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RE: Romiley


Originally posted today by Vicky Sumner:

A chiffchaff heard throughout the day at Harrytown Hall, Romiley

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First redwing (5) were in trees on Sunfield estate yesterday morning. Today, a chiffchaff is still hanging around with the tit flock.

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Late news from yesterday. A single spotted flycatcher using the old golf course practice ground area all the time I was trying to photograph a painted lady. Also tawny owl calling, 3 bullfinches and the usual buzzards over (2). Capped a fine day really.

-- Edited by Andy Bissitt on Monday 26th of August 2013 12:12:18 PM

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Big noisy feeding flock of blue, great, coal and long-tailed tits (lots of youngsters) in the trees around the path along the top of the golf course at lunchtime today. Stepped onto the dog-walkers' track in the scrubby field above to look from the 'outside' and found a lesser whitethroat, which was new to me for the area. That fed for a couple of minutes around a small sycamore subsequently occupied by several chiffchaffs following the flock and I think a willow warbler too, though didn't get a good view of that bird.

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2 swifts over my garden this morning meandering slowly S-E. Could be my last of the year round here I think.

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Well spotted Andy. You might even see me if you are lucky usually going past the Forum

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Whilst checking the cricket scores on T.V., spotted a sizable number of swifts in the distance (through the window, not on T.V.) with an obviously larger bird in their midst. Rushing upstairs to grab bins and then into the garden confirmed it was a Hobby. Even at quite a distance, I thought it had something in its talons as it streaked off very quickly towards Hazel Grove. There were a lot of swifts around tonight, presumably dodging the areas of rain to the west. The hobby must have been tracking them because they were not all the local breeding birds (too many).

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First 'migrant' back in the district today with a singing chiffchaff down by the Peak Forest canal where the rail lines to Manchester and Hyde cross (I call it the 'triangle'). This is a traditional site used every year I can recall.

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Common Buzzard over the railway station at 1535hrs.


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