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by Neville Root
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gillibrand North
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Gillibrand North

2 swift and 2 parakeet over the back garden this evening and a tawny owl last night in the woods behind.
by Neville Root
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Iceland July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Iceland July 2018

Sounds like a great trip John, but you're missing an Iceland Gull from your list -:)
by Neville Root
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Way
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Yarrow Valley Way

Deceased fox by the side of Yarrow Valley Way this morning. May have been the same one I saw a couple of nights earlier carrying a dead squirrel to its den by the side of R Yarrow.
by Neville Root
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Valley - Anglezarke
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Lead Mines Valley - Anglezarke

07.30-10.00am - LMV: good number of birds - buzzard flying low through the woods, kestrel, curlew, pied (1) and grey wagtail (4), swift (1), swallow (6), nuthatch, willow warbler (3), chiffchaff (2), spotted flycatcher (2), redpoll (5), families of gt - bl - LT - coal tit, bullfinch (m), goldfinch (...
by Neville Root
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont - Anglezarke
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Belmont - Anglezarke

7.15-8.30am - Belmont Reservoir: BH gull, greylag (10), Canada goose (30+), grey heron (mobbed by gulls), lapwing, oystercatcher (4), mistle thrush, swallow, common sandpiper, goldfinch, reed bunting. 8.45-10.00am - Anglezarke: raven, jay, curlew, pied & grey wagtail, GSW, swift, swallow, garden war...
by Neville Root
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Twin Lakes
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Croston Twin Lakes

12.30-1.15pm - Sewage works: starling, BH gull, swallow. Twin Lakes: Canada goose, shelduck with young, coot, mallard, GC grebe feeding fish to offspring, more BH gull, common tern resting on N Lake and hunting over S Lake before departing and calling towards Rufford with a fish in its mouth, single...
by Neville Root
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Talbot Mill Development
Topic: Talbot Mill Chorley
Replies: 12
Views: 711

Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

The Wildlife & Countryside Act states "it is illegal to intentionally take, injure or kill any wild bird, or to take, damage or destroy an active nest or its contents". The Developers will say, of course, that they knew nothing about any nesting/breeding birds at this site.
by Neville Root
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney - R Yarrow
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Croston Finney - R Yarrow

8.00-10.00am - walk along very overgrown and bug-ridden bank of the Yarrow, not good for walking but great for the whitethroat, sedge warbler and reed bunting, also heron, oystercatcher & shelduck (7). Not much on the mono-cultured fields - a few lapwing and skylark, with corvids & pigeon on the rou...
by Neville Root
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: R Yarrow - Eccleston St Mary's end
Replies: 0
Views: 80

R Yarrow - Eccleston St Mary's end

7.15-8.30 - single swift high up, swallow (3), house martin (10), 3 sand martin circling repeatedly around the s-bend mixing with house martins, curlew (2), parent lapwing with chick on steep, muddy bank of Yarrow distress calling continually - possibly stuck, goldfinch flock (6), several newly fled...
by Neville Root
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Burgh Meadow
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Lower Burgh Meadow

Didn't press Submit yesterday............... 12.30.1.15pm - buzzard mobbed by 2 crows, grey heron on the pond, chiffchaff, c whitethroat (2), sedge warber (3+), reed warbler (don't recall hearing one on the meadow before), greenfinch, reed bunting (3). Lepioptera: small skipper and several whites Od...
by Neville Root
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Menorca birding blog
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Menorca birding blog

Like the blog Ian. We had a family holiday in Cala Galdana a couple of years and the most seen bird from our apartment were pied flycatcher. Cala Llonga in Ibiza a year later was a great place for fish diving Audoin's gulls.
by Neville Root
Tue May 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eccleston St Mary's to Croston (almost)
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Eccleston St Mary's to Croston (almost)

7.30-8.30pm - dozen house martin, 2 swift and 3 swallow around the church. Only a pr of mallard on the river, skein of 18 Canada geese over, plenty of pigeon and corvid, lapwing (3), single herring & LBB gull, sg thrush, GSW, blackcap (2), common whitethroat. On coming to a field full of very frisky...
by Neville Root
Sat May 26, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Marshside
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Marshside

In the absence of the Eyes Lane flood, Marshside was the place for a wader fix - BT godwit, little stint, ruff, curlew sandpiper all in full summer plumage, also avocet, redshank, greenshank, little egret. Out at Hesketh Marsh, arctic tern, great white egret and many more avocet (40+) on the east ma...
by Neville Root
Sat May 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Hic Bibi

15 swifts together over the RSPB car park at Marshside early this morning, they are about, just not many in Chorley (yet).
by Neville Root
Thu May 24, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Hic Bibi

phew, I thought it was just my dodgy observational skills..........

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