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RE: Ashton Moss




Where do you get on 'the mound'?Is it from the path behind the pool near the metro station?


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10.50am
both Mute swans and 4 cygnets present

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12/7/2015 11:00-13:00

Sightings from the mound and surrounds.
1 Little Ringed Plover
3 Grey Heron
15 Coot (9 juvs of various ages)
5 singing Whitethroat
2 Willow Warbler
2 singing Blackcap
1 Skylark
30-40 House Martin
2 Swift
2 Swallow
1 Kestrel
1 Little Grebe
2 Reed Bunting
1 Linnet

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Saturday 11th July 2015, 4.30pm

Moss Lane. 20 minutes early for a staff member's do at the nearby "leisure" park, so rather than hang around a plastic bar, I decided to wander around an area I haven't visited since before the motorway was built. Still some good habitat here, despite the "progress" all around.

2 Blackcap singing
1 Whitethroat singing, plus 2 begging juveniles
1 Reed Bunting singing
20+ Swallows
2 House Martins
12+ Linnet, including begging juveniles - didn't expect to return home with a breeding code when I left the house smile

-- Edited by David Walsh on Saturday 11th of July 2015 11:58:51 PM

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Beat me to it! Yes all cygnets are back smile

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22/6/2015

4 cygnets were back with the adults, sitting on the grass next to the hard standing by the usual pond at noon today.

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Just nipped down... apparently they've moved the swans today (done once before), but I've not been able to check out new location. Last time they moved them back pretty quick.
I'll keep an eye out.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 22nd of June 2015 12:16:31 AM

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Hi Karen,
all 4 mute swan cygnets were there yesterday (Saturday, 2pm) on bank near road opposite the car park.
There was a bloke waiting there, presumably for a lift, who gave me odd look when I checked on swans.

I'll try & check on them tomorrow. They were far to young to have left naturally.


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Sheldon Pool

2 adult Mute Swans
8 Canada Geese
Moorhen

No sign of any other Mute Swans on usual pool, so don't know where the cygnets are.

3 Coot
Moorhen
6 Mallard in heavy moult

Skylark singing
Blackcap singing

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Pm quite blustery

The Mute Swans now have four cygnets

One young Coot seen with single adult and Willow Warbler singing

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Pair of Mute Swan with 5 cygnets seen this evening

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Late morning today

Mute Swan, 5 cygnets visible with the pen, although I believe there were/are 8. The cob was spending his time seeing off Canada Geese
3 adult Coot, 2 Coot chicks seen also (3 on Friday)
Grey Heron
Blackcap singing and showed well although briefly
Willow Warbler singing
2 Swallow
Skylark singing

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14 & 16/4/15
Seen both times
2 mute swans
1 grey heron
moorhens,
mallards
coots


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Little Grebe present this afternoon
Also seen from the tram today
Mute Swan
Moorhen
Coot
3 Mallard


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19/3/15 12.45pm
2 mute swans
3 mallards
2 moorhen
4 black headed gulls
1 coot

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Webs count 10.40-10.50am
2 mute swans
4 mallard
4 moorhen
3 coot
2 tufted ducks
2 black headed gulls

plus great tit, magpie and a skylark singing

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Five drake Tufted Ducks were visible this morning from the tram, but none present, or should I say visible this afternoon.

This evening both adult Mute Swans were present. Also 3 Coot, 1 Moorhen and 20 Black-headed Gulls.

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This afternoon

3 Tufted Duck (2 drake)
2 Mute Swan
2 Coot
20 Black-headed Gull
Mallard
Moorhen

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From the tram at 1700

Drake Tufted Duck present again
Pair of Mute Swan
6 Canada Geese
4 drake Mallard
3 Moorhen

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14.10
2 mute swans (adult, no juvenile)- checked leg rings and they are our original pair
6 moorhen
7 mallard
2 coot
6 canada geese
plus black headed gulls (approx 20)

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Both adult Mute Swans were present this evening along with one juvenile.

I believe the missing adult may have been residing at another site elsewhere in the borough

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WEBS count 10.50-11.00am
2 mute swan (1 adult, 1 juvenile)
8 canada geese
5 moorhen
1 coot
7 mallard
40 black headed gulls

60% ice, 80% visability

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Karen Foulkes wrote:

Two Mute Swan only today, one adult and one juv




The news stated yesterday that the M60 at Ashton under Lyne had to be stopped in both directions for a swan, they had to get the RSPCA to catch it.
Lets hope the other adult appears soon, back with its partner.

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Two Mute Swan only today, one adult and one juv
6 Canada Geese flew off towards Audenshaw
3 Coot
Moorhen
Mallard (drake)
Grey Heron flew over
A Song Thrush sang briefly when it had gone dark

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The Mute Swan family has now dwindled to four, two adults and two juvs
Also the drake Tufted Duck was back, possibly moving between this pool and one of the others
3 Moorhen
2 Coot

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Webs count 18/1/15 10.50-11.10 50% ice

2 adult, 3 juvenile mute swans
6 canada geese
1 coot
4 mallard
1 lapwing
46 black headed gulls




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Early afternoon in showery conditions

Kestrel perched on lamp post in Metrolink car park

6 Mute Swan including four of last years young
6 Canada Geese
2 Coot
Drake Tufted Duck
Drake Mallard
A single Common Gull amongst 23 Black-headed Gulls

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A drake Tufted Duck was present on the pool nearest the tram stop this afternoon.

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7/12/2014 12.15pm
6 mute swans (4 juveniles)
6 canada geese
3 coot
41 black headed gulls
4 mallards

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10th Nov 2014 9.30am
Sheldon pool today had:
2 adult mute swans, 4 juveniles (2 juveniles gone hopefully fledged, others being shown how to take off by parent, lots of flapping up & down the pool!)
4 coot
3 moorhen
67 canada geese
3 mallard
6 black headed gulls
kestrel, female being mobbed by 3 magpies (had a proper fight and landed right in front of my car biggrin)




-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Monday 10th of November 2014 10:37:48 AM

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40 Meadow Pipit which appeared to have been grounded on the mound this morning
6 Swallow flew south
8 Mute Swan (including the six juveniles)
2 Coot
7 Moorhen
Kestrel


Yesterday a Willow Warbler was in the area

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 27th of September 2014 05:55:34 PM

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10 Pied Wagtail on the Leisure Park roundabout this afternoon
1 Jay flew high towards Richmond Street
Up to 100 Starling present in small flocks

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Friday 19th of September 2014 07:27:20 PM

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This pm
2 adult and 6 juvenile Mute Swan
1 Little Grebe
6 Mallard
Moorhen
Coot
2 Grey heron
1 Common Buzzard
1 Kestrel
Party of LongTailed Tits and Blue Tits



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10 Sept

Brief visit at 2pm
2 adult and 6 juvenile Mute Swans on the large pond,
2 Common Buzzard circling, appeared to be taking flying insects,
1 Kestrel with prey item,
2 House Martin,
2 Meadow Pipit,
1 Skylark,
All except the swans were on or above the mound that used to be the moss.

Also a few blue type damselflies and a couple of distant dragonfly on the large pond.


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Late afternoon

200+ Starlings spooked the 15 Lapwing which were on the roof of Car People

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1 Swift high over Ashton Moss this afternoon

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This afternoon

1 Little Grebe
2 Coot
2 Moorhen
8 Mute Swan
3 Mallard, probably more, but that was all I counted!
28 Lapwing and 2 Starling on roof of Car People
20 Starling feeding on Leisure Park roundabout

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This afternoon

2+ Juv Willow Warbler
Kestrel
8 Mute Swan
5 Mallard

Not much else around as there were three lads fishing at the pond


-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Friday 15th of August 2014 08:08:57 PM

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This morning 10.00 - 11.00

23 Lapwings on roof of Car People

Sheldon pool:
pair Mute Swan with 6 cygnets
2 Coot
2 Moorhen + juvs
1 Little Grebe
Mallards

Mockridge pool:
pair Coot with small chicks
Heron

plenty of juvenile Willow Warblers but few other small birds

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All eight Mute Swans were on the bank of the main pond this afternoon.

Also seven Blackbirds were feeding by the Travelodge and two juvenile Pied Wagtails flew across the front of the tram.

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Are they back on main pond? I looked a week ago and they weren't on main pond, I was going to see if they'd moved like last year to small pond but had no time at weekend.
If one died/been attacked then that might explain moving between ponds (or moving back lol). They were a decent size as well cry

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Rachael Hill wrote:

Sat 28 June 2014

7 cygnets still present biggrin

-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Sunday 29th of June 2014 09:00:12 AM





Since Rachael last posted, one of the juvenile Mute Swans has disappeared.

This evening there were still eight Mute Swans (2 ad, 6 juv) present

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Sat 28 June 2014

7 cygnets still present biggrin

-- Edited by Rachael Hill on Sunday 29th of June 2014 09:00:12 AM

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All 7 cygnets present with both parents.
Grey Heron
15+ Mallard
Willow Warbler singing
2 Swallow
Skylark singing over the Moss

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10.30am today,
7 healthy and strong looking cygnets on bank with parents on guard.
Grey Heron at back of lake.
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Two visits to the area today

Grey Heron flying over
2 House Martin near Travelodge
Reed Bunting singing
Willow Warbler, either one very mobile or two birds present
Kestrel hunting

The Mute Swan family was posing for photos

Generally fewer Warblers in the area than last year

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 31st of May 2014 07:59:13 PM

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7 Mute Swan cygnets still present this evening along with both parents.



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Okay Karen steal my idea....
Went tonight, 7 cygnets happily swimming but with a group of lads skimming stones over their heads.
After lynching them (and I knew them through my voluntary- they must think I'm totally bonkers now!) I tried re-educating them and hopefully they might keep an eye on them or at least leave them alone.

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This evening as I passed on the tram, both adult Mute Swans and all 7 cygnets were on the bank of the pool.

Also 6 drake Mallard in early stages of moult

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yesterday at 5pm

All 7 cygnets present and correct smile

Stupid couple allowing one of their dogs to harass the swans disbelief. Pen moved cygnets to centre of pool whilst the cob patrolled the water near the bank giving a metaphorical two fingers to the dog!

Coot family on Mockridge pool but no sign of Little Grebes this year.

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