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RE: Greenfield


a quick walk behind the sewage works this morning produced a large flock of tits mainly long tailed , 1 heron ,1 g,s,woodpecker , 2 flyover cormarant and 3 goldcrest very close but camera at home furious.giffurious.gif

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Actually, one of those Little Grebes did look a bit odd - another Pied-billed? biggrin.gif

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sorry steve we must do better cry.gifcry.gif

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Saturday 6.11.10 - early morning in post bonfire mist, almost freezing!

3 female Tufties on Royal George Lodge - scarce sighting these days.
Also one Little Grebe on the lodge and another across the road on the pond at Manns.

First post from this area in almost a month - have all the locals given up? smile.gif

Steve

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That's pretty good for Tanner's, Roger. I do the monthly wildfowl counts there and sometimes have recorded nothing at all cry.gifcry.gif

Steve

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15th Oct. 14.45 hrs-15.15 hrs.

Tanners Dam

2 Mallard.
1Grey Wagtail
1Jay

Slight improvement on Binn Green tramp round.

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Lovely weather for ducks cry.gifcry.gif

Best ever count of Mallards (104) at the Royal George/Manns WeBS site.
Also 100+ Canada Geese. Little Grebe back on site (maybe it stayed all summer?).

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Weds 11 Aug:

Buzzard flew over at 11am heading SW.

Just for a moment thought it was an Osprey....

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Sat & Sun mornings:

Gropper reeling in tussocky fields where last seen in May (see my comments in the atlas bit of the forum).

Great views on Saturday (no camera cry.gif). Only distant views on Sunday (with camera no.gif)

Steve

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greater spotted woodpecker and juvenile green woodpecker on greenfield cricket pitch 9.00 am this morning feeding then flew off togetherconfuse.gif
-- Edited by stuartherring on Tuesday 20th of July 2010 09:03:39 PM

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chiffchaffs & willow warblers all along freizland bridle path all singing ,3 long tailed tits ,2 active nests on heronry hard to see any more due to fresh leaf growth

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pair of siskins on nyjer,male bullfinch in tree above,willow warbler singing in afternoon two gardens upsmile.gifspring is heresmile.gif

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Sun 22/3/09

Now 8 occupied nests in Heronry.
Dipper taking oak leaves to line its nest.
2 singing Chiffchaffs.
Very noisy Green Woodpecker.
Half a dozen Lesser Redpoll.

No Waxwing though! Good morning's stroll anyway.

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19-MARCH 09 Station house greenfied 1 waxwing very briefly at 11 am flew east.1st saddleworth waxwing for me after many years of looking

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Saturday Royal George
Kingfisher F
Grey wagtail 2
Goosander m
Dipper 2

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had a pair of siskins on nyjer this morning along with 2 redpolls and a goldie first ones for some time not like year 2005/2006 winter when there were a maximum of 13 on the feeders and more in the trees waiting there turn ,still no bramblings it would apear the station house has the monopoly on thosecry.gif

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At least 9 Brambling in trees by the old station house yesterday (Sun) morning, partially made up for complete absence of Dippers which I was looking for.

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Running Hill Lane 1400

2 Little Owl
Green Woodpecker smile.gif Oldham tick

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Minimum of 6 occupied nests in the heronry yesterday.

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had a quick walk up behind the old station house this morning very productive 2 treecreepers,3 bullfinches,2 redpolls,long tail tits, greater spotted woodpecker various other finches and a possible brambling but not 100% certain over on the heronry 4 herons all at the riverside and a cormarant in the trees

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had a quick walk round the back of the royal george this morning not much about usual tits in the tree,s a nice song thrush close up and a stunning kingfisher on the george

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stuartherring wrote:

i live in greenfield and get plenty of finches on my feeders redpoll,siskins,greenies,goldies,chaffinch and the odd bullfinch but have never seen any bramblings i will have to keep my eye out






Best place for Bramblings in Greenfield is the place mentioned by John Spalding: the garden of the old station house at the top of the hill on the path between the bowling green and the bend in the river near the heronry. They can also be seen occasionally by the canal under the trees opposite the new Kingfisher pub.

Best bet by far though is Chew Piece plantation (or the Tree for Life garden) at Dovestones.

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Haven't checked the heronry properly yet this year (too busy watching Dippers!) but they are usually building/renovating nests by now. It was very quiet there yesterday morning - but the temperature was -6!

cheers, Steve

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has any one seen any activity on the heronry at the sewage works recently


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i live in greenfield and get plenty of finches on my feeders redpoll,siskins,greenies,goldies,chaffinch and the odd bullfinch but have never seen any bramblings i will have to keep my eye out

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A walk around Greenfield this morning produced three brambling, two reed bunting, a flock of about twenty redpoll plus the usual finches around the feeders above the bowling green. There were good numbers of meadow pipits and pied wagtails on the sewage pits. Also had kingfisher, lapwing and cormorant in the valley.

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Glad someone else has seen the Brambling near the sewage works - I've noted one or two most years and actually noted a pair displaying last April (they must pair up before migrating north).

Good to see you on the forum John - have heard about you from Kath Butterworth - might bump into you sometime on our shared "patch"

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A walk around Greenfield sewage works this morning. Five goosander and a dipper on the river. A mixed flock around the feeders above the bowling green included a couple of bullfinch, a few redpoll and a nice male brambling. A walk in the afternoon to Dovestones produced plenty of fieldfare and redwing, a stonechat and a green woodpecker.

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