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Flock of 25 Redwings in Seeds Plantation this afternoon.



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1 male Blackcap in the garden at 1pm.

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8 Swifts drifting South along with around 16 House Martins.

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I've seen this flock regularly fly north over the canal at Bewsey just after day break. I assume it is some of the birds that roost at Moore NR

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I know the field you mean Brian, it used to be a cracking spot for passage Wheatear too. There's lots of suitable farmland just North of the M62 too, pasture and arable.

It would be interesting to know if these large flocks are regularly seen passiing over Winwick, Vulcan or Newton?.

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Every afternoon, at the moment about 3.00pm but variable depending on the time of year, there is a huge movement of mixed Jackdaws and Rooks flying South over Gullivers World Theme park.

I have also seen hundreds of corvids flying North just after dawn. I know there is a Rook/Jackdaw roost at Moore, so I assume they are commuting to there for the night.

I'd love to know where this huge flock spends the day though?. It could be the farmland around Burtonwood or Winwick, or perhaps a landfill somewhere to the North?.

As anyone any ideas on this?.





John

I have seen 100+ mixed corvids on the field at the Winwick Quay section of Sankey Valley Park recently. This is the area just south of the M62 and lies between Sankey Brook and west of the railway line - Grid Ref. - SJ 5991. The public footpath runs parallel with the railway from Gemini to Old Alder Lane at Winwick.
They are usually feeding there before flying south to roost but I have also noticed them here earlier in the day too. This may be just a stopping off site for some of flock(s) though.

Cheers Brian

-- Edited by Brian Baird on Sunday 9th of December 2012 09:00:52 PM

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Every afternoon, at the moment about 3.00pm but variable depending on the time of year, there is a huge movement of mixed Jackdaws and Rooks flying South over Gullivers World Theme park.

I have also seen hundreds of corvids flying North just after dawn. I know there is a Rook/Jackdaw roost at Moore, so I assume they are commuting to there for the night.

I'd love to know where this huge flock spends the day though?. It could be the farmland around Burtonwood or Winwick, or perhaps a landfill somewhere to the North?.

As anyone any ideas on this?.

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Callands Estate

yesterday (Late Posting) 20.00

5 Swifts flying South high over Sankey Brook. Unsure whether to post this, but it's getting quite late for Swift reports, most birds left weeks ago.

1 Buzzard mewing consistently flying at about 20 feet over Callands day nursery, it made several passes at the same height. Puzzling behaviour?.





There are still swift about John,quite a few over pennington at the weekend,and they do get seen in September most years,and even occasionally in Oct.

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Callands Estate

yesterday (Late Posting) 20.00

5 Swifts flying South high over Sankey Brook. Unsure whether to post this, but it's getting quite late for Swift reports, most birds left weeks ago.

1 Buzzard mewing consistently flying at about 20 feet over Callands day nursery, it made several passes at the same height. Puzzling behaviour?.

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