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Post Info TOPIC: Dukinfield, Ashton, Stalybridge


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RE: Dukinfield, Ashton, Stalybridge


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.

Also
- 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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Sat 4th March.

Dukinfield Park.
- Firecrest still present early afternoon. Took Lucas after his football. Heard it behind the bowling pavilion first off but didnt see it. Saw it briefly on southern edge of bowling green, then another birder picked it up a short while later.
Very active for the most part but did show ok a couple of times. Main thing is Lucas got a Lifer and he loved the adventure playground just yards away.

Also of note
- 3 Goldcrests in immediate area but possibly 6 over whole park
- 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
- c10 Redwings feeding
- 2 Fieldfare
- 1 Song Thrush
- 1 Mistle Thrush
- 2 Nuthatch
- 2 Chaffinch
- 1 Greenfinch
- small group of Goldfinch




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Firecrest showed briefly in the Cedar near the tyre swing 13.56. It was very elusive this afternoon.
Goldcrest 3

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3 Teal on the Tame this morning at Portwood Basin



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Firecrest was in Holly hedge at the very top of the park at 16:40. Still 3 Goldcrest and Nuthatch. 



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Firecrest still this afternoon by the central path by the Bowling Green in Dukinfield Park. Also 3 Goldcrests.

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Firecrest still present in Dukinfield Park at 1pm. It went into hiding when the rain started, but was in the row of trees leading up to where Simon saw it this morning.

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Wednesday 1st of March 2023 01:46:03 PM

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Reply to question below

Try SK16 4TE on Grenville St

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What is the postcode for the park or nearby, thanks 



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1/3/23

Firecrest seen again this morning around 8:15 at the corner of the bowling green and top of steps.

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Monday 27th Feb. The Firecrest showed several times between 14:45-15:45 at the upper end of Dukinfield Park, feeding in trees behind the bowling pavilion. A vocal group of Redwing feeding and a Nuthatch. At least 2 Goldcrest also present. Good to have a chat with Roger Baker.

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11/2/23 Just seen a Firecrest in our Dukinfield garden, can't quite believe it but seen well through binoculars, broad white supercilium and orange crown stripe clearly seen.

Dukinfield Park is facing us across the road.

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Walk from Stalybridge to Ashton (Asda) on the canal this morning. Highlights were 3 Grey Wagtail, two of which were getting in the spring spirit. Two Dipper flying downstream where the Tame goes under the canal.

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A smart pair of Goosander where the Huddersfield and Ashton canals meet this morning.

Also two Grey Heron and a Cormorant flew over Crescent Road.

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12 Goosander, 1 Drake on the Ashton canal between Portland basin and Guide Bridge at 07;15 am

Also 2 cormorant



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Weds 26th Oct. 17.00 hrs.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Stalybridge.

Drake Mandarin on the wide upstream of Mottram Road.

Roger.



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Seven Ring-necked Parakeets flew over Morrisons in Dukinfield this evening, possibly landing in the trees at the top of Chapel Street as I could hear at least one calling from there.

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Sat 3rd Sept.

7 Ring-neck Parakeets landed on communication mast Stalybridge Celtic FC, Bower Fold, Stalybridge at 18.30 hrs.

Roger.

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Dipper on the Tame, Stalybridge town centre this morning.

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I was wrong....hooray! The pair of Mute Swans have 3 young. 2 survived to dispersal last year, so fingers crossed.



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2 Mute Swan back on the Ashton Canal this morning, without young as far as I can see.



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Minimum 3 House Martin at the bottom of Yew Tree Lane thus evening. Late back. Peregrine Falcon over.



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Lesser Whitethroat calling from bramble patch in Heyrod last few days.

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Kingfisher on the Ashton Canal by Guide Bridge this morning. Also Blackcap and Pied Wagtail 



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Chiffchaff on the Ashton Canal just East of Guide Bridge by Boat Yard



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11th March. Bower Fold. Stalybridge.

Common Scoters heard calling overhead {very high up) at 23.30 hrs last night plus Teal.

Roger.

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12 Goosander on the Ashton Canal this morning between Portland Basin and Guide Bridge 



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Dipper present on river for some 20 mins on Grove Rd

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Raven over and displaying at times near Salisbury Drive Dukinfield ar 16.15

Might have actually landed in rhe garden if 2 Crows hadn't swooped at it.

Cracking



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SUN 23/01/22  PORTLAND BASIN TO  PLANTATION FARM  12:15- 13:00

Feeders: Blue Tit, Coat Tit, Great Tit, Robin and Blackbird.

2 x Goldcrest in the trees between the Ashton Canal and River Tame with a small flock of Long-tailed Tits. 

Also noted: Canada Geese, Moorhen, Mallard, Magpie, Jay, Carron Crow, Chaffinch, Black-headed Gull.



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PORTLAND BASIN (HEAVY RAIN 11:30- 12:15 )

A short visit to top up the feeders and litter pick.

RIVER TAME

Single DIPPER and Male GOOSANDER  veiwed from the Aquaduct .

FEEDERS

Are attracting BLUE TITS, GREAT TITS and ground feeding ROBINS and BLACKBIRDS.

 Unfortunately I have been unable to veiw the feeders for any length of time due to work and the horrible weather this morning.



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Tuesday 4th January 2022, 3.00pm

Pair of Goosander on the River Tame, upstream of Trinity Street Bridge, Stalybridge

There have been two Little Grebe on Printworks Road Pond for the past few days.

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Brief 20 mins walk through Eastwood at lunch time. Two Treecreepers and a Nuthatch with a mixed tit flock. Two more Nuthatches elsewhere in the wood, plus four Redwing were the best birds.

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DULL OVERCAST AND SLIGHT RAIN  12:30 - 13:30 

PORTLAND BASIN and PEAK FOREST CANAL TO PLANTATION FARM.

A short wander after topping up and adding new feeders at Portland Basin produced the following.

Canada Geese, Moorhen, Mallard, Black-headed Gull, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Wren, Goldfinch, Blackbird.

Single Male Goosander over .



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This morning

Two Dipper present on the Tame near Tulip Foods, one of which was singing.

Otherwise very quiet.

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A nice mini murmuration of between 200-300 Starlings most evenings at the top (East) of Dewsnap Lane in Dukinfield currently. Between 15:30 and 16:00 best time. Last week 2 Sparrowhawk hunting them seemingly together a la Peregrine style. Roosting in the 2 Poplar Trees.



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Kingfisher on the Tame from Shepley Street at 4.45pm



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A Manx Shearwater was found in a garden in Dukinfield yesterday evening and taken into care.



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Kingfisher again on Ashton Canal as it passes under the M60 near the Snipe



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Kingfisher on the Ashton Canal yesterday morning near Guide Bridge. 



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Driving across Bailey Street this morning, I thought I saw a small Canada Goose with the flock of Canada's on the River Tame. Might be worth checking if anyone is able. 



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Dipper on bridge above the river at Portland basin. Also Kingfisher and Sparrowhawk.



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Sunday 12th Sept.

Bower Fold. Stalybridge.

Red Kite over ... heading North @ 13.00 hrs.

Roger

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