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A Little Egret has just flown over Partington Lane heading South West.



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Two siskin flew over my Swinton garden this morning. Presumably breeding locally.

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This morning about 11ish

Mistle thrush X 8 on Moorside sport pitches

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This afternoon around 3 ish

Large gathering of Starlings in the tall tree's at the old Moorside High, very vocal.

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A Woodcock has just flown over my Swinton garden heading East towards Manchester.

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There has been a leucistic woodpigeon with all white plumage in my Swinton garden for the past week, paired with a normal woodpigeon. I haven't had a close enough view to see whether it has pink or dark eyes.

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This morning on Swinton precinct

Pied wagtail feeding fledglings

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A male Brambling with two Chaffinch turned up in my garden this morning. Both Chaffinch flew down to the bird table but the Brambling remained in the trees.



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11.30

On the push iron

Flock of 20+ Lapwings near BOC East lancs and a Starling showing them the way.

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Wardley cemetery this morning

Hobby seen twice hunting along the edge of the woodland near the chapel.
Spotted flycatcher flying from bushes at the bottom end of cemetery near A580.
Sparrowhawk twice
Kestrel
Tawny owl well hidden in the trees
Willow warblers
Bullfinch
5 Goldfinch
Song thrush
2 Mistle thrush
Treecreeper
2 Nuthatch
8 Swallows

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A Buzzard has just slowly flown North over my garden in Swinton with a rather darker plumage than the usual lighter coloured birds that I see on the mosslands.

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Delivering in Swinton at lunchtime today...

Great Spotted Woodpecker flew across the road infront of the wagon at the M60 motorway junction near the Robin Hood pub
and there were roughly around 40 Common Swift in the air around the motorway slip road

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Osprey has just flown over Swinton, very high up heading towards southeast. A tiny spec in the sky.

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A adult Peregrine falcon has just flown along Partington lane and is now perched on St Peter's church in the centre of Swinton

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It was very brief, if I had to guess I say more Buzzard like.

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Hi Jay, any inkling of what it could have been? Could it be something as exciting as a kite or more buzzard like?

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Massive Raptor over Swinton this morning, split second stuff through patio doors about 9 ish
Cheers Jay
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12.30
Sparrowhawk flying above Partington lane (probably just paid a feeder visit)
Cheers Jay
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Buzzard circling and calling over wardley cemetery, 1015 today.

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Just had 3 Lesser Redpoll fly into my Swinton garden. They spent a minute on the feeders then flew off.smile

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Oystercatcher calling overhead in the dark, shield drive 1715.

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3 greenfinches feeding among leaf litter and bushes shield drive, earlier in day dunnock singing its heart out 0630 before it got light.

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very vocal oystercatcher flying over shield drive in the dark 1730 tonight.

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While jogging 10.30
East lancs road
Great Aerial battle between a Sparrowhawk(f) and a tight knit flock of Pigeons... Pigeons won.
Singing Song thrush outside the old Moorside high
Single pied wagtail near the Moorside blue bridge
Cheers Jay
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-- Edited by Jason Dulhanty on Friday 6th of December 2013 02:59:27 PM

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Tawny owl calling 1630 tonight ringlow park road, came from the direction of the garden centre which is just over the boundry into worsley.

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5.30 ish
female Sparrowhawk with prey over my swinton back garden
Cheers Jay
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St Mary's Cemetery Wardley
Great views of a young Buzzard on the edge of the Woods
Other Birds
Nuthatch with juv
Pied wagtail
Bullfinch
Chaffinch
Magpiex3
carrion crowx2
Goldfinchx5
Swallowx6
wren
Cheers Jay
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1 oystercatcher calling over royal mail building , sheild drive.

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Back garden 3-4
swift 10+
Jackdawx2 over
House sparrowsx6
Dunnock
Greenfinch
Female Mallard over
Blue tit
Magpie
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While BBQ ing in my back garden bit of an aerial battle between a female Sparrowhawk and a close knit group of 4 pigeons.
Cheers Jay
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2 Mistle thrush in front of the Town Hall, also a small flock of Starlings
Cheers Jay
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7 Waxwings flew over Hazelhurst road at 11.45 this morning heading down Lambton road

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A male Brambling turned up again in my garden today while I was shovelling 2.5 ton of topsoil into my new flower beds. 7 Greenfinch also flew in together and Siskins came throughout the day in 2-3's.

Jason
The 3 Mallard fly around a couple times each day when they are disturbed on Deans pond. They have been there for the last three weeks.

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3 Mallards just flew over my back garden
Cheers Jay
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A Woodcock flew over Partington lane at 17.10 heading East.

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16 waxwings flew south over my garden in Dales Brow, Swinton at 17.45 today

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Flock of carrion crows 60+ behind the Little Buddha Chinese, most I've ever seen together terrific sight.
Cheers Jay
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A male Brambling visited my garden this afternoon. It arrived with two male Chaffinch and spent some time feeding on the dropped seeds under my bird table. Also upto 9 Siskins at a time on my feeders.

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Two Oystercatchers over my house this morning at 6am heading South

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Pied wagtail on Swinton precinct this morning (on a trip to the bookies)
Cheers Jay
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A Peregrine has just flown over Swinton town centre heading West

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A flock of 11 Siskins with 7 Goldfinches perched up in the large Silver birch tree at the back of my garden this afternoon, only two Siskins came to my feeders before the resident Magpies decided to defend their nest site and scared all the smaller birds away.

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Eight Siskins together on my feeders this afternoon and a Grey heron stood in the garden watching the frogs and fish through the netting around my pond.

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Two Grey Herons were stood beside a frozen Deans pond this afternoon and when I returned home there was another Grey Heron stood in my garden watching my fish through the netting around my pond. I managed to throw a couple of Sardines on to the lawn near it without disturbing the Heron and after 5 minutes it slowly walked over to them. After a couple of minutes of just watching the Sardines it finally tried one then ate the rest.

I hope Aldi sells cheap Sardines as I spend a small fortune on Bird food over the Winter months

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Five Grey wagtails visited my Swinton garden this afternoon feeding in and around my two small ice free ponds. Also 2 Siskins, 3 Greenfinch and a max of 19 Goldfinches around the feeders.

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The female Sparrowhawk that visits my Swinton garden has been targeting the feral pigeons over Xmas catching 3 and also a Goldfinch which was taken while still on the feeder. I have only seen the male Sparrowhawk catch a Blue tit in the last week. There are still plenty of birds visiting my feeders

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This morning
Victoria park

2 fine looking Song thrushes
Mistle thrush
2 Redwing
Wren
Goldcrest
Small flock of 3 Greenfinch, 2 Siskin, Great tit, 4 Goldfinch together
Jay
5 Magpies

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At least 30 siskins in a flock feeding on alders at the entrance to the small trading estate on Moorside rd, 1400hrs today

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A couple of sightings seen around Swinton in the last couple of days whilst pushing my new Grandson around in his buggy trying to get the little chap asleep.

Sat 22/12
2 Lesser Redpoll in trees next to the Limes home
2 Bullfinch, Tawny owl, Sparrowhawk and a Goldcrest along Chatsworth road.
Sun 23/12
15 Pied wagtails around Swinton town hall
Sparrowhawk [f] eating prey in trees next to Deans pond
Great spotted woodpecker over Lambton road
Mon 24/12
8 Bullfinch [5f,3m] and a male Blackcap in the small dell next to Hazelhurst road
Roe deer seen running out of long grass in the field next to the A580 and into Wardley woods.

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy New year



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Also a flock of 12 Goldfinch in my garden around 15.30
Cheers Jay

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