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by Joyce Riley
Tue May 07, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: garden fledglings
Replies: 8
Views: 842

Re: garden fledglings

Younģ Robin being fed in my garden yesterday (Monday).
by Joyce Riley
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: BioBlitz weekend 27/28 April 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: BioBlitz weekend 27/28 April 2019

As my garden overlooks Great Wood in Astley Park and I often see more species of birds on the feeders in my garden than people see just walking through the wood especially on a wet and windy day I recorded what I saw for the part of the bioblitz period 10 am to 12 pm before I had to go out.I can add...
by Joyce Riley
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Astley Park lichens 2
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Astley Park lichens 2

Short stroll to look for lichens for Bioblitz in area around hall and lake. Most trees just had the pollution tolerant species and old walls in walled garden had less than expected numbers of lichens. List will be submitted towards records for Bioblitz. Just 3 species of fungi were seen -Turkeytail,...
by Joyce Riley
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Sat 20/04/19 butterflies Coppull garden
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Sat 20/04/19 butterflies Coppull garden

I had a Holly Blue in my garden in Chorley today Monday 22 April. It was actually on a Holly bush so it must have read the book as in springtime females lay their eggs on Holly whereas in autumn they generally lay their eggs on Ivy
by Joyce Riley
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Large Red Damselfly
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Large Red Damselfly

2+ Large Red Damselflies along Yarrow Valley in Euxton on Sat 20 April 2019
by Joyce Riley
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Yarrow Valley Euxton

I had the pleasure of Phil Kirk's company for my stroll along by the River Yarrow in Euxton this morning mainly to look for lichens but disappointingly poor for lichens other than pollution tolerant species. As I hadn't done the walk recently, I had forgotten just how lovely this stretch of the Yarr...
by Joyce Riley
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Astley Park Great Wood
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Astley Park Great Wood

Thanks Neil for agreeing to accompany me in Great Wood today. I no longer feel fit enough to go walking on my own in the countryside but I wanted to look at lichens as part of my contribution to the Bioblitz as not available on 27th. Looked at lichens growing on the trees by the top path in Great Wo...
by Joyce Riley
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Returning House Sparrow
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Returning House Sparrow

I last recorded House Sparrow in my garden before 2000. A few days ago I thought I heard one chirping but I was chatting to a neighbour at the time so couldn't look for it. This afternoon whilst gardening I heard chirping again and eventually saw a male House Sparrow.
by Joyce Riley
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Peacock in garden
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Peacock in garden

Peacock butterfly basking in sunshine on fence in my garden this afternoon.
by Joyce Riley
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall area
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Brinscall area

As getting 'withdrawal symptoms' as no longer involved with the Chorley Nats rookery census took car a run out to see the rookery down Whins Lane. 2 Buzzards displaying over fields between lane and canal. Lodge Bank Brinscall - as well as usual Canada Geese, Mallard and BH Gulls, saw 1m & 2f Goosand...
by Joyce Riley
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Siskins
Replies: 2
Views: 323

Re: Siskins

Siskin on my bird feeder this morning was first seen in garden this year. Just in time to enter on garden bird survey as only one more week before survey ends.
by Joyce Riley
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Raven flew over
Replies: 0
Views: 159

Raven flew over

Raven heard then seen flying over whilst in my garden this afternoon.
by Joyce Riley
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brimstone in garden
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Brimstone in garden

Brimstone butterfly seen flying through my garden today. First in garden since 2015 and only ever seen previously in April or May.
by Joyce Riley
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Comma today
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Comma today

First butterfly seen in my garden this year was a Comma on flowering Heather today around noon.
I rarely get butterflies in February but in the past only Peacock or Small Tortoise shell seen in February or March.
by Joyce Riley
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: GSW drumming Astley Park
Replies: 1
Views: 269

GSW drumming Astley Park

Great spotted Woodpecker heard drumming in Astley Park from my garden today - first time this year. Also large unidentified bee flying around garden today. Spring is definitely on its way!

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