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Post Info TOPIC: Gorse Hall, Stalybridge/Dukinfield


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RE: Gorse Hall, Stalybridge/Dukinfield


5 Redwing, 3 Bullfinch, 10 Goldfinch, Jay at 3:15



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Woodcock flew out of Gorse Hall near Quarry Rise at 3:55pm.



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Spotted Flycatcher still in gardens backing onto the top Westerly path this evening.



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Spotted Flycatcher in our garden at present backing on to Gorse Hall this morning. Possibly viewable from top path running parallel to Salisbury Drive. Heres some shots Ive just taken.

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2 Ring Necked Parakeet at 15:00 



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Peregrine Falcon making a couple of unsuccessful attempts at catching pigeons just now.

Greenfinch displaying, 3 Bullfinch, Nuthatch also present. 



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09-09.30 this morning. 

Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2+ Ring Necked Parakeet, Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, Bullfinch, Common Buzzard. 



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This evening. 

Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, 250+ Jackdaw over.



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Blackcap calling and showed by entrance to Quarry Street. Also 3 Chiffchaff, Ring Necked Parakeet over, Goldcrest, Nuthatch, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Greenfinch. 



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Couldn't quite believe my ears at 5pm this evening as a Blackcap was in song deep within cover near the Quarry Street entrance. Despite waiting for it to appear, it refused. Never seen an over wintering one here, so new in??

At least 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch also present 



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Woodcock out of the woods near Quarry Ruse flew towards the Tame at 09:50



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Single Fieldfare and Redwing this afternoon. Also 2 Goldcrest, Sparrowhawk, Cormorant over.



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13 Lapwing over South



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40 Pink Footed Geese over very low at 10.30 heading East.



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Tawny Owl this morning. Also 2 Red Legged Partridge, 2 Redwing and 4 Mistle Thrush from Millennium viewpoint looking towards Hough Hill. 



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Woodcock flew out of my garden (backs onto Gorse Hall) towards Hough Hill at 06.45 this morning.

Had a flyover but never actually in the garden. Pond digging and log pile/leaf litter area paying of again.



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8 Fieldfare over at 16:00. Also 2 Nuthatch. 



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30 Swift this afternoon is my highest count this year so far. Also Chiffchaff, Blackcap  and Nuthatch 



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2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Song Thrush still belting it out.



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2 Swift overhead. Also Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff still.

2 active Jay looking stunning as they were sussing out where the Blackbirds were nesting.



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Goldcrest was flitting around this evening. Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff all still signing. 



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Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff all singing today. 2 Jay also. 



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Nice to see 2 Swallow around the Rising Moon pub from Broadband Fold Farm at 18.50. My first of the year.

3 Linnet with one in full song and display flight. 1 Pled Wagtail. 

2 Chiffchaff in the woodlands



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16 Linnet around the stables near Broadbent Fold Farm is the best count I've had since I moved here. A rarity here in 3 Stock Dove flying near Chetham's Park. Also 2 Chiffchaff. 



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3 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, Bullfinch, Nuthatch this afternoon 



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2 Icelanic Redwing today at 14.15. 2 Goldcrest also.



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Top of Hough Hill from 6.55-8.00 this morning. Most birds were over towards Hobson Moor but some close to the hill.

120 Redwing, Goosander, 10 Fieldfare, 6 Meadow Pipit, 10 Blackbird, 100 Woodpigeon south, 15 Goldfinch, Kestrel, Bullfinch. A distant unidentified wader.



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Single Woodcock over at 4pm very low.



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4 Common Snipe flew off Dukinfield golf course and landed on the field just to the East of Broadbent Fold Farm. 3 Linnet around farm. Also Stock Dove, Jay, Mistle Thrush, Pied Wagtail. 



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Female tawny owl calling at 7.20 tonight.

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Nice to see a Common Whitethroat this morning. Also 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff. 4 Swallow and 2 House Martin around Broadbent Fold Farm .



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4 Linnet around the farm. Also 2 Swallow, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Black Backed Gull .



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Chiffchaff calling. Swallow around Broadbent Fold Farm. Greater Black Backed Gull over. 



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Chiffchaff calling at 8am today.

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Around Gorse Hall and up to Hough Hill reservoir. 

5 Sparrowhawk in the air at the same time displaying and aerial combat. Most I've ever seen in the air at the same time. Also 2 Common Buzzard  2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4+ Bullfinch Goldcrest 



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2 Lesser Redpoll still. 2 Siskin. Bullfinch pair. 2 Nuthatch.



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2 Lesser Redpoll still frequenting feeders backing onto Gorse Hall. With 2 Bullfinch Goldcrest, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Nuthatch.



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Great Black Backed Gull over at 10.r45



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10-11am

2 Fieldfare over,  4 Bullfinch,  Great Spotted Woodpecker,  Goldcrest,  Sparrowhawk,  Nuthatch. 



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Thought I'd start a specific thread for this lovely place seen as I've just moved to a house that backs onto it.

A walk from 9-10.30 this morning produced:

800 Wood Pigeon over, incuding a single flock of 700, 3 Goosander, Redwing, Meadow Pipit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Bullfinch, Nuthatch, 6 Goldcrest, 1+ Sparrowhawk 

Like it already! 



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