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RE: Pickley Green, Westleigh


Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler singing today at 1:30am.

 

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Grasshopper Warbler reeling at 09:50 this morning.

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Female Whinchat the only decent bird of note this afternoon.

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Spotted Flycatcher present early this morning on the Railway line at the side of the Football pitch.

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Spotted Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler all present this morning.

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Wood Warbler in full song at 10am this morning, at the top of Pickley Green (street) behind the houses.

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This morning 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Raven



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Up to 10:30 today:

 

Male Whinchat

Sedge warbler

2 Grasshopper Warbler 

 

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Whitethroat at 10am today.

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This morning,

11 Chiffchaff
3 Willow Warbler
1 Whitethroat
1 Stonechat
1 Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail
1 Yellowhammer
4 Bullfinch
3 Skylark


Plus all usuals



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2 breeding plumaged adult Mediterranean Gull flew NW at 4 30pm today.

 

Also present were a female Stonechat, Snipe and 2 Chiffchaff.

 

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Chiffchaff singing this morning.

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Highlights from a few hours at Dinnertime,

13 Redpoll
3 Yellowhammer
1 Willow Tit
1 Male Stonechat
5 Bullfinch
2 Snipe
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Buzzard
1 Goldcrest


Plus all usuals.

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230 Pink-footed Geese flew over west at 11:53 today.

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Finished work early today so decided on a mooch around Pickley Green. Was hoping for Waxwings, they've been seen on this site before but no luck today unfortunately, however there was plenty of Thrushes about Redwing,Fieldfare,Mistle Thrush,Song Thrush and Blackbird all seen feeding. Also had a decent sized Tit flock containing Blue,Great and Long Tailed tits with at least 1 Goldcrest. Alders around Melrose Ave held Redpoll,Chaffinch,Greenfinch and Goldfinch. Singles of Kestrel,Snipe,Stonechat and Grey Wagtail seen.

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Few hours in drizzle this morning, was going to go to Silver Lane Pools but decided on here due to weather.

Full count.

37 Redwing at both Pickley Green and Abbey Lane.
6 Fieldfare
2 Stonechat, Abbey Lane both flew off towards Bickershaw Rucks, starting to think birds I see at Abbey Lane are Bickershaw Rucks birds.
7 Mistle Thrush
3 Song Thrush
5 Redpoll
1 Siskin
c50 Goldfinch
8 Greenfinch
7 Chaffinch
12 Blackbird
9 Robin
2 Wren
1 Dunnock
11 Blue Tit
10 Great Tit
2 Bullfinch
2 Tufted Duck
1 Great Crested Grebes
2 Mute Swans
5 Moorhen
2 Coot
2 Reed Bunting
13 Meadow Pipit
1 Snipe
1 Female Sparrowhawk


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Merlin hunting at 11:40am today. Also Stonechat, 85 Redwing, 8 Fieldfare, Siskin, Goldcrest and 50 Goldfinch.

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70+ Pink-footed Geese SE at 4:45pm today.

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Two hours this afternoon,

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green.

19 Redwing, also a flock of 35 over.
First Fieldfares this Autumn for me 2 at Pickley Green.
A Finch flock in Alders at Abbey Lane, Redpoll,Siskin,Chaffinch and Goldfinch.
1 Male Stonechat, Abbey Lane
Plenty of Blackbird feeding with Mistle and Song Thrush at Abbey Lane and Pickley Green.
2 Goldcrest
1 Kestrel
1 Kingfisher on Westleigh Brook.
1 Reed Bunting
6 Meadow Pipit
1 Skylark

Plus Plenty usuals about.


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Highlights up to 1pm today:

Male Stonechat
11 Goldcrest
108 Redwing
11 Siskin
Fieldfare
4 Raven NE
Snipe

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Couple of hours this evening,

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green.

First Redwings of Autumn, 11 at Abbey Lane, then all flew off heading South East.
3 Mistle Thrush
5 Bullfinch
1 Chiffchaff
1 Kestrel
1 Male Yellowhammer
2 Snipe
c50 Goldfinch
2 Meadow Pipit
1 Skylark
1 Reed Bunting
3 Tufted Duck and a single Great Crested Grebe on Flood.



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Mooch this afternoon. Really quiet but cracking views of the Flycatcher, watched it for a good 10 minutes.

1 Spotted Flycatcher
6 Bullfinch
1 Kestrel
1 Yellowhammer
1 Willow Tit



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2 Spotted Flycatcher present and a Hobby flew west at 7:30pm today.

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Single Spotted Flycatcher just north of Howe Bridge Cemetary at 8pm

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Male Whinchat present this afternoon. Nothing else of note.

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Lesser Whitethroat and Kingfisher the only birds of note this evening. Lesser Whitethroat showing remarkably well.

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Single Lesser Whitethroat,Grasshopper Warbler and Reed Warbler the highlights from a quick hour this morning.

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Three Grasshopper Warbler singing this evening.

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Singing Lesser Whitethroat this evening.

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Female Whinchat still present, also a Grasshopper Warbler.

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Wasn't told which sex it was Scott.

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Whinchat present at 10:30 this morning.

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Was it Male or Female Ian?

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Whinchat present at 10:30 this morning.

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12:00 till 14:00

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green

Single Little Grebe on flood at Abbey Lane.
Swans back nesting on flood as well.
3 Tufted Duck
1 Male Stonechat, Abbey Lane
1 Grasshopper Warbler
4 Whitethroat
5 Blackcap
8 Willow Warbler
4 Chiffchaff
1 Kestrel
7 Grey Partridge, Flushed
5 Swallow
2 Swift
Grey Wagtail seen and Kingfisher heard only, encouraging as they have both bred on this stretch of Westleigh Brook.

Plus all usuals.

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Sedge Warbler and Grasshopper Warbler in brief song towards Howe Bridge crematorium at 1100 hrs on Saturday, 23rd.

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Few hours this morning,

Pickley Green and Abbey Lane.

1 Female Whinchat
1 Grasshopper Warbler
6 Whitethroat
4 Blackcap
19 Willow Warbler
7 Chiffchaff
2 Skylark
1 Kestrel
2 Yellowhammer (Pair)
4 Bullfinch

Plus all usuals

Speaking to a dog walker and he said he heard Cuckoo yesterday morning.


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Male Redstart beyond the football pitch in the large willow by the main path at 5:30pm today.

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Lesser Whitethroat singing at 09:15 this morning.

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Morning mooch,

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green,

1 Stonechat
11 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
6 Mistle Thrush
1 Song Thrush
3 Yellowhammer
5 Reed Bunting
15 Blue tit
1 Willow tit
7 Great tit
17 Robin
9 Blackbird
1 Dunnock
2 Wren
49 Goldfinch
8 Chaffinch
4 Greenfinch
5 Redpoll
2 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
3 Pied Wagtail
6 Tufted Duck
2 Great Crested Grebe
5 Moorhen
3 Coot
9 Mallard
2 Mute Swan
1 Skylark
5 Meadow Pipit
1 Jay, Heard only
1 Grey Wagtail, Heard only





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Hour after work,

Abbey Lane only,

1 Skylark
3 Meadow Pipit
3 Mistle Thrush
1 Buzzard
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Gadwall
1 Great Crested Grebe
3 Tufted Duck

Plus all usuals

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Good few hours today,

Nothing really to add to yesterday's sightings really other then a Water Rail and 5 Gadwall which were on the flood at Abbey Lane and quickly departed as I got closer. All 5 flew off towards Bickershaw Rucks, probably to Diggle Flash.

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Afternoon visit.

Pickley Green and Abbey Lane.

Highlights,

1 Male Stonechat
17 Siskin, 11 In Alders at Abbey Lane
9 Redpoll, All Abbey Lane
7 Bullfinch
2 Skylark, Both singing at Abbey Lane
1 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
4 Meadow Pipit
1 Jay
2 Lesser Black Backed Gull

Plus all usual suspects.



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11:30 till 13:30

Pickley Green, Highlights,

6 Bullfinch
1 Female Stonechat
2 Goldcrest
1 Male Kestrel
9 Fieldfare, Not seen many this winter
15 Redwing
1 Meadow Pipit
1 Jay
2 Snipe

Plus all usuals


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Couple of hours this afternoon.

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green.

Highlights,

1 Stonechat
2 Song Thrush
6 Redpoll
14 Siskin
9 Redwing
3 Great Crested Grebe
2 Woodcock

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08:00 till 09:30

Abbey Lane only.

15 Redwing
3 Reed Bunting
2 Wren
4 Great tit
2 Blue tit
5 Blackbird
3 Robin
2 Mute Swan
2 Great Crested Grebe
5 Tufted Duck
1 Snipe, Flushed
2 Chaffinch
19 Goldfinch
1 Mistle Thrush, Singing
3 Meadow Pipit


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10:00 till 14:00

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green.

1 Kingfisher, Westleigh Brook
Pair of Stonechat, Abbey Lane
6 Blue tit
4 Great tit
9 Robin
3 Blackbird
2 Wren
3 Reed Bunting
4 Mistle Thrush, 3 at Abbey Lane
6 Chaffinch
50+ Plenty Goldfinch in both areas
3 Redpoll
1 Kestrel
2 Pied Wagtail
13 Redwing
5 Meadow Pipit
2 Skylark
2 Tufted Duck



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07:45 till 10:00. Freezing but busy with birds this morning

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green

1 Buzzard, Abbey Lane
1 Stonechat, Abbey Lane
5 Blue tit
6 Great tit
1 Willow tit
3 Robin
4 Blackbird
1 Reed Bunting
2 Wren
17 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
1 Mistle Thrush
3 Chaffinch
27 Goldfinch
2 Kestrel, Both males 1 at Abbey Lane and 1 at Pickley Green
3 Yellowhammer
3 Meadow Pipit
4 Tufted Duck
2 Great Crested Grebe




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Morning Mooch, Nice morning but very cold.

Abbey Lane and Pickley Green.

Plenty of the usual species Blue and Great tits, Robin and Blackbird, Woodpigeon and Magpie.
3 Wren
4 Reed Bunting
3 Greenfinch
7 Chaffinch
30+ Goldfinch
3 Redpoll
9 Redwing
2 Meadow Pipit
1 Skylark
1 Female Sparrowhawk
1 Male Kestrel
3 Mistle Thrush
1 Song Thrush, Singing
5 Tufted Duck
2 Great Crested Grebe
9 Pied Wagtail




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09:00 till 11:00. Light rain at times.

Last morning mooch before I go back to work next week,

1 Male Stonechat
1 Fieldfare
7 Redwing
2 Meadow Pipit
3 Reed Bunting
1 Goldcrest
5 Blue tit
4 Great tit
5 Blackbird
2 Robin
Mixed Finch flock in Alders mainly Goldfinch and Chaffinch but managed 2 Redpoll and 3 Greenfinch in there as well.
7 Pied Wagtail
There's now 6 Tufted Duck on the flood with a single Great Crested Grebe.




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10:00 till 11:15. Wet, miserable and very quiet.

Abbey Lane only,

4 Redwing
3 Pied Wagtail
20+ Goldfinch
3 Chaffinch
2 Great tit
3 Blue tit
4 Blackbird
2 Robin
1 Mistle Thrush



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