.
3 Redshank
But no Kittiwake!
Cheers Alan

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Late news for yesterday, when an adult Kittiwake was present at 5pm.

Info thanks to Dave Ousey

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Finally caught up with a Rochdale bird that as eluded me for many a year.I was out checking the flash when Simon fantastically found a couple of Little Egrets.The birds only stayed a short while flying off to the East around 1100hrs.
Well done Simon another Kingsway bird.What will birders think in years to come when they eventually build a large shed on our ever surprising Kingsway.Cheers Alan

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Although it is quite late for Barnacle Goose, I have noticed on birdguides that there have been some fairly late flocks passing along the east coast during May, and it has, of course, now been proven that wild Barnacle Geese have made it to Greater Manchester :)

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No sign of any Barnacle Geese at Kingsway at 1-20pm today
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I have to agree with Alan that these birds were striking both in their pristine plumage and their very wary behaviour, and were quite unlike the 'plastic' Barnacles you often see - their appearance during heavy overnight rain also makes me suspicious they could be wild birds on migration, but unfortunately without a wing tag or ring I guess we'll never know. Bet they are gone tomorrow though, and in Svalbard by the end of the week!

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Originally posted today by Alan Nuttall:

I added another site record for Kingsway this morning.Two splendid Barnacle goose with no rings and behaving for all intense and purpose like wild birds.Plastic I thought...fail the bread test..but why?its the correct time of the year for migrants,winds correct,low cloud over the Pennines.No Canada's for them to associate with.Why can we not record these birds?
I know that it is very difficult to decide if any goose or duck is truly wild but these are the closest to wild Geese I have ever observed in Rochdale.Cheers Alan

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A possible Garden Warbler was the main highlight, roughly in the spot last year - in the bushes along the path leading to the 'old house' from the main road - however it was not seen and subsequently stopped singing.

Also, 1 House Martin.

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5-6pm

hundreds of hirundines whizzing around majority swifts & house martins with few swallows & sand martins, the swifts were awesome as they were whizzing past me within a couple of feet smile
1 oystercatcher
4 redshanks
3 dunlins
4 lapwings
2 willow warblers
2 linnets
4 reed buntings
1 skylark

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This lunch time 12:00 till 12:30

2 Redshank
1 Oystercatcher
3 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
1 Yellow Wagtail fem.
Lots of Swift, Swallow, Sand and House Martin.

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Had Grasshopper Warbler reeling on both sides of the roundabout this morning (c. 5:45am) Managed my first record shot of one

Good number of Sedge Warbler on the Turf Hill side of the Roundabout





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Greenshank present this morning along with,2 Oystercatchers,4 Redshank.
Cheers Alan

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4 reeling Grasshopper Warbler on the opposite side of the road/roundabout from the main pool plus the usual's this morning

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Superb breeding plumage Bar-tailed Godwit present currently at 3:10pm, along with single Dunlin and Yellow Wagtail.

Info thanks to Alan Nuttall

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