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Post Info TOPIC: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


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RE: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


Little Woolden Moss today:

 

38 House Martin in small flocks heading South

4 Chiffchaff

13 Swallow

117 Skylark

1 juvenile female Peregrine

23 Grey Partridge

145 Lapwing

62 Linnet

56 Meadow Pipit

5 rapidly low flying Dunlin heading south

 

Info thank to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

75 Skylark

31 Meadow Pipit

3 House Martin

48 Swallow

 

Chat Moss:

1 Green Sandpiper

4 Willow Tit

 3 Raven

18 Pied Wagtail

Hobby dashing through the area heading South

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Irlam Moss today:

34 Pied Wagtail

22 Skylark

2 Snipe

1 Grey Wagtail

20 Grey Partridge

 

Little Woolden Moss:

46 Meadow Pipit

26 Swallow

42 Skylark

1 Grey Wagtail

2 Chiffchaff

1 Hobby taking Dragonflies before racing off South

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

55 Linnet

3 Snipe

34 Swallow (southwest)

2 Chiffchaff

 

Croxdens

 

5 Chiffchaff

2 Green Sandpiper

2 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Ltitle Woolden Moss today:

11 Snipe

4 Chiffchaff

42 Meadow Pipit

 

Chat Moss:

27 Pied  Wagtail

2 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

104 Pink-footed Geese over southeast at 10:10hrs

19 Skylark

28 Meadow Pipit

2 Snipe

3 Chiffchaff

2 Snipe

 

Chat Moss:

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Wheatear

13 Grey Partridge

42 Skylark

11 Reed Bunting

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dabe Stewart



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Chat Moss today:

 

1 Wheatear

3 Snipe

11 Chiffchaff

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Ltitle Woolden Moss today:

134 Meadow Pipit

39 Skylark

3 Chiffchaff

 

5 Snipe

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel

 



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Little Woolden Moss 15.00-17.45

The large shallow pool near the path on South side of the has largely dried up, so sadly no waders were found.

5 Pied Wagtails were the only birds on the moss, except for a dozen crows.

However, throughout my visit there was a steady passage of Swallows, together with lesser numbers of House Martins

and at least 3 Sand Martins, all heading West.

2 Buzzards were seen over the moss, whist a third sat in the middle of a newly ploughed field alongside Astley Road.



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Late post for yesterday at 10.05 a.m. whilst on M62 towards Manchester, 1 Marsh Harrier seen as I drove past Irlam Moss.
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Croxdens today:

 

5 Buzzard

1 Nuthatch

10 Swallow over southwest

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Irlam Moss Fisheries:

 

1 Spotted Flycatcher

6 Chiffchaff

2 Snipe 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Other sightings from today:

Little Woolden Moss:

 

35 House Sparrow

27 Pied Wagtail

Juvenile female Peregrine

2 Snipe

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Chat and Irlam Mosses this afternoon

1 Willow Tit
Family party of 4 Buzzard
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Jay
A few Swallows and House Martins around

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Barton Moss and Ship Canal at Barton:

 

20 House Martin

1 Willow Tit

15 Meadow Pipit

4 Snipe

26 Swallow

2 Little Grebe

4 Chiffchaff

1 Kingfisher

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Peregrine high over west

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

150 Lapwings

3 Willow Tit 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart, Dave Steel and myself 



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Croxdens today:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

10 Teal

1 Whitethroat

1 Sparrowhawk

Peregrine

68 Swallow

1 Hobby

 

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Willow Warbler

75 Swallows over southwest

2 Willow Tit

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Redstart

 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Croxdens today:

 

Juvenile Peregrine carrying Woodpigeon

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Wheatear

1 Stonechat

2 Willow Warbler

1 Raven  

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Chat Moss today:

 

21 Teal

3 Green Sandpiper

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Snipe

1 juvenile Peregrine

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

2 Willow Tit

1 Peregrine

10 Chiffchaff

4 Willow Warbler

 

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Golden Plover

11 Buzzard

 

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

3 Raven

 

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 juvenile Marsh Harrier (untagged)

 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss 16.00-18.00

1 Marsh Harrier- green wing tagged bird
1 Hobby
5 Buzzard
3 Snipe
1 Yellow Wagtail
1 Skylark
2 Jay
15 Linnet
2 Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Heron
3 Reed Bunting
2 Willow Warbler
2 Kestrel

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Sunday 2nd of September 2018 08:32:15 PM

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Day spent around Little Woolden Moss and Croxdens today; small species list, but some notable ones. Nice to see the Daves again.

Little Woolden Moss:

3+ chiffchaff
2 willow tit (at least one a juvenile)
1 spotted flycatcher
6+ linnet
1 reed bunting
16 meadow pipit
64 carrion crow in fields to W.
2 golden plover (over, then seemed to drop in field to N)
1 snipe
2+ kestrel
2+ buzzard
1 marsh harrier (green wing-tagged individual noted below)

Croxdens; quite quiet:

Good sized mixed flock comprising of blue tit, great tit, long-tailed tit and chiffchaff.
2 linnet
3 swallow
2 jay heard
1 grey heron
1 kestrel
1 buzzard

Of the most note on the walk up Astley Road in the morning: 21 pied wagtail all on the same turf field, 1 raven, 3 kestrel and a juvenile buzzard repeatedly calling. Nine mistle thrush on the way back.

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A brief visit Little Woolden Moss today produced highlights of:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Grey Wagtail

2 Willow Tit

1 Whitethroat

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss:

 

5 Snipe

1 Nuthatch

1 Treecreeper

1 Hobby

5 Yellow Wagtail

45 House Sparrow

Green wing-tagged (from Norfolk?) Marsh Harrier

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

4 Snipe

1 Greenshank

1 Golden Plover

1 Marsh Harrier (photo)

1 Raven

1 Hobby

1 Redstart

2 Spotted Flycatcher (photo)

 

Info and images thanks to Dave Steel



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On Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Redstart

1 Little Ringed Plover

1 Snipe

 

Whilst on Chat Moss:

 

16 Grey Partridge

1 Hobby

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Ringed Plover

1 Yellow Wagtail

2 Redstart

2 Marsh Harrier.

3 Snipe

A  single kettle of 33 Buzzard with morning total of 39

 

Chat Moss:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

4 Sand Martin

1 Hobby

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

3 Swift

1 Greenshank

2 Willow Tit

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Wheatear

1 Marsh Harrier

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

1 Greenshank

3 Yellow Wagtail

1 Green Sandpiper

26 Pied Wagtail

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

14 Willow Warbler

1 Redstart

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

1 Peregrine

1 Greenshank

1 Yellow Wagtail

2 Little Grebe

1 Kingfisher

2 Nuthatch

2 Hobby

2 Wheatear

 

Chat Moss:

1 Hobby taking dragonflies

1 Swift

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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On Chat Moss today:

 

7 Swift

5 Grey Partridge

2 Yellow Wagtail

1 Green Sandpiper

 

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Little Woolden Moss today:

1 Golden Plover over

2 Grey Partridge

 

Chat Moss:

2 Green Sandpiper

12 Grey Partridge

and a burst of song from a Whitethroat

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

2 Raven

2 Green Sandpiper

1 Greenshank

2 Willow Tit

1 Hobby

2 Yellow Wagtail

 

Little Woolden Moss:

3 Wheatear

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Today:

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Greenshank

1 Ringed Plover

1 Hobby

17 Grey Partridge

1 Yellow Wagtail

1 Treecreeper

 

Chat Moss:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

1 Grasshopper  Warbler

4 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat and Barton Moss highlights this morning:

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Green Sandpiper

8 Yellow Wagtail

2 Grey partridge

2 Willow Tit

Peregrine

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Croxdens this morning to early afternoon:

1 Greenshank

1 Green Sandpiper

1 juvenile Marsh Harrier harassing a local Buzzard over the pools until the Buzzard's partner came and they saw it off low east

3 Yellow Wagtail over

3 Raven; 2 over together (with some display between them) east and one south

8 Buzzard

1 second calendar year Hobby, chasing (and catching) dragonflies and also sat on the bare peat for a while

360 Swallow feeding over trees by the railway area, just east of Croxdens and possibly sand quarry pool to the north for most of the late morning, which flew into a tight ball on arrival of the Hobby which seemed uninterested in them anyway! Later on towards early afternoon they drifted off SW over a period of time

611 Swift moving over the moss SW with some feeding briefly over the copses and trees on their way but most passing quickly through and mainly fairly low, from mid to late morning until 1pm when things slowed up dramatically and only dribs and drabs moved through

90 House Martin though SW



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Croxdens today:

 

10 Pied Wagtail

1 Yellow Wagtail

1 Grey Wagtail

31 Swift over SW 10-00-12-00hrs

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Wheatear

7 Grey Partridge

2 Raven

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

2 Yellow Wagtail

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Wheatear

7 Buzzard

17 Willow Warbler (mainly juveniles)

12 Swift over southwest

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Ringed Plover

17 Pied Wagtail

4 Yellow Wagtail

8 Swifts

Southwest hirundine movement 10-00 - 12-00 included c300 Swallows c70 House Martins c45 Sand Martins

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Wheatear

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Croxdens today:

3 Green Sandpiper  

5 Yellow  Wagtail

15 Pied Wagtail

2 1st Summer Hobby

11 Swift

 

Ltitle Woolden Moss:

2 Hobby

5 Kestrel

4 Buzzard

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Wood Sandpiper

2 Green Sandpiper

19 Pied Wagtail

1 Yellow Wagtail 

2 Hobby (adult & 1st summer)

2 Little Egret

 

Chat Moss:

 

19 Yellow wagtail

2 Corn Bunting

42 Linnet 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Croxdens :

 

27 Pied Wagtail

4 Yellow Wagtail

5 Stock Dove

1 Sparrowhawk

1 Green Sandpiper

178 Lapwing

 

Kingfisher on Irlam Pond

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

18 Pied Wagtail

2 Yellow Wagtail

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

4 Ravens

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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1 Green Sandpiper on Croxden this afternoon. Otherwise very quiet.

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2 Green Sandpiper and a single Wood Sandpiper present at Croxdens early afternoon today.

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Few hours round Croxdens and Little Woolden Moss this morning and afternoon.

27 lapwing in field off Astley Road on the walk up, 4 singing yellowhammer along Twelve Yards Road (not that I could find any of them), and 4 reed bunting flitting around a bit further along, heading towards Cutnook Lane.

Croxdens:

2 chiffchaff heard calling
5+ willow warbler
3 whitethroat
2 bullfinch
1 reed bunting
10+ swallow
30+ swift
2 stock dove
1 green sandpiper
3 grey heron
1 buzzard

Little Woolden Moss very quiet, I managed a feeble 17 species in roughly two hours (my lowest ever for here):

1 chiffchaff heard calling
3+ willow warbler
3 whitethroat
4+ linnet
1 meadow pipit
1 buzzard

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On Croxdens today were 2 Green Sandpiper and 2 Yellow Wagtail.

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Late news for yesterday:

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

 1 Hobby

1 Yellow Wagtail

 

 

Single Siskin over Little Woolden Moss

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Fairly quiet again around Rindle Wood and Astley Moss SSSI this afternoon but plenty of juvenile Willow Warblers about the SSSI, many trying their first feeble attempts to sing!



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Croxdens:

 

1 Yellow Wagtail

25 Swifts over southeast

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Yellow Wagtail

2 Willow Tit

1 Golden Plover

1 Osprey over

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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A brief visit to Little Woolden Moss today produced 23 Swift and 1 Hobby.

 

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