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by phil kirk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Newt and sunbathers
Replies: 2
Views: 157

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: 157

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: 113

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: 185

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: 437

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: 238

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: 221

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: 171

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: 162

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: 164

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: 781

Re: Small Coppers -- In Flight Seduction

Scale is difficult to judge, but markings look like Large Emerald.
by phil kirk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Purple Hairstreak
Replies: 9
Views: 850

Re: Purple Hairstreak

I went to Alance Bridge again today There were at least a dozen and probably many more. They seemed to be on several of the trees. I watched two and possibly three females ovipositing.
by phil kirk
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Holly Blue
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Holly Blue

In your garden, Peter?
by phil kirk
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Letter Hairstreak
Replies: 0
Views: 177

White Letter Hairstreak

White Letter Hairstreak in our garden briefly yesterday afternoon. Also Male Common Blue, Small Skipper, Gatekeeper and Silver Y moth.
by phil kirk
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Issues in attaching photos
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Issues in attaching photos

Len, I have increased the quota which should allow room for more attachments. I would be grateful if you would try again now to see if the changes are effective. A note for all who attach pictures: We do not have unlimited webspace, but are comfortably off at the moment. Please try to keep attached ...

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