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by Chris
Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: New garden bird!
Replies: 2
Views: 1007

Re: New garden bird!

You'll have to hope this doesn't become too regular.

I had quite a few roost in a tree in my garden when I lived in Surrey.

Make a right racket and drive the birds off the feeders....

Chris
by Chris
Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi 12AUG2015
Replies: 0
Views: 463

Hic Bibi 12AUG2015

Numerous odonata in the still, sunny conditions. Emperor, lots of Common Darter ovipositing, Hawker (possibly Brown Hawker but not a good view), Emerald damselfly. Also Common Darter clutching another's head which I've never seen before....... https://www.flickr.com/photos/24970022@N07/20327894498/i...
by Chris
Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi 8Aug2015
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Hic Bibi 8Aug2015

Beautiful Demoiselle(?) - brief sighting on road past the nursery.
Emperor x 1
Common Darter x numerous inc. in tandem & ovipositing.
Blue tailed damselfly x 15-20
Emerald damselfly x 1
by Chris
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chisnall Hall Colliery 11 & 12JUN 2015 - Bats
Replies: 0
Views: 569

Chisnall Hall Colliery 11 & 12JUN 2015 - Bats

Chisnall Hall Colliery 11-6-2015 18C (forecast) Clear. Breezy. Sunset 9.36pm Walked as far as the mine shaft, along the concrete road. No bats seen until nearly back at Preston Road, approx 30 minutes after sunset. 1-2 bats flying, quickly joined by another 6. Total 8 individuals seen. All Common P...
by Chris
Thu Jun 11, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bats - Yarrow Valley Park 10JUN2015
Replies: 1
Views: 553

Bats - Yarrow Valley Park 10JUN2015

Went to YVP at just before sunset to look for Noctule without success. Sunset 2136 Temp 14C (forecast) Lots of activity a few minutes after sunset at the bridge at the far end of the playground (opposite end to the car park) Bat detector picked up numerous Common Pipistrelle passes and I was able to...
by Chris
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mother Swan
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

Re: Mother Swan

Neville - interesting info about the bye-laws. Still don't really understand why the council can't prosecute offenders who allow their dogs off lead in the play area though, even if it is next to Big Lodge. If a dog runs from Big Lodge to the play area with out being on lead then the owner gets a ti...
by Chris
Fri May 29, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mother Swan
Replies: 11
Views: 3210

Re: Mother Swan

The area near the playground has "dogs must be on lead" signs but nobody seems to comply with this and, as far as I know, it's not enforced. I have had dogs run into me near Big Lodge (a friend of mine had her leg badly broken like this,not here though) and dogs run up to me in an aggressive manner....
by Chris
Wed May 13, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi - 11May2015
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: Hic Bibi - 11May2015

Never seen the "usual" roe deer - must look harder!
by Chris
Tue May 12, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi - 11May2015
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Hic Bibi - 11May2015

Went lunchtime to look for damselfies.

Result: - Large Red x 2

Butterflies - Orange Tip x 2
Speckled wood x 1
Peacock x 12
by Chris
Sat Mar 21, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Green Lane, Coppull
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Green Lane, Coppull

Kestrel hunting in the fields off Green Lane.

Watched for some time - lovely view.

Fortunately for the rodents the kestrel didn't appear to be successful.
by Chris
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park - Birkacre
Replies: 0
Views: 579

Yarrow Valley Park - Birkacre

5-6 long tailed tits upstream of weir.

1 very vocal nuthatch
by Chris
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Otter sighting at Yarrow Valley Park
Replies: 16
Views: 4707

Re: Otter sighting at Yarrow Valley Park

Any photos of the kingfisher and otter together?
by Chris
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: YVP Weir - 22OCT2014
Replies: 0
Views: 583

YVP Weir - 22OCT2014

Grey heron fishing just upstream of the weir.

Brown trout jumping in front of the weir. Several attempts made. Judging from the varying sizes I'd say that there were at least 3 fish.
by Chris
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Green visitor?
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: Green visitor?

I hope they're not spreading round here.

When I lived in the South they were becoming a pest - make a racket, and drive other birds away from feeders etc.
by Chris
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park 11SEP2014
Replies: 0
Views: 462

Yarrow Valley Park 11SEP2014

Visited just after sunset to carry out the first part of a BCT survey for Nathusius' pipistrelle. Cloudy, warm. Bats - Several Noctule passes on detector but only saw 1 individual, Daubenton's over Big Lodge (again several passes but didn't see more than one distinct bat) Lots of Common Pipistrelle ...

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