Dove Stone

Dove Stone

Dove Stone
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  • Sightings - 20 May

    It was very quiet around the feeding station at Binn Green now that the feeders are no longer in use but the following were seen - jay, blackbird, chaffinch, dunnock, wood pigeon and goldfinch.

    A pair of stonechat were evident by Yeoman Hey together with mallard and lots of meadow pipits.

    Sadly no sign of the peregrine although there are reports of at least one chick hatching. Grey wagtail and pied wagtail were both very busy at Ashway Gap, more meadow pipits, pheasant, robin and great aerial displays by several swallows in the picnic area.

    Golden Plover noted flying close to the A635 on Saddleworth Moor.

  • Sightings - 13 May

    It was a fairly quiet day at Binn Green, where most of the feeders have now been removed. The highlight was a great spotted woodpecker, with a supporting cast of siskin, blackbird, chaffinch, blue tit, wood pigeon and pheasant.

    Down at Ashway Gap there was a pair of canada geese with their family, grey and pied wagtail feeding in the spillway, meadow pipit, song thrush, long tailed tit, robin, pheasant, a pair of mallard and a magpie.

    Patience was finally rewarded in mid afternoon by the appearance of a peregrine which stayed around for about half an hour.

  • Sightings - 6 May

    At Binn Green we had chaffinch, greenfinch, goldfinch, siskin, blue tit, great tit, great spotted woodpecker, blackbird, redpoll, wood pigeon, a pair of jays and a pair of mallard!

    Down at Ashway Gap - in the adjoining spillway was a very active dipper, a pair of grey wagtails and a pied wagtail. A solitary black headed gull was scavenging around the picnic benches. A peregrine put in a brief appearance and there were plenty of meadow pipits and a few canada geese.

    Several swallows and jackdaws were evident near the main car park and a buzzard spent a lot of time above Alderman's Hill.

    I also had a report of a redstart close to the sailing club.