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RE: LUDWORTH MOOR


1 Tree Sparrow was unusual near the Picking Rods track
6 Linnets (3 pairs)
1 Sparrowhawk with prey
2 Common Whitethroats
1 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Golden Plovers
Numerous Willow Warblers, Lapwings, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits

Cheers John

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Spent an hour in the car (currently not very mobile after a minor op) at the bottom of the track up to Picking Rods. Sightings of interest:
2 reed bunting
2 kestrel
2 buzzards
Pair of linnet
Pair of raven

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Larkhill area and Cloughend area (09.50 - 12.00)

To my great surprise only the second bird I put bins onto today was an ARCTIC TERN. Flying NE over Larkhill bungalow.

Other sightings included,
Common Whitethroat 3-4
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Garden Warbler 1 (Cloughend)
Redpoll 2
Tree Sparrow 2 (1 near Cloughend Farm and the other at a new location for me - above the angler's pools on Sandhill Lane)

Cheers John

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1 Curlew and 2 kestrel yesterday evening (8pm ish)

2 Curlew and 2 pied wagtail visible from the road as I cycled through this morning. Quite a few Lapwing around, though I feel that numbers are very much down on previous years, maybe by as much as 50%.



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Early morning (Cloughend - quarry - Picking Rods)

Lesser Redpoll 3
Bullfinch 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Common Whitethroat 1
Curlew 3
Golden Plover 21

Cheers John


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Mid morning walk 10-13:00

11 Lapwing
c50 Golden Plover
5 Curlew
3 Buzzard
6 Swallow
2 Swift
1m + 2f Wheatear
2 Linnet
2 Tree Sparrow
3 Redpoll
6 Chiffchaff
7 Willow Warbler
2 Reed Bunting
6 Meadow Pipit
5 Skylark
1 Garden Warbler
1 Common Whitethroat
1 Lesser Whitethroat

Cheers

Mark

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Common Whitethroat 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Willow Warbler 4
Chiffchaff 2
Wheatear 6
Golden Plover c55
Swallow 7
Buzzard 3
Canada Goose 2 (female on 4 eggs)
+ all the other regular breeding species

Cheers John

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A quick walk from Hilltop/side farm to the quarry and back.

3 Chiffchaff
4 Willow Warbler
1 Whitethroat

1m and 1f Wheatear field right of the picking rods path.

7 more Wheatear in Derbyshire.
Along with one Buzzard

Cheers

Mark


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This morning - 

Buzzard -3   

Kestrel - 2

Curlew - 2

White Wagtail - 1

Wheatear - 2

Lesser Whitethroat - 1

Willow Warbler - 8+

Chiffchaff - 2

Lesser Redpoll - 1

Reed Bunting - 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Only new arrival this a.m. appeared to be Lesser Whitethroat (heard and seen), near the gorse bush on the left of the road about 50 meters short of Clough End farm (walking from west).



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Wheatear 4
Raven 2
Meadow Pipit 52 (inc flock of 42)
Skylark 4
Curlew 1

White Wagtail 1 (Just in Derbyshire)

Cheers John

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Headed up to Ludworth this afternoon for a few hours just before it started to rain;

2 Redpoll
4 Chiffchaff
4 Willow Warbler
2 Goldcrest
6 Skylark
9 Meadow Pipit
1 Curlew
15 Lapwing
43 Golden Plover
1 Green Woodpecker

Derbyshire

1 m Wheatear
c30 Meadow Pipit

Plus 1 Snipe.....I forgot that


Cheers

Mark

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Wheatear 6 (5m, 1f)
Linnet 5 (my first of the year up here)
Raven 2
Kestrel 2
Snipe 2
Sparrowhawk 1
Willow Warbler 1
Golden Plover (heard)
Green Woodpecker (2 heard)

Cheers John


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Late post for yesterday.

Had a walk around the area during the afternoon with plenty of birds about for me to watch;

5 Chiffchaff
1 Willow Warbler singing
1 little grebe (only heard)
1 Teal
3 Buzzard's
1 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
1 Raven (heard)
3 Curlew
10 Lapwing (plenty more in Derbyshire)
2 Tree Sparrow
11 Meadow Pipit
4 Skylark
2 female Wheatear
1 Green Woodpecker (heard)

Cheers

Mark


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A nice mix of summer and winter visitors

Fieldfare 110 (superb plumage now)
Willow Warbler 2 (both singing)
Chiffchaff 4
Swallow 2
Wheatear 1 (male)
Curlew 2
Goldcrest 1

Cheers, John

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John's post reminded me that while I had made a visit to Ludworth Sunday evening I have not as yet posted the sightings;

3 Curlew
7 Skylark
28 Meadow pipit (one decent flock of 25 plus a few others)
1 Kestrel
2 Green Woodpecker
3 Goldcrest


Sadly a bit of rain meant I left a bit earlier than intended.

Cheers

Mark

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Wheatear 2 (m,f)
Chiffchaff 3
Siskin 8
Pheasant 5
Green Woodpecker (H)
Kestrel and Buzzard

Cheers John


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Much the same as Mark's sightings except no Raven for me.

However, I did see 5 Wheatears (male and female near Picking Rods and 2 males, 1 female below quarry)

Assuming I missed one of Mark's 3 there were at least 6 up there. I did exactly the same circuit yesterday and found none so presumably they arrived overnight.

Cheers John.

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First Wheatear's of the year seen in the right hand field heading up to the picking rods, three in total.

Other than that there were,

1 Raven in Derbyshire initially but flying towards the quarry area
9 Skylarks most in song
7 Meadow Pipit's several parachuting
1 Curlew
23 Lapwing
3 Golden Plover
2 Reed Bunting both male
2 Buzzards over Brownlow
2 Chiffchaff heard near Cloughend

Cheers

Mark

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A very brief call up this afternoon in-between showers, just up the path from Gun Road to the picking rods and back in the hope of some Wheatear........no luck on that front.

There were plenty of Lapwing displaying with a Single Golden Plover amongst them. Additionally there were 3 Skylarks singing and 2 Meadow Pipits.

Perhaps the weather will be clearer tomorrow allowing me to conduct a more serious search.

Cheers

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Further to Mark's sightings:

2 Ravens
61 Lapwings
At least 7 Skylarks in song flight
9 Meadow Pipits
1 Grey Heron
4 Snipe
2 Pheasants

Cheers John

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An afternoon walk to take advantage of the good weather. While up there I bumped into Mr Raynor and we had a search around the area from the quarry to Far Bradshaw and back via the Cown Edge way.

Plenty of Meadow Pipits parachuting
The odd Skylark in song
2 Reed Bunting
2 Buzzards
1 male Stonechat at Far Bradshaw
1 Curlew
c30 Golden plover in flight
3 Snipe

Additionally I had 1 Kestrel and both male and female Bullfinch as I headed back to the car, while there was 1 Tree Sparrow on the feeders at Larkhill.

Cheers

Mark

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11.am

 

1 Kestrel hovering

1 Curlew Flying

4 Lapwing

Skylarks heard



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Another thank you to Andy.

16.15: 2 Stonechat still in the Smithy Lane area

Also:
Curlew 8 (Pistol Farm area)
Fieldfare c70

Cheers John

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Afternoon walk around the picking rods area and the quarry with some lovely weather and plenty of birds about:

8 Skylark all of which were in song
2 Meadow Pipit
c50 Fieldfare heading east
7 Lapwing displaying (plenty more in Derbyshire)
Good numbers of Starling c100 in GM with more again in Derbyshire
1 Kestrel
4 Buzzard
2 Raven calling high over the quarry
1 Curlew heard
1 Bullfinch
2 Chaffinch

Finished up with a coffee in Costa.

This would have been the end of the post had I not checked what had been seen while in Costa, at which point I realised Andy had had 2 Stonechat and the Woodcock earlier in the day. As I was still quite close I decided to head back up and was rewarded with 2 Stonechat again in the horse paddock near Larkhill as well as 6 Tree Sparrow on the feeders (there looked to be more).

Cheers

Mark

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This morning:

All of yesterdays birds (ex kestrel) seen in different numbers, but with two notable additions.

Pair of stonechats along the fence of the horse paddock next to Larkhill. One still there on return 90 mins later, flew towards Smithy Lane.

Woodcock (site first for me) in flight seen from quarry pond area flying low towards 'pylon scrub'. Was probably put up by three armed people using dogs in the large sloping field to the south east (several snipe also put up). I think they were looking for foxes lying low before lambs are turned out in the field (no interest was shown in the birds whatsoever).

Other than that, many of the usual cast were seen or heard (nuthatch, pr bullfinch, song thrushes, great spotted woodpecker). Very good morning.



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Tree Sparrow 2 (Larkhill)
Starlings (large flock of c560)
Raven 1
Buzzards 4 (3 together in dive bombing display flight)
Lapwing 29
Skylark 6 (with 3 or 4 in full song and display)
Kestrel 1

Cheers John

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Raven 1
Lapwing 28
Reed Bunting 1
Kestrel 1
Fieldfare 18

Cheers John

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A couple of hours this morning and some signs of Spring (except for the temperature!)

Skylark 2 (with 1 singing from the ground)
Curlew 2 (bubbling calls)
Green Woodpecker 1
Rook 11
Snipe 3
Kestrel 1
Starling c80

But no sign of the Short-eared Owl seen and photographed on Saturday 27th (info thanks to Phil Moss)

Cheers John


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Late post for yesterday;

Quick couple of hours from Larkhill up to Gun Road via the quarry then back past the Kennels and Hill Top farm.

There wasn't much at Larkhill bar several Chaffinch and a couple of blue tits, though there was a Kestrel hunting along the road side.

A bit further along the road I noticed a decent sized flock of Lapwing (c200) flying East.

The only other sighting of note was a single Raven over the quarry.

Cheers

Mark

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Managed to get a couple of hours in from 11am, better than last visit but not by much:

3 Snipe
1m + 1f Bullfinch
3 chaffinch
2 Treesparrow
1 Kestrel
2 Skylark
2 Lapwing

Cheers

Mark

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12.45 - 15.00. The feeders around Brownlow and Larkhill were busy:

Brownlow: Tree Sparrow 3, Reed Bunting 3, Chaffinch, 6, Greenfinch 4
Larkhill: Tree Sparrow 7, Greenfinch 2, Chaffinch 4

Cloughend/Quarry area:
Green Woodpecker (female, gave good views whilst calling weakly)
Fieldfare 36, Redwing 14, Starling c50 (feeding together)
Siskin 5
Jay 2
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 2
Pheasant 2
Bullfinch (1 male, glowing in low, late afternoon sunshine)

Cheers John






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Braved the cold up here for the first time in several weeks, unfortunately having forgotten the hat and gloves I really suffered from the wind.

Sadly there wasn't much to show for my perseverance, the highlight was 1 snipe over the quarry.

Other than that:

1 Sparrowhawk again in the quarry area
1m + 1f Bullfinch
10 Starling
1 lone redwing
1 Jay
and a great tit.

Maybe next time.

Cheers

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Golden Plover 2
Lapwing c110
Starlings c200
Redwing 14
Sparrowhawk 1
Bullfinch 4
Meadow Pipit 1

Cheers John

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Tree Sparrow 3 (Larkhill)
Nuthatch 2
Redwing 19
Green Woodpecker (H)
Magpie 15 (1 loose flock)
Bullfinch 3
Buzzard 1
Kestrel 2
Common Gull (feeding flock of 155)

Cheers John

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09.40-10.50. Hard work to find anything:

1 Little Owl
2 Snipe
1 Kestrel
A few Thrushes - 6 Blackbirds, 2 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush
A few Finches - 4 Chaffinches, 2 Greenfinches, 2 Goldfinches, 1 Bullfinch
A few Tits - 7 Blue, 1 Great, 1 Coal Tit
A few Corvids.
And that was it.

Cheers John



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Flock of 38 Canada Geese was unusual for up here
Snipe 9
Meadow Pipits 14
Redwing 25
Fieldfare 93
Raven 2
Jay 2
Pheasant 2
Green Woodpecker heard
Singles of Little Owl, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel

Cheers John



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Superb views of female Green Woodpecker
16 Fieldfares and 2 Redwings feeding on hawthorns

Cheers John

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Afternoon walk in balmy sunshine - Warm and more like July smile

27 Snipe (An excellent count but no Jacks)
174 Fieldfares
18 Redwings
3 Meadow Pipits
3 Skylarks
1 Little Owl
1 Kestrel

Cheers John


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John Rayner wrote:

A couple of hours this morning together with Andy Bissett.

Fieldfare 118 in total - in flocks of 72 (Andy), 28 and 18

Meadow Pipits 12

Skylark 2

Snipe 10

Jack Snipe 2

Bullfinch 3

Singles of Little Owl, Raven, Kestrel and Siskin

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John, You must have misheard me. My flock of fieldfare was of 62. Also heard tree sparrow and green woodpecker, and saw sparrowhawk which flushed the fieldfare from the rowans. In behaviour I haven't seen before, three or four fieldfare then made individual swoops at the hawk as it retreated.



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A couple of hours this morning together with Andy Bissitt.

Fieldfare 108 in total - in flocks of 62 (Andy), 28 and 18

Meadow Pipits 12

Skylark 2

Snipe 10

Jack Snipe 2

Bullfinch 3

Singles of Little Owl, Raven, Kestrel and Siskin

Cheers John



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Redstart 1 imm/fem between April Cottage and Cloughend Bungalow)

Pink-footed Geese 31 SE at 09.52

Redwings 42 on hawthorns

Lesser Redpoll 6

Tree Sparrow 5 (Cloughend Farm)

Little Owl 1

Green Woodpecker (H)

Greenfinch 9

Cheers, John

 



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Statistically today, 10th October, is the most productive day for BBRC rarities to be found. So I hit Ludworth Moor early doors. Did I find any? Wha'd'you think!

Meadow Pipit c40

Long-tailed Tit 13

Bullfinch 4

Chaffinch 12

Greenfinch 4

Magpie 17

Treecreeper 1 (April Cottage)

Tree Sparrow 2 (April Cottage)

 

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Redwing (single flock of 60-70)
Raven 4
Little Owl 1
Meadow Pipit 36
Skylark 2
Chiffchaff 2
Siskin 3

Cheers John

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Meadow Pipits 33
Skylark 2
Reed Bunting 4
Snipe 3
Goldfinch c50

And singles of Grey Heron, Sparrowhawk, Little Owl, Siskin

Cheers John

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11 Skylarks
A wisp of 9 Snipe landed in SBI area
c30 Meadow Pipits
c20 Goldfinch

Cheers John

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A late afternoon walk up to the quarry from Larkhill, a good number of birds active though.

c80 Goldfinch in several smaller flocks.
8 Meadow Pipit
3 Buzzards
1 Kestrel
1 Snipe briefly seen from the quarry before it dived for cover
2 Nuthatch

One large roaming flock of mainly:
Long Tailed Tits
Coal Tits
Great Tits
Blue Tits
with several Chiffchaff and Goldcrest included.

Cheers

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9.00 - 11.15. Large number of birds today.

Meadow Pipit 175 (including flocks of c70, 40 and 25)
Skylark 5
Siskin 6 minimum
Redpoll 1
Goldfinch 182 (including 120 in 1 flock)
Chaffinch 8
Raven 1
Sparrowhawk mobbed by 3 Magpies
Cormorant 2 over
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Chiffchaff 2

Cheers John


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A pleasant morning (10.00-12.45) with the highlight coming under 'other wildlife'.

Whinchat (a lovely male)
Wheatear 2
Meadow Pipit 72 (a big influx)
Skylark 5 (all heard passing high overhead)
Little Owl 1
Swallow 21
Snipe 11
Coal Tit 2
Chiffchaff 5

Cheers John

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