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RE: Edale


Thurs 10th Feb

Castleton.
- 6 Raven swirling around over Winnats Pass
(Including 1 close individual, wind hovering as I drove up the steep pass)
- 3 Lesser Redpoll
- 1 Siskin
- 1 Peregrine
- 1 Kestrel
- 100s of Rooks & Jackdaws damp weather mustve brought grubs to the surface ?

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Thurs 20th Jan

- 1 elusive Brambling near customers Castleton garden

Other birds nearby
- 2 Chaffinch
- 1 Greenfinch
- 4 Long-tailed Tits
- 1 Raven high over the moor
- 2 Kestrel (1 with prey)

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Thurs 6th Jan

Castleton.
Delivering to a regular customer at the quiet end of the village. Just closing the doors of the van when I heard a familiar call, straight away I thought thats Bramblings calling. I looked up and they were just coming into land at the top of a tall tree in the customers garden.
A minimum 8, with other birds, including Siskin and Tree Sparrows, calls gave them away too. Tried to count them but they were mobile, some dispersed when a farm cat appeared on a stone wall nearby.
Winter Thrushes around, too many to count.

- 8 Brambling
- c10 Siskin
- 4 Tree Sparrow seen, more heard
- 2 Chaffinch
- c50 Fieldfare
- c20 Redwing
- 2 Raven



-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Thursday 6th of January 2022 02:07:27 PM

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Thurs 23rd Dec

Castleton and vicinity.
- c25+ Siskin flock mobile near customers garden
- c10-15 Redwing
- 3 Fieldfare
- 8 Raven


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Thurs 9th Dec

All seen around the Winnats Pass near Castleton.

- c50 Fieldfare
- c15-20 Redwings
- 1 Peregrine
- 2 Kestrel
- min 5 Raven
- 1 Stonechat near Winnats Pass / A623 junction

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3 Redwings and 1 Raven over Castleton village late morning.

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Always forget to post this, hence some sightings are from earlier in the year, apologies.

I do the High Peak route most Thursdays incl Whaley Bridge, Chapel e-l-f, Buxton, and a trip over Winnats Pass and down the steep valley into Castleton village.

Birds seen regularly
- Raven
- Common Buzzard
- Mistle Thrush
- Meadow Pipit
- Goldfinch
- 2 Siskin near Castleton village
- Redwings (flyovers) in last few weeks
- and believe it or not Coot on some of the little upland pools

Other birds of note earlier in the year
- 1 Ring Ouzel near flew across the road near Sparrowpit moors
- 1 Northern Wheatear on stone wall on Slackhall Moor
- Redstart heard hoowitting near the farm at top of Winnats Pass



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Spent last weekend in Edale - got out on a couple of rambles.

Around cottage

Siskin (c. 10)
Coal Tit
Gt Spotted Woodpecker
Greenfinch
Blue Tits, Chaffinch (pair), Dunnocks, Robins and Blackbirds galore

On surrounding farmland

Fieldfare
Song Thrush
Mistle Thrush
2 x Rook
Gt Spotted Woodpecker
Treecreeper

On moors above cottage

Red Grouse - at least 4, including one male
Stonechat (pair)
2 x Buzzard
Kestrel (female)

At Edale Train Station

Fieldfare
Redwing
Greenfinch

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