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RE: NEW MILLS


Thurs 21st April.

Delivering to a customer in Hague Bar near the old Fire Station. I was only in the yard for a few minutes.

Of note
- 1 Blackcap heard and seen briefly
- 1 Chiffchaff heard
- 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
- 1 Nuthatch heard
- 1 Coal Tit heard and seen briefly


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Monday 28th Feb

Waterside Flash.
Delivering in New Mills and Disley so a quick stop off was in order to see if the Kittiwake was present, but no luck.

Of note
- c15-20 Eurasian Teal on the flood
- 1m 1f Goosander on the river
- 1 Grey Heron over
- 2 Goldcrest in small tree near the road kink bridge

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From waterside flash to Millenium walkway this afternoon.
45 Lapwings on field nr Waterside Flash along with around 13 Starlings and 30 Woodpigeons.At Flash,4+Common Snipe,20+Teal,2 Moorhen and in the field otherside of the river around 200 Canada Geese.Along the river towards Mousley Bottom reserve,5 Redhead Goosander swimming together, 3 Dippers ,a Grey Wagtail,10+Mallards and 2 Moorhens.
And as I arrived back at Waterside Flash a Little Egret flew up from the flash and landed in a dead tree nearby as 2 Grey Herons flew overhead,a nice surprise as Little Egrets only been seen there around twice b4 at most as far as I am aware?


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At Waterside Flash this afternoon 5 Common Snipe showing well at edge of flash in the sunshine,5 Lapwing,1 Mallard,17 Teal,1female Wigeon,1 Pied Wagtail and around 100 Canada Geese on the field otherside of the road.

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25.12.19 -

New Mills golf course 1 Pink Footed Goose within the grazing Canada flock & 2 Common Snipe.

2 Tawny Owls calling near St Georges Church around 6pm.

Andy



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No sign of Wood Sandpiper Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

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Wood Sandpiper still there today this afternoon

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An update on last nights sighting of the Sandpiper.There was a few of us and we did not get a very good view (it was dark and kept at the far side of the flash,it also did not fly or show its rump,and could not see its supercilium)so reckoned probably Common.However one of the group went back today and digiscoped what we presume was the same bird in bright light and it turns out to be a Wood Sandpiper! So sorry should not of been so quick to ID in such conditions! And great news for the Flash!

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Waterside Flash 7.15pm last night (Tues 10th Sept) 1 Common Sandpiper edge of Flash along with at least 1 Common Snipe. On the Flash 19 Teal along with the usual Moorhens, Mallards. On adjacent field at least 37 Lapwings and the usual 200 plus Canada Geese on field near Paper Mill side of road.
All the best and Good Birding .

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Waterside flash - 1 Common Sandpiper, busy probing the mud for food - 18.20hrs 02.05.19

Andy



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Mark Dean
I was out walking above New Mills today walking towards Mellor Cross when, at about 11.55am about 30 lapwings and 50 starlings went up, and in front of them a female or juvenile Marsh Harrier was flying with slow flapping flight,heading south east, I presume on migration very unexpected and a great sight to see .

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Indulged in a bit of 'Swallow bathing' yesterday evening on Castle Edge road by New Mills golf club. Over 1000 in the air and on the grass , eventually roosting in the reeds around the large pond on the course itself. About 9.30pm.

Also Tawny Owl, 3 Lesser Redpoll 2 Kestrel Common Buzzard



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MaleHEN HARRIERquartering sedge grass fields (Ollersett moor)at 11.10am, but passing though , headed south and out of sight.

Andy



-- Edited by andrew chapman on Sunday 1st of April 2018 04:54:36 PM

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Hawfinch & 440 Pink-footed Geese on a vizmig watch above New Mills today pics and sound-recordings:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40141612



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4 Ring Ouzel, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing Ollersett Moor, New Mills 15/10/17

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39930497

Flock of Common Scoter recorded over New Mills at night on the night of the 8/10/17

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39802831



-- Edited by Alex Lees on Monday 16th of October 2017 07:25:34 PM

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Saturday 14th Oct -

4 lateSwallow over low Leighton at 11.30am

at least 6 Snipe in marshy field near new mills golf course club house.

Andy



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Managed to have a brief visit to Waterside Flash just before it got dark,and, as well as the Wigeon and Mallard etc I saw on Sunday ,there was also 5 Teal .Also 200+ Canada Geese grazing on the grass on the other side of the road and I saw the Grey Heron fishing in the river.
All the best and good birding!


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One male Wigeon in eclipse with three female on waterside flash this afternoon as well as the usual hybrid Ducks and Mallards,Moorhens.
All the best and good birding.


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Waterside flash - Sun 9.30 am

Teal 11

Male Wigeon still present

Two skeins of P.F Geese (200+)flew low over the flash in the direction of Whaley Bridge ...minutes later a large skein (presumably the same birds) flewdown the valley in the oppositedirectiontowards Marple, temporarily circling New Mills calling noisily to each other (maybe arguing over the map reading).

Elsewhere-

Low Leighton....8 Bullfinches on the garden feeding station fighting over sunflower hearts (4m + 4f).

Andy



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Waterside Flash - sat lunchtime

1 Mute swan

1 male Wigeon in fine plumage

13 Teal

Andy



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At least 4 Snipe feeding in disturbed earth on Waterside flash this morning

Water levels back to a healthier level after a dry spell and some digging activity.

Several Teal present too.

Andy



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YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER at 9.20 this morning on footpath north of Hague Bar / Brookbottom Road west of golf course (my position on twitter of south is incorrect) bird showed for about 10 seconds and vanished into woods on left of track as you travel north and called briefly. 30 Lesser Redpoll at Broadhurst Edge and Stonechat. 5 Snipe on reedy pool by golf course.

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At least 7 snipe on the scrape opposite New Mills Golf Club around 15.30 today. Also several ducks, possibly female & juvenile teal but couldn't really get a good view with the naked eye

-- Edited by Julian Winstanley on Friday 14th of October 2016 05:16:11 PM

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sat - 9.00am

150 + skein of P.f. geese high over New Mills heading south east.

Thanks to Ray Scally who kindly alerted me they were heading my way... via Disley!

Andy

 

 



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Sunday - 21st August

2 Teal back on Waterside flash after a summer vacation.

2 Whitethroaton New Millsgolf course, feedinginthe rough scrub.

1 HOBBY careering towards Broadhurst edge wood ..alas, just a fleeting glimpse.

Andy



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Waterside Flash

Thursday - 7th Apr

1 male Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 6 Teal

Fri - 8th Apr

1 male Shoveler ,12 Swallow,1 Sand Martin

Andy



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9.00am -1 maleShoveleronwaterside flashwith 6 Teal (3m + 3f).

1 Dipper near Watford lodge.

Andy



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Oystercatcher on Waterside Flash and 2 Pink footed Geese.

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2 Shoveler still present on waterside flash

The longest staying birdhas well advancedmaleplumage now.

At least 2 Teal present.

Andy



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I managed to get to waterside flash for a few minutes this afternoon and also saw the pair of Shovelers, thanks Ray.
Also, as well as the usual Canada Geese,Moorhen,Mallards and a Grey Heron, at least 6 Mistle Thrush on the grass, and at least 3 Teal, I saw 2 male and 1 Female on the water.
All the best and Good Birding for the rest of the year and 2016.Mark.

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2 Shoveler on the flash over the last couple of days

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Ray Scally wrote:

Waterside Flash

1 Pink footed Goose feeding with Canada Geese this morning
Ray



Think that one has been doing the rounds Ray. It was with the flock at Roman Lakes on Nov 11th.

Cheers John

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Waterside Flash

1 Pink footed Goose feeding with Canada Geese this morning
Ray

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Waterside flash -

Gadwall up to 3 (2m + 1f).

Wigeon at least 4 mixed with Mallards,feeding in sedge grass.

10 Teal

1 Common Snipe at water edgeon far bank of flash.

Elsewhere- 5 Bullfinch (2m +3f )at Low Leighton feeding on sunflower hearts

Andy



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2 GADWALL (male and female) on Waterside flash with a small party of Teal ( approx 10) today.

Andy



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Hobby over Hague Bar flying towards the town this afternoon.
Ray

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Waterside Flash 6pm, 2 Common Sandpiper and male and female Mandarin.
Ray

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Waterside flash 18-30 hrs - 29.04.15

One Little Ringed Plover stopped off to feed up in the muddy margins.

Andy


This bird was still present at dusk (Ray Scally).

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On Ollersett Moor there was a party of 10 RING OUZELS resting in a Beech tree copse, occasionally giving good views when dropping onto the copse floor to feed.

Also present were at least 10 Wheatear and several more near Chinley churn.

No sign of any Ouzels in the rocky boulders of around Chinley churn area.


Andy



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Waterside flash 18.40 hrs

3 Swallows circling over the flash.

Very brief sighting from a Sand Martin, which was then chased away by the Swallows.

A Kingfisher flew over from the Goyt heading towards Mousely bottom.

There was also a male Mandarin on the boggy field next to the flash.

Andy

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sat 15.30hrs

1 Curlew calling and flying over mellor moor.

approx 20 Golden plover with 200+ lapwing in nearby fields.

1 buzzard -perch hunting near broadhurst edge wood.


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Sat 21st - 15.00 -16.00 hrs

Oystercatcher probing for worms in short grass - New mills golf course

35 Golden Plover with 150+ Lapwing in fields near Broadhurst edge wood,

Andy

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Friday 14th Nov -
Tawny owl - calling near New Mills football club @ 21:30 hrs

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16th Nov - 30 + Redpoll feeding on birch trees near New Mills golf club.
4 male Bullfinches present near rear of golf clubhouse.

Andy

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200+ skein of pink footed geese flying high over 4 lanes end at dusk, heading south.

andy

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9.15a.m - 150+ skein of p.f.geese flying south, high over ollersett moor.

andy

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HOBBY flying over Woodend this afternoon towards Strines, also LITTLE GREBE on Woodend.

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0llersett moor - female Wheatear in fields next to 4 lanes end bridleway at 18.30 hrs 22/09/14.

Andy

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ollersett moor - female stonechat on bridleway linking four lanes end to stubbins lane this morning.

broadhurst edge wood - 200 + lapwing on ploughed fields this afternoon.

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Chiffchaff calling at Low Leighton this morning.
Andy

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There was migration evidence on Waterside this evening including some very good local records.

I called on way home from work and was greeted by 20-30 Swallows hunting over the river and adjoining fields.

On the muddy margins to the flash there was a feeding flock of Pied Wagtails (10-12) and a Common Sandpiper.

Further scanning of the mud revealed a Little Ringed Plover resting and feeding in the mud, before resuming it`s journey.

A female Sparrowhawk glided over and flushed the wagtails but they soon landed, where upon another local birder (Ray Scally) noticed a Yellow Wagtail had joined the flock.

Ray also confirmed the presence of at least one White Wagtail amongst the flock of Pied Wagtails .

Other species included - Goosander heading towards the goyt (male and female) , Willow warbler x2, Chiffchaff (1),Teal x2, House martin (1),Sand martin (1), Goldfinch (3).

A Grey Wagtail completed the set of wagtails just after I left.

Andy

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