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Post Info TOPIC: WORSLEY WOODS and environs


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WORSLEY WOODS and environs


I really pleasant wander around Worsley Woods including Old Warke dam this morning;

On the dam;
38 Mallard
2 Tufted Duck
5 Mute Swan (pair with 3 well grown young)
10 Moorhen
23 Teal
14 Coot
2 Grey Heron
6 Black-headed Gull

In the area;
1 Buzzard
circa 200 Wood Pigeon
circa 75 Pink-footed Geese over SE
6 Skylark over W
1 Meadow Pipit over W

Coal, Blue, Great Tits noted as well as Nuthatch



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 29th of September 2018 10:04:57 PM

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c 10 sand martins 1 swallow at filtration beds



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Three visits in the last week along the canal and the filtration lagoons and I have not seen a single Swallow either nesting under the motorway bridge or feeding over the lagoons. Other birds seen include; Filtration beds, max numbers seen. 6 Reed warblers and plenty more heard. Sledge warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow warblers, 7 Reed buntings, 12 Long tailed tits , family group. 4 Jays, Song thrush, 3 Mistle thrush Goldcrest 2 Wrens Moorhen, 2 Coots, Garden warbler heard but not seen. 8 Swifts.



-- Edited by Dave Thacker on Thursday 21st of June 2018 09:02:07 PM

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Worsley woods

12.15-13.45 ish

No sign of the Green woodpecker. But did hear a distant yaffle (I think)

Goldcrest

Treecreeper

Grey wagtail

Blackcap m

Nuthatch

Buzzard over the motorway

Mistle Thrush having a right ding dong with a Magpie

Pair of Robins

Cheers Jay 

Dont twitch and drive



-- Edited by Jason Dulhanty on Tuesday 1st of May 2018 02:18:15 PM

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A Green woodpecker was a nice find this morning, seen in a small stubble field next to the motorway.

Follow the woods path to Roe green until the small wooden bridge. Cross over to the other side and follow the path back towards Worsley woods. This path rises up to the motorway, the stubble field is on the right just before the path drops down to the stream and the tunnel.

 



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Just had a murmuration of about 500 starling over edenfield lane before they flew over the motorway and dropped into the filtration lagoons



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A solitary Curlew flew east over Worsley Woods at 08:27 this morning.

 



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First in the area for me.  Ring-necked parakeet flying over Worsley Green.

Cheers, Colin



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filtration lagoons 10 reed warblers.1 sedge warbler.1 sparrowhawk



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 28th of April 2017 04:33:07 PM

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Yesterday evening c. 6pm 600+ Starlings murmurating (if that's the right term?!) over the filtration beds, watched whilst sat in traffic and small flocks arriving all the time.

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Walked around the woods this afternoon starting and finishing at the wooden walkway
out into the Old Warke Dam The woods should be renamed Worsley water gardens
after todays deluge Birds seen as follows.
wood pigeon 12
teal 6
mallard 12 several paired off

tufted duck 4 (2m 2f )
mute swan 2 (1m 1f)
black headed gull 16
Canada goose 1
robin 6
magpie 4
jay 1
great tit 2
blue tit 4
blackbird 5
moorhen 1

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On the flooded field north off Grange road this am, 2 immature Mute Swan 31+ pied wagtail Single lapwing Black headed Gulls and Starlings in good numbers and birds arriving all the time. 2 Buzzard on Pylon near filtration lagoons.

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filtration lagoons .6 buzzards. kestrel . c 50 house martins



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Over the flooded fields off between grange road and filtration beds this evening c. 200 mixed swallow and house martin, 4+ Swift attracted 3 Kestrel and a juvenile Hobby which landed out of sight in a large tree in field between grange road and the M62.

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This morning

Filtration lagoons

12 Reed warblers

3 Sedge warblers

5 Reed buntings

2 Blackcaps

Jay

5 Swallows and 3 House Martin's over



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buzzard 1 reed warbler c10 blackcap 1 whitethroat 2 sedge warbler 2 reed warbler 7



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Filtration lagoons yesterday afternoon:

5 Reed warblers
3 Sedge warblers

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Filtration Lagoons 11.00 - 12.00pm

Reed Warbler at least 6 singing, 1st of year
Sedge Warbler 1 showy singing male, 1st of year
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Reed Bunting 4

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female goosander on the canal behind the courthouse



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Nice sunny morning at Worsley.

Woods:

3 Treecreepers
4 Nuthatch
3 Siskins
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Lots of singing birds including Goldfinch, Blue tit, Great tit, Robin, Wren, Coal Tit, Chaffinch
1 Grey wagtail
1 Sparrowhawk - a male flew low over Dam

Old Warke Dam:

12 Teal
13 Tufted ducks
20 Mallard
2 Mute Swan
1 Cormorant

Worsley filtration lagoons:

1 Bullfinch
3 Reed Buntings

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sitting in the normal morning rush hour today, surprised to see a Buzzard sat on the grass in the middle of the roundabout near The John Gilbert, it seemed to think a small twig was a worm and then flew up into one of the trees on the roundabout.



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Ringed Goldfinch was ringed on Dales Brow , Swinton about 3 weeks before it died. It was 1 year old. Travelled 3km.

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Got a flock of redpolls visiting the garden feeding on the nyger seeds regularly for past three weeks. They are joined by Siskin goldfinch chaffinch & Greenfinch along with the regular garden birds including nuthatch. I found a ringed goldcrest that had unfortunately hit lounge window . Sent details off to BTO to see where it came from.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 23rd of January 2016 07:20:17 PM

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Old Warke Dam & Woods 1.00 - 2.15pm, Highlights
Kingfisher
Grey Heron 8, 7 roosting in one tree
Common Snipe 2
Teal 41
Tufted Duck 17
Mallard 19
Canada Goose 12
Mute Swan 2
Song Thrush
Redwing c25

Nuthatch

-- Edited by Mark Burgess on Tuesday 29th of December 2015 07:15:48 PM

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2.15 pm today 7 whooper swans on Old Warke Dam, Worsley Woods, also 2 mute swans, 20 plus teal.

Cheers, Colin



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Zoe

Sent you a private message.

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Highlights from yesterday:

1 Skylark over Roe green cricket club
2 Nuthatches, with Long-tailed tits and 3 Goldcrest in car park

Old Warke Dam:

17 Teal
Mute swan unringed
6 Tufted Ducks
Grey wagtail

Woods:

Several siskins
20+ Goldfinches feeding on ground outside woods
Jay
Great Spotted Woodpecker

PS where are the filtration lagoons?


-- Edited by Zoe Barrett on Monday 2nd of November 2015 09:37:48 AM

-- Edited by Zoe Barrett on Monday 2nd of November 2015 09:38:37 AM

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juvenile kingfisher on the canal behind the court house cheers colin

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Warke Dam this morning

4 Kingfishers, 3 looked like juveniles.
2 Little grebes with 3 tiny chicks.
7 Grey wagtails including 5 juveniles
2 Herons
Chiffchaff
Sparrowhawk

Filtration lagoons
5 House martins
30+ Swallows all flying low heading South
1 Sedge warbler
2 Reed buntings
Jay
2 Buzzards
2 Stoats, one jumped into the canal and swam to the opposite bank.

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Roe Green Cricket club, Worsley

1 Hobby over at 18.40
4 Oystercatcher together flew over SW
1 GS Woodpecker over
1 Grey Heron over

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filtration lagoons reed warbler4 sedge warbler1 reed bunting4 blackcap2 whitethroat1 .the tracks are covered in ox-eye daisy and birdsfoot trefoil . looks great

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Filtration Lagoons 7.30 - 8.30am

Reed Warbler 7
Sedge Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff 3
Common Whitethroat 2
Reed Bunting 4
Song Thrush 2
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Swift 3
Swallow 5

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filtration lagoons.site first for me hobby chasing swallows.10/12 singing reed warblers 2 sedge warblers .colin

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Garden warbler singing in the car park gardens at Worsley garden centre this morning.

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walked from worsley along the canal to monton then up the loop line to worsley woods
birds seen as follows
little grebe
mute swan
Canada goose 8
teal 8
mallard 12
tufted duck 9
moorhen 2
coot 4
common snipe 3
black headed gull 6
wood pigeon 14
collared dove 4
robin 10
blackbird 7
song thrush
long tailed tit 3
blue tit 10
great tit 2
magpie 22
jackdaw 4
carrion crow 4
starling 4
chaffinch 7


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kingfisher in the delph.3snipe 10 teal 4 snipe 10 tufted duck at the dam colin

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Warke dam area this evening.

9 Tufted duck
12 Teal
Little grebe
Common Snipe
Grey heron
2 Nuthatch
Jay
Sparrowhawk (male)
Large flock of 150+ Redwing flying north east
Also a Mink was seen carrying a Brown rat near the overflow.

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Worsley Woods 8.15 - 10.00am highlights.
Nuthatch 6
Grey Wagtail 2
Stock Dove 2
Goldcrest

Old Warke Dam
Little Grede 2
Teal 25+
Tufted Duck 7
Snipe 7


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..old warke dam
Teal12
Mallard 10
Tufted duck 8
Moorhen 2
Common snipe 1
Black headed gull 2
In the woodlands
Wood pigeon 5
Great spotted woodpecker 1
Robin 6
Blackbird 4
Mistle thrush 1
Long tailed tit 4
Blue tit 6
Great tit 6
Nuthatch 1
Treecreeper 1
Magpie 8
Cardoon crow 2
Jay 1
Chaffinch 2

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8.30 - 10.15am highlights

Worsley Woods
Goldcrest
Nuthatch 5
Siskin 5
Good numbers of Long, Great and Blue Tit.

Warke Dam
Jack Snipe
Teal 27


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Out on the push iron this morning
Little grebe on the Dam
Cheers Jay
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This afternoon

Warke dam
40+ Teal
5 Grey herons
Little grebe
2 Tufted ducks
2 Shoveler
Grey wagtail
Treecreeper
4 Jays
Sparrowhawk

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Worsley Woods 10.00 - 11.30am
Goldcrest
Long Tailed Tit 15+
Treecreeper
Nuthatch
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Chaffinch 15+
Grey Wagtail
House Sparrow 8

Old Warke Dam
Teal 20+
Grey Heron
Little Grebe

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Filtration lagoons 8.45 - 9.30am

Teal 10
Grey Heron
Reed Bunting 6, 4f 2m
Bullfinch 2, 1m 1 f
Greenfinch 2
Linnet 24, feeding in the Alders at the entrance
Redwing 5
Jay


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Late report for yesterday
Old warke dam
Moorhen 2
Teal32
Mallard 14
Wigeon 2
Grey heron 5
In the woods

Wren 1
Grey wagtail 1
Dunnock 1
Robin 4
Blackbird 2
Long tailed tit 15
Blue tit 10
Great tit 3
Treecreeper 1
Nuthatch 1
House sparrow 3
Chaffinch 30

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 11:37:44 AM

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8.00 till 9.30am

Worsley Woods
Nuthatch 3
Treecreeper
Goldcrest 6
Coal Tit
Grey Wagtail
Large flock of Chaffinch 20+

Warke Dam
Teal 18
Little Grebe 2



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This morning,

Warke dam
Little grebe
2 Shoveler
5 Tufted duck
5 Grey heron
Kingfisher

Filtration lagoons
Grey wagtail
25+ Redwings in the hedges
Buzzard


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Filtration Lagoons 8.15- 9.15 am

Chiffchaff 10+
Willow Warbler 10+
Blackcap 6
Goldcrest 2
Jay 4

Unusually high number of Jays passing through this morning seen 8 in total over 2 hours.



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15.00-15.30
Delph
Great views of a Kingfisher for a good 20 mins
Also 2 Moorhen and a Nuthatch
Cheers Jay
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Walk through the woods this afternoon with my wife duration around 2 hours Birds seen as follows Blackbird x8 Mallard x8 with 8 young Teal Tufted duck x3 Robin x10 Nuthatch Moorhen x4 Coal tit Magpie x4 White duck x3 Great spotted woodpecker Possible sighting of a lesser spotted woodpecker flying away from me . undulating flight and Looked smaller than a great House sparrow Woodpigeon x4 Collared dove x4 Grey wagtail

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