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23+ at Milner Street at 13.10. A bit flighty as a Magpie was in their favoured tree. Also 2 Redwing and 2 Mistle Thrushes. Lots of berries here. Beware the traffic wardens!!

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35 waxwings milner street f 10 mins at 10.30 before the thrushes saw them off none at battersby ln this morning

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16 Waxwings at Battersby Lane, at the junction with Forshaw Street reported at 11:24 on birdguides and still present at 15:00

-- Edited by Daniel Owen on Wednesday 28th of December 2016 03:09:53 PM

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21 Waxwing at Winwick Road/Alder Lane this morning, in a tree adjacent to 391 Winwick Rd



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Raven low SW over the town centre this afternoon by Mersey Street



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John Williams wrote:

It is also worth keeping an eye on the rowans in Battersby Lane, and the rowan with white berries near the Birchwood Pool at Moore NR.


Been checking Battersby lane ,not many berries there,more at milner street  



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It is also worth keeping an eye on the rowans in Battersby Lane, and the rowan with white berries near the Birchwood Pool at Moore NR.

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Anyone in Warrington whos out and about check Milner street for Waxwings has the berries are perfect and in abundance has waxwings have been seen at Lowton this morning,so Milner street has always been the top spot in Warrington -anyone who goes please update ,I have been checking has I live close ,but am at work all week,so can't get to check .

 



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Woodcock flew low over my garden around 4pm

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Possible Little Egret seen very briefly flying over Town Centre at 4pm

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Just seen a Magpie near Asda Westbrook, flying with it's beak full of sticks and twigs, are they still nesting, or is this early preparation for next spring?.

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approx 120 Pink-Footed Geese west at 09:33

2 Skylark N over Golden Square



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A greenshank flew over my garden calling at about 23:00 last night (15/09)

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A Tree Pipit flew over Decathlon on Winwick Road at 13.00 this afternoon

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Saw my first Black Tern of the year today ,in the stranges of places ,1 Flying over the swing bridge on Chester Road down the Manchester ship canal towards Moore ,presumebly from Woolston Eyes,in the Rush hour at 4.20 .Who would ever thought you could see Black Tern in Almost town centre Warrington :) Always expect anything anywhere and you won't go wrong :)

 



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Collared Dove seen on Crosfield Street next to Bank Park yesterday evening



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Wilderspool (Former Rugby Stadium)

3 Little Ringed Plovers chasing each other round the waste ground/ rain water pools this afternoon.

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Willow warbler briefly singing in sycamore tree in my garden at 12:00

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Pair of Goosander on Sankey Brook (Dallam) this morning 08:30hrs



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Red Kite drifting NE 10.30 am over Tesco extra Warrington :) Put all the gulls up from the top of the Asda Warehouse opposite ,where it looked like there was well over 500 large gulls roosting . :)


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Lone White Wagtail, this afternoon by Midland Way, adjacent to the A57 / A49 roundabout



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Good selection of Birds seen from the garden today at various points in time -central Warrington

Fieldfare-2

Mistle thrush-1

Great spotted Woodpecker- 1m

Chaffinch-4

Coal Tit-2

Great Tit -2

Blue Tit-6

Collared Dove-7

Magpie-3

Sparrowhawk-1

Wren -1

Dunnock-2

Blackbird-2

Robin-1

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not got a clue why im double spaced

 



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An opportunity arose this morning of about 45min watching from the roof of Golden Square, Warrington. Birds moving between S to SW were 68 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark and a minimum of 6 Siskin, birds being heard but many difficult to see against blue sky before fog drifted in. Long-Tailed Tit moved through London Planes at Golden Square and a Collared Dove is sitting on it's third brood in a Flowering Pear tree

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Great garden bird last night - a male tawny owl could be heard hooting at around 22:05 in padgate

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Adult Mediterranean Gull seen at 12.10 flying over the roundabout at the junction of Lovely Lane and A57, heading west towards Sankey Valley Park

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Raven this afternoon over the Sankey Bridges area flying towards Arpley Tip

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For interest, in relation to John's sighting below, a Darvic-ringed Cormorant just upstream of the town centre in spring turned out to have been ringed in Germany

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5pm

A single flock of 28 Cormorants flying West over Bridge Foot.

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6pm (Yesterday 1st July)

Wilderspool Causeway

A Green Sandpiper flew off the site of the former rugby stadium, low over a nearby car park and off towards the Mersey, calling throughout.





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Peregrine just gone over our garden in the centre of warrington being harrased by a lesser black backed gull headed towards the halliwell jones stadium.
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-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Sunday 5th of April 2015 04:30:49 PM

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A Peregrine was perched on top of the Scottish Power building in Wilderspool for several minutes around 11.30.
This building usually provides a roost for a flock of Feral Pigeons, although their numbers seem to have dropped from around 80, to about half that number since
the former rugby stadium has been demolished. Needless to say then when the raptor was present, no pigeons were to be seen anywhere.
The first birds back, several minutes after the falcon had departed were 4 Magpies. showing off their bravery on the roof, followed by 15 pigeons who went into a
frenzy of flap and glide displaying. Take heed lesser birds, I have a feeling our "Peregrinus" friend will return.



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JOHN TYMON wrote:


The area were the twite are reported was a local patch of mine for almost 10 years, its very doubtful that there would be twite flocks there. The linnet flocks were always there in winter and sometimes the 1st winter birds can be mistaken for twite. I never saw twite there in the 10 years I covered the area . It was a good area in summer for Ringed plover as well as a few other waders. Also green sandpiper and good numbers of little grebes on the Brook and I had a few Pied Flycatchers and a Hen Harrier once in the valley there :)



I think you are right John. The occasional Little Grebe is still seen on the brook, but the other species seem long gone unfortunately

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Sankey Valley Park, area north of new water treatment works: This morning at first light, there were 70+ Magpies in a noisy communal roost. The birds dispersed in small groups in all directions. The numbers of this species has been steadily growing recently in this area. Quite an impressive sight, but at what cost to small breeding birds this spring?

Also, apparently there have been reports (from a reliable source) of a flock of Twite on the open ground north of the treatment plant, that was until recently fenced off. I have not personally seen the Twite, but there is usually a mixed flock of Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Grey & Pied Wagtails there as well as Stock Doves. Whilst there is constant disturbance from dog walkers, this area is hardly watched, so this could potentially be a rich location for seeing interesting birds!





The area were the twite are reported was a local patch of mine for almost 10 years, its very doubtful that there would be twite flocks there. The linnet flocks were always there in winter and sometimes the 1st winter birds can be mistaken for twite. I never saw twite there in the 10 years I covered the area . It was a good area in summer for Ringed plover as well as a few other waders. Also green sandpiper and good numbers of little grebes on the Brook and I had a few Pied Flycatchers and a Hen Harrier once in the valley there :)

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Sankey Valley Park, area north of new water treatment works: This morning at first light, there were 70+ Magpies in a noisy communal roost. The birds dispersed in small groups in all directions. The numbers of this species has been steadily growing recently in this area. Quite an impressive sight, but at what cost to small breeding birds this spring?

Also, apparently there have been reports (from a reliable source) of a flock of Twite on the open ground north of the treatment plant, that was until recently fenced off. I have not personally seen the Twite, but there is usually a mixed flock of Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Grey & Pied Wagtails there as well as Stock Doves. Whilst there is constant disturbance from dog walkers, this area is hardly watched, so this could potentially be a rich location for seeing interesting birds!

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Found an adult Iceland Gull, on the rugby pitches on Longshaw Street this morning at 09:45
Dazzling white individual

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Raven-2.45 pm over our House very low, being chased by carrion crows almost landed in the garden confuse at our house in central warrington-good garden tick if I did those sort of things,which I don't .biggrin I remember the days when you would have to go to Central Wales or the Lakes to see a Raven crackin' bird smile

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Sunday 11th of January 2015 05:04:06 PM

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Kingfisher perched on a branch over padgate brook around 14:00 smile

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1 Hawfinch flew over garden (padgate) around 10:10

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200 Pink footed geese just gone south over our house in central Warrington.
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Good visible migration over my garden (padgate) , weekend counts:

54 woodpigeon, 1 linnet, 11 magpie, 3 robin, 3 blue tit, 7 blackbird, 6 carrion crow, 29 pied wagtail, 34 meadow pipit, 296 lesser black-backed gull, 2 buzzard, 28 feral pigeon,
1 mistle thrush, 1 wren, 15 greenfinch, 13 house sparrow, 38 starling, 9 collared dove, 2 jay, 1 great-spotted woodpecker, 96 black-headed gull, 17 goldfinch, 2 whooper swan ,
2 oystercatcher, 1 sparrowhawk, 3 goldcrest, 3 great tit, 7 chaffinch, 191 herring gull, 10 jackdaw, 1 mediterranean gull, 5 redwing, 4 fieldfare, 5 siskin,
30 pink-footed goose, 1 common gull, 2 long-tailed tit, 1 dunnock, 1 grey heron.

(Bold means unusual for the garden)

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Not the town centre, but not a million miles away & with a WA postcode - 2 Swallows on wires along Bentley's Farm Lane near Higher Whitley this morning around 9am smile

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1 Swallow & 2 Grey Wagtails in Sankey Valley Park this morning

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Four Swallows heading south over Orford at 2.30 this afternoon.

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I will now be known forever as the birdman of Alkatraz as that what we call our factory as its like a prison :)


I hope your boss(the warden)is not reading thisno.
Cheers Ian

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Just rescued a Goldcrest from inside a Guillotine machine at work,luckily the operator spotted it so I stuck my hand in and grabbed it ,kept it in a small box in my office for an hour as it seemed stressed,when I heard it flying in the box I took it round the back of the factory and let it go into the large conifers at the back of the factory,a bit of pr for birds as well as no one had ever heard of a goldcrest so most of the wokforce gathered round while i grabbed it ,so i showed them the smallest bird in the uk,they seemed amazed.
I will now be known forever as the birdman of Alkatraz as that what we call our factory as its like a prison :)

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Nick Isherwood wrote:

Whereabouts is Puddington Meadows please?


Nick I have asked David the same question although I suspect he means Paddington Meadows at WA1 3LU.



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Whereabouts is Puddington Meadows please?

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Puddington meadows spotted flycatchers


1.30-3.30pm Sun 31.8.14

No less than 3 spotted flycatchers on full and easy view for my camera this afternoon at Puddington meadow west. They made sallies for insects between the most westerly pylons (one pylon had a peregrine with its victim briefly perched on top), and the riverside footpath. They sat high in the bushes (at the edges) making regular sallies.

Other birds of note where a female blackcap and 2 noisy but beautiful jays, whilst a kingfisher was heard flying along the river.

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Late Post...21/08/14 (PM)

Wilderspool Causeway near old rugby stadium.

1 Swift heading SW. 1 female Sparrowhawk keeping 60+ Feral Pigeons airborne, although she didn't seem interested in trying to catch one.

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Hobby south over our garden in central warrington at 8pm last night headed over bank park and away towards crossfields.
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