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Flixton, including Lagoons and Barton/Irlam Locks


Carrington Lane Flixton. 6:00pm 27 May 2024

Steep bank by Mersey at Lafferty's

Treecreeper 2

Blackbird 2 

Chaffinches 2

Collared dove heard 1 

Common crow 1 

Chiffchaffs heard 2 

 

Green Hill: Goldfinch 1

Blackbirds 5 

Magpie 2

Chiffchaffs 6 heard separately

SkyLark 2 heard down at Lafferty fields below Green Hill

Crows 4

Chaffinches 3 heard 

 

Wellacre Park

Blackbird 3

1 chiffchaff hear

Barnswallows 2

Feral pigeons 3

Magpie 1

Great tits 1 seen, heard more

 

7:00 Jack Lane 

Mistle thrush 1

Magpies 8

Feral pigeons 9

Wood pigeons 2

Common gulls 2

 



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Swifts and Hirundines in large numbers at the ETW including 2 House Martins

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Evening visit to Jack Lane nr.

A hobby was circling around, gained hieght & then went into a stoop & disappeared.
Cettis warbler heard, briefly seen.
Water rails heard
At least 7 Reed warblers
8 chiffchaffs
3 blackcaps
1 Reed bunting
1 chaffinch
2 great spotted woodpeckers
1 jay
5 stock doves
Swifts, swallows & sand Martins over.
2 kestrels
1 sparrowhawk
2 grey herons

Nice to meet & chat with Wendy olsen.



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Irlam locks this evening...

2 common terns
10+ sand martins
2 swallows



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Whilst waiting for the bus at woodsend circle at 5.15pm I had 3 house martins over, also 5 swifts, 2 swallows, 2 sparrowhawks & 2 ring-necked parakeets.




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2 House Martins have arrived back at Woodsend shops.

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Cetti’s Warbler singing just NE of Barton Locks early this morning, in between there and the AJ Bell stadium, where two Ring-necked Parakeets also flew over west.



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Post for yesterday 28th around 5.30pm whilst passing on my way to the mosses.

Irlam locks/ etw...

2 common terns
3 tufted ducks
30 + sand martins
2 swallows
1 kingfisher
1 grey heron


-- Edited by steven burke on Monday 29th of April 2024 11:42:47 PM

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Flixton ETW/Ship Canal.

Common Tern 2
Tufted Duck 4
Mute Swan 1
Great Crested Grebe 2
Grey Wagtail 2
House Martin 1
Sand Martin 30+
Swallow 10+
Linnet 1 female.
Goldcrest 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Buzzard 1
BH Gull 10+
Cormorant 2

etc.etc.etc...33 species.


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A quick look after work, thought I had my binoculars in my bag on my bike but didn't ! Flixton etw/Irlam locks.

3 swifts
60 + mostly sand Martins
Several swallows
Both resting on the wires also.
Couldn't make out any house martins.
2 common terns
2 great crested grebes 2 ring-necked parakeets.

-- Edited by steven burke on Monday 22nd of April 2024 08:39:31 PM

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All Wellacre CP plus Flixton ETW/Ship Canal highlights.

Blackcap- 11 singing.
Chiffchaff- 13 singing.
Whitethroat- 2 singing...Green Hill.
Willow Warbler- 1 singing...Jack Lane.
Chaffinch- 3 singing.
Greenfinch- 3 singing.
Song Thrush- 4 singing.
Goldcrest- 2 singing.
Reed Warbler- 4 singing...Jack Lane.
Cetti's Warbler- 1 singing...Jack Lane.
Sparrowhawk- 1 male.
Raven- 2
Great Crested Grebe- 2...Ship Canal.
Sand Martin- 50+...ETW.
Swallow- 4
Grey Wagtail- 3...ETW/Ship Canal.
Oystercatcher- 1...ETW.
Mute Swan- 4...Canal.
Tufted Duck- 7...Canal.
etc.etc.etc.



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April 16 2024. 8 am.

 

Green hill near Flixton.

5 magpies

Three mistle thrushes (heard, each 300m from the next)

3 goldfinches

3 great tits,

2 crows nesting

heard a blue jay, saw 1 blue jay

2 blackbirds

1 dunnock.

7.30 pm Jack Lane 2 blackcaps. Acting like a couple, preening in a small tree. I will check i.d. because unsure if blackcaps.

 

Thursday April 18 2024, 7pm. Jack Lane Farm nature preserve.

Two chaffinches.

1 Collared Dove. >6 each of wood pigeons , pigeons, and magpies.

5 Long-tailed tits.

2 Blackbirds.

1 sparrow.

3 siskins.

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Heard: 3 chiffchaffs.



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Morning visit.

Etw/Irlam locks & ship canal...

Just 1 common tern at the locks.
1 common sandpiper
1 oystercatcher
70+ sand martins
At least 2 house Martins
At least 3 swallows
2 buzzards
1 kestrel
1 linnet
1 mute Swan
4 cormorants
1 chiffchaff
1 chaffinch

Jack Lane nr...

At least 4 Reed warblers, 1 seen.
Cettis warbler seen again.
Water rails very noisy, 2 were seen flying out of the reeds having a but of a chase.
5 chiffchaffs
2 willow warblers
2 blackcaps
2 swallows over
5+ buzzards
1 sparrowhawk
1 kestrel



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Late report for Tuesday 16th

2 Common Tern at the locks , 10:30 am

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Evening visit.

Etw/Irlam locks & ship canal...

58+ sand martins
2 swallows
2 common sandpipers
2 great crested grebes
1 chiffchaff
2 grey wagtails
1 pied wagtail

Jack Lane nr...

Cettis warbler finally seen, nice full views.
1 Reed warbler eventually seen.
Water rails heard
5 chiffchaffs
4 blackcaps
1 swallow over
1 treecreeper
1 jay


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Numerous Swallows at the ETW this morning

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Morning visit, etw/ Irlam locks.

1 willow warbler
2 chiffchaff
1 blackcap
2 Mediterranean gulls over, headed towards Wallace Country Park.
22+ sand martins
8 cormorants
2 grey herons
3 grey wagtails
3 pied wagtails
4 stock doves
2 linnets
3 mute swans
1 kingfisher Jack Lane nr.. 2 Mediterranean gulls went over at 11.30am most likely the same 2 I had earlier, they came from over the railway & headed towards etw. 2 swallows over, they also headed towards etw. Cettis warbler heard Water rails heard 1 willow warbler 8 chiffchaffs 1 blackcap 2 Reed buntings 1 treecreeper 1 goldcrest 1 great spotted woodpecker 1 kestrel 1 raven 3 buzzards 2 stock doves 1 chaffinch

-- Edited by steven burke on Saturday 6th of April 2024 12:39:56 PM

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Wellacre CP (north side only) but including ETW/Ship Canal.

Sand Martin 6+ at Irlam Locks.
Grey Heron 1
Cormorant 10...but no Scoter.
Kestrel 1 female.
Mute Swan 2

General sightings:

Cetti's Warbler 1 Jack Lane.
Sparrowhawk 2
Buzzard 5
Goldcrest 1 singing.
Blackcap 3 singing.
Chiffchaff 17 singing.
Chaffinch 2 singing.
Song Thrush 8 singing.
GS Woodpecker 2

etc.etc.etc...42 species in total.


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Female Common Scoter still present at 11.30am upstream of locks.

Also:
2 Grey Wagtail - pair
2 Oystercatcher

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A quick visit before heading to work.

Female common scoter still currently present at Irlam locks.
36 sand Martins
4 grey wagtails
2 pied wagtails
2 kestrels
1 sparrowhawk
3 chiffchaffs
2 oystercatchers

-- Edited by steven burke on Thursday 4th of April 2024 12:53:39 PM

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Female Common Scoter on canal above the locks at 09:30
12 Sand martin
1 Blackcap in hedge

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Flixton ETW/Ship Canal.

Sand Martin 2
Grey Wagtail 4
Pied Wagtail 3
Oystercatcher 2
Mute Swan 3
Great Crested Grebe 1
Mallard 8
Cormorant 3
Grey Heron 1
Kestrel 1 female.
Herring Gull 6
LBB Gull 6
BH Gull 15
etc.

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270324.

Walk from Boundary Road Garage (Irlam) area of Ship Canal to Barton Locks including Salteye Brook

Noting that most of the overwintering Waterfowl had now departed for Spring

 

11 Wren

10 Chiffchaff...in song

18 Cormorant

23 Gadwall

2 Song Thrush in song

6 Mallard

16 Robin

2 Bullfinch

1 Kestrel

2 Linnet in song

1 Mute Swan

Salteye Brook Area

7 Mallard

3 Chiffchaff in song

27 Teal

2 Reed Bunting

2 Ring-Necked Parakeet...flew over to Millennium Park @ 1018

 

 

 



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Very Late Record...220124...Car MOT Day

Walk from Boundary Road Garage (Irlam) area of Ship Canal to Barton Locks including Salteye Brook

Boundary Road up to and including Boysnope Wharf...

27 Cormorant

27 Gadwall

11 Goldeneye

12 Blackbird

33 Tufted Duck

3 Little Grebe

6 Teal

31 Mallard

2 Goldcrest

5 Redwing

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Boysnope Wharf to Barton Locks

32 Teal

18 Cormorant

6 Great Crested Grebe

74 Tufted Duck

1 Scaup...Male

6 Little Grebe

Barton Locks Area

36 Teal

4 Cormorant

175 Black-Headed Gull

51 Gadwall

2 Lesser Black-Backed Gull

4 Mute Swan

3 Common Gull

11 Mallard

Salteye Brook

46 Teal

2 Grey Wagtail

2 Bullfinch

1 Meadow Pipit

 

 

 

 



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Three swallows over Irlam Locks at 3:30pm and a flock of nine sand martins over the water treatment works just afterwards.

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Common Sandpiper on the fenced off jetty at the locks 10:30

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Female Merlin hunting around the horse paddocks adjacent to the locks/etw at 12:30

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Afternoon visit.

Jack Lane nr / duttons pond..

1 sand martin over
Water rails heard, 2 eventually seen
Cettis warbler heard
1 Reed bunting
12 chiffchaffs
1 goldcrest
2-3 sparrowhawks
2 buzzards
2 stock doves
2 pied wagtails
1 grey heron
4 redpoll

There was a large flock of greenfich & goldfinch along main footpath at green hill, amongst them there was at least 4 chaffinch & 2 siskin.



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Morning visit to ETW and Ship Canal.

Kingfisher 1
Great Crested Grebe 3
Mute Swan 4 adults.
Oystercatcher 2
Cormorant 7
Gadwall 2
Mallard 15+
Pied Wagtail 2
Grey Wagtail 4
Chiffchaff 1
Stock Dove 1
Skylark 1
BH Gull 30+
GBB Gull 1 immature.
LBB Gull 2
Herring Gull 6
Canada Geese 4
House Sparrow 40+

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Morning visit, flixton etw & ship canal...

2 sand Martins at Irlam locks.
Now 3 oystercatchers
300+ black-headed gulls
1 great black-backed gull
3 lesser black-backed gulls
4 Herring gulls
3 cormorants
2 grey wagtails
Only 1 pied wagtail
1 grey heron
5 mute swans
2 stock doves
1 chiffchaff
4 buzzards


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11.15 - 12pm, Flixton etw & ship canal.

600+ black-headed gulls
1 common gull
6 Herring gulls
3 lesser-black backed gulls
4 cormorants
2 mute swans
2 oystercatcher
28+ pied wagtails
4 grey wagtails
1 stock dove
2 chiffchaffs, 1 singing
1 goldcrest

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ETW/Ship Canal:

Buzzard 2
Kestrel 1 male.
Sparrowhawk 1 female.
Grey Wagtail 4
Pied Wagtail 10+
Coot 1
Moorhen 1
Mute Swan 2 adults.
Cormorant 10+
Mallard 15+
Herring Gull 4
LBB Gull 2
GBB Gull 1 2nd cy.
BH Gull 200+

Jack Lane:

Cetti's Warbler 1 seen singing in NW corner.
Water Rail 2 heard.
Goldcrest 2 singing.

General Sightings:

Chiffchaff 1
Willow Tit 1 short song, south of ETW, near pylon.

etc.etc.etc.


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We saw 5 buzzards circling high above Urmston Meadows on Friday - Church Road direction, so very likely the same column you saw Steven.

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Midday visit.

Flixton etw & ship canal...

200+ Black-headed gulls
5 Herring gulls
1 lesser-black backed gull
1 oystercatcher
5 pied wagtails
3 grey wagtails
3 cormorant
1 kestrel
1 great spotted woodpecker
Chiffchaff heard on the Irlam side of the locks.
A dead great crested grebe was along the roadside near townend farm.

Jack Lane...

Cettis warbler heard only as were numerous water rails.
1 Reed bunting
2 bullfinch
2 ravens
8 buzzards, 5 together in the air
1 kestrel
1 meadow pipit
Plus usuals.


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A walk down to the locks this morning

Black-headed Gull
Blue Tit
Bullfinch
2 Buzzard
3 Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
2 Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Cormorant
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Gadwall
Goldfinch
Great Tit
Grey Wagtail
Herring Gull
House Sparrow
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Magpie
Mallard
Moorhen
Mute Swan
2 Oystercatcher
Pied/White Wagtail
Robin (
Sparrowhawk
Starling
Woodpigeon
Wren


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Flixton ETW/Canal:

Oystercatcher 2
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 20+
Mallard 10+
Mute Swan 2 adults.
Cormorant 5
Gadwall 2
Coot 1
Moorhen 2
Goldcrest 1
BH Gull 20+
LBB Gull 5
Herring Gull 1
Magpie 20+
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Wellacre Country Park...North side only.

Jack Lane NR:
Water Rail 2 heard.

Wellacre College Field:
Common Gull 6
Herring Gull 2 adults, 1 immature.
Black-headed Gull 30+
Rook 18
Jackdaw 19

Dutton's Pond:
Moorhen 6
Mallard 2

General Sightings:
Chiffchaff 4
Song Thrush 4 singing.
Goldcrest 2
Mistle Thrush 1
Magpie 60+

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Afternoon visit, another area soon to be a local patch. Much the same as phils sightings at the ETW & ship canal.

Oystercatcher on the locks
2 great black-backed gulls
1 great crested grebe
5 gadwall
1 meadow pipit over
1 goldcrest
2 stock doves
Plus usuals.

Jack Lane NR

1 chiffchaff
3 goldcrest
5 chaffinch
4 lapwings over
Water rails & cettis warbler heard only
25+ redwings
2 mistle thrush




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Flixton ETW/Ship Canal.

Oystercatcher 1 has arrived back from it's beach holiday.
Chiffchaff 1
Pied Wagtail 50+ in fields alongside canal.
Reed Bunting 3 males with the Pied Wags.
Grey Wagtail 3
House Sparrow 50+
Starling 10+
Coot 2
Moorhen 5
Mallard 15+
Mute Swan 2 adults.
Gadwall 12
Teal 1
Cormorant 6
BH Gull 250+
GBB Gull 3
Herring Gull 3
Common Gull 1
LBB Gull 1

etc...34 species in total.


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A Common Sandpiper on a jetty at Irlam Locks this morning.

Black-headed Gull 220+
LBB gull 2
Herring Gull 2 at the ETW.
Common Gull 4 overhead.
Cormorant 4
Mute Swan 4
Gadwall 1 male, 1 female.
Tufted Duck 3
Coot 3
Moorhen 3
Grey Wagtail 1
Pied Wagtail 10+
Jackdaw 24 overhead.
Chaffinch 2
Goldcrest 1

etc.etc.etc...29 species.

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48 Lapwing on one of the Jetty's at Irlam Locks 11am

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Late report again, for January 4th. Wellacre CP., North of railway only.

Jack Lane NR:

Chiffchaff 1
Water Rail 1 heard.
Cetti's Warbler 1 heard.

Dutton's Pond:

Moorhen 8
Mallard 6

General sightings:

Meadow Pipits 20+
Pied Wagtail 80+
RN Parakeet 2
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Late report, more for local interest, on 23rd December.

Flixton Park...regular 150+ Black-headed Gulls.

Looking west off Mile Road...70+ Lapwings, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls with a few Black-headed Gulls.

Wellacre College...regular Herring Gull adult pair.

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Irlam to Barton Locks 171223

68 Mallard

75 Gadwall

23 Tufted Duck

11 Goldeneye

3 Stock Dove

2 Grey Wagtail

11 Mute Swan

1 Kingfisher

4 Little Grebe...numbers down quite a lot compared to previous years in my experience

2 Siskin

1 Goldcrest

31 Cormorant

8 Common Gull

184 Teal.



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Common Sandpiper at the Ship Canal (from the end of the railway path at Wellacre CP)
Snipe 2 landed on Dutton's Pond island briefly
Pink-footed Goose 70 > NW at 10.59
Tufted duck 1 ship canal
Water Rail 1 Jack Lane

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8 Goldeneye

13 Mute Swan

24 Cormorant

44 Mallard

7 Little Grebe

1 Green Sandpiper

2 Goldcrest

5 Redwing

52 Gadwall

17 Teal

2 Buzzard

1 Kingfisher

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Jack Lane:

Cetti's Warbler 1 singing at western end.
Lesser Redpoll 1 over.
Goldcrest 3
Jay 1
Sparrowhawk 1 male.

Wellacre School field:

Common Gull 2 adults.

Flixton ETW/Canal:

Grey Wagtail 1
Grey Heron 2
GBB Gull 4adults, 1 juv.
BH Gull 180+
Cormorant 4
House Sparrow 40+

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Goosander 1
Great Crested Grebe 2
Water Rail 1
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Peregrine 2 (pair)
Cetti's Warbler 1
Fieldfare 10


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Wellacre CP / Jack Lane / MSC

Pink-footed Goose 247. 142 > W 2 08.57, 75 > W @ 08.53, 57 > NW @ 09.02 over Green Hill
Water Rail 3 heard at Jack Lane
Great Black-backed Gull 1 MSC / Irlam lock
Kingfisher 1 Jack Lane
Chiffchaff 1 singing at Jack Lane
Cetti's Warbler 1 seen and heard singing at Jack Lane
Treecreeper 1
Redwing 22
Fieldfare 9
Meadow Pipit 11
Redpoll 4
Siskin 3

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A damp Saturday stroll round Wellacre Country Park 1:55 - 3:25. Highlights: dozens of redwings and blackbirds in the hedgerows; pairs of willow tit, goldcrest and treecreeper in a mixed tit flock at Jack Lane, also a couple of sparring water rails and a cameo by the Cetti's warbler; and 300+ starlings on the electricity pylons by the water treatment works.

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