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RE: Heywood


Birtle 7th March
Nuthatches calling from small groups of mature trees just past the Pack Horse, at Moor Bank and at Castle Hill.
Quarry
Chiffchaff x 1
White Ash
Tufted Duck x 3 pairs
Mute swan x 2 pairs
Chiffchaff x 1
Canada Geese x 6

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A pair of Kestrel noisily flying around and inspecting a mill in the Queens Park area.

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3 Little Grebe on Queens Park lake plus all the usuals and 3 man made islands have suddenly appeared

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30 Fieldfare flew NW over Green Lane, Heywood around 10am.

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The time fits perfectly Mike, thanks for confirming. smile

C. Jepson-Brown

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9 whoopers seen over Elton that day at 12:50


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Whilst driving near Junction 19 of the motorway, nine or so swans, that looked very whooper-like flew east over the car this aft'.

C. Jepson-Brown

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Birtle - White Ash
Great Crested Grebe x 1
Tufted Duck x 1
Canada Geese x 40
Mute Swan pair
Chiffchaff x 1 - sang briefly.

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Chadwick Lane> Harefield Hall Fields
Redstart male + three others on one of the fences around the grazing meadow. Family party on the move perhaps.

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Birtle. Gristlehurst Lane > Higher Tack Lee > White Ash
Whitethroat x5 singing along the route.
Willow Warbler c 6 throughout.
Blackcap x 1 above White Ash
Chiffchaff x 1 at Tack Lee and nr Delph House Farm
Swift x 4 over
Lapwing x pair and Black Headed Gull x 1 nr Heywoods Farm
Canada Goose + 4 juv at White Ash
Bullfinch pair at the quarry, plus Jay, Kestrel and Song Thrush
Linnets x 2 at the quarry, c6 off Gristlehurst Lane
Grey Wagtail x 1 on stream adjacent Elbut Lane
House Sparrows evident at buildings throughout.


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Roch Valley Way to Queen's Park 0930 - 1200

Wren x 4
Blackbird x 5
Mallard x 6 including 3 chicks
Dipper x 1 newly fledged
Carrion Crow x 2
Blackcap x 1
Blue Tit x 8
Great Tit x 2
Song Thrush x 1
Grey Heron x 12+
Mute Swan x 2 + 6 chicks
Chiffchaff x 1
Moorhen x 2
Jackdaw x 2
Wood Pigeon x 6
Grey Wagtail x 4
Robin x 4
Kingfisher x 1
Black Headed Gull x 5
Jay x 3
Goosander x 2 1m+1f
Mistle Thrush x 1
Nuthatch x 1
Dunnock x 1
Canada Goose x 2
Buzzard x 2 mobbed by 2 magpie
Willow Warbler x 1
Coot x 2 + 1 chick
Swift x 2
Collared Dove x 2

-- Edited by Steve Thomson on Monday 5th of May 2014 01:59:46 PM

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Roch Valley Way 230 pm - 530 pm

Long Tailed Tit x 2
Magpie x 8
Great Tit x 4
Jay x 6
Grey Wagtail x 4
Blue Tit x 10+
Mallard x 2
Mistle Thrush x 1
Wood Pigeon x 4
Song Thrush x 2
Goosander x 3 (f)
Dipper x 1
Kingfisher x 2
Carrion Crow x 2
Grey Heron x 1
Kestrel x 1
Blackbird x 3
Blackcap x 1
Canada goose x 2
Moorhen x 1
Coot x 2
Chiffchaff x 1
Mute Swan x 1
Black Headed Gull x 1
Goldfinch x 3
Jackdaw x 2

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Walk from St Josephs school to Pilsworth fisheries and back 10 am - 1 pm

Greenfinch x 2
Goldfinch x 4
Blue Tit x 5
Great Tit x 3
Long Tailed Tit x 2
Blackbird x 10
Mistle Thrush x 1
Jay x 4
Carrion Crow + Jackdaw flock of around 200
Magpie x 7
Rook x 50+
Dunnock x 1
Blackcap x 1
Wren x 3
House Sparrow x 4
Swallow x 6
Robin x 4
Starling x 7
Lapwing x 13
chaffinch x 2
Skylark x 2
Pied Wagtail x 2
Linnet flock of around 30 birds
Collared Dove x3
Chiffchaff x 1

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2 swallows on Queens Park lake

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Roch Valley this morning

Blackcap x 2
Goosander x 3 (1f + 2m)
Blue Tit x 20+
Great Tit x 10+
Nuthatch x 6
Jackdaw x 2
Mallard x 5 (4m + 1f)
Robin x 1
Dunnock x 1
Blackbird x 4
Magpie x 4
Long Tailed Tit x 3
Grey Wagtail x 1
Jay x 1
Wood Pigeon x 2
Swallow x 1

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I was at Heywood ELR Station yesterday afternoon, Sat 1st March 2014, about 2.30 pm. I saw what I think were two pairs of buzzards circling overhead in the clear sky. No wind, either. Unmistakable call quite a few times.

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Birtle
Swallows x 50 counted but many more over the meadows
House Martin x 30
Meadow Pipits x 30 overhead going south.
Kestrel x 1
Chiffchaff x 1
White Ash Lodge
Mute Swan x 10 - all seemed to be adults.
Coots c 6
Canada Geese c 25

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Queens Park Area
Whitethroat x 1 singing Crimble side of Roch.
Chiffchaff x 3 - Hooley Bridge & Crimble. Outnumbering the single Willow Warbler.
Blackcap x 2. Hooley Bridge & Crimble.
Sparrowhawk x 1 - Crimble.


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Hares hill road / pilsworth area 25/3 17:00

C. 100 lapwings in fields plus many large gulls in fields and on tip

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Sat 22/3 15:30
Rochdale road by cemetery

Flock of c. 40 fieldfares

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Originally posted by Colin Ramsden today:

SD81Q Heywood East 7th Feb

Chadwick Lane area - remnant frost, ground crisp underfoot.
Bullfinch x 3
Goldfinch c4
Blackbird c6
Coal Tit x 1
Long Tailed Tit c4
Great Tit c4
Mistle Thrush singing
Jackdaw x 6
Wren x 3 - near the stream
Snipe x 3 - from the streamside soft ground



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Queens Park - am.

1 Little Grebe and c25 Coot. Not a great deal else.

It's great to see that the pair of Mute Swans here have raised one cygnet to an age at which it is able to fly

Cheers,

Bill.

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Osprey over this morning at 09:20, heading east.

Info thanks to Dave Ousey

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28th March - am - Queens Park.

12 active nests in the heronry, including 1 nest with 2 half sized young and 1 nest with three slightly smaller young visible. biggrin.gif

Pair of Mute Swans, Woodpigeon nest with 2 small young in it, 2 Nuthatch calling, 2 Mistle Thrush singing.

Chiloe Wigeon still present.

Cheers,

Bill.

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24th February - am.

Queens Park, Heywood.

Chiloe Wigeon (presumably an escape/release?) with other waterfowl. Not really sure of the sex, possibly a female?confuse.gif .....as it appeared to be trying to attach itself to the male of a pair of Mallards, who didn't really seem all that keen on its attentions! biggrin.gif

Also - 8 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, c60 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Mute Swan, 8 Coot, 7 Moorhen, c25 Black-headed Gulls, c30 Mallard and 13 Grey Heron.

Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush and Chaffinch all singing.

Cheers,

Bill.

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Queens Park Lake

Tufted Duck M x 2
Canada Geese c40
Moorhen c6
Coot c6
Mallard c12
Mute Swans x 8 and one a quarter mile downstream on the Roch

Queens Park
Lively with goldfinch.

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Queens Park.

Early pm.

7 Mistle Thrush,
Family party of Chaffinches - including begging, recently fledged young.
2 independent juvenile Treecreepers.
Still a few young Grey Herons hanging around the heronry.

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Queens Park Lake
Canada Geese c 50
Mute Swan juveniles x 2
Coot x 2
Mallard c 6

Roch Valley - Crimble
Chiffchaff singing
Dipper x 1
G Wagtail x 1
Nuthatch x 1
Wren x 4
Jay x 1
Mistle Thrush x 2
Robins - plenty


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Sunday 9th November

Queens Park Lake
Goosander - Brownheads x 17, male x 1
Mallard c 20
Tufted Duck male x 1
Coot c8
Heron x 1


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Thanks for clearing that one up Simon. I can see that you are right.

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Colin, I popped in to the Park this afternoon and the bird in question is a Female/immature Ruddy Duck. Could have been different though.

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Roch Valley
Dippers singing on Roch at Hooley Bridge and Cheesden/Roch confluence.

Queens Park Lake
Canade Geese x 20
Grey Wagtail x 1
Coot x 5
Moorhen x 4
Mallard x 13
Tufted Duck Male x 1 Female x 4
Ring-Necked Duck - possible juvenile x 1. Sleeker than Tufted and not particularly consorting with them. Definite black cap - no distinctive face markings. Perhaps someone else can have a look. Was also on yesterday with solitary male tufted.




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