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RE: Ashton - in -Makerfield


Oystercatcher over my house at 18:30, quite low heading SE and calling a lot.

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Nice to see at least 2 pairs of House Martins nesting on the library (just to R of entrance) and back on the newish nrsing home opposite, all in the town centre.

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I've had 1-2 over my house early morning (around 8-ish) Friday and Saturday, heading your way, Dave.

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Oystercatcher calling over Skitters Wood this morning, juv Bullfinch feeding on Common Bistort seeds

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Oystercatcher and Lapwing feeding on Nicol Road playing field this morning

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female Pheasant with 4 small juvs at Booths Brow Farm, Downall Green yesterday, first brood of Swallows fledged this week

Fledged Chiffchaffs at Skitters Wood today, Goldcrest fledged juvs last week

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4 Buzzards circling over bryn road @ 15:00, a nice addition to my office list.

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an Oystercatcher flew south over Ashton town center this evening (9th June).

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Maybe the same as I had near Haydock island when doing a BBS there 23rd.

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1 Cockatiel over Allscott Way yesterday afternoon, heading south.

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A Shelduck flew over the old sewage works this morning. Info thanks to Terry Thorpe.

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Geoff Hargreaves wrote:

Stuck waiting for a bus for 1/2 an hourfurious.gifgerrad st and gas works site

a few feral pigeons,jackdaw,rook,crow,bh gull,plenty starlings,6 blackbirds,2 dunnock
1pied wag,and the then the bus came.biggrin.gif

cheers geoffbiggrin.gif






That's one great thing out of many about birding Geoff. You can do it absolutely anywhere.
Certainly helped the odd 2 hour wait at train stations on my travels around the country!

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Stuck waiting for a bus for 1/2 an hourfurious.gifgerrad st and gas works site

a few feral pigeons,jackdaw,rook,crow,bh gull,plenty starlings,6 blackbirds,2 dunnock
1pied wag,and the then the bus came.biggrin.gif

cheers geoffbiggrin.gif

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2 Yellowhammers along Edge Green Lane

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2 Grasshopper Warbler and a Whitethroat at the old sewage works this morning. Info thanks to Terry Thorpe.

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Grasshopper Warbler at the old sewage works yesterday am. info thanks to Terry Thorpe

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Could be, I remember free-flying Macaws at Haigh in the 1980's

2 Buzzards circling fairly low over the King George playing field near the town centre, mid-afternoon, then rose to a great height, presumably having found a good thermal, when they were briefly joined by a third bird. After that flew off north the 2 were dislaying and tumbling before flying off to the south-east.

Nuthatch calling in Skitters Wood, where the first singing Blackcap was on Friday

-- Edited by dave broome on Sunday 12th of April 2009 08:31:37 PM

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the parrot has apparently been seen a few times recently in the same area by my sister while dog walking. maybe its just someone's pet and its allowed out into the trees?



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Willow Warbler was a garden tick for me yesterday yawn.gif

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Second-hand report of a Curlew over Ashton-in-Makerfield on the morning of 03 April 2009.

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A Dunnock singing it's liitle heart out early this morning on the garage roof.
Maybe not very rare but fantastic to watch..... setting my alarm clock early again tmz


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That does look rather like an Orange Winged Amazon doesn't it (see avatar). One visits my allotment regularly and seems to be currently calling for a mate (see South Manchester Ringnecked Parakeets). Please give yours directions to Fallowfield it might make mine very happy!

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Brian Harding wrote:

green parrot on the football field opposite armoury bank. not a ring-neck parakeet.

managed to get a rubbish picture of it. see below.








This looks like an Orange-Winged Amazon. Don't knock your photo, it's good practise for Ian's mystery photo comp (and I need it!!). I'd be interested to hear if it is still around (I'll twitch anything in the Wigan area, escapee or not! You have to get your kicks somehow in this town that drags you down!!)

-- Edited by dave broome at 22:30, 2009-03-09

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60 Redwing roosted at Skitters Wood tonight

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I had a report of a parrot there approx 12 months ago but didn't see it when I had a few brief looks - the main problem was that, as you mention, the trees are in gardens so it's not a good place to search

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green parrot on the football field opposite armoury bank. not a ring-neck parakeet.

it was in the trees surrounding the field, which is actually someones back garden. maybe it belongs to one of the nearby houses?

managed to get a rubbish picture of it. see below.

http://www.charding.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Parrot.jpg

seen at 5pm today.

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2 Shelduck flew NW over Skitters Wood 1005hrs

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on stubble at Brocstedes Farm, North Ashton: 220 Starling, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Meadow Pipit

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male Blackcap in our garden again this morning

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Crompton's Lodge, if it's the one just before the M6 junction, Dave. You can't get to it because of the housing estate. It's one of 3 with that name in the county!

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Goosander over Skitters Wood this morning, seemed to come from a reservoir off Liverpool Road, the name of which I don't know

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Peregrine over Bryn, towards Three Sisters, early afternoon today

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Blackcap still in our garden this morning.
Also there was a Buzzard at the old sewage works, and i could hear 2 Nuthatch in the small wood behind Blenheim Road, but as i got closer they went silent and i never found them...

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nice male Blackcap in our garden today

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A Woodcock flew low over Bryn Road early afternoon today, it seemed to come off an area of open space at the junction with Bryn Rd South, then flew around the farm opposite

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Approx 3000 Woodpigeon moved NW at about 08:30 today

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Yesterday (3rd December)

6 Golden Plover in sheep field north of Golborne Road (near the stables) mid morning. Info thanks to Terry Thorpe

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37 Grey Partridge along Riding Lane today, in 2 covies of 16 and 21 either side of the road (one covey close to the edge of the Stubshaw Cross housing estate.
Also 8 Pheasant and 13 Skylark

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I'll have you know that Muscovy featured on my national Atlas TTV last year!

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One of the local nutt....I mean residents, actually biggrin.gifcalls the Muscovy 'George', in case you have difficulty locating it

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dave broome wrote:

Muscovy Duck still present at George's Pond this morning, in case you were thinking of going for it over the weekend Mr Higsonwink.gifwink.gif






biggrin.gif (un)fortunately the said Muscovy seems to disappear when I walk past there with the dog. I'll just have to keep trying.

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2 Woodcock at the old sewage works yesterday (Tues), info from Terry Thorpe

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Muscovy Duck still present at George's Pond this morning, in case you were thinking of going for it over the weekend Mr Higsonwink.gifwink.gif

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I was there on official duties you understand, checking the fishing pegs, footpaths, etc, yawn.gifit only seemed right to count the puddleducks while I was theresmile.gif
....whether it was then right to put them on to the forum is open to questionashamed.gif.....I'll get my coat

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the resident Muscovy Duck still on Old George's Pond, Wotton Drive with 80 Mallard






You forgot to mention the two white Aylesbury things as well.

Now I'm all for local birding Dave, but counting Mallard and Muscovies on Georges pond....oh how the mighty have fallen biggrin.gif

-- Edited by Craig Higson at 23:21, 2008-11-19

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Buzzard low west over Skitters Wood early a.m. today
25 Redwing and Bullfinch there

the resident Muscovy Duck still on Old George's Pond, Wotton Drive with 80 Mallard



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Peregrine heading east, low over our house yesterday morning (according to my dad) and a Buzzard drifting NW early afternoon.

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a Woodcock and a Buzzard at the old sewage works yesterday afternoon (2nd Nov)

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Buzzard circling fairly low over the town centre early afternoon

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1 Siskin Skitters Wood this morning

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