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RE: Dukinfield, Ashton, Stalybridge


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Amazing sighting this morning in next doors garden, whilst scanning for a couple of warblers I thought I could see flitting about I dropped on a Spotted Flycatcher sat out in the tree top. Watched for a minute or so before it flew out of sight. I did pick up one of the warblers a little later that one was a Willow Warbler.

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Peregrine Falcon direct and speedy North over Stalybridge centre 5 minutes ago.



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Thurs 12th Aug.

Dukinfield. 20.45 hrs. 4 Swift wheeling and screaming above Foundry St precinct.

Weds 11th aug.

Stalybridge. 14.30 hrs. Harrop Edge. Hobby.

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A Sparrowhawk was soaring high above Jeffreys Drive in Dukinfield at 1230. Also c10 Swift

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Female Mandarin Duck on Ashton canal near bridge 21 towards Droylsden



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2 Mute Swan with 4 cygnets on the Ashton Canal this morning. Also juvenile Grey Heron. 2 Swift over.



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First for me on my morning cycle, a Common Sandpiper on the Ashton Canal just East of Guide Bridge train Station, towards Portland Basin. Also a Willow Warbler, and a Sand martin over. 07.10am.



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A quick walk along the river tame between dukinfield and ashton 2 grey herons 1 kingfisher 2 female goosander 4 canada geese 1 cormorant

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A Ring-necked Parakeet flew over Morrisons car park in the direction of Dukinfield Park when I was packing my shopping into the car this afternoon.

-- Edited by Karen Foulkes on Saturday 10th of April 2021 04:24:57 PM

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30/3/21 Dukinfield Park area

Seen flying over the garden this afternoon, 1 Peregrine circling north at about 3:15 then a Buzzard moving determinedly south about 30mins later.

The Rose-ringed Parakeet, a female, has been seen to visit the garden feeders 3 times in the last 2 days.

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Dippers upstream from Victoria Bridge, Trinity St at 7pm this evening

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Two Sand Martin over Ashton Asda car park this afternoon, not far from their breeding site.

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Blackcap on Ashton Canal between Portland Basin and Guide Bridge, also drake Goosander, 2 Grey Wagtail and Chiffchaff.



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Peregrine over Guide Bridge train station at 07.15. Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaff along Aston canal.



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4 Sand Martin over the Tame in Dukinfield from Tame Street. Also 4 Grey Wagtail and 4 Pied Wagtail. 



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Today at 6 pm 6 Sand Martin along the river viewed from Tame Street

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A pleasant walk along the Tame in Dukinfield this afternoon.

Plenty of common species around.

Highlights included

Kingfisher flying downstream
Goldcrest
Six Goosander including two cracking drakes
Dipper
Female Grey Wagtail
Two Grey Heron


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Thursday 18th February 2021, 9.00 - 11.00am.

Pennine Bridleway, Carrbrook.

At least 10 Lapwing back on territory, with some displaying.
27 Fieldfare feeding between Swallow Lane and the Bridleway.
1 Redwing with the Fieldfare.

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Continuing the bright coloured birds theme for my walks this week, two Ring-necked Parakeets in Cheetham Park, at the lower part of Eastwood by the ponds.

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Walk today over to Cheetham Park, on the way there a Kingfisher flew up the stream and across the road at the bottom of the dip in Fern Bank.

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Tues 9th Feb. Stalybridge.

Grove Road bridge. Pair Dipper (male singing) on River Tame.

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A walk around Dukinfield late afternoon produced Moorhen and Grey Wagtail on the river Tame and a Bullfinch flying away on the opposite bank.

Also four Magpie flying towards the cemetery at dusk

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A decent sized party of 17 Long-tailed Tit flew across the road at Alma Bridge on the Dukinfield/Ashton border early afternoon today.

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A late afternoon walk by the Tame on the Dukinfield/Ashton border to County Bridge

At least three Great Tit singing. Also a Bullfinch was calling.

Birds seen included a Moorhen crossing the river, three Grey Heron probably commuting between the river and canal and a pair of Goosander preening on a stony bank.

A Dipper flew upstream calling.

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45 minutes wander late afternoon 

Stonechat, 32 Fieldfare, 3 Mistle Thrush, Buzzard, Grey Heron, Jay, 300+ Jackdaw



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Thursday 7th January 2021, 8.00 - 10.30am.

Had to drop off the car in Stalybridge, so had a wander back as far as Grove Road, taking in both the river and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.

6 Goosander, as follows: 2 flying west over Caroline Street, a drake fishing outside Tesco, and 3 on the river behind the old cop shop.
One pair of displaying Dipper on the river just upstream from the post office, and a second pair by Grove Road Bridge.
2 Grey Wagtail, at either side of Portland Place Bridge.
3 Grey Heron
4 Cormorant on the pylons near Printworks Road

Armentieres Square.

c70 feral pigeons, many on eggs. Good to see them defeating Tescos wires and netting.
c100 Black-headed Gulls
c15 House Sparrows
2 Pied Wagtails 39 Canada Geese

-- Edited by David Walsh on Thursday 7th of January 2021 08:30:41 PM

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Highlights along the Tame on the Dukinfield/Ashton border this morning, along Coopers Ride

2 Dipper from County Bridge
Mallard
Moorhen
Grey Heron
Grey Wagtail
Male and female Bullfinch working their way through vegetation on the opposite bank


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A Dipper was singing on the Tame in Dukinfield this morning.

Also a Redwing and a Blackbird were eating berries from one of the riverside trees

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Thursday 17th December 2020, 11.30am

Printworks Road, Heyrod.

1 Chiffchaff in the scrub at the northern end of the pond
3 Little Grebe on the pond
5 Cormorant on the nearby pylons


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Weds 26th Nov. Stalybridge.

Late night leg stretch on Mottram Road .... 23.30 hrs.
Plenty of territorial Tawny Owl activity from Bower Fold / Early Bank / Cheethams Park.
Think I could be confident of at least 5 separate males calling.

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Harrop Edge. Stalybridge.

Buzzard hunting.
26 Fieldfare (flocks of 17 & 9).

Roger.

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20-30 Redwing in trees near Morrisons in Dukinfield around 1pm today.

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c30 Meadow Pipit flew south over Morrisons car park in Dukinfield at 1230 pm

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Monday 24th Aug. 14.00 - 16.00 hrs.

Harrop Edge. Stalybridge.

Rook. 20+
Carrion Crow.
Jackdaw.
Magpie.
Swift. 7
Swallow.
Pied Wagtail. 2 adult & 2 well grown juveniles.
Willow Warbler. 2 plus a few more calling.
Bullfinch.
Linnet.

I pulled in to count the Swift but through the bins could see 100+ hirundines feeding very high up ... checked again before I left but all sky was clear.

Roger.

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Sunday 9th August. 22.00 hrs. Stalybridge.

Just putting the bins out (trying in vain to suppress the rattle of the beer bottles).

Tawny Owl (think male off size) flew across Mottram Rd and dropped into Bower Fold.

Roger.

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A Blackcap was singing down by the river in Dukinfield early this morning. Also at least two Dunnock singing and still up to five Blackbird singing.

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Early evening down by the river in Dukinfield

Two Sand Martin
Grey Heron
Female Grey Wagtail
Two Great Tit
Mallard pair flying upstream
Large numbers of Goldfinch drinking

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Hobby high over Dukinfield heading West just now. 



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Difficult to count but between 20 and 30 Sand Martin on the Tame viewed from the aquaduct. At least 8 active nests.

Also 3 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail and juveniles. 



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A family party of at least 5 Coal Tit was present in the trees outside the "top Astley" in Dukinfield this afternoon. Also three to four Blackbird singing and a couple of Goldfinch twittering.

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Thursday 14th May.

Night-flying Oystercatcher, calling over Bower Fold, Stalybridge at midnight.

Roger.

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Queuing for Tesco after work at about 5pm in Stalybridge when could hear a gull mobbing a bird, turned out to be a peregrine, possibly one of the ones that haunts around the tip road.

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A Blackcap was singing loudly somewhere along the close this morning and a pair of Dunnock were looking for food in a neighbouring garden. Also on the way to Asda I saw a Swift and Grey Heron.

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Super 20 minutes watching the Tame between Bayley Street and the canal aquaduct at 6pm.

Difficult to count as they were moving so fast, but at least 4 Swallow, 8 Sand Martin and 2 House Martin enjoying the flies, as well as 5 Grey Wagtail and 2 Pied Wagtail. 

Greenfinch too.



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At least 2 House Martin back again at their usual house on Cheetham Hill Road after going missing for a few weeks. 



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7+ Sand Martin were near Bayley Street.  Dipper too. Also 3 Grey Wagtail and a Pied Wagtail 



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The usual trip to the supermarket was a bit delayed this morning, so not many birds around.

A Chaffinch was singing on the corner of Wharf Street. A Grey Heron flew along the line of the canal. Quiet otherwise

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2 swallow, 6 mallard and 2 canada geese on Buckton Vale reservoir this afternoon.

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This morning a Dipper was singing on the river near Asda, but unfortunately it was hidden by the foliage. Also two Sand Martin above the railway line and a Blackcap singing from the back of Asda car park.

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From Carrbrook on the Pennine bridleway Grasshopper Warbler was reeling at 6.15 this evening.

In addition:
4 Lapwing
8 Swallow
Red Grouse 1+
2 Jay
Meadow Pipit
3 Willow Warbler

-- Edited by Vicky Harper on Thursday 23rd of April 2020 07:59:06 PM

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