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Langland Drive entrance to M60 Barton Bridge

Cetti's Warbler 1 ranging 213 metres along the track and singing from both sides (I took GPS readings and measured it)
Sedge Warbler 2 showy bird in display flight with silver ring (photo's attached with different camera settings)
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 4
Blackcap 4
Common Whitethroat 4
Oystercatcher 2
Curlew 1 overhead
Mediterranean Gull 3, 2 adults and an immature, overhead calling
Swift 250+
House Martin 40+
Swallow 20+
Blackbird - a partially leucistic singing male trying impersonate a Taiwan Thrush


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Similar to Nick Hilton's sightings today with a few more additions....

3 Common Whitethroat (including 1 singing from over The M.S.C.)

Great Crested Grebe (pair)

1 Gadwall

2 Greenfinch (in song)

3 Goldfinch (in song)

3 Blackbird (in song) 

1 Song Thrush (in song)

Raven over east

2 Buzzard above The M.S.C.

1 Oystercatcher flew west off The Barton ETW



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A wander down the path between Eccles ETW and the Manchester Ship Canal, this morning, produced singing Cetti's Warbler , Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. Good views had of the Sedge Warbler (plus I had a further bird on the Dumplington side near the All Saints Church).

Over 100 Swift over the ETW.

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Langland Drive to The Motorway Bridge Highlights This A.M. 

1 Cetti's Warbler 

5 Blackcap 

1 Garden Warbler

1 Sedge Warbler

2 Willow Warbler

2 Common Whitethroat

3 Chiffchaff

15 Swift

2 House Martin

8 Sand Martin

2 Song Thrush

1 Oystercatcher

1 Buzzard

4 Mute Swan

 

 



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Highlights of a variety of birds seen here today especially Warblers of which included -

Cetti's Warbler (present at least from 18th April)

1 Garden Warbler

3 Blackcap

3 Chiffchaff

2 Willow Warbler

1 Sedge Warbler

8 Goldfinch

2 Greenfinch

1 Kingfisher

2 Gadwall (pair)

2 Great Crested Grebe (pair)

3 Pied Wagtail

7 Cormorant

1 Oystercatcher 

6 House Sparrow

Mallard & 9 duckling

2 Mute Swan

 



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Cetti's Warbler gave a couple of bursts of song at around 1900 this evening.

Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Sedge Warbler also in song.

Handful of Swallow overhead.

Nice to bump into and chat with Dave Stewart. Thanks again for posting earlier in the week.

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Originally posted by Dave Stewart yesterday:

Cetti's Warbler in song from the path between Barton Sewage Works / Ship Canal 18-15hrs.

2 Blackcap in song 

2 Chiffchaff in song

1 Willow Warbler in song

2 Oystercatcher   Barton Sewage Works filter beds



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Had a look round Eccles sewage works this morning, at least 300 Black Headed Gulls, a few Common,Herring and Lesser Black Backs feeding on the sewage beds and surrounding area. Difficult to see a lot of the beds because of the vegation but plenty of Pied Wagtails, Jackdaws and Carrion Crows visible in the gaps in the foliage.
On the canal Mallard,Coot,Canada Geese and a few gulls including a 2nd winter Yellow Legged Gull briefly about 200 yds downstream from the swing bridge.

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Its a good spec the Peel Green Sewerage works but since the construction of the new bridge over the SC it is less easy to access from Barton on my rare wandering s from Irlam through the Port Barton development site...an underrated and in time lost to wildlife area...a so-called Brownfield Site..you know one of those which are a jumble of bramble and wildlife friendly habitats...

 

 



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Eccles general area (including Barton/Eccles ETW)


A wander down the perimeter of Eccles Sewage Works was interesting with over a 100 Pied Wagtails feeding on and around the sewage beds,also at least 150 Black Headed Gulls ,2 Herring gulls and a few Jackdaws also feeding on the beds.On the adjacent Ship Canal there were another 50 plus Black Headed Gulls, 3 Comorant,2 Great Crested Grebes and a single Goosander.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 19th of April 2021 01:18:23 PM

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