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Post Info TOPIC: ASTLEY GREEN


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RE: ASTLEY GREEN


Swallow perched on wires in the village this am,3 weeks later than its earliest date!!

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Approx 250 Fieldfare at top of village this am(largest flock I've seen locally this winter)

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At least 3 singing Chiffchaffs in area,
A Raven over village
and a calling Green Woodpecker(present for at least a week) in copse behind colliery

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Barn Owl hunting over the horse fields behind the colliery just before dusk tonight.

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A Little Egret on the canal opposite T.E.R. Peel Lane at 6.10 am today.

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A Wheatear in the horse field behind the colliery
Chiffchaffs in every bit of suitable habo
and a Brimstone butterfly through the garden today

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A pair of Ravens spending some time around the pit winding gear this am.

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Singing Chiffchaff in copse behind Boathouse pub this morning.

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Brief and distant but still great to see it flying about this evening

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The Short eared Owl still present,but only showed briefly,and distantly a couple of times tonight,

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Yep, PM with details sent Robert.

-- Edited by Martyn Jones on Thursday 15th of March 2012 04:43:05 PM

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Would I be right assuming the fields adjoining Whitehead Lane are the fields referred to here?



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Short-eared Owl still showing very well at 5:15pm yesterday in the fields behind the colliery.

Info thanks to Pete Berry

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Yeah, great to meet Pete Berry, Mike Baron and Pete Hilton watching the Short-eared Owl tonight.

Also one Grey Heron and two Kestrels over and Skylarks dropping into the field. A lovely evening.

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Short Eared Owl showing well again tonight from 5pm onwards.

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Short Eared Owl was out again tonight from 4.30 till dusk hunting the same general area

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A Short Eared Owl was present from 5pm till dusk hunting the fields behind the colliery and giving views down to 10m,completely unphased by the dogwalkers and dogs.

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