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RE: stretford tip/meadows


East of the summit / cricket pitch

3 Lesser Whitethroat - 2 singing males, at east end one of a pair at the north
10 Common Whitethroat
7 Blackcap
1 Willow Warbler
3 Chiffchaff
1 Lapwing over
1 Buzzard
1 Kestrel
1 Reed Bunting etc

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Midday visit. Lesser Whitethroat singing on the east side and showing well. Garden Warbler heard (and probably glimpsed) along the North east edge. I lost count of the number of singing Whitethroats. I Swift, 2 Swallows, Kestrel, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk over.

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am visit.

Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing east and south east.
Reed Bunting 2 singing.
Blackcap 3 singing.
Chiffchaff 2 singing.
Grey Heron 1
Kestrel 1 male.
Buzzard 2
Swift 1
Stock Dove 1
RN Parakeet 2
Song Thrush 3 singing.

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Raven flying south overhead at 1510



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2 Lesser Whitethroat, the singing bird at the east end still and a silent bird at the gas building in the SE corner

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Lesser Whitethroat still singing and showing quite well this morning on the eastern side.

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Lesser Whitethroat rattling away at the east end

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Health walk from Gorse Hill to Stretford tip/meadows this afternoon :
Whitethroat - 5 .
Kestrel - 1m (I saw this bird several times around the tip and as I left it kindly dropped 50ft Infront of me and had a Dust Bath.
Blackcap - 3.
Mistle thrush - 1.
Magpie - 10.
Pheasant - 2.
Carrion crow - 3.
Blackbird - 1.

No Grasshopper warbler seen or heard. Chiffchaff - 3.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Friday 24th of April 2020 03:33:54 PM

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Walk around at 7am 19th April Blackcap Song thrush Greenfinch Wood pigeon Magpie Carrion crow Dunnock Great tit Goldfinch Pheasant Blackbird Wren Blue tit Jackdaw Cormorant Long tailed tit Willow warbler Swallow Buzzard



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Willow Warbler - 7

Blackcap - 6

Chiffchaff - 4

Stock Dove - 2

Jay - 1

No Whitethroats, maybe I'll have better luck over the next few days.



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8.45-10am

1 common buzzard
1 sparrowhawk
2 kestrels
13 bullfinch
Willow tit heard
Reed bunting heard
1 skylark over
6 ring-necked parakeets over
1 goldcrest
Several redwings around



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From 1:30 - 3pm in the afternoon sunshine.

Kestrel - 2 ( m+ f , with the male eating prey).
Common Buzzard - 1.
Redwing - 25.
Reed Bunting - 2.
Blackbird - 2.

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2 - 3pm.

Path along the basketball crt.
Bullfinch - 2m.
Redwing - 5.
Blackbird - 8 (very noisy defending their Hawthorn
berries against the redwing).
Blue tit - 2.
Great tit - 1.

Top of tip -

Carrion crow - c10.
Magpie - 8 (all in one small tree. A second look showed it was full of ripe apples - only had 2 honest !)
Meadow pipit - 2.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Sunday 10th of November 2019 03:49:45 PM

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Eastern side only

Willow Tit 1
Goldcrest 3
Willow Warbler 11
Blackcap 4
Common Whitethroat 5
Swallow 1
Goldfinch 136+

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59272673

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Lesser Whitethroat male still in SE corner for 15th day though more elusive

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evening visit, 43 species seen.

1 grasshopper warbler, showing well.
1 lesser whitethroat also showing well but briefly.
10 whitethroat
11 blackcap
8 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler
6 swallow
1 sand martin
10 swift
1 peregrine falcon perched on pylon, closer inspection of a distant photo shows it to look like a 2nd calendar year bird.
1 kestrel
1 sparrowhawk
2 common buzzards
6 reed bunting
2 jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
1 pheasant
3 rook, over
4 ring-necked parakeet, over
1 collared dove, over
1 stock dove
1 mistle thrush
1 bullfinch
2 chaffinch
plenty of song thrush singing all around.


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Lesser Whitethroat - 1 singing at the west end still
Sedge Warbler - 1 east side of cricket patch
Grasshopper Warbler - 1 heard east side of cricket pitch

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56214599

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30 species this morning included 2 singing Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler and fledged Long-Tailed Tits

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I also had 2 singing lesser whitethroats on there today except one was at the far eastern end and one in the middle near the summit. Dipped grasshopper warblers yet again.

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Lesser Whitethroat 2 singing male (2nd & 3rd birds of the week) 1 still by summit and 1 at the western end

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Lesser Whitethroat now 2 singing males
Swift 19
House Martin 8

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Lesser Whitethroat - male still rattling away in the SE corner but ranging more widely
Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling close to summit, different location / bird to yesterday which was at the west end.

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7.20 for an hour or so this morning - 1 Lesser Whitethroat (SE corner in brambles), 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Gropper among seven warbler species



-- Edited by Stuart Marsden on Monday 6th of May 2019 11:03:58 AM

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8.10-9.20 am this morning - a bit quiet but 2 Linnet over low N (Ollie Metcalfe had one over last night too), 2 reeling grasshopper warbler, lapwing over



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Morning visit.

No signs of the redstart.
3 grasshopper warbler, one seen well at close range.
11 whitethroat
12 blackcap
7 chiffchaff
2 willow warbler
7 reed buntings
1 lapwing over
2 common buzzards
1 pheasant
1 swallow over the tip.

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Early morning visit - 7.15-8.30am. Male Redstart at the N bend in the gravel track east of cricket pitch early on. Plenty of warblers in good voice incl. 3 Grasshopper warblers. 3 lapwing and a young GBB gull over, 1 rook, stock dove, and a Siskin.



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Morning & evening visit.

At least 4 grasshopper warblers
13 whitethroats
3 blackcaps
2 Chiffchaff
1 willow warbler
4 rooks over
1 kestrel
1-2 common buzzard 1 sparrowhawk
1 pheasant
4 reed buntings
1 swallow
7 sand Martins
Also 1 wheatear info from Matt Mcmullen.
And a blackbird singing & mimicking sirens was great to listen toobiggrin

-- Edited by steven burke on Monday 22nd of April 2019 11:06:45 PM

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08.10-11.30

Grasshopper Warbler 3
Skylark 1
Common Whitethroat 8



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7-8 pm tonight - 3 reeling Grasshopper Warbler (one at western end seen), 2 Stock Dove, whitethroats, willow warblers etc



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From 1- 2.30pm today.

Rear of Basketball crt -
Mixed flock of :-
Chaffinch - 3.
Long-tail tit - 4.
Goldfinch - 1
Great tit - 2.
Bluetit - 2.
Pied Wagtail - 2 over.

Main tip -
Fieldfare - 2.
Blackbird - 3.
Reed bunting - 3.
Kestrel - 1.
Buzzard - 1.

Also only 4 Woodpigeon and 4 Carrion Crow over , quite unusual.

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Via Poplar rd entrance :
Side of basketball crt - along path - north corner of dell .
Whitethroat - 1.
Bullfinch - 1f.
Blackcap - 1 f.
Warblers - 3 unidentified wilow / chiffchaff ?
Grt. Tit - 2.
Blackbird - 2.
Goldfinch - 4.
House Martin - 2.
Dropped in over a few minutes at 2pm - nothing for next 45min.

On tip - very quiet :
Jay - 2.
Goldfinch - 6 only ,lots of willow herb and thistle in seed ( they must all be at Burleigh Rd Stretford on the feeders or in Steve Burkes garden ).
Raven - 2 heading towards Manchester .
Buzzard - distant on M60 lamp column.

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Yesterday 19th July 2018

Sedge Warbler 2, 1 carrying food items, (individuals on different parts of the tip)
Common Whitethroat 3 juveniles
Stock Dove 1
Woodpigeon steady movement west in small flocks
Common Gull 1 adult over flying west

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Full cicuit today from 12 - 1.30 pm .

Chiffchaff - 2 heard on perimeter.
Reed bunting - 6.
Whitethroat - 5 + another 4 heard.
Blackcap - 1.
Kestrel - 1.
Buzzard - 1 ( distant view).
Grasshopper warbler - 1 heard indistance.
Ring - necked Paraqueet - 1 over .

Ps. most of the wet areas have dried but top of the middle hill is still a bit wet.

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Late post for Sunday 24th
11am - 12:45am

Decided to try my luck with the Grasshopper warblers seen as its been a while since I've even heard one let alone see one. After staking out a patch of dead vegetation where a Grasshopper warbler was reeling from I was rewarded with some long views of it singing in partial cover, not the best views but worth standing in the rain for a hour or so.

Other highlights
3 reeling grasshopper warblers
total of 5 swallows over (group of 4 and a single)
a pair of stock doves
reed bunting
male kestrel
6 song thrush
blackcaps and chiffchaffs singing pretty much everywhere

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Common Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 6
Chiffchaff 4
House Martin 3
Stock Dove 6
Pheasant 3
Carrion Crow flock of 53
Sparrowhawk 1
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 1

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11.00-12.30

Common Whitethroat 1
Linnet 2
Stock Dove 2
Buzzard 2
Kestrel 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Pheasant 2
Blackcap 4
Chiffchaff 3
Reed bunting 1
Greenfinch 1

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With Chris Chandler after work this evening, from around 18.00 to 20.00

Lovely evening, the plan was to try and see a Grasshopper Warbler. We found 2 reeling birds and saw 1, but there were probably 3 present; lots of reeling was heard in distinct areas but we only had 2 definitely different birds pinned down at once.

The bonus was a smart male Whinchat seen in the brambles and long grass on the bank to the south side of the cricket club. Also in the same area 1 of the Grasshopper Warblers and a pair of Reed Buntings. There was a certain amount of territorial sparring going on between the warbler and the buntings but the Whinchat seemed happy enough with life, although we never got closer than 100m or so before it would disappear into the cover.

No Whitethroats evident.

Also seen:
Buzzard
Stock Dove
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Sparrowhawk
Ring-necked Parakeet





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From12.45 to 2.45pm today -
Greenfinch - 1 heard.
Bullfinch - 1.
Chiffchaff - 4 ((2 near basket ball Crt.and 2 on the perimeter).
Buzzard - 1.
Sparrowhawk - 3 (1 over, and 2 circling towards Carrington moss).
Grasshopper warbler - 1 seen briefly.
Swallow - 1 over.
Jay - 3.
Blackcap - 1.
But no reed bunting .


-- Edited by phillipskelly on Friday 20th of April 2018 08:09:20 PM

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10 45 to 11 30 am today around the top of the mound. A bit quiet.

Grasshopper Warbler (1)
Reed Bunting
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Jay
Kestrel (m)
Buzzard

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Afternoon visit

13 grey partridge
1 buzzard
1 sparrowhawk
2 kestrel
4 goldcrest
5 meadow pipits over
2 redpoll over
1 chaffinch
2 bullfinch
1 pheasant
Lots of redwing & blackbirds around.


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Bullfinch x 4

Grey Partridge 20

Kestrel x2

Magpie x 24

Goldfinch x11

4 stocky finches flew over into the sun , never got a full ID on them

Redwing x5

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3.15-4.45pm

2 grey partridge
1 buzzard
1 sparrowhawk
1 kestrel
15 fieldfare
Several redwings
Lots of blackbirds
1 Chiffchaff, heard
6 bullfinch
4 goldcrest
3 chaffinch
8 meadow pipits
Plus usuals around

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Raven 1 over .
Buzzard 2 .
Grey Partridge - between 15 and 20 (never seen that many here before )
Starling 20 over .
Kestrel 2 ( one distant and one male quite close to )
Goldfinch flock of c60 ( as I disturbed the male kestrel later on, it landed on the tree where the 60 juvenile goldfinches were .... which took flight ,allowing a count . As they landed a very short distance from the kestrel they began to feed on seed heads allowing an attack by a Sparrowhawk. )
Sparrowhawk 1.
Lots of Woodpigeon over.

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I did a circuit early doors 7-11

Couple of Chiffchaffs

Blackcap male and female

GS Woodpecker

Swallows ,House Martin no swifts

 

Blooming Woodpigeons .. an I sure they are the most common bird in Gm now.

 

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From 12pm - 1.30pm very quiet and still, Rosebay willow herb and Thistles all in seed,Brambles and Hawthorns full of fruit as was a small apple tree full of tasty apples.
Robin 2.
Wren 2.
Goldfinch 9 then a flock of about 30.
Kestrel 1.
Reed Bunting 1.
Jay 1.
Woodpigeon over in ones and two's probably around 100 heading South.

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Took an opportunity for my first ever visit to this site today. 32 species, including a Sedge Warbler, plenty of Whitethroat, 6 Stock Dove over and an adult Herring Gull feeding on the cricket pitch.



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Today 12.30 - 2.30pm.
Robin 2 newly fledged young.
Greenfinch 2 heard on perimeter.
Chiffchaff 4 heard around perimeter.
Whitethroat 7 seen.
Reed bunting 2.
Grasshopper warbler 1 (great views).
Swallow 1.
Swift 17 circling overhead and 2 seemingly mating on the wing.


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This afternoon -
Common Buzzard - 1 (disturbed in wooded area s/o St.Matthew's primary school ).
Sparrowhawk - 1.
Kestrel - 1 m.
Stonechat - 1m (found when I used an alternate route so as not to disturb the kestrel 50meters away).
Chiffchaff - 4 around the perimeter.
Greenfinch - 3 .
Reed bunting - 1m .

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Male and Female Bullfinch

Jay

Goldcrest x 4

Sparrowhawk/

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A walk around the perimeter -
Long -tail tit 10.
Jay 3.
From the Middle Hill -
Sparrowhawk 1.
Kestrel 1m.
Meadow pipit 2 heard only.
A very quiet afternoon.

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