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RE: Swinton


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 Garden Warbler calling from the grounds of Royal mail, Shield drive, Wardley industrial estate. 



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7 Whooper swans circling low over the East Lancs at Wardly industrial estate.. looked like they had just taken off or were looking for a place to land in the torrential rain. They headed off in the direction of Black Leach CP. 



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Raven perched for a few minutes in large black poplar at the end of Warren Drive around midday. Receiving much attention from the pair of resident Carrion Crows.



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Common Buzzard (being mobbed by 3 Carrion Crows) drifted over Swinton Dam and then Station Rd towards the East Lancs Rd at 8.40am

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Friday 23rd July

- 6 Ravens just flown over East Lancs / Moorside Rd junction towards Swinton town centre (9.51am)

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Adult female Peregrine falcon flew up and perched on the top of Swinton Town Hall at 16.15 this afternoon 



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Two waders heard flying at 7:30pm this evening while on Moorside Rd, Swinton (near Holy Rood Church). They seemed to be flying from Blackleach Country Park area towards the Pendlebury area.

My best guess is somewhere between a Redshank or a European Golden Plover.

Did anyone pick this up on nocmig?

 

Edit: I now believe it was two Oystercatchers.



-- Edited by Charlotte Harrison on Thursday 11th of March 2021 08:43:30 PM

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Someone has posted a photo of of Monk Parakeet taken in a Swinton garden on the local neighbourhood blog.



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Three common buzzards soaring and calling over Folly Lane at 4.30 this afternoon.



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A pair of Goosanders were fishing on Deans pond next to Moorside school this morning. They were constantly mobbed by six Magpies who eventually scared them away. A couple of minutes later a Cormorant flew in and caught a couple of small Roach.



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Up to 30 Starlings on my feeders this morning, great sight

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Always a treat finding them Dave, remember a really severe cold spell in the 80s, finding a jack snipe that had succumbed to the cold on old clough lane walkden, not to far from hazlehurst road really. It was the first one I had ever seen.

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Dave,

Woodcock and Snipe were a common sighting for me in the 70s and 80s during Winter along Hazelhurst road. Mainly in the small copse with the stream where the new houses are being built at the moment. 



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Regarding the dead woodcock, I found a dead one in a garden on hazelhurst road ( Swinton worsley boundary) on 8th of November. How very strange.

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Originally posted today by Paul Risley:

Dead Woodcock in the front garden of a house I was working on in Swinton this morning, owner said she had heard something hit the window in the night 



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A single Swift is flying over my house at the moment. It's the latest date for this species for 22 years over my garden. Partington lane area



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A single goosander flew south over Dales Brow around 8.30 this morning



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Buzzard mewing over my Swinton back garden this morning.

Cheers Jay

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On the push-iron this morning:

Worsley/Swinton border.

4 Ravens around the pylons around the old GX Super Bowl.

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Currently two Chiffchaff and a female Blackcap in my Swinton garden. All three are ringed.

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Looking out of my utility room window into my back garden, which I originally thought was snow turned out to be pigeon feathers as a very big female sparrowhawk had a successful hit. Stayed around for a while causing a right commotion with the local Magpies and Blackbirds

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Possible red kite seen very briefly flying high south over Houghton Lane at 07.50 this morning. Not a good enough view to claim though.



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ca. 20 whooper swans south over Houghton Lane 07.55 this morning.



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4 raven flew north over Houghton Lane at 9.50 this morning



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A Little Egret has just flown over Partington Lane heading South West.



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Two siskin flew over my Swinton garden this morning. Presumably breeding locally.

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This morning about 11ish

Mistle thrush X 8 on Moorside sport pitches

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This afternoon around 3 ish

Large gathering of Starlings in the tall tree's at the old Moorside High, very vocal.

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A Woodcock has just flown over my Swinton garden heading East towards Manchester.

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There has been a leucistic woodpigeon with all white plumage in my Swinton garden for the past week, paired with a normal woodpigeon. I haven't had a close enough view to see whether it has pink or dark eyes.

Steve



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This morning on Swinton precinct

Pied wagtail feeding fledglings

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A male Brambling with two Chaffinch turned up in my garden this morning. Both Chaffinch flew down to the bird table but the Brambling remained in the trees.



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11.30

On the push iron

Flock of 20+ Lapwings near BOC East lancs and a Starling showing them the way.

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Wardley cemetery this morning

Hobby seen twice hunting along the edge of the woodland near the chapel.
Spotted flycatcher flying from bushes at the bottom end of cemetery near A580.
Sparrowhawk twice
Kestrel
Tawny owl well hidden in the trees
Willow warblers
Bullfinch
5 Goldfinch
Song thrush
2 Mistle thrush
Treecreeper
2 Nuthatch
8 Swallows

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A Buzzard has just slowly flown North over my garden in Swinton with a rather darker plumage than the usual lighter coloured birds that I see on the mosslands.

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Delivering in Swinton at lunchtime today...

Great Spotted Woodpecker flew across the road infront of the wagon at the M60 motorway junction near the Robin Hood pub
and there were roughly around 40 Common Swift in the air around the motorway slip road

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Osprey has just flown over Swinton, very high up heading towards southeast. A tiny spec in the sky.

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A adult Peregrine falcon has just flown along Partington lane and is now perched on St Peter's church in the centre of Swinton

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It was very brief, if I had to guess I say more Buzzard like.

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Hi Jay, any inkling of what it could have been? Could it be something as exciting as a kite or more buzzard like?

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Massive Raptor over Swinton this morning, split second stuff through patio doors about 9 ish
Cheers Jay
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12.30
Sparrowhawk flying above Partington lane (probably just paid a feeder visit)
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Buzzard circling and calling over wardley cemetery, 1015 today.

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Just had 3 Lesser Redpoll fly into my Swinton garden. They spent a minute on the feeders then flew off.smile

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Oystercatcher calling overhead in the dark, shield drive 1715.

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3 greenfinches feeding among leaf litter and bushes shield drive, earlier in day dunnock singing its heart out 0630 before it got light.

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very vocal oystercatcher flying over shield drive in the dark 1730 tonight.

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While jogging 10.30
East lancs road
Great Aerial battle between a Sparrowhawk(f) and a tight knit flock of Pigeons... Pigeons won.
Singing Song thrush outside the old Moorside high
Single pied wagtail near the Moorside blue bridge
Cheers Jay
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-- Edited by Jason Dulhanty on Friday 6th of December 2013 12:43:32 PM

-- Edited by Jason Dulhanty on Friday 6th of December 2013 02:59:27 PM

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Tawny owl calling 1630 tonight ringlow park road, came from the direction of the garden centre which is just over the boundry into worsley.

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5.30 ish
female Sparrowhawk with prey over my swinton back garden
Cheers Jay
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