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by Neville Root
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Marshside
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Marshside

Autumnal feel at a drizzly Marshside as wigeon flocks and smallish skeins of pink foots arrived from the North (but nothing like the big numbers still to come). Also shoveler, gadwall, cattle egret (9), marsh harrier (f), peregrine, sprawk calling, curlew sandpiper (7), ruff (5), black-tailed godwit...
by Neville Root
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moors
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Anglezarke moors

5.00-7.45pm: circular walk in the evening sunshine up Dean Black Brook over the moors to Round Loaf and back to Anglezarke Reservoir, but not a great deal of animal life. Several raven, juvenile kestrel, red grouse (2), 4 stonechat (incl 2 juveniles), willow warbler, meadow pipit (30+). Cormorant, m...
by Neville Root
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney\Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Croston Finney\Moss

Apologies for the poor record shot.
by Neville Root
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney\Moss
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Croston Finney\Moss

5.00-6.45 - curlew in flight (2), cormorant, grey partridge (4), corvid flock, raven heard, kestrel (3), c snipe (4), juvenile ringed plover, alba wagtail (3), several large (50+) finch flocks (mainly linnet). On Sunday morning also came across a clouded yellow butterfly behind the ex-EA depot (not ...
by Neville Root
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 23
Views: 1108

Re: Mammals

2 very live ones outside the house last night, seem to do OK on the Gillibrand estate, with the woods surrounding much of the northern part of it providing an escape route
by Neville Root
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Eyes Lane

12.30-1.15pm - 21 pink foots landed on the former flooded field as I arrived. The EA guy inspecting the bridge says its rhe earliest he's seen them in the area. Not much else about - kestrel (2), woodpigeon, mallard and moorhen on the Douglas.
by Neville Root
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney - Moss
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Croston Finney - Moss

5.15-7.45pm - buzzard, kestrel, raven (2), grey partridge, greenshank (5), green sandpiper (2), c snipe (c.40), house martin (c.40), swallow (3), alba wagtail (3), wheatear (2), linnet flocks (largest c.100)
by Neville Root
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge - interesting woodpecker...
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Common Bank Lodge - interesting woodpecker...

I've run into the same woods a few times Ian after hearing a different drumming sound from the usual great spotted, been disappointed so far......but you never know
by Neville Root
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney/Moss
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Croston Finney/Moss

6.00-8.00pm - a few waders on the receding pools tonight, single greenshank and 2 green sandpiper feeding close together on the Alma Wood flood, joined by 9 common snipe. On the Great Close flood only a raven, few gulls and a whimbrel-looking juv curlew, that took off with a croaky call. 2 hobby try...
by Neville Root
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Wader Fest on mosses !
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Wader Fest on mosses !

definitely a godwit John, alarm call and wing markings gave it away (much as I would like it to be morphed into a dowitcher!), I was wondering whether it was one of the dozen we saw earlier on the other side of the railway.
by Neville Root
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Wader Fest on mosses !
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Wader Fest on mosses !

5.45-8.30pm - nothing to really add to John's update, except for a (presumably) additional godwit that rose alarm-calling with the herring and lesser blacks from the rough field the other side of the twin hedge from Great Close, as the gulls made their evening commute towards the coast (8.15pm). Als...
by Neville Root
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Croston/mawdesley moss .

First attempt at digi-scoping with new smartphone. Record shot only, so no sniggering.
by Neville Root
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: Croston/mawdesley moss .

6.00-8.45pm - there were 4 greenshank in the end, those 3 seen in flight had left 1 behind on the pool nr Alma Wood. All 4 then convened on the pool the other side of the hedge (where the 2 plovers have been residing). Other sittings as per Len/John with a juvenile grey wagtail among the pieds, floc...
by Neville Root
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Croston/mawdesley moss .

6.00-9.30pm - dipped on the greenshank (pair flew off before I got there), but impressive to see a couple of hobby's take out a hirundine and good, relatively close views of the juvenile cuckoo (first one I've ever seen I think). Other sightings as per Gary, also wheatear (2), grey partridge (3 call...
by Neville Root
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Hesketh Out Marsh & Marshside
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Hesketh Out Marsh & Marshside

checking my list it was 14 waders across HOM & Marshside - oystercatcher, avocet, LRP, golden plover, lapwing, dunlin, wood & common sandpiper, spotted & common redshank, greenshank, black-tailed godwit, curlew, common snipe.

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