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RE: Cutacre Country Park; north of the railway


Yesterday afternoon to evening:

Whinchat at 4pm before moving off north

Yellow Wagtail

8 Wheatear

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Adult Kittiwake circling the A6 recycling centre at 8am this morning, then drifted off ENE.

Other birds present included 4 Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler.

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9 Wheatear, Grasshopper Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat all present up to 10am today.

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 4 Wheatear and a Green Sandpiper present at 10:30.

 

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Other birds today included 6 Wheatear, 14 Fieldfare and Green Sandpiper.

 

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Today with David Rogers. Sunny.

Managed to get around a lot of this big site, even though the map that I had got off the web, was hopelessly out of date.

Birds seen:

Blackcap....1 male seen, and then later sang from cover.

Chiffchaff...1 heard, and then seen down to 10 feet. One more heard only.

Wheatear....2 males

Skylark...2 above seen, but many more heard singing.

Linnet....5

Chaffinch...5 male together.

Reed Bunting....4

Long-tailed Tit....3

Lapwing....3

Pheasant...1 cock.

Jay....1

Buzzard....4 plus, seen more or less continuously over  wide areas.

Kestrel...2 sightings

Grey Heron...1

Mute Swan...1

Gadwall....6

Tufted Duck...6

Little Grebe....1

Herring Gull....9

Photos with thanks from David.

 



-- Edited by Keith Mills on Thursday 11th of April 2019 08:53:50 PM

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A quick visit this afternoon produce 1 Common Snipe, 5 Meadow Pipits with Wheatears everwhere



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1 Snipe
3 Wheatear
Kestrel
Still at least 36 Linnet
Plus all the usuals



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7 Wheatear and a Green Sandpiper present today.

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2 Little Ringed Plover
2 Snipe
1 Jack Snipe
4 Oystercatchers
1 Common Sandpiper
30 Linnet
1 Grey Wagtail
6 Tufted Duck
6 Gadwall
Few singing Skylarks and displaying Lapwing
On the south side of the railway the 3rd w.Iceland Gull in a flooded field



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10 Wheatear, Swallow, the 3rd winter Iceland Gull and a Green Sandpiper all present up to 11am today.

 

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Usual 3rd winter Iceland Gull present on the bottom pool mid-afternoon today and a Curlew over.

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A Little Ringed Plover present today,several singing Skylaeks and Chiffchaff around the site.

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Highlights at midday today were:

3rd winter Iceland Gull

9 Wheatear

Water Rail

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2 Wheatear, Blackcaps and Sand Martin present at midday today.

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Wheatear and 2 Ringed Plover present today.

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A Little Ringed Plover flew over the new scrapes at midday, plus a Curlew preset on the bottom pool.

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Male Wheatear present at 12:20

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Adult and third winter Iceland Gull present at 11:45.

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The third winter Iceland Gull was present around 4pm when it flew off towards Atherton.

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Ringed Plover flew west at 12:25 today.

 

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The 3rd winter Iceland Gull flew towards Atherton at 10:40am

8 Curlew flew NE at 10:57

1 Green Sandpiper

 

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2 adult Mediterranean Gulls flew onto the bottom pool at 11:10am.

 

Also present were 3 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 10 Teal, 260 Herring Gull.

 

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3rd winter Iceland Gull and Green Sandpiper present on the bottom pool at 1pm today.

 

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My first visit to this site 10.35 to 12.40 today 28 species recorded including:

  • Skylarks 50+
  • Kestrel 2
  • Bullfinch 1
  • Lapwing 3
  • Teal 8
  • Shelduck 1
  • Linnet 40+
  • Meadow Pipit 1
  • Oystercatchers 2


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7 adult Whooper Swans flew SW from the bottom pool at 10:07am this morning.

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With Simon Warford and Phil Rhodes this afternoon

52 Teal
6 Gadwall
36 Mallard
Shelduck
Woodcock
55 Reed Bunting
92 Skylark
100+ Linnet
40+ Meadow Pipt
4 Kestrel
3 Buzzards
2 Tree Sparrow


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Today up to early afternoon:

 

Brambling

Dunlin

Green Sandpiper

3w Iceland Gull

30 Meadow PIpit

2 Shoveler 

 

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Third winter Iceland Gull was on the bottom pool this afternoon with several hundred other large gulls.

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My first visit since 2010 when I saw the Shorelark. What a transformation. Great pathways
throughout the country park. I didn't get all the way round due to lack of time.
There must be at least 3 miles of pathway I didn't get down to the pool near
the railway but still saw some interesting birds. As follows
Pied wagtail x3
Wood Pigeon x6
Blue tit x3
House Sparrow x12 Tree Sparrow x2 in the hedge at the back of the
farm near the Manchester Rd entrance
Magpie x 4
Linnet x 12
Reed Bunting x 10
Skylark x10
Goosander x1 Pochard x6 all on the marshy pool behind the large warehouses.
Meadow Pipit x 2
Blackbird x 3
Carrion Crow x 4
Black Headed Gull x lots
Herring Gull x 3


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Redshank present this morning also Green Sandpiper, 9 Lapwing, 4 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 1 Little Grebe, 35 Skylark and 250+ Linnet.

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3rd winter Iceland Gull present at 12:20 today

 

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Few hours spent here this morning with Simon Warford doing a winter Bolton day list .. finished on 71 for the day highlights from here ..

Green Sandpiper
2 Lapwing
51 Snipe
Shelduck
Wigeon
7 Gadwall
6 Teal
18 Moorhen
60+ Meadow Pipit
2 Stonechat
30+ Linnet
16 Fieldfare
2 Willow tit
90+ Great Black-backed Gulls

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Third winter Iceland Gull present at 1pm at least,

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Usual third winter Iceland Gull present at 12:45, plus 2 Wigeon.

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The 3rd winter Iceland Gull was on the bottom pool again today at 10:45

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Today,

3rd winter Iceland Gull amongst a mobile 1000+ large gulls
1 Goldeneye
1 Wigeon
8 Teal
50 Skylark
150 Linnet
2 Willow Tit
55 Pink-footed Geese east at 2.15pm.

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Third winter Caspian Gull present at 12:45 today, on the bottom pool along with the third winter Iceland Gull.

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Green Sandpiper present this morning and 19 Pink-footed Geese flew SW.

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11 adult Whooper Swans flew low SE at 8:58am this morning.

Also present, Green Sandpiper, 7 Snipe, 50 Meadow Pipit, 5 Shoveler and 8 Teal.

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Green Sandpiper present late afternoon today.

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2 Wigeon and a Green Sandpiper present today.

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This morning up to 12pm,

Juvenile Spotted Redshank briefly before flying off NW at 11.20am
2 juvenile Ringed Plover
1 Green Sandpiper
4 Snipe
5 Teal
1 Shoveler
4 Tree Pipit in group over
100+ Meadow Pipit across whole site
50 Linnet
10+ Chiffchaff
2 Willow Tit

Late news from 3/9/2018 -

2 Green Sandpipers
1 Pintail
Whinchat
3 Shoveler
2 Wigeon



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Wigeon, Green Sandpiper and 8 Snipe at 8am this morning.

 

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Spotted Flycatcher present this morning.

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Wheatear present this morning.

 

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Whinchat, 2 Wheatear and Green Sandpiper present at 9am today.

 

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Singles of Green and Common Sandpiper present this morning.

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Green and Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe and 3 Lesser Whitethroats feeding together at 09:15 this morning.

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Common Sandpiper and 8 Snipe this evening.

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