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RE: Risley Moss


Two Hobby showing this afternoon (14.30ish) - one tatty adult with missing wing feather close to the tower and probable juv far left corner at tip end of moss.

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Thought I'd make my 100th posting on the forum a good un - was watching at least two Hobby for about two hours 11.30 - 13.30 catching dragon flies etc - at the same time in discussion with one of the local guys (Pete H) who predicted that this was the best time to view the birds when they first arrived in June. There was also a Water Rail calling but we didn't see it.

PS thanks for the chat Pete - hope that you sorted your video out!!!

Sid

-- Edited by sid ashton at 21:22, 2008-08-06

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The kite was reported Sunday morning also - if it is lingering in the area it may be straying on to the Manchester Mosses?

I tried a couple of hours graveyard shift Sunday afternoon - with the inevitable negative results!

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First time visit to this site , nice weather and enjoyed the walk but did not see my target bird the Hobby, but did see a Red kite from the tower hide soaring high heading west.

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went on sunday morning with my Dad and as soon as we arrived 2 Hobbies were skimming across the water for about 5 mins and then they drifted higher up and were joined by a Buzzard and a Kestrel.smile.gif

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l went to Risley Moss today tempted by Pete Berry's posts about the Hobby.
Met some locals who informed me it'd been out but l'd arrived at 'the dead zone' cry.giftypical....(between 2.30 and 3.30) anyway l hung around and sure enough,out it camebiggrin.gif.(L)
A very impressive bird,soaring,hunting and just enjoying it's life,really lovely to see l'll definitely go back and watch it again.
Luv birding.......

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Hobby showing for long periods, this dinnertime. But usually quite distant and fairly high.
cheers. Nick

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1 Hobby seen this pm for 5 mins around 2.30ish

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Had a couple of hours this afternoon and had almost continuous views of up to 3 birds in the air feeding on insects.As soon as the sun went in the Hobbies disappeared.smile.gif

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Went today to see the Hobbies and saw two birds - fantastic - a lifer for me - could see them catching dragon flies.

Edit : Should say thanks Pete

-- Edited by sid ashton at 21:27, 2008-06-04

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The Hobbies at Risley are now showing on and off most days from the Tower Hidesmile.gif

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