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RE: Fallowfield Loop


Thurs 10th Nov.
Reddish works yard.

- 7 Redwings over
- Pink-footed Geese heard and caught tail end of a small skein over East

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Fri 4th Nov
Message from my brother who works opposite my depot in Reddish.

- 2 Common Snipe flushed from behind my works yard and flew over his works yard, Im assuming he was outside guiding a wagon in

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Fri Oct 28th (am)
- c20 Redwings over Reddish works yard and dropped down into a tree at the back.

Mon 31st Oct (am)
- 7 Redwings low over Reddish works yard
- 1 Raven over
- 1 Jay over

Tues 1st Nov (am)
- 11 Redwings + 2 Fieldfare low over Reddish works yard, the Fieldfares stood out a mile as they were surprising close
- 1 Grey Wagtail

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Rob Creek wrote:

Thurs 20th Oct
So far this morning over Reddish works yard

- Lost count of Redwings 40+
- 2 Fieldfare
- 1 Skylark
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet





Thursday.
- Another 19 Redwings over shortly after (11 + 8)
- 1 Grey Wagtail
- 20+ Goldfinch
- 1 drake Goosander low over


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Thurs 20th Oct
So far this morning over Reddish works yard

- Lost count of Redwings 40+
- 2 Fieldfare
- 1 Skylark
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet

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Great Black Backed Gull was on Wright Robinson High School playing fields this morning with a large gull flock.

Also 20 Ring Necked Parakeet, Goldcrest and Sparrowhawk on the route.



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Belting last two evenings on a dog walk along the loop path near Highfield CP, Levenshulme.

Sun 4th Sep.
- Sparrowhawk flew low and close to me through the woods putting up Woodpigeons, Blackbirds, a Robin, and a small party of Long-tailed Tits. I could hear House Martins overhead so they could well have seen it too.

Mon 5th Sep.
- Hobby large as life flew right over me near the Z bends at Longford Rd and Nelstrop Rd North. Mustve flown over secret lake and was heading towards Highfield CP and the A6.
- 14 House Martins were whizzing round close by, they seem to have done well breeding near the chimney tower on Sandfold Lane near secret lake.


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Sun 14th July
Evening dog walk around Secret Lake area.

Of note
- c30 House Martin
- 2 Sand Martin
- 1 Swift
- 5 Swallow
- small group of Long-tailed Titsrr


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Weds 6th July.
- 1 Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff singing from around Reddish works yard this morning

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2 Common Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 4 Ring Necked Parakeet, 10 Swift, Swallow, 3 Bullfinch, Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch on my route this morning and this afternoon. 



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Weds 29th June.
Reddish works yard.

- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet low over
- 2 singing Chiffchaff in yard perimeter scrub
- 1 Mistle Thrush

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A different Common Whitethroat singing today near the Donkey Sanctuary, first time I've heard it there fora month or so.

Separate one near bridge 12.

Also 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, Swallow, 10 Swift, Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron



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Sun 19th June.
Afternoon walk with the dog around Secret Lake area, Levenshulme.

Of note
- 2 Common Swift
- 1 House Martin
- 1 Swallow
- 1 Blackcap
- 2 Chiffchaff
- 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
- 3 Coot families
- Great Crested Grebes look to have departed


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Fri 10th June

Common Whitethroat singing from the scrub behind Reddish works yard almost everyday this week, morning and afternoon.
A good daily showing of Ring-necked Parakeets too.

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Common Whitethroat, 18 Swift over St. Werburgh's Rd tram station, 5 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch.



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Buzzard over Gorton cemetery on Thursday afternoon



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Cycle path / Reddish works yard.

- Whitethroat singing away Tues, Weds, today
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over
- 1 Song Thrush
- 1 Swallow
- 1 Grey Wagtail
- and what sounded like a Redshank but I couldnt see it for the life of me?


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Reddish works yard / start of loop path this morning.

- 1 Whitethroat - singing most of the day actually
- 2 Song Thrush - again singing all day
- 2 Chiffchaff
- 1 Blackcap
- 1 Greenfinch
- 1 Common Swift

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Sunday.
Evening dog walk around Secret Lake area.

- 1 Great Crested Grebe with well grown chick
- 1 Greenfinch
- 1 Chaffinch
- 4 Swallow
- 1 House Martin
- 1 Chiffchaff

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Friday 27th May
Loop path near Reddish works yard whilst loading van Friday morning.

- 2 Whitethroat singing
- 2 Chiffchaff
- 1 Blackcap
- 2 Ring-necked Parakeets
- 1 Jay

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One House martin, 3 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding young, 8 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Ring Necked Parakeet this morning.



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Tues 17th May
Reddish works yard.

- 1 Common Whitethroat near main cycle path
- 1 Blackcap
- 1 Greenfinch
- 1 Song Thrush
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over

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2 groups of Swift this morning. One over the Donkey sanctuary, the other over St Warburgh's Road tram stop. Also Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 6 Bullfinch.



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Friday morning, Reddish works yard.

- 1 Willow Warbler
- 1 Chiffchaff
- 1 Jay
- 2 Ring-necked Parakeets over, screeching away, being harassed by a Lesser Black-backed Gull

-- Edited by Rob Creek on Friday 6th of May 2022 05:02:37 PM

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Thurs.
Reddish works yard this morning before going out.

- Willow Warbler singing on perimeter
- 2 Chiffchaff
- 1 Blackcap
- 1 Song Thrush

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Weds.

- 2 Ring-necked Parakeets in tree in Reddish works yard
- 1 Common Whitethroat
- 2 Chiffchaff
- 1 Blackcap


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Yesterday morning and this morning around Reddish works yard.

Pretty much same birds including
- 2 Willow Warblers
- 3 Blackcap
- 2 Chiffchaff
- 1 Whitethroat
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
- 1 Oystercatcher over


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Counted 16 Blackcap on the route this morning from start to finish. Also Willow Warbler between bridges 26 and 27. 15 Chiffchaff, 2 Swallow, Ring Necked Parakeet, Nuthatch, Goldcrest.



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Tuesday 19th April
Reddish works yard & surrounding area.

- 2 Willow Warbler
(1 literally at yard boundary, 2nd in scrub nearby)
- 1 Chiffchaff
- 1 Blackcap
- 1 Greenfinch
- 1 Song Thrush

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Good Friday.
Reddish works yard before going on the Southport run.

- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet
- 1 Blackcap
- 1 Chiffchaff
- 1 Greenfinch
- 1 Kestrel

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All singing this morning around Reddish works yard.

- 2 Blackcap
- 1 Chiffchaff
- 1 Wren
- 1 Robin
- 1 Song Thrush

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- Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Greenfinch all singing away around Reddish works yard this morning.
Only the Greenfinch seen.

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Tuesday am.
- 1 Blackcap singing
- 2 Chiffchaff singing
- 1 Chaffinch singing
- 2 Song Thrush singing
- 1 Ring-necked Parakeet over towards South Reddish
- 1 Common Buzzard over

Wednesday am.
- 2 Blackcap singing
- 1 Chiffchaff
- c10 Canada Geese over

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Mon 28th March
Reddish around works yard area. Been meaning to put these sightings on here for a while as our works is actually on the cycle route.

- 2 Ring-necked Parakeets
1 towards Dane Bank am, 1 towards Levenshulme pm
- 3 singing Chiffchaff
2 in marshy scrub behind yard, 1 on loop path.
- 2 singing Song Thrush

Didnt hear the Blackcap today.


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Blackcap, minimum 13 Chiffchaff, 10 Fieldfare over East, 4 Ring Necked Parakeet, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush.



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Chiffchaff every 1/2 mile or so - probably about 10 in total.

Blackcaps singing near Donkey Sanctuary and St Werburghs



-- Edited by Tony Coatsworth on Friday 25th of March 2022 11:26:53 AM

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6 Chiffchaff on the route today. Kingfisher on the Brook. Also Goldcrest, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Ring Necked Parakeet.



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Chiffchaff near Loop start at Boothdale Drive. Also 2 Goldcrest, 7 Ring Necked Parakeet, Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch.



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Still a good number of thrush species on Abbey Hey football pitch at 15:30 but without optics to see species.



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Counted 26 Song Thrush in song this morning along the full length of the loop.

On the football pitch next to Gorton Cemetery were 12 Redwing and 3 Mistle Thrush 

Also Goldcrest and 8 Ring Necked Parakeet 



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Counted 27 Song Thrush singing on my cycle along the loop this morning from 07.15- 07.45

Also 7 Ring Necked Parakeet, Goldcrest



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20+ ring Necked Parakeet around Whalley Range High School. Also 2 Redwing by Donkey Sanctuary. 2 Goldcrest.

Nice to hear my first snippets of Song Thrush song too.



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Sunday afternoon.
Dog walk along the loop path at the Levenshulme end near Highfield CP.

Of note - a Tit flock moving through close to me, from what I could see with the naked eye
- min 15 Long-tailed Tits
- 3 Coal Tits
- 3 Blue Tits
- 2 Great Tits
- 1 Chaffinch
- 1 Blackbird
- 2 Wren

The Blackbird and Wrens couldve been just local to the flock but appeared to be moving with them.

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Few groups of Redwing over Mount Rd, Levenshulme, yesterday early evening. There was still a bit of light and I could see they were heading towards the secret lake direction.

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Peregrine Falcon hunting around Gorton cemetery at 3.30 this afternoon. 



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4 Meadow Pipit South over bridge 27 this morning. Also 20 Ring Necked Parakeet, Chiffchaff.



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Tony Koziol wrote:

Rob Creek wrote:

Been keeping away from Secret Lake for a while as I ended up with some bites on my ankles, legs and arms. A couple were from Horseflies as I saw the culprits fly off after theyd butchered me, the others were just Midge bites, bad enough tho as they can itch like buggery!



 Rob there is no need to suffer......"well known secret" in the fishing circles is that Avon Skin so Soft is a great insect repellent a very reasonable price and you end up with lovely silky smooth skin biggrin

Another one is white vinegar, tea tree oil and veg oil, I have the quantities somewhere blankstare or off course just some off the shelf  repellent.





Thanks Tony, Ive got some Deet spray left over so Ill use that for now rather than smear myself with oil.
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Rob Creek wrote:

Been keeping away from Secret Lake for a while as I ended up with some bites on my ankles, legs and arms. A couple were from Horseflies as I saw the culprits fly off after theyd butchered me, the others were just Midge bites, bad enough tho as they can itch like buggery!



 Rob there is no need to suffer......"well known secret" in the fishing circles is that Avon Skin so Soft is a great insect repellent a very reasonable price and you end up with lovely silky smooth skin biggrin

Another one is white vinegar, tea tree oil and veg oil, I have the quantities somewhere blankstare or off course just some off the shelf  repellent.



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Been keeping away from Secret Lake for a while as I ended up with some bites on my ankles, legs and arms. A couple were from Horseflies as I saw the culprits fly off after theyd butchered me, the others were just Midge bites, bad enough tho as they can itch like buggery!

A midweek evening walk up to near Highfield CP, Levenshulme on the opposite side of the Z bends, not been on this bit since the path was redone. Its all been tidied up and is more open now.

Of note
- 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
- 1 Nuthatch
- 1 Jay
- 2 Ring-necked Parakeet
- 4 Chiffchaff together
(Possibly a family group)

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Monday 19th July

Early evening walk with Lucas around Secret Lake area, Levenshulme.
A few swimmers in the lake and interestingly a full compliment of Hirundines.

- Sand Martins, small group c15 dropped in, literally to cool off, some landing on the water momentarily to drink.
- 4 House Martins
- 7 Common Swift
- 5 Swallows
- 1 Sparrowhawk over
- Moorhen with newly hatched brood
- singing Chiffchaff

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