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Roby Mill and area


15th April 2022 - my patch, Roby Mill

Male Ring Ouzel, perched on top of a tree, flew off calling, east

first Whitethroat (my earliest here)
first Grasshopper Warbler

 

previous firsts this year

Chiffchaff 11th March
Willow Warbler 7th April
Blackcap 28th March



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Quail calling in Field Roby Mill



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Red Kite ENE high over Upholland at 11:15 today, just north of St Thomas Church. Info thanks to Chris Darbyshire

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2nd April - Willow Warbler singing
19th March - first Chiffchaff singing



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6 Redwings over (in 3 groups)
Movement of Skylarks
6 Swallows - north
Crossbill - I heard calling from the garden



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12 Redwings - down - on the patch this morning



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Hobby over the garden - rapidly east
Swifts - 2 over the garden



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Garden Warbler - 1 singing - yet another "my earliest here"



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12th April whitethroat singing plus a female 15th April - Dipper in Dean Wood, 2 Swallows - my first

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1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling this morning - my earliest here



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7th April 9 willow Warblers singing 1 blackcap 17 chiffchaff singing 4 redwing

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6th April 2 Willow Warblers singing 1 Stonechat

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House martin over the house - easily my earliest here

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First Blackcap singing

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1/4/2020
male Brambling in the garden - Roby Mill

(well nextdoor neighbour's actually)



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3 Chiffchaffs singing on the patch this morning



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two male Stonechats on the old tip behind Rough Park Wood



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A Little Grebe back on the lake on my patch) A 'summer visitor', here - they vacate the patch in winter Last 4 year's dates: Apr 18, Mar 26, Mar 6, April 6 - so much earlier this year



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This morning
3 shoveler over the house - garden tick!
Crossbill - 1 over the patch



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Movement of Redwings early afternoon seen from the house

Around 100 - in small parties -south

 



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2 Redwings on the patch this morning (my earliest here)
1 Crossbill

couple of others
18th Sept Tree Pipit over - south
2nd Sept Swift over



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2 Redwings on the patch this morning (my earliest here)
1 Crossbill

couple of others
18th Sept Tree Pipit over - south
2nd Sept Swift over



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Common Tern see from the house flying North - garden tick!



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On the patch
2 Grasshopper warblers reeling
Little grebe back at the lake
2 Fieldfares over - flying SE (and one over yesterday)
1 Swallow



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1 willow warbler singing near beacon country park



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Wheatear 1 male on the old tip
Blackcap 1 singing (my first)
Chiffchaff - 17 singing (an early arrival 'in force')



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Chiffchaff - 3 singing on the patch 19/3/2019



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23 / 10 / 2018

Crossbill - flock of 8 in Scots pines on the old golf course

Kingfisher - 1 on lake by College Farm



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Thursday 18th Oct
7.30 - 8.30 viz mig - still, clear, frosty

Fieldfare 1,100, 
Wood Pigeon 1,260, 
Redwing 690, 
Pink-footed Goose 230
Jackdaw 102
Crossbill 3
Brambling 5
Starling 30
Meadow Pipit 11
Reed bunting 1
Goldfinch
5 Linnet 11
Siskin 1
Chaffinch 5
Jay 1
Pied wagtail 6
Grey Wagtail 1
Song thrush 1

Mistle thrush 3

First
Redwing of the autumn 3/10
Fieldfare 18/10
Brambling 10/10



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c 25 Pink-footed Geese over the patch - East.
by some way the earliest I've had here



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10.30 Hobby over the house chasing Swallows

also Friday 17th 2 Crossbills over the old golf course



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adult Siskin and juvenile in the garden on nut feeder
- two appeared last year at a similar time of year



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Wheatear -  1 flushed from the old tip
Tree Pipit - 1 calling north
Garden Warbler 1 singing
Grasshopper Warbler 3 reeling (my first 19th April)



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Common Whitethroat singing - old golf course
Blackcap 5
Chiffchaff 7 (first for me here on 7th april)
Wilow warbler 11 (first for me here on 7th april)



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Mill Lane -  College Farm

Chiffchaff  - 4 Singing
Willow Tit - 2 singing
Little  Grebe - pair have returned



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Chiffchaff  near small lake -  College Farm



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3 willow tit and male Brambling in the garden with the usual garden birds. stubble field school/Lafford lane 3 Yellowhammer, Chaffinch 190 and 5 Brambling..also small numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare.

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8:40 am 3 Hawfinch flight west towards Ashurst beacon.

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Nov 6th. 11am, school lane/lafford lane/walthew green (junction), Firecrest (fem),long tailed tits,coal and Blue tit mixed flock. Garden willow tit 3,Blue tit 16,Great tit 23,Coal tit 14, Tree sparrow 3,Great spotted woodpecker, House sparrow 24,Goldcrest 2 and Nuthatch 3. woodcock in gardens early am;flight back towards golf course.



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Tuesday 26th sept. 7am- 3pm. Lafford lane 16 c Buzzard, Starling 119,Bullfinch 4,Reed bunting 6,Linnet 4, Redpoll 13,c kestrel 2,Cormorant 21,skylark 7, Greywag tail 1, Piedwag tail 34,Yellowhammer 4,Meadow pipit 696, House martin 297, Swallow 1,362 and Adult Hobby.. south over the village.

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Redstart in Upholland churchyard today, info thanks to Chris Darbyshire 



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2 Crossbill flew south over Ashurst Beacon this morning



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3 swifts north at first light (general large arrival in North West)

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Redstart - male singing persistently - possibly a different one to yesterday's - in a different location



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Beacon Country Park - near car park
Redstart 1 male



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Patch
Today, 24th April
Garden Warbler 1 singing
Whitethroat 4 singing
Grasshopper Warbler 4 singing (7 now on the patch)

23rd April
Whitethroat 1 singing

20th April
Fieldfare 1 over



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6.30 Old Golf Course - Grasshopper warbler 1 reeling



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6.30 - patch
Willow warbler 3 singing (an early arrival 'in force')
Blackcap 2 singing
Chiffchaff 11 singing




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1 Willow warbler singing on the patch this morning



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sunday march 19th.
Am, 1male and 5 fem Goosander towards st joseph college lakes.
Garden 2 willow tit.
North pm.. 10 Piedwagtail and 2 Greywagtail.



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