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RE: Tyldesley General Environs


1 Ring-Necked Parakeet low north over the town centre on 8/8/22
At Parr Brow/Mosley Common in the past few days, at least 1 Raven regular in past few days. At least 2 Bullfinch have been regular this past week along the Honksford Brook corridor downstream of St Johns Church

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191 Lesser Black-backed and 35 Herring Gulls roosting in fields off Cumbermere Lane (north of Common Lane) at mid-afternoon today.



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Early evening an area of heavy hazy cloud passed eastwards through Mosley Common, with squally gusts of wind, following it were 300+ Black-Headed Gull and 100+ vocal Swift, feeding high up, disappearing as quickly as they appeared


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Single Curlew spent several minutes calling over Astley street park at c. 7.20 this evening before finally heading southwest.

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Unmistakable but as equally unexpected sound of a Quail calling twice over my Tyldesley house at c. 2.10am this morning. First call very loud second fainter, sounded as if it was traveling north

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A singing Blackcap was present today at Shakerley Common and a Redpoll went north over Mosley Common

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A Shelduck was calling in flight over Parr Brow after dark on the evening of Sunday 6th March

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22 Lapwing were circling low around Parr Brow early this morning, a similar number seen briefly yesterday. Presumably using some of the local farmland.

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In fields behind the first farm on Common Lane
406 Herring gulls
5 Lesser Black Backed gulls
52 Great Black Backed gulls
and a Raven over.



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3 Grey Partridge in fields at Common Lane this morning

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Hi Pete

I can't seem to find 'Yellow Legged Gull' in my (1964) 9th edition of The Field Guide to Birds of Britain and Europe by 

Roger Peterson/Guy Montfort/P.A.D Hollom Guide as recommend by FRH...it took me ages to save for this with my paper round money ...surely I've not wasted my money have I?????

Until this is cleared up you don't mind if I refer to a YLG as a Herring Gull do you!!!

 

Dave!



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A vocal Tree Pipit flew low SW over Parr Brow early morning

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Approx 40 large gulls in the fields along Common Lane were mainly Lesser Black Backs but in with them a single adult Yellow Legged Gull ,a bit difficult to see as it was spending most of it's time sat down in long grass.

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Approx 30 Shelduck flew east at 21:35 this evening over Parr Brow, in two flocks. Unfortunately didnt get a precise count as the first flock were out of sight by the time I had grabbed my bins. They werent particularly high up, but were going at some speed, calling with a lot of wing noise too.

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4 vocal Greylag Geese flew SW, fairly high up, over Parr Brow early afternoon, heading towards Chat Moss

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Common Tern low over Lidl on Mosley Common Road this afternoon, presumably headed for Blackleach Country Park

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Lesser Whitethroat singing along the brook near St Johns Church, Mosley Common

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A vocal Common Tern went over Parr Brow this morning

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Watched from the garden this evening, an adult Cormorant flew north over Mosley Common, then circled for about five minutes over the ridge of the Tyldesley Banks at Parr Brow, slowly gaining height, before heading off purposefully NE, giving the impression of a bird on migration. While I was watching it a Sand Martin flew west over the house

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2 Siskin east over the garden today, 2 Buzzards also seen several times at one point very low over the rooftops. Small numbers of meadow pipit north in the morning.



-- Edited by Andy Isherwood on Saturday 10th of April 2021 04:46:06 PM

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A flock of 9 Meadow Pipit went NW quite low over the town centre at 5:45pm tonight

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At least 5 Chiifchaff, 4 Fieldfare and 12 Skylark along Common lane this am.



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At least one Common Scoter called over Parr Brow at 21:02 this evening

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Adult Iceland gull in fields off Common Lane late morning 



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The adult Iceland Gull was in fields off Common Lane today at 12.30, also 479 Lesser Black Backs and 212 Herring Gulls in the flock.

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A massive increase in Lesser Black Backs numbers,obviously been a large return passage last couple of days with 448 in fields off Common Lane this afternoon. Also 105 Herring Gulls and a single adult Yellow Legged Gull, looked like the same bird that was at Beefold lane fields at last week.
Pic of the asleep Yellow Legged Gull attached.

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At least one very vocal Black-Tailed Godwit flew over Parr Brow, nr Mosley Common at around 00:30 this morning

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Great Spotted Woodpecker,  2 Willow tit and small numbers of Fieldfare in trees at south end of Common Lane this am also c. 300 large Gulls, mainly Herring Gull in field behind first farm.



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3 Raven flew very low and loudly southeast over the south end of Common Lane at c 4.40pm 



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Bottom of Common lane Tyldesley in wooded area. 10.00am.

1 Willow Tit 

1 Treecreeper with a few Long Tailed Tits

3 Greenfinch 



-- Edited by Kevin Cook on Thursday 11th of February 2021 12:04:53 PM

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The adult Iceland Gull in fields behind the first farm down Common Lane at 11.30 this morning.
Also in the field 812 Herring Gulls, 8 Lesser Black Backs and 3 Great Black Back gulls. Also an adult Herring X Lesser Black Back gull with yellow legs,but still with a streaky head .

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c420 mainly Herring Gulls in fields off Common/Cumbermere Lane this early afternoon, also 2 Stock Doves sat in the same field.



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The adult Iceland Gull flew into the fields behind the first farm on common lane at 2.05 pm. Also in the flock of approx 600 large gulls was a cracking adult Yellow Legged Gull which unfortunately stayed at the back of the flock and was difficult to photo.

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Mixed Thrush flock in horse fields between Cleworth hall lane and Cumbermere Lane made up of c. 30 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare and a couple of Mistle thrush.

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The adult Iceland Gull in the fields off Common Lane this morning with approx 800 large gulls

-- Edited by pete berry on Wednesday 27th of January 2021 11:21:05 AM

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In one field off Common Lane this afternoon were 431 Herring, 24 Great Black-backed and 9 Lesser Black-backed Gulls along with a small number of Black-headed Gulls. Also in the same field were 57 Magpie and a Grey Wagtail.



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In the fields off Common Lane this afternoon were 521 Herring Gulls and only a small handful of Great Black-backed Gulls but nothing out of the ordinary amongst them.



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In fields by Common Lane today
21 Great Black Backs
13 Lesser Black Backs
and 605 Herring Gulls

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A Water Rail was calling at the Bridgewater View estate, Parr Brow at 06:43 this morning. Not sure if it was moving low over or calling from a small wetland by Honksford Brook

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658 large gulls in the fields off Common Lane comprising mainly of Herring Gulls with only 5 Lesser Black Backs and 17 Great Black Backed Gulls amongst them
Also at least a further 200 large gulls at nearby Chanters.



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Monday 23rd of November 2020 04:02:31 PM

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Turnstone and Teal over Parr Brow, Tyldesley this evening

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At the east end of Tyldesley this morning, 28 calling Whooper Swan went SE over Parr Brow and Mosley Common at 08:20

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Common land and Combermere lane area this am. Several Redwing and Fieldfare in the many hedgerows. 4 Bullfinch, 5 Stock Dove flew over east. Gulls in the fields behind first farm from south end included 3 Great Black Backed Gulls, 12 Lesser Black Back and c. 70 Herring. More in fields further back towards Shakerley in field on brow but behind hedges so difficult to go through. Male Golden Pheasant  by track in wood at south end made a colourful difference though judging by the state of its tail and feet it hadn't come far from its enclsoure.



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In the fields just behind the 1st farm off Common Lane mid afternoon
236 Herring Gulls
8 Lesser Black Backs
7 Great Black Backed Gulls



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Friday 13th of November 2020 05:09:39 PM

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Walk along Common lane to south end of Cutacre and back this morning.

 

Single Lesser Redpoll in trees at south end of Common Lane.

15 Linnet east over

c. 50 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 6 Fieldfare and numerous Blackbird in hedgerows.

Only small numbers of large gulls in fields to the west, mainly Herring Gull with a single Great Black Backed Gull.

Several Goldcrest in with Tit flocks in area.



-- Edited by Andy Isherwood on Sunday 8th of November 2020 09:28:48 PM

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Walk from home along the Busway to Hough lane and back just prior to dusk produced some decent numbers of Bats still in the wing, several of which were  being hunted by a Sparrowhawk in Tyldesley cemetery. Also here c. 20 Rook left south at dusk and several Goldcrest were seen in some of the conifers dotted along the walk.



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On grassy fields off Common Lane just after midday were 148 Herring Gulls, 49 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 9 Great Black-backed Gulls and 89 Black-headed Gulls, meaning that around midday today, along with the Viridor waste site just half a mile away there were c536 large gulls in the area.



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Single House Martin flew south over my garden at just after 10am this morning



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Friday 9th Oct 1 Curlew called low over Parr Brow at 19:45

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2 Swallows still over fields before Common Lane farm this afternoon.

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