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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

Jimmy

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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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3 drake Goosander on Crompton's Lodge this morning.
A pre-roost flock of 61 Goldfinch in trees on Old Road by the Leisure Centre this evening and circling nearby gardens

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Meadow Pipit north this morning and a calling Chiffchaff at Skitters Wood

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I heard an Oystercatcher while I was out running along Golborne Road this evening.

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Yesterday Gerard St

Small flock of House Sparrows in ivy at rear of shops not seen them before but the Ashton regulars might know more about them.

Jimmy


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An unusual sight this evening:

4 Whooper Swan flying east at around 18:10 lit-up from below, glowing white against the dark sky (calling also).

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A flock of 10 Siskin N over Skitters Wood this morning

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Redshank heard overhead, Walford Road area at 22:17.

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350 Fieldfare S over town centre at 09:00 this morning

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Grey Plover calling over Brocstedes Farm, Downall Green this morning

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Wednesday 22 October 2014

6 Whooper Swan > north @ 08:22
(Didn't get a great view, but could see that at least one of them was juvenile)

-- Edited by Rob Thorpe on Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 08:47:28 AM

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1 Ring-Necked Parakeet over Skitters Wood this morning and perched up in trees by the old police station

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71 Redwing SW over Skitters Wood this morning, inc a group of 44 that then dropped in to the wood

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8 Yellowhammer, 2 Skylark and a Jay at Brocstedes Farm this morning

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9 Red-Legged Partridge at Brocstedes Farm, North Ashton today

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A Common Sandpiper called three times, passing low over Skitters Wood at 21:51 this evening

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This morn

Wigan Rd jtn Bryn St
20+ House Martins feeding over Ashton Care Home.

Jimmy

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Approx 400 Black-Headed Gull, mostly moulting adults, were feeding on flying insects between Skitters Wood and the town centre between 4:20-4:30pm today

-- Edited by dave broome on Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 04:40:39 PM

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A Common Sandpiper was calling over Skitters Wood on Sat 19th at around 10:45pm

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Ring-necked Parakeet at Skitters Wood this morning

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Oystercatcher low north over Skitters Wood at 8:50pm

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Oystercatcher N over Skitters Wood at 18:30

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Cuckoo calling briefly at Skitters Wood this morning

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3 Oystercatcher over Skitters Wood this morning

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12/05/2014 23:18 Whimbrel heard over-head.

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16 Fieldfare this evening at Downall Green, in fields between Brocstedes Farm and Leyland Green Rd

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Willow Warbler singing at Downall Green today

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Lesser Redpoll, 2 Nuthatch, Goldcrest and 2 Jay at Ashton Heath this morning

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The former sewage works site (access from the north end of Lincoln Drive and turn right along the public footpath) this morning - birds included Woodcock, Buzzard, Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Tit, 2 Treecreeper and Bullfinch. Good numbers of House Sparrow on the public open spaces of the Manor Park estate, 70 plus with the largest concentration along the Rigby's Lane footpath between Westonby Court and Dunsdale Drive

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A Lesser Redpoll was at the public open space off Chiltern Close today

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16 Lesser Redpoll feeding at Skitters Wood this morning

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A Dipper was at Skitters Wood this morning, just downstream of the footbridge over Down Brook. I'm not aware of any previous records at this location.

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100 Fieldfare at Ashton Heath this morning

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a total of c1400 Woodpigeon moved SE over Skitters Wood in several flocks this morning, mostly before 07:30

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a total of c1400 Woodpigeon moved SE over Skitters Wood in several flocks this morning, mostly before 07:30

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A Pink-Footed Goose was calling over Skitters Wood around half past eight this evening

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3 Snipe low north over Skitters Wood this morning, at least 70 Redwing feeding in the wood and 1 Goldcrest

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320 Redwing moving between W and NW in several flocks today, during a couple of short spells spent watching, early a.m. early p.m. Also a Goldcrest singing in Skitters Wood and Kingfisher on Millingford Brook there

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A single Redwing was among 15 Blackbird and a Song Thrush around a Whitebeam and a Hawthorn by Skitters Wood this morning, also newly fledged Collared Dove being fed and 6 Mistle Thrush flew south

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2 Redwing over Skitters Wood this morning

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