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Waxwing at Robin Park this morning on a rowan at front of JD Sports

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3 Goldcrest today in conifers at the junction of Scholes-Warrington Lane

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Wallgate railway bridge area 1.15pm short scrap between male Peregrine and a Raven. Raven ended up in trees on banking shouting abuse while Peregrine circled over before heading off towards town centre and out of sight. cracking stuff

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40 Greenfinches going to roost in the trees behind the recycling area at Tesco Wigan tonight.

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Goldcrest on Harrogate Street today

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Peregrine over saddle junction 12:15

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Pr of Ravens over Library Street 11:00

Jimmy

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Dipper on the River Douglas by the courts today

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Raven over Scholes today battering the Jackdaws that was moidering it.(Must have had a bad day)

Jimmy

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Raven over Scholes flats this afternoon

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Raven on parish church tonight

Jimmy

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Raven on old dairy roof ,Gt.George st. at lunch time. Did some kronking before heading towards Robin park. Also flock of approx 200 Lapwing over same area,split into 2 ,one flock headed over railway,the other back towards Wigan pier.

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1 vocal Raven sat on Wigan Parish Church this afternoon

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Dragged kicking and screaming into Wigan on a saturday It was made bearable by watching 2 very vocal Ravens fussing around the nest site area

cheers geoff

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Tonight
Raven over King Street 20:15 seen from North West station

Jimmy

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approx 200 Black-Headed Gulls and 2 Carrion Crow feeding on flying ants over Miry Lane/Wallgate mid-afternoon today; approx 400 B-H Gulls doing the same over Marus Bridge approx 17:30hrs

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After a couple of days house sitting in Gidlow Lane I,m left reflecting on how lucky I am living in the Hey Brook corridor

17 Swifts sreaming around every night 21.00 22.00 and maybe going to nests somewhere in the terraces
gulls over,very little else.

cheers geoff

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approx 1000 Black-Headed Gulls were feeding on an emergence of flying ants over the south side of the town centre at mid-day Tues 24th, drifting towards Scholes/Ince

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Jay around the River Douglas nr the derelict police station today, flew off in to Scholes

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5 Ravens huddling up underneath one of the ledges on the chimney this evening at 7pm

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Raven over Riverway-Library Street this afternoon

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5 Ravens on the tall chimney soaking up the early evening sun. Also 4-5 Jackdaws in the vicinity

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5 Ravens over Wallgate this morning

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Raven on Wigan Parish Church this morning

Jimmy

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Chiffchaff singing in Wigan Rectory Grounds New Market St

Jimmy

-- Edited by Jimmy Meadows on Wednesday 2nd of May 2012 08:50:42 PM

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2 wheatears on the visitors carpark by the dw gym.flew off over the river onto the coal spoil area between the river and canal where i have seen them in previous springtimes

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singing Goldcrest near Rose Bridge High School today

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All the young Ravens had left the nest this morning - one present on an adjacent roof

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10.00ish,both adult ravens present only three chicks on view,I fear one may have perished,they are now fully feathered and ready to fly,the adults were indulging in mutual preening on their usual perch.

cheers geoff

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Fri 20th Apr: 18 Meadow Pipit north over DW Stadium in just over an hour
Raven over Saddle Junction

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Wed 18th: deep in to the town centre, a noisy flock of 10 House Sparrow in the Parish Church gardens were a welcome sight, also Great Tit there

Great Tit and Wren singing on the former town hall site today

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Sat/Sun quick visit,s at lunchtime, both adult ravens present and the chicks sleeping

cheers geoff

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The next generation of ravens are looking good for fledging soon
brilliant to watch them this afternoon under the watchful eyes of mum and dad

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A Chiffchaff was in song at Wigan Wallgate Station this morning.

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Lunchtime visit

both adult ravens present and the chicks appear fine if somewhat sleepy

cheers geoff

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3 Mandarin on the River Douglas today at Scholes (2 drake, 1 fem)
Grey Heron hunting in the Duggy at an inlet below Greatacre
Coal Tit and 1 Chiffchaff between Tesco & Coppull Lane
Grey Wagtail

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midday visit,
both adult ravens present and a beak count reveals 4 ravenetts in the nesta food item was brought in just as I arrived and may have been a chip or more likely a pie crust,both adults then engaged in a duel with 2 common buzzards quite amazing over the town center.
2 canada geese
3 pied wagtail
4 crows
2 magpies

cheers geoff

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early p.m. today a Buzzard, gliding low over Millgate-Library Street, then off over the gas works, sheer poetry

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A quick visit at lunchtime
20 jackdaw over
2 adult raven on the usual mast
3 (might be one more) well grown raven chicks in the nest

cheers geoff

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Chris Dunn wrote:

Dave that's narrowed it down then, there can't be that many pie n gravy establishments that have an ambience...





Ooosh!! That's gotta hurt. Hasn't he heard of Greggs?

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Dave that's narrowed it down then, there can't be that many pie n gravy establishments that have an ambience...

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4 jackdaws and 3 magpies winding up a raven in the tall trees outside the john bull tea time. the raven was furious. awesome to watch

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Mallard brood on the Douglas reduced to four birds yesterday
Pair of Long-Tailed Tit flying perilously low over the wide road junction by the Oak Hotel

Ashamed to have been rumbled having a non-pie lunch My trip in to Cheshire has gone to my head
Having let my fellow townfolk down, I'll make amends by going for the 1.50 Pie and gravy special every day next week , but sorry Chris, I can't reveal the location, as the stampede of forum-users would spoil the ambience

-- Edited by dave broome on Saturday 17th of March 2012 09:38:52 AM

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Dave's not your typical Wiganer. He's even been known to make trips to Macclesfield. Scandalous behaviour for a Wiganer!!

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Single Raven over town centre 1 pm today. Nice to meet Dave Broome again , keeping a close eye on proceedings,whilst consuming his lunch. Controversially not a pie though. Scandalous behaviour.!

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What I want to know Dave is where do you get Pie n Gravy for 1.50?



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Buzzard soaring over the town centre early afternoon, tracked by a Raven at a lower level; along the River Douglas by Riverway a female Mallard with 6 recently-hatched juvs, 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Long-Tailed Tit

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cycling back from wigan town centre late tea time(18.30ish)
as i joined the canal path just before poolstock lock i noticed a female sparrowhawk very low over the canal yards away obviously after something, the aerobatics(is that the word)were stunning. so i pulled up to see what was going on. the hawk perched briefly in a small tree on the opposite side of the canal. then i spotted a bat close by. the hawk spotted me and flew off. this was all in the space of no longer than 10-15 seconds. do sparrowhawks go for bats ? i've never seen that behaviour before

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pair of grey wagtails back on territory at poolstock today about 4ish

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Raven on nest at 12.30 todayat the usual site. It appeared to be brooding eggs from its behaviour.

Mike Unsworth

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