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RE: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


A quick look at Croxdens this am

3 Green Sandpipers
2 Little Ringed Plovers
1 Oystercatcher
1 Lapwing
20+ Black Headed Gulls
and a 1st summer Hobby mobbing a Kestrel for several minutes

On the way past Olive Mount Farm several Yellow Wagtails on the sewage sludge.

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At Croxdens today:

 

14 Pied Wagtail

11 Willow Warbler

1 Sedge Warbler

2 Tufted Duck

2 Oystercatcher

2 Little Ringed Plover

1st summer Hobby

21 Swifts over west

 

Chat Moss:

 

4 Yellow Wagtail

4 Willow Tit

1 Sedge Warbler migrating through

23 Pied Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Rindle woods 2 till 3 ish

Common whitethroat X 2

Treecreeper x3 

Great spotted woodpecker (f) not seen one for about 2 years, so I was quite chuffed

No one raptor

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Chat Moss:

 

29 Yellow Wagtail

2 Singing Corn Bunting with a third bird in alarm

2 Oystercatcher

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

5 Yellow Wagtail

11 Tree Sparrow

3 Oystercatcher

2 pairs of Grey Partridge 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

 

20 Pied Wagtail

5 Yellow Wagtail

4 Green Sandpiper

3 Oystercatcher

Sedge Warbler

 

2 Willow Tit

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

4 Buzzard

1 Yellow Wagtail 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Chat Moss this morning:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

1 Greenshank

2 Oystercatcher

1 Grasshopper Warbler

1 Sedge Warbler

2 Yellow Wagtail

1 Snipe

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Little Ringed Plover

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Kestrel

157 Lapwings over west

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Croxden this evening after the rain:

1 Green Sandpiper
3 Oystercatcher - 2 adults and 1 half grown youngster
3 Sedge Warbler - 2 together in a small tree (possibly seemed to be young birds) plus another bird singing nearby.
1 Tufted Duck
4 Willow Warbler- 1 singing
1 Blackcap -singing
3 Whitethroat
4 Sand Martin
c.20 Swift
1 Grey Heron
1 Reed Bunting
1 Skylark- singing
1 Kestrel
2 juv Black-headed Gulls
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Yellow Wagtail - heard only

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Highlights from today.

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Yellow Wagtail

12 Pied Wagtail

2 Oystercatcher

3 Snipe

3 Little Ringed Plover

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Yellow Wagtail

1 Little Ringed Plover 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Chat moss this morning:

 

2 Yellow Wagtail

3 Oystercatcher

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Sedge Warbler in song

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Little Ringed Plover

Family party of Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss this morning:

1 Curlew

1 singing Corn Bunting

7 Yellow Wagtail

3 Llittle Ringed Plover

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens this morning:

2 Black-tailed Godwit

3 Oystercatcher

1 Ringed Plover

1 singing Sedge Warbler

1 male Ruff

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

36 House Martin

1 Nuthatch

16 Swift

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

32 Lapwing

1 Ringed Plover

9 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Croxdens today

3 Little Ringed Plover

1 Hobby

15 Pied Wagtail

4 Oystercatcher

 

Little Woolden Moss:

2 Little Ringed Plover

1 Oystercatcher

5 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

7 Little Ringed Plover

3 Oystercatcher

1 Yellow Wagtail

5 Stock Dove

1 Willow Tit

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Chat Moss this morning:

36 Lapwing

2 Oystercatcher

2 Yellow Wagtail

3 Tree Sparrow

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Hobby

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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A further sighting from Croxden I forgot to add earlier:
1 Tufted Duck (f) plus a brood of 3 ducklings

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Other sightings from today:

 

Croxdens:

1st Summer Hobby

1 Nuthatch

Family party of Willow Tit

 

Little Woolden Moss:

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Oystercatcher

2 Kestrel

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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13.30-1500
Croxden :

32 Black-tailed Godwit - including a colour ringed bird (left leg:white over yellow, right leg:yellow over green)
1 Green Sandpiper
3 Curlew
2 Oystercatcher
150+ Lapwing
4 Lesser Black-backed Gull
70+ Black-headed Gull
1 Blackcap
4 Willow Warbler
1 Teal
1 Redpoll

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Croxdens today:

30 Black-tailed Godwit

2 Oystercatcher  

1 Peregrine

1 Greenshank

1 Green sandpiper

1 Ringed Plover 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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14.30-16.00

Croxden- rapidly shrinking pools with lots of muddy edges looking promising for passing waders
4 Oystercatcher - 2 adults and 2 young chicks
150+ Lapwing
50+ Black-headed Gull
4 Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 Lesser Redpoll
1 Blackcap
3 Willow Warbler
2 House Martin

Little Woolden Moss NR: very little water left!
4 Yellow Wagtail
2 Oystercatcher
1 Buzzard
3 Meadow Pipit- 1 in display flight



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Today’s sightngs:

Little Woolden Moss;

2 Oystercatcher  

2 Yellow Wagtail

3 Yellowhammer

2 Grey Partridge

 

Croxdens:

190 Lapwing

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Late news for yesterday morning on Little Woolden Moss:

19 Yellow Wagtail  

2 Corn Bunting

1 Oystercatcher  

48 Lapwing

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Litthe Woolden Moss today:

2 Oystercatcher

11 Yellow Wagtail

1 Corn Bunting

8 Tree Sparrow

1st summer Hobby

Nuthatch (!!)

On Chat Moss:

2 Oystercatcher

72 Lapwing

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Curlew

1 Oystercatcher

1 Willow Tit

130 Lapwing

Female tufted Duck with 9 small young on the Glaze

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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131 Lapwing present on Little Woolden Moss yesterday, also 4 Oystercatcher.

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

1 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

2 Yellow Wagtail

Croxdens:

2 Oystercatcher

1 Hobby

c95 Lapwing

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Saturday, 23rd June 11:00 - 15:15 hrs.

New Moss Road - Cadishead Moss - Little Woolden Moss - Croxdens - and return

Yellow Wagtail x 5
Linnet x 4
Yellowhammer x 3
Ringed Plover x 2
Greenfinch x 5
Tree Sparrow x 1
Willow Warbler x 2
Reed Bunting x 1
Oystercatcher x 4
Lapwing x 60
Skylark x 3
Buzzard x 6
Kestrel x 4
House Sparrow x 3
Pied Wagtail x 7
Swift x 10
Swallow x 20
House Martin x 12
Lesser Black-Backed Gulls x 7 (including 2 Juveniles)
Black-Headed Gulls x 10 (including 3 Juveniles)
Coot x 2
Moorhen x 1
Woodpigeon x 40
Collared Dove x 1
Feral Pigeon x 1
Magpie x 3
Crow x 20
Jackdaw x 1
Mallard x 7
Robin x 1
Goldfinch x 4
Chaffinch x 5
Great Tit x 3
Dunnock x 1
Blackbird x 3



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Chat Moss today:

 

2 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

6 Yellow wagtail

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Raven

16 Yellow Wagtail

24 Tree Sparrow

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel

 



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Redshank

1 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

3 Tufted Duck

45 Swift

2 Kestrel  

 

Barton Moss:

 

13 Yellow Wagtail

17 Skylark

3 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Sightings from this morning:

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Oystercatcher

3 Curlew

2 Teal

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Wood Sandpiper

3 Green Sandpipers  

1 Curlew

3 Tufted Duck

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 

 



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Wood Sandpiper on Croxdens at 5pm

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Astley Moss today:

 

3 Oystercatcher

6 Sand Martin

3 Tree Sparrow

1 Yellow Wagtail

1 Garden Warbler

 

Chat Moss:

 

6 Yellow Wagtail

9 Oystercatcher

4 Curlew

1 Ringed Plover

36 Lapwing

1 Hobby

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

5 Oystercatcher

15 Mistle Thrush

5 Yellow Wagtail

83 Lapwing

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Curlews

3 Oystercatcher

1 Willow Tit

1 Sparrowhawk

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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little woolden

Lesser Redpoll, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, quite a few Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Oystercatcher, Swallow, Swift, Sand, and House Martin, Kestrel, Distant Buzzard, Lapwings

Chat Moss Croxdens 4 Curlew, 3 Singing Yellowhammer 1 Singing Corn Bunting, 2 Gadwall, Treecreeper, more of the above 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Cuckoo still

1 drumming Snipe

6 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

7 Yellow Wagtail

 

Chat Moss:

 

6 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

1 Garden Warbler

1 Hobby

93 Swift

1 Lesser redpoll

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Sightings for yesterday include:

 

Chat and Barton Mosses:

1 Garden Warbler

2 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

106 Lapwing

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Stock Dove

93 Swift

2 Sand Martin

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

5 Oystercatcher

1 Cuckoo

2 Curlew

1 drumming Snipe

2 Redshank

7 Yellow Wagtail

 

 

Rixton Moss:

37 Skylark

14 Swallow

10 Yellow Wagtail

45 Lapwing

14 Yellowhammer

2 Reed Warbler

2 Little Grebe

A family party of Shelduck

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart 



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2 Hobby giving spectacular views on Little Woolden Moss this afternoon

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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Ringed Plover

1 Redshank

3 Oystercatcher

4 Curlew

2 male Yellow Wagtail

Cuckoo

 

On Chat Moss:

 

4 Oystercatcher

4 Curlew

2 Yellow Wagtail

1 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart

 

 



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Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Cuckoo

1 Snipe

5 Oystercatcher

2 Ringed Plover

7 Yellow Wagtail

2 Curlew

15 Mistle Thrush

1 Curlew

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Thoroughly enjoyable day spent around here today; usual route over Irlam Moss and onto Little Woolden.

Highlight a red kite over field 51; it found a thermal and I watched as it rose until a tiny speck up high. Cracking.

Irlam Moss:

1 goldcrest heard singing
1 chiffchaff heard singing
3 willow warbler
7 blackcap
19 whitethroat, with several fledglings
Goldfinch, greenfinch, chaffinch
5 yellowhammer
15+ swallow
10+ house martin (including one gathering mud; nice to see on the ground)
5 pied wagtail
3 yellow wagtail
10+ skylark
6 song thrush
1 mistle thrush
40+ lapwing (including a chick)
2 or 3 oystercatcher
1 kestrel
1 sparrowhawk
3 buzzard

Little Woolden Moss:

11+ willow warbler
5+ whitethroat (including a couple of fledglings)
1 sedge warbler heard singing
6+ linnet
5+ reed bunting
5+ meadow pipit
8+ yellow wagtail
8+ pied wagtail
3+ mistle thrush
1 ringed plover
c15 lapwing (including a chick)
3 oystercatcher
4 curlew
Buzzard heard a couple of times.

As I was leaving, a curlew flew over the tree-line and landed on the path, right in front of the gate, about 20 yards from me. Nice end to the day.

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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Cuckoo

4 Curlew

2 Oystercatcher

2 Redshank

2 Kestrel

12 Yellow Wagtail

17 Pied Wagtail

6 Tree Sparrow

2 Snipe in display am

 

Croxden:

 

1 Willow Tit

3 Oystercatcher

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

12 Yellow Wagtail

20 Pied Wagtail

1 Cuckoo

3 Redshank

3 Oystercatcher

2 Curlews

Drumming Snipe 

11 Swift

7 Singing Willow Warbler

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart; phonescoped Snipe by me!



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Little Woolden Moss. Pair of Ringed Plover this evening. Cuckoo in the distance. Yellow Wagtail,Reed Bunting,Lapwing.

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Little Woolden Moss

Cuckoo calling from the trees opposite the former bird hide flew off towards Olive Mount Farm still calling.

Barton Moss

Another confirmed Yellow Wagtail breeding site  today, single pair feeding young at a traditional location.

This is in addition to the three breeding pairs located yesterday with Dave Stewart on Barton Moss.

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Barton Moss today:

 

Yellow Wagtails feeding young

 8 Skylarks

2 Grey Partridge

 

Croxden:

 

1 Yellow Wagtail

1 Oystercatcher

1 Curlew

1 Drake Wigeon

1 Drake Shoveler

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Other sightings from Little Woolden Moss today included:

1 Grey Plover still present

3 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

17 Yellow Wagtail

19 Pied Wagtail

3 singing Corn Bunting

10 Tree Sparrow 

1 Hobby

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss 18:30-19:45

Yellow Wagtail x6
Pied Wagtail x12
Willow Warbler x7
Whitethroat x2
Reed Bunting x6
Lapwing x11 +4 chicks
Curlew x1
Redshank x5
Oystercatcher x2
Grey Plover x2
Meadow Pipit x2
Linnet x5
Chaffinch x1
Black Headed Gull x6
Lesser Black-Backed Gull x2
Swift +20
1 x Deceased Canada Goose also sadly.



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Rindle road area 

12.00-1500 ish

Loads of Common whitethroat 

Wren with food

Buzzards X2 being mobbed by a Lapwing

Sparrowhawk hunting the woods

Oystercatcher

Bit of a palaver at the top end of Rindle wood, where a Jay had a Blue tit chick, not a pleasant sight.

 Willow warbler and Sedge warbler, heard not seen

Mistle thrush

Several Kestrel

Cheers Jay 

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Little Woolden Moss today;

 

Breeding plumaged Grey Plover

1 Cuckoo

4 Redshank

5 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

12 Yellow Wagtail i

 

Chat Moss:

 

2 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

55 Lapwing

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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