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Croston/mawdesley moss , more yellow wagtails !

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gary lilley
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Croston/mawdesley moss , more yellow wagtails !

Post by gary lilley » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:01 am

Had my highest count of 4 yellow wagtails for the chorley district this morning on the flood next to Alma wood there were also around 20 alba wagtails , also 3 greenshank present and plenty of gulls , green sandpiper , curlew and lapwing near to great close field , large flock of around 100 lapwing along meadow lane , kingfisher seen in flight over open fields heading towards the douglas , small flocks of goldfinch and linnet , 1 male yellowhammer , 2 reed bunting , 2 whitethroat , several kestrel .

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Re: Croston/mawdesley moss , more yellow wagtails !

Post by ianball » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:21 pm

3.45 to 5.45pm
Most birds seen in the area to the north of Alma Wood, including the floods.
Cuckoo seen several times, last in the trees next to the level crossing. Singles of Curlew and Greenshank and 2 flighty Green Sandpiper. 2 Golden Plover in flight to the west of the railway.
Two flocks of Wagtail. First flock contained 1 Yellow Wagtail and c10 Pied Wagtail. Second flock in muddy field was c20 'alba' with at least half a dozen White Wagtail identified.
3 Kestrel and 2 Buzzard.
Flocks of Linnet (c30) and Goldfish (c20) and a single Skylark.
2 Swift in addition to the House Martins and Swallows.
Gull numbers over 100 - mainly LBB.

Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper takes me to 124 for the year.

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Re: Croston/mawdesley moss , more yellow wagtails !

Post by peter rowlands » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:18 pm

Planned to spend more time on the moss this morning but cut short due to heavy showers, but did see the Juvenile Cuckoo sat in a dead tree before flying off. Thanks Garry for the general area. 2 Female and 1 Male Wheatear seen over the last couple of days with several Kestrels, Finches, 1 Yellowhammer, Woodpigeons, Stock Doves. 2 Greenshank, 3 Swifts and a couple of Swallows. A Buck Roe deer showed well running along the field and a vole ran across the path. Painted Lady and small Whites flying around. Lots of Slugs on the paths.
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