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RE: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


Little Woolden Moss today:

 

3 Ringed Plover

2 Curlew

3 Yellow Wagtail

4 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

6 Oystercatcher

1 Sedge Warbler

1 Teal

1 Yellowhammer

1 Hobby 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Rindle road area

Apart from the usual

field 68

oystercatcher

lapwingsx4

field 69

Canada geesex2 with a single chick just mooching up and down in the sun.

In the field behind Rindle wood

A kestrel dive bombed a juv lapwing with no luck, soon to be chased of by an adult lapwing.

Pied wagtail

SSSI

Kestrel

Buzzardx2

Swallow

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Some sightings from yesterday on Little Woolden Moss included:

2 Yellow Wagtail

4 Curlew

4 Oystercatcher

1 Ringed Plover

2 Shoveler

1 Hobby

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Also on Little Woolden moss this afternoon 2 Hobby giving excellent views catching dragonflies over the South side of the reserve.

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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Yellow Wagtail

1 Redshank

12 Oystercatchers

2 Shoveler 

Cuckoo

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

2 Hobby

1 Yellow Wagtail

4 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Little Woolden Moss 20.30-21.15

No sign of the Wood Sandpiper
1 Dunlin
4 Ringed Plover
3 Oystercatcher
1 Redshank
1 Curlew
1 Shoveler (m)
5 Teal (3m, 2f)
2 Gadwall - pair
2 Yellow Wagtail
3 Reed Bunting
1 Willow Warbler

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Sightings from today on Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Wood Sandpiper

5 Ringed Plover

5 Dunlin

1 Gadwall

2 Shoveler

2 Curlew

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

2 Hobby

4 Ringed Plover

3 Dunlin

4 Oystercatcher

2 Redshank

1 Shoveler

2 Curlew

2 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

2 Grey Partridge

1 Cuckoo

1 Wheatear

2 Yellow Wagtail

3 Oystercatcher

3 Curlew

2 Redshank

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss between 1130 and 1430

Yellow Wagtail (2)
Wheatear (male)
Lapwing (at least 10)
Gadwall (2; 1male and 1 female)
Mallard (4)
Grey Heron (2 over)
Oystercatcher (2)
Kestrel (2)
Linnet (2)
Black-headed Gull (5)
Curlew (6)
Whitethroat (at least 5)
Hobby (seen twice - one bird or two?)
Redshank (2)
Shoveler (2; 1 male and 1 female)
Moorhen
Willow Warbler (lots)


Robin
Blackbird
Magpie
Wood Pigeon
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Wren
Carrion Crow

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Llittle Woolden Moss today:

2 Yellow Wagtail

1 Wheatear

2 Hobby

3 Curlew

4 Oystercatchers

1 Dunlin

On Chat Moss:

2 Curlew

1 Sedge Warbler

3 Oystercatcher

1 Whimbrel

2 Wheatear

1 Yellow Wagtail

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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08.30-15.00

Along Moss Lane GM side of Glaze Brook : 2 Blackcaps, 1 Kestrel and 1 Grey Heron.

Little Woolden Moss NR and adjoining fields :

1 Cuckoo, 2 Hobbies, 1f Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Swifts, 1 Buzzard, 1 Curlew, 8 Meadow Pipits, 1 Dunlin,

3 Reed Buntings, 3 Skylarks, 3 Yellowhammers, 2 Common Whitethroats, 1m Shoveler and 2 Teal.

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Croxdens today:

 

2 Oystercatchers

2 Curlew

1st summer Hobby

2 Wheatear

 

Chat Moss:

 

1 Wheatear

3 Oystercatcher

1 Sedge Warbler

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Further sightings from Little Woolden Moss today:

 

7 Yellow Wagtail

2 Shoveler

2 Tree Sparrows 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss this evening:

1 Whimbrel

3 Yellow Wagtail

12 Grey Heron

1 Redshank



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10.30-15.00

Along the nearby Glaze Brook : 2 Redshanks and 11 Grey Herons (A group of 9 were grouped together on the river bank by Holcroft Hall Farm.

Little Woolden Moss NR : 3 Qystercatchers, 3 Curlews, 3 Meadow Pipits, 1 Common Whitethroat and 3 Buzzards.

An amazing 8 Yellow Wagtails were on the reserve and adjoining recently ploughed fields.

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Chat Moss this morning:

 

1 Curlew

2 Oystercatcher

2 Greylag Geese  

1 Sedge Warbler

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Curlew

1 Wheatear

2 Hobby

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Over the A580 this evening, where it crosses the Bridgewater Canal between Leigh and Astley, a Cuckoo flew south towards Astley Moss

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Little Woolden, Chat and Irlam Mosses this evening 19.30-21.30

Little Woolden NR:
1 Grasshopper Warbler heard reeling
1 Cuckoo calling by entrance gate
1 Snipe
4 Oystercatcher
3 Curlew
6 Tufted Duck
2 Teal
2 Gadwall
3 Sand Martin
1 Swift
1 Swallow
2 Blackcap
2 Reed Bunting
2 Grey Partridge heard
3 Willow Warbler

Irlam Moss:
1 Tawny Owl

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Little Woolden Moss, from from 12 - 4.30pm today. Lovely day, and nice to chat to the Daves again. Most sightings already accounted for below, but a full count anyway:

9+ willow warbler
4 blackcap
6 whitethroat
5+ linnet
2+ reed bunting
1 yellowhammer
2 swallow
1 wheatear
3+ meadow pipit
4 yellow wagtail
4+ pied wagtail
4+ skylark
1 cuckoo
2 teal
1 shoveler
20+ lapwing
6 oystercatcher
2 or 3 curlew
1 grey heron circling distantly
1 sparrowhawk
1+ buzzard distantly

Walking up Astley Road, all in song were 2 goldcrest, 1 chiffchaff, 3 blackcap, 5 whitethroat, 1 yellowhammer and 5+ skylark, with several lapwing also around (including at least one chick).



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Further sightings from Little Woolden Moss today:

4 Yellow Wagtail

1 Wheatear

1 Redshank

4 Curlew

2 Shelduck

2 Shoveler

2 Hobby

1 Cuckoo

1 Dunlin

1 Snipe

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Late news for yesterday:

Croxdens:

 

3 Greylag Geese

1 Curlew

2 Oystercatcher

1 Hobby

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

5 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

4 Yellowhammer

2 Redshank

2 Gadwall

2 Shoveler

2 Yellow Wagtail

 

Irlam Moss:

 

4 Wheatear

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart 



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Add early doors @ Little Woolden Moss

Whimbrel
Corn Bunting



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Little Woolden Moss

Male and Female Wheatear

distant Cuckoo

Hobby overhead

8+ Yellow Wagtail



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Little Wolden 

 also Skylarks, lapwings, Oystercatchers, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Common Whitethroat, Kestrel, Buzzard, Willow Warbler 

Astley Moss

Buzzard, Reed Buntings, Yellowhammer, Treecreeper, Lapwing, Skylark, Oystercatchers, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat. 



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Little Woolden Moss 07.30-09.30

2 Sedge Warbler- singing (1 seen)
1 Sand Martin
3 Oystercatcher
1 Redshank
6 Tufted Duck

Irlam Moss f52
4 Wheatear
4 Skylark

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Little Woolden Moss 11.00-13.00

An amazing 4 Hobbies together hawking insects over the reserve between 11.20-11.30. 1 Hobby returned an hour later and was still around when I left. There has been a big emergence of Red Damselflies.
3-4 Curlew
2 Oystercatcher
2 Shoveler- both male
1 Kestrel
4 Buzzard
Lots of Willow Warblers,
3 Whitethroat
1 Blackcap
6 Linnet
2 Yellowhammer
1 Reed Bunting

Chat Moss
6 Wheatear in f52



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Just spent a very pleasant 20 mins watching a Hobby feeding on insects over Astley Moss SSSI.

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Excellent 3 hours at Little Woolden Moss, 6-9 a.m. 1 Cuckoo near car park, 2 Whimbrel(or 1 bird seen in two locations), Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail(7), 2 reeling Grasshopper Warbler(1 seen),3 Curlew, 1 Shelduck, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Wheatear also numerous Warblers and Lapwing. I'm sure this site gets better each time I visit, maybe the sunshine helped.
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Cuckoo and 4 Tufted Duck at Little Woolden Moss this evening

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This morning:

 

Chat Moss:

 

10 Wheatear

5 Yellow Wagtail

1 Grasshopper Warbler

2 Oystercatcher

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Shoveler

13 Yellow Wagtail

8 White Wagtail  

1 Corn Bunting

2 Curlew

2 Whimbrel

1 Sedge Warbler

1 Grasshopper Warbler

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Some sightings from this morning:

Chat Moss:

 

2 Dunlin

4 Wheatear

2 Oystercatcher

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Grasshopper Warbler

1 Sedge Warbler

2 Curlew

1 Redshank

1 Oystercatcher

5 Yellow Wagtail

6 Wheatear

1 male Whinchat (photo on website)

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Late news for yesterday morning:

Chat Moss:

 

2 Yellow Wagtail

1 Greenshank

1 Dunlin

1 White Wagtail

4 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

3 Yellow Wagtail

2 Oystercatcher 

Hobby flew west

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Cadishead Moss this morning:

 

2 Curlew

3 Wheatear

1 Yellow Wagtail

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Oystercatcher

7 Yellow Wagtail

2 Grey Partridge

1 Curlew

3 Wheatear

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss this morning:

 

4 Curlew

7 Yellow Wagtail

1 Sedge Warbler

1 Grasshopper Warbler

1 Wheatear

4 Grey Partridge

1 Ringed Plover

1 overflying Tree Pipit

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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This afternoon:

Irlam Moss, field 22:

8 White Wagtail and a fine male Yellow Wagtail alongside Astley Road

Little Woolden Moss:

3 Wheatear

 



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This morning:

 

Cadishead Moss:

 

2 Grey Partridge

5 Yellow Wagtail  

2 Curlew

1 Oystercatcher

4 Wheatear

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

14 Swift

1 Grasshopper Warbler

2 Curlew

1 Yellow Wagtail

2 Wheatear

2 Whimbrel

 

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This morning:

 

Chat Moss:

 

2 Yellow Wagtail

1 Wheatear

2 Lesser Redpoll

1 Lesser Whitethroat

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

4 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

1 Ringed Plover

1 Wheatear

8 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Peregrine

Yellow Wagtail

Wheatear

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

4 Curlew

1 Redshank

2 Wheatear

 

Chat Moss:

 

2 Common Sandpiper

4 Snipe

2 Wheatear

2 Yellow Wagtail 

1 Curlew

2 Grey Partridge  

2 Greylag Geese

2 Whimbrel

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

3 Whitethroat

3 Yellow wagtail

4 Blackcap

2 Curlew

4 Wheatear

1 Goosander over west

1 Sparrowhaw

1 Corn Bunting

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

5 Whimbrel

6 Tufted Duck 

 

Chat Moss:

 

10 Wheatear

2 Curlew 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

12 Willow Warbler

4 Blackcap

3 Oystercatcher

2 Redshank

2 Wheatear

3 Curlew

pair Shoveler

1 Greylag Goose  

 

Chat Moss;

 

1 Sedge Warbler

1 Whitethroat

1 Curlew

1 Redshank

1 Peregrine

1 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

5 Yellow Wagtail

5 Wheatear

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Dunlin

1 Ringed Plover

1 Grasshopper Warbler

2 Shelduck

1 Black-tailed Godwit

1 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Round walk - Moss Road, LWM, River Glaze, Moss Lane, LWM and back

Of note;

Wheatear (6)
Yellow Wagtail (2)
White Wagtail (3)
Skylark
Linnet
Willow warbler
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Little Ringed plover (2)
Redshank (on the Glaze)
Kestrel

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15.45- 17.30
Little Woolden & Cadishead Mosses:

1 Cuckoo - calling and eventually showing well
4 Little Ringed Plover
4-5 Curlew
2 Oystercatcher
1 Yellow Wagtail - stunning male
3 Wheatear - 2m, 1f
1 Whitethroat (f)
10 Swallow
1 Sparrowhawk (m)
2 Buzzard
Wlillow Warbler- numerous singing
2 Meadow Pipit
4 Stock Dove
2 Pied Wagtail
Lapwing- numerous





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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

2 Curlew

2 Oystercatcher

4 Redshank

1 Black-tailed Godwit

8 Swallow

2 Shoveler

2 Tufted Duck

4 Greylag Geese

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss around midday today:

 

1 Cuckoo calling

1 Black-tailed Godwit

1 Oystercatcher

1 Curlew

1 Whitethroat

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Cycle ride around the various mosses this afternoon
Highlights:

Croxden:
1 Little Ringed Plover
1 Oystercatcher
1 Raven
1 Teal
1 Blackcap singing
4 Willow Warbler
1 Meadow Pipit
1 Kestrel

Astley Moss and SSSI:
1 Blackcap singing
2 Willow Tit
1 Oystercatcher
1 Swallow
3 Willow Warbler
1 Yellowhammer
1 Reed Bunting

Chat and Irlam Mosses:
1 Swallow
12 Stock Dove
1 Chiffchaff
1 Yellowhammer

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