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by Paul King
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Adders & Slow Worms - Bowland
Replies: 0
Views: 518

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: 227

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: 454

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: 567

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: 442

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: 664

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: 664

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: 375

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: 242

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: 416

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 :)
by Paul King
Mon May 19, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Male Adder - Sunday 18th May 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 416

Male Adder - Sunday 18th May 2014

Hi all, Was out looking for adders and came across a male that was determined not to stop - period! Here's a link to some of the images captures that day :D https://www.flickr.com/photos/80501866@N00/sets/72157644744880664/ Several cuckoo were spotted too along with dipper, ring ouzel and other upla...
by Paul King
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Whittle Foxes.06.06.12.
Replies: 7
Views: 596

Chris Rae wrote:David,

Just walking through the field off Town Lane. There's no suggestion of a den.

Chris
Hi Chris,

What time was this?

Paul
by Paul King
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Darwen Moor - Weds 6th June 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Darwen Moor - Weds 6th June 2012

Had a three hours on Darwen Moor this afternoon.

Cuckoo calling from 2pm 'til 5pm.

SE Owl quartering.

Very good visibility until the rain arrived at 5pm!
by Paul King
Mon May 14, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: White Coppice - Little Egret - Monday 14th May 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 239

White Coppice - Little Egret - Monday 14th May 2012

Had a look at White Coppice this morning. Two sightings of peregrine, the last seeing it set off on a mission! Plenty of buzzard, raven with most of the usual population showing up. Nuthatch busy feeding young. Didn't see dipper, green woodpecker or cuckoo! However, great views of a little egret cir...
by Paul King
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Mealworms
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Mealworms

Anyone using these in the feeders? Where I live, house sparrows and starlings are as rare as hens teeth! Low and behold, 5 starlings on the feeder and a couple of house sparrows in the garden. They emptied the feeder in a matter of hours!!! Bought some 'emergency' supplies from a local shop £4.49 fo...

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