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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



-- Edited by dave broome on Friday 7th of October 2016 08:06:34 AM

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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



-- Edited by dave broome on Sunday 29th of May 2016 10:32:11 PM

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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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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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