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RE: Rowarth and Surrounds


sat - 4/11/17

100+ noisy Pink feet skein  - heading over Shiloh road towards Kinder at dusk

40+ Fieldfare flock

Raven 2

Snipe calling in fields near Little Mill inn - not seen

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Nice walk up to lantern pike produced treecreeper, 3 kestrel, small flock of linnet, raven, 2 buzzard, bullfinches, blackbirds, thrushes, numerous redwing

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1st Oct

10 Swallows and a Snipe overhead at 6pm near Shiloh road

Andy

 



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3 Spotted Flycatcher feeding from telegraph wires in fields near the Little Mill pub - tues evening (23rd Aug).

 

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Final BTO survey completed this morning in this lovely area from 5.20-9.45

At least 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, up to 7 Curlew (minimum 3), 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 7 Meadow Pipit, Common Whitethroat, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch, 3 Blackcap, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 12 House Martin, many Swallow and Swift, 6 Linnet, 4 Stock Dove, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker.



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Completed first survey from 5.20-9.30 this morning. Highlights :

6+ Curlew, Green Woodpecker, 2 Lapwing( just outside tetrad), 6 Skylark, Treecreeper, 4 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, 6 Blackcap, Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 12 Willow Warbler, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 17 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 5 Swift, 7 Lesser Black Backed Gull, Reed Bunting, Grey Wagtail. 



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This mornings highlights from 9-12:

5 Curlew, Mandarin with young, Whitethroat, Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 20+ Willow Warbler, Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting, 6 Skylark, House Martin, 15 Swallow. 



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Another walk around the area this morning. Highlights were Common Swift, 6 Curlew, 7 Lapwing, Common Whitethroat, 6 Skylark, 6 Wheatear and Common Buzzard. 



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Did a quick tour of an area I'm unfamiliar with today from 1.30-3.15 in preparation for my BTO upland wader survey. 

8 Curlew around fields leading up from Little Mill pub, 4 Lapwing, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel and 2 Chiffchaff were the highlights. Looking forward to exploring the wider area in due course. 



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30th march

1 Swallow flew over towards Chisworth 19.00hrs

50+ Fieldfare feeding in muddy field near Childrens Inn.

4 Curlew near Shiloh road.

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18 Fieldfare in fields near the Little Mill tonight... all puzzled why it was so warm maybe?

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One male Sparrowhawk hunting low (at dusk) over a sedge grass field and dropping into the grass, ostensibly for Snipe. These birds were flushed but chased unsuccessfully.
At least 25 birds were flushed and they all fled to neighbouring fields.

Andy

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signs of spring - 1 male blackcap,6 willow warblers,1 chiffchaff.

residents included reed bunting,goldcrest,great spotted woodpecker,buzzard,kestrel and a tawny owl calling in the morning sun at 9.45am

winter visitors still around were a flock of 20+ fieldfare.

andy

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17 curlew feeding in fields adjacent to shiloh/gunn road on saturday evening (30th march).

andy

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sunday - 8th July
Green woodpecker and a small party of redpolls in and around small conifer plantation above bridleway which connects aspenshaw and rowarth village.

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Red Kite over Chisworth just amazing. Phil.

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Pied flycatcher nesting in my neighbours garden in Charlesworth Phil

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Fri 19th am

On the hills behind the village

3 Red Grouse flying close in front of us

1 Curlew flying in front close




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Golden plover flock comprised over 90 individuals on saturday (17th March).
(in muddy field off bridleway leading to new mills golf club).
There were at least 16 lapwing displaying in neighbouring fields.
One curlew and a skylark amongst the golden plover.

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two weasels were near the moorfield arms fighting in grassy field,one of the fighting pair fled off down shiloh road heading towards bogguard road.
curlew calling near rowarth and 9 meadow pipit flying over fields on shiloh road.

the flock of golden plover (50+) were still in the muddy field near bogguard road with the lapwing flock and a single curlew on saturday (10th march)

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Watched a female Wheatear at very close quarters near the Moorfield Pub on Bank Holiday Monday, stunning little bird

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Female Wheatear on bridleway to Mellor cross on sunday evening (4th September).
Made the most of one of my favourite birds with the bins as it could be the last one i see until next march!

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Charles Coutts wrote:

Dipper next to Little Mill pub.





i wonder how many more dippers can be watched while you're having a pint and a good feed in a pub garden.

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went for a walk yesterday evening over Coombes Edge in between Rowarth and Charlesworth.

7 Golden Plovers (in the field right behind Coombes Edge)

Also Lapwings, Skylarks, Meadow Pipits, Grey Wagtails

Rob

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Dipper next to Little Mill pub.
4 Pheasants in differant fields.
Flying over Gunn Rd,Curlew,landing in field.
1 solitary Lapwing

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Greetings from Brownley Green .



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Lapwings in the Usual field on the left as you turn for the Little Mill Inn. Skylarks in this and the field opposite, plus Curlew flying over and landing. Probably flew over GM part of Mellor.

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Nice walk this morning. Loads of Lapwings, two Curlew on the ground, and 4 or so flying at various places over the hills and Lantern Pike
Meadow Pipits, Linnets,Chaffinch

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