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Post Info TOPIC: Pickley Green, Westleigh


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RE: Pickley Green, Westleigh


Early this afternoon:

130 Fieldfare and 60 Redwing over SW
4 Goldcrest
Snipe

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Male and female stonechat in low bush behind football pitch, both birds were perched in same bush before flying off south.
2 Bullfinch
35 Redwing
1 Common snipe
2 Grey wagtail flew over
1 goldcrest

Plus all usual birds.

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Friday 7th of November 2014 11:43:20 AM

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Couple of hours this morning with plenty of thrushes knocking about,

80 redwing
11 feildfare
3 mistle thrush
1 song thrush
1 female yellowhammer
Goldcrest and Treecreeper in mixed tit flock

Plus all usuals

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Siskin and redpoll both seen in alders this morning.
2 kestrel
1 buzzard
2 yellowhammer
3 redwing feeding with blackbirds
2 mistle thrush
1 willow tit
2 goldcrest

Plus all usuals

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2 Tree Sparrow over NW at 10:19am.
50 Goldfinch
Skylark south
2 Raven over NE

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Stonechat still present in the horse paddocks today.

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Ring Ouzel again in hawthorns under telephone wires on the eastern side of the tracks by the football field at 11:35 today.

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Ring Ouzel again at 10:36am this morning. In hedge row between 2nd and 3rd telegraph pole from the north of site.

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A Ring Ouzel flew from the corner of the football pitch to the telegraph wire hedgerow at 11:30 today.

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Male Stonechat by the marsh this reedbed this morning; also 2 Swallow over, 9 Meadow Pipit, 3 Grey Partridge and 2 Goldcrest.

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07:00 till 09:00

Blue, great, long tailed and willow tit all seen this morning.
1 male bullfinch
2 greenfinch
3 reed bunting
5 redpoll
1 kestrel
2 buzzard
2 redwing
3 mistle thrush
1 goldcrest
2 Robin
4 blackbird
Plenty woodpigeon

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Male stonechat was present this morning
2 kestrel
1 bullfinch
3 reed bunting
14 meadow pipit south
2 skylark
1 yellowhammer

Plus all usuals







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Kingfisher on westleigh brook this morning
3 siskin
1 kestrel
11 goldfinch
1 willow tit
2 buzzard
1 snipe

plus all usuals



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1 female stonechat, perched on top of a low bush behind the football pitch
1 male yellowhammer
3 mistle thrush
2 grey partridge

Plus all usuals

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Delph and fields over Abbey lane, pretty quiet,

1 mute swan
2 great crested grebes
Pair of tufted duck
2 wren
3 reed bunting
1 skylark
2 meadow pipit
1 male blackcap
1 chiffchaff and 1 willow warbler
1 Jay
2 kestrel
1 goldcrest, with mixed tit flock

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Good couple of hours, was hoping for whinchat but no luck today

Plenty tits in most areas, mostly blue and great tits with a few long tailed tits and 1 coal tit
Small numbers of meadow pipit and a couple of skylark
1 yellowhammer
Still a few warblers about, chiffchaff, willow warbler and 1 lesser whitethroat
2 blackcap
1 kestrel with what looked like a small mouse or vole
1 jay
2 mistle thrush
1 grey heron



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Tree Pipit at 10:44am today.

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2 Whinchat on wire fence by reedbed at midday.
Nuthatch, 4 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, 3 Swallow.

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Plenty house sparrow about today counted about 12 in total
3 redpoll
1 yellowhammer
1 kestrel
2 buzzards
1 willow tit

Plus all usuals

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06:00am till 07:15, cloudy but dry,

Few birds to add to yesterday's sightings,

1 willow tit
3 skylark
2 reed bunting
1 male blackcap close to the gardens of Lawson ave



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1 buzzard
1 kestrel
2 bullfinch
2 yellowhammer
13 long tailed tits, small numbers of blue and great tits, robin and blackbird
Small numbers of meadow pipit
2 pied wagtail
1 song thrush
2 greenfinch
1 raven over









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Quick hour, wet and miserable, highlights,

1 spotted flycatcher, near Howe bridge crematorium
2 bullfinch
1 willow tit
1 sedge warbler
1 female sparrowhawk
1 kestrel

Plus usual birdssmile

-- Edited by Scott robinson on Saturday 6th of September 2014 01:10:45 PM

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Female Redstart in the hedge between Howe Bridge Crematorium and Atherleigh Way at 10:15am today.

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Spotted Flycatcher in the hawthorn hedge between the 2nd and 3rd telegraph poles at the north of site at midday and still dunning itself at 1pm.

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Ian any info to whereabouts spotted flycatcher was seen?

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Spotted Flycatcher present mid-morning yesterday.

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Kingfisher and 2 grey wagtail on westleigh brook this dinnertime.

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06:00am to 07:30am, clear and dry morning, bit chilly also

Single yellowhammer
3 reed bunting
Still a few willows warblers and chiffchaff about, with a single reed warbler
Plenty tits, robins and blackbirds
2 wren
1 willow tit
1 kestrel
Decent number of finches mainly goldfinches and a few chaffinches with 1 Greenfinch
Also 2 possible siskin, only got a quick glimpse before they flew off into cover, 90% sure
Plenty woodpigeon and magpie
1 bullfinch, female

Flood and Abbey lane

Small numbers of meadow pipit and skylark
1 reed bunting
2 great crested grebe
3 tufted duck
1 swan
Plenty mallard, couple of coot and moorhen
3 grey partridge
1 raven flew over







-- Edited by Scott robinson on Sunday 31st of August 2014 09:28:13 AM

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Sightings from today:

Leucistic House Martin south with 6 'normal' House Martins.
6 Tree Sprarrow south at 10:16
Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher at 10:30.

Inof thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Not much to add to Saturday's sightings other then,

1 common whitethroat, with 2 juveniles
1 willow tit
2 buzzards

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1 peregrine flew north
3 yellowhammer
Mix tit flock mainly blue and great tits
2 reed bunting
6 linnet over
2 wren
1 kingfisher(westleigh brook)
Plenty woodpigeon,Magpie and corvids
Small numbers of meadow pipit and skylark
1 kestrel

Delph and flood,

3 great crested grebes
2 tufted duck(pair)
Coot and 2 moorhen
2 mute swan
Few mallard
1 snipe accidently flushed



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Female Redstart in the hedge between Atherleigh Way and the Crematorium at 09:50 today.

Also 34 Swift feeding in the area.

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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A Hobby flew north at 09:43 this morning and yesterday a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling.

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Kingfisher on westleigh brook this morning, also kestrel was very active along the banks, other then the usual birds very quiet

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Nuthatch present yesterday.

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Quick hour at dinnertime,

2 Redpoll
1 grasshopper warbler
2 sedge warbler
1 buzzard
1 kestrel

Plus all usual birds

Motorbikes tearing the place up again no

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Delph, Abbey lane then to pickley green,

3 Great crested grebes
4 tufted duck
Coot and moorhen
1 kingfisher
Skylark and meadow pipit, very nearly stood on a young meadow pipit
Plenty tits about, mainly blue and great tits
1 yellowhammer
1 bullfinch
1 kestrel
Robin and blackbird
2 sedge warbler
2 wren
3 reed bunting
1 reed warbler
Plenty of swift and a few swallow
2 mistle thrush


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Sedge and grasshopper warbler both seen this morning
2 reed bunting
Party of 5 long tailed tits all flirting about
2 bullfinch (pair)
1 kestrel
2 yellowhammer both males
blue and great tits
robin and blackbird

abbey lane,

3 great crested grebes
2 tufted duck
coot and moorhen
2 swans with 2 cygnets
skylark, meadow pipit and reed bunting


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Pretty quiet this afternoon to be honest there was a couple of motorbikes about which didnt help highlights were,

1 lesser whitethroat
3 yellowhammer
3 bullfinch
1 close views of kestrel eating prey



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Two adult Mediterranean Gulls flew over west at 12:17. Also, a Grasshopper Warbler was still reeling.

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Sightings for yesterday around 9pm:

Common Tern over north
Grasshopper Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Flushed 2 woodcock early this morning while out running, other birds seen and heard included,
3 yellowhammer
1 mistle thrush
1 kestrel
Swift and swallow flew through
Could hear sedge warbler and blackcap
2 greenfinch
Quite a few tits about as well mainly blue and great tits

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1 garden warbler
2 willow tits
2 song thrush

All seen and heard on a very wet and muddy runsmile

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2 reeling grasshopper warblers, this morning while I was out running, other sightings included,
1 kestrel hunting
1 common whitethroat heard only
1 sedge warbler heard only
1 blackcap
3 skylark
2 meadow pipit
3 great tits
Party of 4 blue tits
2 robin
Pair of blackbirds
1 willow warbler heard only
2 chiffchaff 1 seen, 1 heard


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1 lesser whitethroat
3 common whitethroat
2 blackcap
2 yellowhammer
willow warbler and chiffchaff
1 willow tit
2 grasshopper warbler both heard only
blue and great tits
magpie and woodpigeon
1 sedge warbler heard only
A pair of bullfinches on the old railway tracks, see this pair quite often
No sign of any kingfisher on westleigh brook
2 curlew flew over

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Mid-morning today:

Garden Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
2 Grasshopper Warbler

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Been out running this afternoon, some decent birds heard and seen.

1 cuckoo heard only
2 grasshopper warbler, 1 seen the other heard
3 yellowhammers, all male in different locations
1 willow tit
Willow warbler and chiffchaff
2 reed bunting
Blue and great tits
Robin and blackbird
1 raven over
1 snipe flushed
2 whitethroat, both seen in full voice
1 blackcap
2 skylark
1 meadow pipit
1 sedge warbler, heard only


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Two reeling Grasshopper Warblers this evening.

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Sightings from this morning:

Sedge Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Redpoll
More Whitethroat and Willow Warbler

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes

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Singing male Wood Warbler still present just north of Howe Bridge Crematorium at midday; still favouring the same area of tall willows.

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Singing Male Wood Warbler just north of Howe Bridge Crematorium at the junction of main path at 12:10 today.

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