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by Leonard Poxon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fungi ID
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: Fungi ID

They are Fly Agaric Peter - nice shots.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs

Thanks John, the light was pretty poor at that time too. One thing I forgot to add was that I saw 2 Butterflies at Lead mine clough, at tree top height. They were the size of a Small Blue, but they never came close enough to identify. One was at the top path that leads to the bridge over the waterfa...
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Great Knowley sightings

6 Swallow over heading south late afternoon and a Snipe circling over the former quarry.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs

A few photos from this morning:
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In addition to Paul's post I noted the following:

Fungi - Fly Agaric, Butter Cap,

Crossbill takes my Chorley area species count to 138,
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Stinkhorn Fungi
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Stinkhorn Fungi

Over the last week or so I have been observing some Stinkhorn fungi at Duxbury Woods after I found 2 'eggs' on Friday 21st. September. I visited the site on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th but could not get there in daylight on the 25th due to work commitments. When I visited on the 26th in late afternoon I...
by Leonard Poxon
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Geese Eyes Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Geese Eyes Lane

Possibly a leucistic Greylag, I have seen some at Marshside a couple of years ago.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey

Thanks Paul, I have now registered.
by Leonard Poxon
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey

Paul,

Unfortunately, none of the BTO survey tetrads are in our area.

It may be worth considering if we can set our own survey tetrads up and do a similiar survey in our area?
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont Reservoir
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Belmont Reservoir

A couple of photos from this morning heavily cropped!
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- Common Sandpiper
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- Little Grebe
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Hesketh Out Marsh - Newton Marsh - Marton Mere (Sun 23)
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Hesketh Out Marsh - Newton Marsh - Marton Mere (Sun 23)

Neville, after yesterdays disappointment I went to Newton Marsh late afternoon to see the Gray Phalarope (a lifer for me)
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by Leonard Poxon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chorley Cemetery
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Chorley Cemetery

Birds seen/heard - Jay, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Nuthatch, Robin,Blue Tit, Great Tit, Common Buzzard. Mammals - 2 Grey Squirrel Fungi - lots of Clustered Brittlestem groups, several Russulas, Weeping Widow, Poisonpie, Parrot Waxcap, Golden Spindles, White Saddle, Common Inkcap, Shaggy Inkcap, Bruising We...
by Leonard Poxon
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont Reservoir
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Belmont Reservoir

Birds seen/heard - 13 Teal in flight, 50+ Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Common Sandpiper, 50+ Hirundines including around 30 House Martin, 1 probable Little Grebe (elusive, diving for long periods), 2 Wheatear, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Blackbird, 4 Long Tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit.
by Leonard Poxon
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fungi
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Fungi

These last few weeks have seen an absolute explosion of fungi in our local woodlands with thousands of individual fungi seen, from such rarities as the Tiered Tooth fungus to many others not often recorded in our area such as the Giant Polypore, Rosy Bonnet, Wood Blewit, Destroying Angel, Green-crac...
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hirundines etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Hirundines etc.

% or 6 Swallow and 15+ Starling over the business park off Euxton Lane all taking flying insects about 60ft in the air.
by Leonard Poxon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir/ Quarry East side
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Anglezarke Reservoir/ Quarry East side

Birds seen/heard - Woodpigeon, Wren, Robin, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long tailed Tit, Blackbird, Magpie, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 2 Cormorant over Reservoir. Mammals - 1 Grey Squirrel. Fungi - Lots of fungi including, Destroying Angel, Sulphur Knight, Rosy Bonnet, White Saddle, Ochre Brittlegill, Charcoal...

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