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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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Big female Peregrine hunting pigeons over the town centre at the moment as I was on the way to the bank from work. :)

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9 Whooper Swans just flown NW over Warrington town centre



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120 Pink Footed Geese just gone nw over central Warrington 



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Osprey just gone over central Warrington SE heading on direction of Woolston Eyes. 



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just had the first Osprey of the year going SW over our garden being chased by Herring Gulls and Lesser Black Backed Gulls, a great garden tick , although ive seen them a few times in the last few years over our Warrington garden , heading towards the Mersey.



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Overwintering Chiffchaff in the garden this afternoon with its pals , it should be in Africa really as its mainly a Summer visitor but a few overwinter locally, also Long Tailed Tits, and the resident Grey Wagtail today which is not bad in central Warrington



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170 Pink footed Geese just gone NE over the Halliwell Jones Stadium seen from out back garden.



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Just had a wintering Chiffchaff in the garden ,shot is just a record shot ,but not a bad bird for the centre of Warrington in the middle of Winter



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28 Siskin low over our garden in central Warrington yesterday afternoon ,they almost landed in our garden but were disturbed by a Magpie and flew SW.



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We still have the Resident Grey Wagtail in the garden at the moment living off dried meal worms which it loves , Also today 3 Great Tit, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird ,3 Dunnock, 5 Blue Tit, 2 Female Chaffinch . Picture the Grey Wagtail on our frozen pond 



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We have a more or less Resident Grey Wagtail around the garden pond at the moment I have been feeding it meal worms for a few weeks . Also Chaffinch, 4 Coat Tit, 4 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Dunnock, a Robin and a pair of Blackbird in the garden today in Central Warrington . 



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Osprey just gone se over Tesco warrington low chased by gulls heading towards woolston



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Amazingly 2 Greenshank have just gone straight over the garden west calling at about 100 feet high



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Four Buzzards mobbed by single Raven over Pine Grove, Paddington 31/3 pm.

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70 redwing in Tall poplars at the back of our house this afternoon in central Warrington ,then headed over to Bank Park . 

 


 200 Redwing in the same areas today 



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70 redwing in Tall poplars at the back of our house this afternoon in central Warrington ,then headed over to Bank Park . 

 



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2 Whooper Swan flew low ne over Tesco Extra this morning at 8am



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45 redwing just gone south over central warrington on the way into work 



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Adult peregrine just headed ne over our garden in central warrington heading over the halliwell Jones stadium.

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Mediterranean Gull flew over Padgate calling around 12:15

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4 Ravens over Paddington at 2.15 this afternoon. A pair in tumbling display.

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Adult Iceland Gull still along Winwick Road this morning



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Adult Iceland Gull sat on Toolstation roof at 2pm again. 



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Just had a new bird for the garden a Male by size Merlin flew south fast over our house and headed towards Bank Park Warrington, probably heading for the Mersey near Moore ,another amazing bird for central Warrington,



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Drake Goosander heading N fairly low over Padgate this evening

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According to local reports they have all be caught by the police





The Waxwings? Hope the police have ringing licences

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According to local reports they have all be caught by the police

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All evening attacks, but I wouldn't risk a daytime visit with optics ! https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/teen-gang-meat-cleavers-went-15743039 https://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/17390105.gang-armed-with-meat-cleaver-strike-five-times-in-orford-over-weekend

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Just to make everyone aware -There have been 5 Muggings in the last week by 3 men with Meat Cleavers in the daytime at Battersby lane were the Waxwings are ,2  of them at back forshaw street were the photographers stand,they have been taking phones,wallets and anything anyone is carrying,so £2000 binoculars and £5000 lenses and cameras will be targeted . I would not venture to that area at the moment with equipment.please pass this information onto your birding friends . 



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Sunday 27th Jan... lunchtime visit.

- adult Iceland Gull

Appeared on the grass infront of the College on Winwick Rd briefly before flying off. I then had it showing beautifully on the small football pitch behind Decathlon.
It was minding its own business when suddenly 2 huge Herring Gulls flew in and started attacking it. They were mean looking with strong heavy bills. One of them really went for it, and had white feathers still on the end of its bill after the Iceland Gull flew off.
I refound it again back at the college where it stayed for about 5 minutes looking really nervous, before flying off towards MacDonalds and Tesco. I didnt see it again.



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Sunday 20th Jan

- 3 Waxwings showing nicely on Battersby Lane, Orford.
- adult Iceland Gull seen 4 times in flight between Decathlon and MacDonalds. I managed to relocate it again on a lamppost behind MacDonalds near The Range but it flew off back towards Winwick Road

Nice to see Rob Smallwood again.

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Adult Iceland Gull showing well on the lawn directly in front on the college main entrance on winwick road. Also 3 waxwings on Battersby lane

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The adult Iceland Gull was showing well outside Decathlon this afternoon

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Adult Iceland Gull on Dallam Recreation Ground pitches on Longshaw Street before moving off and heading back towards Winwick Road at 10:20am

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Two waxwings using the tall trees opposite the chip & Co chip shop, on the junction of General Street and School Brow in warrington town centre this morning from 8:15am and still there currently. Chip shop postcode is wa1 2ta

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Great to see the adult Iceland gull back again and thanks to John for letting me know. Here's a photo of it on it's first day back in college today! 



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Two great long distance migrants in Warrington today 2 Waxwing at Church street and I found the Adult Iceland Gull by Decathlon this morning that has returned as an adult to the area now for 6 Winters and it was great to see it back again ,I estimate this gull assuming its going back to Greenland to breed has done 24000 miles traveling back and too to Warrington from its Breeding area in the time I have been watching it ,I had it 2nd January 2013 the first time and saw it briefly on and off each winter up to last winter when it was ever present from Jan-May,so great to see her back :)



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5 Waxwings were reported around Sainsbury's car park yesterday, and then later at Battersby Lane. Today 2 were present along Orchard Street, either at the junction with Church Street and then at the junction with School Brow

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3 Waxwings just gone over me low heading west towards vw milner street on my way to Work in town at 8.40

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Huge flock of Redwings, fieldfare, mistle thrush, chaffinch, goldfinch using the st barnabus school field and nearby trees on collins st in warrington. Its quite a spectacle of urban birding. No waxwings tho!

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I had a look near the albion pub in the usual spot for waxwings, no joy

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quick scoot over to Milner street VW this morning in the hope of Waxwings was fruitless but in the vicinity were 200 Redwing and 100 Fieldfare feeding on the Berries around the site,and that normally bodes well for a few Waxwings to arrive,but they will have to hurry up as there are very few Berries left with many of the trees already stripped bare . 



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A pair of Ravens were on the parish church at 3.30pm today.

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