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by Neville Root
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: YVP
Replies: 0
Views: 61

YVP

12.15-1.00pm: Single water rail on the edge of Top Lodge's reedbed today (looking quite small next to a couple of moorhen) - reports of 4 rails present (2 adults + 2 juveniles?). Low water level and borderline freezing conditions should hopefully mean they show themselves in the coming days. Grey wa...
by Neville Root
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Great Grey Shrike

if its got good sense it won't hang around the dead tree plantation, Sat and Sun will see the pheasant shooters out in force.
by Neville Root
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Anglezarke

9.30-2.30pm: Similar findings to Paul on a walk from Brinscall-Spitlers Edge-LMV-White Coppice. Windless, misty conditions kept the birdlife down. Couple of tumbling ravens over Wheelton plantation, stonechat pair on Well Lane, skein of c.100 pink foots high above Anglezarke Moor, Reed bunting at He...
by Neville Root
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Hic Bibi

1.00-1.45pm: plenty of winter thrushes on site (mainly redwing, some fieldfare overhead). Corvids, buzzard and (prob) linnet flock on the stubble fields. Pair of calling willow tit in the thicket near the ponds, one showing briefly before retreating into the bushes.
by Neville Root
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Northumberland

Some good sightings up there Ian. Probably not the best time of the year for the Farnes. There is currently a white-rumped sandpiper down here on Banks Marsh - so definite "irruption" then!
by Neville Root
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Yarrow Valley

3.45-5.15pm: late afternoon walk in the fields and woods around Parker's i' th' Fields - steady flow of redwing through the trees (c120), mistle thrush, starling flock (20), mandarin pair flushed from a pond, buzzard, grey wagtail on Common Bank weir.
Hedgehog feeding out in an open field.
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney - Moss
Replies: 0
Views: 162

Croston Finney - Moss

12.00-1.45pm - no additional waders bought in by the recent rains - skein of c120 pink foots heading west, Canada goose (24), lapwing (40), kestrel (2), fieldfare (20), redwing (4), several small flocks of starling, skylark (4), stonechat (2), tit flock (mainly long-tailed), goldfinch, linnet (10).
by Neville Root
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: West Pennine Moors
Replies: 0
Views: 184

West Pennine Moors

9.15-4.00pm: Perambulation of the moors in fine weather. 3 sightings of a hen harrier. Ringtail flew from the trees below Great Hill Farm across to Round Loaf and beyond in the Rivington direction. Later seen from Holts Flat being mobbed over the dead tree plantation by crows and then (at 3.00pm) no...
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: High Rid Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 87

High Rid Reservoir

Entertaining hour watching the long-staying 2nd W little gull feeding off flies in the corner of the reservoir nearest the entrance gate. More like a tern than a gull in its behaviour, calling to fend off any nearby BH gull and fluttering over the surface of the water (much as terns do). Also a 1st ...
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill & Georges Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Winter Hill & Georges Lane

10.30-11.30am: Windless and sunny on Winter Hill later on (after the rugby). The long staying fem/juv black redstart was showing well on the rocket-shaped mast, although very mobile due to the presence of 2 raven and a kestrel also on the mast. Several mipits, single goldfinch and 4/5 stonechat arou...
by Neville Root
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chorley Gannet (again)
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Chorley Gannet (again)

Gannet over Withnell Fold at 11.45 today (from Bird Guides). Hopefully this one doesn't end up moribund at Birkacre.
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Leighton Moss
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Leighton Moss

Spent most of the day at a very flooded (but sunny) Leighton Moss, all the paths on the reserve were under 6 inches to a foot of water - photo with the mallards is of an actual path. Sightings included marsh harrier (m & f) hunting low over the reedbed, peregrine, sprawk sending the redshanks skywar...
by Neville Root
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Eyes lane .

4.45-5.30pm - usuals were about again tonight but not moving about much in the poor light. Wildfowl difficult to count but single pintail, tufties, shoveler (fem/juv) and several wigeon were present, also coot, moorhen, greylag, Canadas, lapwing, starling, kestrel. Waders still hard to find here and...
by Neville Root
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Meadow Lane Croston
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Meadow Lane Croston

Only waders were lapwing again tonight, but 150+ pink foots had moved nearer next to the floods. Buzzard flying low briefly flushed some lapwing and gulls.
by Neville Root
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Meadow Lane Croston
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Meadow Lane Croston

I was there about 5.30pm last night. Didn't see your dunlin Len, the only waders (apart from lapwing) were 2 green sandpipers on the far side near the fence.

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