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RE: stretford tip/meadows


Sedge Warbler 1 in song behind cricket pitch
Whitethroat 17

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Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Swallow 1
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 9
Blackcap 13
Whitethroat 11
Fieldfare 1 on the cricket pitch
Greenfinch 18
Reed bunting 3

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Morning visit.

1 willow warbler
2 whitethroat
17 blackcap
15 chiffchaff
1 willow tit
2 Reed bunting
2 bullfinch
2 ring necked parakeets
2 Kestrel
1 buzzard
1 sparrowhawk
Peregrine on pylon with kill
Plus usuals around.

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Common Whitethroat 3
Snipe 1
Redpoll 1

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Common Whitethroat 1 singing male
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 7
Blackcap 7
Sparrowhawk 1
Buzzard 5
Kestrel 1
Linnet 1 singing male

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Sunset walk today - 2x Kestrel, 2x Mistle thrush, 4x Song thrush, 3x Redwing, 6x Mallard



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From 1pm today
Rear of School basketball crt.
Coal tit - 1.
Great tit - 1.
Blue tit - 1.
Blackbird - 1.
Grt. Spotted Woodpecker - 3 together (2 females but didn't notice sex of the other).Bullfinch - 1f.

Main tip.
Kestrel - 1f.
Blackbird - 1.
Redwing - 9 over.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Wednesday 29th of December 2021 04:05:40 PM

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Ring-necked Parakeet 40+. Dusk visit, viewed from the summit, flocks fly over east from both north (from the direction of Urmston / Flixton - 16) and south (from the direction of Ashton-on-Mersey - 24) sides of the site. Others heard only but not counted.

Anas sp 22 silhouettes flying east towards Sale Water Park in the dying light, poss Teal ?
Kestrel 2

-- Edited by Pete Hines on Wednesday 15th of December 2021 07:54:38 PM

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Late post for Saturday afternoon 30.10.21 after a brief visit.

Great tit - 2.
Blue tit - 1.
Redwing - 3.
Blackbird - 3.
Kestrel - 1.
Buzzard - 5 ( 3 circling together and drifting towards Stretford Ees and 2 others, 1 with a missing primary feather near M60 and 1 towards the garden centre ).
Very few Woodpigeon, Magpie and Carrion Crow about



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Willow Tit 1 behind the school
Raven 3
Rook 13
Redwing 31
Meadow Pipit 1

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Lesser Whitethroat 1 singing in the favoured area of the SE corner at 53.440019, -2.319386.

-- Edited by Pete Hines on Sunday 13th of June 2021 11:02:33 AM

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Willow Tit - at least one behind the school at 53.440683, -2.317258
Whitethroat 14+
Kestrel 3
Buzzard 1

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Willow Tit 3 along the lower eastern slope, with two agitated birds, along with other tits, mobbing a Jay

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Stretford Meadows 3:30-16:50 1x Lesser whitethroat SE corner 2x bullfinch 10x whitethroat 16:36 Osprey flew North

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Late post for yesterday Friday 14.05.21(late afternoon)

Lesser Whitethroat - 1 initially found by Pete Reeves.

Whitethroat - 2.
Jay - 1.
Buzzard. - 1.
Raven - 2.
Blue - tit - 1.
Blackbird - 6.
Reed bunting - 2 heard.
Chiffchaff - 2 heard distantly.


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Lesser Whitethroat singing at the SE end this morning

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Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler both singing on the east side of the site this evening

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Lesser Whitethroat 1 singing male in the SE corner

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15:20 - 16:20, as the showers started

29 species, highlights:

  • 3 buzzard over
  • 4 sand martins over
  • 1 swallow at knee high
  • 5 chiffchaffs
  • 4 whitethroats
  • 2 willow warblers
  • The resident pheasant near the cricket pitch

I notice somebody's been busy with a strimmer. One of the bramble patches taken out was the one I found most reliable for lesser whitethroat sightings last year.



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Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 19
Sedge Warbler 1
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Swift 2
Reed Bunting 8

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Eastern half only between the summit and school

Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing males, c100-200m SE and SW of the summit (mobile)
Common Whitethroat 13 singing males
Reed Bunting 2 singing males
Swift 1

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Common Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 8
Willow Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 5
Meadow Pipit 2
Greenfinch 12
Redpoll 1
Reed bunting 2
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1

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Lunchtime today:

2 buzzard, 1 kestrel, 1 chiffchaff (and at least 2 others heard), 1 song thrush

 



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A wander around yesterday morning produced;
Buzzard - 1
Ring-necked Parakeet - 2
Goldfinch - 7
Meadow Pipit - 3
Jackdaw - 1
Chiffchaff - 2
Kestrel - 1
Coal Tit - 1
Canada Geese (over) - 3
Mallard (over) - 2


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12:15 - 12:55 The usual pair of kestrels. Also a pair of buzzards together by the cricket pitch, one went off towards Urmston, the other towards Ashton-on-Mersey.

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The usual pair of kestrels and the buzzard on the meadows. Three linnets on the hill were a departure from the usual.

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2 woodcock flying around at dusk, just to the west of the main hill. Snipe and teal over in the week

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Lunchtime highlights in the gloom were the pair of kestrels chasing off the buzzard after it had made the mistake of coming down for a worm hunt near their favoured hawthorn. Once they'd made it take flight a couple of carrion crows escorted it over the motorway.



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Highlights this AM:

Meadows
Kestrel x1
Buzzard x1
Fieldfare x2
Redwing x5
Goldcrest x1
Bullfinch x5

Path between A56 and meadows
Willow Tit x1
Bullfinch x2
Redwing x10
Jay x1
Grey Heron x1

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Couple of hours from 11am...as the sun was starting to brighten things up. Bit busy near the river for (people in groups...ugh) but had some joy in the meadows...

1 x female bullfinch 

1 x male and 1 x female kestrel

Long-tailed tit

Goldfinch 

Pied wagtail

Jay

 



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Pink-footed Goose 450 flew east at 15.29
Kestrel 2
Cormorant 6 over
Linnet 3

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Afternoon visit.

Kestrel 1male, 1female.
Skylark 1
Song Thrush 2
Bullfinch 1
Collared Dove 1
Herring Gull 1
etc.etc.etc.

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From 1:45pm this afternoon.

Blackbird - 2.
Wren - 4 heard only.
Magpie - 12.
Starling - 4 over.
Buzzard - 1 over adj. M60 following it from Sale to Urmston.
Kestrel - 2 ( m+ f with the male continuosly flying towards the female).

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Path from Lorreto Road 15:30 - 15:50

  • Blackbird
  • Blue Tit
  • Carrion Crow
  • Great Tit
  • House Sparrow
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Magpie
  • Ring-necked Parakeet 4 overhead
  • Robin
  • Song Thrush

Meadow 15:50 - 16:15

  • Blackbird
  • Goldfinch
  • Kestrel 1 male
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Magpie
  • Mallard
  • Robin
  • Wren

Kickety Brook 16:15 - 16:35

  • Blackbird
  • Buzzard
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Magpie
  • Robin
  • Wren

 

 



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12:00 - 12:55

  • Black-headed Gull 
  • Blackbird 
  • Blue Tit 
  • Buzzard 1
  • Carrion Crow 
  • Chaffinch 
  • Dunnock 
  • Feral Pigeon 
  • Goldfinch 
  • Great Tit 
  • House Sparrow 
  • Jackdaw 
  • Kestrel male and female in same tree
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull 
  • Magpie 
  • Robin 
  • Song Thrush 
  • Starling 
  • Stock Dove 1 overhead
  • Woodpigeon 
  • Wren

 



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A buzzard and the usual female kestrel on today between 1pm and 2pm. Plenty of meadow pipits on today, including twelve in one small tree near the top of the rise.

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An afternoon visit.

Sparrowhawk 1 female.
Buzzard 4
Kestrel 2
Meadow Pipit 8
Chiffchaff 2
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1:10pm - 2:00pm

Highlights included:

  • 1 buzzard
  • 2 kestrels, male and female
  • Female sparrowhawk being mobbed by a magpie over the cricket pitch

A couple of meadow pipits dropped in while I was there.



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15:35 - 16:25

  • Black-headed Gull 4
  • Carrion Crow 5
  • Chiffchaff 1
  • Dunnock 1
  • Feral Pigeon 8
  • Goldfinch 3
  • House Sparrow 2
  • Kestrel 1
  • Magpie 12
  • Pheasant 1
  • Robin 1
  • Sparrowhawk 1
  • Woodpigeon 36
  • Wren 1

I've been hearing that pheasant all year and I've finally seen the beggar!



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Two ravens flying North overhead 13:05

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Very brief visit today as I got distracted by looking for orchids on the cycle over. Nice to bump into Tim Wilcox who pointed me in the right direction of the east-end Lesser whitethroat. However I never ended up seeing it. I did see:

Sparrowhawk - 1
Bullfinch - 2m & 1f
Whitethroat - 3m & 1f
House sparrow - 1m, 1f & 2juv
Cormorant - 2 flyover
House martins - 2

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Lesser Whitethroat - 3 singing males. Yesterdays two still in-situ and on south side of the summit
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 reeling briefly east side
Willow Tit 1 by the school still

lots of juvenile Reed Bunting and Common Whitethroat

42 sp 323 individuals

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Lesser Whitethroat - 2 singing male. The usual showy bird at the east end and one on the north side east of the cricket club entrance.
Willow Tit - 1 by the school

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Walk over the meadows to the Mersey.

Song Thrush -8 singing.
Blackcap -8 singing.
Whitethroat -6 singing.
Chiffchaff -5 singing.
Willow Warbler -1 singing.
Lesser Whitethroat -1 singing.
Goldcrest -1 singing.
Linnet -1 singing.
Reed Bunting -1 singing.
Sand Martins
House Martins
Swallows
Swifts
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Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling west side
Lesser Whitethroat 1 rattling east side
Hobby 1 hawking amongst 120+ Swift over the Stretford WTP

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Lesser Whitethroat pair at east end



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Only my second visit but even better than the first.

Willow Tit 1 singing south side.
Blackcap 8 singing.
Chiffchaff 6 singing.
Whitethroat 7 singing.
Willow Warbler 1 singing.
Buzzard 1
Swallow 2
Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing south side.
Reed Bunting 3 singing.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1
RN Parakeet 1
Cormorant 1 over.



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Lesser Whitethroat 3, pair SE corner (carrying food), another singing male on north side where I saw a pair last week
Sedge Warbler 1
Oystercatcher one over flying west, calling, at 09.26

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Lesser Whitethroat still rattling away at the east end this morning

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Lesser Whitethroat, the usual singing male at the east end
Peregrine 1

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