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RE: HOBSON'S MOOR/HOLLINGWORTH HALL/LEES HILL/MIDDLE BANK AREAS


08:50-10:25

Cuckoo, 7 Curlew, 4 Skylark, 17 Swallow, Nuthatch, Mistle Thrush, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Stonechat, Reed Bunting, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff.



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Walk up around Middle Bank this morning. 3 Wheatear, circa 20 Curlew, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, one Blackcap heard, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Redpoll (2), Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk over.



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5:30-8:00pm

40 Fieldfare, 6+Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Tawny Owl, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Mistle Thrush.



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11/11/2023 Some sightings from 8,30 to 11 this morning

Flock of c8 Crossbill near Landslow Green
A few Brambling with c25 Chaffinch beyond Hollingworth Hall Farm.
2 Green Woodpecker heard, one at the top of Cow Lane and one on the edge of Swallows Wood at Lower Bank
Plenty of Long-tailed Tits,
2 Mistle Thrush
2 Treecreeper
5 Nuthatch
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1 Kestrel

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7 Wheatear, Stonechat, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Redwing, Fieldfare, 7 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Chiffchaff, Raven, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch, 2 Skylark 



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Daft O'clock start this morning to avoid traffic arrived at 07.30 to be greeted by thick mist which didn't really lift, in for a penny in for a pound.

Given the conditions not too much to report for four hours walking.

Chaffinch, Blue,Great and Long tailed Tits, Robin, Rook, Crow, Jackdaw, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Black headed Gull, Pheasant, Red Grouse and Redwings.



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2 Brambling with 18 Chaffinch near Hollingworth Hall Farm at 9am. Also 27 Meadow Pipit, Peregrine Falcon, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Bullfinch, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Stock Dove.



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At least 6 Bramblings with c25 Chaffinches by Landslow Green Farm this afternoon. Also 3 Redpolls.

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Tues 18th Oct. Hobson Moor Road 16.00 hrs

7 Rook feeding in the field at side of lay-by at the fork.

Around a dozen finches were feeding at the lay-by under the first Beech trees on way up but were flushed by a passing car before I got bins on them ..... as I said at the time "Dear Me" !

Roger.

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18:00-20:30

3+Ring Ouzel, 6 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 6 Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Curlew, Kestrel, 2 Linnet, 8 Meadow Pipit, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Blackcap, Stock Dove.



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18:15-20:15

16 Golden Plover, 2 Wheatear, 8 Stonechat, 2 Raven, Stock Dove, 4 Curlew, 24 Meadow Pipit, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 6 Red Legged Partridge, Kestrel 



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Circular walk from Dewsnap Lane up to the trig point on Hobson Moor, down to Higher Swineshaw Res, back past Lees Hill Middle Bank etc. 

2 pairs of Stonechat, pair of Wheatear, Reed Bunting, Raven, Red Grouse, 6 Curlew and a highlight for me was a flock of 30+ Golden Plover 



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09.30/12.00 a misty/murky morning, we walked up to the Apple Stop then over Middle Bank.

Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Blue,Coal and Great Tit, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Pheasant, Wren, Robin, Crow, Jackdaw, Fieldfare 30+, Redwing 120+, Starling 60+, Jay, Magpie and Wood Pigeon



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13:00-15:20

5 Red Grouse, Raven, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Kestrel.



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18:30-20:30

2 Raven, 4 Red Grouse, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 12 Meadow Pipit, 30 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Kestrel, Common Buzzard, 9 Mistle Thrush, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, 7 Stock Dove. 



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18:30-20:30 yesterday:

Green Woodpecker, 4 Curlew, 15 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Common Buzzard, Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, Red Legged Partridge, Chiffchaff. 



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07.30/12.00

We made up a little loop walk from along Hobson Moor Rd to Higher Swineshaw Res.

Plenty of activity and song along the route, most of the song wasted on my dodgy hearing but no doubt about the calling Curlews.

A dog walker reported a Cuckoo calling around Middle Bank but we never picked this up.

Three Common Sandpiper, Stonechat with juveniles, plenty of Meadow Pipit, a pair of Willow Warblers nest building and Skylark were other highlights.



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2 Cuckoo, 2 Curlew, Skylark, 5 Meadow Pipit, 8 Swift, Kestrel, 3 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 3 Swallow 

Plus the usuals. 09:30-11:00



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Walk early today:-

Buzzard, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, Curlew, Lapwing, x2 Raven, Redpoll in good numbers.

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08:30-11:00

4 Ring Ouzel, 7 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 7 Curlew, Lapwing, Red Legged Partridge, Sparrowhawk, 4 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Swallow, Skylark, 3 Nuthatch, 8 Meadow Pipit.



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18:30-20:45

2 Ring Ouzel, 3 Wheatear, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 15 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, Common Buzzard, Raven, 3 Stonechat, Golden Plover dropped down at 20:30, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 4 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 3 Nuthatch. 



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Walk from Wild bank across to Hobson Moor and back this morning.

5 willow warbler

1 red kite  - best spot of the year so far for me!

4 mistle thrush

4 pheasant

2 red legged partridge

 

 



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5 Ring Ouzel still this evening at Higher Bank. Also 5 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Stock Dove, 5 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, Chiffchaff, 7 Meadow Pipit, 5 Swallow, 2 Mistle Thrush



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4 Ring Ouzel by Middle Bank. Also 4 Wheatear, Fieldfare, 3 Red Legged Partridge, Raven, 2 Swallow, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Goldcrest, 4 Curlew, 3 Lapwing, Skylark, 8 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stock Dove. 

Plus usuals.



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Yes beautiful on Hobson Moor Road this morning, some great birds, 1 Ring Ouzel male at Hobson Moor and even better a Red Kite over heading north, at about 830 am. 4 more Ring Ouzel at Middle Bank, 10+ Wheatears and 2 Red-legged Partridge. Also 22 and 2 Golden Plover over Hobson Moor and a House Martin at Hall Farm

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Beautiful weather this morning if a little chilly! Highlights 5 Wheatear at Middle Bank plus a single Swallow over there. Also Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail, Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk annoying a mixed tit flock in some gorse.

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This evening. 

8 Curlew, 4 Goosander over, 4 Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Kestrel.



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Walk for a couple of hours early evening, still seemed a little quiet for time of year, despite beautiful spring weather.

Only summer migrants were two, then eight, Sand Martin over towards Middle Bank area.

Goldcrest, two Curlew, Nuthatch, Buzzard, Skylark, and some active Mistle Thrushes the other highlights.

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15:45-17:10

Green Woodpecker, 5 Red Grouse, 100+ flock of Redwing and mostly Fieldfare, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit, Common Buzzard, Raven, 30 Rook.

 



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Red Grouse, Common Buzzard, Redwing were the only notable birds braving the weather today between 14:00 and 15:30



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Quick walk 16:10-16:40 

Stonechat, 33 Fieldfare over, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel. 



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Busy this morning but lots of birds around

Pheasant
Kestrel
Carrion Crow
Rook
Jackdaw
Jay
Blackbird
Mistle Thrush
Dunnock
Wren
Robin
Nuthatch
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Goldfinch


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18.15-19.45

2 Curlew, 20 Swallow, 25 Meadow Pipit, 2 Jay, 2 Pied Wagtail, Swift, Stonechat 



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Cuckoo this morning and at least 3 Siskin over calling

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2+ Cuckoo, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 juvenile Nuthatch, 10 Swallow, 10 Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Mistle Thrush 

18.45-20.25



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18.30-20.30

Green Woodpecker, juvenile Stonechat, 7 Swallow, 3 Swift, Kestrel, Common Buzzard, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 6 Mistle Thrush, 5 Meadow Pipit, Stock Dove, Curlew. 



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18.30-20.15 mainly around  the Southern area

7 Skylark, Reed Bunting, Red Grouse, Curlew, 25 Meadow Pipit, Linnet, 5 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Blackcap. 



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Tawny Owl flying around on arrival, juvenile Wheatear, 2 Kestrel, Stonechat, Common Buzzard, 7 Pied Wagtail plus young, Red Grouse, 2 Curlew, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 14 Meadow Pipit, Great Spotted Woodpecker. 



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3 Wheatear, 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 3 Stonechat, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, Willow Warbler, 8 Meadow Pipit, 6 Swallow 



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Cuckoo, Curlew, Skylark, 6 Wheatear, 4 Meadow Pipit, Raven, 4 Linnet, 2 Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Kestrel, 6 Swallow 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Pied Wagtail. 



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Cuckoo again this morning. Also Green Woodpecker, Raven, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Wheatear, 2 Stonechat, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Kestrel, Lapwing. 

Attached 2 'bin photos' of Cuckoo and Green Woodpecker 



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Cuckoo near Higher Bank at 19.20. Also Green Woodpecker, 2 Curlew, 2 Red Legged Partridge, 3 Meadow Pipit, Mistle Thrush, Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff.



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Stonechat, Curlew, Lapwing, Kestrel, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Swallow, 20 Meadow Pipit, 4 Skylark, 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler 



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This morning's walk to Higher Swineshaw was via Middle Bank.

Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Stonechat, 6 Skylark, 2 Curlew, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Swallow, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 30+ Meadow Pipit. 

Best was a cracking male Wheatear near the summit and possible Tree Pipit near Middle Bank. 

Also see other wildlife 



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Higher Bank to Hobson Moor Road 

Male Wheatear was my first of the year. Also 2 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 2 Stonechat, Swallow, Skylark, Stock Dove, Common Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Nuthatch, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff. 



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Exercise walk around the moor this morning

Green Woodpecker was flying and calling around Middle Bank, also Reed Bunting, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Curlew 



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Thursday 23rd January 2020, 9.30 - 11.00am. Misty.

Around Moorside Farm.

Mixed flock containing:

4 Reed Bunting
20+ Great Tits
2 Redwing
6+ Chaffinch

Landslow Green.

10+ Brambling, a couple of males starting to brighten up
20+ Chaffinch
20+ Great Tits
3 Mistle Thrush, one singing
Several Rooks in the fields
Nuthatch calling

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Friday,27th Cecember 2019

Walk along Hobson Moor Road and back,dry and cloudy;-

Several chaffinches,robins,two nuthatches.
Large flock of jackdaws with some rooks.
One willow'marsh tit on former Hollingworth hall site and other tits.
Small flock of fieldfare,redwings and more starlings near Cow Lane.
One buzzard soaring.

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Sunday 15th December 2019, 10.00 - 11.30am.

The length of Hobson Moor Road.

12+ Brambling in with a mixed flock of Tits and Chaffinch near to the quarry
Nuthatch calling from Moorside Farm, Landslow Green, and Hobson Moor Road
No sign of any winter Thrushes today

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Sunday 8th December 2019, 9.30 - 11.00am.

Hobson Moor Road, and around Moorside Farm.

A very large flock of winter thrushes and Starling in the fields between Hobson Moor Road and Hobson Moor, containing (approximately):
300+ Fieldfare
100+ Starling
50+ Redwing
1 Buzzard over Hobson Moor

Moorside Farm.

1 Reed Bunting
10 Fieldfare
9 Redwing
3 Blackbirds
There was a small mixed Tit and finch flock behind Landslow Green, with a couple of Bullfinch and around 15 Chaffinch. Too distant to pick out anything else.

-- Edited by David Walsh on Sunday 8th of December 2019 08:54:17 PM

-- Edited by David Walsh on Sunday 8th of December 2019 08:56:11 PM

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