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by Paul King
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Blue tits
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Blue tits

Our Great Tits left this morning, the Blue Tits on Friday and the Nuthatches left on Tuesday morning :D
by Paul King
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Redwing! ......& Nest Box Activity
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Redwing! ......& Nest Box Activity

We have a wood at the bottom of the garden that has all sorts of wildlife activity as you can probably imagine. Yesterday I saw a Redwing in the wood which I thought was quite late for the sighting of such a bird and wondered if anyone else had seen one in recent days? I have 3 nest boxes set up in ...
by Paul King
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms - Little Egret
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Hoghton Bottoms - Little Egret

Had a quick look at Hoghton Bottoms and the first bird seen was a Little Egret! Lots of Buzzard, a Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Raven, Tawny Owl, Nuthatches, Grey Wagtail, Common Sandpiper, Wrens, 2 Grey Heron, Robins, Great, Blue, Coal and LT Tits, Chiffchaff, Blackcaps and many more! Lovely day and saw a...
by Paul King
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A helping hand.
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: A helping hand.

I have 2 small redundant fat block cages which have been stuffed with wool and hanging on the rear garden wall.

Quite entertaining watching the coal tits and great tits helping themselves :D
by Paul King
Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Nesting Box Behaviour - Seen This Before?
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Nesting Box Behaviour - Seen This Before?

We have 3 nest boxes in the wood behind the house. All 3 are clearly visible from the house as they are only 20 metres away so any activity is easy to see. It's been fun watching what we call "turf wars" as the blue tits, great tits and nuthatches squabble over the boxes. All 3 are Shwegler with 26m...
by Paul King
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Adders & Slow Worms - Bowland
Replies: 0
Views: 1307

Adders & Slow Worms - Bowland

I thought it prudent to take advantage of the great sunny weather and have a look for some of our reclusive reptiles; the Adder and Slow Worm. Last year was a little bit of a disaster as no evidence of both species was found. The first Adder was spotted in a new location and the others at locations ...
by Paul King
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Goshawk Over Eccleston - Monday 28th September
Replies: 0
Views: 554

Goshawk Over Eccleston - Monday 28th September

Spotted a Goshawk soaring around the area between Blue Stone Lane and Salt Pit Lane yesterday at 12:30 :shock: :D

Paul
by Paul King
Sun May 03, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Dancing Adders & Hen Harriers
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Dancing Adders & Hen Harriers

What a great day last week with cuckoo, ring ouzel, peregrine, buzzard, kestrel, goshawk, sparrowhawk, raven, dipper, grey wagtail and whinchat to mention a few! To top it all I had magnificent views of a pair of hen harriers, one of which was sky-dancing and something I've never seen before in my l...
by Paul King
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Adder, Mid Wales 17/07/2014.
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Re: Adder, Mid Wales 17/07/2014.

Absolutely fabulous Ivan, they are so good to see especially when they are so secretive. We normally try and track rare birds such as Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin, Goshawk and Short Eared Owls but we fancied a stronger challenge and decided to look for Adders instead about three years ago. We have...
by Paul King
Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: SEVENTEEN Adders and a Slow Worm - 20th July 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 783

SEVENTEEN Adders and a Slow Worm - 20th July 2014

Hi All,

A great day out today with at least 17 Adders, two of them being male and one Slow Worm :D

Pictures can be seen here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/80501866@ ... 786238631/

Hope you enjoy them!

Paul
:wink:
by Paul King
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Large Female Adder - Sunday 29th June 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: Large Female Adder - Sunday 29th June 2014

Hi Paul. I'm envious would love to see and photograph an adder Hi Peter, there are records of adder closer to home with reports from Calf Hey Reservoir and the Pennines. You'd think that there would be adders around the fell sides at White Coppice?! They can be so difficult to see as they are silen...
by Paul King
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Large Female Adder - Sunday 29th June 2014
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Large Female Adder - Sunday 29th June 2014

Whilst up in the Bowland we were very lucky to come across this large female adder basking in the morning sun. A further search of the area revealed a sloughed skin 96 meters away. This looks like it may be from a female too. On a side note, what are the two specimens of fauna included in the album?...
by Paul King
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Another male adder spotted Mon 23rd June 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Another male adder spotted Mon 23rd June 2014

Hi All,

Spotted another male adder within 2 minutes of leaving the car!

Images can be seen here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/80501866@ ... 315299252/

Has anyone else had any sightings in the NW?

Paul
by Paul King
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: White Coppice Wed 11th June 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 574

White Coppice Wed 11th June 2014

Had two hours at White Coppice. 2pm- 4pm Cuckoo calling even though a fellow birdwatcher there told me that I was three weeks too late! Buzzard hovering over the fell edge caught what appeared to be a small rodent and dismembered it whilst in the hover position. All the usual birds were present incl...
by Paul King
Tue May 20, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Male Adder - Sunday 18th May 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 1305

Re: Male Adder - Sunday 18th May 2014

G6 UXU wrote:Hello Paul,

Could you please tell me were you saw the Ring Ouzle as I have not seen one since the 50s. Many thank's and all the best.
Hi Chris, it was up in the Trough of Bowland. There are quite a few there at the moment :)

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