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Eleven Wheatear and 34 Willow Warbler in the area yesterday.

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Short walk up mast road yesterday too hot to go far few birds about though
Buzzard
Kestrel
Wheatear
Swift
Swallow
Meadow pipit

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This morning around Wilderswood, a showy Tree Pipit, 33 immature Willow Warbler and a Green Woodpecker. Other birds in the area included 80 Swift and two single Wheatear.

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10.30-14.00

Walker Fold

Family group of 3 Coal Tits.

Holdens Farm

24 Goldfinches feeding on Sorrel

Lots of Swallows around the farm.

Holdens Plantation

1 Kestrel & 2 Linnets

A steady trickle of Swifts flying NW throughout.

As expected Meadow Pipits in abundance.




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Over the tops of Winter Hill mid-morning today:

Whimbrel over south
Golden Plover west
juvenile Wheatear

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Walk from Walker Fold to Burnt Edge

Tree Pipit 1 singing and displaying for two minutes on edge of pine plantation that borders the south side of Burnt Edge
Lapwing 6
Raven 1
Kestrel 2 hunting along Burnt Edge
Blackcap 2 singing males
Whitethroat c6 family party with fledged juvs seen
Great spotted Woodpecker 2
Goldcrest 1 singing male
Grey Partridge 1

Great to get out locally at last!


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Saturday 21st June

Mid morning walk with wife and camera, through Wilders Wood, where we had heard that crossbills had been seen in the past, and on up the moor.

In the wood,
Chaffinch, song thrush, blackbird, crow, magpie, family of willow warblers, chiffchaff, 3 redpoll, 4 goldcrest, blue tit, coal tit, whitethroat and what I think may have been a grasshopper warbler.
There was a short burst of song then it bounced about the bushes feeding and flew off.

On the moor

2 kestrel,one feeding on it's catch on a dry stone wall. 4 buzzards and innumerable meadow pipits. No wheatear though.
4 swallows feeding over the pond at Pike Cottage on our return.

A very pleasant walk and some good photographs.

How often are crossbills spotted here btw?

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Early morning run across the moors, really cool this morning

Skylark and meadow pipit
1 kestrel
1 snipe flushed right near the mast
3 curlew
2 linnet
1 raven
Swift and swallow

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A few hours along mast road with a saunter off towards Holdens plantation and Adam Hill. Nothing unusual, plenty Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, odd Raven, Kestrel, Curlew and at least two Red Grouse calling (but still refusing to show themselves to me!). A Cuckoo was calling but well onto the Lancashire side.

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Evening wander up mast road.

Cuckoo calling from wilderswood
2 vocal Curlew
a pair of linnets
at least 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler on Wildersmoor

The soundscape was awesome tonight Meadow pipits being the main contributors. Could have done with a bit of "Wet My Lips" though.

No sight or sound of Quail.



-- Edited by Rick Hall on Monday 2nd of June 2014 10:25:24 PM

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No further sight nor sound of any Quail on Winter Hill beyond 7:10am this morning.

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Two Quail singing this morning in the area around the cattle grid just before the mast itself on Winter Hill (no vehicular access; park at the bottom of Mast Road and walk up). Both birds singing up to 07:10 but one at least on the Lancs Side of the border. No sight or sound of yesterday's bird by Adam Hill.

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The Quail showed (of its own free will!) again at 5:55pm, 6:10pm and just after 9pm; the latter sighting taking place along the track to Holdens Plantation by the second cattle grid up Mast Road.

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If the bird does happen to still be present tomorrow, it goes without saying that no attempt(s) to flush the bird should made, nor tape lures used. Any such behaviour could unfortunately lead to all future Quail sightings (hearings!) from any county site being withheld from the forum.

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Quail flew from juncus near cattle grid to Adam hill above quarry.

Stonking good views!

Chuffed to bits!

With andy makin and ken haydock.

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Quail still singing by Adam Hill around midday.

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Quail singing by Adam Hill at 11:45 this morning; for 30 minutes towards the junction with Mast Road.

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Stonechat, couple of Ravens and Cuckoo were about the highlights of a couple of hours along Mast Road. Heard a couple of Red Grouse but no sightings unfortunately.

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A very large bird, probably the stork, seen very distantly and at considerable height circling very slowly probably heading NW away from the Horwich Moors area and possibly heading Chorley way.

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The Black Stork appeared to go into a glide and lost height just north/north-west of the Rivington area in Lancashire.

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Black Stork circling very high just north of Horwich at 12:16 today, possibly heading slowly north.

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Red Kite circling over Burnt Edge at 09:05 this morning.

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No sign of the Red Kite at Burnt Edge(Ian's Text) between 10.15 and 11am today.
2 distant birds continually soaring around the masts on Winter Hill were, I believe, Buzzards.
Male Stonechat showing well on Burnt edge power line.
Plenty Meadow Pipits and Swifts about.
Kestrel hovering by Matchmoor Lane.

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Walked upto the mast early a.m. Cuckoo calling but not seen near wilderswood car park, Stonechat family near 1st cattle grid on road up, loads of Meadow Pipit and Skylark and 2 Linnet also seen, also Curlew heard only.
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Cuckoo calling in woodland just south of Gilligant's Farm off Coal Pit Road.

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Today:

33 Wheatear
Male Cuckoos at Higher Meadows and Burnt Edge.

Info thanks to Andy Little and Andy Makin

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Sightings from today between Andy Makin and myself:

42 Wheatear
Spotted Flycatcher at 07:10 landed on wire fence at Higher meadows for a minute then flew of north over the moor. The same thing also happened with male Redstart which briefly sang at 7am before moving on.
Single White Wagtail
Garden Warbler singing at Roscows Tennemant Clough
2 male Cuckoo, with birds at Higher Meadows and Burnt Edge; at one point in the early afternoon two males were at Higher Meadows with one then flying off over the moor towards Burnt Edge!
6 Buzzard W/WSW
Hobby over Higher Meadows heading NW
Adult Mediterranean Gull low north over Coal Pit Road

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29 Wheatear through today, also five Greylag Geese over south and two Cuckoo along Georges Lane.

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Singing male Cuckoo around Wilderswood this afternoon.

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My youngest daughter wanted to walk up to the mast so we walked through walker fold, along burnt edge, over 2 lads and up to the mast and back. Species seen included the following: Meadow pipit, skylark, Kestrel, Wheatear, Raven, Cuckoo (heard only), buzzard, Whitethroat, Curlew, swallow. A brilliant walk considering she is only 4 years old!!!

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Sightings from all day today:

23 Wheatear
2 Whimbrel north
1 Swift north
Cuckoo at Green Nook

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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Late afternoon today in a 10 minute period after a brief spell of drizzle:

Wood Warbler singing in Holdens Plantation before heading north
Tree Pipit also there feeding on caterpillars
Cuckoo
13 Wheatear

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Sightings from today:

1 Whimbrel north
1Tree Pipit calling over east at Higher Meadows
1 Cuckoo
44 Wheatear

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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9.20am to 11.45am

Scout Road/Coal Pit Road :-
Pair of Mallards on Bryan Hey Reservoir, Pheasants, Lapwings included two juveniles by Scout Road (only saw one in the long grass a few days ago), Curlews, Black-headed Gulls, Woodpigeons, 1m Cuckoo at the bottom of Scout Road & a bubbling call above Lomax Wives Plantation could have been a female (not heard one calling for years so not entirely sure), Skylarks, Swallows, Meadow Pipits, Pied Wagtails, Wrens, Dunnocks, Robins, 7 Wheatears, Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, 6 Grasshopper Warblers heard reeling, Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Magpies, Jackdaws, Carrion Crows, Starlings, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Linnets, & Reed Buntings.

Walker Fold Woods included :-
1 Buzzard, 1m Cuckoo, Whitethroats, Willow Warblers, Goldcrests, & a Siskin.


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Ring Ouzel in horse paddock/field directly before wilderswood car park @approx 18-00,

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This morning:

1 Yellow Wagtail north
Cuckoo at Georges Lane
35 Wheatear
Whimbrel still present near Higher Meadows

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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Today:

Whimbrel still present
single Cuckoo north
4 singing Grasshopper Warblers
28 Wheatear
1 Whitethroat
2 Greylag Geese south Georges Lane

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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Scout Road this morning :-

2 Lapwings with 1 juvenile
Grasshopper Warbler reeling
Skylarks, dozens of Starlings, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Linnets, Willow Warblers, 1f Wheatear, Pheasants, Jackdaws, Carrion Crows, 1 Pied Wagtail.
Horrocks Hill Farm had a Grey Heron, a Canada Goose, and a pair of Mallards.


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Ian McKerchar wrote:

The moors finally got into their stride today smile

122 Wheatear
Whimbrel again just over the border in Lancs and another flew over north
2 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Hobby

Info thanks to Andy Makin





Can't wait for the weekend then - up there early doors

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The moors finally got into their stride today smile

122 Wheatear
Whimbrel again just over the border in Lancs and another flew over north
2 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Hobby

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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Possible common redpoll at George's lane near big hedge. Very pale with almost pure white/cream chest and only any red on top of it's head. Flew off towards wilder sword and could not relocate.

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1 cuckoo calling at burnt edge now. Also up to 3 grasshoppers warblers reeling

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Late news for yesterday:

Single Whimbrel feeding in fields below Georges Lane just in Lancashire
30 Wheatear

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5 Wheatear this morning.

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A couple of hours this morning between 8.30 - 10.30 firstly along Georges Land then a loop from Burnt Edge to Holden's Farm. Overall fairly quiet

Georges Lane
1 Wheater below kennels
3 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Lesser Redpoll in the conifers
Kestrel

Burnt Edge / Holden's Farm
6 Willow Warbler
14 Linnet
2 Swallows
2 Curlew
5 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Goldfinches in conifers at Burnt Edge
1 Red Grouse on raised edge of quarry as you walk down from Burnt Edge - then flew towards Burnt Edge

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36 Wheatear present this morning and also a single Fieldfare at Holdens Farm.

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This morning:

Single Twite through NE
Ringed Plover over the tops
3 Curlew over N
16 Wheatear

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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Eight Twite flew low east through Higher Meadows at 07:30 this morning.

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Originally posted today by Jack Danson:

Holdens Farm.
What a start to the day !! 8.30 a.m 2 swallows swooping over the farm and darting in and out of the buildings. Then at lunch time sat watching 2 Pied wagtails exploring stone wall and carrying in nesting material. Super day.




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Andy - thanks for your company this morning good to get to know a bit more about places of interest around the moors
by the way forgot Swallow over stables on George's Lane


Ian McKerchar wrote:

Sightings from this morning:

Crossbill 5 over NNW and 11 briefly down in Wilderswood before flying N
Siskin 15 W
Redpoll 20 N
Linnet 3 N
Chaffinch 14 S
Wheatear 2 females at Holdens

Info thanks to Andy Makin





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Sightings from this morning:

Crossbill 5 over NNW and 11 briefly down in Wilderswood before flying N
Siskin 15 W
Redpoll 20 N
Linnet 3 N
Chaffinch 14 S
Wheatear 2 females at Holdens

Info thanks to Andy Makin

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