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Waxwings present in Milner st 9am-10am this morning. Still present when I left. Plenty of berries left and good light for photography.
Good luck John, hope you get to see them today.

-- Edited by Vivien Finn on Friday 16th of November 2012 10:42:45 AM

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Waxwings were present in Milner st this morning as I drove by at about 10am. I also saw them this afternoon 2 45pm until 3 45pm. Other known birder/ photographers were present and had been for some time. I have posted on Birdguide this week and also on North West Birding. I have alerted local birders to spread the word!! There are still berries on the small trees if anyone is thinking of going. The birds are now using the small tree nearest to the junction with the main rd. They are still using the tall tree outside Kia to preen and then dropping down into the berry tree to feed. I'll check tomorrow when I drive past and will post on here. However it will be 9 30am before I can post. They are in an excellent place for photographs but until today the light conditions have been poor. I took some good photos today with the sun on the birds while not far from the tree. If you wish to see a photo look on North west birding I posted one from earlier in the week. Not the best of photos though due to poor light.

-- Edited by Vivien Finn on Thursday 15th of November 2012 06:43:12 PM




Thanks hopefully get an early finish tomorrow,and get a few pics as well-thanks for keeping me updated,it is frustrating when you live 300 yards away and can't get to see them due to work :)

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11 Waxwings in Lymm this morning at 9.20. Heard the calls as I was changing out of my wellies at the back of my van. Looked around and there they were. Watched them for a few minutes and two even dropped into the tree three yards away. They were quite flighty though and soon departed.

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Any at Milner st Warrington today anyone? looking like they will not be there when im off at the weekend,but still seemed to be lots of berries when I drove past in the dark last night,still not seen any pics from warrington,so maybe they are not in the best place for pics?anyone sees any today or particularly tomorrow morning please post,don't assume everyone knows they are still there.
cheers John

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Thursday 15th of November 2012 01:16:01 PM





Just had an email telling me that there were still 60 waxwings at the Milner Street location this afternoon - so still looking good!! Looks like very few folk are actually reporting this flock out anywhere, as this email was in response to me asking for info on your behalf to a local birder!!

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Only London Waxwing report in last 2 days was this morning at WWT Centre Barnes by Peacock Tower briefly at 10am. Seems like London isn't really to their tastes!! If I see any more I will post, Paul

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If anybody hears of any in Muswell Hill, Bounds Green, or Richmond in London where I will be this weekend......

Forlorn hope?!

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No reports as yet from Warrington on the pager, John, or on the Facebook site that I am a moderator on (North West Birding). But it could just be that they are still there & those that have seen them are not the reporting type!! Good luck, if I hear anything I will post on here

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Waxwings were present in Milner st this morning as I drove by at about 10am. I also saw them this afternoon 2 45pm until 3 45pm. Other known birder/ photographers were present and had been for some time. I have posted on Birdguide this week and also on North West Birding. I have alerted local birders to spread the word!! There are still berries on the small trees if anyone is thinking of going. The birds are now using the small tree nearest to the junction with the main rd. They are still using the tall tree outside Kia to preen and then dropping down into the berry tree to feed. I'll check tomorrow when I drive past and will post on here. However it will be 9 30am before I can post. They are in an excellent place for photographs but until today the light conditions have been poor. I took some good photos today with the sun on the birds while not far from the tree. If you wish to see a photo look on North west birding I posted one from earlier in the week. Not the best of photos though due to poor light.

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Any at Milner st Warrington today anyone? looking like they will not be there when im off at the weekend,but still seemed to be lots of berries when I drove past in the dark last night,still not seen any pics from warrington,so maybe they are not in the best place for pics?anyone sees any today or particularly tomorrow morning please post,don't assume everyone knows they are still there.
cheers John

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Knutsford,Parkgate Ind Est,not the relaxed lunch I had plannedbut a least 4 Waxwings hanging around near Oliver Valves.

cheers geoff

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60 or so still present at Milner Street, Warrington at 11.35 this morning, though rather unsettled.

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Could anyone please keep updating if they see any at Milner st warrington
cheers John

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Knutsford,Parkgate Industrial Estate,outside of Oliver Valves.

20 Waxwings,showing very well and the berry trees quite laden so might be worth a look if your local,Guess where I,ll be having lunch tomorrow

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Waxwings present in Milner st Warrington 3pm -3-45pm today and they had a visitor! A Sparrowhawk flew towards the small tree as the birds were feeding. The Waxwings took flight and the Sparrowhawk landed in the tree and then left. 10 mins later the Waxwings returned and started to feed in the same tree. The Sparrowhawk struck again but was unsuccessful. The Waxwings had gone when I left at 3 45pm.

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Brian Baird wrote:

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Called back in at Milner Street at 12.10 today and there were about 50 birds present. A few were feeding on berries but most were happily perching in the big tree opposite. Several birders present including one guy with a monster lens. Nice to see Brian Baird too.





Great lets hope they stop until the weekend

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Tuesday 13th of November 2012 04:25:25 PM



Good to see you too Nick and to meet Mike Baron again, plus the other local birders.

66 (counted by Mike) were still at Milner St. when I left at 12.45, but the light was poor for photos etc.

However, both Starlings and Mistle Thrushes are also feeding on these berries, but hopefully they will last until those stuck in work can connect.

Brian.




Whats feels wierd for me is I only live 300 yards from Milner street,and can only get there in the dark,as im on 7-5 all weekgood job its not Sunny or I would be really sad

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JOHN TYMON wrote:

Nick Isherwood wrote:

Called back in at Milner Street at 12.10 today and there were about 50 birds present. A few were feeding on berries but most were happily perching in the big tree opposite. Several birders present including one guy with a monster lens. Nice to see Brian Baird too.





Great lets hope they stop until the weekend

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Tuesday 13th of November 2012 04:25:25 PM



Good to see you too Nick and to meet Mike Baron again, plus the other local birders.

66 (counted by Mike) were still at Milner St. when I left at 12.45, but the light was poor for photos etc.

However, both Starlings and Mistle Thrushes are also feeding on these berries, but hopefully they will last until those stuck in work can connect.

Brian.


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Called back in at Milner Street at 12.10 today and there were about 50 birds present. A few were feeding on berries but most were happily perching in the big tree opposite. Several birders present including one guy with a monster lens. Nice to see Brian Baird too.

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I'm beginning to wonder where these reports are coming from. I was in Milner Street this morning at 8.45 and there were no birds to be seen.

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Rec'd a report that up to 50 Waxwing present in Milner st Warrington at 8-45am this morning. Usual trees.

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Nick Isherwood wrote:

Called back in at Milner Street at 12.10 today and there were about 50 birds present. A few were feeding on berries but most were happily perching in the big tree opposite. Several birders present including one guy with a monster lens. Nice to see Brian Baird too.





Great lets hope they stop until the weekend

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Nick wrote
I'm beginning to wonder where these reports are coming from. I was in Milner Street this morning at 8.45 and there were no birds to be seen

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More I think about it the ones last night flying to roost behind the vw garage as I was passing in almost darkness could have been Starlings-so forget my earlier post.I have been 4 times unfortunately 3 in darkness,before work or after,but at lunchtime all I saw was starlings ,and 5 mins later 60 were reported,so the flocks must be very mobile,and I am supprised that no pics are appearing yet from warrington-hope they are still about at the weekend when I can get to them in daylight,if they are there







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More I think about it the ones last night flying to roost behind the vw garage as I was passing in almost darkness could have been Starlings-so forget my earlier post



-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Tuesday 13th of November 2012 12:29:27 PM

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Between 50 and 60 Waxwings present at Milner st Warrington 14-30pm today. One of the staff at World of Furniture came to a group of us to say they have a coffee shop upstairs should anyone need a warm drink. Price is 1. The birds were in the tall trees by the car park.

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JOHN TYMON wrote:

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Look like Milner St. in Warrington is a goer as a few togs running around late this afternoon!




Anyone sees them on Milner Street today please keep updating as I may be able to get an hour out of work :)


Thouroughly checked at dinner time Milner street ,priestly street all the berry trees -3 small flocks of Starlings approx 10 strong,roaming from tree to tree,1 song thrush ,1 Mistle thrush,several Blackbirds ,No Waxwings,Lots of berries being demolished by starlings and am wondering now if todays posts have been passing motorists,seeing the starling flocks :(



60 Waxwings in Milner Street at 1.20pm today.
Plenty of berries left so they should stay around for a while.

Cheers Brian

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Look like Milner St. in Warrington is a goer as a few togs running around late this afternoon!




Anyone sees them on Milner Street today please keep updating as I may be able to get an hour out of work :)


Thouroughly checked at dinner time Milner street ,priestly street all the berry trees -3 small flocks of Starlings approx 10 strong,roaming from tree to tree,1 song thrush ,1 Mistle thrush,several Blackbirds ,No Waxwings,Lots of berries being demolished by starlings and am wondering now if todays posts have been passing motorists,seeing the starling flocks :(



Apparently they were back at 1.20 ,5 Mins After I left see warrington thread in out of county :(

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JOHN TYMON wrote:

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Look like Milner St. in Warrington is a goer as a few togs running around late this afternoon!




Anyone sees them on Milner Street today please keep updating as I may be able to get an hour out of work :)


Thouroughly checked at dinner time Milner street ,priestly street all the berry trees -3 small flocks of Starlings approx 10 strong,roaming from tree to tree,1 song thrush ,1 Mistle thrush,several Blackbirds ,No Waxwings,Lots of berries being demolished by starlings and am wondering now if todays posts have been passing motorists,seeing the starling flocks :(

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stuHill wrote:

Look like Milner St. in Warrington is a goer as a few togs running around late this afternoon!




Anyone sees them on Milner Street today please keep updating as I may be able to get an hour out of work :)

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had around 50 on manchester road, crosspool sheffield this morning, in stunning light. the pictures are rather nice all 492 of them

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c 30 waxwings still present on parkgate industrial estate this morning in knutsford.right next to where my brother works as it happens(olivers valves).not a bad work tick!

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Look like Milner St. in Warrington is a goer as a few togs running around late this afternoon!

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8 Waxwings,feeding on berries at RSPB Old Moor,car park,this morning at11:00.Great views from these very confiding birds,but they flew off towards the mere after about 5 mins.
Cheers Chris

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Loads in Preston today, they seemed to be going between Victoria Rd and Euston St. I started at Euston with about 30 birds in and around, some berry trees (loads of berries left), but a territorial Mistle Thrush limited photo opportunities and scared all the birds off in the direction of the university. I picked them up (after wandering round for ages) at Victoria Street, lots more berries and around 100 birds present. But they went off again, and were back at Euston st! Watched them another 10 minutes or so and then got train back. Swear I had them on Leyland platform too, so if you're out that way might be worth a look.

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Originally posted today by Oli Booth:

Three waxwings, windgather rocks. Goyt valley Buxton

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Has anyone seen the berry situation Euston rd Preston? Sorely tempted to twitch, but are they likely to stay about?
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Around ten birds seen at oliver twinsafe in knutsford today by my brother Pete.jammy beggar was getting a flock of thirty-forty birds regularly visiting his garden two years ago!

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looked round the main site at battersby lane area this aft on the way to the flash,but unfortunately not a berry to be seen,it seems a poor year for the rowen around here to me,but anyone in warrington theres some crackin set of rowen trees full of berries outside hartwells warrington milner street/a57 ,these were full of waxwings in 2010,so anyone passing look out for them and post if you see any as i live 400 yards away p.s I just thought i saw a flock of about 25 heading along the railway there which i can see from our house ,so tomorrow could be a good time to look.





This is about half a mile from my work place John. I'll keep my eye on it over the next few weeks.

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warrington
looked round the main site at battersby lane area this aft on the way to the flash,but unfortunately not a berry to be seen,it seems a poor year for the rowen around here to me,but anyone in warrington theres some crackin set of rowen trees full of berries outside hartwells warrington milner street/a57 ,these were full of waxwings in 2010,so anyone passing look out for them and post if you see any as i live 400 yards away p.s I just thought i saw a flock of about 25 heading along the railway there which i can see from our house ,so tomorrow could be a good time to look.



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Flock of 40 plus flew south over the A66 towards Keswick at around 3.40pm this evening

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110+ feeding in trees around Euston St, Preston this afternoon
20+ feeding in trees this morning at Barrow, near Whalley.

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Sorry neil, only just seen your post. From the main road past abbey village you follow the track down about 800 metres and you come to a small brick tunnel. Look up to your right and they were in the high trees on the embankment. They then flew down to the berry bushes on both the right and left hand side of where you are walking. Let me know if they are still there. I may pay another visit as it was one of the best bird watching moments ever!!! At times I had 10-15 birds to take photos of and didn't know which to chose!!!

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On the way back from Worlds End couldn't resist the 3 Waxwing at Deeside Industrial Estate, in Zone 3 goods entrance to BASF in and around a berry bearing tree, late this morning - they were taking berrys from the ground. That is the sixth consecutive month I have seen these lovely creatures.

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Approximately 30 Waxwings feeding on berries on the corner of Chiltern Avenue and Sutton Avenue in Culcheth today at 11.30am.

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70 feeding on low hedge in B & Q car park, Edge Lane, Liverpool at 0830 this morning.

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30+ Waxwings seen and well photographed on 25/3/11. Lots of Berries left but not sure how much longer they will be here! Great veiws to within less than 5m as the birds didnt mind me at all. Withnell Fold Nature reserve. Whereabouts at Withnell Fold nature reserve were they, Chris? Neil Southworth



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Originally posted by Mick Hilton today:

20+ @ 9.45am - Junction of Warrington Rd & Whalley Street, Glazebury

Gone in evening @ 5.30 pm

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30+ Waxwings seen and well photographed on 25/3/11. Lots of Berries left but not sure how much longer they will be here! Great veiws to within less than 5m as the birds didnt mind me at all. Withnell Fold Nature reserve.

-- Edited by Chris brown on Monday 28th of March 2011 11:48:13 PM

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29 waxwings in and behind Hardy St Warrington at 8-15am.

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Approx 70 waxwings on Hardy St and in the trees behind the Irish Club at 1-30 pm.






79 here again this morning.

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Approx 70 waxwings on Hardy St and in the trees behind the Irish Club at 1-30 pm.

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29 Waxwings in and behind Hardy Street, Warrington at 12:55hrs today

-- Edited by Ian Coote on Monday 21st of February 2011 11:28:06 PM

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