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RE: Middlebrook Valley Trail, Bolton


This morning with my dog, Lady Bridge to the station|:

Kingfisher...1 good views as it made short flights upstream and perched twice a few yards from me,
on the opposite bank; once by the weir. It's bill all black.
Dipper...1
Grey Heron...1
Same walk last Thursday afternoon:
Grey Wagtail...1
Wren...2
Mallard...14
Moorhen....7

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Late post : Yesterday while cycling the short stretch from Lady Bridge to the old pub....

Dipper...2
Grey Wagtail...1
Mallards...14
Moorhen...2

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 27th of October 2014 03:42:56 PM

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At Heaton Bridge while cycling at 2.01pm today: c250 Pink-footed Geese over west in a double skein.

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Late this afternoon , return cycle commute to Bolton.
Kingfisher active on the Brook adjacent to Bank Wood.
It was also observed in the same area on my return trip.
A Dipper and 2 Grey Wagtail on the Brook by the old pub.
At least 13 Moorhen and 6 Mallard present.




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This evening, a Kingfisher passed twice flying upstream as I walked with the dog towards Heaton Bridge.
Plenty standing water across the tracks but no Teal yet.

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Just a few sightings this evening while cycling from Bolton to Lostock:
Dipper...1
Grey Wagtail....1
Mallards...23
Moorhen...4

-- Edited by keith mills on Friday 5th of September 2014 07:20:51 PM

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12.40 today;
Pristine Kingfisher at 3 yards perched low by the Brook. Just downstream from the station.
Flew upsteam just after I stopped my cycle to admire.


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2 hours around mid-day today, up to 1.45 on the stretch, between Lady Bridge and Heaton Fold Bridge,
which incorporates the Reed Bed.

Common Whitethroat....1
Wren...7
Sedge Warbler...6
Reed Bunting....2
Long-tailed Tit...8
Mallards 2 Females; one with 8 largish Juvs. and one with 4 new chicks
Dipper...1
Swallows...4 Very low over a small section of the brook, often below my feet as I stood on the bank!
Swifts...3 Later replacing the Swallows but a little higher up.
Juvenile Great Tits/Robin/Dunnock
Black-headed and Lesser Black-backed Gulls flying around an area just over the top of the valley near the
newly extended graveyard.
Chiffchaff...1 Heard only.

Also a posse of at least 8 Firemen complete with a noose ,who told me they were on Lady Bridge to
practice a ''Hanging Drill''


-- Edited by keith mills on Saturday 28th of June 2014 03:19:15 PM

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15 minutes ago: A Buzzard soaring towards Heaton Bridge. Seen from my back garden...
the first seen from my house for a few weeks.

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This afternoon with dog. Ox Hey Lane to the Green Bridge and return.
Jay...1
Common Whitethroat....1
Swifts...5
Swallows...6
Kestrel...1
Coot...2 (+brood of 5)
Mallard.. a pair (+1 Juv.)
Moorhen...2 (+ Juv.)
Chiffchaff....1
Reed Buntings....3 all male
Great/Blue Tits/Chaffinch/ Dunnock.

-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 4th of June 2014 03:12:08 PM

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This evening dog walk; Lady Bridge to Heaton Fold Bridge and then back, and up to the Station.

Sparrowhawk....1
Dipper...2 together at the middle site.
Reed Buntings..3
Jay...2
Swallow...2
Mallard...15 plus 3 broods of 8, 5, and 2
Grey Heron...1
Canada Goose...2
Grey Wagtail...1
Great Tit...1
A local birder had seen a single juvenile Dipper at the upper site tonight and a Kingfisher recently, near the old wood Works.
Has the Buzzard fest turned to famine?... none seen tonight.
2 Song Thrush and a Chiffchaff heard only


-- Edited by keith mills on Thursday 15th of May 2014 09:38:03 PM

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A Buzzard over the trail, near Heaton Bridge. Being mobbed by a Corvid.
Seen as I drove along Armadale Road, just now... 11am.

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Two Swallows flying over Rumworth Mill Bridge at 19.15pm this evening

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This morning .
A good tramp, up and down the trail, with the dog; in glorious weather.
As I turned down Ladybridge Lane to the trail, a Sparrowhawk cruised past low;
over the bungalows and across the golf course.
For the first time this year I saw the ''Bank Wood'' Dippers. Twice carrying vegetation. This is a mile from
the usual Dippers site and I have now located the base here.
Nothing much at the standing water, but 2 Buzzards were cruising together above Ravens Wood.
Mallards....12
Jackdaw...15
Carrion Crow...3
Grey Heron... 2 sightings
The third Dipper of the day was seen near the usual bridge, and eventually preening itself on Bessy Brook.
As I turned for home up Junction Road West, a Buzzard (possibly a third) came north off Rumworth Lodge,
and flew along near me for a time, as it ambled towards Ravens Wood.
Some real classy bikes seen on the trail today; An Ellis Briggs and a Raleigh Randonneur






-- Edited by keith mills on Saturday 29th of March 2014 05:21:17 PM

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Cycling down the trail this afternoon( 2o'clock) I stopped at Rumworth Mill Bridge.
Looked upstream for the usual Dippers but immediately a Kingfisher came off the right bank and flew
upstream, under the road bridge. My first Kingfisher sighting on the brook since winter 2010.smile

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Pair of Sparrowhawks at Lostock Train Station yesterday at 09.45am

Earlier at Rumworth Mill Bridge
Dipper x1
Grey Wagtail x2

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A good tramp late this afternoon with the dog.

Close views of the 2 Buzzards that I had seen earlier from my back garden. They soared up, twice,
for shorts spells around 4.45pm Returning into Ravens Wood ( just up from the standing water)
At the standing water (''Loch Beaumont'') were:
8 Teal
4 Mallards
4 Pied Wagtails
A Grey Heron flew up, and a pair of Goosander went down, the Valley.
2 Wrens seen, one singing atop a bush
A Long-tailed Tit and Great Tit.
The Dippers did not oblige but as I turned for home at Lostock, 2 Grey Wagtail were feeding
in the Rumworth Lodge outflow channel, just before the tunnel.

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Just now:
2 Buzzards soaring together, over Ravens Wood .
Seen from my back garden, across the Middlebrook Valley.


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Full count on ''Loch Beaumont'' (standing water) from elevation:
2 Redshank still present at 3.30 pm with 12 Teal, including 6 drakes.
All birds flushed by signal halted train( 5 minutes) Teal only returning!
c180 Woodpigeons in same field, Buzzard over here earlier(nearly a garden tick for me) and over Ravens Wood.
c10 Mallards on the brook, Jay glimpsed and Great Tit singing in Bank Wood.

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This morning, a couple of Redshank on the larger body of water on the mire (the opposite side of the rail track)
Also 9+ Teal (more females than males)
Dippers in full song and displaying at Rumworth Mill Bridge for the last couple of mornings
Grey Wagtails also in the area


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This morning with my dog.
Teal ...again a minimum count of 9 at the standing water( known by Deane golfers as ''Loch Beaumont'')
Dipper...2
Wren...2
Mistle Thrush...1
Mallards...8
Robins and Chaffinch singing.

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Late post with info thanks to a neighbour, Brian Greenhalgh.
While playing golf, 2 weeks ago, on the 5th tee at Deane, 2 Common Snipe rose from the reed bed very close to the tee.
This reed bed is where 2 streams (one the Dean Clough stream) meet Middlebrook and is just upstream from the Heaton Fold Bridge.
Footnote: according to a new Council sign by the bridge: a new local nature reserve... ''Haslam Park Local Nature Reserve'' exists.
The map on the sign shows it to include Haslam Park with a stretch of Middlebrook strangely named ''River Middlebrook'.'
The extensive grounds of Deane Parish Church, Deane Clough and at least part of this reed bed are also included.







-- Edited by keith mills on Wednesday 5th of March 2014 04:54:11 PM

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This evening up to 6.10pm. Bank Wood to the Station

9 Teal at the standing water, by the railway, below Ravens Wood.(only part of this water viewable from the path)
Song Thrush singing in Ravens Wood and another by Heaton Bridge. Heard only.
8 Mallards on the Brook.
Grey Wagtail up and down the Brook near the old pub.
The Pair of Dippers together at the usual spot and, after seen mating, sat side by side on a rock in the Brook
smile
C40 Jackdaw over in parties towards Rumworth and 10 Canada Goose over, the other way.
Blackbirds, Robins and a Great Tit, all singing and the usual Wood Pigeons.

-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 3rd of March 2014 06:41:36 PM

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A single Dipper at Rumworth Mill Bridge at 8.15 this morn. Watched for 15 minutes bathing and drinking, before it flew
up Bessy Brook.
My first on the brook this year despite many minutes on this bridge!
A Buzzard over Ravens Wood with Corvids in attendance. One of which was a Rook which landed.
A Song thrush in the golf course thicket by Heaton bridge, but heard only.
40 Woodpigeons near the standing water. The water was completely empty of birds once 2 Mallards left.




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Yesterday at 8.15am, at Rumworth Mill Bridge

Grey Heron x2
Dipper x2 (have been in full song for some time)
Grey Wagtail x2
Mallards

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Late post for yesterday afternoon.
Lady Bridge to the station:
Deafeningly quiet.

Sparrowhawk...1
Mallards....9
Carrion crow...1
Great Tit ...1

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Short walk with the dog from Lady Bridge to Heaton bridge, when the rain had stopped.
A stunning Grey Heron in the brook a few feet from the footpath. Hardly moved as we walked by!
Made me wish for a camera. ; a very clean and attractive bird.

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This morning with the dog. Ox hey Lane to the Green Bridge
Very Quiet.
Dunnock...2
Robin...4
Blackbird....9
Blue Tit...6
Long-tailed Tit...1
Chaffinch...2
Greenfinch...1
5 Mallards on the private pond and 4 more by the lower pond on the golf course.
On Lostock Mill Dam were 2 Coots and a Moorhen.
4 Cormorants flew twice over the dam but then went off.
Across the Green railway bridge, on the farmland towards Chew Moor, the hedges and trees were loaded with Starling and winter thrush. (As mentioned in my last Chew Moor Post)
Difficult to quantify as into a low sun.

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This morning's dog walk.
The Eddie Davies Football Academy to the Green Bridge.

At the Mill Dam Pond:
Coot...2
Moorhen...2
A Kestrel flew, low over the water, and then perched on an adjacent tree. It was a male.
A Bullfinch, also a male, perched in sunshine atop a bush.
A Pair of Mallards on the Private Pond.

Elsewhere on the walk:
Song Thrush....1
Dunnock...1
House Sparrow...5
Long-tailed Tit...c12
Blue Tit...2
Great Tit...1
Greenfinch...1
Goldfinch...1
Blackbirds...7
Robin...1
Feral Pigeon...11
Woodpigeon...8
Across the railway; 25 Black-headed Gulls on grass and a few Fieldfare in hedges and Trees.

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This morning ~11.30am-13.30pm

Dipper x2 (have been singing most mornings this week at Rumworth Mill Bridge at ~07.30am)
Grey Heron x2
Moorhen x5
Mallard +12
Teal x5 (on the Mire on opposite side of rail tracks)
Black headed Gull x9
Wood Pigeon
Great Spotted Wodpecker x3
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Coal Tit x6
Long-tailed Tit +15
Goldcrest x3
Blackbird x4
Mistle Thrush x2
Song Thrush x1
Robin
Dunnock x2
Wren x3
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Magpie
Jay x1


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Late this afternoon dog walk:

Bank Wood to the Station:
Dipper...1
Grey Wagtail...2
Grey Heron....1
Great Tit...3
Carrion Crow...2
Jackdaw..3
Otherwise very quiet.

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Yesterday around 07.30am

Dippers x2 singing/foraging at Rumworth Mill Bridge
Pink-footed Geese - flock of ~40+ flying south over Lostock

Over last two weeks, various sightings along the trail from train station, mire down to the green bridge, of:

Grey Heron
Teal (difficult to count from the train!)
Moorhen
Canada Geese
Mallard
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Long tailed Tit
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Nuthatch
Jay
Buzzard
Tawny Owl (heard)

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This afternoon up to 5 o'clock:
Bank Wood to the Station

Sightings similar to the previous post....

Dippers..2, one each at the usual 2 locations.
Grey Heron...1
Grey Wagtail...1
Moorhen ...1 (an adventurous one on the cycle path).
Black-headed Gull....7
Woodpigeon...21 over ..many more in Ravens Wood
Mallard...7
Carrion Crow...8
Jackdaw..4

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Back to reality after the Glossy Ibis/Black Redstart super-Saturday....

This morning from 07.30 to 09.00 - Rumworth Mill Bridge to the second stone (green) railway bridge:

Dipper x2
Grey Wagtail x2
Grey Heron x2
Moorhen x4
Mallard
Canada Geese
Wood Pigeon
Starling
Blackbird x1
Carrion Crow
Rook
Jackdaw
Magpie
Robin
Wren
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Long tailed Tit
Nuthatch (heard)
Dunnock
Black-headed Gull


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This morning/dog walk.

Bank Wood to the Station.

Mallard....23
Moorhen ...5

Grey Wagtail...3
1 perched on the rail main line at Lady Brige, 1 by Heaton Bridge
and 1 at the confluence Bessy Brook/ Middlebrook.

Dipper...1 perched under Rumworth Road Bridge and no vocals.

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Pair of Dippers and pair of Grey Wagtails at Rumworth Mill Bridge showing well again yesterday morning (Dippers highly vocal again)

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The pair of Dippers at Rumworth Mill bridge are showing well, and have been highly vocal over the last three days, singing morning and late-afternoon

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This am dog walk.
Ox hey lane to the Green Bridge.
Grey Heron...1
Kestrel..1 ( missing most tail feathers)
Canada Goose... circling the Dam several times and calling
Swallows..4 perched on wires.
Reed Bunting..1
Mistle Thrush..1
Black-headed Gulls..6
Corvids continuously over in singles and small groups. At least 3 Rooks.
Moorhen..1
Coot...1
(ponds very quiet)

Over 100 Woodpigeon spooked from farm field over the valley.


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Ox hey Lane to Lostock Mill Dam ( this am.)
Very quiet.
The new golf course is now open,with plenty golfers, and birds seen in the past on the course, were not showing.

Moorhen...9 including 2 very brown Juveniles.
Coot..1
Mallards..4
Robins..4
Blue Tit..1
Swallows c40 highish over the valley
Black-headed Gull..1
Lesser Black-backed Gull..1
Corvids and Woodpigeons.

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A shortish dog walk this morning mainly downstream from Lady Bridge:

A Grey Heron was seen a few times in the brook.Once at 10 yards perched on a crossing pipe.
Moorhen ..3
Mallards...3
Robin
A Dipper flew downstream past Bank Wood.

A local told me that Herons here were down in number, as they are being shot at with air rifles.
Something making a loud squealing/crying sound in Bank Wood. Presumably a mammal.

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Also this evening up to 7.15.

In and around the standing water against the railway (downstream from Heaton Bridge):

Teal...4
Grey Heron...1
Black-headed Gull...8
Common Gull..2
Woodpigeon ..c35
The above viewed from elevated ground.

On my way back home, I made a short detour to check on Dippers by Bank Wood.
A Dipper was having a drink, in the Brook. It stood on shingle, in shallow water and I was able to watch,
for sometime,without disturbance.


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This morning between 9.15 and 11.30, Rumworth Mill Bridge to Haslam Park and back - fairly quiet, breezy:

Dipper x1 (at Rumworth Mill Bridge)
Grey Wagtail x2 (at Rumworth Mill Bridge)
Moorhen x3
Mallard x25
Black headed Gull x8
Wood Pigeon
Collard Dove
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Coat Tit
Long-tailed Tit
Robin
Blackbird x2
Song Thrush x2
Chiffchaff x1 (singing)
Willow Warbler x1
Dunnock x2
House Sparrow x3
Magpie
Carrion Crow
Jay (heard)


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This evening's dog walk up to 7pm.

Between Lostock Junction and Haslam Park

Wren...1
Grey Wagtail..3 (juv. at Heaton Bridge, 1 at Rumworth Mill bridge, 1 in the Rumworth outlet channel.)
Canada Geese...19+ around the standing water across the railtrack, although Water mostly hidden from Trail.
Mallard...26
Moorhen..3 +2 heard
Black-headed Gull..6
Carrion Crow..2
Jackdaw..1
Woodpigeon..15
Magpies..25+

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This morning, walk both ways, between the footbridges by Heaton bridge and Haslam Park.

Carrion Crow...4
Grey Wagtail...1... moving downstream at Heaton Bridge.
Dipper..2 at a new location adjacent to Bank Wood.
Mallards...9
Chiffchaff...1
Woodpigeon..7
Feral Pigeon..2
Black-headed Gull..2
Moorhen..heard only.


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Likewise Huw,
Kingfisher reported to me by a Ladybridge resident, whom I met last Saturday afternoon
while walking on the trail.
He had seen it 20 minutes earlier; going upstream (fast) between Heaton Fold Bridge and Lady Bridge.
Gave it my best effort but no joy.

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This morning from 9.30-11.30 from Lostock station to Heaton Fold and back again ...

Grey Heron x1
Moorhen x2
Dipper x1
Mallard x13
Wood Pigeon
Collard Dove
Long-tailed Tit x16
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Coal Tit
Willow Warbler x14
Nuthatch x3
Chaffinch x2
Goldfinch x2
Robin x4
Blackbird
Wren
Starling x2
Swallow
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw
Magpie
Jay x2
Black-headded Gull x2

Also got chatting to a local dog walker who had heard that a Kingfisher had been seen along this stretch over the last few days - but I've not seen any postings recently

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This morning along the trail between Regent Road and Ox Hey Lane:

Whitethroat x3
Willow Warbler x2
Great Tit
Coal Tit
Blue Tit
Willow Tit x1
Wren x1
Blackbird x3
Robin x1
Dunnock x1
House Sparrow x3
Goldfinch x8
Greenfinch x2
Linnet x2
Pied Wagtail x1
Wood Pigeon
Black backed Gull x3
Swallow x4
House Martin x4
Magpie
Jay x1
Carrion Crow
Jackdaw

Good to finally meet Keith Mills earlier in the week - good birding!

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Walk this afternoon on the same stretch as yesterday.

41 Mallards counted today. One of which appeared to survive a stone thrown at it by an urchin.
The brood of 10 was intact, but I could only see 3 of the smaller brood.
3 Moorhens seen.
Nice to meet Huw Lloyd and the Lady.

The Grey Wagtail still present in the Rumworth Lodge outflow. Today perched on a thin branch
that was in the water

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This afternoon's dog walk:

38 Mallards between Ladybridge Lane and Rumworth Mill Bridge, mainly Juveniles including
a 10 strong brood of small ducklings.
A Moorhen also present but much of the brook still screened with Balsam.


-- Edited by keith mills on Monday 19th of August 2013 04:03:39 PM

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yesterday mid-day from Lostock station to the second stone (green) rail bridge, very quiet, highlights:

Dipper x1
Buzzard x1
Moorhen x3
Mallard x23 (including one female with 5 young and another with 3 young)
Wren x1
Willow Warbler x4
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Blue Tit
Swallow

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