Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Rumworth Lodge, near Bolton

I had a great day out with Keith Mills who showed me around the Rumworth area on the outskirts of Bolton. Here's a summary of what we saw today:

Main Lodge 
  • 1 Great Crested Grebe with largish humbug in tow 
  • 3 Grey Herons, great to see two in flight together 
  • Kestrel being mobbed by crows as it hunted 
  • Lots of Swallows about, especially around the farms 
  • A few Tufted Ducks and Mallards Lots of Coots and a few Moorhens 
  • Many Black-headed Gulls and Crows 
  • Several Mallards by the dam, one female having four juveniles 

Lock Lane
  • Lots of Jackdaws
  • House Sparrows 
  • Starlings 
  • Swallows 
  • Large flock of Woodpigeons in the distance

Oh yes, and really unusual decoy machine in a farm field near Beaumont Road with two 'woodpigeons' rapidly spinning around on it.  For a moment we both thought that they were real 'dead' birds on them as their wings flapped whilst it spun round.

Nothing really special, but very enjoyable company - cheers Keith.

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