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RE: Tyldesley General Environs


A Redwing called over our garden at Parr Brow, Tyldesley just after 9pm tonight

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Two Raven flew very low west, croaking loudly, over Aldi at 11:50 today.



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Spent an hour watching from the garden this morning, during which birds seen included:
104 Meadow Pipit south
35 Pink-Footed Geese south-east
2 Snipe north
1 Skylark south
1 Redpoll south
1 Greenfinch north
Several House Martin moving actively south, but at least 10 still feeding around the estate
A Grey Wagtail mobbing a Sparrowhawk
Several vocal Rooks around the small rookery in the nearby churchyard


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A Water Rail moved over Parr Brow at 9:04pm last night, in a general southerly direction. Giving a squealing flight call pretty much just as you would hear it in a reedbed, followed by a few chipping type calls. One of those moments where hearing a familiar call out of context totally throws you for a split second

-- Edited by dave broome on Monday 14th of September 2020 07:58:10 AM

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Siskin calling over Parr Brow early morning

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A calling Common Tern went over Parr Brow early morning

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A juvenile Peregrine flew low N at Parr Brow this evening

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Sunday 12th July early evening at Parr Brow, a scattered stream of Black-Headed and Lesser Black-Backed Gull drifted quickly southwards feeding on flying ants. Soon afterwards a frenzied and vocal flock of 100+ Swift appeared high over the garden and drifted gradually east

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A calling Crossbill seen from our garden went NE at Parr Brow 06:25 this morning

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Several hundred large gulls at Chanters this morning, mainly Lesser Black Backs and a few Herring Gulls in the mix. A very interesting LBB Gull with bright pink webs and legs.Structually identical to the accompanying LBBS, seem to remember we had a few similar birds at Richmond Bank over the years,presumably just an odd LBB ,couldn't unfortunately turn it into anything rarer !!!

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12 Crossbill south at Parr Brow 07:43

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Thought I'd have a wander up Common Lane this afternoon. There were a couple of Linnets,Greenfinch, singing Goldfinch, Blackcap and Chiffchaff and a male Reed Bunting along the lane,plus a few Swallows over the farm.
On the adjacent fields a nice flock of gulls, mainly Lesser Black Backs (250 +),about 15 Herring Gulls,8 Black Headed Gulls including 2 juveniles(first of year for me). In with the LBBS was an adult either Yellow Legged Gull or Lesser Black Back x Herring Gull hybrid. Unfortunately as only had my bins I couldn't get enough on it to be certain of its id.


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Ring-Necked Parakeet over Parr Brow this morning and an Oystercatcher calling this evening

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Adult Iceland Gull with just over 500 large gulls in fields off Common Lane earlier this afternoon (images and video on website).

The same bird was somewhat unsurprisingly later in the roost at Pennington flash too.



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A Blackcap feeding on fat balls nr Parr Brow this morning

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A Cormorant was on a light column where the A580 East Lancashire Road crosses the Bridgewater Canal this morning

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Early a.m. at Parr Brow, between Wellington Drive and Turncroft Farm:

Wednesday 16th October
35 Blackbird, 28 Robin, 11 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush and 4 Goldcrest in the hedgerows, also present 25 Collared Dove
Vis-mig Redwing 289 S to SW
Meadow Pipit 14 S
Linnet 16 S
Chaffinch 3 S
Redpoll 1 N
Greenfinch 1 N

Thursday 17th October
26 Blackbird, 18 Robin, 2 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush in the hedgerows
Vis-mig Woodpigeon 250 S
Stock Dove 1 S
Jackdaw c150 S
Redwing 251 S
Meadow Pipit 7 S
Linnet 2 S
Siskin 5 S, 1 N




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Vis mig at Parr Brow this morning 0700-0840

Redwing 639 (619 moving along the ridge and heading between ESE/SE, plus 20 S/SW)

Song Thrush 2 SW, 2 S, 1 N

Mistle Thrush 1 SE, 1 N

Meadow Pipit 69 S, 2 SW, 2 N

Swallow 1 S

alba Wagtail 8 S

Grey Wagtail 1 E

Greenfinch 4 N, 2 S

Goldfinch 34 N, 9 S and flock of 62 feeding

Chaffinch 3 SW, 2 SE

Bullfinch 3 NE

Reed Bunting 4 S

Other birds present included 1 Raven

 

 

 



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Thursday 3rd Oct, at Parr Brow, 10 Song Thrush among at least 33 Blackbird in hedges between the end of Wellington Drive and Turncroft Farm, 2 Snipe, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff



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Unsurprisingly little vis mig this morning at Parr Brow

07:00-08:00 birds moving south - 30 Meadow Pipit, 2

Grey Wagtail, 1 Alba wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch 

 



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12 Ring-Necked Parakeet flew east over Parr Brow this morning



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258 Meadow Pipit south in 1 hour at Parr Brow this morning. Included flocks of c90 and 66 that were grounded in pasture at the top of the Tyldesley Banks, possibly due to rain shortly beforehand, which then departed south from the ridge and off out towards the airspace over the mosses. Another 40 or so remained around the pasture.

Other birds moving S or SW were 4 Cormorant, 13 House Martin, 6 Swallow, 8 Chaffinch and 5 Greenfinch

An adult Great Black-Backed Gull went E and 5 Jay moved west along the ridge, including one without a tail which flew in from the NE like a giant moth !

Three skeins of Pink-Footed Geese flew SE over the Little Hulton-Walkden area c45 at 08:38, c90 at 08:45 and 55 at 09:12

Other birds present included 17 Collared Dove, 1 Skylark, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff and a vocal Song Thrush which dropped in from the NE 



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25 Meadow Pipit south in 30 minutes at Parr Brow this morning and min 5 locally breeding House Martin still feeding

At Stour Road public open space birds included 30 Blackbird, mostly feeding in one concentrated area, 5 Goldcrest and a Kingfisher calling from New Hall Moat

 

 



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Dunlin flying roughly west early morning in darkness over Parr Brow. Calling loudly but sounded like it was possibly more than one bird involved



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1 Swift south over Parr Brow this morning



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3 Raven south over Parr Brow today, other birds included 1 Peregrine south, 3 displaying Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, a 1 hour count of 13 Meadow Pipit south/south-west and c70 House Martin on the roof of a house



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12 Meadow Pipit logged moving S/SW over Parr Brow in just over 30 minutes this morning

 



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1 Ring-Necked Parakeet over Parr Brow this morning



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A Hobby drifted south over Parr Brow around 17:35

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Hobby over garden today headed west over trees at Astley street park

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Ring-Necked Parakeet over Parr Brow towards Tyldesley Cemetery this morning

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Willow Warbler singing in Astley Street Park this morning

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A calling Mediterranean Gull over Mosley Common this morning

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A singing Chiffchaff was by St Georges Church this morning

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Usual second winter Iceland Gull sleeping on the roof of Poundstretchers at midday today.

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2nd winter Iceland Gull on the roof of Poundstretchers at 3:20pm today.

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Loads of Gulls today at around 11.15 a.m. but no Iceland !, then they all flew off.
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Iceland Gull typically not present when I arrived at 1:20, but nearly 300 gulls (mostly Black-Headed and Herring) were on Poundstretcher's Roof

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2nd. winter Iceland Gull again on Poundstretcher roof at 12.15 today.

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Second winter Caspian showing well behind the first farm off Common Lane at 11:45 today

 

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Both the 2nd.w. Caspian and 2nd.w. Iceland gulls on the roof of Poundstretcher store late morningsmile

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Second-winter Caspian Gull on the roof of Poundstretcher, Tyldesley Road 14:20-14:28 (officially just in Atherton as its over the brook, but closer to Tyldesley town centre)

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The second winter Iceland Gull (from Cutacre/Atherton/Pennington Flash) was along Common Lane today with 100 big gulls behind the first farm at 12:30.

 

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Tyldesley Loopline and General Environs


Adult summer Mediterranean Gull flew low over Tyldesley town centre whilst I sat in traffic at c.7pm this evening



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Adult summer Mediterranean Gull flew west over Wayfarers drive calling constantly at c. 7.30 this am

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Raven low over the Stour Road public open space this afternoon 



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2 Ring-Necked Parakeet this afternoon alongside the unsurfaced section of Garret Lane, in a London Plane on the boundary of Garret Hall Primary School and the field with a pond in it



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Football training back on Garrett Hall school field for the summer and if tonight's hour from 6.30 is anything to go by will be an enjoyable birding hour each week! 

Single buzzard over, Hobby sent Swallows into a panic as it hunted over Garrett Hall lane, Great Spotted Woodpecker in trees around field and most surprising of all 6 Ring Necked Parakeets in large tree in Northeast corner from 6.30-7ish very vocal and active then flew into the Cemetery area. 



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Late post for Thursday 19th 2+Whimbrel heard calling over garden at c. 10.50pm heading roughly north

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c.60 Redwing in fields south of new guided bus way and west of mossley common rd this am.

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