Dove Stone

Dove Stone

Dove Stone
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  • Sightings - 27 May

    A relatively quiet day at Binn Green enlivened by the appearance of a Nuthatch together with blackbird, blue tit, great tit, chaffinch, dunnock, goldfinch, jay and woodpigeon.

    At Ashway Gap there was a pair of common sandpiper, grey wagtail, pied wagtail, mallard, meadow pipit and pheasant. A peregrine put in a brief appearance with a flight in and out of the nest site and there was an almighty row in the picnic area involving a magpie and pair of mistle thrush.

  • 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.