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Post Info TOPIC: Arnfield - Hollingworth - Surrounds


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Arnfield - Hollingworth - Surrounds


Arnfield Farm to Arnfield Moor 18.30-20.00

Woodcock, 5+ Curlew, 4 Red Grouse, Common Snipe, 2 Red Legged Partridge, female Sparrowhawk on a fresh Mistle Thrush kill, Grey Wagtail, 4 Swallow, Willow Warbler, 5 Meadow Pipit, Goldcrest 



-- Edited by Chris Harper on Tuesday 1st of May 2018 01:04:42 PM

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Hi,

I spotted 5 Ring Ouzels on the moor just above Arnfield reservoir. Around a rocky outcrop in the hillside on the public footpath. Arrived about 2 days ago. They were not there on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Rob


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Quick look in whilst delivering in Hollingworth.

2 Black-headed Gulls having an icy cold splash in the centre of the res and 1 flying round above them, that was it, no other birds present!

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Called in briefly today early pm whilst delivering in Hollingworth.

Not a single bird seen either on the Res or flying over no

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Quick visit after Hobson Moor.

Disappointing as the only birds there that I saw were 3 Teal out on the reservoir, a single Woodpigeon and a Pied Wagtail over.

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5 minute break approx 2.30 pm whilst on delivery in Hollingworth.

Very quiet, of note:
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Jackdaw
1 Grey Heron over
4 Swallows
...and seemingly very active fish, showing a lot of dorsal fins and doing partial jumps due to the high level of surface landing and low flying insects.

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Had a walk around Arnfield reservoir, Swallow's wood and woods and moors to the west and north today, from 11:00 until 14:30.

Stunning day with loads of birds about, highlights being 3 ring ouzel feeding together around a small gorse patch, several redpoll displaying around the northern edge of the reservoir. Also willow warblers, blackcaps and wheatears seemingly everywhere, plus a single chiff chaff and several swallows.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 22nd of April 2011 06:06:40 PM

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12:30 - 15:00 sunny clear 1c

c30 Fieldfare in fields above Arnfield
3 Coots on Res
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker m
4 Great tit in Swallow Wood
2 Blue tit
1 Robin
1 Dunnock
c50 Redwing on Cow Lane
4 Crow Hobson Moor Road

Bob


-- Edited by Bob Barratt on Saturday 29th of January 2011 07:34:24 PM

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