Sightings

2018
Patchwork Challenge 2018 patch: Shaw to Castleshaw (41 species/41 points 08/01/18)


8th January, Draycote Water, Warwickshire – 1 male HAWFINCH and a Green Woodpecker(h)
7th January, Kitcliffe Reservoir, Rochdale – 1 female RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 29 Pink-footed Geese over.
6th January, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 female Teal, 1 Little Owl, 1 Raven, 1 Little Grebe and a drake Goosander
5th January, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 120 Lapwings, 3 Bullfinches and 1 Grey Wagtail
1st January, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 adult Great Black-backed Gull

2017
Patchwork Challenge 2017 patch: Shaw to Castleshaw (103 species/112 points)


29th December, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 male Stonechat, 1 Sparrowhawk and 5 Lapwings
27th December, Four Crosses, Powys – 1 Fieldfare, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
26th December, Four Crosses, Powys – 1 Red Kite, 1 Raven and 2 Stock Doves
25th December, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 2 Linnets and 2 Greenfinch
22nd December, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Rook and 1 Meadow Pipit
17th December, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Mallard and 6 Canada Geese
14th December, Barford, Warwickshire – 1 Muntjac Deer
9th December, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 male Stonechat, 2 Redwings and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3rd December, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 Dipper (Site tick)
26th November, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 drake Teal, 1 male Stonechat and 1 Little Grebe
24th November, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 Brambling, 1 Little Owl and 1 male Kingfisher (Borough tick)
17th November, Alexandra Park, Manchester – 1 fem/immature Red-breasted Merganser and 13 Goosander
17th November, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Stonechat (Site tick), 1 Siskin and 2 Roe Deer
17th November, Princess Road, Shaw, Oldham – 1 Grey Wagtail feeding in puddle in back garden
12th November, Taunton Road, Chadderton, Oldham – 200 Pink-footed Geese over SE at 16:00
12th November, Four Crosses, Powys – 2 Stock Dove, 1 Buzzard and 1 Great-spotted Woodpecker
10th November, Draycote Water, Warwickshire – 4 Little Egret, 20 Wigeon, 5 Goldeneye, 25 Goosander, 4 Shoveler and 2 Tree Sparrow
8th November, Gaydon, Warwickshire – 1 Peregrine and 5 Buzzard
4th November, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 5 Fieldfare and 2 Herring Gull
3rd November, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 2 Redwing and 1 Little Grebe
31st October, Tandle Hills CP, Oldham – 44 Pink-footed Geese E at 08:38, 131 Fieldfare, 28 Redwing, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 5 Skylark and 3 Cormorant heading S
30th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 64 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 1 Rook and 2 Little Grebe
29th October, Scout Road – Horwich Moor, Bolton – 3 Raven, 150 Redwing, 200 Fieldfare, 3 Greylag Geese over NW, 5 Brambling over N, 1 HAWFINCH (GM tick) over N at 09:04, 19 Crossbill and 1 immature Peregrine
28th October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Brambling (Site tick)
27th October, Princess Road, Shaw, Oldham – 1 Jay and 1 Grey Squirrel
26th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 6 Common Gulls and 134 Lapwings
29th October, Scout Road – Horwich Moor, Bolton – 3 Raven, 80 Redwing, 40 Fieldfare, 200 Pink-footed Geese over 4 Whooper Swan over S and 5 Skylark
25th October, Oldham General Hospital, Oldham – 75 Pink-footed Geese over at 08:05
24th October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 6 Redwing and Sparrowhawk
22nd October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Linnet and 2 Herring Gull
22nd October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 female Linnet and 1 Herring Gull
19th October, Audenshaw Reservoirs, Tameside – 1 juvenile Little Stint, 3 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 6 Wigeon, 2 Rock Pipit and 1 Knot
18th October, Kilnsea, East Yorkshire – 1 ARCTIC WARBLER (British Tick), 40 Fieldfare, 80 Redwing, 100 Tree Sparrow, 1 Whinchat, 30 Common Scoter, 1 Gannet, 1 Common Seal, 200 Knot, 4 Grey Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 5 Little Egret, 90 Dark-bellied Brent Geese and 3 Water Rail (1 seen)
18th October, Kilnsea Wetlands, East Yorkshire – 3 juvenile Little Stint, 3 adults and 1 juvenile Whooper Swan, 2 Pintail, 2 Little Egret and 3 Roe Deer
17th October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 3 Snipe
17th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 drake Wigeon and 1 Little Grebe
16th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 Siskin, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe
12th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 3 redhead Goosander, 3 Raven, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Little Grebe
11th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 Redwing, 2 Red-legged Partridge and 1 Little Grebe
10th October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 2 Mallard
9th October, Audenshaw Reservoirs, Tameside – 1 winter-plumaged Grey Phalarope, 1 female/immature Common Scoter, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 10 Wigeon and 1 Shelduck
9th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 6 (at least 2 males) Stonechat and 1 Great Crested Grebe
8th October, Princess Road, Shaw, Oldham – 1 Tawny Owl heard behind the house at 20:00
9th October, Audenshaw Reservoirs, Tameside – 1 winter-plumaged GREY PHALAROPE showing down to c10 feet
6th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe
5th October, Shaw, Oldham – 1 Nuthatch, 1 Comma and 6 Red Admiral
5th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 4 Stonechat, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe
4th October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 juvenile Stonechat, 1 Pink-footed Goose and 1 Great Crested Grebe
3rd October, Ryhope, Co Durham – 1 EURASIAN SCOPS-OWL (British Tick)
3th October, Leeds and Harrogate, Yorkshire – 2 Red Kite over the A1 at Harrogate and Leeds
2nd October, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 3 Snipe
2nd October, Audenshaw Reservoirs, Tameside – 1 Common Sandpiper
1st October, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 3 Raven, 1 Buzzard and 1 Great Crested Grebe
27th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 redhead Goosander, 1 Raven, 1 Buzzard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe
25th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 150 Lapwing, 8 Wigeon, 1 Nuthatch, 2 Raven, 3 Little Grebe and 1 Great Crested Grebe
24th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Jay and 1 Pipistrelle sp
23rd September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 2 Wigeon
23rd September, Delph, Oldham – no sign of Yellow-browed Warbler
23rd September, Princess Road, Shaw, Oldham – 1 Grey Squirrel and 1 Red Admiral
23rd September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Raven, 2 Linnet and 1 Reed Bunting
22nd September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet and 11 Red Admiral
21st September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 House Martin
20th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 eclipse drake Shoveler, 40 Linnet, 6 Stonechat, 2 Nuthatch and 1 Vapourer Moth
19th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 6 House Martin, 3 Swallow and 7 Red Admiral
18th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 redhead Goosander, 6 Teal and 1 Tufted Duck
17th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 redhead Goosander, 3 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 5 Jay
16th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 1 juvenile Peregrine flew thru and a female Mallard, 2 Raven and 2 day-flying Pipistrelle sp
15th September, Blackstone Edge/Light Hazzles Reservoirs, Rochdale – no sign of Baird’s Sandpiper, 2 Wheatear, 50 House Martin, 1 Raven, 12 Black Darter and 2 Common Hawker
15th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 50 Harlequin Ladybird larvae
14th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 1 juvenile Whinchat, 1 Nuthatch and 1 Brown Hare
14th September, Princess Road, Shaw, Oldham – 1 Red Admiral
13th September, New Brighton, Wirral – 37 LEACH’S PETREL, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 Peregrine, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Gannet and 1 Little Egret
11th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 23 Canada Geese on flooded field and 1 Chiffchaff
10th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 20 House Martin and 1 Red Fox
8th September, Cowlishaw, Oldham – 3 Swift
7th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Nuthatch, 32 Swallow and 1 Common Sandpiper
5th September, Princess Road, Shaw, Oldham – 2 juvenile Goldfinch
4th September, Castleshaw Reservoirs, Oldham – 7 Snipe, 134 Lapwing, 2 Teal and 1 Common Sandpiper