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Post Info TOPIC: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


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RE: ASTLEY, CHAT AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


Chat Moss today:

 

80 Fieldfare

7 Redwing

290 Pink-footed Geese in two skeins

3 Grey partridge

59 Skylark

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

78 Skylark

12 Grey Partridge

8 Tree Sparrow

130 Lapwing

1 Golden Plover

1 male Stonechat

65 Linnet

395 Pink-footed Geese in 3 skeins

1 female Peregrine

1 female/juvenile Merlin having a bath

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

550 Pink-footed Geese over in 5 skeins

2 Raven

12 Redwing

250 Starling

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

400 Lapwing

26 Linnet

3 Raven

7 Snipe

Pair of Stonechat

23 Golden Plover in flocks of 9 and 14

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

650 Pink-footed Geese

1 Male Peregrine

1 Curlew

3 Golden Plover

3 Redpoll

1 Tawny Owl

300 Lapwing

pair Stonechat

19 Teal

 

Croxdens:

 

pair of Stonechat

5 Snipe

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

7 Redwing

4 Raven

1 male and 1 female Peregrine

1 Brambling

2 Willow Tit

2 Siskin

1 Lesser Redpoll

17 Herring Gull

Pair of Stonechat

350 Lapwing

174 Skylark

880 Pink-footed Geese over in 10 skeins

12 Snipe

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Chat Moss and Croxdens this morning:

 

7 Snipe

1 Green Sandpiper

21 Fieldfare

26 Redwing.

2 Brambling

2 Siskin

700 Pink-footed Geese

130 Starling

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

55 Lapwing

170 Starling

1 male Stonechat

7 Teal

1 Peregrine

5 Snipe

7 Tree Sparrow

20 Mistle Thrush

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

9 Snipe

1 Raven

200 Pink-footed Geese

1 Siskin

2 Lesser Redpoll

180 Lapwing

1 Stonechat

1 Wheatear

 

Info and images thanks to Dave Steel



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Croxdens today:

 

47 Skylark

4 Snipe

4 Lesser Redpoll

750+ Pink-footed Geese over west at 11:24hrs

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

c600 Lapwing

c350 Starling

1 male Stonechat

1 Ringed Plover

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss highlights today:

71 Lapwing

c50 Linnet

1 Peregrine 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Stonechat out in the middle of Astley Moss SSSI this afternoon.



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

4 Grey Partridge

2 Nuthatch

1  Peregrine

52 Pink-footed Geese

260 Lapwing, hounded by the Peregrine until most left

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Sightings from Little Woolden Moss today:

1 male Stonechat

124 Skylark

c300 Lapwing

Juvenile female Peregrine

c30 House Sparrows and 10 Tree Sparrow at Platt House Farm

34 Meadow Pipit

19 Linnet

c480 Pink-footed Geese

3 Whooper Swan

7 Golden Plover

170 Lesser Black-backed Gull

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel



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Some further sightings in the area for yesterday include:

Irlam Moss:

220 Linnet

90 Skylark

200 Starling

 

Cadishead Moss:

122 Skylark

20 Snipe

6 Lesser Redpoll

1 Chiffchaff

12 Teal

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss 09:45-12:30 today:

 

288 Skylark

29 Meadow Pipit

43 Linnet

1 Raven

1 Stonechat

31 Pink-footed Geese over west 11:30hrs + 440 landed on the peat 11:50hrs

5 Snipe

600+ Canada Geese over west to north in 10 skeins 10:45-11:06hrs

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss yesterday saw:

 

c400 Skylark over south

25 Meadow Pipit

30 Linnet

12 Reed Bunting

6 Whooper Swan over northwest (11:06hrs)

c420 Pink-footed Geese landed on the west pools (12:15hrs.)

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Croxdens  today:

 

2 Willow Tit

2 Snipe 

 

Irlam Moss:

 

27 Meadow Pipit

35 Linnet

5 Yellowhammer

4 Greenfinch

25 Pied Wagtail

3 Grey Partridge

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

juvenile female Peregrine

7 Snipe

21 Skylark 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

 

2 Wigeon

7 Teal

68 Mallard

41 Pink-footed Geese over southeast (10:06hrs.)

3 Tree Sparrow

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

11 Snipe

c350 Pink-footed Geese landed west of Little Woolden Moss  (11:38hrs)

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

27 Meadow Pipit

125 Skylark

5 Swallow

48 Pink-footed Geese landed just east of Little Wooden Hall

33 Linnet

2 Raven 

8 Buzzard 

 

Croxdens:

 

3 Snipe

3 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

 

27 Pink-footed Geese over southeast (09:10hrs)

juvenile Marsh Harrier perched briefly then flew west (09:40hrs)

1 Stonechat

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

134 Skylark

38 Meadow Pipit

69 Pink-footed Geese over west (12:42hrs)       

2 Raven 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss today:

50 Skylark

32 Meadow Pipit

5 Swallow

2 Whooper Swan

1 Rook (unusual for here)

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Late news for yesterday on Little Woolden Moss:

14 Mistle Thrush

4 Chiffchaff

1 Wheatear

7 Buzzard

76 Skylark

41 Meadow Pipit

43 Swallow

2 Raven

71 Pink-footed Geese over west (12:47hrs.)

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

70 Meadow Pipit

195 Skylark

2 Raven

11 Pied Wagtail

10 Swallow

3 Greylag Geese

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

 5 Snipe

8 Pied Wagtail

1 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

1 Green Sandpiper

7 Teal

 

Little Woolden Moss:

256 Skylark

71 Meadow Pipit

48 Linnet

5 Swallow

1 Chiffchaff

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

38 House Martin in small flocks heading South

4 Chiffchaff

13 Swallow

117 Skylark

1 juvenile female Peregrine

23 Grey Partridge

145 Lapwing

62 Linnet

56 Meadow Pipit

5 rapidly low flying Dunlin heading south

 

Info thank to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

75 Skylark

31 Meadow Pipit

3 House Martin

48 Swallow

 

Chat Moss:

1 Green Sandpiper

4 Willow Tit

 3 Raven

18 Pied Wagtail

Hobby dashing through the area heading South

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Irlam Moss today:

34 Pied Wagtail

22 Skylark

2 Snipe

1 Grey Wagtail

20 Grey Partridge

 

Little Woolden Moss:

46 Meadow Pipit

26 Swallow

42 Skylark

1 Grey Wagtail

2 Chiffchaff

1 Hobby taking Dragonflies before racing off South

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

55 Linnet

3 Snipe

34 Swallow (southwest)

2 Chiffchaff

 

Croxdens

 

5 Chiffchaff

2 Green Sandpiper

2 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Ltitle Woolden Moss today:

11 Snipe

4 Chiffchaff

42 Meadow Pipit

 

Chat Moss:

27 Pied  Wagtail

2 Willow Tit

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

104 Pink-footed Geese over southeast at 10:10hrs

19 Skylark

28 Meadow Pipit

2 Snipe

3 Chiffchaff

2 Snipe

 

Chat Moss:

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Wheatear

13 Grey Partridge

42 Skylark

11 Reed Bunting

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dabe Stewart



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Chat Moss today:

 

1 Wheatear

3 Snipe

11 Chiffchaff

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Ltitle Woolden Moss today:

134 Meadow Pipit

39 Skylark

3 Chiffchaff

 

5 Snipe

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel

 



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Little Woolden Moss 15.00-17.45

The large shallow pool near the path on South side of the has largely dried up, so sadly no waders were found.

5 Pied Wagtails were the only birds on the moss, except for a dozen crows.

However, throughout my visit there was a steady passage of Swallows, together with lesser numbers of House Martins

and at least 3 Sand Martins, all heading West.

2 Buzzards were seen over the moss, whist a third sat in the middle of a newly ploughed field alongside Astley Road.



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Late post for yesterday at 10.05 a.m. whilst on M62 towards Manchester, 1 Marsh Harrier seen as I drove past Irlam Moss.
Cheers Ian

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Croxdens today:

 

5 Buzzard

1 Nuthatch

10 Swallow over southwest

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Irlam Moss Fisheries:

 

1 Spotted Flycatcher

6 Chiffchaff

2 Snipe 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Other sightings from today:

Little Woolden Moss:

 

35 House Sparrow

27 Pied Wagtail

Juvenile female Peregrine

2 Snipe

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Chat and Irlam Mosses this afternoon

1 Willow Tit
Family party of 4 Buzzard
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Jay
A few Swallows and House Martins around

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Barton Moss and Ship Canal at Barton:

 

20 House Martin

1 Willow Tit

15 Meadow Pipit

4 Snipe

26 Swallow

2 Little Grebe

4 Chiffchaff

1 Kingfisher

 

Croxdens:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Peregrine high over west

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Croxdens today:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

150 Lapwings

3 Willow Tit 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart, Dave Steel and myself 



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Croxdens today:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

10 Teal

1 Whitethroat

1 Sparrowhawk

Peregrine

68 Swallow

1 Hobby

 

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Willow Warbler

75 Swallows over southwest

2 Willow Tit

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Redstart

 

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart and Dave Steel 



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Croxdens today:

 

Juvenile Peregrine carrying Woodpigeon

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Wheatear

1 Stonechat

2 Willow Warbler

1 Raven  

 

Info thanks to Dave Stewart



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Chat Moss today:

 

21 Teal

3 Green Sandpiper

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Snipe

1 juvenile Peregrine

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

2 Willow Tit

1 Peregrine

10 Chiffchaff

4 Willow Warbler

 

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

2 Golden Plover

11 Buzzard

 

 

Croxdens:

 

2 Green Sandpiper

3 Raven

 

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 juvenile Marsh Harrier (untagged)

 

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel and Dave Stewart



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Little Woolden Moss 16.00-18.00

1 Marsh Harrier- green wing tagged bird
1 Hobby
5 Buzzard
3 Snipe
1 Yellow Wagtail
1 Skylark
2 Jay
15 Linnet
2 Meadow Pipit
2 Grey Heron
3 Reed Bunting
2 Willow Warbler
2 Kestrel

-- Edited by Steven Nelson on Sunday 2nd of September 2018 08:32:15 PM

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Day spent around Little Woolden Moss and Croxdens today; small species list, but some notable ones. Nice to see the Daves again.

Little Woolden Moss:

3+ chiffchaff
2 willow tit (at least one a juvenile)
1 spotted flycatcher
6+ linnet
1 reed bunting
16 meadow pipit
64 carrion crow in fields to W.
2 golden plover (over, then seemed to drop in field to N)
1 snipe
2+ kestrel
2+ buzzard
1 marsh harrier (green wing-tagged individual noted below)

Croxdens; quite quiet:

Good sized mixed flock comprising of blue tit, great tit, long-tailed tit and chiffchaff.
2 linnet
3 swallow
2 jay heard
1 grey heron
1 kestrel
1 buzzard

Of the most note on the walk up Astley Road in the morning: 21 pied wagtail all on the same turf field, 1 raven, 3 kestrel and a juvenile buzzard repeatedly calling. Nine mistle thrush on the way back.

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A brief visit Little Woolden Moss today produced highlights of:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Grey Wagtail

2 Willow Tit

1 Whitethroat

 

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Little Woolden Moss:

 

5 Snipe

1 Nuthatch

1 Treecreeper

1 Hobby

5 Yellow Wagtail

45 House Sparrow

Green wing-tagged (from Norfolk?) Marsh Harrier

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel 



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

4 Snipe

1 Greenshank

1 Golden Plover

1 Marsh Harrier (photo)

1 Raven

1 Hobby

1 Redstart

2 Spotted Flycatcher (photo)

 

Info and images thanks to Dave Steel



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On Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Redstart

1 Little Ringed Plover

1 Snipe

 

Whilst on Chat Moss:

 

16 Grey Partridge

1 Hobby

1 Green Sandpiper

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Little Woolden Moss today:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Ringed Plover

1 Yellow Wagtail

2 Redstart

2 Marsh Harrier.

3 Snipe

A  single kettle of 33 Buzzard with morning total of 39

 

Chat Moss:

 

1 Green Sandpiper

4 Sand Martin

1 Hobby

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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Chat Moss today:

 

3 Swift

1 Greenshank

2 Willow Tit

 

Little Woolden Moss:

 

1 Peregrine

1 Wheatear

1 Marsh Harrier

 

Info thanks to Dave Steel



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