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RE: kearsley birds


Bent Spur Road, between the Church and the Farm. One Oystercatcher, 34 Lapwing, Common Buzzard, 300+ Redwing feeding in fields and 50+ Goldfinch.

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Yellow legged Gull on kearsley cricket club at 1.30 today 



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Red kite over glen avenue kearsley at 7.40 this morning info thanks to Phil Dorsey 



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Oystercatcher daily visitor on kearsley cricket club

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Wheatear on Kearsley Moss, on a man-hole cover in the horse jumping field next to Rider's Farm.

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25 Goldfinches on and around our feeders this afternoon.

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8 Swallows on the telephone wires opposite the GEP garage this
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A Siskin visited my garden this morning.
A first for me.

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A pair of Coal Tits visited my feeders this morning. This is the
first time for over 5 years.



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Yesterday our resident Grey Wagtail appeared with a mate. So hopefully
we may see youngsters next month.

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A mooch around Kearsley Moss up to the fish pond and
then alongside the motorway.
Grey Wagtail x 2
Starling x 30
Black Headed Gull x 10
Lesser Black Backed Gull x 3
Magpie x 14
Carrion Crow x 5
Robin x 2
Blackbird x 7
Rook x 1
Mallard x 6
Coot x 2
Great Black Backed Gull x 1
Moorhen x 3
Song Thrush x 2
Goldfinch x 6
Collared Dove x 2

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A Blackbird feeding on orange pyracantha berries
in my back garden. Nothing been on the red ones
in the front garden.

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72 Starlings and 1 Goldfinch on the telephone wires behind
our house waiting for my wife finishing her gardening before
they swoop down on the feeders.

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Grey Wagtail returned to our back garden on Sunday
More or less the Same time as last year.

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A Kittiwake flying up the river Irwell whilst I was at
Giants Seat garden centre this afternoon.

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An Easter walk around Kearsley, Ringley and Prestolee including
the river Irwell and the canal.
Starling x 5
Magpie x 9
Willow Warbler x 2
Mallard x 8
Common Buzzard x 1
Blackbird x 5
Wood Pigeon x 20
Great Tit x 2
Canada Goose x 4
Wren x 2
Robin x 8
House Sparrow x 5
Tree Sparrow x 1
Goosander x 1
Moorhen x 3
Black Headed Gull x 1
Willow Tit x1
Feral Pigeon x 15
Blue tit x 2
Blackcap x 1

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First Cuckoo of the year heard calling behind the Schoenstatt
shrine down in the Irwell valley. Unfortunately unable to find it.

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Walked down Bentspur Rd up to the motorway and along the parallel path
to the Buddhist temple then left up the public footpath back to Bentspur.
Starling x 9
Black Headed Gull x 4
Blackbird x 4
House Sparrow x 10
Wren x 2
Wood Pigeon x 12
Carrion Crow x 5
Magpie x 20
Mistle Thrush x 2
Lapwing x 8
Mallard x 2
Oystercatcher x 2
Coot x 1
Feral Pigeon x 8
Robin x 8
Moorhen x 2
Great Tit x 1
Coal Tit x 1
Blue Tit x 2
Collared Dove x 2
Song Thrush x 3

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A flock of Thrushes numbering about 70 in the fields at the
bottom of Bent Spur road. It consisted of mostly mistle and song
thrushes with a few Redwings and Fieldfares thrown in.

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100+ Goldfinches flocked to the roost at the
Schoenstat Shrine yesterday afternoon at 4.45.

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Went for a walk down Bent Spur road onto Kearsley moss,then onto
Linnyshaw moss. 15 birds seen:
Blue Tit x 2
Starling x 15
Feral Pigeon x 5
Magpie x 5
Blackbird x 4
Herring Gull x 2
Black Headed Gull x2
Wood Pigeon x 4
House Sparrow x 6
Carrion Crow x 3
Mallard x 3 (2M 1f)
Robin x 2
Great Tit x 1
Goldfinch x 3
Collared Dove x 2



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 24th of January 2021 04:43:09 PM

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Great Spotted Woodpecker at the top of the tall conifer
at the rear of our house. First time for our garden.This
brings my garden total up to 50.

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20 minutes around 4 o clock at the Schoenstat shrine.
Raptor heaven:First 2 Common Buzzards frolicking together above
the shrine. Then a male Kestrel hovering over the trees. Then the
best of all a male Hen Harrier flew up from the Irwell Valley and in
the direction of Linnyshaw Moss.

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The Grey Wagtail has returned to our back garden
for the winter hopefully .It arrived about this time
last year.I saw it last on 27th March this year.
It has probably spent the summer on the
Irwell which is about 3/4 of a mile away
in a straight line.

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A Raven cronking over our back garden this morning .

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A pair of Redstarts (m+f) chasing one another around the
large conifer at the rear of our back garden .
A first for the garden .This brings my garden total to 58
over several decades.



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A Common Buzzard and a Raven having a battle
over our back garden yesterday.When they
separated the Buzzard flew west whilst
the Raven flew towards Clifton C.P where
I have seen them before.

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Walked down Bent Spur Road once again.Just as far as the
private pond near the farm.The pond is in the middle of a
massive sun farm which is responsible for the lack of
farmland birds .Birds seen :
Robin x 6
Feral Pigeon 6
Goldfinch x 8
Carrion Crow x 2
House Sparrow x 12
Blackbird x 8
Black Headed Gull x 2
Great Tit x 1
Lesser Black Backed Gull x 1
Lapwing x8 +2 chicks wandering about
Magpie x 21
Mallard x 2
Stonechat x 1. 61st lockdown walk bird
Tree Sparrow x 1
Swift x 2
Swallow x 2
Starling x 30. A large flock harvesting leatherjackets



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Forgot to mention yesterday, a Cuckoo
calling in the Irwell Valley.

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Had a walk around the garden of the Schoenstatt Shrine yesterday.
THe chapel opened in 2000. This is only my second visit in that time.
the garden is large and full of really unusual trees.The view across
the Irwell Valley towards the Pennines is quite impressive.
Birds seen:
Blue Tit x 3
Black Headed Gull x 4 over
Robin x 4
Blackbird x 4
feral Pigeon x 8 over
Goldfinch x 3
Wood Pigeon x 6 over
Song thrush x 2
Swift x 2
Common Buzzard x 1 over
Magpie x 4
Carrion Crow x 2
Great Black Backed Gull x 1 over
Collared Dove x 1 over
Herring Gull x2 over
House sparrow x 6
Lapwing x 1 over
Starling x 8
Grey Wagtail x 1
Lesser Black Backed Gull x 2 over
Wood Pigeon x 6
Chaffinch x 1
Common Gull x 2 over


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2 Magpies in our back garden collecting coir from the hanging
baskets for nesting material this morning .

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Same walk as before . 19 birds seen :
Wood Pigeon x 26
Blackbird x 7
Starling x 28
Black Headed Gull x 2 (overhead)
Magpie x 10
Blue Tit x 2
Robin x 3
Feral Pigeon x 11
Lapwing x 5
Grey Heron x 1 (overhead)
Carrion Crow x 2
House Sparrow x 14
Wren x 1
Collared Dove x 1
Great Tit x 1
On the pond:
Coot x 2
Mallard x 4
Oystercatcher x 2
Moorhen x 2

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A walk down Bent Spur Road again .This now seems to becoming my local patch
after living here for over 50 years.Hardly ever birded here before .15 species seen:
Goldfinch x 7
Starling x 25
Carrion Crow x 6
Lesser Black Backed Gull over x 1
Feral Pigeon x 22
Robin x 4
Blackbird x 8
House Sparrow x 18
Magpie x 8
Wren x 1
Wood Pigeon x 28
Lapwing x 6
On the pond:
Mallard x 2
Coot x 1
Oystercatcher x 2
Yesterday Common Snipe x 2 over the pond

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A walk down Bent Spur Road up to the farm.
13 birds seen as follows :
Black Headed Gull x 4
Carrion Crow x 6
Blackbird x 7
Feral Pigeon x 10
Wood Pigeon x 30
Herring Gull x 1
Common Buzzard x 1
Magipie x 12
Lapwing x 8
Pheasant x 2
Robin x 4
Tree Sparrow x 1
House Sparrow x 31


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Bernard, I was more worried about the amount of birders clambering to your back garden to get a sight of it lol. You would need a bigger kettle. No worries, still a great bird to see in a garden. Many thanks

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Hi Carl.
Slip of the brain.Didnt realise I had typed yellow. I of
course meant grey.

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Bernard. Are you saying you have an over wintering YW in your garden? I have never heard of them doing this as they winter in Africa. I suppose there could always be a first? can you get a picture? Many thanks.

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Our resident Yellow Wagtail has taken to attacking his reflection
in the shed window albeit half heartedly.He has been resident for
about 6 weeks. He also inhabits our friends garden in the next
terrace where they have a pond .

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2 Black Headed Gulls mobbing a Sparrowhawk over
my back garden at 9,00 am today.

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A flock of 12 long tailed tits in the trees behind my house.

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Two skeins of Pink Footed Geese over the Moss Rose pub at 3.20pm.
One of 25 and one of125 flying N.E.

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Tree Sparrow amongst the House Sparrows on my feeders this morning.

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Two Grasshopper Warblers Reeling On Station Road at 11.00 am

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Male sparrowhawk in my garden in Clifton today. He swooped through the garden around 8am then returned at 2pm and perched on my neighbours shed for around 20 minutes. 



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Our resident Robin has acquired a mate.Both were in our garden today.One of them

was collecting nesting material,the other feeding on insects in the manure.




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Sparrowhawk (m) in the large conifer behind my house .

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A flock of 42 Goldfinches in my Kearsley garden this morning.

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Tree Pipit flew down from the trees onto the pavement
halfway down Slackey Brow this morning at 9.20

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Common Sandpiper flew over my back garden just above house
height at 11 -45 am.I was at my back door watching birds on the
feeders when I heard it calling. First for my garden.

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A female blackbird collecting coir from our hanging basket
liners for nesting material whilst the male sat on the wall
just watching .

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