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RE: Pickley Green, Westleigh


Four Tree Pipit present up to 10:50 at least, but mobile and elusive.

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Morning mooch, Pickley Green and Abbey Lane

07:00 till 11:00

1 Female Whinchat, far field bordering Atherleigh by-pass, showed well for a couple of minutes
1 Female Cuckoo, Seen twice throughout the morning
2 Grasshopper Warbler, One showing really well
1 Lesser Whitethroat
1 Sedge Warbler
Few Reed Warbler heard
5 Yellowhammer
6 Common Whitethroat
14 Chiffchaff
9 Blackcap
11 Willow Warbler
1 Kestrel
2 Buzzard
4 Reed Bunting
7 Skylark
5 Meadow Pipit
1 Willow tit
Pair of Grey Wagtails, Westleigh Brook


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Up to 10am today:

Male Cuckoo
3 Grasshopper Warbler
Peregrine
Raven

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09:00 till 11:00 Pickley Green and Abbey Lane

1 Sedge Warbler
1 Green Woodpecker
2 Grasshopper Warbler
Reed Warbler heard only
3 Common Whitethroat
10+Chiffchaff
10+Willow Warbler
10+Blackcap
5 Reed Bunting, Singing males
1 Yellowhammer
Few Skylark and Meadow Pipit
A Few Swallows flycatching

Plus usuals





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08:00 till 10:00 Stunning morning

1 Tree Pipit decent views then lost as it flew off into cover
2 Grasshopper Warbler seen and 1 more heard
4 Common Whitethroat
Plenty Blackcaps they seem to be Everywhere
Plenty Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing
2 Bullfinch, Both males
Kingfisher heard from Lawson Ave football pitch on Westleigh Brook

Plus all usuals.

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Male Redstart present 7:50 - 8pm at least. Also 2 Grasshopper Warbler and singing Willow Tit.

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07:00 till 09:30 Beautiful morning

No sign of Pied Flycatcher or Cuckoo this morning but a stunning Lesser Whitethroat my first this year and at least 3 Grasshopper Warblers. Plenty other Warblers singing with Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap all in fine voice. A male Kestrel was giving good views hunting on the banks of Westleigh brook and the resident Grey Wagtails also present.
A single male Yellowhammer was seen and decent numbers of singing Skylark both at Pickley Green and around the Abbey Lane area.

Plus all usual suspects.

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Female Pied Flycatcher at 7:20pm for five minutes this evening but no further sign by 8:15pm. Also 2 Grasshopper Warblers.

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Male Cuckoo seen this morning, called a couple of times then seen in flight.
1 Reeling Grasshopper Warbler
2 Yellowhammer
1 Common Whitethroat
Plenty Willow Warbler,Chiffchaff and Blackcap
Pair of Grey Wagtails, Westleigh brook

Plus usuals.


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18:00-19:00 of note,

2 Common Whitethroat
1 Grasshopper Warbler


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14:00 till 16:30 Fantastic afternoon

Pickley Green and Abbey lane area

1 Reeling Grasshopper Warbler
1 Common Whitethroat
7 Blackcap
13 Chiffchaff probably more
10+ Skylark some singing
1 Male Yellowhammer singing
Pair of Grey Wagtails
Pair of Kestrels

Was hoping for Cuckoo but no sight or sound.

Plus all usuals.

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4 Blackcap singing 3 around Abbey lane area.
Plenty Chiffchaff singing
1 Female Kestrel
2 Male Yellowhammer
1 Kingfisher, Westleigh brook

Plus all usuals

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12:00 till 15:00 Stunning afternoon

Pickley green and Abbey lane

Male Stonechat
7 Chiffchaff
1 Willow tit
2 Kestrel
6 Skylark
4 Meadow pipit
3 Reed bunting
3 Wren
1 Mistle thrush
4 Song thrush
7 Blackbird
5 Robin
2 Chaffinch
1 Male Bullfinch
13 Goldfinch
4 Great tit
2 Blue tit
1 Dunnock
1 Common Snipe


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11:00 till 12:00 Nice and dry

Male Stonechat
3 Chiffchaff
Pair of Grey Wagtails, Westleigh Brook
3 Skylark singing around Abbey lane area
Water rail heard only

Plus all usuals

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3 Tree Sparrow seen this morning 09:10am all 3 birds in hedgerow down by the side of the football pitch, all 3 birds flew off and not seen again.
1 Willow Warbler
4 Chiffchaff
5 Redpoll
9 Long tailed tits
Male Bullfinch
7 Meadow Pipit, Abbey lane area
5 Skylark, Abbey lane area

Plus all usuals

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Very little about this morning with the weather being so bad highlights,

1 Kestrel still managing to hover despite the weather quite remarkable watching it
1 Calling Willow tit
3 Chiffchaff
1 Kingfisher, Westleigh brook

Plus all usuals

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Tuesday 31st of March 2015 10:55:13 AM

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Very poor weather wise and bird wise today higlights being,

2 singing Chiffchaff
1 Kestrel with kill
1 Buzzard
1 Water rail
1 Jay over

Plus all usuals


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2:30 til 3:45pm Nice and dry

1 Willow warbler
4 Chiffchaff
3 Lesser Redpoll
Male and Female Kestrel
1 Willow tit
5 Reed bunting

Plus all usuals



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09:00 till 10:45

1 Nuthatch
5+ Chiffchaff
1 Male Kingfisher very active seen flying up and down brook near Westleigh lane
3 Pied wagtail
4 Bullfinch 2 male 2 female
3 Common snipe
1 Kestrel
1 Goldcrest
7 Meadow pipit
4 Skylark including 1 singing bird

Plus all usual suspects

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08:00 till 09:30 Nice morning

1 Male Green Woodpecker seen very well grounded for a good few minutes
3 Chiffchaff, 2 seen 1 heard
1 Common Snipe flushed
2 Kestrel
2 Singing Skylarks
1 Singing Song thrush
4 Lesser Redpoll

Plus all usuals.


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At least 4 singing Chiffchaffs this morning around Pickley green.
Decent numbers of thrushes still about with Redwing, Fieldfare, Song thrush and Mistle thrush all seen.
1 Kestrel
3 Yellowhammer including 1 singing bird
2 Grey wagtail Westleigh brook
4 Goldcrest

Plus all usuals


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08:00 till 09:00, Wet and dull.

2 Chiffchaff
1 Kestrel
3 Common Snipe
2 Yellowhammer
2 Willow tit
8 Redwing all single foraging birds
2 Mistle thrush
5 Meadow pipit
3 Skylark

Could hear Stonechat but unable to locate the bird.

Plus all usuals.

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08:00 till 09:00 Stunning morning

Female Stonechat
Yellowhammer
4 Reed bunting
Goldcrest
2 Song thrush
1 Kestrel
27 Goldfinch
2 Skylark both singing

Plus usuals


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09:00 till 10:00 Nice and dry. Delph and Abbey lane area


3 Meadow pipit
5 Skylark
2 Wren
1 Reed bunting
1 Willow tit
7 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
1 Kestrel
1 Song thrush singing

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09:00 till 10:30

1 Chiffchaff
Pair of Bullfinches
4 Meadow pipit
2 Skylark
2 possibly 3 Kestrel
2 Pied wagtail
15 Redwing
2 Fieldfare
1 Mistle thrush
3 Reed bunting over
1 Snipe flushed
9 Long tailed tits
4 Greenfinch, Not seen many this year

Plus all usual birds

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Cracking views of Kingfisher this morning with small fish on Westleigh brook.
2 Teal were also present on flood at Abbey lane.
1 Willow tit Heard only
3 Bullfinch including 1 bird calling/singing which is the first time ive heard one doing so

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07:45 till 09:45 Overcast but nice and dry,

Mixed flock of Redwing and Fieldfare containing 57 birds
1 Male Bullfinch
2 Female Yellowhammers
2 Meadow pipit
4 Skylark
2 Kestrel
1 Coal tit
1 Water rail

Plus all usuals

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Thursday 12th of March 2015 12:34:06 PM

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09:00 till 10:00 Very quiet this morning,

1 Grey wagtail, Westleigh brook
1 Goldcrest
12 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
1 Song thrush
1 Meadow pipit
2 Skylark

Plus all usuals

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Up to 12:30 today:

Male Stonechat
3 Meadow Pipit
15 Redwing
15 Fieldfare
Goldcrest
2 Yellowhammer

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Nothing much to add to saturdays sightings really but a least 4 singing Song thrushes around the site, there was also a Buzzard and a single male Yellowhammer.

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08:00 till 10:00 Nice and dry.

1 Male Blackcap
3 Bullfinch
2 Stonechat
4 Skylark, two up high and singing
3 Reed bunting
Blue,Great and Long tailed tits all seen
Goldfinch,Chaffinch and Greenfinch also seen
5 Redwing all single birds seen in different areas
Plenty Robin and Blackbird
1 Kestrel hovering
1 Common snipe
4 Meadow pipit
1 Song thrush
Nothing on any stretch of Westleigh brook today.



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Quick hour around the back of Abbey lane and Delph,

9 Grey partridge, Flushed
1 Skylark
3 Meadow pipit
5 Redwing
1 Song thrush in full voice
2 Mute swan
2 Great crested grebes
2 Kestrel
1 Wren
3 Common Snipe, flushed by a walkers dog

Plus usuals.

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11:45 to 12:45

1 Grey wagtail, Westleigh brook
1 Kingfisher, Westleigh brook
4 Redwing
1 Goldcrest
7 Long tailed tits
1 Common snipe
2 Reed bunting

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Couple of hours this morning,

3 Lesser redpoll
2 Snipe
1 Goldcrest
16 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
1 Mistle thrush
7 Long tailed tits

Plus all usual birds

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13 Lesser redpoll were the higlights this morning around Pickley green, also 1 Kestrel and a Buzzard also gave good views both birds perched in trees.
3 Bullfinch
2 Common Snipe
1 Goldcrest
3 Mistle thrush
1 Song thrush
No Redwing or Feildfare this morning.
1 Reed bunting
3 Meadow pipit
1 Skylark
Goldfinch,Chaffinch and Greenfinch all seen, First Greenfinch seen for a while.
Small Tit flock, Including Blue,Great and Long tailed, and the usual Robin and Blackbird in good numbers.
There was also plenty of Woodpigeon about.

A nice morning but still a bit chilly.

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Mainly around Delph and Abbey lane area,

23 Redwing
5 Mistle thrush
1 Kestrel
2 Skylark
1 Meadow pipit
2 Wren
4 Reed bunting
2 Mute swan
5 Tufted duck
2 Great crested grebes
3 Pied wagtail in horses paddocks

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Nothing much to add to previous visits but managed good views of 11 Feildfare and a stunning Buzzard.
Also Water rail heard near flood.

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Nowt much about this morning to be honest highlights being,

1 Reed Bunting
5 Bullfinch 2 Female and 3 Male
1 Kestrel Cracking views on wires
1 Treecreeper
Not many Thrushes about today
Not much happening on Westleigh brook either
Plenty small birds about though mainly Tits,Robin,Blackbird and a couple of Dunnocks

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This morning,

21 Redwing
Female Bullfinch
4 Snipe
3 Goldcrest
1 Kestrel
Water rail calling from flood

Plus all usuals

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Thursday 15th of January 2015 11:15:31 AM

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Early morning, Nowt much about to be honest very windy out in the open, Highlights being

1 Yellowhammer
11 Redwing
Pair of Bullfinches
1 Kestrel
1 Goldcrest
2 Common Snipe

Plus all usual birds


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Afternoon mooch, was foggy so probably missed a lot of birds,

1 Grey heron, Westleigh brook
3 Pied wagtail on football pitch
Mixed tit flock included 1 Goldcrest and another 2 seen
3 Redwing
1 Kestrel

Glad get home to be honest absolutely freezing especially out in the open.


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11:00 till 13:00, highlights,

2 Kestrel both birds hunting
4 Redpoll
2 Snipe
3 Goldcrest, 1 single bird and 2 in a mixed tit flock
23 Redwing
2 Mistle thrush

Plus all usuals



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08:00 till 10:00, Not as cold has it has been but still a bit chilly out in the open,

Plenty thrushes about mostly redwings, but a few Feildfare, Mistle thrushes and Song thrush seen.
1 Kingfisher flew under the bridge near Westleigh lane and a single Grey wagtail was also seen.
30+ Goldfinch
2 Reed bunting flew over as did 1 Cormorant and 4 Meadow Pipit
1 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
A mixed tit flock contained at least two Goldcrest
2 Siskin
3 Common Snipe
7 Blackbird
3 Robin
1 Wren
3 Chaffinch
Plenty woodpigeon and few corvids.



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Up to 11:30 this morning;

260 Redwing
27 Fieldfare
50 Goldfinch
Willow Tit
Goosander flew over west

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08:30 till 10:00, Pickley green and Abbey lane.

1 Common snipe
2 Kestrel
1 Goldcrest
1 Jay
1 Buzzard
3 Reed bunting
79 Redwing
7 Feildfare
11 Long tailed tits
2 Great crested grebes
1 Mute swan
3 Tufted duck
3 Wren
7 Blackbird
3 Robin
4 Great tits
5 Blue tits

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Up to 12:30 today:

3 Goldcrest
200+ Redwing
12 Fieldfare
23 Goldfinch
Snipe
5 Meadow Pipit

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Couple of hours early this morning,

1 Water rail
3 Goldcrest
4 Mistle thrush
34 Redwing
7 Feildfare
2 Grey wagtail
1 Willow tit
3 Tree sparrow

Plus all usual birds.

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3:30pm today:

Snipe
Water Rail
80 Redwing
6 Fieldfare
Goldcrest

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Early morning visit very cold,

65 redwing
17 feildfare
5 siskin
3 goldcrest
1 kestrel

plus all usuals

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Early morning visit before work,

112 Feildfare in two flocks south
30 Redwing south and more scattered around the site
7 Goldcrest again all around the site
3 Reed bunting
1 Kestrel
1 Buzzard

Plus all usual birds.



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