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At least 5 Fieldfare feeding on the berries at Rimsdale Walk this am. Redwing present but flighty. 37 Starlings whistling in the adjacent big tree.
Also 10 Goldfinch flying around, and 4 Canada Geese very low over the school field.

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Recently, I have been checking the renowned Rimsdale Walk berry trees, and this morning the Winter Thrushes had arrived.
Difficult to count as the Cotoneaster still in full leaf plus the birds very flighty. My estimate 4 Fieldfare...7 Redwing.
House Sparrows, Blackbirds, Goldfinch and a female Pied Wagtail also present in that area.

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C160 Skein of Pink - footed Geese, over me on the walkway near my house
Fairly low heading WNW.
11.23 today.

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 4th of December 2017 11:42:04 AM

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Mid morning today: A lowish Flight of 6 Cormorants, directly over my House. Heading east.

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A nice charm of at least 25 Goldfinch over adjacent gardens to mine, just now.

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Just now: A Sparrowhawk low across
Elgol Drive and then between houses.
As I walked my dog.

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This am: A Kestrel seen from the walkway , well onto the estate.
Broke off from hunting and flew away west.

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Just now (5.53):
Good but short views of a Buzzard moving east down the Valley. Probably over the edge of the estate,
or the Golf Course as seen from my back garden. Another bird, flying close to it, possibly harassing, appeared to be a Gull.

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Fledgling Magpie hopping about under a tree near our house.
Just now

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Female Blackcap feeding on fat balls in our garden 12 noon

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15 minutes ago:
A lowish Buzzard soaring nearly over my Garden.
Slowly moving West towards Horwich.
Seen from my dining chair!

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Just now:
A Sparrowhawk flew close by me as I came down the steps leading to our Grove.

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Just now:

Around 60 Goldfinch flying in 2 charms from the large White Poplar tree on the walkway.
Seen through the window as I ate breakfast!

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A stunning male Reed Bunting in our garden this morning

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No sign of the Waxwings at10.30 to 11
At 168 Armadale.
Also staked out the Centre berry trees and was joined by Mrs. ALMOND,
but only 6 Fieldfare,4 Long-tailed Tit and a few Goldfinch.
Will try later!

-- Edited by keith mills on Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:56:07 PM

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Finally managed to track these birds down they are on Armadale road ,turn off Beaumont road onto Armadale road at junction turn right follow road uphill road bends to left .tree on right that's where waxwings are feeding very obliging close views even without binoculars still good number of berries worth a look for those who have not had local visiting waxwings Jim

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Seven Waxwings currently feeding on Armadale Road, near number 168

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Seven waxwings feeding on rowan berries in our garden 4.30pm.



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1300hrs: Up to 30 Winter Thrush (Mainly Fieldfare with a few Redwing) in trees; split between Rimsdale Walk and the
nearby schools Nature Reserve. Feeding on the berry trees at the centre.

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Ten Long-tailed Tits flew into a tree, that I was stood by, on the Walkway this morning.

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17 Winter Thrush still at Centre feeding on the berries, at 8.15 today.
Mainly Fieldfare.Last Wednesday a similar number were ground feeding on the playing field by Armadale Road (Beaumont Primary School)
Also 100 Canada Geese very low over car park today.


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Today 9.15
Up to 18 Fieldfare/Redwing (50/50)
In Rimsdale Walk and near around area.

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Just now:
Rimsdale Walk, 7 Fieldfares and 1 Redwing.

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Female blackcap, male and female bullfinch, fieldfare this lunchtime.



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Managed to count the Goldfinch roost in the Rimsdale Walk / community centre area. 66 birds present at 4pm today.

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9.15 am today.
In the Rimsdale Walk 'big' tree this morning were:
8 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 17 Goldfinch and a Blackbird.
Only Starlings in the Poplars.

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Male and female blackcap last couple of days, male bullfinch and fieldfare this morning.



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This morning:

3 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing and 2 Mistle Thrush on the Lombardy Poplars at the centre; flushed by walkers from Rimsdale Walk
Plenty berries but no Waxwing... yet.

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Today 9.50am. Bottom of Rimsdale Walk.

At least 3 Redwing moving between the big tree and the adjacent berry trees.
Very flighty; I'll use my scope next time.

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3.30pm.... c40 Goldfinch on or around the big tree at the bottom of
Rimsdale Walk; Near the centre.

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8.12 today:
c180 Pink- footed Geese over in one big skein, with a much smaller skein behind. Heading just south of East

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Tree Sparrow in our garden 9.35 am. 10am 3 Tree Sparrows!

-- Edited by Steve Almond on Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:37:30 PM

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At 2.35 pm today a Kestrel was hunting the 10th. fairway of Deane Golf Course; Seen from by my front door

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A Sparrowhawk flew out of a neighbour's garden and passed low by me and the dog, on the Walkway.

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Yesterday morning, in the rain, 7 Swifts flew over our Grove.

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1.20pm today: Sparrowhawk flew low across Armadale Road, in front of my vehicle as I was approaching our Grove.
Also late yesterday afternoon : at least 30 Goldfinch, in the one tree, at the bottom of Rimsdale Walk.

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A Sparrowhawk, low across the grass triangle at the end of Sandwood Drive and then into garden. Later (12.30pm)Just seen this bird again, flying diagonally across our Grove, in front of my House.



-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 5th of January 2016 12:40:38 PM


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Yesterday, around 4pm as I drove along Armadale Road: A Sparrowhawk flew from the copse by the flats,
then glided very low down the centre of the road for 40 yards before turning into a garden.


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Just now: A Kestrel hunting the golf course. Seen from my front door as
I returned from Rumworth.

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Just now:
A Kestrel hunting on the golf course, nearly opposite the grove I live in. Seen from Armadale Road.

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Two or three Swifts over the estate yesterday with one low near my back garden.

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Evensong yesterday from 2 Song Thrush. One seen by the 9th green of the golf course. The other heard,
from Ladybridge lane, very close in Bank Wood.
Kestrel seen one evening last week, from my lounge armchair, hunting over the course.
Lady Bridge( the bridge at Ladybridge lane) will soon be closed for 3 months for a major uplift to allow
for the electrification of the railway.


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A Kestrel over Elgol Drive this morning. Yesterday evening; Swallows feeding low over the 5th. Green ( Deane GC)
with a Reed Bunting on the nearby reedbed. A small Dipper on the Brook near Lady Bridge.

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2 Cormorants over this morning as I ate Breakfast.

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1610 hours today:
24 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, in formation, over our estate and along the Middlebrook Valley;
heading west. Gulls going to roost are a common site here most evenings.
Usually heading W or WNW, presumably to Rivington Reservoirs.



-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 18th of February 2015 04:37:39 PM

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Just now: ''skein'' of 7 Herring Gulls over south. Calling

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A singing Mistle Thrush at dawn this am on Lombardy Poplar near my house. Heard earlier
in the week from the adjacent White Poplar on the walkway. Now seen again feeding on grass near trees.
Fair to assume this is the one coming into my garden.

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Just now;
At least one Buzzard, possibly two, passing over the far side of the estate towards Dean Clough. Initially
seen from my dining room window. Managed to get out with bins to check one out.
Saw one here on same vector/time last week, but I was not quick enough then, to verify in poor light.
After the glut of Buzzards passing over Ladybridge early last year, this is my first sighting here, since April 2014.smile


-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 05:47:17 PM



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Just now;


-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 3rd of February 2015 05:46:31 PM

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11am today.
Two Redwing perched in trees at Armadale Court (flats).
Then a flight of c10 Teal across, presumed departing Rumworth.

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