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Dukinfield, Ashton, Stalybridge


Good weather today made walking to/from Stalybridge Station more enjoyable than recent times

A pair of Goosander were on the canal by Tesco this morning.

This evening two Dippers on the Tame downstream from Melbourne St bridge. Whilst upstream near Corporation St were two Grey Wagtail and some Long Tailed Tits



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Thursday 22nd February 2018, 10.00 - 11.30am

Pennine Bridleway, Carrbrook to Millbrook.

Still exactly 26 Lapwing in the fields below the Bridleway
1 Skylark
20 Fieldfare - no Redwing seen today.
9 Dunnock, 7 singing males
3 Song Thrush
2 Mistle Thrush
2 Lesser Redpoll
1 Chaffinch singing
1 Greenfinch singing
4 Goldfinch
7 Red Grouse
10 Pheasant
20+ Starlings

On a pleasant spring morning

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Wednesday 21st February 2018, 5.30 - 6.30pm

Shireclough, Carrbrook.

Kestrel perched on a telegraph pole, just before dusk
3 male Tawny Owls hooting, one at Shireclough Farm, the other two from Cowbury Dale.
Lapwing calling from the fields below the Bridleway.

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Tuesday 20th February 2018, 9.00 - 11.00am

Harrop Edge, Stalybridge.

2 Buzzards, in the same tree.
4 Skylark, calling from the rough grass around Paddock Farm
12 Fieldfare
6 Chaffinch (4 singing)
1 Greenfinch singing
1 Lesser Redpoll over
4 Goldfinch
Several Dunnock singing
100+ Black-headed Gulls in the fields
2 Raven being mobbed by Carrion Crows

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Monday 19th February 2018.

Bayley Street, Stalybridge, 2.30pm.

Pair of Dipper on the River Tame between Bayley Street and Tame Street bridges.

Gas Street, Ashton (back of Boots), 4.00pm.

A flock of c 20 House Sparrows around the hedging of the car park
1 Dunnock singing
1 Pied Wagtail

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15:00 Buzzard circling over River Tame at junction of Sandy Lane / Park Rd

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Steve Suttill wrote:



Always good to see challenging vocabulary on the forum smile ....
...and always good to see Peewits!



Thanks Steve. Use it or lose it, as they say smile

Any literary expression from this morning would relate to fog, mist, drizzle, and grime, so I won't bore you with it.

Printworks Road Pond, just visible, held the following:

4 Coot, again moving around as two pairs
1 Little Grebe, moving around the pond today. Normally it skulks around in one area.
6 Mallard
10 Canada Geese
Couple of Mistle Thrush singing around the area

Also, a pair of Goosander on the canal at Grove Road


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A Vanelline deceit ushered in springtime in Stalybridge this morning, despite the icy rain blowing up the hill, with 26 Lapwing moving around the fields below the Bridleway.



Always good to see challenging vocabulary on the forum smile ....
...and always good to see Peewits!

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Saturday 17th February 2018, 9.30 - 11.00am.

Pennine Bridleway, Carrbrook to Millbrook.

A Vanelline deceit ushered in springtime in Stalybridge this morning, despite the icy rain blowing up the hill, with 26 Lapwing moving around the fields below the Bridleway. The target species for the morning, and four days earlier than my first record of 2017, although I don't visit this area every day. Despite the weather, a fantastic sight and sound biggrin

Again, the old beet fields held good numbers of winter thrushes, as well as other species as follows:

70 Fieldfare
40 Redwing
30 Goldfinch
11 Starlings
44 Pheasants
10 Chaffinch (2 singing)

Elsewhere:

6 Mistle Thrush (2 singing)
1 Song Thrush singing
8 Blackbirds
7 Dunnock (4 singing)
2 singing Greenfinch
2 Ravens
1 Buzzard
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Jay
2 Red Grouse

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Thursday 15th February 2018, mid-morning.

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

1 Cormorant over, downriver.
4 Coot, looking like two pairs
10 Canada, as five pairs
6 Mallard
1 Moorhen
Nuthatch in the trees
Coal Tit and Great Tits singing

Pair of Dipper (unringed), on the River Tame, downstream from Grove Road.

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Sunday 11th February 2018, 9.30 - 11.00am.

Pennine Bridleway, Carrbrook.

Much the same mix of species as last week.

A mixed flock of winter thrushes in the old beet field, almost impossible to count accurately on the bare earth littered with beet fragments. My best estimate would be 70 Redwing and 15 Fieldfare.
5 Mistle Thrush
4 Chaffinch
4 Goldfinch
2 singing Greenfinch
2 singing Dunnock
13 Starling
13 Pheasant
1 Buzzard

Printworks Road Pond, 2.00pm

4 Goosander swimming as two pairs
1 Little Grebe
3 Coot
4 Canada Geese
6 Mallard
1 Cormorant on the pylon
Nuthatches calling in the surrounding trees

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Dipper on the Tame in Stalybridge centre .



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Sunday 4th February 2018, 10.30am - noon.

Pennine Bridleway, Carrbrook to Brushes.

Two flocks of winter thrushes. Approximately 20 Redwing and 5 Fieldfare in the beet field at Shireclough, and approximately 70 Fieldfare with around 25 Redwing in the fields towards Millbrook.
5 Mistle Thrush (one singing)
1 Buzzard feeding amongst molehills
4 Chaffinch
10 Goldfinch
1 singing Greenfinch
2 singing Dunnock
4 Long-tailed Tits
1 Coal Tit
5 House Sparrows
8 Pheasant
2 Red Grouse

1 redhead Goosander on Carrbrook Pond

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Thursday 1st February, 2018. 13.00 hrs.

Female Sparrowhawk flew over/across Matley Lane .. at back of Waggon & Horses, Mottram Road, Stalybridge.

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Thursday 1st February, 2018, 11.00am

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod.

1 Little Grebe
4 Moorhen
2 Coot
2 Canada Geese
8 Mallard

Quite lively in the surrounding vegetation, including at least two Nuthatch

An hour an a half earlier around Harrop Edge yielded very little. The fields were still covered with last night's snow:

1 very vocal Buzzard
6 Fieldfares moving around
2 Raven

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Monday 29th January 2018, 11.00 hrs.

Printworks Road, Heyrod. Stalybridge.

Goosander. 2M 1F.
Coot. 1.

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Dunnock, Wren, Robin and Song Thrush all singing around Crescent Road in Dukinfield before first light this morning.

Four Rook present around Ashton bus station this morning

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Sunday 28th January 2018, 11.00am - noon.

Pennine Bridleway, Shireclough, Carrbrook

This area is often a good bet for winter thrushes at this time of year.

c 40 Redwing around the old beet field
10 Fieldfare
3 Mistle Thrush; 2 harassing the Redwing, a third doing a little singing.
10 Goldfinch
1 Chaffinch
4 Starling
12 Pheasants
1 Red Grouse
A flock of approximately 80 Woodpigeon over towards Brushes
12 Long-tailed Tits

Carrbrook Pond

1 redhead Goosander
1 Moorhen
25 Mallard
13 Canada Geese
Plus several hybrid "farm" ducks



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On grass near Ashton town centre tram stop this morning

c20 House Sparrow, the most I have seen here at once
c38 Starling

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Thursday 25th January 2018, 11.00am

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

1 Little Grebe
1 drake Mandarin
3 Coot
2 Moorhen
6 Canada Geese
12 Mallard
2 Mistle Thrush, singing
3 Nuthatch
1 Bullfinch
1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Cormorant on the pylon

On Tuesday, 3 Goosander were present (2 males)

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Flock of about 150 Jackdaw roosting in a single tree in Armentieres square in Stalybridge at 07.30 this morning. 



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Monday 22nd Jan. 14.00 hrs.

Printworks Rd. Heyrod. Stalybridge.

Goosander. M+F then another M+F flew in.
Cormorant. 4 up on the pylon.
Canada Goose. 7.
Mallard. 4.
Coot. 1.

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Sunday 21st January 2018

Pair of Tawny Owls hooting and calling from Grove Road woods, Millbrook, at 8.15pm. Also heard last evening at 7.00pm.

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Friday 5th January, 2018, 15.00 hrs

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

4 Goosander (2M 2F seemed paired up).
7 Mallard all drakes.
Heron.

Roger.



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Thursday 4th January, 2018, 11.40am

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

4 Goosander on the pond (2 redheads)
12 Mallard
5 Cormorant on the pylons
2 Nuthatch

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Monday 1st January 2018, 9.30 - 11.30am.

Pennine Bridleway, from Carrbrook to Brushes, in dry, bright conditions.

1 Buzzard
1 female Sparrowhawk, having a dig at a flock of Redwing, feeding in a recently turned field of fodder beet
60+ Redwing in the one field, with a few Mistle Thrush, Fieldfare, and Blackbirds mixed in
10 Starlings in the same field, which also contained 25 Pheasants.
16 Fieldfare were feeding together at Millbrook
8 Mistle Thrush
2 Jay at Shireclough
2 Red Grouse
2 Pied Wagtails
10 Goldfinch
10 House Sparrows at Shireclough
5 Great Tits


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Around the Dukinfield/Ashton border this morning

Dipper on Tame along Coopers Ride
4 Grey Heron on roof of Tulip Foods building, 1 on Tame and a further 2 flew over towards the canal
3 Common Gulls among the Black-headed Gulls
Goldcrest among a small mixed tit flock
Cormorant over


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Weds 27th Dec. Stalybridge.

Male Sparrowhawk spiralling over Bower Fold at 14.00 hrs in the sunshine.

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Dipper on the Tame just on the Dukinfield/Ashton border late morning today.

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Saturday 23rd December 2017, 11.00am

Printworks Road, Heyrod

6 Goosander (4 males, 2 females), on the pond
5 Cormorant on the pylons
1 Mistle Thrush in full song
1 Kestrel hunting from a pylon
Nuthatch calling

A male Bullfinch was an unusual visitor to the garden, at Huddersfield Road, earlier. First time for three years.

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Sunday 17th December 2017, 8.30 - 10.30am

Harrop Edge, Stalybridge. A dry start, then rain and driving sleet, as the morning progressed.

In the fields between Harrop Edge Road and Matley.

c35 Fieldfare
c10 Redwing
11 Rook
10 Carrion Crows
c60 Jackdaw
4 Red-legged Partridge

At the Paddock Farm side.

1 Buzzard
1 Mistle Thrush
6 Redwing over
7 Chaffinch over
6 Bullfinch
45 Black-headed Gulls in the fields towards Mottram
No Canada Geese today




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Saturday 16th December 2017, 2.30pm

Printworks Road, Heyrod, the pond still frozen over.

3 Cormorant on one pylon



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Thursday 7th December 2017, 1.30pm

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod.

9 Goosander (5 male)
1 Little Grebe, feeding continuously
1 Coot
3 Cormorant on a pylon

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Tuesday 5th December 2017, 1.15pm

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod.

An influx of Canada Geese seemed to deter the Goosander, with a zero count for the first time in weeks.
25 Canada Geese
2 Mallard
1 Moorhen

9 Cormorant on one pylon

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Sunday 3rd December 2017, 9.45 - 11.15am

Harrop Edge, mainly around Paddock Farm

1 female Stonechat
1 Buzzard, feeding in the fields
9 Fieldfare; 8 over together, and a single having a dispute with a Mistle Thrush over holly berries
1 solitary Redwing in a berry-less Hawthorn
2 Mistle Thrush
10+ Blackbirds
1 Jay
2 Rook at the Harrop Edge Road side
3 Pied Wagtails
70 Canada Geese feeding in the fields towards the A57
45 Black-headed Gulls in the same fields

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod, 11.30am.

6 Goosander (2 males)
2 Moorhen
2 Mallard
6 Cormorant on the pylons



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Tuesday 28th November 2017 14.30 hrs

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

7 Goosander (3 males 4 redheads)
4 Mallard.
1 Heron.

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Tuesday 28th November 2017, 1.15pm

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

6 Goosander on the pond (3 males)
5 Cormorant on the pylons
Mistle Thrush
Nuthatch
Flock of Bullfinch

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Sunday 26th November 2017, 9.30 - 11.30am.

Harrop Edge, Stalybridge

1 female Stonechat. I did see another bird around fifteen minutes later, about 150 yards further on, but I could see no plumage, as the sun was directly behind it, and it was at a distance, so I couldn't discount it being the same bird relocated.
4 Mistle Thrush
c12 Redwing
A flock of c50 Starlings were moving around the fields
8 Bullfinch together
4 Goldfinch
At least one Raven
1 Sparrowhawk, being harassed by the Raven
1 Kestrel
1 Grey Heron
1 Pied Wagtail
2 Jay

Printworks Road, Heyrod, 11.45am

7 Goosander (2 males), on the pond
2 Cormorant on the pylon (yesterday, 6 were present)

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Thursday 23rd November 2017, 10.30am - 12.00pm

Pennine Bridleway between Carrbrook and Brushes. Very windy and quiet.

1 Kestrel
1 Buzzard, feeding in the fields
1 Mistle Thrush
12 House Sparrows
Great and Blue Tits, and Dunnock, around the cottages
1 Red Grouse
1 Starling

Carrbrook Pond

1 redhead Goosander
2 Moorhen
10 Canada Geese
20+ Mallard, plus assorted farm ducks

Printworks Road, Heyrod

8 Goosander (4 male, 4 redhead) on the pond
6 Cormorant on the pylons
1 Buzzard over



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Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 1.15pm


Printworks Road, Heyrod.

10 Cormorant arranged on two pylons overlooking the river
7 Goosander on the pond (4 male, 3 redhead). My highest count of the autumn.

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Tuesday 21st November 2017, 1.15pm

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

1 redhead Goosander
5 Mallard
5 Cormorant on a pylon overlooking the river

Yesterday lunchtime, two drake Goosander were on the pond

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Tuesday 14th November 2017. 13.00 hrs

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

1 Goosander. The moulting young male.

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Monday 13th November 2017, 1.15pm

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod.

4 Goosander. 2 males, one redhead, and one immature male moulting into adult plumage.

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Sunday 12th November 2017, 1.15pm

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod.

2 redhead Goosander. Either one or two redheads present on most visits over the past week.
1 Grey Heron
1 Moorhen
5 Mallard

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Sunday 12th November 2017, 9.30 - 11.00am

Harrop Edge, mainly around Paddock Farm. Very quiet, compared to last week.

1 female Stonechat
1 Fieldfare
4 Redwing
1 Mistle Thrush
4 Goldfinch
2 Bullfinch
1 Raven
1 Rook
1 Kestrel
1 Grey Heron
60 Canada Geese in the fields


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Peregrine Falcon with prey over Ashton at 07.10 this morning. 



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Monday 6th November 2017, 1.10pm

Printworks Road Pond.

1 drake Mandarin with 7 Mallard

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Sunday 5th November, 8.30 - 11.30am

Harrop Edge, around Paddock Farm, and the woods at Lower Roe Cross.

1 pair of Stonechat around Paddock Farm
20+ Redwing feeding on holly, in the almost complete absence of any other berries locally
At least one Fieldfare mixed in
6 Mistle Thrush
1 Song Thrush
c 20 Blackbirds
1 Goldcrest
Flock of 6 Bullfinch
6 Chaffinch
1 Buzzard
2 Kestrel
1 Raven
2 Pied Wagtails
4 House Sparrows
A flock of c80 Starlings feeding in the fields around Paddock Farm
c 200 Canada Geese in the fields towards Hyde Road, Mottram
At least 3 Rook feeding behind Cheetham Fold Farm, with Jackdaws and Carrion Crows

Attempted to count Magpies - 74
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In the woods at Lower Roe Cross

1 male Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Nuthatch
Small mixed feeding flock, with several Goldcrest and Coal Tits

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Saturday 4th November 2017

Printworks Road, Heyrod, 10.30am

2 Coot were the only sign of life on the pond
5 Cormorant were perched together on a pylon
1 female Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Nuthatch
Couple of Mistle Thrush, and lots of Blackbirds

Huddersfield Road

As I was leaving the house, at 8.00am, a Sparrowhawk overhead was being noisily mobbed by two Black-headed Gulls

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Tuesday 31st October 2017, 1.15pm.

Printworks Road Pond, Heyrod.

1 drake Goosander
2 Coot

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