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RE: Fallowfield Loop


100 Redwing heading into Gorton cemetery at 15.30

Also Great Spotted Woodpecker, 10 Ring Necked Parakeet, Jay.



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20 Fieldfare over St Werburgh's Road tram stop at 11am. Over 50 Redwing between Sainsbury's in Fallowfield and the tram stop too at 07.45.

Also Nuthatch and 10 Ring Necked Parakeet



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Common Buzzard over the St. Werbugh's Road tram stop at 15:15 this afternoon. 



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8 Redwing by Wright Robinson School, 50+ Ring Necked Parakeet out of roost between Yew Tree Lane and Princess Road, 2 Bullfinch, Nuthatch.

Fox by Houldsworth Golf Club



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5 Redwing by Houldsworth golf course this morning, with others calling en route. Chiffchaff also. At least 2 Ring necked Parakeets at very close range on the apple tree by St. Werburgh's Road tram stop.



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3 Chiffchaff singing this morning. Also 10 Ring Necked Parakeet, Nuthatch, Sparrowhawk, Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush.



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Lesser Whitethroat still blasting out it's song and showing occasionally from track near Wright Robinson School from Boothsdale Crescent at 07.15 this morning.

Also en route were at least 15 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Ring Necked Parakeet, 4 Bullfinch, 70+ Swift.



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Nice to hear Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Common Whitethroat all in song together at the start between Boothsdale Crescent and Wright Robinson School at 16.45 today.

Also 2 Goldcrest and 2 Ring Necked Parakeet en route .



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Not, strictly speaking, on the Fallowfield loop, but we had a cycle out to the secret lake in Levenshulme, and there is a family of great crested grebes - one adult and two juveniles - the today. Also, what I thought was a very large swift swooped low through the trees by the lake and then flew upwards. I think it may have been a hobby.

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Possible Lesser Whitethroat (thought I caught a snippet of the song) near Wright Robinson School again.

Common Whitethroat at bridge 22, and one singing near the start at Boothsdale Drive.

Also 6 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Ring Necked Parakeet, Bullfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker.



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Excellent views of a singing Lesser Whitethroat this morning between Wright Robinson School and start of the trail.

Still 10 Blackcap en route, 5 Chiffchaff, Bullfinch.

By St. Werbugh's tram stop in Chorlton were Grey Wagtail, 2 Greenfinch and 3 Swift.



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Goldcrests at at least 3 spots today. Bridges 13 and 14, and then 25 and 27 2 singing.

Also Great Spotted Woodpecker at atart, and 10 Blackcap.

7 Swifts overt tram stop



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Nice to see 4 Common Swift over St Werburgh's Road tram stop this morning.

Also 12 singing Blackcap en route, 4 Chiffchaff, and a Common Whitethroat near Wright Robinson school.



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Minimum of 14 Blackcap on the route over the last few days. Chiffchaff count still around 8.

Ring Necked Parakeet in Gorton cemetery

Bullfinch and Greenfinch between bridges 13 and 12.

Willow Warbler singing by wright Robinson school



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Thanks Steven. Looked bigger, but I'll stop for a closer look if I see it again



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Chris Harper wrote:

Up to 7 Blackcap en route now, with a few stunning males in the sunshine. best between bridge 13 and 14 in North Reddish. 7 Sand Martin over towards Debdale Reservoir. 5 Chiffchaff. Herring Gull in levenshulme.

5 Bullfinch.

5 ring Necked Parakeet, plus a small Parakeet/Parrot with a pale/sky blue belly near Whalley Range High School. Any thoughts welcome.







Chris, I seen on a couple of occasions a budgerigar flying around old trafford on Saturday !

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Up to 7 Blackcap en route now, with a few stunning males in the sunshine. best between bridge 13 and 14 in North Reddish. 7 Sand Martin over towards Debdale Reservoir. 5 Chiffchaff. Herring Gull in levenshulme.

5 Bullfinch.

5 ring Necked Parakeet, plus a small Parakeet/Parrot with a pale/sky blue belly near Whalley Range High School. Any thoughts welcome.



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5 singing Blackcap at various points this morning. Also 7 Chiffchaff. Grey Heron by the brook near Princess Road (Bridge 27)



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This mornings highlights were 13 Chiffchaff en route, 2 Blackcap, Ring Necked Parakeet, Bullfinch by bridge 12, a Kestrel over Princess Road. 07.20-07.50



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As this is such a long route, stretching from Audenshaw to Chorlton, I think it deserves its own thread. There are basically 30 bridges on the cycle/walking route, from bridge 30 at St Werburg's Road tram stop in Chorlton, back to the start just West of Audenshaw Reservoirs. I cycle it at least a few times a week, and it has some decent habitat, with scrub, mature trees, Gorton Cemetry, Houldsworth Golf Course, and Highfields Country Park en route.

I've put sightings previously on the Fallowfield or 'Odds and Sods' lists, but think this will pinpoint any sightings a little better.

Best of today was a Blackcap by the tram stop, 7 Chiffchaff at various points, 5 Ring Necked Parakeet by Whalley Range High School, and 4 Bullfinch at bridge 25.



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