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The area between Birtles Farm, Ashley and Fourlane-ends (Mobberley) 12pm - 5pm:

Golden Plover: 1 flock of at least 150 - 200 just west of Birtles Farm towards the back of the deer park, and 110+ in fields adjacent to the footpath towards Kell House Fm & Parkside Fm. Some cracking breeding plumage birds.
Woodcock 3
Snipe 7
Redpoll 1 over
Teal 1 (4 on previous visit)
Mandarin either 1 mobile pair, or 2 pr.
Fieldfare - loads everywhere.
Reeves Pheasant 1 displaying male.
Flock of c.15 Chaffinch & 2 Skylark in stubble field along footpath btwn Stock Farm and the Mobberley Rd railway bridge.



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Female Brambling under feeders on Lamb Lane Ashley, and 160 Fieldfare btwn Ashley Hall and Ashley Mill La.



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A big group of House and Sand Martins feeding over the crop field and wood to the north of Ashley Mill Lane just before the heavy rain this evening. Plenty of Wood Pigeons being hurled about in the wind but nothing else around as far as I could see.



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Had a walk down Ashley Mill Lane late this afternoon and managed to see my first Swifts of the year, 7 or 8 in the group. A bit late I know but not been able to get out much lately.

Also nice to see several female Wheatears and lots of Swallows feeding over the crop fields.



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On Wed 28th, about 40+ Golden Plover were wheeling around low over fields of winter wheat to the south of Birtles Farm, before landing. Green Woodpeckers could be heard calling from within the Deer Park.



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A female Mandarin Duck rose out of the Birkin Brook near Birtles Farm and flew off south east. A Hare was here between the public footpath and the Tatton fence, an animal i've never seen many of in the Ashley area.  A Green Woodpecker called from just inside the deer park. A Sand Martin was in a flock of c. 20 hirundines over the footpath.
I've just found out that this area is technically an odd stretchy bit of Mobberley, between the Birkin Brook and Mobberley Brook, but feels a lot nearer to Ashley, map here: http://www.mobberley.info/Boundary/index.html



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Between Briddon Weir Farm and the Birkin Brook, a Peregrine was flying along before perching on a pylon and showing well. A Comma butterfly and a Stock Dove were seen here too. Across the footbridge over the M56, there were c. 97 Carrion Crows in a field with Jackdaws near Ryecroft Farm.



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Late on this afternoon watched dozens of Swallows feeding low over the barley fields off Ashley Mill Lane, a rare sight for me this year.  Some of the adults appeared to be feeding young on the wing. There was also a Skylark in full song - it almost felt like summer biggrin



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Several large groups of Fieldfare over and around the fields off Ashley Mill Lane in the mist this morning.

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This morning had a walk from Ashley Mill Lane over towards Ryecroft Farm on the lookout for the Great Grey Shrike that I saw yesterday on the other side of the M56. No sign of the Shrike but quite a bit of activity including an overflying common Buzzard, at times disturbing the feeding Redwings, Fieldfare and Goldfinch.

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07.15 - 08.00 Sunny morning.

Feeding in the field immediately in front of the small car park on Ashley Mill Lane: 7 Golden Plover, 6 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Skylarks, 1 Pheasant, 4 Lapwings, 12 Wood Pigeons and a singing common Whitethroat in the hegderow.

Thanks to Gavin Delaney for the Golden Plover information yesterday.

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Four Yellow Wagtails in the seeded field in front of the small car park on Ashley Mill Lane, in the howling gale late on this afternoon.

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Driving home this evening at 5.30 on the road from Mobberley, saw a Red Kite cruising around over Sugar Brook farm getting some grief from the local Corvids.

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