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by John Edwards
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston.
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Tincklers Fields, Eccleston.

Not many birds seen or heard in the windy and at times wet conditions though 8 Curlew flying southward were the most I've seen here since Spring, also 2 singing Chiff Chaffs, 1 Song Thrush, 7 Blackbirds, 5 Mallards, 1 Pheasant, 5 Carrion Crows, c20 Lesser Black Backed Gulls, 2 Herring Gulls and 1 Bl...
by John Edwards
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston.
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Tincklers Fields, Eccleston.

A couple of pics of a flyover Curlew (taken on Friday) and a pair of Linnets from this morning.
by John Edwards
Mon May 04, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Terns
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Common Terns

2 Common Terns just flew over Eccleston 10-25 heading East, perhaps to Yarrow Valley?
by John Edwards
Sat May 02, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about on the bike
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Out and about on the bike

I'm going to walk along the North side of the Yarrow next to see how many Whitethroats are there, historically that side of the river has always held more Whitethroats than the Tincklers Lane side of the river. Good to hear you're getting plenty in other places though.
by John Edwards
Sat May 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Tincklers Fields, Eccleston

There doesn't seem to be many Common Whitethroats here this year, in fact I'm hearing more Lesser Whitethroats with 3 heard this morning but only 1 Common! Other warblers are here in good numbers with 6 singing Blackcaps, 4 singing Willow Warblers and 5 Chiffchaff. Only 1 Swallow seen with no sign o...
by John Edwards
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston

An unusual sighting of 12 Cormorants flying over this morning, I thought they were Geese at first as they were flying in V formation, usually only see one or two here. Not a single Swallow or Martin again! Singing Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers, I haven't heard any Lesser W...
by John Edwards
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Tincklers Fields, Eccleston

A Raven was flying around being harassed by the local Carrion Crows, singing Blackcaps, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, 2 Whitethroats. I've only seen a handful each of Swallows and House Martins over the past week, none were seen this morning. Attached a poor pic of the Raven just a quick shot as it ...
by John Edwards
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Red Kite Eccleston
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Red Kite Eccleston

Yes Peter, although I've seen Red Kite in Eccleston and surrounding areas it's my first one I can count as a garden tick...well pleased.
by John Edwards
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Red Kite Eccleston
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Red Kite Eccleston

Just had a Red Kite over my garden Doctors Lane, flying South 1-20
by John Edwards
Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers fields, Eccleston.
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Tincklers fields, Eccleston.

An interesting hour after the House Martin flew through starting with 3 Mandarins flying over, a new garden tick for me I think then a Cormorant and 2 Mallards, followed by 4 Buzzards in the air together!
by John Edwards
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers fields, Eccleston.
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Tincklers fields, Eccleston.

Single House Martin over my garden 2-50.
by John Edwards
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers fields, Eccleston.
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Tincklers fields, Eccleston.

My first Willow Warbler of the year this morning also 2 singing Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Lapwings, a pair of mating Yellowhammers was a first for me. Seen on Tuesday (7th) 4 Grey Lag Geese with one on the previous day. The 2 pair of Coots haven't been seen for several days now, one was sitting on...
by John Edwards
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: River Yarrow, Eccleston.
Replies: 0
Views: 137

River Yarrow, Eccleston.

I took my dog for a walk along the Yarrow this morning hoping to see some Sand Martin's but didn't see any though I did see my first Swallow and heard my first singing Blackcap. I checked out the freshly ploughed field looking for Wheatears but drew a blank although there was a pair of Oystercatcher...
by John Edwards
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields, Eccleston
Replies: 0
Views: 143

Tincklers Fields, Eccleston

While out yesterday a small bird landed on top of a hedge briefly, it was silhouetted so I couldn't make it out, there was a Chiffchaff calling so I thought that was what it was though Chiffys are normally more secretive and not perched on a branch sitting still, anyway I got a quick snap of it befo...
by John Edwards
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields to St Marys Eccleston.
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Tincklers Fields to St Marys Eccleston.

Tuesday 24/3/2020 A total of 35 Curlew seen, 9 flying south east and 26 on fields to the north of the River Yarrow, also male Goosander, female Mandarin, Kingfisher, 6 Chiffchaffs 4 on the south side of the river and 2 on the north side, 4 Lapwings, 1 Heron, 4 Moorhens, 2 Coot, 2 pair of Long tailed...

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