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CARRINGTON MOSS


Of note today;

Pair of Yellow Wagtail in the wheat(?) field at the SE corner of F1
Male Redstart in the trees aside the concrete road just past the barrier. RH side as you head towards Dunham, just in line with the first 'speedbump'
Several calling Whitethroat, Yellowhammer and the odd Blackcap. Numerous Mistle Thrushes on the ploughed fields.

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Today from 2:30 pm.
Raven - 1.
Skylark - 9.
Ringed Plover - 2 in F4.
Whitethroat- 2.
Yellowhammer -4.
Lapwing - 3.
Wheatear - 1.
Buzzard - 1.
Kestrel - 1.
Several Pheasant.

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2 Yellow Wagtails showing well on the wires and on the ploughed fields on the corner of F2, F11 and F4.
Yellowhammer and Common Whitethroat in the same vicinity.
Wheatear on several ploughed fields.

2 further Yellow Wagtails enjoying what is left of the muddy pool at the NE corner of F25.

From an earlier visit (30.4.24) Yellow-Legged Gull in F2.





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Lesser Whitethroat singing and showing intermittently in hawthorn hedge SW corner of f4

Ploughed fields have brought in 5 Wheatear at the narrow end of f2 and 4 in f12

Yellow wagtail male showing well along track between f1 and f10

2 Mediterranean Gulls over f4 and circling over Shell Pool



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Circuit of F4

Wheatear 4-6. 3 in F4, 1-3 in F5
Whitethroat 2
Yellowhammer 3

no sign of the Ring Ouzel

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Ring Ouzel still present at 9.20 feeding in the open on f12, which was a bonus, before flying into its favoured hawthorn hedge. 



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Male ring ouzel was present in the south west corner of field 4 at 2.25pm, its was on the path in full view drinking water from a puddle but after that for over an hour it stayed pretty much elusive along the hawthorn hedge, flying out & back in every now & then.

yellow wagtails over f4 but heard only
8 wheatear f12
1 wheatear f5
2 grey partridge f2
1 yellowhammer f4
1 raven at the power station
Numerous buzzards around


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Carrington Moss West, woods/near woods.

20 4 2024 9am

Heard...chiffchaff 3

Chaffinch 1

Song thrush 1, rhythmic, repeats, high up birch

 

Seen:

Chaffinch 2

Blue tit 1

Blackbird 2

Goldfinches 5

Pigeon 3

Crow 2

Sparrow 2



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Dawn walk around NW areas (F4, 2, 1, 10, 11, 12, 14)

 

Ring Ouzel still present as per Pete Hines observation (thanks!). Happily bathing in the path puddles and feeding in F4. 

Grey Partridge pair flushed in F1

3 Yellow Wagtail in F1

2 Lapwing beyond the fence in the chemical works behind the Orchard

Swallow in F1

2 Wheatear in SW of F14

1 Raven over F11

Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff dotted about

 

 



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Ring Ouzel male in the SW corner of F4, being chases by Blackbirds whenever it emerges from the hedgerow where it is keeping elusive
Wheatear 5 - 2 in F2 (male and female), 3 in F12 (2 male and a female)
Yellow Wagtail 3 - 1 in F4 flew out over the reserve, 1 in F12, 1 in F1. All males
Mediterranean Gull 1 adult over F4 calling, flying towards the reserve
Oystercatcher 4
Lapwing 8
Raven 2 (carrying food)
Skylark 10
Willow Warbler 4
Chiffchaff 18
Blackcap 8
Common Whitethroat 2 F2
Yellowhammer 6 - 2 in F1, 4 in F11



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Little Egret 2 behind Brookheys Farm viewed from Dark Lane
Mandarin Duck 5 along Sinderland Brook

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White Wagtail 1 with 2 Pied on a dung pile behind Brookheys Farm
Curlew 1 over north

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ring ouzel      a first for me on carrington moss



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West side of Moss only.

Lapwing 4
Chiffchaff 13 singing.
Skylark 7 singing.
Yellowhammer 8
Linnet 2
Stock Dove 11
Buzzard 2
Fieldfare 12+
Redwing 1
Mistle Thrush 1 singing.
Song Thrush 1 singing.
Chaffinch 1 singing + 1.
Kestrel 1 male.
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 in Orchard.

Also a chap told me he'd seen 2 Wheatears in F14. Only one of the only fields I missed...typical.

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late report from Tuesday, March 19th.

Sand Martin 1 heading north.

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Wheatear 2 on land west of the Shell Pond, looking through the fence
Lapwing 7
Snipe 1
Tawny Owl 1 vocal male from the orchard at midday
Raven 1
Skylark 5
Chiffchaff 7

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Singing Chiffchaff by Sale Sharks Training Ground off Carrington Lane this morning.

 



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This afternoon from 14:10 not much about at all but I did see a large flock of about 100 Fieldfare (as well as an equal amount of Starling) leave and then return to F11 stuble field.
Once I erected my scope to do a count I couldn't see them at all,even though I knew where they landed and also looked from two sides of the field .
A Kestrel was also hunting nearby.

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Quick walk over the Moss between 10 and 2pm

 

Merlin female - F2

Long-Tailed Tits - pair gathering nesting material - F2

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Redwings

Fieldfare

Mistle Thrushes

Goldcrest

Chaffinch

Greenfinch



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Fields at the eastern side of Isherwood Road

Snipe 1
Raven 2
Redwing 110
Meadow Pipit 9
Linnet 144+
Reed Bunting 2

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Saturday 10th Feb 13.30 onwards.

Raven - on top of the electricity distribution plant at the top of Isherwood Road. Looked like he was pulling the entrails out of a rat or similar.
Skylark
Fieldfare
Black-Headed Gull
Canada Goose
Tufted Duck
Mallard
Coot
Moorhen
Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Redwing
Blackbird
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Magpie
Robin
Jay
Corn Bunting - single bird near the bridge at the southern end of the path between fields 10 and 11
Rook
Pheasant
Great Tit
Yellowhammer
Goosander* (*on the pond behind the steel fence near the house building at the western side of the Moss)
Cormorant*
Siskin
Chaffinch
Linnet
Reed Bunting
Greenfinch


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3 Little Egret at back of Brookheys Farm



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Wednesday 10th January 2024 10:20 - 13:30 hrs. Nice to have walk here for first time in a few years.

From Isherwood Road to Brookheys Covert (mainly western side of Carrington Moss). Sightings included:

Yellowhammer (10)
Redwing (3)
Treecreeper (1)
Nuthatch (1)
Goldcrest (1)
Grey Wagtail (1)
Tree Sparrow (3)
Reed Bunting (3)
Teal (7)
Buzzard (1)
Kestrel (1)
Long Tailed Tit (8)
Wren (2)
Jackdaw (100 plus)
Rook (20)
Goldfinch (3)


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Yellowhammer flock approx 15+

2 Grey Partridge 

Redwing flock 50+ 

Skylarks 12 ..

 



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New Years Day wander in sunshine, for once!

Flock of about 30 Yellowhammers in stubble and trees F2

About 12 Grey Partridge - F5

Large flock Redwings 50+ - F2

2 Marsh Harriers together, flying South over F6 (they weren't Buzzards!)

Long-Tailed Tits - several flocks

Goldcrest 

Nuthatch

Chaffinches etc

 

 



-- Edited by Richard Would on Monday 1st of January 2024 02:06:16 PM



-- Edited by Richard Would on Monday 1st of January 2024 02:07:06 PM

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Horse fields and scrub / trees between Isherwood Road and Sale Sharks

Willow Tit 1 seen and heard in scrub under the pylon line 53.431206, -2.375918
Stonechat pair around the horse paddocks
Meadow Pipit 22
Mistle Thrush 7

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Short walk from 2pm.
Buzzard - 1.
Stonechat -2 f11/12, near edge of carrot field which is now being harvested.

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Just a short walk from Isherwood Road.

Stonechat Usual pair between f12/13.
Fieldfare 5
Song Thrush 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Skylark 1
Goldfinch 10+

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Another late post -
Friday 24.11.23 from 2.15pm.
Field 11/12 (the carrot field, with the 2 pylons close together).
Stonechat - 2 m+ f together.
Goldfinch - 10 feeding along F12 margin and the pathway.
Pinkfooted geese - c160 flying N to S and dropping down to land in the distance.
Also c 60 - flying S to N dropping down into similar area , probably Warburton/Carrington .
Elsewhere -
Kestrel - 2 hunting in different areas.



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Late post for yesterday afternoon Friday 17.11.23
Fieldfare - 37.
Buzzard - 1.
Long-tail tit - 12.

F11.
Stonechat - 3 (2f + 1m ).
Yellowhammer - 4.

F5.
Grey Partridge - 8.
Mixed flock around the bottom of the long Hawthorn hedge -
Blackbird -10 , Redwing -6, Chaffinch -1 ,Goldfinch -4.

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Little Egret 3 at Brookheys Farm
Pink-footed Goose 31 NW over Brookheys at 11.30

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Quick afternoon visit due to weather.
Stonechat - 2 m+ f on F12/13 margin.
Kestrel - 1f hunting in F4.
Jay -1 on F4 boundary.

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Dogs / walkers flushing birds out of F11

Yellowhammer c42. F11 stubbles / F4 hedgerow
Skylark 48+ mostly F11
Meadow Pipit 3 F11
Redwing 76+
Partridge 5 F1


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Late post for yesterday (Sun 22.10.23) from 2pm.

Horse paddock.
Jay -1.
Pheasant -2 f.
Redwing - 2.
F4.
Kestrel -2 m+f.
F5.
Buzzard -1 (over).
Pheasant -2 m.
F14/15 margin.
Stonechat -1f .
F15.
Linnet -6.
Goldfinch -1 (with the linnet's).
Skylark -25.
Meadow pipit -12.
Raven -1 (seen on dead elm tree on Dark lane, through scope).

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Today from 2pm ( clouding over with wind getting up).
F 5 (partially ploughed).
Fieldfare - 11 .
Mistle Thrush - 7.
Starling - 70.
Alba Wagtail -1

F13 farmer ploughing field and no Stonechat seen on f12/13 margin but Harris Hawk seen flying low hunting over in F12.
F14 Stonechat 1f.

F15 Meadow pipit 55 ( in partially ploughed field).
Jackdaw - c100 + c 20 Rook.

Elsewhere -
Kestrel - 2.
Jay - 1.
Yellowhammer - 4.



Also Starling - 70.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Wednesday 18th of October 2023 07:20:10 PM



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Today from 1:45pm

Stonechat - 2 ( f12/13 margin).
* CORN BUNTING* - 1 futher along the margin in a Goat Willow ( I've not seen one at Carrington for years ).
Buzzard -1 .
Jay - 1.
Kestrel - 2.
Starling - 20 on Pylon.
Mistle Thrushe - 4 ( same pylon).
Skylark - 5.
Cormorant - 1.
Wood pigeon - c50.


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This afternoon from 1:30 pm.
Stonechat - 4 (f12) with 3 chasing each other in f12.
Buzzard - 10 (1f12 and 3 high over Bassel site , plus 6over Altrincham).
Kestrel - 2.
Jay - 2.

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At least 40 House Martins and 20 Swallows feeding over the pitches at Sale Sharks Training Ground off Carrington Lane late morning today.



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Yellow Wagtail 1 F11
Woodpigeon c1000 F11
Skylark 3 F11, 2 F62
Linnet 5 Dark Lane
Yellowhammer 2-3 F32 carrying food

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Lesser Whitethroat singing from Hawthorn hedge on Henshall Lane. CM fields 109 / 107 near entrance to Red Beech Farm around 11.45 this morning 



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Osprey circled low above field 1-2 then drifted north at 12:05

Info thanks to Tim Wilcox



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Originally posted today by Dave Olive:



Carrington Moss with Andy Tordoff.

Sunny and warm day. (Don't have field maps) 

Canada Geese 6

Black-headed Gull 1

Magpie

Yellow Hammer 3

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Grey Partridge 2

Lapwing 3

Wheatear 3

Yellow Wagtail 2

Buzzard 2 (Seen at different times so may be the same bird)

Swallow

Chiffchaff - several calling from different locations

Pied Wagtail 1

Golden Plover? (Not sure about this one, definitely not a Sandpiper)

Blackcap 4 all seemed to be having a right old tussle, all males.

White throat in the bushes behind the security barrier on the main road.

 



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27th April - 12.20 onwards

Gadwall on Shell pond

Field 10 was quite productive having been recently ploughed by the looks of it and had

1 Wheatear
1 Whinchat
2 Grey Partridge
3 Lapwing
3 of 4 Yellowhammer feeding on the ground and back and forth from the trees/telephone wire

Male Mallard sat in the middle of field 12 for reasons of his own.



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Northern fields. Path from Isherwood Rd butty van > horse paddocks > beyond Sale Sharks (off the field numbers map)

Wheatear 4. 1 in field next to Isherwood Rd opposite new housing, 1 in field next to Carrington Rd/Sale Sharks and 2 the next field in (with the pylon).
Whitethroat 4 (1 pair)
Oystercatcher 2
Yellowhammer 2

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Partridge 1 F5
Oystercatcher 1
Little ringed Plover 1
Raven 1
Skylark 4
Common Whitethroat 1 F2/orchard
Wheatear 9, 4 in F5, 5 in F10
Yellow Wagtail 1 F12
Pied Wagtail 5
Yellowhammer 2 F4



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From 2pm today -

Field 5 -
Wheatear - 8 ( which is now 50% ploughed , and I saw the plough returning from working other fields later).
Mistle thrush - 2.
Pied wagtail - 2.

Elsewhere -
Chiffchaff - 1 seen + 1 heard.
Blackcap - 1 seen + 2 heard.
Jay - 1.
Bullfinch - 2.
Buzzard - 1.
Mistle thrush - 1.

Woodcote Stables -
Kestrel - 1.
Ring-necked parakeet - 1.
Greenfinch - 2.
Willow Warbler - 1.
Swallow - 8.
Chaffinch - 2.
House sparrow - 2.

ETW -
Swallow , House martin , Sand martin - 100's and too numerous to count,low over the spinners.

Pools adjacent solar farm / donkey paddocks -
Whimbrel - heard only because access/ viewing impossible since solar farm construction.



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South western approach 53sp incl.

Redstart male F71
Yellow Wagtail male F69
Wheatear 5 (1 F26, 3 F10, 1 on the development site SW of the railway)
Swallow 3 F69
Mandarin 3 Sinderland Brook
Gadwall 1 drake Sinderland Brook
Partridge 2 F26
Lapwing 7
Sparrowhawk pair displaying
Buzzard 5
Kestrel 3
Skylark 4 singing
Willow Warbler 7
Chiffchaff 10
Blackcap 9
Linnet 11 mostly around F9
Yellowhammer 4 (1 F9, 1 F10, 2 F26)


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Wheatear 4 f10 and an additional 4 at southern end of f12

 



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Partridge 2 F1
Peregrine male patrolling F8 and stooping after a Feral Pigeon
Skylark 10+
Redwing 30+
Fieldfare 40+
Stonechat 1 female under the pylons still F12
Chaffinch 96, c80 in F9
Linnet c150 F9
Reed Bunting 6+ Raven 1

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A flock of approx 20+ Golden Plover in f36 this morning I couldnt get a accurate count as driving.

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