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Oh no, what a shame. It sounds like they've both perished then cry.gif I had consoled myself earlier by thinking that at least there would still be one of the pair.

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Two jays have been regular visitors to my garden for the last 4-5 weeks. I saw a dead jay on Hanover St, Mossley last Thursday. I saw a single jay in my garden on several occasions over the weekend.

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I've recently been enjoying seeing (and hearing) a couple of jays around Stamford Road/Stockport Road, so was saddened to see one corpse on Stamford Road this morning cry.gif

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If you go up Broadcarr Lane towards the Pike, you can bear right down Lane Head Road (past the scrapyard) and check the stone walls and fence posts. If you continue down to the houses you can turn left and follow a rough track (Back Lane) to complete a circuit. Plenty of Lapwings with chicks here as well.

Good Luck, Steve

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Whereabouts is that Steve? We had a walk from Mossley over to Luzley on Monday evening and I had hopes of seeing little owls up there. Did see several lapwings.

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Late visit to BBS square yesterday. Glad to see/hear plenty of Willow Warblers and Mipits which were scarce on the first visit. No Wheatears on either visit cry.gif

Snipe ("singing") a first for the square smile.gif and 2 Little Owls.

Steve

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Spotted Flycatcher on Heron Lane, Mossley on Saturday morning, just yards from where I found one last autumn. No sign on Sunday morning so almost certainly was stopping off on migration.

Steve

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Hi Steve,

The Queens Mill Dippers hatched 5 on May 8th so there should be plenty of activity now. We hope to ring the pulli on Sunday. The female should be Orange over metal right and light pink left if you manage to confirm. We think the male is unringed.
You were right about the Grey Wagtails, they must have had a terrible winter.

Cheers

Tony

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no steve i was driving past in the car at the time. the birds were right next to the road above the cricket club sign.

-- Edited by jason fisher on Thursday 13th of May 2010 03:16:41 PM

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Must have just missed you Jason. I was there at the same time on my way back from doing some atlas survey work up on the moors (very quiet - no Lapwings, no Golden Plover, very few Skylarks, only one Curlew and no Dotterel cry.gifcry.gif.)

Did you see (or hear) the gamekeeper blasting away at the crows?

Steve

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single raven being mobbed by 2 jackdaws over micklehurst cricket club about 2.30 this afternoon.

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My 1st swifts of the year on Saturday (May 1) - 7 screaming high overhead.

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Productive day in the garden today and lots of sightings in/overhead too:

2 x coal tit
goldcrest
2 x lapwing
Grey heron
3 x Great tit
2 x blue tit
Robin
Very vocal chaffinch
Blackbird
Wren
Blackcap (my 1st of the year)
Swallow (ditto)
Long-tailed tit
+ Magpies, woodpigeons, jackdaws, carrion crows

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BBS early visit yesterday in Hartshead Pike area. Numbers of Meadow Pipits and Willow Warblers well down on last year. Could be the cold wind suppressing activity and/or the presence of both Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.

Pair of Curlew recorded for first time in about 12 years of surveying smile.gifsmile.gif

Steve

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Thanks Steve, will keep a look out eyepopping.gif... trip to Mossley


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Saturday 13th March - 8.30am

returning from checking nesting Dippers, I cut across the field between the River Tame and the railway just south of the Greenfield border. Noticing that the farmer had started digging new drainage ditches, I decided to have a look for Snipe. The bird I flushed flew off rather like a Snipe, but was smaller, slimmer and had completely dark upperparts except for the white rump. Couldn't have been anything other than a GREEN SANDPIPER!

A GM first for me biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif(but no Tournament points no.gifno.gif)

Tried to relocate the bird, without success, but it flew off South so it will be worth our Tameside listers keeping their eyes open.

Steve

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Cheers Steve, very interesting. I'll have to read up on those singing competitions.

We're up on Stockport Road, pretty much opposite the Mason's. I guess I was meaning Mossley in general, it's the first time I've seen a linnet in Tameside - although it has to be said that nowadays I'm looking a lot more keenly than I ever used to!

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tom willis wrote:

This morning in the garden we spotted a pair of goldcrests and what we're confident was a linnet singing - are these fairly common in the area?






I don't know which bit of Mossley you live in, Tom. I wouldn't descibe Linnet as common but I regularly see a few on my Breeding Bird Survey near Waterton Lane. They also frequent the railway cuttings near the Greenfield border and the scrubby areas round Scout Tunnel on the canal.

Linnet singing competitions are part of Mossley folklore, as I believe they are in the Wigan area.

Steve

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This morning in the garden we spotted a pair of goldcrests and what we're confident was a linnet singing - are these fairly common in the area?

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Practically numbed my fingers to the point of frostbite looking out the skylight just now, but a decent return:

4 bullfinches
8 long-tailed tits
1 blue tit
1 great tit
3 goldfinches
2 redwing
possibly a goldcrest but didn't get good enough view
30+ jackdaw

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Flock of 10 Cormorants overhead this morning, just before the snow started again. Appeared to be making a bee-line for Castleshaw.

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Steve,
Thanks. Will have to keep my eyes open a bit wider.

John

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Sat 29.08.09

Spotted Flycatcher in Rowan trees (lots of berries to the delight of the resident Bullfinches) on Heron Lane by the river. Plenty of roving tit flocks with the odd Willow Warbler and Blackcap juvs.

Sun 30.08.09

Spotted Flycatcher (presumably the same) spotted again.

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First Blackcap singing from trees by canal on Good Friday. Whitethroats next!

Steve

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Hi John

If you go down onto Stamford Road you should hear Chiffchaff singing between the railway station and Mill Lane. No Blackcaps yet though.

Cheers, Steve

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Not heard any warblers around here yet.

Now have 7 siskins (3 male, 4 female ) visiting feeders daily.

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Sat 4/4/09:

first Willow Warbler of the year (for me) singing rather tentatively on Heron Lane.

Steve

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Pair of siskins seen each day this week in Hanover Street, Mossley & around old Mossley Town Hall & bowling green. Visiting garden seed feeders & associating with flock of goldfinches (x 12) & greenfinches (x8).

Song thrush singing daily on Hanover St.

Tawny owls calling each night around bowling green.

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7 waxwings in my garden on Hanover Street, Mossley at 12.10pm today.

Also, seen this am-
bullfinch 2 pairs
goldfinch 6
blackbird 4
jackdaw 14
robin 4
great tit 4
blue tit 3
long tailed tit 7
collared dove 2
wood pigeon 2
dunnock 4
coal tit 2






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