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Newton, Hyde. 30+ Waxwings feeding on the Rowans on the corner of Talbot Road and St Marys Road.

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5 Waxwing circling over Four Lane Ends Over Hulton at 3.30pm today

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John Watson wrote:

There's a report of a birder being attacked, possibly by travellers, at Hindley. Take care folks


It's unfortunately not a report but a fact (though involved ’a’ traveller) having personally discussed it with the person in question. The incident happened on a public footpath just south of Low Hall Park close to the permanent traveller site there so it is indeed best to avoid that particular area.



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There's a report of a birder being attacked, possibly by travellers, at Hindley. Take care folks



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9 Waxwings in tall trees by the entrance to Hindley Green business park at 2pm today.

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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A single Waxwing again, flew in from the north off the moors at 11:10 hrs and landed in the plantation in the NE corner of the reservoir. I watched the bird for ten minutes hawking over the plantation in the sunshine and landing repeatedly at the top of a tall willow. It attracted the attention of two Reed Buntings, which landed in the same tree and one followed it in flight on one of its sallies. This is the location Watergrove Waxwing SD909184

Someone else was looking for the bird at 12:30 but was unable to locate it.

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One at Watergrove Reservoir this morning. Trilling from a hawthorn below the car park (east facing slope).

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One in the Europarts car park in Bredbury this afternoon.

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One in the Europarts car park in Bredbury this afternoon.

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Bumping this thread as its not coming up in searches.

Looks to be a good winter ahead again and a matter of time before sightings start coming in. Some seen not too far away in Glossop and Haslingdon.

 

Anyone got any good spots with lots of berries to keep an eye on?



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Waxwing still present midday Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever also 2 singing Chiffchaff at the gravel pits.

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Waxwing still present Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever 8am this morning.

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Michael Hood wrote:

Saw it on Friday [17th Feb] morning, a new species for me

I wonder if it'll stay there until the food's depleted - it's got quite a lot of berries to itself at the moment.


 Looks like the berries haven't run out yet smile



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Waxwing still present Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever this morning. Wasnt seen yesterday when I passed through the area twice.

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Waxwing again Laurel avenue, Darcey Lever at 16:00. 



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Single Waxwing still Darcy Lever at lunchtime, usual place.

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Waxwing arrived around 2pm and stayed until after 2 30 at least.

 

Nice to meet and chat to Paul Carter there and Gordon Yates and un-named man from Horwich for who it was a first.  

 

Had a bouncy flight almost like a Great Spotted Woodpecker then thought Starling or Redwing.  First time I have seen one on it's own!   

 

Thought I posted earlier but didn't submit.   



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I've been informed that the Waxwing is still present this morning in the usual area of Darcy Lever.

Thanks.

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My first birding of the year apart from counting feral pigeons from a hospital bed most of January with a life threatening illness - but couldn't think of a nicer way to resume birding with this most beautiful of winter migrants.

2pm to 3pm still showing well on Laurel Ave, Darcy Lever, Bolton gorging on the berries.



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Single Waxwing still present Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever at lunchtime.

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The male Waxwing showed well at 9.15 this morning at Laurel Ave, Darcy Lever, feeding in the large Cotoneaster tree for 5 minutes before flying over to other side of the road and sitting up in a large tree.



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Single Waxwing still present Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever at lunchtime.

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Laurel Avenue Waxwing noted mobile early this afternoon, also seen on Moses Gate CP Gravel Pit area approx 13:30 then disappeared from view.

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Single Waxwing still present Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever mid-afternooon (has been missing for an hour or two late morning).

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Saw it on Friday morning, a new species for me

I wonder if it'll stay there until the food's depleted - it's got quite a lot of berries to itself at the moment.



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Waxwing still present on Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever this morning.

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2;45pm 

Single waxwing still on Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever. 



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Darcy lever Bird flew off north about 4;30pm and hasn't returned.

Some pics of the lonesome bird taken yesterday afternoon.



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Still showing well in Laurel Avenue , Darcy Lever, at 3.30pm



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Single Waxwing still on Laurel Avenue, Darcy Lever, Bolton this morning.

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2 Waxwings Darcy Lever in Bolton early this morning, on Laurel Avenue. Only one bird was present when I left at 9am.

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Heard and then seen, ten flew from trees behind Old Courts and west over Wigan Wallgate Station 10.45am today

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3 waxwings flew over me at around 3.30 today at the bridge over the river near Elton towards Newbank Garden Centre

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4 Waxwings seen, and heard, in flight at Coldhurst Community Park, Oldham at midday, heading towards Werneth Mill / Tescos / Aldi, Chadderton, not relocated but could still be in the area

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Guilty as charged Ian, my apologies. Typing on a phone in the field is my only excuse!!!!

 

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 Non necessary Phil, we’ve all done it wink



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Guilty as charged Ian, my apologies. Typing on a phone in the field is my only excuse!!!!

 

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Thank you all for the update.

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Could I just ask everyone to put the areas of Waxwing sightings on each post please.

This enables anyone not having read previous posts to still know what areas they relate to and not have to either trawl back through the thread or indeed start checking google maps!

Cheers.

 

(Originally posted on this thread five days ago but seemingly fallen of deaf ears confuse)



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Late post for yesterday:
Visited Buckfield Avenue, Ordsall yesterday On arrival got out of the car and 5 Waxwings
landed in the tree. They stayed for less than a minute before flying off over the
houses.Meanwhile lots of Redwings, a few Fieldfares and a Mistle Thrush were
in the trees around the avenue. Stayed for about an hour until about 1.00 pm
when they returned.This time about 25 - 30.They didn't linger either flying off
over the houses after a couple of minutes.



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2 At Pennington Flash on the south bank 14.55 this afternoon ,flew off west towards the boat clubs 



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1 high up in tree on West Park Street st, Ordsall 10:30. Phil



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12 briefly by Chorlton High School along Chorlton Brook before flying towards Nell Lane estate. 09.15



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- 21 Waxwings on Windmill Avenue behind Buckfield Avenue, Ordsall. 11.38am.

Now on berries on Buckfield Avenue

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Sunday 13th of January 2019 11:40:18 AM





The Waxwings at Ordsall were a bit skittish earlier. They seemed to disperse a little in between the couple of visits they made to the berries. There was quite a few Black-headed Gulls in the area that may have spooked them, I left the area shortly after 12pm and theyd not been to the berries in a while.


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20 waxwings on two Rowans on Buckfield Avenue up West Park St 12.00pm today. Wont last more than a few days before its stripped. Also Fieldfare, Redwing and Mistle thrushes pics attached

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- 21 Waxwings on Windmill Avenue behind Buckfield Avenue, Ordsall. 11.38am. Now on berries on Buckfield Avenue

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c20 waxwings just flown overhead trilling away whilst I was stood on pomona, they came from the direction of hulme & flew towards ordSall, Salford probably heading to buckfield avenue, ordsall, Salford.

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Just prior to 3pm there were 10 Waxwings in the tops of tall trees beyond the end of West Park Street, Ordsall (as you walk past the 'blocks' towards Colman Gardens). They were with c.40 Redwings and 10 Fieldfares. The flock flew off without re-visiting the berries which they usually feed on in Buckfield Avenue, which was our hope! The berry bush did however host a couple of Mistle Thrushes, c.8 Starlings and 2 Goldfinches. Nice to meet & chat to Steve Judge & look forward to showing him round Newchurch in the future smile

 



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Andy Bissitt wrote:

Chris Sutton wrote:

Having searched Chimney Pots and Gartside yesterday without luck I tried Ordsall today. At Gartside a few berries left but had workmen under the trees so not promising during working hours.

Success in Ordsall.

7 waxwing on a tree on the corner of Buckfield Avenue and West Park Street at 12 pm today. Trees on Buckfield Avenue still loaded with berries so may be around a while.
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Sorry this is not about further sightings but a bit more personal. I'd have bet my life savings that waxwings would never appear in the street I was literally born in (West Park St.). Truly an unexpected event if ever there was one.

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Andy, the Waxwings have been round that area before. I had no less than 61 birds in winter of 2016 literally a couple of streets away from there, Ryall Avenue, Robert Hall St, and St.Josephs RC School.

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Ordsall, junction of Buckfield Avenue and West Park Street 10.30am

10/12 Waxwing feeding on Rowan berries, Probably enough berries on the tree to last a couple of days.
Also there,
Redwing C30
Fieldfare 5


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Chris Sutton wrote:

Having searched Chimney Pots and Gartside yesterday without luck I tried Ordsall today. At Gartside a few berries left but had workmen under the trees so not promising during working hours.

Success in Ordsall.

7 waxwing on a tree on the corner of Buckfield Avenue and West Park Street at 12 pm today. Trees on Buckfield Avenue still loaded with berries so may be around a while.
Chris


Sorry this is not about further sightings but a bit more personal. I'd have bet my life savings that waxwings would never appear in the street I was literally born in (West Park St.). Truly an unexpected event if ever there was one.

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