Search found 67 matches

by Thomas Westhead
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Local sightings.
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Local sightings.

Japanese gardens to Winter Hill 14,10,18 1015 to 1330. 2 Fem type Common Crossbills overhead, 20+ Lesser Redpolls, 8 Redwing, Pike Cottage 1 Juv Wheatear, area behind Pike Cottage 10+ Common Crossbills on the ground with some stunning males in the flock, Two Lads Hill Juv Merlin perched on earth mou...
by Thomas Westhead
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Manxshearwater, Coppull, dead.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Manxshearwater, Coppull, dead.

Manxshearwater in immaculate condition though dead on corner of Lancaster Street at Chapel Lane on path by sign.
by Thomas Westhead
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: HicBibi 30,08,18 Spotted Flycatcher.
Replies: 0
Views: 119

HicBibi 30,08,18 Spotted Flycatcher.

Lovely views of a Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher in the company of a Juvenile Common Whitethroat both making successful attempts at catching flying insects. Also good numbers of Swallows 25+perched on wire fences and many more inflight.
by Thomas Westhead
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hobby, HicBibi NR 18,08,18.
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Hobby, HicBibi NR 18,08,18.

Adult male Hobby at 1425 this afternoon flew over the reserve rough direction from Worthington area towards Preston Road.

Also three Ravens over and two Willow Tit calling about the reserve.
by Thomas Westhead
Wed May 09, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley, Big Lodge, 09,05,18. late AM.
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Yarrow Valley, Big Lodge, 09,05,18. late AM.

Common sandpiper on top end of big lodge though flighty, gave nice views at times.

Burgh Meadow, 2 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Common Swift and several House Martin overhead.
by Thomas Westhead
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi NR 30,04,18 late evening.
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Hic Bibi NR 30,04,18 late evening.

Curlew 2 pairs, Lapwings seen to be minimum of 4 pairs around, 21 Whimbrel gave lovely flight views and calling a lot of the time seen in lovely evening light! Lesser Whitethroat 1 male on railway embankment working along tall Hawthorn bushes, Bullfinch 1male 2 female, Common Buzzard 1, Kestrels 2, ...
by Thomas Westhead
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Moorland walk, 30,04,18 AM.
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Moorland walk, 30,04,18 AM.

1 Cuckoo seen well but brief then 1 fem Cuckoo gave great views in flight against blue sky and then 1 male seen very well being chased by 3 Meadow Pipit and 1 Skylark gave lovely views the Cuckoos seem to be ranging quite widely in this territory. 1 Tawny Owl gave a brief view, Northern Wheatear 2 m...
by Thomas Westhead
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane Manure Heap
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Eyes Lane Manure Heap

Hi All,

Does the manure heap tend to be leveled off at this time of year then started to be heaped up again??
by Thomas Westhead
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A49 Meds.
Replies: 1
Views: 209

A49 Meds.

4 Adult Med Gulls, now A49 pool in fields, one pair maiting!
by Thomas Westhead
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Coppull, Mediterranean Gulls, 060418 1650hrs.
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Coppull, Mediterranean Gulls, 060418 1650hrs.

Two Adult Summer Mediterranean Gulls in ploughed fields behind Golden Meadow Farm show ground viewed from lay by opposite Yew Tree Farm, Coppull Hall Lane at 16.50 this afternoon, very vocal.
by Thomas Westhead
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Arley NR area, AM, 05,03,18
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Arley NR area, AM, 05,03,18

Teal 1 pair on Arley then Adlington Res, Mandarin Duck 2+ pairs Adlington Res, Grey Heron 1 stalking the reedy edge of Adlington Res, Kingfisher 2 very vocal between Arley and Adlington Res, Gadwall 1 pair on Lower Worthington Res plus Great Crested Grebe 1pair +1, Kestrel fem overhead, Common Buzza...
by Thomas Westhead
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi, AM, 08,03,18
Replies: 0
Views: 197

Hic Bibi, AM, 08,03,18

In snowy conditions.... Bullfinch 4+pairs, Yellowhammers 3 males singing or partial +1 fem, Common Buzzard 2 v dark individual the other a very pale type, 1 Woodcock flushed from boggy area beyond railway tunnel under WCML gave a stunning flight view, 1 Kingfisher landed 4/5m in front of me whilst I...
by Thomas Westhead
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi, 27,02,18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Hic Bibi, 27,02,18 AM

Sightings from the area this AM, Golden Plover 6 inc 1 in full Adult summer plumage bird flew from direction of Worthington heading direction towards Chisnall, very vocal birds 1000Hrs.1 Common snipe on pool flew, Curlew calling distantly, 2 Willow Tits one see calling while another called and 1 cal...
by Thomas Westhead
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: GW Egret Yarrow Valley on friday.
Replies: 0
Views: 361

GW Egret Yarrow Valley on friday.

Just seen an image of GW Egret at Yarrow Valley photographed yesterday, info on Yarrow Valley Facebook page.

Cheers,

Tom.
by Thomas Westhead
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Coppul birds, Heard but not seen!
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Coppul birds, Heard but not seen!

Two Tawny Owls calling around the Coppull Hall Lane/Chapel Lane area suspect one bird is calling from a garden near the horse paddock, seems like they are both competing against each other. Monday evening on Coppull Hall Lane at 7pm ish a flock of Wigeon flew over in the darkness heading in the dire...

Go to advanced search