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RE: Warrington town centre and environs


Tawny Owls calling / shrieking near Red Lane Allotments in Appleton.



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Seven Ring-necked Parakeets resplendent in the autumnal morning sun along the Bridgewater Canal in Stockton Heath this morning, seem to be roosting around here most nights now.



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Wife mentioned two small skeins Pink-footed Geese 'wink-winking' over heading SE at around 14:12 and 14:45. (Heading over North Appleton SE).



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Late morning 7 Pink-footed Geese over worksite in East Warrington, heading East. Workmates looking madly at me as I pointed at them and tried to explain a "sign of autumn" as we were working outside sweating our proverbials off in a number of layers of PPE in 28C heat!

Four Redwing as I drove through Birchwood Park on the way home.

Quick visit to Moore and there were still two Chiffchaff singing away at the Eastern Reedbed.

At home four Ring-necked Parakeets on the neighbours Orchard in North Appleton.

Seasons are definitely mixed up.

 



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8 House Martin South over garden central Warrington just

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North Appleton. After the rain stopped the best flock I have ever had of tits and passerines moved through the trees in my garden. I must have missed a few as I was working away and then only when I sensed many more birds at one time than usual (five or six in view is a good count) did I start watching in earnest.

In total 17 Blue Tit - nine Juv; four Coal Tit, three Juv; 11 Long-tailed Tit, eight Juv; Treecreeper (1st garden bird since Christmas Day 2019); three Goldcrest; two Chiffchaff; four Great Tit.

Popping out to see anything else was about three Ring-necked Parakeets were in next door Orchard and five Swift flew over. Dunnock calling from the hedge and Starlings gathering on the wires.



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2 p.m. just before the weather front came through a few small groups (5-7) of Swifts were over the general area of the Bridgewater Canal in North Appleton, probably 60 or so in total in 10 minutes, most circling and climbing until a Hobby (viewed from kitchen window = house / garden tick) heading SW/W scattered the remaining few. Seen very few Hobby this year......the cold wet weather not been great for their food sources?



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Apols, first post I put said North Appleton, forgot to repeat it.



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Andy Slee wrote:

Thirteen Ring-necked Parakeets now in the tree outside my bedroom window inc 4 Juvs. Seem to be feeding in the neighbours Orchard in the evening.


 Were in Warrington it's a big town?



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Thirteen Ring-necked Parakeets now in the tree outside my bedroom window inc 4 Juvs. Seem to be feeding in the neighbours Orchard in the evening.



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The last three days between seven and nine Ring-necked Parakeets have been roosting in trees by the footpath next to our house in North Appleton.

Noisy little things at 4 am outside my bedroom window.



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Adult Yellow Legged Gull on Kamac building opposite Tesco  Extra car park warrington 8am this morning 



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Strangely warrington Town centre were we live the local pair of Buzzards predate the factory roof LBB Gull colony off Dallam Lane and constantly fly over carrying young gulls .



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Just had oystercatcher over the garden low central Warrington heading East.



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Peregrine- 1st Summer Male over our Garden ,central Warrington  Friday 2nd June 2023.



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8 Swift and 4 House Martin over the Garden Central Warrington this morning and last night.



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2 Raven displaying over our garden in central Warrington this afternoon. 



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Golden plover just flew over our garden in central Warrington heading East 1 possibly 2 or more Calling all the time about 200 feet high .

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2 Peregrine heading south over our house towards central Warrington at 2pm

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A very vocal Raven was circling around St Elphins church steeple at 15:30hrs this afternoon

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Today...144 Rook in the South Bank trees by the Bridgewater Canal West of Stockton Heath Marina. What a racket!!!!!

2 Ring-necked Parakeets flew west - east along the canal.

(Last week 2 Goosander on Akers pit m+f) and in the diminutive set of reeds a Cetti's warbler singing!).



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Female Blackcap by canal in Stockton Heath this morning.



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100+ redwing, 30 + Fieldfare  around St Paul  Court churchyard on Bewsey Road Central Warrington today feeding on any tree that had Berries no Waxwing in normal areas central Warrington, very few Berries left.



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Some berry trees between Go Outdoors and the railway; there were 14 Redwing and 3 Fieldfare there at lunchtime.



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60 Redwing in trees behind our house central Warrington at 2pm

Very few Berries left in the usual Waxwing areas near VW but still plenty Berries in Battersby Lane if anyone wishes to check those out.



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Grey Wagtail back in the garden everyday feeding on mealworms about the 5th year running this bird has wintered with us , also yesterday Amazingly a Grey Heron sat by our pond at lunchtime in a normal garden on an estate in Central Warrington.  



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374 Pink-footed Geese came from the direction of the centre of town and passed over my Garden in North Appleton, before turning to follow the Bridgewater Canal West at 13:15.



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1700 Pink Footed Geese flying east over the garden in central Warrington at 8 AM , also 500 Woodpigeon - South around the same time



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Lots of Pink Footed Geese movement over the garden in central Warrington 400 Nw and 200 se around lunchtime today



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130 Redwings South at 8am this morning over our garden in central Warrington.  



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One of the biggest flocks of Pink footed Geese I've ever seen over our garden in central Warrington has just gone over all going NE it took a good 5 mins for them to go over .

Pink Footed Geese - 3500+ in one continuous Flock NE 18.10pm 



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Sankey Valley Park Bewsey

A Kingfisher was by the St.Helens canal in the park this morning.

Also a flock of 36 Lapwings appeared to be following the course of the canal as they headed South, and huge

flocks of Woodpigeons were moving around above the park.

Gadwall clearly greatly outnumbered the usual Mallards on the canal through this section of the park.

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Male Merlin by river Mersey along Slutchers lane warrington at 4pm



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A Single Adult Whooper Swan flew sw over the Garden at 5pm yesterday. 



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Constant movement South this afternoon over the garden of Swallows heading for Africa  for the winter,probably 2000 + in 2 hours intermingled with a few hundred House Martins ,looks like Winter is just round the corner and I expect the first Winter Thrushes to arrive in the next week or so .



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62 pink footed geese heading SE over Warrington 8.40 on the way into work this morning 



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SE Warrington after the rain early morn I was washing up / cooking at my kitchen window. Between 5:50am and 6:30am 80+ Swallows flew South often stopping circling over the canal before moving on. Best house window VisMig I've seen since the big fall of Redwing last autumn.



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A male Tawny owl calling near Radley common 10.30 this evening.

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50 + House Martin over Bank Park this morning along with a few Swallows and a single Swift.



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Ring-necked Parakeet seen at Woolston Weir being mobbed by Magpies, 09:00hrs this morning 



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100+ House Martin over south last night , 30 this morning, over the garden in central Warrington.



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340ish mostly Black-headed but also some (25ish) Lesser Black-backed Gulls a couple hundred feet high in a tight defined "column" in the air over the wasteland at the East end of the A574 Birchwood Expressway. 5 - 10 Gulls arriving every minute from the South East direction (Woolston Eyes direction). At a guess feeding on flying ants?



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Juv peregrine just gone low over garden south central Warrington 



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Adult Male Peregrine Flying SW over our garden just central Warrington .



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Peregrine just gone South over Tesco Extra by the Halliwell Jones stadium 



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I had a single Raven being chased by a Carrion Crow over my garden in Orford at 9.40 this morning.

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Over Grey Mist Mere this afternoon one Great White Egret flying north, then just before the rain at least 30 Sand Martin over the mere and they stayed until at least 18.20



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Male Peregrine at 9am hunting pigeons off the top of the big Tesco Extra in Warrington. 



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Whittle Hall Duck pond Great Sankey. Shoveler -1 pair Tufted Duck -5 Moorhen - 2 Pair Buzzard - 4 circling above pool Black Headed Gull -18 Herring Gull - 1 Adult Mallard -10

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Pair of Shoveler on Whittle Hall Duck pond Great Sankey which seemed unusual for the middle of a housing estate although I've seen Pochard, Tufted Duck and Gadwall on there in the past. 



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