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by Neville Root
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gillibrand - Great Hill - Brinscall - Abbey Village
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Gillibrand - Great Hill - Brinscall - Abbey Village

Yeah, they're not rare in Withnell are they?
by Neville Root
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gillibrand - Great Hill - Brinscall - Abbey Village
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Gillibrand - Great Hill - Brinscall - Abbey Village

Morning mountain bike ride in some very blustery conditions - only a mipit seen on the moors. On Brinscall pond there were 6 goosander and a feral greylag amongst the usual Canadas, mallards and BH Gulls. On the path through Withnell LNR - jackdaw (20+), moorhen (2), collared dove, house sparrow (10...
by Neville Root
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Croston Finney

10.30-11.45 - seems like the only alternative to the much-missed Eyes Lane flood is patch of water on the ploughed field behind the old EA compound at Gt Hanging Bridge - shelduck, herring gull (4 incl. a darker, larger argentatus type), c.30 BH gull, lapwing (20, which joined c.80 on the Rufford si...
by Neville Root
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Nature Reserve - Brambling winter contd.
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Withnell Nature Reserve - Brambling winter contd.

Looks like the same spot where I spotted the redpoll and bullfinch on sunday Jed. After the barren moors, I thought the LNR had an impressive range of birds, probably helped by the houses with feeders backing onto it.
by Neville Root
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: West Pennine Moors
Replies: 0
Views: 96

West Pennine Moors

10.30am-2.00pm - Heapey Lodge No.5: goosander (f), mute swan, tufted duck (4), LBB gull (2), BH gull (15) Withnell Moor\Solomon's Temple: raven (2 in Brinscall Quarry), buzzard, mipit (2) Withnell LNR: bullfinch (pr), single greenfinch, lesser redpoll (5/6), gr - bl - coal tit White Coppice\Goit: Ca...
by Neville Root
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gadwall .
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Gadwall .

Ditto at 3.40pm.

Also quite a few gulls on Parklands playing fields including several common gulls.

Gadwall takes Chorley year total to 86.
by Neville Root
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Out and about .

Unless they moved after I saw you of course -:)
by Neville Root
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: Out and about .

Definitely within Chorley Gary, the boundary is the Croston Road (A581) on the far side of the field where the plovers were. I checked on my OS app to be sure myself.
by Neville Root
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane - Douglas - Croston Finney
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Eyes Lane - Douglas - Croston Finney

7.15-10.30am: barn owl hunting around Red Bridge, then along the Douglas to Croston pumping station and then finally flying into a copse on the Finney. Also buzzard, cormorant (8), little egret, teal (50+), little grebe, GSW, woodpigeon (not the big numbers usually seen due to gun toting folk), stoc...
by Neville Root
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Copperworks Wood - Common Bank
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Copperworks Wood - Common Bank

8.45-9.30am - quite a lot of birdlife (and a few squirrels) about in the snow: mandarin (2m & 1f), moorhen (2), coot, mallard (2 with 3 over), little grebe (2), BH gull over, buzzard, woodpigeon, feral pigeon, GSW, blackbird, treecreeper, Gr - Bl - coal tit, chaffinch.
by Neville Root
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Lower Rivington Gull Roost

3.30-4.45pm Lower Rivington: moved from the open, Bolton road side to the castle side as the gulls were starting to roost in the middle of the reservoir and the northerly wind was biting. Usual numbers 4-5,000, picked out a yellow-legged gull but the rough water made picking out smaller gulls harder...
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Arley Reserve - Withnell Fold
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Arley Reserve - Withnell Fold

9.30-10.15am - impromptu visit to Arley reserve on the way back from Wigan flashes -:( teal (c15), cormorant, coot (2), moorhen (5), gr heron (2), woodpigeon, jackdaw, redwing (c.30), song thrush, tit flocks. 10.30-12.15 - Withnell Fold flashes: Canada goose, fake greylags, jackdaw, flushed 9 c snip...
by Neville Root
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington Gull Roost
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Lower Rivington Gull Roost

3.15-5.00pm - spent an hour trawling through gulls before coming across the regular 3rd cy yellow-legged gull (many thx to Phil Rhodes for ID'ing it, otherwise it would be a herring gull all day long for me). Also an almost summer plumage Med Gull. Numbers and species split similar to John's numbers...
by Neville Root
Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: R Douglas - Eyes Lane - e-shape ponds
Replies: 0
Views: 125

R Douglas - Eyes Lane - e-shape ponds

9.15-10am - marshy area behind e-shape ponds: *c snipe (3), good views of a woodcock flushed from the hawthorn hedge at the rear of the boggy area, GSW, bullfinch (2f), *greenfinch, dunnock (2 singing). 10.15-10.45 - Eyes Lane: singles of gr sandpiper, *redshank, mipit and pied wagtail together on t...
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke area
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Anglezarke area

7.45-9.30am - Lead Mines Valley: mistle thrush, 3 crossbill (2m 1f) atop a pine tree at the top of the clough (facing Holts Flat plantation), brambling (2 calling in pines at the top of LMV and then c.15 feeding on the ground where the R Yarrow joins the reservoir nr Alance Bridge), chaffinch, nutha...

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