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RE: Leigh Town Centre


Just out of town single Dipper on Westleigh Brook. Seen at same spot as  last Feb.



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10 Whooper Swans flew S over Tesco, Leigh at 13:20



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Tuesday 28th Feb, a Chiffchaff fed briefly in a large Weeping Willow at Chatham Street, before moving on

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Just out of town single Dipper on Westleigh Brook. Seen at same spot last March.



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Adult peregrine over Atherleigh way at Parsonage retail park today.



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Parsonage retail park, Tues 10/1 at 12:30

Flock of ~40 finches in Alder trees as I queued at the crazy roundabout. Parked up at Harvester, but they flew around, and then towards the Flash. Didn't have time to get the bins on them, but they were brown & crept around the tree tops. A brief call identified them as ~40 Redpoll

It would be worth checking that corner of the Flash & Golf Course



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Adult Mediterranean Gull with small number of Black Headed Gulls on car parks at north end of Leigh Sports Village, adjacent to Marshall Street c.10.30 this am.

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Parsonage Retail Park tonight 18:30

At least 40 Pied Wagtail together moving from rooftop to rooftop - never seen so many together before in an urban area.



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Yesterday (5th) at 17:15 from Westbrook centre CP - possible Red Kite flew due west. Didn't have time to grab the bins, but flight style, wing thickness, tail shape all looked good in the 2 second distant view. If I had the same view in Wales, I wouldn't have hesitated about the ID



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Just out of town single Dipper on Westleigh Brook. Seen at same spot last April.



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A single Raven low over Lidls car park this morning.

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Two Raven heading very low (house rooftop level) west over The Avenue around midday today.



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2 Raven were circling low over Parsonage Retail Park at lunchtime today

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3 Whooper Swan flew East 11.00 over Bus Station

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Not town centre but Dipper back on Westleigh Brook



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On the morning of Thursday 11th June an adult Mediterranean Gull was swooping low over Leigh Rd by the Parish Church and Library with several Black-Headed Gull as I drove in to Leigh.

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Just sat in my son's back yard off Chapel Street when a Peregrine has just flown over.

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Must admit my time was rough as forgot to look at the watch, rookie mistake!

 



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Andy Isherwood wrote:

4 Greylag geese flew low over Asda c. 10.30 this morning on their way to Mr Mckerchars house by the look of his garden post!


 Awesome (small things these days!), took them 4 minutes to do the 3 miles then.



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4 Greylag geese flew low over Asda c. 10.30 this morning on their way to Mr Mckerchars house by the look of his garden post!



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I popped round to my son's this morning to drop some shopping off for him and 3 Buzzards were circling over his house which is less than half mile from Leigh town centre !!

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Whilst going out to do some essential shopping earlier today, a Raven flew low across Holden Road heading towards the Lilford area.



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Late report for Saturday 28th December at approximately 15:00: 1 x kingfisher and 1 x raven at Leigh basin, on the Bridgewater canal just before it becomes the Leeds - Liverpool canal. Also, numerous mute swans with at least 4 juvenile on the canal back towards Marsland Green.

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A Peregrine over the Asda store heading towards town centre this morning

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Not town centre but not far away, 150+ Pied Wagtail on and around XPO Logistics building on Leigh Industrial Park just before 18.00 as I cycled past

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14 Whooper Swan flew East over Leigh Sports Village at around 09:00.

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A Raven was constantly cronking away in full view from the top of Home and Bargains on Albion Street in Leigh Town Centre around midday today and after a short while it dropped onto the roof of the Market Hall (still cronking away), parading about including along the edge of the building while shoppers busily went about their business 30 feet below!

In flight I got the impression (but in no way confirmed it) the bird may have been one of this year's young, so could they have bred very locally considering this bird's lack of concern at the close proximity of humans?



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Ian McKerchar wrote:

An Alpine Swift was found after be becoming trapped in the top floor of a mill undergoing renovation by workmen earlier today, the bird was released a little later and flew off south.

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 The mill was Mather Mill in Leigh but the bird was released in another location and was not seen since release.



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An Alpine Swift was found after be becoming trapped in the top floor of a mill undergoing renovation by workmen earlier today, the bird was released a little later and flew off south.

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Little Egret flew west over Hanover street c.5.05pm this afternoon. Heading towards Pennington presumably but from where?

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Today at land off Parsonage Way opposite retail park: 2 Kingfishers 1 Dipper 3 Reed bunting 1 Skylark singing 1 Sparrowhawk

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Adult Mediterranean gull on the roof of Leigh kick boxing studio at Welch mill, as viewed from the canal today. It's been there at least 2 weeks.



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Pair of ravens circling over Leigh Town Hall building and library at midday (Mon 15th Jan 18)

 



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Pair of dipper on Westleigh Brook at the top of Clifton Street, WN7 5AD

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Hundreds of Gulls present until 3 minutes ago on field off Wigan Road opposite Hulme Road.  At least 5 Great Black Backed Gull adults with many Herring Gulls of all ages.   A possible adult Yellow Legged Gull in the throng and another white headed Gull smaller than Great Black Backed Gull.  Sadly no binoculars or camera.  Similar present last week too.   The field has flooded today but last week not flooded.   All 5 usual gull species certainly present.  Black headed and Common  Gulls coming back now. 



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Kevin Forde wrote:

Dipper seen on Westleigh Brook at the site of the Flood Relief Project. Not bad as the work has only just this week been completed this week. The work had been on going for over one year.





Nice, used to watch one 4 or 5 years ago further up Westleigh Brook near Westleigh Park. Not seen one in Leigh since!

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Dipper seen on Westleigh Brook at the site of the Flood Relief Project. Not bad as the work has only just this week been completed this week. The work had been on going for over one year.



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Common Tern fishing around Leigh bridge.


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2 Oystercatchers east over Bradshawgate this morning

 

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Sparrowhawk over Town Hall being harassed by Pied Wagtails.

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Grey Wagtail on roof of the old Leigh court house on Walmesley Road.

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Two Peregrine Falcon over Lord Street at 10:45.

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2 possibly 3 Raven this morning whilst going to the gym. Two seen over Chapel Street at around 8:40, then another over Leigh Bridge at 8:50. The third bird more then likely one of the first Two seen but you never know seen a few lately around Higher Fold and Butts Bridge area. Plenty Pied Wagtail about also around Tesco and BJs Bingo.

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Raven over heading South whilst walking to the gym this morning.

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3 Buzzards over St Helens road just now.

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This morning Town Centre Area

Sparrowhawk gliding over police station

Sparrowhawk being harassed by Swallows over Bradshawgate possibly same bird ??

Swallows still feeding young at nest site rear of shops on Bradshawgate.

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Grey Wagtail on roof of the new Sri Lankan restaurant on the Loom early this morning.


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Paul Richardson wrote:

Awesome sight 4 ravens calling and flying in formation over Pennington and the sports village just now. Not seen that in over 40 years of fell walking!





There's been a few sightings of late around Leigh Town Centre, hopefully they are nesting somewhere locally.

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Awesome sight 4 ravens calling and flying in formation over Pennington and the sports village just now. Not seen that in over 40 years of fell walking!

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Grey Wagtail displaying between Waterside Pub and Atherleigh Way bridge @ 08.15 on roof of adjacent building to the canal

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