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by Neville Root
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mawdesley and Croston Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Mawdesley and Croston Moss

Good spot Neil, no it was my first of the year, so up to 79. Overall I was a bit surprised at how few birds there were on the mosses considering I covered 7 miles, although I guess we are in that quiet pre-spring period.
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mawdesley and Croston Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Mawdesley and Croston Moss

8.30-11.30 from Wood Lane end: 70 pink foots in ploughed field next to bench, little egret on pool nr Alma Wood, several buzzard and kestrel, cormorant, surprised a gr heron in a ditch, raven, large number of corvids, grey and RL partridge (heard), woodpigeon, collared dove, GSW, c snipe (3), fieldf...
by Neville Root
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Croston/mawdesley moss .

Headed off early to Marshside to see if the dowitcher was still about, but the pea-souper fog rendered visibility next to zero, so headed over to Croston Finney, more mist but it started to clear when I bumped into Gary. Only a grey heron and 4 reed bunting to add to Gary's list. Headed back to Mars...
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Moors & Lower Rivington
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Anglezarke Moors & Lower Rivington

8.45-1.00pm: Dean Black Brook - Round Loaf - Lead Mines Valley (and back) White Coppice\Dean Black Brook: - small raptor darted across (merlin or m sprawk), *jackdaw, *dipper (pr), *stonechat (pr), nuthatch, woodpigeon (c.150). Roe deer (4) Moors: very boggy after the recent rain. *Red grouse (2 in ...
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Out and about .

The GSW I saw was at about 11.30 flying high up and calling from Big Wood towards Common Bank Lodge - it looked smallish but defo a GSW. Following the LSW discussion at the Committee meeting on Thurs and few possibles from Ian in the area I too was searching for one. The wood on the other side of Co...
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Out and about .

All a bit worrying about the shooting starting again we heard shots (although could have been fireworks) from our house last night. The dead woodpigeon is quite near the path, but cannot tell 100% if it had been shot. Also only spotted 1 little grebe when recently I've always previously seen 2, so h...
by Neville Root
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Hic Bibi

12.30-1.15pm - BH gull, buzzard, kestrel, jay (2), mixed redwing and fieldfare flock in surrounding trees (c.400), finch flock over fields (c.100), willow tit (heard calling), bullfinch (6), dunnock, house sparrow (6). Jay, willow tit, dunnock, tree sparrow, goldfinch (Gillibrand) and common gull (f...
by Neville Root
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke, H Bullough and L Rivington Res
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Anglezarke, H Bullough and L Rivington Res

Anglezarke\High Bullough Res: between 18 and 20 mandarins in tightly against the banks of Anglezarke res. Perambulation of a pretty low level High Bullough res which had goldeneye (5), tufties (6) and plenty of mallard - they might need to look somewhere else soon though as United Utilities plan is ...
by Neville Root
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane and surrounds
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Eyes Lane and surrounds

Thx for checking it out. Can't say for sure whether it was the same bird that Jed and I saw, but as we didn't get a good look at its under markings its a moot point. I have seen a lot of pink foots out on the Ribble estuary that have the white-fronted facial band, so it is definitely confusing at di...
by Neville Root
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane and surrounds
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Eyes Lane and surrounds

12.30-3.30pm: enjoyable 3 hours after the Lunt Meadows NR visit in the Eyes Lane\Gr Hanging Bridge area with Jed K (trying to get both our year lists going) - c.1500 pinks on the field between Sollom and the Douglas - pretty sure (75%) there was a white-front among them, had a distinctive white faci...
by Neville Root
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Banks Marsh & Marshside
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Banks Marsh & Marshside

Sunny and clear on Banks Marsh, although birds (as is usual here) were distant - mainly pink foots, lapwing and wigeon, lesser numbers of dunlin and redshank. Marsh harrier took out a redshank, with peregrine and perched merlin close by. Hundreds of whooper on the fields towards Marshside, where the...
by Neville Root
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

I raised the issue of Common Bank silting up at the last NAT's Committee meeting Ian. There was an action to take this up with Yarrow Country Park. Although one of the reasons given was the lack of access to do any heavy work e.g. dredging. That said, Common Bank does seem to be ignored compared to ...
by Neville Root
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank-Delph pond-Charnock Greeb
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Common Bank-Delph pond-Charnock Greeb

10.30-1.30 - Common Bank: cormorant, moorhen (9) coot (2), little grebe (2), BH gull, several herring gulls over, sprawk, gr heron Fields towards Delph Lane: redwing (100's, hard to gauge as v scattered), mistle thrush (5), c snipe, another sprawk, buzzard Charnock Green: bullfinch (5), tree sparrow...
by Neville Root
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Snow Buntings
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Snow Buntings

My apologies.
by Neville Root
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Grimsargh Wetlands Field Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Grimsargh Wetlands Field Trip

I have added some of Graham Thomas photos to Jed Kirkham's write up on the 'Field Trips' page of the Forum - from Sunday's excellent field trip to Grimsargh.

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