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by David Banks
Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: 2013 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Eccleston Yarrow Goosander
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Eccleston Yarrow Goosander

I spoke to John Edwards yesterday and we were both concerned the Goosanders had not been seen for 2 weeks or more. We both noted that Mink are seen more and more on this section of the Yarrow and I assumed that this years brood had been unsuccessful. Within 30 minutes of speaking to John I saw anoth...
by David Banks
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Eccleston Goosander
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Eccleston Goosander

Goosander on the Yarrow this morning, now down to 4 young. Single Curlew on Tinklers fields every day for over a week. Also 2 Hares, not seen any down there for a while.
by David Banks
Wed May 23, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Roe Deer Standish
Replies: 0
Views: 551

Roe Deer Standish

Just out of area, after Boars Head going out of Standish towards Wigan adult Roe Deer ran accross the road in front of me yesterday morning 6-15am.
by David Banks
Wed May 16, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Yarrow Goosander
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Yarrow Goosander

No sign of mother Goosander or 7 ducklings since last Tuesday. I have to amdit I had given up on them, had a chat to Gary (Lilley) at weekend and we agreed a mink or fox must have had them. I was delighted to see mother and ducklings earlier this evening, but then slightly disappointed as there are ...
by David Banks
Sat May 12, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Eccleston/Croston Yarrow
Replies: 0
Views: 746

Eccleston/Croston Yarrow

Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard and a Raven. 2 Shelduck came over a couple times then landed in a ploughed field. No sign of Goosander since Tuesday, previous to then I had seen it every day for almost 2 weeks. I was told and shown photos last night that the largest stag of the 5 or 6 Fallow deer regulary see...
by David Banks
Tue May 08, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Eccleston whimbrel.
Replies: 2
Views: 761

I saw 8 this morning Gary near Rutters pit
by David Banks
Tue May 08, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Yarrow Croston
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

From the Corn Mill/ Mill Cow going back to Eccleston, through the first gate, it has appeared there for the last 2 weeks. Most days I have had my camera but this morning I was a bit hungover (heavy session last night), guess what---no camera!
by David Banks
Tue May 08, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Yarrow Croston
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Yarrow Croston

Goosander on Yarrow every day for the past 10/12 days. This morning it had 7 youngsters.
by David Banks
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Kingfisher
Replies: 0
Views: 474

Kingfisher

Kingfisher on Yarrow near church bridge Eccleston this afternoon
by David Banks
Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Tinklers fields / Yarrow
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Tinklers fields / Yarrow

30+ curlew on Tinklers fields this week. No much happening with the Buzzards that have nested down there for the last few years. If they are there they are avoiding me.
by David Banks
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Eccleston/Croston Buzzards
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Eccleston/Croston Buzzards

Only been one single Buzzard down Tinklers fields for the past 3 or 4 months but there were 2 following each other around this morning, then 5 Buzzards all together on the left of Grape Lane over the big wood making lots of noise. While I was stopped watching these, a Peregrine was in the air with t...
by David Banks
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Peregrine Eccleston
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Peregrine Eccleston

Peregrine over Towngate, Eccleston at just after 1-30pm. As I came up from the church bridge it came over from my left, Hilton Hall Farm, then went off to my right, almost following Tinklers Lane.
by David Banks
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Eccleston Sand Martins
Replies: 0
Views: 905

Eccleston Sand Martins

None yesterday, but over 20 in the usual spot on the Yarrow near St Marys church this afternoon.
by David Banks
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 0
Views: 967

Swallows

First Swallows for me this year, 4 of them along north side of Yarrow between Eccleston and Croston this morning, also 100 Starlings. No sign of any Sand Martins.
by David Banks
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Peregrines Warton Crag
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Ivan, I didnt know the male had been killed. Do you know what happened? I will be up at the caravan next week for a full week so should be able to spend some time at the nest site.

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