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ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


Little Woolden Moss today, 07:30-12:30:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

1 Common Sandpiper

13 Ringed Plover

12 Yellow Wagtail

2 Snipe

2 Wheatear

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Wooden Moss.

1 Ringed Plover

1 Yellow Wagtail

2 Hobby .

mixed flock of Pied Wagtails and a few Linnets.

Irlam Moss

1 Wheatear

5 Ringed Plover.

Buzzard.

 

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12.30-16.30

Rindle Road

8 Chaffinches and a juvenile Robin were attracted to the manure heap. 4 Mistle Thrushes on fields South of the crossing, plus 1 Kestrel.

Little Woolden Moss

12 "Alba" Wagtails, 1 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plovers, 8 Linnets, 1 Buzzard and 2 Meadow Pipits.

6 Swifts were with a large passage of Swallows and House Martins.

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A second calendar year Hobby was the only bird present Little Wooden Moss this early afternoon, other than the small bird it had caught and taken to ground on the bare peat before flying off!



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This afternoon:

Yellow Wagtail on Little Wooden Moss

320 Starling on wires over field 19

Croxdens produced:

2 Greenshank

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Snipe

32 Goldfinch in one flock

 



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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Greenshanks

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Wooden Moss today, 14:15 -16:00:

 

2 Ravens

adult female Peregrine sat on a peat bund overlooking the pools 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Other birds in Little Woolden Moss today:

1 Ringed Plover

1 Raven

3 Dunlin

2 Redshank.

Yellow Wagtail

1 juv Wheatear

1 overflying Tree Pipit

1 overflying Ringed Plover

2 Lesser Redpoll

On Irlam Moss:

110 Swift

125 Swallow

70 House Martin

1 juv Yellow Wagtail juv

a hunting Hobby

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Greenshank 1 still at Croxdens this afternoon

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phillipskelly wrote:

 the nice Green Jag Man in the usual place on Rindle rd. ( I apologise for forgetting his name )  .


 Cedric wink



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Ah, the killer Rabbit of Caerbannog. The Holy Grail for GM birders, I think

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Saturday, late afternoon ..... Rindle rd to Little Woolden Moss and back .
Common Buzzard over cottages and rindle wood .
Swallow - about 10 in each field up to Salford Angling club pond where I saw about 20 Mistle Thrush on a Sorbus tree (heavy in berry ) and overhead wires.
Also lots of House Martin as I neared Little Woolden Moss.
Ltitle Woolden Moss -
Pied wagtail - 8 Inc 2 adult.
Little Ringed plover - 1 juvenile.
Kestrel - 3 (one mobbing a Raven).
Raven - 3 (2 on the peat ) .
Linnet - 2.
Ps. Raven mobbed by kestrel landed on top of peat works mound then dropped down to a smaller mound next to a adult rabbit, which then launched itself at the Raven which moved a few feet away.
The rabbit then had a other go !
The Raven moved again and the rabbit had another go at it.
Never seen owt like it !!!
Saw another Kestrel on the way back and also the nice Green Jag Man in the usual place on Rindle rd. ( I apologise for forgetting his name ) also nice to meet Dave Stewart again .

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Saturday 12th of August 2017 11:55:34 PM Also heard 2 Common Sandpiper over Astley rd.

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Sunday 13th of August 2017 12:00:23 AM

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Short visits to Little Wooden Moss today produced:

 

1 Raven

Greenshank

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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With Simon Johnson this morning;

Croxdens-

1 Greenshank
4 Teal
1 juv Shelduck
2 Hobbies together, which were last seen flying towards Astley Moss.
3 Meadow Pipit

Little Woolden Moss-

1 juv Little Ringed Plover
1 Curlew
2 Yellow Wagtails.

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Other sightings from Little Wooden Moss 07:30-09:55 today included:

 

1 Little Ringed Plover

1 Ringed Plover

2 Greenshank

4 Green Sandpiper

1 juv Shelduck

1 Hobby

 

At Croxdens 10:05-12:05:

 

6 Snipe

2 Greenshank

1 juv Whinchat

 

Info and photos of today's Wood Sandpiper thanks to Dave Steel



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Wood Sandpiper still present on Little Woolden Moss this morning.

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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At Little Woolden Moss early afternoon birds included 1 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and 1 Little Ringed Plover



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Weds evening 19.00-21.00 on Little Woolden Moss with Steve: 100 swallows hawking low 1 Swift 1 Greenshank 3 Little ringed plovers 2 Curlew heard 1 Green sandpiper heard 1 Kestrel several Willow warblers heard only

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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

2 juv Little Ringed Plover

3 Ringed Plovers flew in then immediately out NW

1 Curlew over calling south

1 Hobby at 13:30 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens 12:30-13:30 today:

 

4 Ringed Plovers

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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This morning on Little Wooden Moss saw:

 

13 Snipe

1 Greenshank

1 Ringed Plover

1 Little Ringed Plover

2 Green Sandpipers

1 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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c300 Swift feeding south of Windy Bank Wood this morning, before they all departed W, smaller groups totalling 71 flying between W-NW later; 50 Goldfinch feeding nr Old Moss Lane



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Along with this morning's Red Kite, other birds on Little Wooden Moss included:

1 Hobby perched in birch

1 Greenshank

3 Oystercatcher

1 Yellow Wagtail

260 Swift

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel

 

Images of today's Hobby, Greenshank and Red Kite plus Little Egret on the 2nd all thanks to Dave Steel



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Red Kite over Little Wooden Moss at 10am this morning, following the course of the Glaze north towards Windy Bank Wood area.

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Wooden Moss today, 07:10-09:45:

 

3 Yellow Wagtail

1 Golden Plover flying over

1 Peregrine

2 Ringed Plover

1 Little Ringed Plover

1 Corn Bunting sat out on the bare peat for quite a while

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

Hobby

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Greenshank

c50 Mallard

7 Teal

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Wooden Moss today, 08:15-13:00:

 

4 Raven

1 Greenshank that didn't land just came in then off south

1 Ringed Plover

12 Grey Partridge

along Astley Road between field 70 and field 20, a Hobby after the Hirundines

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Ltitle Woolden Moss this morning:

3 Little Ringed Plover

2 Snipe

3 Yellow Wagtail

1 Corn Bunting

Croxden:

Juv Shelduck still

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Sightings from today:

 

Croxdens, 08:30-11:45:

 

1 juvenile Shelduck

90 Goldfinch

5 Teal

1 Common Tern

 

Little Wooden Moss, 11:55-13:15:

 

4 Little Ringed Plover

1 Little Egret stayed for only 10 minutes

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Wooden Moss today, 10:00-11:45:

 

1 Ringed Plover

2 Little Ringed Plover

1 juvenile Dunlin

 

Croxdens, 07:50-12:30:

 

1 juvenile Shelduck

1 Oystercatcher

1 Lesser Redpoll

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolde Moss and The Glaze today, 07:55-12:25:

 

2 Raven

4 Little Ringed Plover

1 Ringed Plover

1 Green Sandpiper

3 Yellow Wagtail

5 Little Grebe

1 Kingfisher

76 Mallard

1 Tufted Duck with 2 young 1 Tufted Duck with 9 young

2 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Wooden Moss today, 10:00-12:00hrs:

 

1 Ringed Plover

2 Little Ringed Plover

1 juvenile Dunlin

3 Yellow Wagtail

75 House Martin

150 Swift drifting south

1 Hobby 

 

Twelve Yards Road:

 

25 House Sparrows

 

Croxdens:

 

many juvenile Goldfinches and Willow Warblers

 

Late news for yesterday when a Corn Bunting was singing from wires along field number 20

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart

 

 



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Little Wooden Moss today, 1200-1330.:

 

2 Raven

6 Little Ringed Plover

3 Ringed Plover

1 juvenile Dunlin

1 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Ltitle Woolden Moss today, 12:00-14:00:

2 Ringed Plover

2 Little Ringed Plover

100+ Swifts through southwest

Info thanks to Dave Stewart  



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Little Wooden Moss today, 13:15-15:00hrs:

 

3 Ringed Plovers

3 Little Ringed Plover

c60 Swifts through southwest

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Little Ringed Plover

1 Dunlin

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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New Moss Wood today 0800-1330, taking in Little Wooden Moss also:

 

2 Ringed Plover

1 Little Ringed Plover

2 Oystercatcher

3 Yellow Wagtail

80 Swallow

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens this morning:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Ringed Plover

 

Little Wooden Moss late morning to early afternoon:

 

5 Little Ringed Plover

2 Ravens.   

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

 

2 Little Ringed Plover

1 Green Sandpiper

3 Willow Tit

1 Lesser Redpoll

2 Ringed Plover

1 Treecreeper

 

Little Wooden Moss:

 

6 Little Ringed Plover

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today, 12 - 3.15:

6 willow warbler
2 whitethroat
c10 linnet
2 reed bunting
4 swallow
2 meadow pipit
10+ pied wagtail
1 yellow wagtail
c15 swift
7 little ringed plover
16 lapwing
2 - 4 kestrel
1 peregrine
1 sparrowhawk
1 buzzard

Along Astley Road, there and back:

3 whitethroat
2 yellowhammer
70+ swallow
c40 house martin
14 pied wagtail
2 skylark
6 mistle thrush
1 kestrel

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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

7 Little Ringed Plover

2 Willow Tit

1 juvenile/female Marsh Harrier driven off by 3 Raven

 

Peregrine took a Lapwing

 

Irlam Moss:

 

over FN 70 a Hobby after 30 plus Hirundine

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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A family party of five Yellow Wagtails around the manure pile at the southern end of Rindle Road just before the level crossing this afternoon.



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This morning:

 

Little Wooden Moss

 

1 Common Sandpiper

5 Little Ringed Plover

1 Curlew

52 Swift

2 juv Yellow Wagtail

1 juv Grey Wagtail

1 Raven

 

Croxden

 

3 Little Ringed Plover

1 Green Sandpiper

plus a movement of Juvenile Willow Warblers

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

2 Raven

3 Little Ringed Plover

1 Ringed Plover

63 Pied Wagtail

2 Oystercatcher

7 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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The farmer has put out a massive pile of manure on the left before the train crossing. This is attracting lots of birds and especially yellow wagtails (see picture) worth a visit if you are down there.

-- Edited by Carl Fletcher-Poole on Friday 21st of July 2017 08:46:57 AM



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 21st of July 2017 09:28:19 AM

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Croxdens today:

 

5 Little Ringed Plover

1 Green Sandpiper

3 Lesser Redpoll

2 Oystercatcher

 

Little Wooden Moss:

 

8 Little Ringed Plover

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Barton Moss today:

 

c50 Lapwings

male Yellowhammer with food

3 Kestrels

2 Grey Partridges  

 

Whilst on Little Wooden Moss:

 

4 Raven

 

And on Croxdens:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Little Ringed Plover

2 Lesser Redpoll

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Little Wooden Moss today:

6 Yellow Wagtail

5 Little Ringed Plover

1 Hobby being tackled by 3 Kestrel, ended with the Hobby dropping its prey which looked like a large Dragonfly

Croxdens:

5 Little Ringed Plover

1 Ringed Plover

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

15 Little Ringed Plover

4 Raven

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Oystercatcher

50 Lapwing

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Little Wooden Moss around midday today:

 

12 Little Ringed Plover

2 Ringed Plover

1 Siskin

66 Swift

2 Green Sandpiper

2 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Circuit of Croxdens, Irlam, Little Wooden and Cadishead Mosses this morning produced the following highlights:

 

46 Lapwing

18 Little Ringed Plover

1 Dunlin

3 Oystercatcher

1 Curlew

8 Yellow Wagtail

1 Corn Bunting

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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