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RE: Heywood


Monday 4th June 6:40

In the fields that are between Crimble Lane and Heywood cemetery:
Grasshopper Warbler heard reeling for some time this evening, but not seen. I had to go back to be sure it was what I was hearing over the din of the road. First time Ive heard one in this area.
Other birds of note included:
1 Kestrel
1 Common Buzzard
1 Reed Warbler
2 Common Whitethroat
1 Willow Warbler
1 Chiffchaff
Good numbers of Swallows and House Martin


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My first Swift of the year seen over Mutual Mills this afternoon.

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Roe acre brook / Chadwick lanes fri 13/4 10:00-15:00

Willow warbler at least 5 singing males

Blackcap at least 3 singing males 1 seen

Chiffchaff at least 3 singing males

Swallow 1 over at 10:30

Redwing 1 seen

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Roe acre brook chadwick lane area 13/3 8:30-13:00

Redwing still c 6 about
Fieldfare heard
Many blackbirds and song thrushes
Mistle thrush poss nestbuilding
Lesser redpoll males in song flight

Meadow pipit 1, 2 , 1 & 2 over or into fields

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Walk around roe acre brook got Chadwick lane area this afternoon 8/3 15:00-16:00

Redwing 20-30 in small groups feeding on ground and fitting up I. Hedges and trees

Snipe flushed

Fieldfare 15 flew over chacking

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House martins still feeding young in nest today

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Chadwick lane/gort/roeacre brook area fri 3/6 8:00-14:00

Nuthatch 1 calling

Lesser whitethroat male singing

Grey wagtail 2 over

Kestrel adult with 2 begging fleged juveniles

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House Martin nest being occupied corner of Pilsworth and Everton streets this morning 10/5

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Roe Acre brook tues 9/5 14:00-17:00 sunny hot clear still

Blackcap at least 2 singing
White throat at least 3 singing
Chiffchaff at least 3 singing
Willow Warbler at least 2 singing
Garden warbler 1 singing from dense trees shrubs on Chadwick lane side
Reed warbler 1 singing for 3 minutes mid afternoon in Phragmites at Green lane end

Grey heron adult
Sparrowhawk female
Mistle thrush 2

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20+ Swifts at Queens Park lake and River Roch

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About a dozen Swifts over Sandiway in Heywood.
Also 6 House Martins close to Springfield Park.
Both firsts for the year smile

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Roeacre brook
Female sparrowhawk hunting over stream bog
Buzzard being mobbed By a crow and rook

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Monday 10th April 2017 6:30pm

1 Swallow over the lake at Queens Park this evening.smile

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Late post for yesterday, 27th March 2016.

3 Sand Martins over Orchard Street, (my first of the year) heading towards Queens Park.


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Roe acre brook 28/3/17 7:00-10:00

Kingfisher 2
Oystercatcher 7 very noisy excited birds circling overhead - smaller bird poss fem?

Lesser Redpoll 2

Meadow pipit 3 over and 2 in fields towards golf course

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Roeacre brook Chadwick lane area 27/3 15:15-16:20

Chiffchaff at least 2 singing
Kingfisher heard
Moorhen
Jay
Bullfinch 4 males chasing a female

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1/3/17 12:00

Kingfisher on Chadwick brook behind travois Perkins off green lane brightened up a dull day

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[bAberrant Carrion Crow

Yesterday afternoon, while parked on Taylor Street, I saw and heard a crow calling from the roof of St Joseph's church. Despite the appalling light conditions, rain, height of roof and lack of bins I could see it wasn't typically black. I drove home to collect my bins, but by the time I returned it had gone. I decided to return the next day (today).

After a short wait this morning, the crow appeared on the roof again, with two other carrion crows, but stayed for less than 20 seconds. I had nursed faint hopes of a hoodie but it wasn't to be! But it was a ghostly looking bird being entirely grey - in fact it looked more like a grey currawong than a carrion crow! I've seen many carrion crows partially plumaged with white, grey or brown, but I can't recall seeing one that was completely grey.

I tried again in the area but couldn't relocate the bird. Perhaps tomorrow.

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Sunday 23rd October 3pm
Rochdale Way, just off Rochdale Road East.
8 Redwings
3 Fieldfare

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A female Redstart seen in the front garden of a house on Marland Fold just behind Springfield Park this afternoon.
I also noticed a nesting family of House Martins on Promenade Street. Great to see.
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Sunday 3rd July 2.30pm

Lesser Whitethroat singing and showing briefly along Chadwick Lane.

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Late post for Wednesday 8th June 7pm

Lesser Whitethroat still singing along Chadwick Lane. Didn't show itself though.

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Sunday 5th June 6:30-7:15

Chadwick Lane, between Rochdale Road and Mayfield Sports centre and back.

1 Lesser Whitethroat singing and showed briefly twice. Been a while since I've managed to track one down.
2 Common Whitethroat
6 Willow Warblers

Lots of the usuals along this path too.smile

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Seems to have been a fall of willow warblers this weekend 2 singing in brook lands area fri 29/4 and 1 singing from morrisons car park 1/5 13:10

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Phoenix brewery

Song thrush singing when i got to work at 7.40 this morning and still at it when i left at 5.00

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A Tawny Owl heard calling tonight in the Springfield Park area.



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I've seen curlews recently much lower than usual flying over bury new road below darn hill and over gardeners arms birch
this evening

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Pair of Kestrels seen mating earlier today on a mill in the Queens Park area. Seem to be taking up residence.

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Birtle 7th March
Nuthatches calling from small groups of mature trees just past the Pack Horse, at Moor Bank and at Castle Hill.
Quarry
Chiffchaff x 1
White Ash
Tufted Duck x 3 pairs
Mute swan x 2 pairs
Chiffchaff x 1
Canada Geese x 6

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A pair of Kestrel noisily flying around and inspecting a mill in the Queens Park area.

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3 Little Grebe on Queens Park lake plus all the usuals and 3 man made islands have suddenly appeared

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30 Fieldfare flew NW over Green Lane, Heywood around 10am.

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The time fits perfectly Mike, thanks for confirming. smile

C. Jepson-Brown

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9 whoopers seen over Elton that day at 12:50


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Whilst driving near Junction 19 of the motorway, nine or so swans, that looked very whooper-like flew east over the car this aft'.

C. Jepson-Brown

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Birtle - White Ash
Great Crested Grebe x 1
Tufted Duck x 1
Canada Geese x 40
Mute Swan pair
Chiffchaff x 1 - sang briefly.

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Chadwick Lane> Harefield Hall Fields
Redstart male + three others on one of the fences around the grazing meadow. Family party on the move perhaps.

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Birtle. Gristlehurst Lane > Higher Tack Lee > White Ash
Whitethroat x5 singing along the route.
Willow Warbler c 6 throughout.
Blackcap x 1 above White Ash
Chiffchaff x 1 at Tack Lee and nr Delph House Farm
Swift x 4 over
Lapwing x pair and Black Headed Gull x 1 nr Heywoods Farm
Canada Goose + 4 juv at White Ash
Bullfinch pair at the quarry, plus Jay, Kestrel and Song Thrush
Linnets x 2 at the quarry, c6 off Gristlehurst Lane
Grey Wagtail x 1 on stream adjacent Elbut Lane
House Sparrows evident at buildings throughout.


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Roch Valley Way to Queen's Park 0930 - 1200

Wren x 4
Blackbird x 5
Mallard x 6 including 3 chicks
Dipper x 1 newly fledged
Carrion Crow x 2
Blackcap x 1
Blue Tit x 8
Great Tit x 2
Song Thrush x 1
Grey Heron x 12+
Mute Swan x 2 + 6 chicks
Chiffchaff x 1
Moorhen x 2
Jackdaw x 2
Wood Pigeon x 6
Grey Wagtail x 4
Robin x 4
Kingfisher x 1
Black Headed Gull x 5
Jay x 3
Goosander x 2 1m+1f
Mistle Thrush x 1
Nuthatch x 1
Dunnock x 1
Canada Goose x 2
Buzzard x 2 mobbed by 2 magpie
Willow Warbler x 1
Coot x 2 + 1 chick
Swift x 2
Collared Dove x 2

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Roch Valley Way 230 pm - 530 pm

Long Tailed Tit x 2
Magpie x 8
Great Tit x 4
Jay x 6
Grey Wagtail x 4
Blue Tit x 10+
Mallard x 2
Mistle Thrush x 1
Wood Pigeon x 4
Song Thrush x 2
Goosander x 3 (f)
Dipper x 1
Kingfisher x 2
Carrion Crow x 2
Grey Heron x 1
Kestrel x 1
Blackbird x 3
Blackcap x 1
Canada goose x 2
Moorhen x 1
Coot x 2
Chiffchaff x 1
Mute Swan x 1
Black Headed Gull x 1
Goldfinch x 3
Jackdaw x 2

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Walk from St Josephs school to Pilsworth fisheries and back 10 am - 1 pm

Greenfinch x 2
Goldfinch x 4
Blue Tit x 5
Great Tit x 3
Long Tailed Tit x 2
Blackbird x 10
Mistle Thrush x 1
Jay x 4
Carrion Crow + Jackdaw flock of around 200
Magpie x 7
Rook x 50+
Dunnock x 1
Blackcap x 1
Wren x 3
House Sparrow x 4
Swallow x 6
Robin x 4
Starling x 7
Lapwing x 13
chaffinch x 2
Skylark x 2
Pied Wagtail x 2
Linnet flock of around 30 birds
Collared Dove x3
Chiffchaff x 1

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2 swallows on Queens Park lake

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Roch Valley this morning

Blackcap x 2
Goosander x 3 (1f + 2m)
Blue Tit x 20+
Great Tit x 10+
Nuthatch x 6
Jackdaw x 2
Mallard x 5 (4m + 1f)
Robin x 1
Dunnock x 1
Blackbird x 4
Magpie x 4
Long Tailed Tit x 3
Grey Wagtail x 1
Jay x 1
Wood Pigeon x 2
Swallow x 1

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I was at Heywood ELR Station yesterday afternoon, Sat 1st March 2014, about 2.30 pm. I saw what I think were two pairs of buzzards circling overhead in the clear sky. No wind, either. Unmistakable call quite a few times.

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Birtle
Swallows x 50 counted but many more over the meadows
House Martin x 30
Meadow Pipits x 30 overhead going south.
Kestrel x 1
Chiffchaff x 1
White Ash Lodge
Mute Swan x 10 - all seemed to be adults.
Coots c 6
Canada Geese c 25

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Queens Park Area
Whitethroat x 1 singing Crimble side of Roch.
Chiffchaff x 3 - Hooley Bridge & Crimble. Outnumbering the single Willow Warbler.
Blackcap x 2. Hooley Bridge & Crimble.
Sparrowhawk x 1 - Crimble.


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Hares hill road / pilsworth area 25/3 17:00

C. 100 lapwings in fields plus many large gulls in fields and on tip

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Sat 22/3 15:30
Rochdale road by cemetery

Flock of c. 40 fieldfares

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Originally posted by Colin Ramsden today:

SD81Q Heywood East 7th Feb

Chadwick Lane area - remnant frost, ground crisp underfoot.
Bullfinch x 3
Goldfinch c4
Blackbird c6
Coal Tit x 1
Long Tailed Tit c4
Great Tit c4
Mistle Thrush singing
Jackdaw x 6
Wren x 3 - near the stream
Snipe x 3 - from the streamside soft ground



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Queens Park - am.

1 Little Grebe and c25 Coot. Not a great deal else.

It's great to see that the pair of Mute Swans here have raised one cygnet to an age at which it is able to fly

Cheers,

Bill.

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