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


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RE: Kingsway Business Park, Rochdale.


28th September.

First light.

A flock of 11 Skylarks on the mudflats,
50+ Woodpigeon over,
1 Kestrel,
1 Reed Bunting,
5 Teal & 8 Moorhens on a small pond on the business park.

Looks like all good things must come to an end! bye.gif - it would appear that another phase of work is just getting underway - earth being moved and holes and hollows being filled in. There were some good birds here for a building site... while it lasted! crying.gif

Cheers,

Bill.

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22nd September.

A single lonely.gif juvenile Shelduck was feeding on the wetter parts of the mud flats here early this afternoon. biggrin.gif

Also a flock of 6 Mistle Thrush.
1 Swallow.

Cheers,

Bill.

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17th September.

A Barnacle Goose was amongst a small flock of Canada Geese that flew in. Presumably a feral bird - but maybe not at this time of year?

c140 gulls - mainly BH but 36 Common and 1 Lesser Black-backed counted.

No sign of any waders - and the pipits, finches and wagtails have all but gone from their usual spot. Maybe in a different, inaccessible part of the "reserve"?


Cheers,

Bill.

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11:50 to 12:30 hrs
Dunlin - 6
Ringed Plover - 1 juv.
Lapwing - 104 feeding & roosting on the pools
Meadow Pipit - 33 counted but almost certainly more present.

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5 pm

1 Whinchat
25+ Linnet
40+ Pied Wags
10+ Mipits

no waderscry.gif

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4th September.

Ringed Plover had increased to 7 birds this a.m - a good count for this area.
Dunlin - 3 birds present today.

Also c70 House Martins foraging over the mud flats and c10 Meadow Pipits on the mud.

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Bill.

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This morning-

Dunlin 2
Ringed Plover 4 (2 Juv)
Wheatear
70+ Linnet
5 sand martin

Info from Mark Rigby.


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1st September.

A flock of c80 Linnet,
4 Ringed Plover,
2 Dunlin,
2 Sand Martins.

Cheers,

Bill.

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21st August.

1 Kingfisher biggrin.gif.
1 Pheasant.
c5 Sand Martins.

Still plenty of Pied Wagtails & Lapwings but just small numbers of Linnets today.

Bill.

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19th August.

a.m.
- c60 Linnet.
- c70 House Martin & 1 Sand Martin.
- 1 Great Crested Grebe.
- c170 Lapwing.

p.m.
- c85 Lapwing on the mud flats here with 1 Golden Plover amongst them.
- c230 gulls - c30 Common, 4 LBB and the remainder Black-headed.
- plenty of Pied Wagtails still about. Plus Dunlin and Ringed Plover still here.

Spent a time checking through the Pied Wagtails hoping for a Yellow Wagtail and through the Linnet flocks hoping for Twite - but with no luck cry.gif ........ yet! hmm.gif

Heard today that there was a Turnstone here on 19th July. Same day that the Sanderlings and Black Tailed Godwits passed through.


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Bill.



-- Edited by Bill Myerscough at 15:50, 2008-08-19

-- Edited by Bill Myerscough at 15:52, 2008-08-19

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You could ask Steve Atkins at GMEU if he could get one of the staff to liaise with Rochdale - Fran Comyn at Rochdale would be the person to contact first, or Barry Simons. I don't know what Section 106 conditions were laid down when the planning permission was given - as it wasn't destroying a site of interest, there may not have been any. I haven't seen this site yet so difficult to give an opinion.

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Sunday 17th August

MED GULL - juv moulting into 1st winter plumage - flew off east at 1840
Dunlin 4
Ringed Plover 2
Teal 23
Linnet 25+
Pied Wagtail 30+
Sparrowhawk 1 - chasing wagtails and sitting on the mud for long periods

Med Gull is still a major rarity in Rockerdale - slightly disappointed it's not worth any tournament points cry.gif

Judith - is there no way we can get Rochdale council to preserve this small area for wildlife rather than turning into yet more industrial warehousing??

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KINGSWAY (Business Park), Rochdale.


16th August.

4 Dunlin,
2 Ringed Plover,
40+ Pied Wagtail,
c15 Linnet,
c130 gulls - numbers of gulls has been much higher than this recently - today mostly Black-headed - but 4 Common and 3 Lesser Black-backed also present.
c220 Lapwing,
30 House Martin,
Begging juveniles of both Greenfinch and Goldfinch.

I have been told this morning that the work that has been on-going in the main area of this building site and which is the location where all the waders have been seen this year has now been completed for the time being. smile.gifbiggrin.gif This area has also recently had - Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Ringed Plover and Sanderling. Lets hope for some rain and some more "good" birds! pray.gifpray.gif

Cheers,

Bill.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 15th of May 2009 07:00:17 PM

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