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RE: Bits & Bobs, Odds & Sods


Birds moving over Howe Bridge football pitches this am included 6 Redwing, 14 Skylark and 4 Siskin

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Tawny Owl flew across the bottom of Hall Street where it meets St Mary's Way in Stockport at 19.15 this evening .



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Wednesday 3rd October.
(Apologies for the late post, I've been weighed down in work amongst other stuff)

Out delivering early afternoon when I got a phone call from my brother who works at a neighbouring business to where I work in Reddish. There was a lot of commotion over our works yard as a fairly large Bird of Prey was being harassed and mobbed by a gang of Magpies and Carrion Crows. It landed in the trees at the back and was subjected to a right good mobbing by the sounds of it.
He was describing a Harris Hawk so anyone in the Reddish, Stockport area be on the lookout.

Thursday 4th October.
- 2 Ring-necked Patakeets over the works yard making a right racket as they went by!

Friday 5th October.
- 1 Sparrowhawk circling over works yard


-- Edited by Rob Creek on Friday 5th of October 2018 07:51:23 PM

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A Raven was heard calling over Gadbury Fold, Atherton. Around teatime today.

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Hobby hunting hirundines over one of the turn-out paddocks at the stables I ride at off Knott Lane near Ashton today; made a kill and flew off SW, roughly in the direction of Daisy Nook. Single swift, too.

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Wheatear in field off the A6 near wardley, close to new hill farm. 1030 this morning.



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a little gull flew from in from the east to Spring Mill Res, Whitworth this afternoon.  The Rochdale/ Rossendale boundary cuts through the south east corner of the res. For those of finicky nature the bird did fly through the Rochdale part of the res.  The bird was still present when I left @ 10 to 5 and was being watched by Alan Nuttall

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Totally forgot to post this... on Saturday afternoon (04/08/18) I was locking the yard gates when a single Common Snipe was flushed from the marshy area behind our North Reddish depot. I watched as it zigzagged away ever higher and was lost to view.

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Just down the road from Kenyon Hall Farm Winnick road Wigan a rough count of 500+ Swifts this evening biggest count I have seen this year 

 

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phillipskelly wrote:

Yesterday, Saturday 16.05.18.(pm)- a walk down Rossmill lane Hale , along the R.Bollin hoping for Spotted Flycatcher but no luck.
I did find 3 young Nuthatch begging food as well as lots of young Blue tit doing the same. And 2 female Blackcap.
There are generally Great Spotted Woodpecker about ,but not yesterday (even though there was a lot of evidence to the contrary ).
One thing I did find disturbing was the total lack of insects flying about - you generally get "gob- fulls" near the R.Bollin. Things might change when the Himslayan Balsham starts to flower.
Ps. heard a single chiffchaff only when I was leaving .

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Sunday 17th of June 2018 02:29:40 PM


No insects, no spotted flycatchers: in fact no nothing! The future is ours to see right now I'm afraid. This year is a shocker.

Andy

 



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Yesterday, Saturday 16.05.18.(pm)- a walk down Rossmill lane Hale , along the R.Bollin hoping for Spotted Flycatcher but no luck.
I did find 3 young Nuthatch begging food as well as lots of young Blue tit doing the same. And 2 female Blackcap.
There are generally Great Spotted Woodpecker about ,but not yesterday (even though there was a lot of evidence to the contrary ).
One thing I did find disturbing was the total lack of insects flying about - you generally get "gob- fulls" near the R.Bollin. Things might change when the Himslayan Balsham starts to flower.
Ps. heard a single chiffchaff only when I was leaving .

-- Edited by phillipskelly on Sunday 17th of June 2018 02:29:40 PM

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A Tawny owl flew out in front on my car at 11.30 last night just past the travellers call pub in Bredbury near to the valley.

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Finally got a chance to explore round the back of part of the works yard yesterday afternoon, in North Reddish.
It's very much overgrown and mostly inaccessible but there is a large pond / lagoon surrounded by reeds and a marshy area, and straight away it reaked of Warblers!

- no sign nor sound of the Garden Warbler from Thursday
- 1 singing Lesser Whitethroat was a welcome sound though
- 1 Common Whitethroat
- 1 Willow Warbler
- 2 Blackcap
- 1 Chiffchaff doing a spot of flycatching from a branch over the water
- 2 Wren
- 1 Great Tit
- 2 Robin
- 1 Dunnock
- 2 Coot
...and plenty of Goldfinches singing

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14 swifts over Heaton Moor, my first of the year.

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05:30 this am , on St Clements Church roof , Ashton old Road Openshaw, 3 Mallards and a Mallard hybrid.



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- Garden Warbler singing this morning and this afternoon behind the works depot in Reddish.
There's a lot of inaccessible scrub and marsh behind the unit so no chance of looking for it unfortunately unless it makes its way nearer the actual yard.

Also singing...
- Blackcap
- Willow Warbler
- Chiffchaff
- Common Whitethroat
- Robin
- Goldfinch

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Pulled up at the depot yard in Reddish around 4.45pm this afternoon when a Hobby went steaming over at some rate, seconds later I realised it was homing in on a Swallow that was flying around up ahead.

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Green Woodpecker seen along canal towpath between slag lane and lightshaw this morning.



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Grasshopper warbler briefly heard reeling near the stables I ride at off Knott Lane, outside of Ashton. Also first swift of the year heard over the stables early this afternoon. Plenty of swallows recceing out potential nest sites, too.

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Swift - 1 seen high over Gorse hill, Stretford tonight at 6.10 pm .

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Sparrowhawk over Leigh Road towards Howe Bridge at 6ish.

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Saturday 28th April.
- 2 Swallows flying around over the works yard in Reddish mid-afternoon and at the same time 2 Ring-necked Parakeets flew right over me calling, heading in a straight line towards Levenshulme / Fallowfield.

Monday 30th April.
The following were heard only in the scrub area around the works yard this morning.
- Blackcap
- Chiffchaff
- Willow Warbler
- Common Whitethroat

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Common Scoter collected from garden in Bury last night taken into care and transported to RSPCA wildlife hospital.

 

 



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Originally posted today by Peter Jones:

I came home the other day, and I saw something I have never seen before. It was two dunnocks mating. They were not easy to see as they were scuttling about under branches, but I checked on the RSPB website, and that looks like what I saw. Not easy to describe, as it seems a bit vulgar, but I did watch for a minute or two.

 



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- Blackcap and Chiffchaff seen in the shrubbery surrounding the works yard in Reddish this afternoon. They've been singing the last few days and I finally had a few minutes to spot them.

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2 Swallow feeding over ploughed fields at Warrington Rd ,Golborne lunchtime today.

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Kestrel over the Dane Bank (Dane Bank) pub at 06:55.



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Dippers showing well the last couple of weeks on Westleigh Brook, as was 3 Grey Wagtail. Dippers very active of late!

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02/03/18 Abraham Moss

Redwing, Fieldfare and Blackbird all seen from the office window, foraging in the primary school playground. Chaffinch also present.

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A Skylark was feeding with a flock of Redwing on Davyhulme Park this morning, my first record here (presumably here as the earth is relatively softened by the heavy foot traffic). 4 Fieldfare were also observed.

On Tuesday morning two of the resident Carrion Crow were "bathing" in the freshly fallen snow (either that or copying the kids snow angels!!).

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A former work colleague filmed a Woodcock feeding in her Sale back garden just south west of the Mersey valley today and posted it on Facebook.

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Juvenile Sparrowhawk spotted flying above the frozen canal by the Metrolink near Cornbrook this morning.smile



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A rather surreal sight of 2 Oystercatchers feeding on a grass verge alongside the A57 at the Northbank Industrial Estate in Irlam this afternoon at 16.10. One bird virtually stood on the kerb a few feet from the busy traffic!

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A Greenfinch singing lustily at Burnage Railway Station this morning at 7.45

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17.00 Peregrine north over the M60/62 - M66 junction.

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Whilst being driven from Middleton to Tatton Park and back again around the M60 today,

- A cormorant on a streetlight in the middle of the motorway at the north end of the stretch that passes Auden Shaw Reservoir. It was there at 10:45 and still doing the same thing about 3 hrs later

- Similarly a roadside Buzzard along the stretch that backs onto Rhodes/Alkrington Woods was there at the start and end of our journey

2 other Buzzard on motorway lampposts around the stretch near Reddish/Brinnington and one on a fence near the DHL/Amazon depots near Manchester Airport(which I guess is over the border in Cheshire)

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Some nice flyovers at the stables I ride at off Knott Lane, near Ashton today; 33 pink-footed geese heading s at approx 1.55, 5 snipe directly over them heading n, then 4 goosander heading sw later on in the afternoon.

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3 Goosander flew east to west over the M60 just before Sale Water Park at 8.10am this morning and began descending towards the R.Mersey by Washway Road.

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Spotted from the motorway on the way home tonight - a small (maybe a couple of thousand) Starling murmuration on the western side of the M6 between Jcnt 24 Ashton and Junct 25 exit for Wigan. Obviously difficult to pinpoint the exact location as I Was driving and they were flying around, but I'd guess that someone stood on the motorway bridge on Lowbank Road might stand a chance of seeing them. Always a chance it could increase in size if the site is suitable.

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The change in the weather brought a fine adult yellow-legged gull to the group loafing on the roof of Lostock School, a nice tick from the front door. Sadly it stayed out of camera reach until it decided to fly off in the direction of Salford Quays.



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Very late post for last tuesday.
Either an immature glaucous or immature iceland gull flew over Loreto college, some point after 2:30 pm heading west

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Weds 20th Dec 9.10am

- 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull on lamp post near crossroads of Chapman St and Cross Lane in Gorton.
It's the same bird that's been at Redgate Recycling recently.

Some Black-headed Gulls and 2 Herring Gulls flying round the bit of a green at the crossroads.

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There's a thread for this area David, search Bedford Common.

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Dog walk this morning, fields behind bedford high :

20 Fieldfare
6 Redwing
several Blackbirds
1 Grey Heron
8 Goldfinch
6 Meadow Pipit
Several Blue & Great Tits
1 Mistle Thrush (Bents carpark)
1 Merlin (near greyhound roundabout close to River Glaze)
plenty Jackdaw, gulls & Collared Dove flying over & around

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Woodcock over the M60 just West of the Prestwich junction at 16:40.



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2 male goosanders on pool between locks 13 & 14 on Marple canal at mid-day



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Nice mixed thrush flock feeding on one of the fields at the stables I ride at off Knott Lane, near Ashton; 17+ redwing, 11 mistle thrush and 2 fieldfare.

First fieldfares of the autumn / winter, too; about time.

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5 Siskin and 4 Redwing flew over the works yard in Reddish this morning heading east.

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19 whooper swan over the area I watch / ride at around Knott / Crime Lanes just out of Ashton at dusk today, heading roughly NE.

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Redwings heard going over in Whitefield at 21:00 ish

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