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RE: Chorlton ees


Water Rail 1 at the Meadow Pond
Siskin 20 Ivy Green


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Water Rail still squealing at the Meadow Pond
Willow Tit 1 heard at the Meadow Pond
Skylark 1 over
Fieldfare 20 over
Redwing 42 over
Siskin 4

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Cetti's Warbler heard calling from the north side of the Meadow Pond at 10.56, 11.25 then frequently from 12.04-12.09
Water Rail 1 at the Meadow Pond squealing frequently
Willow Tit 1 metal ringed bird at the Meadow Pond
Chiffchaff 1 at the Meadow Pond
Redwing 31
Redpoll 1
Siskin 14
Reed Bunting 1

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Cetti's Warbler 1 heard calling repeatedly, responding to playback briefly, but didn't show. NNW side of the Meadow Pond at 53.434543, -2.298012
Willow Tit 2 together at the NE/E side of the Meadow Pond at 53.434201, -2.297052

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Highlights this evening: 1 Peregrine, 1 Kingfisher, 12 Redwing, 2 Bullfinch & 74 Parakeets heading off to roost.

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A couple of hours this evening...

70+ ring-necked parakeets in the orchard near jacksons boat.
1 goosander over heading towards sale water park
3 jays
2 chiffchaff
Tawny owls heard

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Spotted Flycatcher in rowans near the reedbed pond this afternoon.

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Northern Wheatear on the playing field at about 10am; see record shots attached.

Little Egret flew over around 9am, headed towards Sale Water Park.



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Here are a couple of record shots of that Little Egret a bit further down the river (just upstream of Chorlton Brook).



-- Edited by Peter Yendle on Thursday 1st of September 2022 11:30:04 AM

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Little Egret flew up river by Jacksons Boat being harassed by a female Sparrowhawk.
Raven heard calling.
Chiffchaff singing.
C.

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Very vocal Common Sandpiper along the Mersey opposite the Chorlton brook outflow.

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1 Reed warbler, 3 reed bunting, 2 bullfinch, 2 whitethroat, 2 swallows and a sand martin seen around the reedbed pond yesterday evening. 1 Kestrel hunting over the old 'cow field' and a whitethroat in the bramble scrub.

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Highlights this evening were: 1 Swallow along the Mersey and 1 Common Whitethroat singing in the cow field.

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3 Jays bickering, 2 GS Woodpeckers M + F together, 2 Reed Bunting by the burnt out reeds. Good views of Several Chiffchaff singing their hearts out.

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My first Sand Martin of the year over the Mersey tonight.

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Quick post work wander around tonight yielded 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Willow Tits and 2 Stock Doves prospecting a nest site.

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This evening 19:05-20:10

5x Chiffchaff, 7x Song thrush, 15x Rn parakeet, 1x Rn pheasant, 3x Stock dove, 1x Grey heron, 2x Goosander over, 1x Kingfisher, 2x prob snipe over cow field and 10x Reed bunting in Meadow pond, of which an area of reedbed has been burnt down



-- Edited by Samglennie on Monday 28th of March 2022 09:13:50 PM



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 28th of March 2022 09:36:32 PM

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Forgot to add 2x poss Siskin over. Am still yet to see the local feral Harris Hawk, does anyone have any tips for where it likes to hang out + best time of day to see it?



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Todays walk 17:30-18:50

16x Chiffchaff incl 3 seen well, 13x Greenfinch, 12x Song thrush, 7x Goldcrest, 2x Jay, 10x RN parakeet, 3x Grey wagtail, 2x Sparrowhawk, 21x Mallard, 1x Goosander, 2x Moorhen, 1x Grey heron, 25x Redwing feeding around woodland and 5x Reed bunting (4m 1f) at meadow pond.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Wednesday 23rd of March 2022 09:06:07 PM

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Afternoon walk today 1430-1850:

9x Chiffchaff singing incl 2x seen, 3x nuthatch, 2x Sparrowhawk, 2x Cormorant, 5x Grey heron, 4x Grey wagtail, 4x Song thrush, 1x Pheasant, 1x Goosander, 21x Redwing flew east plus 5x in trees opposite side of river and 1x Large raptor prob Harris Hawk



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Saturday 19th of March 2022 07:13:15 PM

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Eight buzzards circling high over the corner of the Ees by Jackson's Boat for about five minutes at 2pm, calling all the while before dispersing in pairs. I assume one of the pairs was the one I saw over Ivy Green about half an hour previously. This isn't a behaviour I've seen before, it looked different to the usual seeing an intruder off the premises.

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1750-1850 today around cow field and river - 5x song thrush, 2x Mistle thrush, 2x Nuthatch, 14x Canada goose, 18x mallard, 1x teal, 1x stock dove, 1x jay, 23x rn parakeet, several male greenfinches singing and 4x redwing over



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Stonechat 1 female in the Meadow Field this morning

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Woodcock 1 Hardy Farm this evening

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A pair of Chiffchaff catching flies this morning at Hardy Farm.



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Late afternoon
Chiffchaff - 1 singing and catching flies in a willow tree by Chorlton brook.
Long-tail tit - 4.
Redwing - 3.
Ring- neck parakeet - 4.
Grey Heron - 1.
Wren - 1.
Plus lots of singing Robins everywhere.

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Chiffchaff singing in the corner of the old orchard by Jacksons boat bridge today. Other than that the wind kept things quite quiet.
I have had a report of an oystercatcher on the edge of the river last week. C

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2 woodcock together over the cow field tonight circa 6:30.
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Grey Herons are active over the heronry today. Although I didnt see any nests there were at least 7 birds investigating the conifers. The herons got a bit fretful when a buzzard and our (now) local Harris Hawk flew over. Also, a flock of Lesser/Common Redpoll were feeding in the Alders near the car park bridge.

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Harris Hawk being mobbed over the woods this am.
Chris

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Matt Gillett wrote:

Can I ask for advice - where is the cow field as I cant find reference to the site as I look to improve my patch birding (snipe and woodcock targets). Appreciated. TIA.

 

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-- Edited by Matt Gillett on Sunday 13th of February 2022 07:37:15 PM



The field at the side of the cobbled road, which used to have cattle in it

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Can I ask for advice - where is the cow field as I cant find reference to the site as I look to improve my patch birding (snipe and woodcock targets). Appreciated. TIA.

 

edit - find attached image outlining the field. Cant delete post via mobile. Thanks. 



-- Edited by Matt Gillett on Sunday 13th of February 2022 07:37:15 PM

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Mixed flock of Redpoll (at least 3) and Siskin (approx 15) along the brook by the cow field.

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1 Woodcock in the Cow Field at dusk tonight

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Brief afternoon visit until dusk...

Tawny owl in full view on edge of wood at the cow field, thanks to the noisy blackbirds.
Several snipe heard coming out of cow field.
5 redwings
2 song thrush
2 jays
1 great spotted woodpecker
3 Grey heron
Few siskin over
1 common buzzard
1 Kestrel
8 ring necked parakeets, more heard

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At dusk alongside the cow field saw 1 Woodcock and 47 Mallard come in to roost.

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Tawny Owl flying over the Mersey by Jacksons Boat this evening.

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Bird activity low at dusk tonight (if you exclude jackdaws and parakeet flocks). Only highlight 3 snipe came up out of the cow field..... And the clear sky gave good views of jupiter and its moons.
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2 visits down the Ees today.

Saw the Harris Hawk this morning with its usual escort of crows.

At dusk a male Kestrel was hunting the Cow Field. A bird kicked up in a wet area of the woodland but didn't get a good luck but probably snipe or woodcock.

Had report from a reliable source of Water Rail being heard around the Meadow Pond - but didn't get chance to check myself.

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Nice and quite on the meadows this afternoon.

Harris Hawk, 2 Buzzard and a Kestrel over the freshly cut meadow pond field. Also Sparrowhawk (m) over the woods).

Harris Hawk seen on 3 occasions - always being mobbed.

Chris

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Tree Pipit at the meadow today, other birds around the site included 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Nuthatch and 12 Ring-Necked Parakeet

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1 Kingfisher, 5 juvenile Pheasant (2m,3f) in the meadow field.

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3 p.m. Whitethroat x 1, Reed Warbler x 1, Reed Bunting (M) x 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker (F) x 1, Greenfinch (M) x 1, Goldfinch x 2, Grey Heron x 1.

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Sat 01May21 11.45 a.m. 1 x Common Buzzard, 3 x Swift (my first of the year).

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Few hours late morning to early afternoon:

1 goldcrest heard singing
8 chiffchaff
1 willow warbler heard briefly
16 blackcap
2 whitethroat (one gathering nesting material)
1 reed warbler
2 coal tit
1 willow tit
1 treecreeper
3 nuthatch
4 goldfinch
3 chaffinch
1 greenfinch
1 reed bunting
2 sand martin
5 song thrush
1 great spotted woodpecker
2 stock dove
2 grey heron (one on nest)


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Redstart - female in the Hawthorn and Elder in the Meadow Field west of the riverbank steps, this afternoon
Common Whitethroat - pair in the bramble strip, same area
Reed Warbler - 1 singing in the Meadow Pond phragmites

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Late post ,Monday 22.03.21
Redwing by Chorlton brook (seen on my way to Sale WP).

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Afternoon visit.

1 chiffchaff
2 willow tit
1 jay
1 great spotted woodpecker
17 ring necked parakeets
1 treecreeper
1 buzzard
1 reed bunting
2 grey herons
2 bullfinch
Tawny owl heard
1 lesser redpoll hanging around with a couple of long tailed tits
Plenty of song thrush singing all around.

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Two great spotted woodpeckers drumming to each other above the sewage channels today at 9:00

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Gadwall 12 displaying in the flooded cow field
Coot 1 in the cow field
Heron 16, at least 5 occupied nests in the heronry
Buzzard 1 cow field
Kestrel male in meadow field, female Ivy Green
Goldcrest 2 meadow field
Redwing 3
Great Spotted Woodpecker 3

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