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Astley, Chat and Irlam mosses [other wildlife]


Astley moss this evening,

Water vole, my first of the year
2 Brown rats
5 Rabbits
A Weasel ran in front of my car as I went down Moss lane

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Around Astley moss this afternoon

3 Rabbits
Brown Rat
Grey Squirrel

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I know it's not quite Astley Moss but an unidentifed hawker type dragonfly flew over a Astley garden today! Is it me or is that very early?

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Astley moss this afternoon

2 Rabbits
Plenty of Buff tailed bumble bees about
Lots of Frog spawn in the ponds and the ditches and a small amount of Toad spawn with one dead Toad found near the scrapes

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17.30- 19.45 this evening on Astley moss

6 Brown rats all under the feeders on the Rindle road feeding track including 2 which had a disagreement and started a fight, lots of jumping about and I was able to get very close to watch.

5 Rabbits in f69
2 Pipistrelle bats over Bedford moss
3 small rodents caught by a pair of Kestrels following the plough in f67
Plenty of Frogs and two Toads on Rindle road.



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This evening around Astley moss
Brown rat and Rabbit on the feeding track
A quick glimpse of what looked like a Short tailed field vole alongside the potato fields.
Mouse

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This evening wandering around Astley moss with a big torch

4 Brown rats along the Rindle road feeding track.
A Stoat seen running beside the ditch between the potato fields.
What sounded like a Elephant running towards me on the track next to Rindle Hedges and nearly gave me my 2nd Heart attack of the evening when a large Hare ran past me at speed.
Lots of Frogs and 5 Toads found, some of which were crossing Rindle road.
A large Beetle with a light green colouring on its back on the remains of the wood chip path.

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Astley moss
First time that I have watched a Stoat hunting during a hail storm. It was working its way up the wood chip path between Astley and Bedford moss.
A Grey squirrel was giving out an alarm call in Rindle woods

I also found two dead Moles and what looked like a dead Bank vole

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Weasel seen exiting a recently dug Rabbit burrow on Astley moss. It had a quick run around in the short grass then it went back down into the burrow.

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A rather sickly looking rabbit feeding by side of Rindle Road near to the wood yard last Wednesday. Animal didn't make any attempt to run off as i went near it.

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A Weasel seen hunting around the mass of plastic drainage pipes near the metal barn on Croxdens peat works this afternoon. Also seen were 2 Black dragonflies and I found a dead Bank vole on the track that leads down to 12 Yards road.

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3 species of Dragonfly seen around Croxdens peat works this afternoon. I'm not sure of their id but it is still good to see them in November

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A couple of Red Admirals on the wing this morning

7 Spot Ladybird

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Very late post for Sat 1st Oct - Irlam/Barton Mosses

1 Painted Lady butterfly- Irlam Moss
1 Giant Puffball fungus - f9

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Astley, Chat and Irlam mosses (other wildlife)


Astley moss
Saturday 01/10

1 Stoat and a Wood mouse in the fields around Rindle road.

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 28th of June 2015 09:57:03 AM

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