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Post Info TOPIC: KINGSWAY (Business Park), Rochdale.


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KINGSWAY (Business Park), Rochdale.


Cheers for that Rob

-- Edited by Steve Thomson on Wednesday 23rd of April 2014 04:22:00 PM

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Steve Thomson wrote:

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Could anyone tell me the best place to park for here have never been and not quite sure where it is





Come off the M62 at Milnrow and there is a turn off for Kingswsy Business Park. I normally park on one of the roundabouts as the business park is incomplete and the roundabouts have mounds of earth acting as stoppers on some of the exits if you get my meaning.
Cheers

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Hi guys

Could anyone tell me the best place to park for here have never been and not quite sure where it is

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Two yellow wagtails at 15:30 and a sedge warbler singing across the road from the giant puddle (towards Turf Hill).

Chris J-B.


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3 Redshank
5 stunning Yellow Wagtails
1 White Wagtail
male Wheatear
1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler
1 Blackcap singing

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Originally posted this morning by Alan Nuttall:

Two Grasshopper warblers singing one individual showing rather well.
Cheers Alan

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A brief sojourn this aft' yielded:

3 little ringed plover
2 ringed plover and
2 redshank.

Regards, Chris Jepson-Brown.

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Quick stop off en route back to the M62 after getting the Garganey.
Cold and windy, not that much about.
A few Lapwing
A handful of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Black-headed Gulls
1 Common Gull standing out from the rest.
1 Skylark above.
A handful of Meadow Pipit over.
A few Pied Wagtail.
Redshank heard but not seen.




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Originally posted today by Alan Nuttall:

Shelduck present early this morning,Cheers Alan

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Quick visit this morning

Redshank 1
Ringed Plover - pair have been present all week
Lapwing 17 (67 on Wednesday)
Teal 18 (there were 31 on Wednesday)


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08.00-08.30

Teal 19
Mallard 6
Black Headed Gull 79
Common Gull 6
Herring Hull 51
Lesser Black Backed Gull 9
Ringed Plover 2
Lapwing 18
Meadow Pipit2

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An adult Yellow-legged Gull was present this afternoon loafing with other gulls on the frozen pool here before flying off east at about 1430. Presumably the same bird was also present last Sunday afternoon, although viewing conditions were much better today.



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26th Dec 13:20-13:50

Much of the water frozen, so very little around.

- 2 Meadow Pipit
- 1 Snipe over
- 200+ Lapwing in several groups flying around before heading off towards Milnrow

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Pair Shoveler for second day
19 Sipee
14 Teal
Cheers Alan

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Sun 22nd Sep - quick 10 minute visit around 13:15

Very low water levels on the ground, so not much action

- 2 Snipe (flew off)
- c8 Mistle Thrush (several small groups)
- Magpie
- c2 Meadow Pipit heard calling.

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Singing birds across just part of the site this morning included 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat and 13 Reed Bunting. biggrin

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Late this afternoon

Ringed Plover 5
Dunlin 7
Wheatear 1

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Singing birds across the site yesterday morning (6/5) included 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler and 9 Whitethroat.

Cheers,

Bill.

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0700-0730:-

1 Yellow Wagtail
1 White Wagtail
male Wheatear
Grasshopper Warbler reeling

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Visit this morning through to 2pm - Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, some singing Whitethroat - Alan Nuttall (nice to meet you Alan) had a Garden Warbler on the lane coming from the car-parking spot, but I couldn't relocate it, - 1 Coal Tit, 1 Grey Heron, Skylarks singing etc etc

Also, 2 Redshank, 2 Little-Ringed Plover, Lapwings, 1 White Wagtail

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A few other sightings from yesterday 25/4.

At 6.30 am - pair of Gadwall and 7 squabbling Moorhen and a Pheasant.

In the afternoon as bands of showers passed over - the Dunlin had increased to 4, 5 Yellow Wagtail (2 male, 3 female) and a small flock of 5 Greylag Geese dropped in during the middle of one of the heaviest showers.

2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling on 24/4.

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TREE PIPIT 1 flew over calling and appeared to land in a tree between Kingsway and Stanney Brook. I later heard it call again and then was surprised to hear it singing briefly but couldn't relocate it after that
Dunlin 3
Whitethroat 1 singing


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Late afternoon

Teal 9
Oystercatcher 1
Dunlin 2
Redshank 2
Ringed Plover 5
Little Ringed Plover 11
White Wagtail 4
Pied Wagtail 9

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Sunday 21st April. 07.00 - 08.15 hrs.

1 Yellow Wagtail (male).
5 White Wagtail.
7 Little Ringed Plover.
4 Lapwing.
5 Linnet.
1 Meadow Pipit.
1 Skylark singing.

Roger.

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Visit this evening - windy

Teal 6
Lapwing 9
Ringed Plover 8
Little Ringed Plover 9+
Dunlin 1
White Wagtail 11+
Pied Wagtail 5

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Thanks Steve,
I will have a scan around from footpaths either saturday or the beginning of next week.



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Paul Timmis wrote:

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Can you tell me where it is exactly.
I am looking at goggle map,all i can see is dry land,which looks interesting,but with the many birds spotted there being wetland birds,i'm not sure if that is it.
Doe's the A6193 run across the area i am looking for?






Google maps are always going to be out of date - particularly for a site like this.

However - approx 4 years ago Bill M wrote:

Officially you are not supposed to wander off from the pavements bordering the roads which currently carry traffic through the business park. I have to say that I have seen other people wandering off here, there and everywhere.... although it goes without saying this is something that I personally have never done
Seriously though, if you approaching from the Kingsway/Gordon Riggs end, there is a pool that can just about viewed from the first roundabout. From the second roundabout there is a large expanse of flat land that can be viewed quite easily - this area has, in times of higher rainfall, become flooded and sometimes holds many smaller pools and at different times of the year may hold waders, gulls, geese or flocks of passerines. This is usually the best spot and has generally had the best sightings so far. At the other end of the park and just before you get to junction 21 of the motorway there is a large pool, where water levels can change very quickly, this can be accessed via Harbour Lane and Ashfield Lane which are off Elizabethan Way.

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9.30-10.30 Wed 17th

1 common sandpiper
4 Ringed plover, 2 pairs, one pair mating
8 little ringed plover
2 common redshank
6 lapwing
4 teal
2 mallard
2 oystercatchers
at least 12 pied wagtails
4 white wagtails
12+ meadow pipits
2 skylarks in the sky singing
2 wheatear on the old farm (pair)
2 moorhens

All scared off when a large dog charged around in the water. After a few minutes it left and the birds returned.

Good hours birding

Cheers
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Hi
Can you tell me where it is exactly.
I am looking at goggle map,all i can see is dry land,which looks interesting,but with the many birds spotted there being wetland birds,i'm not sure if that is it.
Doe's the A6193 run across the area i am looking for?




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2 Dunlin this evening

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Originally posted by Dave Philips today:

Tuesday 16th am.

Two Yellow wagtails still around. Been a bit of a bogey bird for me so a very welcome and beautiful sight. Also White wagtails and Pied in good numbers. Redshank (2) . Little Ring and Ring Plovers also and Meadow Pipits. A few Swallows and Teal present as was my first Wheatear of the year. What a little gem of a site this is if only it could be preserved.
Cheers Dave Phillips.


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Quick stop off at lunchtime with Henry Cook:

Counted were a total of 20 White Wagtails amongst the Pied Wagtails.

Also present:

16 Little Ringed Plover
1 Redshank
1 Lapwing
3 Yellow Wagtails
1 Swallow
2 Skylarks

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 16th of April 2013 10:16:59 PM

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Whilst enjoying the yellow wagtails (cheers Simon) at circa 15:50, I also saw my first local swallow of the spring.

Regards, C J-B

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This must be one of my best birding days in Rochdale for many a year!
5 Blacktail Godwit
3 Redshank
1 Dunlin
2 Oystercatchers
6 Lapwing
4 Ringed Plover
8 Little Ringed Plover
22 Teal
2 Shelduck
2 Mallard
2 Moorhen
3 Yellow Wagtail
More than 6 White wagtail
More than 12 Pied Wagtail
More than 20 Meadow pipit
Linnet,Reed Bunting,4 Singing Skylark
2 Sand Martin

Cheers from a very happy Alan

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Early afternoon visit

Dunlin 3
Redshank 2
Little Ringed Plover 9
White Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 11
Swallow 2

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Likewise Simon. Don't forget to let me know if (or perhaps when?) you find any yellow wagtails there! wink

Chris

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Late post for yesterday:-

A male White Wagtail mid afternoon

And nearly as rare - Chris Jepson-Brown - good to see you again Chris
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Visit this evening

Teal 47
Gadwall 2 (pair)
Oystercatcher 2
Redshank 3
Little Ringed Plover 9
Lapwing 8
Pied Wagtail 9
Meadow Pipit 15+

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Visit this evening produced

Gadwall pair
Teal 27
Little Ringed Plover 4
Pied Wagtail 14

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Early morning visit and pool frozen over

Of note

6 Little Ringed Plover
8 Lapwing
3 Snipe

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Pools some 80% Frozen
1 Ringed plover
1 Redshank
7. Teal
16 Lapwing
4 Singing Skylark
2 LBB gull
150 Black headed Gull
1 male Kestrel
Cheers Alan

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Buzzard over mobbed by Carrion Crow
2 Ringed plover
1 Redshank
14 Lapwing
7 LBB Gull
3 Singing Skylark
24 Teal
1 Pied Wagtail
2 Linnet
Rochdale year list now 95 species,adding Buzzard,Linnet
cheers Alan

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3 Mute Swan
1 Dunlin
1 Redshank
2 Ringed Plover
flock of c.30 Wigeon circled and then headed off north-east around 08:00 - probably the Hollingworth Lake birds as the rowing club get started about 07:30

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1 Shelduck
23 Teal
19 Lapwing

Reed Bunting and Skylark singing

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21st February - 16:20

30 Lapwing
14 Wigeon

Russ

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17th February.

Up with the lark (literally) on a really lovely morning. 1 Ringed Plover - a few days earlier than anticipated.

Also 10+ Skylark - at least 3 singing, one of which was singing on the ground. c100 Lapwing, c35 Teal and 1 Meadow Pipit.

Cheers,

Bill.

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8th February.

3 male Reed Buntings back in a small area of suitable breeding habitat this morning. One sang briefly and then it had a bit of a disagreement with another male. No sign of any females today - I think this might be one of those species where the males try and establish and then hold a territory before the girls arrive back in town!

Not a lot else other than a flock of c60 Jackdaw. Have spent a while looking for Water Rail on Fenn's Pond this winter but without any luck to date - one was here Oct/Nov 2010.

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30th January.

Terrific views of a Kingfisher perched atop a bulrush head on Fenn's Pond this morning.

Also - c5 Redwing, Woodpigeons displaying, 1 Meadow Pipit, 1 Reed Bunting, c280 Black-headed Gull and c20 Common Gull.
I was just starting to enjoy great close-up views of a small rodent running out in the open across a pathway until it was pounced upon by a Kestrel.

First singing Skylark of the year (possibly a bit earlier than normal?), when 2 were present, with 1 singing briefly in the strong cold wind. And the next event scheduled on the Kingsway calendar? Ringed Plover putting in a first appearance sometime around 21st February? We'll see!

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1 Raven flew east calling
30 Teal
2 Bullfinches

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Bill Myerscough wrote:


Certainly the site has turned up some exciting birds over the last few years and there are still a number of interesting areas and habitats left at present for birds and wildlife, on what was once formerly farmland. It is however primarily, as the name suggests, a developing and working business park and sadly not the top-notch nature reserve that we would all love to have on our doorstep.




Ahem yes 'developing' indeed! as a sign seems to indicate that the current 'wetlands' seems destined to become a warehouse for JD Sports (isnt the world already over-supplied with sportswear?). Given that this was my first visit to the site in 6 months it may have been there for some time - I don't know. However, perhaps the takeover of JD Sports by Sports Direct will delay the building.

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