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by gary lilley
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston twin lakes / sewage works area /croston finney .
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Views: 31

Croston twin lakes / sewage works area /croston finney .

Twin lakes , 3 gc grebes no sign of any young , mallards and canada geese in small numbers , the oil seed rape is due to be harvested which will make moving around much easier the small field with the rape in as totally failed and is full of wild flowers , 2 painted ladies . Croston finney , 2 kestr...
by gary lilley
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: mawdesley moss .
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Views: 45

mawdesley moss .

Evening visit from nook lane ,chiffchaff heard , 2 yellowhammer , 6 corn bunting , 2 whitethroat , 2 linnet , 2 goldfinch , 1 swift , no swallows ( not many about this year :? ) , 8 lapwing , 2 oystercatcher , 2 grey partridge , 2 kestrel , heard little owl near wood lane farm , tawny owl chick call...
by gary lilley
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Parkhall lake .
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Parkhall lake .

2 mute swan , around 20 mallard , pair of coot with 3 small young , moorhen with 1 small young , around 10 house martin over the hotel .
by gary lilley
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs .
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Reservoirs .

Lower riv , record count for me of 15 gc grebes :D , 100+ lapwing , small numbers of gulls , 2 pied wagtail , family group of 5 kestrel , small numbers of swift .
Yarrow , 1 cormorant , 1 mallard , small flock of canada geese .
Anglezarke , 4 gc grebe .
by gary lilley
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: river yarrow euxton / eccleston .
Replies: 0
Views: 64

river yarrow euxton / eccleston .

Lt tit family , 2 goldcrest , 3 chiffchaff , whitethroat , blackcap , bullfinch , goldfinch , mistle thrush , buzzard , gs pecker , 2 coot with 3 young , 2 mallard , plenty of carrion crow , small numbers of sand martin , swallow, swift , 2 pied wagtail ,dunnock , robin , wren , blackbird , blue tit...
by gary lilley
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: mawdesley moss .
Replies: 0
Views: 62

mawdesley moss .

Evening visit but the drizzle ended it early , around 80 lapwing were feeding on a mowed field , 4 yellowhammer , 1 kestrel , 30 starling . song thrush singing , 2 pheasant , pied wagtail , good variety of wild flowers along the ditch lines .
by gary lilley
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke .
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Anglezarke .

Oystercatcher seen in flight as well .
by gary lilley
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke .
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Anglezarke .

Common sandpiper feeding on the mud this evening , bh gulls in the distance with several juv , canada geese in small numbers .
by gary lilley
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: eccleston syd brook.
Replies: 0
Views: 163

eccleston syd brook.

Kingfisher and fem mandarin with 2 well grown young .
by gary lilley
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bretherton , moss lane / north road area .
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Bretherton , moss lane / north road area .

4 yellowhammer , several whitethroat , 3 chiffchaff , 1 b lackcap , 7 linnet , 2 skylark , 1 lapwing , 1 grey partridge , 1 kestrel , 1 buzzard , 1 sparrowhawk , little owl heard calling , 100+ large gulls ( lbb and herring ) , several hares ,
by gary lilley
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: wymott ponds area .
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Views: 177

wymott ponds area .

Plenty of warblers about , 3 chiffchaff , 3 blackcap , 2 whitethroat , 1 lesser whitethroat , 2 bullfinch , 1 linnet , several wren , blackbirds , song thrush , buzzard , lt tit , 2 coal tit , possibly heard a willow tit ( just one brief call ) , adult moorhen and juv , several gatekeeper , large wh...
by gary lilley
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: lower rivington .
Replies: 0
Views: 175

lower rivington .

Some good bird counts today , 70+ lapwing , 2 common sandpiper , 1 oystercatcher , 11mallard and 3 duckling , 2 male tufted duck , 2 cormorant , 14 great crested grebes , 3 pied wagtail , 1 blue tit , 1 blackcap , 2 swift , 2 sand martin , small numbers of lbb and bh gulls .
by gary lilley
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: river yarrow euxton / eccleston .
Replies: 0
Views: 168

river yarrow euxton / eccleston .

Recently fledged robin chick , no swallows around bradley hall farm , 2 buzzard ( one feeding on a cock pheasant ) , 10 sand martin none of which were entering nest holes , lots of carrion crows , 2 oystercatcher , 1 lapwing , 2 lbb gulls , mallard with one young , stock dove , plenty of woodpigeon ...
by gary lilley
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little owl .
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Little owl .

Little owl present at a farm at Eccleston this morning ( has bred before ) pied wagtail and blackbird mobbing it , jackdaw present as well , sadly no sign of any swallows breeding at the farm which must me down to these predatory birds , good to see 11 swift over the village this evening although ar...
by gary lilley
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: lower rivington .
Replies: 0
Views: 186

lower rivington .

At last some new waders in !! 3 common sandpipers were feeding together ( they all looked like adults ) in the far right handside looking from the roadside , also 7 lapwing , at least 7 great crested grebes , 8 mallard ( one with 4 ducklings , one with 1 duckling ) , small numbers of lesser black ba...

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