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RE: Moss Bank Park, Bolton


Peregrine Falcon on usual ledge this morning, 9.15- 9.30am.
Mandarin Duck still on same pond.



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A Peregrine was sitting on a ledge near the top of the large chimney on Barrow Bridge Road this morning.

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8.30am to 9.50am

1 Cormorant flying over
19 Canada Geese
36 Mallards
1m Mandarin
1 Muscovy
2 pairs of Goosanders on Barrow Bridge Road lodge
4 Moorhens
5 Black-headed Gulls
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull flying over
1 Peregrine on the chimney. Not there on my first visit, seen at 11.40am as I passed on my way home.
1 Dipper on Dean Brook, below Forest Road
1 Feral Pigeon
32 Woodpigeons
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
1 Wren
4 Dunnocks
10 Robins
11 Blackbirds
3 Redwings
2 Song Thrushes
2 Mistle Thrushes
4 Long-tailed Tits
2 Coal Tits
6 Blue Tits
6 Great Tits
5 Nuthatches
22 Magpies
6 Carrion Crows
30+ Jackdaws
15 Starlings
8 Chaffinches
12 Greenfinches
12 Goldfinches
10+ Siskins in the woodland behind the rock garden, and up to 20 seen from the path between the park and Doffcocker Lodge
2 Bullfinches


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8.35am to 9.45am

2 Grey Herons
20 Canada Geese
34 Mallards
1 Muscovy
1m Mandarin
6 Moorhens
22 Black-headed Gulls
1 Peregrine on the chimney
13 Feral Pigeons
21 Woodpigeons
3 Collared Doves
3 Dunnocks
4 Robins
8 Blackbirds
2 Mistle Thrushes
Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits, & Great Tits
4 Nuthatches
1 Jay
7 Magpies
4 Jackdaws
4 Carrion Crows
7 Starlings
4 Chaffinches
10+ Greenfinches
30+ Goldfinches
20+ Siskins
1 Bullfinch


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10.40am to 11.45am
One Dipper on Dean Brook below Moss Bank Way on my way to the park

15 Canada Geese
38 Mallards
1 male Mandarin
1 Muscovy
3 Moorhens
29 Black-headed Gulls
20+ Feral Pigeons
21 Woodpigeons
1 Wren
5 Robins
4 Blackbirds
Blue Tits & Great Tits
1 Nuthatch
13 Magpies
2 Jackdaws
2 Carrion Crows
2 Starlings
3 Chaffinches
1 Greenfinch
8 Goldfinches
2 Bullfinches


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This morning's dog walk.

Car park Pond still mainly ice free and busy:

Mandarin Duck (Drake)..1
Muscovy Duck..1
Mallards ..at least 47
Canada Geese..2
Black-headed Gulls..5
Moorhens ..2

Redwing..6
Great Tits..3
Feral Pigeon..35 plus
Woodpigeon..6

Yesterday there were 2 noisy skeins of Canada Geese (13 and 11) Low over the Park,
but I've not seen the Peregrine this year.




-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 25th of January 2013 02:18:33 PM

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11.05am to 12.20pm.

8 Canada Geese
45 Mallards
1 Muscovy
1 drake Mandarin, now on the car park pond
3m + 1f Goosanders on the lodge by Barrow Bridge Road
3 Moorhens
8 Lapwings flew over as I passed again early afternoon
12 Black-headed Gulls
9 Feral Pigeons
13 Woodpigeons
6 Robins
4 Blackbirds
2 Song Thrushes
Blue Tits & Great Tits
2 Nuthatches
2 Dippers on Dean Brook between Forest Road & Smithills Dean Road
8 Magpies
8 Jackdaws
5 Carrion Crows
5 Chaffinches
2 Greenfinches
15 Goldfinches
2 Bullfinches



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Hardly anything walking through Barrow Bridge from the moors, but the park seemed lively so I did a thorough search from 12.10 to 13.05.

3 Canada Geese
23 Mallards
1 Muscovy
1 drake Mandarin on the lodge by Barrow Bridge Road. Presumably the wandering bird I have seen for a few years in various places.
6 Moorhens
19 Black-headed Gulls
24 Feral Pigeons
13 Woodpigeons
1 Wren
8 Robins
6 Blackbirds
3 Redwings
1 Song Thrush
1 Mistle Thrush
1 flock of Long-tailed Tits
2 Coal Tits
Numerous Blue Tits & Great Tits
2 Nuthatches
3 Magpies
5 Jackdaws
2 Carrion Crows
3 Chaffinches
Flock of 30+ Greenfinches around Animal World
13 Goldfinches mixing with the Greenfinches
4 Bullfinches


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Flock of about 60 Jackdaws over at 9.40 am today. Flying East.
Check of the Car Park Lodge produced : 14 Mallards, 3 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Moorhen.

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With dog from 9 this am.
Black-headed Gulls ...60 plus. On grass and standing water.
Canada Geese ...5
Goldfinch ...a charm of c20
Usual stuff on the ponds.


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Flock of redwings and a blackbird busily turning leaf piles over also 3 nuthatch in the trees.
tuesday afternoon.

-- Edited by Jim lilley on Wednesday 19th of December 2012 12:09:33 PM

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8.40 to 9.20 am today:

Peregrine on usual ledge in the sunshine. Flew off for a few minutes to get breakfast!
Not much else around the park this morning.
Pity to see the small ''nature reserve'' is now locked up like the Rock Garden.

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40 minutes with the dog this am.
Fine and sunny but with a rainbow towards Scout Road.
Birdwise very quiet:

Nuthatch..1
Blue Tit ...1
Robins...4
Blackbird...1
Carrion Crow..2
Jackdaws...8
Feral Pigeon...8
Magpies...8
Mallards...25 minimum
Muscovy Duck....1
Black-headed Gulls...2

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30 minutes, with my dog this am.

Goldfinch..18
Chaffinch..2
Greenfinch..1
Great Tits...3
Nuthatch..3
Feral Pigeons c46
Magpies
No sign of Peregrine.



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10am to 10.55am. Park + nearby lodges.

1 Grey Heron
2 Canada Geese
24 Mallards
1 Muscovy
4 Moorhens
3 Black-headed Gulls
30 Feral Pigeons
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
1 Pied Wagtail
1 Wren
4 Robins
6 Blackbirds
2 Mistle Thrushes
1 Goldcrest
Large flock of mixed tits
3 Nuthatches
7 Magpies
3 Jackdaws
5 Carrion Crows
8 Chaffinches
2 Greenfinches
12 Goldfinches
1 Bullfinch


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10.10am to 10.50am. Hardly anything about around the park, or passing over.

2 Canada Geese
21 Mallards
1 Muscovy
3 Moorhens
1 Black-headed Gull
1 Feral Pigeon
1 Dunnock
3 Robins
3 Blackbirds
Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits, & Great Tits
1 Nuthatch
4 Magpies
2 Jackdaws
3 Chaffinches


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10.40am to 11.25am. Second visit in a week due to being "blackmailed" into going to nearby Asda. I took early retirement to check wildlife, not to go shopping, unless it is for wild bird food of course. Checked the lodge behind the bank there seeing only Mallards, a Moorhen, and Black-headed Gulls.

Park and nearby lodges :-
1 Grey Heron
5 Canada Geese (4 on Forest Road lodge + one on park.
14 Mallards
1 Muscovy
2 Moorhens
6 Feral Pigeons
1 Pied Wagtail
4 Wrens
1 Dunnock
13 Robins
5 Blackbirds
Blue Tits & Great Tits
3 Nuthatches
5 Magpies
5 Carrion Crows
13 Jackdaws
2 Chaffinches
5 Greenfinches
10+ Goldfinches


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This morning's dog walk, but the Peregrine on the usual ledge but facing NE.
Gaggle of Canada Geese on the Park down to 5.
Single figure numbers of Carrion Crow, Feral Pigeon and c 12 Magpies.
5 Blackbirds and a Robin came into view.

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10.25am to 11.15am

2 Canada Geese on Forest Road lodge
24 Mallards
1 Muscovy
4 Moorhens
4 Black-headed Gulls
1 Peregrine on the chimney ledge
4 Feral Pigeons on the top of the chimney
6 Woodpigeons
2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
1 Meadow Pipit
1 Wren
2 Dunnocks
6 Robins
7 Blackbirds
2 Mistle Thrushes
Blue Tits & Great Tits
2 Nuthatches
3 Jays
3 Magpies
4 Carrion Crows
1 Jackdaw
7 Chaffinches
2 Greenfinches
20+ Goldfinches



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10.20am to 11.10am. Park + nearby lodges.

5 Canada Geese on Forest Road lodge
25 Mallards
1 Muscovy
4 Moorhens
1 Woodpigeon
1 Pied Wagtail
3 Wrens
1 Dunnock
14 Robins, still finding lots of them everywhere
4 Blackbirds
2 Mistle Thrushes
Flock of Long-tailed Tits with Blue Tits & Great Tits
1 Jay
6 Magpies
3 Carrion Crows
1 Jackdaw
5 Starlings
6 Chaffinches
6 Greenfinches



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Peregrine on the Big Chimney at 9.10 am.
perched on usual ledge.

A Gaggle of 7 Canada Geese in the park.

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Arriving today in the car park, for the morning dog walk, to be met by a Treecreeper.
Climbing the nearest tree to my vehicle,3 or 4 yards away, and then called from the top of the next tree.
My first in this Park

-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 9th of March 2012 09:43:27 AM

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After an afternoon of not seeing very much around the Horwich and Anglezarke Moors areas, it was nice to see the Peregrine high up on the ledge around the chimney on the way home. Luckily I had my scope with me and although the light was starting to go, I got some good views of this Boltonian townie, which I'm calling Dibnah from now on.

-- Edited by Martyn Jones on Wednesday 15th of February 2012 06:42:05 PM

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This Morning's dog walk :

Peregrine Falcon ( a creature of habit) on the Big Chimney taking the sun at 9.40am.
Mistle Thrush...1
Bullfinch...small flock...4 or 5
Nuthatch several calling ...1 seen
Common Tits and Finch

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Peregine sat on the stone ledge of the ''Big Chimney'' around 3pm this afternoon .
Moved round the ledge to face the Sun. Also did a fly about and returned.

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6 Mistle Thrushes .............First this year for me.
1 Jay
Lots of Blue Tits
Quite A few Great Tits
Small flock of LT tits
6 Greenfinch
1 Chaffinch
Together on the Grass : 35 magpies
Several Carrion Crows, Woodpigeons, Robins.
c15 Mallard on the pond behind the railings.

Peregine not present on the Big Chimney.



-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 9th of February 2011 05:49:21 PM

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