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WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN

Posted by pete marsh 
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 19, 2016 12:26PM
30 by White Cross estate (Quarry Rd entrance by White Cross pub) today at 12.15pm. Caused a minor twitch from the nearby RSPB office... Visible from the office window!
GT
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 19, 2016 02:21PM
They arrived from the south at 12:00, flew off south at 12:50 but were back again at 14:10. Up to 31 in this flock perching in birch tree by the canal bridge by the White Cross pub and dropping down to a berry laden Rowan behind the pub and giving great views.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 19, 2016 05:53PM
At least 24 Waxwing at the junction of Claughton Drive and Hala Grove, Scotforth at 1.30 pm. This flock flew off towards Booths but after circling Melling House on Hala Road, they returned to Hala Grove - presumably discouraged from landing near Booths by the rather nice orange and blue male Sparrowhawk perched in the very tall tree by the entrance to Booths car park.

The flock - now numbering at least 28 Waxwings - was relocated at the south end of Hala Grove before again flying off north.

A quick drive past Arcon House on Heaton Road proved brief flight views of a flock of about 20 Waxwings at 1.45 pm.

Could these all be part of the same flock seen before and after these times by Jon Carter and Gavin Thomas at White Cross or are there several flocks between Lancaster city centre and the Booths area? (NB. Straight line distance between White Cross and Hala Grove is about 2 km.)

Pete C



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Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 20, 2016 03:23PM
C25 found by jean Roberts next to wray tearooms 1450 but only stayed five minutes or so before seemingly heading north west
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 20, 2016 06:01PM
Two over Gaitbarrows this am (per Bart)
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 21, 2016 10:24AM
c.70 in the White Cross car park at 10.20am (per James Bray)
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 21, 2016 11:54AM
Revised, post-rain count confirmed c.60 present and showing well by White Cross pub at 11.50am



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Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 22, 2016 09:52AM
52 waxwings at White Cross this morning (Thurs).
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 22, 2016 10:37AM
Increasing to 58 Waxwing at White Cross by 10.25 am.

Pete C
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 22, 2016 11:55AM
At last!!!!! 17 by Bookers on north gate white Lund 1145 but restless as they all seem to be this influx

At least five by the traffic lights north gate/heysham bypass at c1430 but couldn't follow up as in northbound queue at lights

Nothing since but all the berries on eastgate have gone!



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Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 22, 2016 02:57PM
58 Waxwings still at White Cross at 2.10 pm, but the flock had disappeared on a second drive-by at 2.45 pm.

Peter C
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 23, 2016 09:07AM
10 Waxwings again at White Cross at 9.00 am (Friday), before flying off.

Pete C
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 24, 2016 05:29PM
About 15 waxwings still visiting the Arcon House rowans regularly this afternoon. Very flighty though and keep disappearing.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 25, 2016 11:48AM
Three opposite Bookers on north gate also lots of thrush spp in quiet conditions!
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 25, 2016 04:50PM
Waxwings. The Booker trees revealed 2 waxwing this afternoon being bullied by redwing, fieldfare, mistle thrush, yellow and black billed blackbird and starlings. Other trees on the White Lund appeared to have just continental blackbirds en masse fighting each other but there is a lot of fruit still there. Elsewhere, 2 waxwings in the White Cross car park, 2 in the Boot and Shoe car park, nothing near Booths or Lentworth Drive and 6 next to Arcon House, Greaves. At near dusk, 10 in the tax office car park behind Dalton Square on white Rowan, very flighty with the site guarded by a mistle thrush. Boy, are these birds hard to home in on. I toured all sites twice. Best find by a mile however was a party of 12 greenfinch in the cemetary area of the Moor Hospital site, almost extinct locally now??
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 27, 2016 12:46PM
9 waxwings at Arcon House Greaves at noon today using tall trees west of Dorrington Rd as a refuge. Nothing I could see in the White Cross area though there is still a decent tree outside Wades Electrical actually on the industrial estate part of White Cross. A new site is Edward Street car park where there were 23 waxwing at 12.20. They may move to a well stocked Rowan half way up Ridge Lane off Bulk Rd just below the canal bridge, it's only 200 yards as the waxwing flies.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 27, 2016 09:11PM
7 waxwings in the rowan tree on Hala Grove this afternoon.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 28, 2016 08:46AM
One in trees by my house now - Ashleys farm high tatham. 5 min then flushed by dog walker and flew SW



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Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 28, 2016 11:06AM
A large flock approx. 30 birds flew over my house on Cockersand Drive Hala at about 0930. They looked as if they were looking for somewhere to feed. I had a cycle around the usual spots but couldn't locate them.
Re: WAXWING sightings or info on concentrations of berry laden ROWAN
December 28, 2016 04:03PM
21 at Arcon House about 2.30pm today. Only landed for about 15 sec then disappeared north.

Mario



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