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RE: ASTLEY, CHAT, LITTLE WOOLDEN AND ASSOCIATED MOSSES


301023 am...Rain persisted

Irlam Moss 

4 Grey Partridge

2 Kestrel

Chat Moss

36 Stock Dove

5 Bullfinch

1 Marsh Harrier

1 Little Egret

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

7 Snipe

2 Great Black-Backed Gull...flying North @ 1020

5 Herring Gull

5 Siskin

1 Chiffchaff

 



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291023 am

Chat Moss

1 Chiffchaff

31 Skylark

25 Reed Bunting

13 Lesser Redpoll

9 Yellowhammer

2 Marsh Harrier

1 Woodcock

5 Snipe

1 Siskin

34 Meadow Pipit

2 Goldcrest

3 Buzzard

 

 



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281023 am

New Moss Wood...Planning for Everyone stated that on this site there would be a 10% biodiversity gain as 'compensation' for building on the Moss...I asked at one of the Inspector Examinations I had attended "which trees do Skylark Nest in" it was worth, the very fair I must admit, Inspectors remark to me that 'this is not a quiz Mr Steel'....allowing me to continue my point ...they don't---they nest on the ground on the Mossland PfE proposes to build on...saying further...There will be NO GAIN for the most threatened of all our bird species...Farmland birds...my point was seemingly (in  my opinion) seen floating way above the heads of the two Kings Council employed to support the PfE plans....

15 Robin

20 Wren

10 Chaffinch

2 Nuthatch

6 Bullfinch

52 Jackdaw---flying over

9 Great Tit

7 Dunnock

11 Redwing

7 Siskin

Little Woolden Moss

31 Meadow Pipit

3 Corn Bunting

14 Teal 

34 Lapwing

1 Greylag Goose

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

4 Snipe

11 Meadow Pipit

1 Green Sandpiper

42 Fieldfare

1 Lesser Redpoll

2 Buzzard

17 Starling

5 Reed Bunting

 

 



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271023 am

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

5 Snipe

32 Starling

3 Yellowhammer

5 Grey Partridge

19 Reed Bunting

11 Skylark

1 Marsh Harrier

Little Woolden Moss

160 Skylark

1 Merlin...Male

19 Lapwing

22 Meadow Pipit

4 Stonechat...2 Pair

6 Tree Sparrow

10 Blackbird

14 Redwing

44 Lesser Repoll

2 Sparrowhawk...male

15 Fieldfare

3 Buzzard

52 Starling

...and on the Stewardship Crop...yet another Superb Stewardship crop carefully sown and Nurtured by Whitegate Farm (this year dominated by Sunflowers---the understory has other feed plants)

80 Chaffinch 

120 Linnet

6 Brambling

9 Tree Sparrow

12 Greenfinch

6 Grey Partridge



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261023 am

Barton Moss in Heavy Rain

1 Buzzard

1 Chiffchaff

59 Chaffinch

2 Goldcrest

22 Meadow Pipit

7 Snipe

6 Yellowhammer

1 Stonechat

1 Common Gull

2 Great Black-Backed Gull

6 Reed Bunting

140 Linnet

125 Fieldfare

1 Sparrowhawk...Female

Irlam Moss

18 Pink Footed Geese feeding and resting

6 Rook

2 Goldcrest

6 Rook

35 Jackdaw

 

 



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Reply to Michael's last Post

There is an intention by the LWT to bring in contractors (along with volunteers) to remove the Birch...it's part of their ongoing effort to rewet the site to such a degree that these trees will be unable to grow...peer across the reserve from the North Gate looking south and west and you will see how much they have achieved...and can continue to achieve...they are a charity after all and it takes money to tackle jobs of such enormity...

The Hobby have been a fairly regular feature of the site ONLY  SINCE the LWT started their slow but sure restoration of the site since the purchased it in 2012...before that the completely bare peat caused by Peat Milling held no dragonfly and hence no Hobby...now it can abound with Dragonfly

Field 62 is now owned by Natural England and they have started to remove the Willow that sprung up since the field was left fallow...their intention is to re-wet it but as they have only purchased it in recent times such transformation will take time

Field 52 is Wheat Stubble and is quite wet (it was always a soggy field especially in it's Northern Section...it will be left fallow but I feel that the oddity of the Moss is that once fields dry out (due to the hot summers we have had of late) they never really attain their pooled like state which brought in Whooper Swan and Pink-Footed Geese...but I hold out hope that the planned re-wetting now Natural England own it will eventually improve the wildlife potential of this and the other Fields NE now own...There may be a spring sown crop next spring which I am hoping for because this suits and supports Lapwings in the breeding season...

 

There is MUCH positivity for the Moss and its struggling wildlife than in previous decades of my regular visits...especially with the long term commitment by the Charity Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Now Natural England...it's just that we have to be patient...as for me at my age I wish it could all take place tomorrow...but at least there is hope for future generations in my opinion

 

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Sun 29/10/23, 13:00-15:30

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR only

  • Sparrowhawk - female - being mobbed by 2 crows as I drove to the east end of the reserve
  • Marsh Harrier - 2+1 - all female or immature - definitely 2 because I saw them together, the one I saw over an hour later may have been one of those 2
  • Buzzards - several
  • Kestrels - 2
  • Grey Heron - 3 - together
  • Yellowhammer - 2
  • FieldFare - about 15 flew over in a spread out flock
  • Snipe - 1

Absolutely NO ducks, not even a Mallard, no Teal at the western end, no waders either - I suspect the water level's a bit too high although I could of course have just missed them, and definitely no Black Grouse

I've been coming here (the reserve) about once a month for nearly 2 and half years - the vegetation has definitely increased in that time, there seem to be loads of small trees (silver birch?) springing up and the vegetation is much thicker around the perimeter. Now it may well be that this improves the site ecologically and encourages more species of all sorts of things; plants, flowers, insects, even birds maybe, but in my opinion, it's become a worse site for birdwatching, much more difficult to see anything - I'm starting to wonder whether I'll bother outside of Hobby season.

And what is all this quick growing stuff in field 62 and field 52 off the Twelve Yards Road? Two winters ago there were 500 Pink-footed Geese in 62, can't see that happening this winter.



-- Edited by Michael Hood on Sunday 29th of October 2023 06:14:25 PM

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251023 am...Mist/Fog to mid-morn

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

32 Skylark 

7 Chaffinch

15 Wren

6 Snipe

1 Marsh Harrier...Fem/Immature

5 Yellowhammer

7 Reed Bunting

5 Grey Partridge

2 Lesser Redpoll

 

 



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The reserve quiet this lunchtime but a big finch flock feeding on sunflowers at Red House Farm contained 8 Brambling, 2 Tree Sparrow, a Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting along with 10 Linnets and many Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Greenfinch. Hedges/trees around Glaze Brook alive with >600 Fieldfares and 200 Redwing. A Raven and a Golden Plover over.



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241023 am

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

16 Chaffinch 

15 Lesser Redpoll

2 Great Black-Backed Gull...heading north

1 Little Egret flying east @ 0835

5 Snipe

4 Goldcrest

2 Redwing

Chat Moss

8 Reed Bunting

6 Stock Dove

2 Rook

1 Marsh Harrier @ 1120

26 Siskin

4 Snipe

2 Sparrowhawk...Male

9 Linnet

2 Willow Tit

700 Woodpigeon

2 Yellowhammer

2 Lesser Redpoll

2 Cormorant.



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This morning:

Little Woolden Moss NR - foggy first thing:
1 Whimbrel heard but not seen due to fog
2 flocks of Pink-footed Geese heard but not seen
1 Marsh Harrier - female
26 Lapwing
6 Bullfinch over in a flock
45+ Redwing
8 Lesser Redpoll over
9 Siskin over in a flock

Chat & Irlam Mosses:
2 Little Egret
3 Water Rail calling to each other
1 Brambling
4 Yellowhammer
2 Bullfinch
16 Lesser Redpoll
7 Goldcrest
11 Snipe
150+ Fieldfare
30+ Redwing
100+ Stock Dove
3 Kestrel
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker



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231023 am

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

6 Reed Bunting

7 Lesser Redpoll

8 Skylark

3 Yellowhammer

1 Brambling

Cadishead Moss

2 Great Black-Backed Gull

38 Black-Headed Gull

6 Grey Partridge

4 Stonechat...2 Pair

160 Starling

23 Goldfinch

1 Grey Wagtail

...and a prime example of how 'green waste' is not that green...with several fields despoiled with plastic after 'saving the plane 'green waste' (hollow laughs now permitted) has been spread over them during the  past few years

Irlam Moss

190 Starling

68 Meadow Pipit

7 Snipe

8 Skylark

2 Yellowhammer

8 Grey Partridge

4 Fieldfare

4 Goldcrest

2 Nuthatch

Chat Moss

2 Stonechat...Pair

2 Lesser Redpoll

11 Meadow Pipit

1 Marsh Harrier

 

 



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Chat Moss 13.27-15.50

Merlin 1 male
Marsh Harrier 1 female
Little Egret 2
Fieldfare 164
Linnet 44
Redpoll 25
Yellowhammer 3
Reed Bunting 4

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Chat and Irlam Mosses - late am/early pm

3 Little Egret
1 Tree Sparrow - my first on this part of the mosses for a long time
1 Willow Tit
2 Chiffchaff in mixed tit flock
2 Stonechat
160+ Fieldfare
40+ Redwing
28 Lesser Redpoll
1 Yellowhammer
40+ Reed Bunting
26 Linnet
400+ Woodpigeon
12 Snipe
1 Water Rail heard
22 Goldcrest
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Kestrel


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221023 am

Irlam Moss

70 Fieldfare

13 Blackbird

1 Buzzard

36 Lesser Black-Backed Gull

2 Great Black-Backed Gull

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

17 Skylark

1 Raven

1 Chiffchaff

Little Woolden Moss

240 Skylark

3 Lesser Redpoll

5 Stonechat

1 Merlin...Male in pursuit of Skylark...

75 Fieldfare

17 Meadow Pipit

150 Starling

2 Brambling...flying south @ 1155

6 Grey Partridge

1 Raven 

2 Pheasant...male having a Mexican Standoff 'fight'

Chat Moss

4 Buzzard

1 Marsh Harrier...with attendant Carrion Crows

40 Skylark



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Little Woolden Moss - late am/early pm

5 Brambling
8 Tree Sparrow
10 Greenfinch
c.240 Pink-footed Geese over west. 3 skeins - c100+c80+c60
2 Raven
3 Stonechat
26 Fieldfare
1 Buzzard
10 Goldcrest
1 Siskin

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211023 am

Barton Moss

2 Grey Partridge

2 Raven

24 Redwing

360 Fieldfare

25 Chaffinch

11 Skylark

16 Lesser Redpoll

16 Blackbird

Chat Moss

7 Snipe

3 Stonechat

42 Fieldfare

5 Great Black-Backed Gull



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201023 am

Chat Moss in the Pouring Rain

1 Little Egret

75 Mallard

4 Goldcrest

3 Bullfinch

5 Snipe

6 Lesser Redpoll

9 Skylark

Irlam Moss

230 Lapwing

600 Starling

65 Black-Headed Gull

 



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Little Woolden Moss NR

Late post for yesterday early evening:
Yellow-browed Warbler calling and seen fleetingly a couple of times at eastern entrance with Goldcrests and tit flock.

This morning:
Unfortunately no further sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler this morning

Also:
1 Black Grouse - male - showed well on one of the bund walls for over 30 mins before flying off.
1 Marsh Harrier - fem/imm
1 Peregrine in a noisy skirmish with a Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk - female
2 Kestrel
1 Buzzard
1 Stonechat - male
60+ Fieldfare
24 Redwing
300+ Woodpigeon over south
4 Snipe
60+ Skylark
5 Goldcrest including a male displaying to a female
8 Lesser Redpoll
6 Herring Gull over east
10 Great Black-backed Gull over east

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191023 am

Little Woolden Moss

160 Meadow Pipit

12 Teal

34 Mallard

74 Lapwing

280 Fieldfare

500 Starling

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

28 Skylark

1 Redshank

4 Great Black-Backed Gull

46 Meadow Pipit

7 Snipe

19 Reed Bunting

27 Wren

135 Fieldfare

5 Redwing

21 Starling

2 Dunlin...flying south @ 1044

2 Dunlin...Flying South @ 1115

12 Lesser Redpoll

1 Green Sandpiper

1 Yellowhammer

4 Grey Heron

2 Marsh Harrier...

2 Bullfinch

 



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Irlam and Chat Mosses - am

4 Chiffchaff - including 2 giving bursts of song
3 Little Egret
1 Little Grebe
1 Raven
11 Snipe
8 Lesser Redpoll
1 Siskin
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Bullfinch
5 Goldcrest
3 Song Thrush
9 Skylark


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Little Woolden Moss NR - late afternoon

2 Marsh Harrier - fem/juv
1 Sparrowhawk - female
42 Pink-footed Geese flew in to roost
1 Stonechat
32 Great Black-backed Gull over west in numerous small groups
18 Snipe
75+ Fieldfare
1 Siskin
14 Reed Bunting
1 Grey Heron


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Irlam Moss

7 Grey Partridge

Chat Moss

9 Lesser Redpoll

2 Stonechat---Pair

26 Skylark...5 in song

11 Reed Bunting

4 Great Black-Backed Gull...flying North

1 Sparrowhawk...female

1 Siskin

15 Linnet

16 Stock Dove

3 Yellowhammer

18 House Sparrow

2 Tree Sparrow

38 Meadow Pipit

32 Mallard

2 Goldcrest

46 Fieldfare

7 Snipe

2 Raven @ 0952

 



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Irlam & Chat Moss and Little Woolden Moss NR - morning

Highlights:

54+ Lesser Redpoll - a notable movement mostly passing over W-E including flocks of 18, 14 & 9 but some feeding in trees. More were heard but not seen.
2 Raven over west
2 Little Egret
2 Stonechat - pair
10 Snipe over
2 Bullfinch
1 Water Rail heard
3 Buzzard
4 Kestrel
12 Goldcrest
18 Fieldfare
1 Redwing
5 Song Thrush - probably migrants
1 Mistle Thrush
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
14 Skylark - some in song flight
1 Cormorant over fishery

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171023 am

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

52 Skylark...moving South

21 Chaffinch

26 Meadow Pipit

1 Golden Plover Flying South @ 0920

2 Dunlin Flying South @ 0936

22 Lesser Redpoll

4 Great Black-Backed Gull heading North

2 Goldcrest

155 Fieldfare...in several flocks

1 Peregrine Male with Fieldfare on its mind

1 Marsh Harrier @ 1043

7 Teal

2 Green Sandpiper

1 Black Grouse...rocketing out of view...still not gained an image of this bird save for a silhouette...

3 Siskin

3 Yellowhammer

6 Grey Partridge



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Thursday 19th October. Little Woolden Moss NR

Red Kite (1) at 11:35 hrs flying from West to East pestered by Carrion Crows

Also seen:
Marsh Harrier (2) both Female
Kestrel (2)
Lapwing (4) Nice to chat with Ian Jenkinson

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161023 am

Irlam Moss

6 Grey Partridge

13 Blackbird

1 Redwing

75 Meadow Pipit

Cadishead Moss

1 Stonechat...Female

3 Song Thrush

4 Grey Partridge

2 Siskin

90 Linnet

40 Starling

9 Pied Wagtail

1 Chiffchaff

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

6 Snipe

1 Chiffchaff

1 Peregrine...Male

11 Skylark

2 Great Black-Backed Gull

Little Woolden Moss

48 Fieldfare

130 Skylark

2 Stonechat...Pair

80 Jackdaw

 



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151023 am

Little Woolden Moss

6 Stonechat...3 Pair

1 Sparrowhawk

1 Marsh Harrier attacked by Carrion Crows

140 Skylark

6 Grey Partridge

65 Linnet

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

13 Lapwing

2 Lesser Redpoll

1 Snipe

12 Skylark

8 Linnet



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Late afternoon wander round Chat Moss and Irlam Moss. Highlights: 3 buzzards on Irlam Moss; 30+ stock doves on Twelve Yards Road; 2 little egrets and 12 snipe on the pool to the North of Twelve Yards Road. (Also bumped into a chap who was looking for his goshawk which had done a runner from Rixton, a juvenile female with a tail bell.)

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141023 am

Chat Moss

5 Siskin

6 Bullfinch

4 Snipe

1 Little Egret

1 Marsh Harrier @ 1020

1 Buzzard attacked by Carrion Crows

17 Skylark

24 Lesser Redpoll

2 Whooper Swan...flying North @ 1056

1 Kingfisher

5 Teal

1 Raven @ 1212

1 Fieldfare

1 Sparrowhawk

Irlam Moss

50 Lapwing



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131023 am

Irlam Moss

250 Lapwing

330 Starling

1 Grey wagtail

5 Great Black-Backed Gull

370 Black-Headed Gull

1 Little Egret

15 Whooper Swan Flying North @ 1330

Chat Moss

53 Skylark

14 Whooper Swan---Flying North @ 1053

2 Chiffchaff

1 Sparrowhawk...Female

6 Snipe

22 Fieldfare

52 Mallard

2 Lesser Redpoll

1 Raven

4 Grey Partridge

 



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121023 am

Little Woolden Moss

165 Skylark

7 Grey Partridge

2 Yellowhammer

19 Linnet

2 Stonechat....Pair

48 Meadow Pipit

2 Buzzard

9 House Sparrow

Irlam Moss

1 Little Egret



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Chat & Irlam Mosses - am:

1 Little Egret over west
1 Willow Tit heard
1 Chiffchaff
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Kestrel

Little Woolden Moss NR - late afternoon/early evening:

3 Merlin - 1 smart male sat in a tree, then 2 females which arrived together from the west, with one bird swooping quite low over my head! Both females began putting on a great show hunting over the reserve. The highest single count of Merlin for me on the mosses or indeed anywhere!

Also:
2 Marsh Harrier together - female/imm
1 Green Sandpiper
20+ Snipe flew in
3 Lapwing
80+ Meadow Pipit including a flock of 60+ that flew in and then flushed by the Merlins.
24 Fieldfare
21 Pink-footed Geese over east
2 Greylag Geese over west
12 Canada Geese
2 Goldcrest
4 Lesser Redpoll
1 Great Black-backed Gull over west
3 Grey Partridge calling
..And 1 ex-Goldfinch - large clump of feathers found


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111023 am

Irlam Moss

40 Starling

8 Pheasant

150 Lapwing

220 Black-Headed Gull

34 Lesser Black-Backed Gull

2 Great Black-Backed Gull

1 Stonechat

15 Mistle Thrush

1 Golden Plover flying South @ 1057

3 Yellowhammer

Chat Moss

1500 Woodpigeon

4 Skylark

11 Yellowhammer

21 Reed Bunting

1 Golden Plover Flying South @ 1122

25 Golden Plover Flying high and south @ 1158...thank goodness they called otherwise they would have sped by un-noticed!

1 Raven 

22 House Sparrow

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR east

7 Snipe

2 Great Black-Backed Gull

 



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Chat and Barton Mosses - late am/early pm

Possible Ring Ouzel amongst a small group of Blackbirds that flushed from a hawthorn bush as I walked past. But it was a very fleeting glimpse and all the birds quickly disappeared into dense vegetation and couldnt be relocated. A pale patch underneath was noticeable as it flew. The Blackbirds were most probably migrants. It will have go down as one that got away.

Also:
3 Snipe
1 Siskin
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Buzzard
60+ Stock Dove
3 Skylark
12 Greenfinch
4 Chaffinch
4 Great Black-backed Gulls over
40+ Linnet
Grey Partridge heard

Otherwise very quiet

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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR...with Ian Jenkinson (such sharp eyed observations...good job my hearing is still on form...no rock concerts when young I guess!) for the most part of this wander

115 Meadow Pipit

12 Reed Bunting

22 Skylark

14 Snipe

30 Teal

250 Redwing following the glaze and heading south @ 1117

2 Golden Plover (thanks ears) 1 flying south @ 1120 and 1 @ 1135

5 Lapwing

5 Swallow @ 1142 (ta Ian)

1 Black Grouse (male)...to Ian's delight...as for me where has this bird 1 come from...and 2 where has it been of late since I first noted it on April 24th

Little Woolden Moss

2 Kestrel

200 Skylark

 

 

 



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091023 am

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

15 Snipe

8 Reed Bunting

12 Dunlin

2 Golden Plover...1 @ 1157 and 1 @ 1204...both flying south

1 Redshank @ 1222

and a nice meet up with Alan Moss long time no see Alan



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This evening:

Chat Moss:
42 Pink-footed Geese feeding in f52

Little Woolden Moss NR:
1 Tawny Owl - landed on the path 10 metres in front of me for a few seconds. Presumably it had caught something.
7 Snipe flew in
5 Great Black-backed Gull over west
11 Skylark over


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Little Woolden Moss

230 Skylark

42 Linnet

2 Stonechat...Pair

140 Jackdaw

2 Lesser Redpoll

1 Sparrowhawk...Female

3 Yellowhammer

14 House Sparrow.

 



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Irlam Moss

2 Yellowhammer

2 Grey Partridge

340 Starling

1 Raven flying South @ 1055

16 Meadow Pipit

5 Snipe

1 Little Egret...flying South @ 1146

220 Lapwing

3 Great Black-Backed Gull

1 Golden Plover Flying over @ 1210

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

170 Lapwing

2 Siskin

1 Hobby...immature @ 1340

 



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061023 am

Irlam Moss

10 Chiffchaff...one in song

6 Stock Dove

350 Starling

200 Lapwing

Chat Moss

9 Skylark

6 Linnet

5 Snipe

1 Little Egret

7 Chiffchaff...one in song

5 Bullfinch

2 Siskin

30 Lesser Redpoll flew rapidly North South @ head height @ 1205

 



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051023 am

Irlam Moss

400 Black-Headed Gull

4 Great Black-Backed Gull

360 Lapwing

380 Starling

4 Golden Plover....to think @ this time of the year over in Worsley along the Bridgewater Canal I used to see 400 plus of these birds in the early sixties...now I rejoice at seeing just 1% of that number...what on earth have we done to our wildlife in only one lifetime....

5 Mistle Thrush

1 Grey Wagtail

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

7 Snipe

13 Skylark

8 Linnet

 



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Little Woolden Moss NR - am

1 Marsh Harrier - juv
70+ Skylark feeding in fields just north of reserve
150+ Lapwing over
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Little Woolden Moss LWTNR West

1 Juvenile Marsh Harrier

1 Peregrine mobbing The Harrier

1 Merlin over west

1 Kestrel

3 Snipe

12 Linnet

18 Meadow Pipit

1 Stonechat male

140 Starling

2 Swallow

2 Reed Bunting

2 Chiffchaff

150 Woodpigeon 

1 Little Grebe   R. Glaze

2 Mute Swan pair  R. Glaze



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041023 am

Irlam Moss

85 Pied Wagtail

125 Meadow Pipit

90 Lapwing

150 Starling

320 Black-Headed Gull

15 Lesser Black-Backed Gull

1 Kestrel--with prey

Chat Moss

1 Marsh Harrier

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

45 Skylark

2 Lesser Redpoll

16 Meadow Pipit

7 Snipe

36 Lapwing

1 Marsh Harrier @ 1140 hunting over western section of reserve

21 Starling

3 Marsh Harrier @ 1253...all three hunting east west along north bank of the reserve

Little Woolden Moss

52 Skylark

22 Linnet

6 Grey Partridge

2 Stonechat...pair



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Little Woolden Moss NR - Late post for yesterday evening. Brief visit.

1 Marsh Harrier - fem/juv
6 Snipe flew in
1 Lesser Redpoll
20+ Meadow Pipit over in one flock

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Barton Moss

27 Stock Dove

6 Siskin

7 Linnet

2 Goldcrest

43 Linnet

1 Sparrowhawk...male

7 Meadow Pipit

5 Swallow

1 Snipe.

 



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280923 am

Irlam Moss

22 Skylark

26 Meadow Pipit

11 Linnet

Little Woolden Moss LWTNR

14 Chiffchaff

22 Skylark

3 Swallow

15 Reed Bunting

68 Teal

9 House Martin

8 Snipe

75 Lesser Redpoll

6 Grey Partridge

Little Woolden Moss

80 Skylark

5 Reed Bunting

25 Lapwing

2 Grey Partridge

Chat Moss

5 Grey Partridge

11 Skylark

18 Jackdaw

10 House Martin

5 Swallow

 



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A ringtail Hen Harrier was identified by Barry Reed on 1st October at Little Woolden Moss (no sign yesterday morning) as well as 3 Marsh Harrier in the air together.

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Chat and Irlam Mosses - late am - early pm

2 Golden Plover over west - singles
3 Little Egret
1 Marsh Harrier - fem/juv
26 Snipe - flocks of 10+9+4+3 over west
3 Lapwing
1 Grey Wagtail
1 Buzzard
2 Kestrel
1 Sparrowhawk - female
6 Lesser Redpoll
6 Chiffchaff - one singing
4 Swallow south
3 Yellowhammer
60+ Linnet
1 Skylark - in song flight
50+ Meadow Pipit
4 Reed Bunting
6 Shoveler
90+ Mallard
3 Teal


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