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RE: HORWICH MOORS


This morning, up to 10 Crossbills over Gale Brook Plantation, several Siskin, Treecreeper and Garden Warbler.

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Osprey circling slowly over Smithills Moor, drifting gradually west 11:55-12:00. Other birds included an adult Mediterranean Gull circling low over Scout Rd quarries among Black-Headed Gulls, 5 Raven over Smithills and 30 Swift feeding Walker Fold

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Male and female Cuckoo showing well at Burnt Edge.
6 Garden Warblers singing mostly Wilderswood area and Gale Brook Plantation.
3 Wheatears.

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2 Wheatear at Heather Hall today.

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A Red Kite flew low over Slack Hall / Burnt Edge towards Heather Hall at 10.50am this morning.

Yesterday, 20 Wheatears, 2 Stonechat, 6 singing Grasshopper Warblers. Singing Garden Warbler Gale Brook.

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Mon 30.04.18 7.50am - heard Cuckoo in Walker Fold Woods.

9.00am - Cuckoo heard then seen on slope above Pack Horse trail and below Burnt Edge.

9.15am - Cuckoo heard from vicinity of Chadwicks Close Farm.

 



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This morning,

2 Ring Ouzels (male and female), still present though elusive above Montcliffe and also getting in fields behind Heather Hall, also 28+ Wheatear around the area, 3 singing Grasshopper Warblers.

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Combined sightings from this morning betweem myself, Andy Makin and Dan Brown-

1 Whimbrel over George's Lane
3 Ring Ouzel (1 George's Lane, 1 Montcliffe, 1 Slack Hall)
39 Wheatear (18 Montcliffe/Pony Fields, 6 Georges Lane, 4 Edge Lane, 2 Scout Road, 7 Heather Hall, 1 Fleet Moor, 1 upper mast road)
1 singing Whitethroat
4 singing Grasshopper Warblers
1 Oystercatcher Mast Road Pony Field


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Early morning until 10am,

2 Ring Ouzels (female Scout Road, male Mast Road cattle grid, then flew towards Adams Hill / Montcliffe area)
13 Wheatear scattered around (Dave Sherrington also had 2 at Slack Hall)
1 male Stonechat
4 Greylag Geese landed on Fleet Moor before flying NE.
3 singing Grasshopper Warblers (Dave Sherrington also had 1 at Burnt Edge)
3 Oystercatcher

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Thanks for the tip Simon. 1 Wheatear at Heather Hall 0830 today but no sign of Ring Ouzel. Lovely to meet Phil Rhodes yesterday. Very helpful and friendly.

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Mid to late morning today,

3 Ring Ouzels mobile between Heather Hall, Montcliffe and Slack Hall.
11 Wheatears including 4 around Heather Hall, 3 Adams Hill and 2 Scout Road quarry field
2 Oystercatcher
1 singing Grasshopper Warbler
6+ singing Willow Warbler

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13 Wheatear were the only things of real note today.

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Ring Ouzel briefly at 06:50 this morning around the 'Big Hedge' at Higher Meadows but flew towards Wilderswood.

 

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Burnt Edge this morning - Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 1 Swallow, 12 Linnets, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Red Grouse; also Raven, Curlew, 40+ Meadow Pipits, Stonechat



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4 male Ring Ouzel just inside Lancashire along Georges Lane, north past the kennels in hawthorns and fields just to the right of track which runs down the slope just past the conifer plantation.

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Male Ring Ouzel at the rest of Gilligants Farm at 10:35 this morning.

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Originally posted by Jack Danson on April 9th:

Lovely warm day yesterday 8/4/2018 at Holdens Farm. 2 swallows on wire in front of farm 2pm till 4 pm ish then disappeared. One this afternoon flying around farm buildings.



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Winter Hill Mast compound area - 3 Wheatear on dividing wall between GM and Lancs (then flew north) and 1 with GM area.

Georges Lane - I bumped into a fellow birdwatcher there at around 8.20, he (like I ) was hoping for Ring Ouzel, but he had only seen 1 Lesser Redpoll. 2 minutes after talking to him a Ring Ouzel flew over and landed in a tree on top of the bank in front of me. I also saw 8 Lesser Redpoll and 1 Green Woodpecker.

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2 Wheatear around the mast compounds on Winter Hill this morning.

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Highlights from this morning's watch from Scout Road included:

1 male Ring Ouzel East

3 Crossbill South

1 adult Mediterranean Gull over

 

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This morning's highlights:

 

1 swallow N

A spiral of 8 Buzzard N

7 curlew NE

120 Meadow Pipit N

11 Brambling N 

 

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Highlights from today included:

3 Twite calling low over north

3 Curlew

Adult Mediterranean Gull south 

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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This morning's moors highlights:

 

35 Curlew 35 north in several small flocks

1 Golden Plover

549 Meadow Pipit N

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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Some totals from the moors today, 07:45-10:30:

 

19 Curlew N

154  Meadow Pipit N

18 Brambling and 11 Siskin N

 

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09.30-14.30

Georges Lane : 2 Kestrels, 3 Ravens, 2 Lapwings and 1 Jay. 1 Meadow Pipit in display flight.

Burnt Edge : 28 Meadow Pipits (inc. 2 in display flight)and 3 Kestrels.

The pipits using the wall at the bottom of Burnt Edge as a launch pad need to be careful, a Stoat was patrolling the top of a wall nearby.

Walker Fold : 1 Buzzard and 1 Song Thrush.

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Highlights from Scout Road this morning:

 

15 curlew N

12 Golden Plover N

1 adult  Mediterranean Gull N and 2 further adults S

109 Meadow Pipits N

 

Info thank to Andy Makin



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Quieter today in the skies over Scout Road but 15 Curlews through north was the main highlight.

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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Highlights from Scout Road this morning included:

 

49 Curlew north, briefly dropping below the watchpoint to feed then moving on

2 Greylag Goose SW

117 Woodpigeon N

75 Meadow Pipit N

26 Siskin N

10 Brambling 10 S 

 

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06:45-10:30 today, first two hours from Georges Lane then later from Scout Road:

 

1 Oystercatcher N

34 Curlew grounded below Scout Road and then flew off north

1011 Woodpigeon N/NW

61 Fieldfare and 22 Redwing NW

1 Siskin, 23 Chaffinch and 3 Brambling N

32 Lesser Redpoll N

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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An Osprey flew north past the very western edge of the Moors at 7am this morning.

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Other sightings from Georges Lane this morning included (all birds heading over north):

3 Raven 

2 Curlew 

46 Skylark 

203 Meadow Pipit

105 Chaffinch  

8 Brambling 

17 Lesser Redpoll 

37 Siskin 

 

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A single Hawfinch flew south over Georges Lane at 07:40 this morning but was eventually lost to view.

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A couple of highlights from on site yesterday (19th) were:

Male Wheatear Georges Lane

Single Chiffchaff in heather by Scout Road quarry

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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Scout Road this morning, 8-11:15am, birds over included:

 

10 Curlew N

33 Meadow Pipit N

4 Lesser Redpoll  and Siskin 2 N

2 adult Mediterranean Gulls high SE

 

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Sightings from three hours on Georges Lane from 7:30am today included:

 

3 single Curlew ENE

3 female then 1 male Crossbill N

18 Lesser Redpoll

107 Chaffinch

6 Siskin 

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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Had a walk yesterday from walker fold wood up to the mast and back. Buzzard Kestrel Sparrowhawk Raven But the highlight was a short eared owl seen for 5-10 minutes on the opposite side of mast road but parallel with 2 lads. Brilliant to watch it quartering and even my wife and daughter were impressed!!!!

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Male Merlin north over Horrocks Moor today, also 300 Woodpigeon north and  4 Goosander down on Bryan Hey Reservoir.

 

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Accidentally flushed a Woodcock out of reeds on the way up to Sheep Cote Green Farm .

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A Snow Bunting on Two Lads Hill at 1:45pm today.

 

It flew over Mast Road calling but went silent and then was refound on the slopes on the west side of the hill.

 

Info thanks to Dave Broome



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Ring tail Hen Harrier low NE over Georges Lane and Wildersmoor this morning.

 

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Totals from this morning's sightings from the moors:

 

7 skeins of Pink-footed Geese with 359 SE, 110 NW and 58 NE

Good numbers of Woodpigeon moving, mainly N/NE with 2137 and a further 487 S/SW

27 Redwing

22 Fieldfare NW

Male Peregrine N

A Stonechat at Heather Hall

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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Some sightings from the area today:

 

Scout Road- 5 Crossbill

 

Gale Brook- 64 Fieldfare, 43 Chaffinch NE at 9am

 

Georges Lane- 4 Crossbill flew north at 9:42am, 86 Fieldfare, 22 Redwing

 

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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Late news for yesterday's highlights, 07:30-09:45:

2489 Pink-footed Geese SE in 16 skeins plus 1 skein of 51 NW

12 Whooper Swan SE at 09:20

290 Fieldfare N

60 Redwing N

1 Hawfinch N over Scout Road at 07:45 

 

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This morning up to 11am, partly with Andy Makin and Phil Rhodes -

1680 Pink-footed Geese ESE
26 Whooper Swan SE
1 male Ring Ouzel in field next to Scout Road quarries.
1 Snow Bunting east over Dean's Ditch
62 Fieldfare, where are they all this winter?
34 Chaffinch north
Dan Brown had a Red Kite over his Horwich garden heading low towards George's Lane but we couldnt pick it up despite is being near Wilderswood at the time.

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 12th of November 2017 06:48:27 PM

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Higher Meadows/Georges Lane this morning:

 

17 snipe west in three flocks

1 Bar-tailed Godwit west with seven Snipe

1 Golden Plover west

3 Crossbill SE

72 Chaffinch mainly north

 

Info thanks to Andy Makin



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8 Crossbill flew out of Wildeswood at 10:20 this morning and headed SE.

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Todays Vis Mig highlights, with Andy Makin, Ken Haydock and Phil Rhodes from Georges Lane (Scout Road fogged out)-

An impressive flock of c1000 Pink-footed Geese SE over the mist was impressive, total of 1155 SE and 23 NW
1 adult Mediterranean Gull flying south with Black-headed Gulls.

Very quiet both days at weekend for me and Andy, 2 Crossbills at Wilderswood on Saturday morning.

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Todays Vis Mig highlights or lack of them, with Andy Makin and Ken Haydock up to 10:00 -

506 Pink-footed Geese SE and 21 NW
138 Fieldfare NW and 120 south
114 Redwing SE and 68 NW
181 Chaffinch south and 135 north
4 Brambling north
30 Siskin north

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Todays Vis Mig highlights (with Andy Makin) in what was visible migration at its absolute best -

6000+ Pink-footed Geese, huge super skiens across Manchester and over us all SE, apart from 55 that went NW
1 Shelduck west over the moor, a vis mig first
3 Goosander south
7 Whooper Swans SE, right over us.
25 Fieldfare north, 8 south
42 Redwing north, 7 east
A phenomenal movement of Chaffinches, with 1358 north up to 11.30am, and only 51 south
16 Hawfinches north, on exact same flight line as the Chaffinches, 7 north at 09:11 and 9 north at 09:40.
65 Siskin north!
2 Brambling north
3 Crossbill south

Male Merlin and 3 Peregrines present.

-- Edited by Simon Warford on Thursday 2nd of November 2017 10:49:05 PM

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A further 9 Hawfinch north over Scout Road at 10:40

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