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by tony
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

Just back from looking for the shrike, spent around 45 mins in the area but found nothing. Very cold and windy up there now though. At least 2 wheatear just after thesteep climb from the crickey field and lots of meadow pipits around. 1 raven over the brook higher up.
by tony
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

Great find, is this area the group of trees on the way up to/just below Great Hill next to the ruins?
Cheers
by tony
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont, Ward's reservoir Toad Patrol 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Belmont, Ward's reservoir Toad Patrol 2019

have you had a look this year yet Paul, as there has been some toad activity at other sites, noticeably near Leighton Moss.
by tony
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont, Ward's reservoir Toad Patrol 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: Belmont, Ward's reservoir Toad Patrol 2019

Hi Paul You can count on Tracey and myself again this year. It would be nice if we had a few more volunteers this year though as it was difficult last year turning out almost every night. (and yes, we did a fantastic job, saving over a hundred toads and helping to ensure the population bred successf...
by tony
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mine Clough
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Lead Mine Clough

Nice images on flickr Karl, did you stay long after we left?
by tony
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Anglezarke

Nice to see you Paul. Hope you didn't get too wet on your way back.
Can't add any more to your sightings I'm afraid.
by tony
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toad patrol, Belmont -update
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Toad patrol, Belmont -update

Thanks Neville pm sent.
by tony
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Reservoir / Belmont
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Yarrow Reservoir / Belmont

2 snip were drumming last night at Belmont. Why not come along this week and listen to them, you can also rescue some toads at the same time 😁😁
by tony
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toad patrol, Belmont -update
Replies: 12
Views: 1219

Re: Toad patrol, Belmont -update

The next few nights are expected to be when the migration starts proper and unfortunately there are only 5 of us at the moment and we cant turn out every night, so we could really do with some help.
If anyone can spare a couple of hours between 8 and 10pm please do so, 5 of us can only do so much!!
by tony
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Osprey.
Replies: 3
Views: 438

Re: Osprey.

Facebook had a report of one over Brockholes on Wednesday.
Also a picture of a swallow on a telephone wire in Chorley yesterday.
by tony
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Swallows

A lone swallow was over the fields next to Eyes Lane, Bretherton on Sunday, flew from the river then carried on in the direction of Bretherton.
by tony
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 9
Views: 1295

Re: Eyes Lane

hi John
was that you sat in the car next to the bridge, I came down the lane in the car and turned around there.
we also saw a barn owl about 6pm, but at the other side of the flood (possibly same bird?)
by tony
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toads on Roads
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Toads on Roads

201 views on this post and only 5 people volunteering.
It's only for a couple of hours come on people!
by tony
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toads on Roads
Replies: 12
Views: 1870

Re: Toads on Roads

Hi Paul
Good post, my mrs and I spent a couple of hours a few years ago at watermans cottage clearing the road after nearly squashing one.
where is wards reservoir? please pm me, hopefully we will be able to help.
by tony
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Peregrines
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Peregrines

2 on the usual chimney yesterday and also today.

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