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by phil kirk
Sun May 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Peregrine Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Peregrine Euxton

Peregrine just flew low over our house North to South calling loudly. 76th species identified from the garden.
by phil kirk
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton Garden
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Euxton Garden

Stoat in the garden this morning briefly. Stock Doves, Wood Pigeons and Wrens are nesting. Long Tailed Tits probably have nest nearby but I haven't found it yet.
Numerous Red Mason Bees using our bee hotels. Peacocks, Orange Tips and Speckled Woods are regular at the moment.
by phil kirk
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 0
Views: 117

White Coppice

Walked north towards Heather Lea Woods and back. Cuckoo calling all the time. Curlew bubbling. Blackcap Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs all singing. Orange Tip, Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Woods quite numerous. Single Red Admiral and single Green Hairstreak.
by phil kirk
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Sat 20/04/19 butterflies Coppull garden
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Sat 20/04/19 butterflies Coppull garden

Holly Blue almost certainly. Still too early for Common Blue I think.
We had Holly Blue today in our garden and another Euxton Garden.
by phil kirk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Newt and sunbathers
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Newt and sunbathers

Wrote too soon. Frogspawn in front and back ponds this morning. I did say the frogs were getting frisky!
by phil kirk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Newt and sunbathers
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Newt and sunbathers

Smooth Newt found in our garden pond yesterday while I was removing some of the leaves that I should have removed two months ago. Only the second we have seen in 40 years here. Frogs getting frisky but no spawn yet. Also yesterday a Small Tortoiseshell sunning itself. We had a Peacock basking in the...
by phil kirk
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bramblings
Replies: 0
Views: 119

Bramblings

We had been away for 3 weeks so no food for the birds, but after stocking the feeders 4 days ago, the Bramblings are back. We have 2 Bramblings in the garden this morning.
by phil kirk
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bramblings
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Bramblings

2 Male and 1 Female Brambling in the garden this morning. Most unusual for us. We have probably only had them in the garden three or four times in 40 years. Maybe 20 Goldfinches and a single female Greenfunch also feeding on sunflower seeds.
by phil kirk
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Garden Birds

Decades ago, House Sparrows, Greenfinches and Collared Doves were numerous in our garden. These days we seldom see them, but today they all showed up together (2 Greenfinches and one each of the others). There were 5 Stock Doves on the lawn this morning and lots of Goldfinches. Decades ago we get no...
by phil kirk
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hummingbird Hawk
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Hummingbird Hawk

We had a single Hummingbird Hawk Moth feeding in the garden (Euxton) yesterday. Also 2 Red Admirals and a Comma. Our German Wasps' nest is still active.
We have also had a Willow Tit on the feeder for the last few days.
by phil kirk
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: September Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 241

September Meeting

This Thursday, 20th September, we have the first meeting of the 2018-19 season. Irene Ridge will come to give a talk on Alpine Flowers. She has visited the society a few times and is always worth listening to. Bring a friend! The meeting is at St Mary's Parish Centre, West Street, Chorley and will s...
by phil kirk
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: September Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 183

September Meeting

This Thursday, 20th September, we have the first meeting of the 2018-19 season. Irene Ridge will come to give a talk on Alpine Flowers. She has visited the society a few times and is always worth listening to. Bring a friend! The meeting is at St Mary's Parish Centre, West Street, Chorley and will s...
by phil kirk
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brown Argus
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Brown Argus

A report in he Butterfly Conservation newsletter states that Stuart Booth has seen a Brown Argus near Chorley. If you read this, Stuart, or if anyone knows Stuart, I would really like details of the sighting for our records.
by phil kirk
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: House Martins
Replies: 0
Views: 175

House Martins

We seldom see a House Martin near our house (Euxton) but there were 20-30 of them feeding over the garden and the field next door this afternoon.
by phil kirk
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Small Coppers -- In Flight Seduction
Replies: 9
Views: 836

Re: Small Coppers -- In Flight Seduction

Scale is difficult to judge, but markings look like Large Emerald.

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