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by peter rowlands
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice/Rivington
Replies: 0
Views: 52

White Coppice/Rivington

WC. Sand Martin 5 plus. 1 Swift. Swallows 1 maybe 2 nesting at back of cottages. Goldfinch. Blackbird. Robin. Willow warblers some with young. Pair of Stonechats. 1 Reed Bunting. Pair of Jay with 3 young. House/Tree sparrows. Woodpigeon. Crow including white one. Coot with 4 young. Mallard. Chaffinc...
by peter rowlands
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Preston Marina
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Preston Marina

Went to see the Terns at the Marina today. Most of the boxes are taken up by the Common Terns with just a couple taken by the Arctic Terns. The many chicks are at a vulnerable time from the gulls, especially the LBB Gulls. Also nice to see a good number of Swallow, some with young.
by peter rowlands
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Pincock Street Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Pincock Street Euxton

Dipper on the weir. Mallard with four well grown youngsters. Grey Wagtail constantly calling. 2 Songthrush and 1 Juvenile. Blackbirds. Magpies. Corvids. Woodpigeons. 1 Oystercatcher. Lots of young Blue Tits. Great, Coal and LT Tits. Chaffinch calling.1 Jay. Only 1 Swallow near Bobbin Mill. 1 grey Sq...
by peter rowlands
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden birds
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Garden birds

More young House Sparrows. At least 6 being fed by adults. Appears to be a good year for them this year. Also another good number of Juvenile Starlings on the feeders with woodpigeons with one Juvenile, Jackdaws, goldfinch, Blue and Great tits. Also had a Holly Blue Butterfly in the garden last week.
by peter rowlands
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Yarrow Valley Park

Forgot to mention two Kingfishers, One on Big Lodge and one on Top Lodge. Also heard Reed Warbler.
by peter rowlands
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Yarrow Valley Park

Great Crested Grebes with three young. Pair of Grey Wagtails going into nest to feed young. Mute Swans with cygnets doing well and a Mandarin with one young on the river was nice to see, plus all the usuals. a pair of Buzzards circling over Euxton lane this afternoon.
by peter rowlands
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Marshside
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Marshside

Counted at least 27 Goslings with three adult pairs on the Golf course at Marshside today.
by peter rowlands
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Martin Mere
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Martin Mere

Could anyone give me an id on this Mouse/vole please. It was very small and plump. nice to see lots of Swifts, Swallows, sand Martins and house Martins feeding in the rain.
by peter rowlands
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge families
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Common Bank Lodge families

On and around the Lodge today. Much the same as Ian. The two young Little Grebes doing well. 1 Jay. 1 Reed Bunting. Goldfinch and lots of Mayflies fluttering about. Some very large fish basking close to the edge of the water was nice to see.
by peter rowlands
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Martin Mere
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Martin Mere

A Spotted flycatcher showed well from the Kingfisher hide this afternoon but only for a couple of minutes, managed to get a couple of shots before it disappeared. Lots of Shelduck with young around the Reserve. Didn't see any Raptors but a GS Woodpecker showed well from one of the hides.
by peter rowlands
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Pincock Street Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Pincock Street Euxton

An hours walk late afternoon. Birds seen; 1 Jay. Blackbirds. 2 juvenile Songthrush. Woodpigeons. Robin. Blackcap singing. 1 Nuthatch. Goldfinch. 1 Pied Wagtail. B/G and LT Tits with young. Kingfisher flying upstream. Magpies. Mallard with 9 young chicks and another Mallard further downstream with mu...
by peter rowlands
Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Hic Bibi butterflies

Thanks Len.
by peter rowlands
Thu May 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Hic Bibi butterflies

After the rain the sun came out and so did the Butterflies. Interesting to watch a pair of Common blue Butterflies copulating today. Still lots of Common Blues and a few Small Whites, Green veined and Speckled Wood. Birds seen and heard. 2 Chiffchaffs. Blackbirds. 1 Songthrush. Goldfinch. Chaffinch....
by peter rowlands
Sun May 26, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Breeding birds in gardens
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Breeding birds in gardens

My feeders at the moment are full of Starlings and House Sparrows, both Adult and young, and the hedgerows alongside Primrose fields, just across from were I live have lots of Sparrows in them and that's were the adult sparrows appear to be taking the seed, so maybe more young to come. The estate in...
by peter rowlands
Sat May 25, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Breeding birds in gardens
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Breeding birds in gardens

Nice to see these youngsters Len. Brilliant shots.

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