Monday, 2 May 2011

Moss Lane and Rindle Wood

A walk down Moss Lane and through Rindle Wood to the edge of the SSSI from 5pm to 7.45pm on a very windy but sunny late afternoon / early evening produced:

Moss Lane:
  • 2 Red Legged Partridges
  • 6 Pied Wagtails
  • Swallows
  • Carrion Crows
  • Lapwings mating
  • Our Marsh Harrier friend with the missing primaries
Ploughed field next to Rindle Wood and the SSSI:
  • Skylarks heard but not seen
  • Cuckoo calling and showing in tree tops in the usual place on the SSSI
  • A brilliant display of aerobatics by up to twelve Swallows catching flies and just having fun flying low along the furrows in the ploughed field
  • Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrushes and Blackbirds in furrows
  • Carrion Crows and one Oystercatcher over
  • No hobbies though
Drake Mallard raising its head just above the long vegetation in field next to Rindle Cottages and Curlew calling from nearby on way back to car. It was nice to meet Gary Mills out looking for hobbies too.

I originally posted this report on the Manchester Birding Forum.

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