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Post Info TOPIC: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


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RE: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


Combined sightings, myself and Phil Rhodes;

Cetti's Warbler heard to give 2 bursts of song but no further sound of it, a first record for the site.
12 Whooper Swans over heading SE
c350 Pink-footed Geese over SE in 4 skeins
90+ Fieldfare over
3 Stonechat
1 Green Sandpiper
500+ Herring Gull
55 Snipe
1 Water Rail
27 Skylark
9 Lesser Redpoll
5 Siskin
1 Little Grebe
12 Tufted Duck
45 Meadow Pipit
23 Linnet



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18 Whooper Swan flew SE at 8:30 over the M61 just to the north of here this morning

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A quick walk round the eastern side produced:-
2 Raven
2 Buzzards
3 Kestrel
At least 12 Skylark
And 5 Meadow Pipits
No gulls on site but they were all in the flooded fields south of the railway behind ,Common Farm



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Record shot of the Ring-necked Duck (seen 11.40 - 11.50). Much better video in the YouTube link.

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The juvenile Ring-necked Duck flew off SW at midday (towards Pennington Flash?).

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Ring-necked Duck still present on the bottom pool at 11:30

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Juvenile Ring-necked Duck on the bottom pool this morning at 10:20.

Walk from the Shackerley lane end near Atherton, through the barrier along Engine Lane for a mile past second railway bridge to view the bottom pool.

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Around 200 large gulls loafing around mid-afternoon but nothing of note in amongst them.



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A quick stroll around the eastern end of the site produced:-
244 large gulls at the top daytime roost,but most interesting bird amongst them was a juv.Greater Black Back gull.
Still at least 35 Swallows still feeding over the area,also a Reed Warbler,Whitethroat,a few Chiffchaff still,a Common Snipe anòd a couple of White Wagtails and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were the pick of the rest of the birds seen.

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Late news for yesterday morning:

Whinchat

4 Wheatear

Sedge Warbler

3 Willow Warbler

13 Snipe

Green Sandpiper

150 Swallow SW 

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A quick look at the gulls on the daytime roost produced the usual juv. Yellow Legged Gull and an adult Yellow Legged Gull in about 150 Lesser Black Backs and and 30 Herring Gull

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3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Whinchat and 2 Wheatear present this evening.

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2 Green Sandpipers present this evening.

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This morning,

6 Green Sandpipers
2 Snipe
1 Whinchat
1 Redstart
1 Water Rail
2 Willow Tit


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Lunchtime with Simon Johnson produced;

1 Little Egret bottom pool
1 juvenile Wheatear
2 Tree Pipit over
1 Yellow Wagtail
1 Little Grebe
60 Swift south

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Friday, 23rd August 2019 11:30 - 15:00 hrs. Dry and Sunny.

Willow Tit x 1
Little Grebe x 1
Whitethroat x 1
Willow Warbler x 1
Wren x 1
Pied Wagtail x 2
Goldfinch x 200
House Sparrow x 40
Buzzard x 3
Kestrel x 2
Swift x 3
Swallow x 40
House Martin x 20
Cormorant x 1
Heron x 2
Robin x 2 (1 adult and 1 juvenile)
Black-Headed Gull x 50
Coot x 7
Moorhen x 1
Starling x 15
Woodpigeon x 20
Magpie x 5
Crow x 10

In addition - south of the railway line:
Collared Dove x 1
Blackbird x 2


-- Edited by Steve Judge on Saturday 24th of August 2019 10:21:46 AM

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Juvenile Yellow-Legged Gull present this afternoon 



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Juvenile Little Ringed Plover present yesterday evening.

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The usual juv Yellow Legged Gull still present this am in the top roost with about 50 Lesser Black Backs and a few Herring Gulls and a further 100 Lesser Black Backs in the lower roost.

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The usual juvenile Yellow-legged Gull still present this morning (cracking photo of this bird on the website) and a 1st summer Arctic Tern through south at 11:05.

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Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (image on website), Tree Pipit and 2 Wheatear late morning today.

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3 Ringed Plover this morning.

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Still 2 juvenile Yellow Legged Gulls present at lunchtime in usual place

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2 juvenile Yellow Legged Gulls this am in daytime roost with about 100 Lesser Black Backs and 8 Herring Gulls

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2 Dunlin and a Green Sandpiper present this late evening.

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Juvenile and 2nd summer Yellow Legged Gull this afternoon at daytime roost site.Pic of juv attached(r.h.bird)

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Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull present at 11am today.

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2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls present mid-morning today.

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Quail singing from Engine Lane railway bridge at 8am until 8:30 at least, between the bottom pool and the railway line. 

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1 adult Yellow Legged Gull was the only thing of note in the few gulls that were present late morning, early afternoon today.

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One of the usual juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls was present on the new scrapes mid-morning but nothing of note mid-afternoon and gull numbers in the area were low (pers.obs.)

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Just noticed Colin's post from yesterday. The pics of the"caspian" gull are certainly not the bird that was photographed there previously,there are several discrepancies in the plumage.Unfortunately to me it looks nothing like a Caspian Gull,I've never seen one with such a large bill which isn't even the pale colour it should be,primaries are far too short, ,it looks exactly like an Herring Gull which imo it is.Pete

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Mid afternoon 4th calendar year Caspian gull still (see photos) also juvenile yellow-legged gull. The Caspian gull is an impressive looking bird, look at the size of it compared to the lesser black-back in the first photo.

 



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This late morning to early afternoon, with Phil Rhodes:

4th calendar year Caspian Gull; showed very well and was still present when I left some 2 hours after its finding! ('phonescoped photos on the website)

An adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 juveniles

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull

Around 300 mixed Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls roosting at one point 



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3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls present late afternoon, also 4 Common Sandpiper.

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Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull present at 08:25 this morning, also a Curlew.

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2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gulls present at 10:30 today, also Green Sandpiper and 3 Snipe.

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2 Garganey and 3 Common Tern present this morning.

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Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on the recycling plant roof at 7pm this evening for 5 minutes though mobile.

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A Green Sandpiper flew in late yesterday evening.

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Adult Yellow-legged Gull and adult Ringed Plover at midday today.

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Wednesday, 3rd July 2019. 10:30 - 14:00 hrs.

My first visit to this site (from A6 - Rosemary Lane car park entrance). I stumbled across this car park for Cutacre Country Park by accident earlier this week while driving west on the A6 just around the corner from Junction 4 on the M61. I am glad I came back for a a few hours visit - in that time I covered 12,000 steps - and still did not take in many of the the footpaths! Thoroughly enjoyed my visit - and will return again soon; and also look in more detail around the area just north of the railway line - around Engine Lane / Pool area.

Greenfinch x 1
Whitethroat x 3
Reed Bunting x 5
Chiffchaff x 2
Song Thrush x 2
Mistle Thrush x 1
Jay x 2
Long-Tailed Tit x 10
One possible Yellow Wagtail in flight
Buzzard x 1
Kestrel x 3 sightings
Swift x 50
House Martin x 20
Swallow x 25
Skylark x 1
House Sparrow x 15
Robin x 2
Blue Tit x 5
Great Tit x 1
Chaffinch x 6
Goldfinch x 4
Herring Gull x 3
Black-Headed Gull x 4
Lesser Black-Backed Gull x 3
Magpie x 5
Woodpigeon x 10
Crow x 3
Jackdaw x 1

Also, see section under 'Other Wildlife sightings' for this site for the day...






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A Hobby flew SW at 8pm last night.

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Yellow-legged Gull and Greenshank present this morning.

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A quick look at the gulls that use one of the new pond areas produced a 2nd summer Yellow Legged Gull 63 Lesser Black Backs 12 Herring Gull 7 Black Headed Gulls inc one juvenile.

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Cuckoo, Sedge Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler this evening

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Female Whinchat and 3 Wheatear present today.

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7 Wheatear this morning.

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7 Wheatear and a Common Sandpiper this morning.

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12 Wheatear and a Common Sandpiper present today.

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