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by Neville Root
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dean Black Brook - Round Loaf - Hurst Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Dean Black Brook - Round Loaf - Hurst Hill

7.00-9.30 pm circular walk around Anglezarke Moor: LBB gull, kestrel chased off by crows, sparrowhawk (heard), swift (6), swallow, tracked a juvenile grey wagtail up through the brook, stonechat pair calling, linnet (2), several willow warbler, juvenile reed buntings. On moor itself only meadow pipi...
by Neville Root
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: West Pennine Moors
Replies: 0
Views: 70

West Pennine Moors

Evening cycle ride across the moors from Brinscall - Great Hill - Spitlers Edge - LMV and back to Anglezarke, I must have flushed 100+ mipits along the way, I don't the numbers up there on the moors, but it must be huge with the fledglings added to the adults. Got very close up views of a male stone...
by Neville Root
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Reservoirs

6.30-8.30pm: Anglezarke - Canada goose (95), greylag goose (12), LBB gull (14), herring gull, BH gull (85), GC grebe (2), oystercatcher (4), lapwing (4), common sandpiper, nuthatch Yarrow - moorhen, mallard with 1 young (why is this reservoir consistently poor for wildlife?) Ward's - single pied and...
by Neville Root
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi - Odonata & Butterflies
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Hic Bibi - Odonata & Butterflies

12.30.1.15pm - Odonata: emperor dragonfly (3), four-spotted chaser (4), several blue/azure and single of emerald and large red damselflies. Lepidoptera: speckled wood, meadow brown, common blue, small white. Also kestrel, buzzard, swift (2), swallow, jay, willow warbler, chiffchaff, blackcap, common...
by Neville Root
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter - Anglezarke
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Common Scoter - Anglezarke

10 common scoter on Anglezarke Red yesterday afternoon (14.00) - from BirdGuides.com
by Neville Root
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke area
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Anglezarke area

7.30-10.0pm - male tawny owl flew through (significantly smaller than the female I've seen in the same wood), 8 swift and a kestrel above Stronstrey, juvenile stonechat, tree sparrow, redpoll - 1 overhead and 1 perched up, redstart, willow warbler (incl juveniles), bullfinch (m). The pied flycatcher...
by Neville Root
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Festival of Gowks
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Festival of Gowks

I had to check what a gowk was as well. I recommend this book "All the Birds of the Air: The Names, Lore And Literature of British Birds", as it has loads of info on regional\localised names for birds (nothing beats the Cornwall name for a wheatear though)
by Neville Root
Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane - Croston Finney - Sollom (Canal)
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Eyes Lane - Croston Finney - Sollom (Canal)

2.30-5.30 pm - Canada goose (2), mute swan (2), shelduck (16), mallard, R-L partridge (2), sparrowhawk seen off lapwing territory, buzzard (3 incl 1 with v tattered wing), kestrel (2), moorhen (2), coot (2), oystercatcher (4), lapwing (30+), B-H gull, LBB gull (2), stock dove (60+) with 40+ rook on ...
by Neville Root
Mon May 20, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 124

Hic Bibi

12.30-1.15pm - buzzard (2), kestrel, BH gull (2), mallard (with single chick), swift (3, 2 over fields north of reserve and 1 over it), house martin (15, again over fields north), swallow (3), wren (several incl fledglings), c whitethroat (2), chiffchaff, blackcap, yellowhammer. Lepidoptera: speckle...
by Neville Root
Sun May 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lunt Meadows - Stilt Sandpiper
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Lunt Meadows - Stilt Sandpiper

I couldn't resist going either, but left it late (6.00pm Sun). Didn't matter, sun was behind the sandpiper so it showed very well in the scope, with the godwits, LRP and ringed plover for size comparison. Other sightings as per, Ian but alas not one of the reputed 6 garganey's on the site was showin...
by Neville Root
Sat May 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke area
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Anglezarke area

A few hours last night and early this morning around the Anglezarke area - the cool and breezy weather kept it quiet on the moors last night - kestrel hunting and catching prey and 2 crows harassing a red grouse on the ground who wasn't for moving (probably with chicks). Tawny owl flew across the Go...
by Neville Root
Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Twin Lakes - Croston
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Twin Lakes - Croston

12.30-1.00 pm - common tern returning to the northern lake from a westerly direction - calling and with a fish to the northern lake, BH gull (4), mallard, coot and GC grebe pairs with young, 50+ starling among rapeseed fields and flushed a few underfoot (jack snipe-like) on grassy path, swallow (3),...
by Neville Root
Tue May 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke\Wheelton Moors
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Anglezarke\Wheelton Moors

6.00-9.00pm - 3 summer plumaged golden plover (including 1 that came within 20 yds in a rough field), Canada geese (2 amongst the heather), curlew, common snipe (3/4 singing their alternative song, not the drumming one), raptor flying briefly low and fast (possible female merlin), tawny owl (in wood...
by Neville Root
Wed May 08, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: High Rid Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 135

High Rid Reservoir

4 black terns and 2 black-necked grebes at High Rid Reservoir today - only a stone's throw from the Rivington reservoirs, so worth keeping a look out.
by Neville Root
Mon May 06, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 7
Views: 398

Re: Eyes Lane

5.00-6.45pm ...and still there perching prominently at 5.30 with the yellow wag (which was in singing mode) - they were the only 2 birds on the muck heaps. Around and over the heaps were lapwing (3), house martin (3), skylark (several), linnet, reed bunting, yellowhammer. On the other side of Eyes L...

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