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a fair few birds giving excellent views and lots of lovely photos on cemetary avenue sheffield yesterday,

then also found another 20 odd sat in a tree at the top end of tapton school playing fields as i was driving back, the second time i've found waxwings while driving along the A57 in crosspool in 2 consecutive sundays 2012 waxwing photo total now passed 700 shots oops

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Had an hour or so down at Milner Street this afternoon. 60+ Waxwings showing reasonably well at times but rather skittish and spent much of the time perched at the top of the taller trees. About 1.15pm they decided they'd had enough of the attention and disappeared for about half an hour or so before returning.

Nice to see a good selection of fellow Mancy birders down there too including John Tymon, Dennis Atherton and Martyn Jones. A lovely social occasion!



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Great John! Thanks for the update. I might just call in tomorrow if the opportunity arises.

Still wading through all last weeks photos. I just can't resist these birds! :)

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Fantastic views of a flock of circa 60 waxwings in Lancaster [White Lund industrial estate] this morning at sunrise - feeding on fallen berries until a female Sparrowhawk went through the flock and the industrial estate got busy, after which they dispersed. Best spot was to park in the cash and carry car park and watch from the car.

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Still 67 AT MILNER ST, Warrington, 3pm and showed well all day down to 4 feet

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 18th of November 2012 03:44:03 PM

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I managed a short (5min) journey from home today & caught up with 40 Waxwings still south of Northwich off the A556 bypass near Roberts Bakery at Gadbrook Park Business Park at 10.35am. As I said before when you are on the A556 just look for the well known spiral bread cooler landmark & turn into the Business Park there, the birds were in a tree immediatly to the right. Waxings also reported nearby flying over Northwich town centre, at Barnton also and in Tarvin.

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20 waxwings still at Milner Street at 4pm and interestingly a few fieldfares in the trees with berries by B&QI have a feeling the main flock could be on Bank park about 400 yards east of milner street as that is were they kept dissapearing to both yesterday and today.



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Early report this morning of 25+Waxwings still on the southern edge of Northwich off the A556 bypass near Roberts Bakery at Gadbrook Park Business Park, numbers here got up to 80 yesterday. As I said before when you are on the A556 just look for the well known spiral bread cooler landmark & turn into the Business Park there

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10.00a.m. to 12.00; Milner St. Warrington

About 30 Waxwings making occasional visits to the Rowan trees in the VW dealers grounds.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 17th of November 2012 02:30:36 PM

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passed through Milner st twice this morning,9am and 10.30 ,No signs of the Waxwings,but a few people hanging about for them

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Saturday 17th of November 2012 10:48:46 AM

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Received a report of 66+Waxwings still present early afternoon & as Vivien says plenty of berries still there as well

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Vivien Finn wrote:

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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Nothing yet but a report of 40 Waxwings on the southern edge of Northwich off the A556 bypass near Roberts Bakery at Gadbrook Park Business Park. On the A556 just look for the well known spiral bread cooler landmark & turn into the Business Park there

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Any reports this morning from milner st?

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Finally caught up with them today at Milner St,3 hours watching them this afternoon,Biggest count was 68,but I recon there are probably 75+ as some were coming and going,shame the sun didn't stay out for the pics,but nice to see them 300 yards from home.A few other birders poped in and out during the afternoon,and a few risley moss regulars.The birds were very flighty and only about every 25 mins did they venture down to the berry trees,and then only for seconds.They remain mainly in the tall trees at the furniture store.Thanks to all for the updates all week A few shots on my flickr link below



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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.

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

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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.

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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:

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.




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.

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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



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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.
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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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