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Post Info TOPIC: Higher End and Bispham Hall, near Billinge Hill


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RE: Billinge Higher Ends


a short visit off Smethurst Road this morning produced 183 Canada Geese in a stubble field, 8 Tree Sparrow, 2 House Martin, 3 Redwing, plus 18 Meadow Pipits south

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This morning in stubble fields off Smethurst Road near to the former brickworks pool there were at least 16 Yellowhammer, with 2 Tree Sparrow and 10 Meadow Pipits. Also 1 Swallow and 1 Siskin both flying south

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In 30 minutes this morning in the area north of Crank Rd: 20 Meadow Pipits flew south
3 Tree Sparrows west of Brownlow Farm
17 Chaffinch
singles of Goldcrest, Chiffchaff and Blackcap
Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Kestrel

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a total of 5 Siskins flew north this morning
1 Goldcrest
20 Corn Buntings feeding in ploughed field along Smethurst Road, between the brickworks pool and Mountains Farm
3 Tree Sparrows Mountains Fm
6 Yellowhammer
3 Lapwing

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17 Corn Bunting feeding on a newly ploughed field along Smethurst Road today, plus 1 singing north of the brickworks pool
2 Siskin
13 Meadow Pipits flew north (my previous post should have said the pipits were flying north, not south- getting my directions/seasons mixed up)
Sand Martin at the brickworks pool

-- Edited by dave broome on Friday 3rd of April 2009 08:11:16 PM

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80 Meadow Pipits this morning at Smethurst Road (55 feeding in horse pasture, plus 25 flying south in 30 minutes)

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Lunchtime today:

90 Skylark, 35 Linnet, 10 Tree Sparrows on stubble near Mountains Farm, moving in and out of Greater Manchester!

3 Buzzard

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Early morning:
50 Chaffinch and 30+ Skylarks on stubble fields (commuting between St Helens and Wigan)
13 Tree Sparrows feeding around a manure heap in the garden of Mountains Farm
7 Yellowhammer
1 Pink-Footed Goose landed briefly at Billinge Brickworks, before heading off in to the fog, where many Pink-Feet could be heard, down towards Rainford/Crawford
86 Meadow Pipit flew south in several flocks during 30 minutes, plus smaller numbers down on the stubble
173 Canada Geese and 1 Greylag on Brickworks Pool

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Today:3 Redwing south
1 Wheatear
Peregrine
6 Goldcrest

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141 Meadow Pipit south in 50 minutes early a.m.
2 Siskin
9 Goldcrest


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Friday 12th Sep, early evening: Whitethroat near Mountains Farm
Conifer plantation west of Brownlow Farm: 73 Chaffinch, 10 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch
2 Siskin flew in to Bispham Wood
2 Kestrel
Buzzard

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Sunday 7th Sep:
2 Buzzard giving an excellent vocal display
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
10 Goldfinch
100+ Swallows feeding

Quiet otherwise, so I entertained myself with clear views of the Lake District and a Red Arrows display over Southport - at least I think that' swhat it was, otherwise we're being invaded by th'Isle of Mon!!

Monday 8th Sep:
81 Meadow Pipits flew south in 1 hour early a.m.
1 Yellow Wagtail
50 Goldfinch feeding on Hawkbit near to Bispham Brickworks
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
2 Kestrel

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This morning: Buzzard, Kestrel, 3 Yellowhammers, plus 4 Goldcrest and 4 Coal Tit in a small conifer plantation just inside Greater Manchester north of Crank Road

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higher ends? is that near billinge hill?

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Higher End and Bispham Hall, near Billinge Hill


Male Peregrine hunting early this morning, 85 Fieldfare west/north-west

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 1st of November 2009 03:26:15 PM

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 1st of September 2015 09:30:57 AM

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