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by Leonard Poxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Great Knowley sightings

Birds seen/heard - 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 (possibly 2) Stonechat over former quarry.

Mammals - 2 Roe Deer.
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mine Clough
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Lead Mine Clough

Report on NW Birding whats ap group of female Hen Harrier near the dead forest, but no sign of Great Grey Shrike.
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Moss & Meadow Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Croston Moss & Meadow Lane

Croston Moss - Birds seen/heard - 2 Stonechat, 1 Robin, 1 Wren, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Buzzard, approx 100 Skylark in 3 flocks very active, flock of approx 10 finches mainly Linnet and Chaffinch. Flock of around 200 Whooper Swan with the odd Mute Swan and 4 Canada Geese mixed in. Meadow Lane flooded fi...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Rivington & Belmont Reservoir etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Rivington & Belmont Reservoir etc.

Georges Lane/Belmont Road Rivington - 1 Raven, 3 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 2 Meadow Pipit, flock of 12 Goldfinch over, Stonechat heard. Possible Snow Bunting - I saw a bird on the north side of the lane just after the GMC boundary (on the Lancs side) move from the corner of my eye, but could not see it...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Great Grey Shrike

Photo below.
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by Leonard Poxon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Croston Moss

Great shots Peter.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Great Grey Shrike

Seen at 11.00 this morning in the dead forest above Lead Mines Clough, Anglezarke Also seen - 2 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 12 Long Tailed Tit with a possible male Blackcap or Willow Tit, Bullfinch heard, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, 3 Jay, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, po...
by Leonard Poxon
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A charm
Replies: 0
Views: 97

A charm

..of Goldfinches this afternoon of around 30 birds at Euxton Business Park off Euxton Lane. There have been a number of smaller flock of up to a dozen or so individuals over the last few weeks but in late afternoon today they gathered together presumably to communally roost.
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Out and about

Withnell Fold Plenty water in the flashes, but only 1 bird, a Carrion Crow. However in a recently harvested field farther west I noted a flock of around 50 Lapwing, 30+ Black Headed Gulls, 30+ Corvids and around 40 Starling. In a tree near to this field was a male Reed Bunting. Other birds seen/hear...
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Bretherton 02/11
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Bretherton 02/11

A couple of corrections to the fungi: The Parasol was actually a Shaggy Parasol The fungi I provisionally identified as Soapy Knight was actually Clouded Funnel. At the time I noted that on one of the caps there was another fungi growing on top, which I thought at the time was a malformed fungi. How...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Duxbury Woods
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Duxbury Woods

Beech Jellydisc perhaps?
by Leonard Poxon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Giant fungus in Duxbury
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: Giant fungus in Duxbury

It's possibly a Southern Bracket fungus (Ganoderma australe).
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Buckshaw Drive
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Buckshaw Drive

As I was passing the retention ponds at around 5pm tonight I noticed 2 or 3 bats feeding.
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Out and about

Georges Lane/Belmont Road Rivington - Robin, Wren, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Carrion Crow, Raven, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch over, 4 possible Crossbill heard and distantly seen, Lesser Redpoll heard, Goldcrest heard, 7 Twite over heading towards Rivington Pike area (seen & heard and lat...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice to Anglezarke Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 170

White Coppice to Anglezarke Reservoir

Birds seen/heard - 1 Kestrel, Carrion Crow, 5+ Jay, 4 Magpie, Jackdaw, 1 Blackbird, 1 Mistle Thrush, 80+ Fieldfare over, Redwing heard, 5+ Robin, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren, Chaffinch heard, Lesser Redpoll heard, 20+ Siskin, Nuthatch heard, Woodpigeon, large number of Mallard in wet field opposite Stronstey ...

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