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RE: Burrs Country Park


Plenty of Kingfisher activity this afternoon, with at least 2 birds present. 1 Dipper on the river and 1 Chiffchaff.



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Goosander still has all 11 ducklings, photo upstream of the weir early this morning.

Also near the weir

Kingfisher

Grey wagtail nesting

Dipper nesting



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Upstream of the weir

Goosander and 11ducklings, 1on her back and 10 in her slipstream

On Bury Grounds

Lesser whitethroat seen and heard

On the path to Brandlesholme Road

Chiffchaff seen and heard



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Quick walk around this pm. Quite a few people about due to an event near the Brown Cow. Highlights 2 Dippers near the Bridge, 2 Grey Wagtails near the waterfall and a male Blackcap

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20 House martins over Derby farm field and a Lonely swallow on the wire

Dipper on the river flashing its white eyelids

5 nest rookery fully occupied



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Monday evening sun

On the river

3 dippers, 2 adults and a fledgling being fed, near the railway bridge

Another dipper near the weir (different male on overnight watch)

2 grey wagtails near waterfall off farmers field

Kingfisher near railway bridge

Not on river.... but for the first time in Burrs CP

2 rooks being vocal next to 5 nests ( does this make a rookery?)



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In garden

Redpoll in my garden on my apple blossom tree overlooking Burrs CP(photo)

Is it a lesser or Mealy?

Yesterday on chimney

Cormorant(photo)



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On river

2 goosanders m&f

2 grey wagtail

2 dippers collecting moss

In trees above shale cliff

Jay

On chimney

Cormorant



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On the river

Good Friday

2 dippers visiting nest site frequently (occasionally with faecal sac removal)

Saturday

Grey wagtail

Goosander



-- Edited by A S Ball on Saturday 31st of March 2018 09:13:36 PM



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Yesterday at dusk

1 Kingfisher(at last) flew upstream and landed on the tree which is in the river just above the weir.

It stayed perched long enough for me to id as a male.(black lower mandible) But sadly no camera.

2 goosander(m & f) upstream of weir.

1 dipper near railway bridge.

150+ jackdaw flying noisily south.



-- Edited by A S Ball on Thursday 29th of March 2018 09:23:01 AM

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On the Irwell

4 pairs of Dippers at different spots

3 goosanders - adult pair upstream of the weir, single juvenile (or female)

On the flooded field on the other bank from the weir best viewed from the top of the steps on the path going upstream of the weir

12 teal

2 oystercatchers

16 lapwing

Herons catching frogs

On Derby farm field

2 mistle thrush ( no winter thrushes)

5 meadow pipit

4 pied wagtail

2 lapwing (one on the ground, the other bombing interested magpies )

Various locations river bank, trees near pub, canal aqueduct,á & garden collecting mossá

goldcrest (picture will not load?)

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On the farmers field on the opposite side of the weir

2 oystercatchers

20 lapwings

3 unidentified waders(too far away) and 6 small ducks(probably teal) in the flooded fields

several sheep

10 Herons hiding from the snow in the trees below the heronry

On the canal feeder

1 heron waiting to catch frogs distracted by spawningá

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On the river,

2pairs of dippers, 1pair near the railway bridge, the other pair near the weir.

2 wrens with nesting material on canal feeder.

On Derby farm field,

15 redwing

3 pied Wagtail

5 lapwings

On heronry

12 herons nesting and bringing in nesting twigs/ short branches



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On Clarence Park lido Bury amongst many black headed gulls, coots and mallards

Little Grebe 1

Lesser black backed gull 2



-- Edited by A S Ball on Thursday 15th of March 2018 10:12:37 AM

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Today 11/3.

Derby Farm field, 8 lapwing.

Flying over river, little egret(not previously seen by me around Burrs).

Circling overhead,1 Buzzard.

Garden highlight, goldcrest.

Other sign of spring, frogs started spawning yesterday, 4 days later than last year delayed by the beast.



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Post beast. Derby farm field. 20 redwing. 8 lapwing. 3 mistle. 2 meadow lark. 5 pied Wagtail. River Irwell. 1goosander( female). Dipper. On frozen pond. Heron in breeding plumage fishing the edges. Flying over at dusk . 200+ jackdaw heading south, where do they roost?

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Derby farm field next to the Garsdale.á

3 lapwing this morning, one was flying around, calling(peewit), and fighting off 2 jackdaw in flight.

5 pied wagtails.

No winter thrushes at all.

3 mistle thrush.

On river Saturday 24/2.

Glimpse of a kingfisher north of the weir (spotted last 2 days).á

Dipper in the rapids near railway bridge(spotted most days)

Heronry at dusk, 12 herons seemed to be sat on nests, with other herons perched around.

Notable on garden feeders next to Burrs.

2 Nuthatch.

Goldcrest.



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Derby farm field. 28 lapwing. Only 3 Fieldfare, no redwings today. Have they started to go home? None yesterday. Great spotted woodpecker on the top of ash trees next to Kadant factory .

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Derby farm field. Mutation of mixed thrush, 20 redwing, 15 Fieldfare, 1 mistle. 6 lapwing. River Irwell. Dipper, grey wagtail, heron in breeding plumage with only one leg. ELR 52322 British Rail

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Derby farm field next to the Garsdale. Meadow pipit 3 Pied Wagtail 5 Lapwing 27 Redwing Song thrush 20 Fieldfare On the river. Goosander 3

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5 lapwings on the Derby farm field next to the Garsdale.

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Once you have climbed the small hill behind the caravan park, look towards 325┬░NNW to see the nesting herons. Today there were 7 nests occupied, presumably with eggs being incubated, with other herons sat or flying around. Memorable others On the river 2 male dippers fighting for territory 5 goosanders Grey wagtail Cormorant In the trees on the river banks Treecreeper Goldcrest On the garden feeders 2 nuthatch

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Originally posted today by Alan Ball:


12 herons nesting near Burrs Country Park. Best viewing is from the small hill behind the caravan park, then look towards a pylon on the west side of the river.



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Goosander on fishing lodge, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, Bullfinch, Dipper, Blackcaps Chiffchaffs Willow Warbler singing, several Swallows and 2 Dippers.

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At 1.00pm over river near to park entrance

One Swallow

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several or one very mobile kingfisher, Dipper,. 2 Jay, Female bullfinch, Coal Tit, Redwings, 2 Heron, Grey Wagtail and Treecreeper.

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kingfisher, Chiffchaffs, Dippers, Jay, Heron, and a Goosander.

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Kingfisher, Goosander, Buzzard, Greywagtail andf singing Chiffchaff


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Kingfisher in canal feeder, Treecreeper, Goosander, Grey Wagtail 8-9 am

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 2nd of November 2013 05:32:46 PM

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Two Kingfishers feeding each other, Dipper. 4 and 2 Grey Wagtails, Chiffchaff, Longtailed tits were todays offerings

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Walk down from Brandlesholme to lower Burrs early AM gave Jackdaws, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dipper, 2 Goosander, Nuthatch, and Jay plus usuals

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first light, rather sparse, bullfinch, grey wagtail, heron, flock of long-tailed tits and a treecreeper with a money spider on a thread hanging from its head.

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AM One wet Dipper, Grey Wagtail, several Jays, flocks of Long-tailed Tits, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard over Summerseat

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1 very active Dipper feeding 2 young
Another 2 Dippers further up stream (possibly 1 seen twice in different places)
1 Kingfisher posing a long time for photos
1 Grey Wagtail feeding young
2 Jays (seen twice in different places)
1 Willow Warbler singing
... and the usuals

No Goosander



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Early AM
four Goosander 2m 2f
Two Jays
One Blackcap
One Chiffchaff
One Grey Wagtail
One Dipper
One Bullfinch
Flock Jackdaws
usuals

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From yesterday walk from Burrs to Summerseat over to Greenmount and back down the Kirklees Trail.
Lot of people out throwing things for dog, and the dogs themselves, into the River Irwell and various lodges. In some cases this was accompanied by a fast waving of arms and loud shouts of 'here fido.' The result was that most birds had decamped from Burrs and the lodges of the Kirklees.

Nonetheless between Burrs and Summerseat
Two Kingfisher flying south and north out of Burrs. towards Summerseat Two Nuthatch, two pairs of Goosander, Chiffchaff, Dipper, Lapwing, Curlew, Singing Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pheasant,

Greenmount
several Fieldfare, meadow pipit,

Kirklees trail Nuthatch

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Early morning walk in the mist
3 Dippers, 2 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher independently very active from the lower car park to half way to the weir, Grey Wagtail and 2 Heron.


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two dippers fighting in river near main carpark at dinner

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Cormorant over. Flock of fieldfares, coal tit, two goosanders on river, kingfisher flying down river, dipper hunting for food below main bridge on river.

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Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Heron, Buzzard Over, and two Goosander this am.

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kingfisher on river

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rather wet not much
blackcap, willow warbler, chiffchaff,
jay, fly over oystercatcher swift swallow and grey wagtail.

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8-9am
Dipper
Kingfisher
Pair Goosanders
Bull Chaff Gold Green finch
Lapwings near garsdale
Jay
Jackdaws
LT Tits
Lots of Herons

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Saw Kingisher on river. Also 2 Dipper 2 Goosander and heron.

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Walked down to Burrs from Rammy along the River and back. 0900 till 1430. Saw the following:
7 x Dipper in total on the walk down to Burrs, ( 3 singing )
Lots of Long Tailed, Coal, Blue and Great Tits
1 x Willow Tit near Nutall Park.
Good numbers of Chaffinch and Goldfinch.
2 x Greenfinch
5 x Bullfinch
1 x Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 x Treecreeper
3 x Nuthatch
9 x Goosander (5 m)
2 x Moorhen
4 x Redwing
2 x Mistle Thrush

On Banks Farm Lodge:
54 Canada Geese, 2 Moorhen, 5 Goosander (2 m) and 1 x Celebrity Barnacle Goose.
(Distinct absence of Goldcrests and Kingfishers.. Burrs is usually a banker for Kingfishers}

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Judith Smith wrote:

That's interesting about the Jackdaw roost, Alan, as at dusk or just before, daily in the winter months, large numbers fly south following the Irwell at Summerseat, which is probably only just over a mile from Burrs. I always wondered where they were going - assumed perhaps the old Robinson-Kay Home woods, or along the river somewhere. If any Radcliffe birder can throw light on the location of the roost, that would great.





There is a Jackdaw roost in Church on Stand lane, Radcliffe

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22nd January.

First visit to this park this morning.

A very nice area and I will certainly visit this park and surrounding areas again during the breeding season.

Surprisingly, the highlight of the visit came in the car park! nod.gif Whilst putting my boots on I noticed a pair of Woodpigeons close together and canoodling date.gif on a tree branch overhanging the car park. Closer inspection through binoculars saw the male apparently courtship feeding the female. He surprisingly gently and daintily regurgitated food on several occasions, which she appeared to swallow. The male climbed on the females back and they copulated. One or both of them then made a short series of unusual sounds, which I haven't heard before, just to round things off nicely! wink.gif

Also about a flock of c10 Greenfinch, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 2 Song Thrush singing, a pair of Mistle Thrush, 3 Bullfinch (including 2 singing males), 1 Goosander, 1 Cormorant, 2 Jay and 2 Grey Heron.

Whilst driving back towards Bury I noticed a large flock of birds in a tree, which on stopping turned out to be 44 Waxwings. biggrin.gif They came down to feed on what looked to be yellow Rowan Berries on a tree outside Truro Close, off Woodhill Road.

Cheers,

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That's interesting about the Jackdaw roost, Alan, as at dusk or just before, daily in the winter months, large numbers fly south following the Irwell at Summerseat, which is probably only just over a mile from Burrs. I always wondered where they were going - assumed perhaps the old Robinson-Kay Home woods, or along the river somewhere. If any Radcliffe birder can throw light on the location of the roost, that would great.

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Just before dusk today, 5 flocks of Jackdaws flew over in south westerly direction.
Estimated 1000+ birds in total. I believe theres a roost in Radcliffe.
Also 5 Goosander over heading towards Elton.

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AM not much
Grey Watail
Male goosander above weir
4 dippers 1 near site of woodhall mill 1 near visitor centre 2 displaying 100 m down from weir
Gold finchers LT Tits ETC
GS Woody

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