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RE: Heywood


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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.

-- Edited by Bill Myerscough on Thursday 24th of February 2011 11:58:50 AM

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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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