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Post Info TOPIC: Dukinfield, Ashton, Stalybridge


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RE: Dukinfield, Ashton, Stalybridge


A Coot was an unusual bird for the Ashton Canal just east of Guide bridge this morning.



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2+Siskin in Aldi car park in Stalybridge 



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Peregrine Falcon from Whitelands Road in Stalybridge yesterday evening on it's favorite chimney.



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8 Goosander on the canal in Armentiers Square in Stalybridge this morning. 4 drakes. 



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12 Siskin in Alder on Aldi car park in Stalybridge at 09:15 this morning.



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Quiet around Dukinfield today with a lot of common species missing.

I took a walk down by the river. Highlights included

Grey Heron
A pair of Goosander
Goldcrest with a mixed Tit flock
c8 Redwing

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2 Dipper on the Tame in Stalybridge near Corporation Street this morning.



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Single Drake Goosander this morning



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8 Goosander this morning, with 4 males.



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3 Goosander, 1 a male, on the Ashton canal between Portland Basin and Guide Bridge this morning.



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Drake Goosander fishing on canal by Tesco this afternoon.

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Kingfisher on Huddersfield Canal in Stalybridge between Caroline Street and Melbourne Street this evening.



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Sat, Oct 7th 2023

3 Ring-necked Parakeets circling round Stalybridge Celtic football ground, Bower Fold, Stalybridge at 16.40 hrs.

Roger.

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Two female/juv type Goosander on the Tame as I passed on my way home this evening.

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Drake Goosander on the Ashton canal this morning. Muscovy pair displaying again at boat yard in Guide Bridge. 2 Chiffchaff.



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Hirundine from the car near Argos on The Snipe in Ashton heading West. Probably a Sand Martin but you never know... no binoculars.



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Kingfisher at Portland Basin this morning. 3 Muscovy Duck also.



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Female Mandarin Duck on Ashton canal this morning. 2 Muscovy duck, 2+ Chiffchaff.



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7 Mute Swan cygnets now fully grown, still with parents. Muscovy Duck pair too. Chiffchaffand Grey Wagtail. All on Ashton canal this morning



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Nice to see the 7 cygnets still looking fit and healthy with 2 adult Mute Swans still on the Ashton Canal. Muscovy pair stlll displaying.

 



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2 Goosander on the Tame at Portland Basin this morning. 2 Muscovy Duck on the canal West past Guide Bridge, one almost fully black, one mostly white. displaying to each other.



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Goosander on The Tame at Portland basin



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5th July.

Just had 2 Swift wheeling above home, Mottram Road, Stalybridge (thought I heard one on Monday evening ??) ...... first I've seen here in seven years !

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7 Mute Swan cygnets with 2 adults still on the Ashton Canal.



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Kingfisher on Ashton canal between Portland basin and Guide Bridge this morning.



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Mute Swans still with 7 cygnets on the Ashton Canal



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Tues May 23rd.

3 Ring-necked Parakeets flew over Morrisons, Dukinfield at 18.30 hrs.

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Kingfisher on Ashton canal this morning just West of Portland Basin. Further along towards Droylsden the Mute Swan pair have 7 cygnets. Grey wagtail also.



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5 House Martin around their traditional haunt at 'bottom' of Yew Tree Lane in Dukinfield yesterday.



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Armentiers Square in Stalybridge from. 5-7 this evening for the Street Feast.

Nice to see 14 Common Swift over, with a Peregrine Falcon and Common Buzzard. 



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Common Sandpiper still present this morning



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Maybe slightly out of area, but a Common Sandpiper this morning on the Ashton canal between Guide Bridge and Droylsden between bridges 20 and 21



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An Oystercatcher flew out of Portland Basin this morning at 7am, and 3 Goosander(2drakes) were on the canal. On the Tame from Shepley Street 2 drake Mandarin Duck at 16:30.



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10+ Sand Martin on the Tame from Bailey Street 



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Sat 25th March.

Firecrest still present in Dukinfield Park. Picked it up in the holly bushes to the R/hand side of the Grenville St (top) gate, as if you were stood in the park looking out.
Had half a dozen brief views as it was hunting around the boles of the trees .. only about 9 ins off the ground.
It was the only "crest" I saw today ... a few Nuthatch and a cracking Mistle Thrush on the old now disused bowling green.

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Brief views of the Firecrest in Dukinfield Park this morning whilst chatting to Pete about Gulls, it literally popped up on the branch of a bare tree then disappeared into a conifer.
Id heard it a little earlier which afforded rubbish silhouette views of it flitting around (image below from last Saturday).

Also of note
- 6 Goldcrest
- 1 Nuthatch
- 2 Coal Tits
- few Long-tailed Tits
- 2 showy tame Wrens
- 1 f Chaffinch
Nice to meet Sam Glennie today too

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Sunday 19th of March 2023 10:17:55 PM

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The Firecrest showed briefly again about 11am in a bare tree before disappearing back into a thick conifer, this was just on east side nr top of bowling green.

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An hour or so around the park this morning yielded a fleeting flight view of the firecrest as it zipped at tree-top height from the far NE corner of the park to the conifers on the S side of the bowling green, followed by a frustrating half minute trying to get a decent view before it disappeared. Main conclusion being that, when it was calling, it was very distinctive, but as soon as it stopped, it has plenty of space to hide. Will try again at some point.

Other notables included a starling doing a brilliant curlew impression, a dead sparrowhawk (close to SE corner of green) and a singing chiffchaff (on the estate just N of the park)



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17/3/23 Dukinfield Park

After a fruitless hour and a half search early afternoon the Firecrest was seen in it's favoured Holly Trees at the top of the park at 5pm.

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No sign of Firecrest this afternoon from 14:45-15:45 around bowling green in duckinfield park but several coal tits and Goldcrests kept me interested

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I managed to get a half decent photo this morning.

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Firecrest showing well this morning behind the bowling green at Dukinfield park at 8:30.

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Sat 11th March
Afternoon visit, Lucass idea as he wanted to go to the adventure playground. Few other birders on site, nice to see Vicky Harper.

- Firecrest still around top end of the bowling green. Easy to pick up when it started calling but it was quick and elusive. We did get a couple of good views whilst it was moving around.

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- 4 Goldcrests
- 1 Nuthatch
- 1 Coal Tit
- 2 Redwing
- 1 Wren

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Firecrest still showing in North East corner (Above Bowling green) @ 3.45pm

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Firecrest showed well this morning for 5 minutes in a bare tree
Just above bowling green.

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7/3/2023 Dukinfield Park

Firecrest seen again this morning at around 7.15, it was in the trees on the south edge of the big circle near the swing park.
A Redwing was singing again and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was around this morning drumming briefly.
Also singing, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Chaffinch and a Greenfinch.



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I did thanks. Seen again in the holly next to the top entrance.

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Firecrest still haunting the bowling green at lunchtime but *very* elusive. Hope the chap I was with managed better than fleeting views after I left.

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6-3-23 Dukinfield Park

Firecrest seen high in the trees along the central path adjacent to the bowling green at around 8am this morning.
Plenty of Redwing behind the bowling pavilion, one was singing for a couple of minutes.

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Firecrest still present in Dukinfield park this morning. It was in the area at the top of the first set of big steps from the main entrance and in trees to the left.

Lots of other bird activity around including a number of Redwings.

Cheers,

Steve.



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