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by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chorley Cemetery
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Chorley Cemetery

Birds seen/heard - 2 Goldcrest, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Nuthatch heard, Magpie, Carrion Crow.

Mammals - 2 Grey Squirrel.

Fungi - Clouded Funnel (still!), Yellowing Knight, Oyster Mushroom, Stinking Dapperling.
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: River Yarrow
Replies: 0
Views: 70

River Yarrow

From Pincock to Bobbin Mill and return via Back Lane. Birds seen/heard - 3 Dipper, (1 near the A49 and a pair together near the M6 bridge), 8+ Mallard, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Blackbird,Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Jay, 4 Magpie, Wren heard, Dunnock, Robin, House Spar...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley

Birds seen/heard - Big Lodge - 13 Canada Geese, 5 Mute Swan, 22 Tufted Duck, 1 Goosander (f), 3 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Bh Gull. Top Lodge - 3 Teal (2f & 1m), 3 Moorhen, 1 Water Rail*(heard), 2 Reed Bunting*. River Yarrow - 1 Dipper*, 2 Grey Heron...
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice to Brinscall and back
Replies: 0
Views: 71

White Coppice to Brinscall and back

Birds seen/heard - 4 Canada Geese*, 1 Feral Goose, 2 Moorhen, 2 Mallard and 1 Coot at the lodge near Smith's Farm, 1 Goosander (f), 3 Moorhen and 4 Mallard in Heapey No. 6 Lodge. 1 Common Buzzard near Causeway Farm, 2 Kestrel (1 at Stronstey Bank and 1 near Heatherlea Woods), Blue Tit, Great Tit, Co...
by Leonard Poxon
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Primrose Hill Fields
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Primrose Hill Fields

Great shots Peter.
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Out and about

Belmont Reservoir - very foggy, but 60+ Mallard, 30 + Teal, 1 Cormorant & 25+ Lapwing seen, 1 Pheasant seen several more heard. None of the expected Canada Geese or Greylag Geese in evidence, however an unexpected bonus was a Merlin* (f) that flew very low over the A675 just to the north of the Rese...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Moss 14:15 to 16:05
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Croston Moss 14:15 to 16:05

Birds seen/heard - Robin, Dunnock, Wren, Chaffinch heard, 3 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, Blackbird, Song Thrush* (singing), Mistle Thrush heard, 40+ Fieldfare*, Cormorant* over, 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 4 Whooper Swans* dropped into a flooded field near dusk, 80+ Linnet*, 8 Corn Bunting*, 2 Meadow P...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley

Birds seen/heard - 1 Stock Dove*, 1 Grey Heron*, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Goosander (f), 1 Teal, Moorhen, Coot, BH Gull, 1 Common Gull, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Woodpigeon. No sign of Dipper on River Yarrow. Mammals - ...
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Out and about

Chorley Town Centre - Herring Gull* and Peregrine Falcon*. YVP - 16 Tufted Duck, Mallard, 1 Teal (f)* on Top Lodge, 1 Goosander (f)*, 3 Little Grebe*, 1 Great Crested Grebe*, 2 Common Gull*, approx 200 BH Gull, Mute Swan*, Coot*, Moorhen, 1 Common Buzzard*, Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Great Tit, Blue...
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir - east side to High Bullough
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Anglezarke Reservoir - east side to High Bullough

Quite possibly Gary as John Frankland has been to the E shaped pond and not seen it.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir - east side to High Bullough
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Anglezarke Reservoir - east side to High Bullough

Anglezarke Reservoir - 28 Mallard*, 1 Moorhen*, 1 GBB*, 15 BH Gull. Adjacent woods, Magpie, Blackbird, 2 Jay*, Chaffinch heard, large Tit flock containing 20+ birds including Great, Blue & Coal Tits, 3 Long Tailed Tit*, 2 Nuthatch*, 4 Redwing*. High Bullough Reservoir - 7 Tufted Duck*, 2 Goldeneye (...
by Leonard Poxon
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hollinshead Street car park
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Hollinshead Street car park

Birds seen/heard - 2 Waxwing. 9 Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Blue Tit, 12+ Woodpigeon, BH Gull over, Feral Pigeon, Pied Wagtail heard. The above plus garden birds from home takes me to 23 species. Lepidoptera - Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly seen to fly from the apex of the...
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Year list challenge .
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Year list challenge .

Congratulations John and to all who partook in the challenge.

My final total was 140 and the 9 I did not get to see where:

Osprey, Hobby, Tree Pipit, Whinchat, Red Kite, Pied Flycatcher, Hawfinch, Yellow Legged Gull and Manx Shearwater.

All the best to everyone for the new year.
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington Reservoir
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Lower Rivington Reservoir

Neil, I followed the standard method of counting large numbers and did the count 3 times.
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley

Birds seen/heard - 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 19 Tufted Duck, 4 Goosander (2m & 2f), Mallard, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Black headed Gulls, Blackbird, Nuthatch, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Dunnock, Common Buzzard heard, 1 possibly 2 Water Rail on top lodge, 1 Grey Heron. Mammals - 1 Bank...

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