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by Leonard Poxon
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Great Knowley

Definitely one pair of Skylark remain. I have seen/heard the male sing on a number of occasions in the early morning.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Belmont Reservoir

Birds seen/heard - Thousands of Black Headed Gulls with chicks of every size and age, 1 LBB Gull, 2 Cormorant, 4 Moorhen including 2 chicks, 3 Curlew over, 7 Oystercatcher, 4 Great Crested Grebe including 1 chick, 4 Pied Wagtail including 2 fledged young, 12 Mallard including 4 ducklings, 24 Lapwing...
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park - am
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Yarrow Valley Park - am

Birds seen/heard - Black Headed Gulls were the only gulls on the lakes, Coot, Mallard, Mute Swan & Cygnets, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Robin, Wren, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Sedge Warbler & Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff. Odonata - 3 Black Tailed Skimmers (all males), 2 Banded Demoiselle (m), lots of Blue T...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi & Great Knowley
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Hic Bibi & Great Knowley

Great Knowley - 40+ Swifts and 1 Kestrel at the moment.
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi & Great Knowley
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Hic Bibi & Great Knowley

Hic Bibi Birds seen/heard - Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 + Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, Magpie, Robin, Blackbird. 2 Swifts over. Lepidoptera - 3 Common Blue (2m & 1f), 1 Large White, 1 Speckled Wood & 3 Large Skipper. Plenty Horseflies. 2 Brown China Mark moths (El...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Out and about

Belmont Reservoir - thousands of Black Headed Gulls some with quite well grown young. 3 adult Moorhen with 6 chicks spread over the big lake. 25 Canada Geese, 4 Greylag Geese, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Redshank, 1 Oystercatcher, 8+ Mallard. 2 Curlew over. Belmont village - 1 Swift Lead Mine ...
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley CP gull
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Yarrow Valley CP gull

It is a tricky one. The white panels on the tips of the primaries look more Lesser Black Backed Gull, but the unevenness of the grey wing colouring in comparison to the black on the wing ends favours Yellow Legged Gull!
by Leonard Poxon
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Sewage works and Twin Lakes
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Croston Sewage works and Twin Lakes

Croston Sewage works/fields - 5 Tree Sparrows, 1 Linnet (m), 20 Starling, 25+ Woodpigeon, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Swallow, 2 Common Whitethroat. Twin Lakes - 4 Black Headed Gull, 4 Mallard + ducklings, 4 Canada Geese, 9 Great Crested Grebe including 7 young, Shelduck ducklings, 1 Common Tern. Lepidoptera ...
by Leonard Poxon
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Menorca birding blog
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Menorca birding blog

Great blog Ian, sounds like you had a great time as well and got a good list of bird species.

The main thing I remember about Cuitadella was the Sobrasada baguettes and the custard filled Ensaimadas!
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Menorca birding blog
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Menorca birding blog

Great trip report Ian. I saw my first Hoopoe on Menorca
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont reservoir, Hic Bibi & Chorley Cemetery etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Belmont reservoir, Hic Bibi & Chorley Cemetery etc.

Belmont Reservoir: Birds seen/heard - thousands of BH Gulls, 2 LBB Gulls, 5 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Barnacle Goose (ringed - pink over white on right leg), Approx 30 Lapwing including at least 9 young chicks, 2 Common Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Teal (m),...
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Attaching photographs to posts
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Attaching photographs to posts

Paul, You need to reduce the size of your photos. If you use Flickr you can download your photo from your Flickr site to your computer at various sizes. There is also a Microsoft program called office picture manager (quite often issued free as part of a microsoft package) from within which you can ...
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mine Clough and up towards Holt Flat
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Lead Mine Clough and up towards Holt Flat

Birds seen/heard: Blackbird, Song Thrush, 2 Common Redstart, 2 possibly 3 Spotted Flycatcher, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Dunnock heard, Nuthatch heard, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Meadow Pipit, Carrion Crow, Magpie, 2 Curlew, 2 Common Buzzard. BH Gulls over. Mammals: 2 ...
by Leonard Poxon
Thu May 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: White Coppice

Great shots Peter.
by Leonard Poxon
Thu May 31, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Preston Marina
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Preston Marina

Nice shot Peter.

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