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RE: Ladybridge


A Jay on the front lawn of a bungalow on Armadale Road, as I was driving past this morning.

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This morning down the walkway near my house:

2 Jays together, flitting among garden trees and onto a roof.
Also c30 (resident) Starlings in their favourite White Poplar.

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7.50 this am:

13 Fieldfare (south) across the Middlebrook valley. Seen over, from the walkway that runs along the valley lip, by my house.



-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 30th of October 2013 06:49:12 PM

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Regularly over the last few days; a small number of Swallows feeding at very low level around the flats on Armadale
Road. Today they were alongside my vehicle as I drove past and often crossing in front of me at below bonnet height!
(Next to the flats is the copse and the flats are surrounded by lawn)

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At around 12am: 60+ chattering Jackdaws, low over, as I stood at a Bus stop on Armadale Road.

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Rob Smallwood wrote:

Now that must have been a shock!





Quite Rob, (I believe gobsmacked fits the bill)
Trust Ian to get it by return....
I presume that Ring-necked Parakeets started this way!

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Now that must have been a shock!

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Around 11am today:

Perched in next doors gutter.....
A Red-whiskered Bulbul confuse
Whistling well..ID thanks to IAN.



-- Edited by keith mills on Thursday 8th of August 2013 12:38:55 PM

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This evening for approx. 40 minutes:

15 to 20 Swifts feeding over and around mine and neighbouring gardens.
Mostly at rooftop height, and often in between trees.

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Large number of Gulls wheeling low over the centre in the evening sunshine, with some feeding off St. Bernard's
School Playing Field.
At 5.40pm ( today) I estimated c 120. Mainly Black-headed Gulls but at least 5 Common Gulls.

-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 2nd of April 2013 06:06:26 PM

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7 Fieldfare feeding on remnants of berries, Rimsdale Walk Cotoneaster, at 12.20 today

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A Grey Heron low over the bungalows opposite my house, early this morning.

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The well known tree at the bottom of Rimsdale Walk proved fruitful again this morning (11.20)

In the Tree:
Redwing..17
Fieldfare..1
Goldfinch..6
Blackbirds..4

On an adjacent roof ridge.. Mistle Thrush..1

Blue Tits..2 about.

The berries have nearly gone but the Redwing were dropping down to feed on the school playing field.

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At 5.10 this pm....30 Jackdaws circling, fairly high up, over the Golf Course near Arran Close.

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We had 15 of the fieldfare in our garden yesterday as we did our RSPB birdwatch and also a flock of 10 long tailed, what a fluke, first time we have had fieldfare all winter and also the largest number of longtailed.

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20 Fieldfare in our (Crossshill Walk) garden (am) and a puzzled looking Lapwing in the snow on St Bernard's primary school playing field.

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Around 10 am today:
14 Fieldfare feeding on berries at the Community Centre.
A Woodpigeon and a Goldfinch also present.
Snowing.

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-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 18th of January 2013 10:32:35 AM

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Winter Thrushes feeding by the Centre on the berries, at 1pm

''Flighty'' flock of 15, being a mixture of Redwing and Fieldfare.

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Birds gathering near the centre this afternoon:

Starlings.... c40
Goldfinch ....25
Redwing..9
Plenty of berries on the trees at end of Rimsdale Walk...

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7.35 this morning:
c80 Jackdaws flying at hedge height ,west, along the walkway at the top of our Grove.
Just missed me again!

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About 60 Jackdaws flying over nearby gardens: west at 7.05am today.
A Jay in next door's garden at 7.40am

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8.01 this pm:
From my back garden....
Circa 100 chattering Jackdaws low over neighboring back gardens.

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Circa 20 Swifts seen over Ladybrige,from my garden, at 6.35 this evening...... eventually they moved across Middlebrook to feed high over Heaton, but still visible from this garden.

.....Just had a recount at 7.10 pm, now c50 Swifts.

-- Edited by keith mills on Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 07:15:10 PM

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This pm around 3.10:
A flock of at least 150 Jackdaws calling and circling, low over our rear gardens, before some settled on nearby trees.


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6 Whooper swan over Ladybridge high school this morning flying very low in the fog,closely followed by 9 Oystercatcher 7.15.Nice start to the day

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Just popped down to see them before MOT DAY for my Vehicle.
A restless flock of 20 plus Fieldfare arrived at 8.55 am.
Landing on the trees at the bottom of Rimsdale Walk and doing fly abouts and returning.
I presume they are waiting for all the school and centre traffic to subside before feeding.

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HI Keith, thanks must give credit where due, my partner Lisa found them whilst going to the shop....and those waxwings, would love to see them back (in the very same berry bush!!)

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julian shimmin wrote:

Flock of 40+ Fieldfare (and a couple of Redwing) at the bottom of Rimsdale Walk, Ladybridge, Bolton. Feeding on the berry bushes adjacent to Ladybridge Community Centre at 1630.
Great to see just around the corner from home :)





Well done Julian, I checked the adjacent Lombardy Poplars out this morning for Waxwing, but drew a blank.(Remembering, Forty two Waxwing here last Winter and one in my Ladybridge garden!)

-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 8th of February 2012 06:34:07 PM

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Flock of 40+ Fieldfare (and a couple of Redwing) at the bottom of Rimsdale Walk, Ladybridge, Bolton. Feeding on the berry bushes adjacent to Ladybridge Community Centre at 1630.
Great to see just around the corner from home :)

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I was out most of the day but didn't see them again on my return home about 3.00pm I did have a mooch round the nearby gardens and also round Rumworth but no further sightings.
They were in the trees at the bottom of the garden for about 20 minutes around 9.00am I didn't see them feeding, but some of the trees do have berries.

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Pete, if you saw a birder running up and down your street this afternoon it was probably Paul Heaton and he reports no further sign of the Waxwings. Warford senior also drew a blank in other nearby locations.

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Great bird for your garden Pete. biggrin.gif Look forward to seeing your video footage. Waxwings have a tendancy to occur more often in built up areas rather than in open fields with hedges and prefer rowans and other small berry bushes as opposed to hawthorns (although they will eat hawthorns). They usually end up in town centres, for example the car park around Morrisons(no berries there though ive checkedwink.gif) or Argos in Bolton. They could still be around your street or estate so worth keeping an eye out.

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3 waxwings in the garden this morning, as we live only a few hundred yards from Rumworth, I wouldn't be surprised to find others there, as the hedgerows are covered in berries. I will check later.

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