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Noon today:
20+ Winter thrushes, coming and going, to feed on the famous Rimsdale Walk berry trees, near the
Community Centre. Mainly Fieldfare but a few Redwing amongst......Flighty birds.
Several Blackbirds present, in addition.
Unlike the local Hawthorn these trees hold their berries well through the winter.
( being Himalayan Cotoneaster)
Also late post from yesterday... Sparrowhawk, from back gardens and then across the open grass
area near the centre Postbox.

-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 30th of December 2014 12:44:22 PM

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Single Pied Wagtail on the centre car park just now. Not a common sight here.

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This morning, as I drove up our Grove, a juvenile Sparrowhawk flew across the road, right in front of me,
at below bonnet height.

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A Sparrowhawk (f) flew low down our Grove this am. Then it did a u-turn going back towards Rumworth.

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The pesky Parakeet nailed at last!!
3pm today: As I climbed towards the top of the hill on Crosshill Walk, a squawking Ring-necked Parakeet flew
below roof height across the top of Marnland Grove. Immediately I picked the bird up in Laurel in the back garden
of the end house in this cul -de- sac. The tree was next to the walkway and had recently been pruned so I got good view
of the male Ring-necked Parakeet at eye level and at 20 yards. Here just across the walkway, there is a grass triangle
with several tall poplars etc.
The bird eventually flew into these estate trees and dense foliage.





-- Edited by keith mills on Sunday 10th of August 2014 06:05:51 PM

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Male Ring-necked Parakeet eating apple core in our garden this morning. Previous visitor was a female. These birds have now been in the area for 2 weeks.

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A Spotted Flycatcher in the Galloway Close trees at 7am today. Flitting about and perching up, giving good views before
flying back across the Walkway into the dense school copse. This copse of trees is signed as a ''Nature Garden'' and
is shared by the 2 schools there. It is seriously overgrown.
No sign of the Parakeets despite a full circuit of the western hill and the near Rumworth hedges. Still it's something to be the only man left standing who has not seen them!





-- Edited by keith mills on Saturday 9th of August 2014 01:44:06 PM

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No luck again with the Parakeetdisbelief
Residents said it was jousting with corvids there yesterday.
A Sparrowhawk was soaring, just now, above Ladybridge hill.



-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 5th of August 2014 05:07:33 PM

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Today, 12.45 pm:
Ring -necked Parakeet present in same area as yesterday.

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This morning, 8am:

Ring necked Parakeet flitting between trees at Beaumont School and Galloway Close (100 yds from Beaumont road).

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Two Oystercatchers over the Walkway near my house at 6.40 this evening.
Calling and heading NE towards Bolton.

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8.55 today.
A Grey Heron low over our Grove and across to Middlebrook. No sight of the Buzzards recently.

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9.50am (now)
Buzzard soaring over Middlebrook Valley/Ladybridge , very close to our Grove. Vector Ravens Wood to Rumworth Lodge

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Just now, 5.10pm

Two Buzzards crossing the valley from Ravens Wood direction, then cruising over Ladybridge,
fairly close to my Back Garden...... A very raucous Black-headed Gull in attendance around them.

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8.55 this morning:
A Buzzard lowish over our back gardens and across the valley to Ravens Wood. My first sighting
since my last post 3 weeks ago.

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5.35pm today:

A Buzzard seen through kitchen window as I cooked.
Soaring over the golf course and moved up the valley passing( lowish) directly over my garden.

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Just now;
A Buzzard from my lounge window; same place as last post but heading SW.

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Late post for last Thursday 20th. March.
At 6.40 PM (dusk)
Buzzard flying north along the edge of the estate and the Golf course.
Heading towards Ravens Wood and seen through my Lounge window.

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Just now:
A Buzzard seen through my kitchen window. Low over adjacent property and then on across
the Middlebrook Valley to Ravens Wood.


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A Grey Heron low over my house this afternoon.

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This morn, a Jay feeding by the walkway.
A creature of habit as it was in the exact spot as my November post last year.

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A Sparrowhawk flew at lamp post height, up our Grove at 7.45 this morning

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Just now:
10 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 8 Magpies,all feeding from grass in front of the 10th green of Deane Golf Course;
(close to Armadale Road and our house)

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7 Redwing and 15 Goldfinch in the same Rimsdale Walk tree at 4.35 pm today.

-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 5th of February 2014 04:47:23 PM

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Rimsdale Walk: Ten Redwing taking berries at 9.45 this am.

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Just now.
The Rimsdale Walk tree: 2 Redwing and a Fieldfare checking the adjacent Cotoneaster berries.


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Just now, 70 Canada Geese very low over, near our house and then a U-turn back over, towards Rumworth.

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Two Mistle Thrush on the playing field at St. Bernard's this morning.
The adjacent berry trees at Rimsdale Walk still ladened.

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Today at 2pm:

c70 Lapwing crossing the Middlebrook Valley and over our Grove on Ladybrige. South

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A Jay on the front lawn of a bungalow on Armadale Road, as I was driving past this morning.

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This morning down the walkway near my house:

2 Jays together, flitting among garden trees and onto a roof.
Also c30 (resident) Starlings in their favourite White Poplar.

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7.50 this am:

13 Fieldfare (south) across the Middlebrook valley. Seen over, from the walkway that runs along the valley lip, by my house.



-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 30th of October 2013 06:49:12 PM

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Regularly over the last few days; a small number of Swallows feeding at very low level around the flats on Armadale
Road. Today they were alongside my vehicle as I drove past and often crossing in front of me at below bonnet height!
(Next to the flats is the copse and the flats are surrounded by lawn)

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At around 12am: 60+ chattering Jackdaws, low over, as I stood at a Bus stop on Armadale Road.

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Rob Smallwood wrote:

Now that must have been a shock!





Quite Rob, (I believe gobsmacked fits the bill)
Trust Ian to get it by return....
I presume that Ring-necked Parakeets started this way!

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Now that must have been a shock!

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Around 11am today:

Perched in next doors gutter.....
A Red-whiskered Bulbul confuse
Whistling well..ID thanks to IAN.



-- Edited by keith mills on Thursday 8th of August 2013 12:38:55 PM

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This evening for approx. 40 minutes:

15 to 20 Swifts feeding over and around mine and neighbouring gardens.
Mostly at rooftop height, and often in between trees.

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Large number of Gulls wheeling low over the centre in the evening sunshine, with some feeding off St. Bernard's
School Playing Field.
At 5.40pm ( today) I estimated c 120. Mainly Black-headed Gulls but at least 5 Common Gulls.

-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 2nd of April 2013 06:06:26 PM

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7 Fieldfare feeding on remnants of berries, Rimsdale Walk Cotoneaster, at 12.20 today

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A Grey Heron low over the bungalows opposite my house, early this morning.

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The well known tree at the bottom of Rimsdale Walk proved fruitful again this morning (11.20)

In the Tree:
Redwing..17
Fieldfare..1
Goldfinch..6
Blackbirds..4

On an adjacent roof ridge.. Mistle Thrush..1

Blue Tits..2 about.

The berries have nearly gone but the Redwing were dropping down to feed on the school playing field.

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At 5.10 this pm....30 Jackdaws circling, fairly high up, over the Golf Course near Arran Close.

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We had 15 of the fieldfare in our garden yesterday as we did our RSPB birdwatch and also a flock of 10 long tailed, what a fluke, first time we have had fieldfare all winter and also the largest number of longtailed.

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20 Fieldfare in our (Crossshill Walk) garden (am) and a puzzled looking Lapwing in the snow on St Bernard's primary school playing field.

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Around 10 am today:
14 Fieldfare feeding on berries at the Community Centre.
A Woodpigeon and a Goldfinch also present.
Snowing.

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-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 18th of January 2013 10:32:35 AM

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Winter Thrushes feeding by the Centre on the berries, at 1pm

''Flighty'' flock of 15, being a mixture of Redwing and Fieldfare.

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Birds gathering near the centre this afternoon:

Starlings.... c40
Goldfinch ....25
Redwing..9
Plenty of berries on the trees at end of Rimsdale Walk...

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7.35 this morning:
c80 Jackdaws flying at hedge height ,west, along the walkway at the top of our Grove.
Just missed me again!

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