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RE: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


Irlam Moss today:

 

c300 Linnet

c120 Chaffinch

10 Brambling

12 Reed Bunting

 

 

Croxdens SBI & Barton Moss:

 

21 Fieldfare

45 Stock Dove

c100 Chaffinch

3 Brambling

1 Snipe

1 Sparrowhawk

237 Lapwing 

 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Late news for yesterday morning:

 

Chat Moss:

 

45 Redwing

80 Fieldfare

42 Stock Dove

250 Chaffinch

8 Brambling

2 Willow Tit

1 male Merlin

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

5 Snipe

c300 Lapwing

2 Woodcock

11 Teal

58 Fieldfare

10 Redwing

48 Starling

74 Chaffinch

31 Goldfinch

10 Tree Sparrow

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Barton Moss today:

4 Snipe

1 Stonechat

2 Willow Tit

16 Skylark

2 Grey Partridge

32 Redwing

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

225 Chaffinch

2 Brambling

1 Woodcock

131 Skylark

32 Reed Bunting

pair of Stonechat

9 Grey Partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam Moss this late morning:

 

c270 Linnet

c200 Chaffinch

25 Goldfinch

2 Yellowhammer

7 Brambling

a single flock of 58 Stock Dove

3 Willow Tit 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Today's sightings:

 

Irlam Moss:

 

65 Pink-footed Gees flying east at 08:54

7 Stock Dove

6 Snipe

9 Grey Partridge

26 Lapwing

29 Meadow Pipit

 

Cadishead Moss:

 

1 Raven

24 Pink-footed Geese over east

7 Snipe

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Woodcock

95 Lapwing

11 Wigeon

10 Teal

7 Tree Sparrow

24 Skylark

11 Meadow Pipit

2 Whooper Swan 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart

 

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Late news Saturday on Irlam Moss:

 

38 Stock Dove

160 Linnet

1 Brambling

27 Redwing

72 Fieldfare

2 Raven

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss this morning:

5 Snipe

200 Starling

28 Lapwing

2 Whooper Swan

Irlam Moss:

 

400 + Linnet 

105 Fieldfare

17 Redwing

10 Mistle Thrush

1 Sparrowhawk

 

Barton Moss:

 

90 Chaffinch

4 Brambling

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Astley Moss today:

2 Willow Tit

17 Redwing

28 Linnet

2 Brambling

3 Tree Sparrow

120 Chaffinch

 

Irlam Moss:

2 Woodcock

110 Pink-footed Geese

90 Fieldfare

35 Redwing

2 Lesser Redpoll

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Highlights from today on:

 

Irlam Moss:

 

110 Fieldfare

20 Redwing

c300 Linnet

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Stonechat

174 Skylark

15 Reed Bunting

c400 Chaffinch

6 Brambling

60 Lapwing

c200 Starling

26 Wigeon above The River Glaze   

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Irlam and Chat Mosses this afternoon

1 Woodcock
9 Brambling
150+ Linnet
40+ Fieldfare
20+ Redwing
1 Mistle Thrush
1 Kestrel

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Chat and Barton Moss today:

 

9 Snipe

2 Raven

10 Pink-footed Geese

18 Linnet

1 Brambling

118 Chaffinch

2 Willow Tit

5 Great Black-backed Gull

12 Fieldfare

5 Redwing

1 male Peregrine

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Irlam Moss & Little Woolden Moss 11.00-13.00

450+ Pink-footed Geese in fields west of LWM and often flying around.
1 Stonechat
1 Snipe
1 Skylark
7 Meadow Pipit
4 Herring Gull over east
2 Reed Bunting
1 Buzzard
1 Kestrel
100+ Fieldfare
40+ Redwing

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8.30 to 13.00 Astley moss.

Male Merlin seen twice over the fields behind Rindle cottages. Mixed flock (150) of mainly Chaffinch but also including 20+ Yellowhammer, 10 Reed buntings and numerous Blue and Great tits in Rindle hedges.

Also seen,

Woodcock,

Willow tit,

3 Tree sparrows,

2 Buzzards,

6 Jays.

Little Woolden moss,

4 Snipe,

Peregrine over,

Stonechat over,

Song thrush,

2 Reed buntings,

Total of 160 Pink footed geese over.



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

Woodcock.

4 Great Black-backed Gull

9 Snipe

76 Skylark

14 Tree Sparrow

7 Brambling

350 Chaffinch

31 Teal

1 Nuthatch

37 Linnet

10 Reed Bunting

280 Pink-footed Geese

80 Fieldfare

 

Irlam Moss:

 

162 Pink-footed Geese

72 Fieldfare

90 Linnet

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Further sightings from today:

 

Irlam Moss:

 

c200 Linnet

c70 Chaffinch

1 Brambling

7 Reed Bunting

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

Juvenile male Peregrine chasing a single Lapwing

281 Pink-footed Geese 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Irlam, Chat and Little Woolden Mosses 09.00-11.45

450+ Pink-footed Geese - c150 in f20 & c300+ over western end of Little Woolden Moss
27 Grey Partridge - 2 coveys 14 & 13
200+ Linnet
26 Stock Dove
3 Bullfinch
6 Yellowhammer
1 Buzzard
2 Kestrel
200+ Starling
2 Skylark
1 Grey Wagtail
2 Pied Wagtail
60+ Fieldfare
70+ Redwing
1 Song Thrush singing

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Further sightings from today included:

Irlam Moss:

 

17 Skylark

1 Snipe

90 Fieldfare

35 Redwing

2 Brambling

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

170 Starling

27 Fieldfare

1 juvenile male Peregrine

6 Grey Partridge

220 Pink-footed Geese milling around

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 

 



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70 Pink-footed Geese over Little Woolden Moss 13.30

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Irlam Moss and Chat Moss 09:00-14:00 today:

 

1 Kingfisher

3 Raven

7 Lesser Redpoll

220 Linnet

100 Fieldfare

45 Redwing

16 Stock Dove

1 overflying Golden Plover

2 Willow Tit

400 Pink-footed Geese milling about and a skein of 210 over Princess Park later

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam & Cadishead Mosses and Little Woolden and Great Woolden Mosses 11.30 - 14.00

c.630 Pink-footed Geese feeding in f20 alongside track to LWM reserve.
80+ Fieldfare
60+ Redwing
4 Snipe
4 Kestrel
3 Buzzard
34 Teal - R.Glaze
1 Mute Swan (imm) - R.Glaze
1 Little Grebe - R.Glaze
6 Skylark
4 Meadow Pipit
200+ Starling
1 Redpoll
1 Nuthatch
30+ Chaffinch
16 Goldfinch
2 Bullfinch

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Cadishead and Little Woolden Moss this morning to mid-afternoon:

 

8 Snipe

1 Grey Wagtail

10 Grey Partridge

159 Pink-footed Geese in a few small skeins and 410 on the field adjacent to the Little Woolden Moss reserve

270 Starling

1 Nuthatch

2 Raven

2 Little Grebe

110 Fieldfare

1 male Merlin

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden and Irlam Moss this morning to midday:

 

9 Snipe.

200 Pink-footed Geese milling about

An optimistic female Peregrine chasing a small flock of Pink-footed Geese and separating one out to no avail

28 Lapwing

110 Fieldfare

15 Redwing

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam and Barton Mosses and Croxdens 14.30-16.30

1 Woodcock
34 Snipe
2 Golden Plover - heard calling to each other
12 Teal
80+ Fieldfare
60+ Redwing
2 Buzzard
1 Treecreeper
1 Willow Tit
2 Bullfinch
2 Redpoll
1 Stock Dove
1 Skylark
16 Meadow Pipit
30+ Linnet
60+ Chaffinch
2 Goldcrest

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Late news for yesterday:

Irlam and Little Woolden Moss 07:15-09:45:

15 Grey Partridge

246 Pink-footed Geese milling about

78 Lapwing

1 overflying Golden Plover

6 Snipe

43 Teal

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam Moss yesterday:

180 Linnet

27 Fieldfare

8 Redwing

 

Little Woolden Moss:

275 Pink-footed Geese over 10:24hrs and another 190 at 11:30hrS, all SE

10 Grey Partridge

11 Snipe

15 Teal

2 Whooper Swan

45 Linnet

1 Peregrine

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Barton Moss today:

 

300 Chaffinch

5 Brambling

1 female/juvenile Merlin

71 Lapwing

12 Grey Partridge

41 Fieldfare

30 Linnet.

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Chat and Barton Moss today:

 

1 Woodcock

46 Fieldfare

9 Grey Partridge  

40 Linnet

400 Chaffinch

28 Brambling

2 Snipe  

 

Irlam Moss:

 

c270 Linnet

55 Chaffinch

11 Redwing

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Snipe

1 Raven

2 Kestrel

 

River Glaze:

 

2  Wigeon

23 Teal

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel. 



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Irlam Moss today: 2 Goosander 1 Kingfisher 350 Linnet 1 Lesser Redpoll 40 Stock Dove 34 Fieldfare 37 Chaffinch Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam Moss today:

 

230 Linnet

80 Chaffinch

 

Barton Moss/Twelve Yards Road:

 

150 Chaffinch

10 Brambling

45 Stock Dove over west

1 Sparrowhawk

2 Willow Tit

c1000 Woodpigeon 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Great Woolden Moss today:

 

c50 Linnet

2 Yellowhammer

4 Grey Partridge

2 Raven

1 juvenile female Peregrine

21 Fieldfare

3 Redwing

91 Lapwing

110 Starling  

 

Irlam Moss:

 

1 Goosander female

83 Lapwing

 

Barton Moss:

 

350 Chaffinch

27 Brambling

5 Redwing

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Irlam Moss today saw a total of 30 Redwing, 152 Fieldfare and 7 Snipe.

 

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Some late news for yesterday:

Irlam and Chat Moss:

 

7 Snipe

150 Linnet

42 Stock Dove

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam Moss today:

40 Linnet

19 Pied Wagtail

116 Pink-footed Geese in 2 skeins flying east

 

Chat Moss:

46 Fieldfare

8 Redwing

3 Snipe

8 Great Black-backed Gulls flying north

1 Chiffchaff

21 Pied Wagtail

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Cadishead Moss today:

540 Pink-footed Geese (4 skeins) over ESE between 10:50-10:54

8 Snipe

3 Whooper Swan

Little Woolden Moss:

1 Peregrine

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Late news for yesterday on Little Woolden Moss:

 

8 Snipe

4 Pink-footed Geese

1 adult female Peregrine

10 Lapwing flushed by the Peregrine

 

Whilst on Irlam Moss:

 

48 Fieldfare

9 Redwing

140 Starling

200 Linnet

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Irlam Moss today:

250 Linnet

22 Chaffinch

8 Reed Bunting

52 Stock Dove

A single flock of 12 Great Tit

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Barton Moss sightings today included 12 Snipe, 2 Willow Tit and 2 Brambling.

 

Info thanks to Daves of Steel and Stewart



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On Little Woolden Moss today:

 

365 Pink-footed Geese over in 4 skeins heading east

2 Grey Wagtail

2 Willow Tit.

13 Great Black-backed Gulls over

 

Whilst on Irlam Moss:

 

3 Snipe

11 Grey Partridge

7 Yellowhammer

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

1 Peregrine over west

4 Snipe

 

Irlam Moss:

c180 Linnet

c50 Chaffinch

1 Willow Tit

1 Sparrowhawk

c50 Stock Dove over northeast

 

Info go thanks to Dave Stewart



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Mossland sightings south of the railways today included:

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

3 Redshank

1 Golden Plover flying over

10 Grey Partridge

2 Great Black-backed Gull

3 Snipe

A pair of Peregrine which hunted but missed a lone Starling

 

Croxdens SBI and Barton Moss:

 

1 Sparrowhawk

1 adult female Peregrine

c50 Stock Dove

5 Snipe

3 Fieldfare

2 Brambling with c100 Chaffinch

 

Irlam Moss:

 

c200 Linnet 

 

Info thanks to David Steel and David Stewart



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Chat Moss today:

 

1 Woodcock

2 Peregrine

1 Chiffchaff

6 Snipe

40 Stock Dove

3 Raven

 

Barton Moss:

 

2 Willow Tit

6 Redwing

56 Linnet

2 Brambling

2 Snipe

 

Late news for yesterday on Astley Moss:

 

2 Willow Tit

90 Stock Dove

2 Brambling

50 Chaffinch

4 Snipe

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

90 Linnet

23 Teal

10 Tree Sparrow

1 Grey Wagtail

1 Great spotted Woodpecker

6 Fieldfare

4 Redpoll

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Chat Moss today:

29 Pied Wagtail

1 Grey Wagtail

1 Snipe

8 Lesser Redpoll

28 Skylark

15 Whooper Swan

 

Little Woolden Moss:

1 Woodcock

pair Stonechat

6 Grey partridge

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

27 Great Black-backed Gull and 19 Herring Gull over east

1 Peregrine

45 Teal

6 Snipe

 

Irlam Moss:

 

87 Stock Dove in one flock

c150 Linnet

1 juvenile Sparrowhawk

1 Willow Tit  

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Rindle road area 13.00- 15.45 ish

Pheasant city

18 Grey partridge field 67

Raven x2 

Plus usuals

Cheers Jay

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Some of today's sightings:

 

Irlam Moss:

320 Linnet

6 Lesser redpoll

6 Whooper Swan flying west-east

 

Barton Moss:

75 Linnet

7 Tree Sparrow

2 Willow Tit

290 Chaffinch

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

Juvenile female Peregrine

 

 

1 Raven 

 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Chat/Barton Moss today:

 

1 one overflying Marsh Harrier heading west to east

2 Willow Tit

80 Linnet

190 Chaffinch

6 Snipe

1 Peregrine

1 Woodcock

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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A flock of c300 Chaffinch on Astley Moss, at the junction of Nook Lane and Rindle Road, appeared to contain no Brambling but did harbour around 20 Linnet. The Chaffinches were feeding in the stubble field opposite the junction (along with 120 Starling), going too and from the roadside trees but were also picking from the road itself and drinking from puddles. It was odd seeing cars having to slow down to a crawl to make their way through the birds which were disinterested in the approaching vehicles and very reluctant to fly off!

A flock of 50 or so Goldfinch were also feeding high in nearby birch and 48 Collard Dove in a single flock were moving around the area.



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