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Another good day for Wheatear on the moors with a total of 173 today!
Also a single Whinchat along Georges Lane by the kennels and a flock of 25 redpoll over north.
Info thanks to Andy Makin
Excellent morning on the moors today with:
180 Wheatear, including 123 below Georges Lane
3 Whinchat (two along Georges Lane and one in a field by Scout Road
Birds from a very good morning today included:
Single whimbrel N along with two single Tree Pipits and a Ring Ouzel dropped down just past the kennels along Georges Lane.
A total of 131 Wheatear across the whole moors area.
Male Whinchat in an Edge Lane horse paddock.
12 redpoll N.
Earlier today, two Ring Ouzels flew north from Mast Lane and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling from along Georges Lane.
Birds present today included:
89 Wheatear moving quickly through
1 Ring Ouzel by the kennels on Georges Lane but early morning only
28 Wheatear today (mostly males).
Summer plumage golden plover on the ground on top of winter hill , 2 wheatear , 1 swallow , 1 male reed bunting , several meadow pipits , 1 dislpaying curlew along georges lane great views of a male ring ouzel feeding near to the big hedge , 10+ willow warblers in song , great views of a cuckoo on the lancs side last seen flying towards the boundry with greater manchester , 4 stonechat , 2 whearear .
2 Crossbill north
23 Wheatear mainly along Mast Road pony fields and Heather Hall
Small groups of Swallow north
Info thanks got Andy Makin
Originally posted today by Jack Danson:
Well , Spring must be here beautiful morning and 4 swallows flying in and out of stables at Holdens Farm Smithills .
An hour from Scout Road 07:15 -08:15 this morning produced:
Male Ring Ouzel got up from a nearby field and flew east
1 Curlew N
12 Crossbill N
12 Siskin N
71 Meadow Pipit N
A Ring Ouzel flew south from Mast Road by the pony fields at 07:15 this morning.
Adult Mediterranean Gull over Scout Road this morning. Later, just off the moors, 3 were among Black-Headed Gulls in fields below Bob's Smithy Inn along Old Kiln Lane
Eight Curlew flew north over Fleet Moor early afternoon today.
Today's visible migration watch highlights from Scout Road 07:25-09:45 included:
1 Curlew 1
1 Golden Plover over north
2 adult Mediterranean Gulls over sw
21 Siskin se
5 Waxwing low east
Single Waxwing south over Scout Road at 07:50 today
Info thanks to andy Makin
3 Bewick's SwanS flew low SE over High Rid Reservoir, viewed from Matchmoor Lane at 8am