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RE: WORSLEY WOODS and environs


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.

Jason



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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
Don't twitch and drive

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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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filtration lagoons 12 reed warbler 2 sedge warblers 2whitethroat 2 jay 2 yellowhammer first I have seen here for years pair of displaying sparrowhawks

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Filtration Lagoons
Late afternoon in bright sunshine.

Reed Warbler 3
Reed Bunting 3
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 2
Gadwall 1f
Coot



-- Edited by Mark Burgess on Sunday 27th of April 2014 05:18:20 PM

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sedge and reed warblers back at the filtration lagoons swallows back under the motorway bridge

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Early afternoon
Dam and woods
20 Tufted ducks
12 Teal
10 Mallards
4 White Mallards ( according to guide)
Grey heron over
cormorantx2 over
Treecreeper
nuthatchx2
Goldfinchx2
Male Sparrowhawk hunting the woods
Usual Tits
Fields opp Bridgewater School
Jackdaw flockx20
Starling flockx20+
Mistle thrush
Cheers Jay
Don't twitch and drive

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11 tufted duck .26 teal 5 chiffchaff 2 jay 2 nuthatch a pipistrelle bat hunting the small pool by the new bridge at midday

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13.30-15.30
Dam and woods
Tealx12
Moorhens and coots
Mallardx6
Tufted ducksx10
Grey heronx2 over
Nuthatchx2
Robinx4
Jayx3
Song thrushx2
Usual tits
Magpiesxloads
Highlight was a Male Sparrowhawk sat at the top of a tree, got right underneath till it spotted me.
cheers Jay
Don't twitch and drive


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Filtration Lagoons 7.45 - 8.45am

Bullfinch 1m 1 f
Reed Bunting 1m 1 f
Redwing 12
Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush
Coot 3
Mallard 4
Teal 2
Cormorant

A Crane and a Grey Heron circled above Middle Wood and dropped in cork screw fashion, Amazing sight absolutely huge bird with its neck outstretched made the Grey Heron look small.


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12.00-14.00
Woodlands and Dam
Treecreeper
Nuthatchx4
Magpiesxloads
Usual tits
Tealx8
Mallardx10
Song thrush and Moorhen at the Delph
Cheers Jay
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Two early am visits , Saturday 7.45 - 9.00am and this morning 7.45 - 8.30am.

Saturday,
Coot 3
Canada Goose 2
Reed Bunting 3, 2m 1f
Snipe
Jay
Buzzard
Song thrush
Great, Blue and Long Tailed Tit

Sunday,
Coot 4
Reed Bunting 2m
Bullfinch m

No sign nor sound of the Reed Warbler.



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Filtration lagoons 07.00- 08.00
After a night shift
4xReed bunting m
3xCoot
Grey heron over
Great and blue tits
Singing Song thrush
2xmallard on the canal
Magpiesxloads
Cheers Jay
Don't twitch and drive


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filtration lagoons very quiet a few reed buntings and a jay nothing from the reed warbler cheers colin

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I'd say it was singing Ian but not the full repertoire you'd associate with a Reed or Sedge Warbler, it delivered a 4-5 second burst then 2-3 seconds of silence then repeated the same verse over 3-4 times, I was there about 45 minutes, I initially spent about 5 minutes trying to get a view walking around the end of the reed bed looking into the reeds with my bins but didn't manage to locate the bird. I then continued around the site and went back may be 25 minutes later for another try, the bird was still in the same area and still singing, I don't think it was an alarm call being delivered because of my presence and I didn't hear another bird in that reed bed or any of the other 5 reed beds, If you know the site there are 6 reed beds with your back to the canal the bird was in the top right reed bed and in the top left hand corner. I checked Bird Track and there are no reports of either Reed or Sedge Warbler sightings. Very unusual

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Was the warbler singing or calling Mark? Obviously, as a potentially very remarkable record, this needs some form of confirmation/verification.

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Worsley Filtration Lagoons 8.45 - 10.00am

Nuthatch
Song Thrush
Buzzard 2
Sparrowhawk
Coot 4
Mallard 6
Teal 2
Grey Heron 2

Numerous Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Great, Long and Blue Tit.

And very surprisingly a Reed Warbler heard several times but not seen despite several circuits of the reed beds, 95% certain it was a Reed Warbler as I have an app on my phone with bird call recordings, If I was mistaken and it was a Sedge Warbler it still begs the same question, Is it a very early migrant or an over wintering bird?


-- Edited by Mark Burgess on Sunday 23rd of February 2014 01:44:16 PM

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8.15 - 9.45am bright sunny morning,

Nuthatch 7 seen and many more heard
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Song thrush 2
Mistle Thrush
Jack Snipe
Common Snipe 4
Teal c25

Good numbers of Great, Blue and Long Tailed Tit.



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Worsley woods 11.45 - 1.30

3 Brambling mixed in with a flock of c25 Chaffinch
Siskin 2
Nuthatch 2
Coal Tit
Grey Wagtail 2
Teal c20
Common Snipe 6
Jack Snipe


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