A female Marsh Harrier and a pair of Avocet were on or over No 6 tank, 6 Brambling were along the restricted footpath on Lordship Marsh and a Stonechat by the horse paddock next to the motorway bridge at Marsh Lane.
Observers: Frank Duff, Arthur Harrison
Waxwings were again in trees along Westfield Road, Runcorn this morning.
Observer: Colin Butler
9 Waxwing again in trees along Festival Way.
15 Waxwing in garden at Westfield Road were drinking from pond and eating next door’s berries.
Observer: Colin Butler.
75 Waxwing on the east side of Barrow’s Green Lane c.80m north of the Weates Close junction, Widnes.
c/o Richard Smith.
22 Waxwing were back in the Co-op car park off High Street at 12.30 but were gone by 14.00.
Observer: Don Weedon
Image by WSM.
21 Waxwing were again outside the office car park to Norbet Dentressangle along Picow Farm Road at 16.00 and I suspect that they are roosting in the pines trees adjacent to the offices? Observer: WSM
15.02.13. Waxwings in Runcorn
4-5 Waxwing in trees along Festival Way in a lunch time drive by.
14.02.13. Valentine’s Waxwings in Runcorn
Got a text from Don Weedon at midday to say he had found a Kingfisher at ‘Big Pool’ opposite the Union Tavern, Union Street, Runcorn. The Co-op flock of (47) Waxwings (in trees at the top of Regent Street, Co-op car park) access from High Street continue to be found here.
At 15.20 I saw a flock of 64 birds in trees along Boston Avenue.
After work at 16.10 I called in on the Co-op birds and they were very co-operative increasing to 61 birds. So, a grand total of 125 birds in Runcorn today.
Observers: Don Weedon, WSM (images by WSM of the Co-op flock).
09.30: 60 Waxwing in the car park of the Catalyst Chemical Museum, Spike Island, Widnes. There are plenty of berries within the area. ..And while you’re here check out the river for whatever maybe out there?
Observer: Dave Stewart (and image from his phone).
This is a an image from Saturday of the birds at Picow Farm Road, Runcorn.
16 Waxwing again in trees at the entrance to Norbert Dentressangle office car park along Picow Farm Road for most of the day with an additional 9 berry flicking at the Co-op car park off High Street.
Observers: Don Weedon, Dave Stewart, WSM.
Image by WSM.
21 Waxwings again this am period at Picow Farm Road.
Observers: Sparky & WSM.
03.01.13. Local Waxwings.
Today I found a flock of 16 Waxwings in Widnes at approximately 2.15 pm. The birds were perched in an ornamental tree and were dropping down to the ground to feed on fallen berries? They were along the verge on the westbound Ashley Way West (A562) to the roundabout before the Ditton Road roundabout. I didn’t have time to stop and the traffic is quite busy here. So, if you get a chance tomorrow to have a look you can park in MacDonald’s, or the car park at Leigh Recreation Grounds (rugby pitches) and walk back.