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by gary lilley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bird ringing .
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Bird ringing .

Just had an adult starling in the garden with metal rings on either leg it was feeding a single juv .
by gary lilley
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: bits and bobs.
Replies: 0
Views: 35

bits and bobs.

Lead mine clough , blacbird on nest , plenty of juv tits , several willow warbler , buzzard hunting kestrel style .
Anglezarke , 50+ canada geese out in the middle of the res , 2 gc grebe , 1 moorhen .
Back lane ( eccleston ) 2 chiffchaff , 1 male yellowhammer .
by gary lilley
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Oystercatchers .
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Oystercatchers .

4 near to parklands school this evening and just heard one over my house 12.15 am .
by gary lilley
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: bits and bobs.
Replies: 0
Views: 43

bits and bobs.

Buckshaw , 2 oystercatcher feeding on a grass roundabout , 3 pied wagtail .
A6 area sea view , 3 buzzard , 1 sparrowhawk ( scruffy plumage ) , 1 gs woodpecker , juv tits.
Syd brook , 1 buzzard , tawny owl perched low in hedgerow ,2 raven , first meadow brown of the spring/ summer .
by gary lilley
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bretherton , moss lane / north road area .
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Bretherton , moss lane / north road area .

Evening visit in hope of a quail calling , plenty of good habitat but no luck , birds spotted / heard 7 whitethroat , heard 1 lesser whitethroat ( alarm call ) , 2 chiffchaff , 4 yellowhammer , 6 linnet , 2 greenfinch , 1 chaffinch , 2 goldfinch , wren , blackbirds , 2/3 skylark , 2 shelduck , 8 mal...
by gary lilley
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: wymott ponds area .
Replies: 0
Views: 75

wymott ponds area .

Another lesser whitethroat found ( at least 3 in the area ) near to the railway line , blackcap family , willow warbler , 2 chiffchaff , reed bunting singing in a new area ( at least 3 in the area ) , single greenfinch drinking from a puddle , goldfinch , chaffinch , heard bullfinch , blue , graet a...
by gary lilley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: wymott ponds area .
Replies: 0
Views: 62

wymott ponds area .

Explored a few different area this morning , a great view of a lesser whitethroat was the highlight with 5 common blue butterflies coming a close second also seen blackcap , willow warbler , chiffchaff , whitethroat , bullfinch , 2 buzzard , pair of reed bunting ( fem nest building ) , chatting to a...
by gary lilley
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eccleston .
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Eccleston .

Brief glimpse of a kingfisher on the syd brook , 2 chiffchaff along bradley lane , whitethroart and lesser whitethroat in hedgerows at the entrance to bradley hall farm , it was a bit worrying of the lack of swallows around the farmyard .
by gary lilley
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: eccleston syd brook.
Replies: 0
Views: 71

eccleston syd brook.

1 buzzard , a heron was perched in a tree , male mandarin , carrion crow eating tadpoles from a pond which is nearly dried up ( must rescue some tomorrow ) .
by gary lilley
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: river yarrow euxton / eccleston .
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: river yarrow euxton / eccleston .

also 3 bullfinch .
by gary lilley
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: river yarrow euxton / eccleston .
Replies: 1
Views: 79

river yarrow euxton / eccleston .

10 mallard , 1 dipper , sand martin colony still buzzing but looks to have had a visit from a predator ( one of the nest holes dug out ) , 2 buzzard , 100+ carrion crows n one field , several stock dove , several blackcap , chiffchaff , and whitethroat , lesser whitethroat giving out alarm calls whi...
by gary lilley
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Eyes lane .

7.00pm /8.00pm, 6 yellowhammer , 2 reed bunting , 1 corm bunting , 2 whitethroat , 1 sedge warbler , 1 pied wagtail , 5+ lapwing ( no sign of any young ) pair of grey partridge , 2 raven , crows , jackdaws , 10 mallard , 1 moorhen , small numbers of swallow , wren , blackbird , chaffinch , .
by gary lilley
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice.
Replies: 0
Views: 91

White Coppice.

Whitethroat , garden warbler , blackcap , chiffchaff , lots of willow warblers some with young , goldcrest , nuthatch , redpoll , goldcrest , 10+ swift , 2 house martin , swallow ,plenty of woodpigeon , crow , jackdaw , jay ,heard cuckoo , along the brinscall moorland path 1 male stonechat with a yo...
by gary lilley
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Parkhall lake .
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Parkhall lake .

3 mute swans still present , several mallard , at least 1 coot , house martins nearby collecting mud from a puddle , willow warbler and chiffchaff singing .
by gary lilley
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Heskin hall area,
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Heskin hall area,

Morning visit , heard great spotted woodpecker , plenty of goldfinches , 4 swallow nests at the market entrance , jackdaws , 1 stock dove .

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