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Little Woolden Moss 13-16:00hrs today:

2 Ringed Plovers

3 Yellow Wagtails

1 Corn Bunting

3 Oystercatchers

1 Redshank  

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Three and a half or so hours on Little Woolden Moss from early afternoon today:

11+ willow warbler (including a ringed individual collecting insects)
1 blackcap
4 whitethroat
8+ linnet
3 reed bunting
1 yellowhammer
1 corn bunting
5+ sand martin
20+ house martin
5 swallow
5 meadow pipit
6+ pied wagtail (mainly juveniles)
5 yellow wagtail
c15 swift
1 cuckoo
3 lapwing
2 kestrel
1 buzzard

Walking through Irlam Moss, a couple of singing yellowhammer around the margins of field 25, and lapwing and stock dove in this field, too; also a single oystercatcher over and a whitethroat gathering insects on the road leading to Little Woolden Moss.

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Little Wooden Moss today, 07:45-13:00hrs:

 

2 Corn Buntings

4 Yellow Wagtails

1 Curlew

Juvenile Sedge Warbler in the car park (good bird here)

1 Redshank

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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On Little Wooden Moss today:

 

2 Curlews

5 Yellow Wagtails

2 Oystercatchers

2 Corn Buntings

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Quail calling from the NE edge of field 52 on Chat Moss around midday today.

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Highlights from this morning on Little Wooden Moss:

2 Curlew

Hobby

 

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Little Wooden Moss today, 10-13:30:

 

6 Yellow Wagtails

1 singing Corn Bunting

 

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A Tawny Owl called from Black Wood on Barton Moss last night

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Little Wooden Moss today:

 

1 Sedge Warbler

15 Yellow Wagtail including juveniles

3 Curlew

2 Corn Bunting in song

5 Oystercatcher

1 Ringed Plover

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart

 

 

 



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Little Wooden Moss today, 09:30-13:00:

 

First summer Hobby through north at 10:40

2 Ringed Plovers

3 Curlews

2 Oystercatchers

5 Yellow Wagtails

17 juvenile Pied wagtails 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart

 

Viewed from a pub lunch adjacent to Little Wooden Moss this afternoon, 1 Hobby disturbing Swallows.

 

Info thanks to dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss 16.00-17.00

3 Ringed Plover
1 Corn Bunting singing
1 Sedgw Warbler
2 Buzzard
1 Kestrel
4 Meadow Pipit
6 Linnet
1 Curlew
2 Blackcap singing
1 Willow Warbler
1 Chiffchaff
Numerous Pied Wagtail young feeding on the mud
c15 Lesser Black-backed Gull
3 House Martin
Numerous Swifts


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Ltitle Woolden Moss today:

4 Ringed Plovers

3 Curlews

1 Corn Bunting

3 Oystercatchers

2 Redshanks

2 pairs of Yellow Wagtails both feeding young Dave

1 Dunlin still

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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0945-1430...Croxden 4 Oystercatcher..1 Yellow Wagtail...2 adult Mediterranean Gulls which after preening  flew North..LWM...2 Curlew 

 

Little Wooden Moss today, 09:45-11:45:

 

3 Ringed Plover

1 Dunlin

2 Corn Bunting

2 Yellow Wagtail

2 Curlew.

 

On Croxdens:

 

 

4 Oystercatcher

1 Curlew 

1 Yellow Wagtail

2 adult Mediterranean Gulls which after preening flew off NW

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Today's sightings:

 

Pair of Yellow Wagtail on Barton Moss.

 

2 Ringed Plover, 4 Curlew, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull catching Dragonflies and a single Hobby on Little Wooden Moss.

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

5 Oystercatchers

1 Yellow Wagtail

1 Redshank

3 Curlews

Second calendar year Peregrine briefly on the peat  

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Wooden Moss, 07:15-09:45 today:

 

4 Redshank

4 Curlew

6 Yellow Wagtail

4 Oystercatcher

2 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Wooden Moss today, 10:00-12:45:

 

1 Ringed Plover

1 Corn Bunting

1 Yellow Wagtail

4 Curlews

2 Redshanks

2 Oystercatchers over north east

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart 



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On Little Wooden Moss this morning:

3 Curlew

1 Hobby

3 Yellow Wagtail

 

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On Little Wooden Moss today:

 

3 Ringed Plovers

1 Wheatear

 

On Irlam Moss:

 

4 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Further sightings from today on Little Wooden Moss include a Cuckoo whilst Chat/Barton Mosses include 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 46 Stock Dove.

Info thanks to Dave Steel 

 



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Single Ringed Plover on Little Woolden Moss this early afternoon.



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Little Wooden Mosses' sightings today:

 

1 Cuckoo

2 Corn Bunting in song.

2 Curlew

4 Yellow Wagtail

Quail called once from field number 56

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss in a brief visit 12:00-13:45 today:

2 Corn Bunting in song

1 Cuckoo

6 Yellow Wagtail

1 Oystercatcher

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Quail calling from field number 56 at Little Woolden Moss at 08:45 this morning; heard from reserve north path near gate.

Info thanks to Dave Steel

Under NO circumstances should song playback be used at this site or with this species.



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Little Wooden Moss today, 10-12:00:

 

1 Ringed Plover

2 Oystercatchers

1 Cuckoo

2 Yellow Wagtails

1st summer Hobby 

 

Croxdens this afternoon, 12:15-13:30:

 

1 Curlew 

2 Oystercatchers

1 Snipe 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Wooden Moss today, 10-13:30:

 

5 Yellow Wagtails

3 Curlews

2 Oystercatchers

1 Cuckoo

1 Corn Bunting

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Chat Moss today, 07:45-12:15:

2 Oystercatcher

2 Curlew

1 Snipe

1 Sedge Warbler in song

1 Garden Warbler in song

27 Swift

1 Yellow Wagtail

 

Ltitle Woolden Moss today:

2 Ringed Plovers

4 Yellow Wagtails

2 Oystercatchers

1 singing Corn Bunting

Cuckoo calling

1 Dunlin

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Wooden Moss today, 07:30-14:00:

 

1 Ringed Plover

4 Curlew

3 Oystercatcher

10 Yellow Wagtail

2 Corn Bunting 1 in song and both fighting at one point

1 Cuckoo calling

 

Also, another Cuckoo was heard over Bedford Moss

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Sunday 28th May 2017: 12:30 - 15:30 hrs. Little cooler today and more pleasant for walking and bird watching.

From Rindle Cottages / Rindle Wood - across Railway Line - along Astley Road as far as Twelve Yards Road - Little Woolden Moss and return

Grey Partridge x 1 Female Adult (with four chicks seen)
Corn Bunting x 1
Linnet x 4
Ringed Plover x 1
Willow Warbler x 5
Chiffchaff x 1
Whitethroat x 1
Buzzard x 1
Reed Bunting x 3
Curlew x 2
Lapwing x 25
Oystercatcher x 1
Goldfinch x 5
Swift x 4
House Martin x 10
Swallow x 5
Carrion Crow x 40
Chaffinch x 10
Pied Wagtail x 3
Blackbird x 5
Skylark x 2
Black-Headed Gull x 1
Mallard x 2
Canada Geese x 7
Woodpigeon x 10





-- Edited by Steve Judge on Sunday 28th of May 2017 06:45:10 PM

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Highlights from yesterday on Little Wooden Moss:

1 Peregrine

1 Yellow  Wagtail

1 singing Corn Bunting

2 Oystercatchers

1 Cuckoo

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Sightings from today:

 

1 Dunlin

4 Yellow Wagtails (3 males)

3 Curlews

2 Oystercatchers

1 Wheatear

Pair of Peregrines

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Little Wooden Moss today, 9:45-12:45:

 

2 Ringed Plovers

1 Dunlin

2 Oystercatchers

4 Yellow Wagtails

1 Hobby

1 singing Corn Bunting (north path)

1 Cuckoo

1 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Birds from today at Little Wooden Moss included:

 

2 Dunlins

3 Oystercatchers

2 Curlews

4 Yellow Wagtails

4 Redshanks

1 Sparrowhawk

1 Gadwall

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Only highlights from this afternoon on Little Wooden Moss:

1 Cuckoo

1 Yellow Wagtail

3 Oystercatcher



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Day spent around here today; usual route around Irlam Moss and then onto Little Woolden. Highlights:

2 goldcrest
6 chiffchaff
3 willow warbler
4 blackcap
14 whitethroat
1 willow tit heard
Goldfinch, greenfinch, chaffinch
1 linnet
2 reed bunting
6 yellowhammer
15+ house martin
c30 swallow
15+ skylark
2 song thrush
14 mistle thrush
c10 swift
30+ stock dove
80+ lapwing, with a couple of chicks
2 oystercatcher
1 curlew
2 - 4 kestrel
3+ buzzard
Fledgling robin and great tit, amongst the usuals.

Little Woolden Moss:

12+ willow warbler
2 blackcap
2 whitethroat
8+ linnet
3+ reed bunting, one carrying insects
5+ meadow pipit, one carrying insects
2 pied wagtail
5+ yellow wagtail
2 skylark
10+ stock dove feeding in an adjacent field
1 ringed plover
20+ lapwing, mainly in adjacent fields
1 redshank
1 oystercatcher, landing in a nearby field
2 curlew
1 buzzard

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This afternoon on Little Wooden Moss:

 

3 Ringed Plovers

2 Redshanks

2 Curlews

1 Oystercatcher

 

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Late afternoon on Little Woolden Moss today:

3 Ringed Plover

Whilst earlier in the day (thanks to Dave Stewart):

Peregrine

2 Yellow Wagtail



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On my way from Rindle Road around 12.30pm a Osprey was circling over
the East Lancs Rd crossroads at Astley Green

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This morning:

7 Ringed Plover

1 Dunlin; looked very good indeed for the race arctica which would possibly be the first reported occurrence of this race in the county (desperately poor and very heavily cropped phones coped image attached, doesn't do the bird justice!)

2 Yellow Wagtail



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This afternoon on Little Wooden Moss:

 

6 Ringed Plover

4 Dunlin

2 Curlew

2 Yellow Wagtail

 

Info thanks to dave Stewart

 

 



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Late news for yesterday:

14 Ringed Plover

7 Dunlin

4 Redshank

3 Curlew

1 White Wagtail

5 Corn Bunting

12 Stock Dove

2 Hobby

4 Grey Partridge

Whimbrel

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss 18.00-19.00

1 Sedge Warbler
3 Dunlin
5 Ringed Plover
1 Wheatear
1 Curlew

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Saturday 13th of May 2017 08:48:09 PM

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Little Woolden Moss:

Ringed Plover 14
Dunlin 7
Whimbrel 1
Curlew 1
Oystercatcher 2
Wheatear 1
Yellow Wagtail 5 (2m, 3f)
Whitethroat 8
Buzzard 2
Grey Partridge (2, F56. But total of 9 seen on the mosses)

Grey Partridge elsewhere: (2, F18. 2, F67. 3, Moss Lane)

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Sightings from this moment ring on Little Woolden Moss:

8 Ringed Plover

2 Dunlin

2 Oystercatcher

11 Yellow Wagtail

1 male Channel Wagtail on field 56

3 Whimbrel

1 male Whinchat

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Little Wooden and Chat Moss today, 06:30-11:30:

 

10 Yellow Wagtail

1 Channel Wagtail (Little Wooden Moss)

3 Whimbrel

6 Ringed Plover

2 Redshank

1 singing Corn Bunting

4 Wheatear

4 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Alan Watford



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Little Wooden Moss early afternoon today:

First summer Hobby

3 Ringed Plover

4 Yellow Wagtail

3 Wheatear



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Little Woolden Moss late afternoon, birds included c500 Swift, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Ringed Plover, Sedge Warbler and a Wheatear 



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Little Wooden Moss, 06:00-09:45:

 

5 Wheatear

8 Yellow Wagtail

1 Corn Bunting in song

5 Curlew

8 Ringed Plover

2 Redshank

2 Snipe

2 Oystercatcher

 

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15.45-16.55

Little Woolden Moss:
1 Sedge Warbler - singing and in display flight
1 Blackcap - singing
1 Whitethroat
6 Ringed Plover
1 Curlew - having a good bath!
1 Yellow Wagtail - male
c.80+ Swift - mostly swooping low over the trees (loads of midges around)
2 Sand Martin
1 Swallow
2 Meadow Pipit
1 Reed Bunting
2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Irlam Moss:
f16 (newly ploughed)
2 Yellow Wagtail (m & f)
1 Wheatear (f)
6 Linnet
1 Oystercatcher
2 Skylark
A few Lapwing including 1 quite well grown chick
1 Kestrel



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At Little Woolden Moss today sightings by myself and Dave Steel included 11 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Gull, 1 Wheatear, 1 Sedge Warbler and at least 140 Swift moving through



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