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Siskin low N over Skitters Wood today



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Stock Dove in Skitters Wood this morning was the first I'd seen in there, also 2 Siskin present



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female Blackcap still in gardens by Skitters Wood



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female Blackcap in gardens by Skitters Wood this morning, feeding on fat balls



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Raven low E over Skitters Wood towards town centre this morning



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Raven over Belvedere Road this morning. Nice first-week addition to my new garden list

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Approx 120 Goldfinch roosted in shrubbery at South Lancs Industrial Estate this evening



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They were the first Goosander and Kingfisher that I'd seen on there. The Muscovy 'George' is long gone alas. I like to imagine that it flew back to Central America

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Kingfisher must be a Mega on there. What's happened to the Muscovy though?

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birds at George's Pond, Wotton Drive this morning included 1 Goosander, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Bullfinch



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3 Buzzards gliding and "mewing" over Jubilee Park @ 13.10 pm

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26 Pink Footed Geese flying south easterly over Jubilee Park @ 12.35

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Peregrine flew SW over Walford Road at around 08:30 this morning. Also a pair of Coal Tit added to my growing list of species responding to Y-b Warbler recording!

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Approx 150 pink Footed Geese over Jubilee Park @ 4 o'clock flying Westerly.

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Approx 100 Pink Footed Geese over Jubilee Park 12 o'clock.

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approx 110 Redwing SW over Skitters Wood 08:30



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In a five minute spell this morning a total of 46 Redwing all moved between E and SE over Skitters Wood, 16 Siskin also flew SE, as did several Meadow Pipit

Redpoll heard overhead, 2 Song Thrush dropped out of the sky and circled calling



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2 Redwing and 3 Siskin at Skitters Wood this morning



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Ringed Plover over Skitters Wood this evening, 13 House Martin feeding



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6 Buzzard circling over Skitters Wood early afternoon before drifting south

53 Lesser Black-Backed Gull on a ploughed field at Brocstedes Fm 



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last night (10th Aug) a Common Sandpiper called overhead nr the town centre just after 9pm



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A group of 5 Common Tern west over Skitters Wood this morning



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Oystercatcher south over Skitters Wood this evening 



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Oystercatcher dropping down to Byrchall playing field yesterday early evening. One or two regularly doing noisy circuits of the town centre area over past couple of weeks



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4 Oystercatcher circling Skitters Wood early evening



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2 Oystercatcher calling manically over Skitters Wood in last few minutes, not the typical flight call



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Siskin over Skitters Wood this afternoon



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c300 Fieldfare on farmland along Golborne Road nr Stubshaw Cross this morning



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Goosander on Crompton's Lodge this morning



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A pre-roost gathering of 74 Goldfinch at Edmund Collins Park, Landgate this afternoon 



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151 Lapwing in flight over South Lancs Industrial Estate early afternoon.


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11 Siskin at Skitters Wood this morning



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80+ Lapwing at South Lancs Industrial Estate (Lockett Road) early afternoon.

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20 Redwing low over Ashton Heath this morning, other birds present inc 34 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush and 3 Goldcrest



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Brambling and Chiffchaff Skitters Wood this morning

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Brambling circling and calling low over Skitters Wood this morning then headed W

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c110 Redwing rapidly S over Skitters Wood this morning



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3 Redwing low S over Skitters Wood this morning 



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14 House Martin still feeding over the Manor Park estate this morning, 2 Goldcrest and a Treecreeper in scrub on land by Millingford Brook between Walford Drive and Princess Road

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Redwing at Skitters Wood this morning

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1 Crossbill flew north over Skitters Wood late morning

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Redpoll south over Skitters Wood this morning

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Siskin south over Skitters Wood this morning

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Monday 24 August 2015

Greenshank calling overhead at 20:55.

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Oystercatcher calling over Skitters Wood this evening

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Saturday 18 April 2015 Bryn Railway Station Osprey, circling and drifting W-NW, at 15:27.

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Landgate Estate
2 Blackcap singing
3 Chiffchaff
Little colony of House Sparrows on estate

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House Martin back at a town centre nest site today

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Coot calling in flight over Skitters Wood at 21:40 tonight, either flying west, or possibly circling from the nearby Crompton's Lodge

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Osprey north just after 3pm, also a Swallow north, info thanks to Neil Tasker via Chris Darbyshire

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