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Hobby hunting over Airlift Hill Great Sankey at the moment and 30+ House Martin .



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St Marys Rd Penketh

2 Swifts screeching and chasing low over our garden were first I have seen from home, or in immediate vicinity, all year.
Very late, but at least we don't seem to have lost them as local breeding birds.

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A5080 from Widnes into Penketh
Fields just past White Moss Garden Centre

2 Grey Partridge and a m Yellowhammer.

Sadly, large numbers of houses being built here will probably reduce available habitat for farmland birds like these.

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Great spotted woodpecker in a tree at the top of Sandy Lane. Stayed for a while. Grey Partridges in the fields near the riding stables



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We had a leisurely walk around Great Sankey and Penketh this morning, about five miles and including some essential shopping. Starting at Penketh Lane Ends and taking in Station Road (Great Sankey), Hall Nook and Sankey Canal, unfortunately I didn't take my binoculars but still managed to see/hear 32 species, highlights included a surprise Little Egret on Penketh Brook from Hall Nook, 'trilling' Little Grebe, 2 Jays and 3 Cetti's Warblers (near Richmond Bank, canal near Penketh Hall and by the closed off bridge near Liverpool Road)

Species included:

Mute Swan
Mallard
Gadwall
Coot
Moorhen
Little Grebe
Buzzard
Kestrel
Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Egret
Blackbird
Song Thursh
Carrion Crow
Magpie
Jackdaw
Jay
Robin
Wren
Dunnock
House Sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Bullfinch
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Chiffchaff
Cetti's Warbler

Attached record shot of Little Egret

cheers

Dave

-- Edited by Dave Riley on Tuesday 13th of February 2024 01:30:29 PM

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Well Lane
Just before Penketh Old Hall
juv Nuthatch vocal in roadside trees.

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Sandy Lane
Pair of Grey Partridge in fields. M calling / singing.

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Farm fields along Laburnum Lane/Sandy Lane

Wintry weather had brought wintry birds. 30plus Fieldfares in loose flock with lesser numbers of Redwing and Blackbirds.



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Penketh
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Tawny Owl calling from cemetery 12.45AM

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Fields in general area of Laburnum Lane

4 Grey Partridge showing well in snowy fields.
A first for the year for me, becoming a really uncommon bird locally.

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Penketh
Noticeable movement of Swallows and House Martins over in the heat yesterday.

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2 AM
St Marys Rd
Tawny Owls calling from cemetery prob one adult and one young bird

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St Marys Rd Penketh
At least 2 young Tawny Owls calling all last night from cemetery.
One seen as it flew up from trees.

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St Marys Rd Penketh
A young Sparrowhawk begging on the wing from an adult bird high over.

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Lovely walk along Sandy Lane this morning. 2 Yellow Wagtails, grey and Red Legged Partridge. Lots of Lapwings.



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2 Wheatear on Sandy Lane, up from the Hayloft



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St Marys Rd Penketh
Still a few House Martins whizzing round the school playing fields this morning.
All gone by early afternoon.

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40 plus House Martins over trees round cemetery and adjacent school playing fields. Feeding . Vocal.
Migrants passing through brought down by rain showers I assume.
First ones all year for me.



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Kingfisher darting along the brook by Manston Road, Ditchfields Farm. Little Grebe diving in the Marina near to the bridge.



-- Edited by ChrisA on Sunday 10th of January 2021 08:32:08 PM



-- Edited by ChrisA on Sunday 10th of January 2021 08:34:54 PM

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120+ Pink-footed Geese over Thornton Road at 14.20, flying south-east

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100+ Pink-footed Geese over Thornton Road/Penketh Lane Ends at 09.45 flying south-east

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St Marys Rd
At least 2 Goldcrests in with roving flock of small passerines in gardens

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A female Merlin chasing lapwings was then chased by a Buzzard on the open land opposite the entrance to Barrow Hall School Great Sankey 15.00.



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20 or so House Martins, adults and juvs, feeding round treetops in cemetery . Vocal.
First sightings of these birds here all year
Migrants on their way out, undoubtedly. A year and a day since similar migrant martins seen here.

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4 Buzzards up soaring together

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Small flock of Redwing on school playing fields adjacent to graveyard.

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Farnworth Rd
Penketh end
Past White Moss Garden Centre
2AM 2/11/19

Barn Owl flying close to road



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140 Pink-footed Geese flying SW over Thornton Road at approx.13.10

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St Marys RD
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Small flock of mixed tits had at least one Goldcrest tagging along with them.

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20 plus House Martins low over playing fields and cenetry trees included severl juvs
Migrants pssing through.

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2AM ish Tawny Owls calling from cemetery
One seen. Young bird.

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Bit of a surprise this morning, walking along 'Bunny Hollow'/Whittle Brook and we accidentally flushed a Little Egret from the bushes alongside the brook

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Tawny Owls calling from cemetery from c.9pm
Prob two birds.

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1 Fieldfare fllying low over.

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Single Nuthatch seen and heard calling from tall dead trees alongside playing fields.
A (seen from) garden tick , not had one before in over 25 years .


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Tawny Owls very vocal from Cemetery. Adult and 2 possibly 3 young calling.
One bird seen as it perched up on a low branch.

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Goldcrests apparently nesting in tall conifer in garden

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Nice flock of mixed thrushes in school playing fields that run along cemetery this morning.
60 plus Redwing very active spread across whole field. Also single figure numbers of Mistle Thrush and Fieldfare.
10-12 Blackbirds and 20+ Starlings also present as were a few Goldfinch.

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Brian Baird wrote:

Female Goldeneye on Sankey Brook,  just south of Dallam Brook this afternoon.


 Was still there at 10:00hrs this morning (Saturday)



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Female Goldeneye on Sankey Brook,  just south of Dallam Brook this afternoon.



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2am last night

In very cold clear conditions at least 4 Tawny Owls calling from in and around Cemetery


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St Marys Rd

Single Goldcrest in with loose flock of Long tailed Tits this morning

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Tawny Owl calling from around playing field

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Whittle Lane

12:30 AM
Tawny Owl perched on small roadside fence looking very out of place. really close to passing cars.


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Chiffchaff singing from cemetery this morning.
Great Spotted Woodpecker calling from trees along the playing field.

















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Farrnworth Rd
In between Widnes and Penketh , Warrington side of White Moss Garden Centre

a Barn Owl was flying low close to road. 9.00pm ish


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Tawny Owl calling from graveyard this week, early hours of morning.

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Last night, 2 AMish two Tawny Owls calling softly but persistently from graveyard. One seen briefly.

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Young Tawny Owl calling from graveyard this week is the first I 've heard calling here all year.
Apparently one individual.

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Willow Warbler singing from Cemetery this morning

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