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by Neville Root
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out East
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Out East

6.45-10.00am - Lead Mines lower end - mostly woodland regulars - nuthatch, tree creeper, Gr-Bl-Coal tit, also grey wag, buzzard calling, curlews overhead. Dean Clough Wood - similar woodland regulars to Lead Mines. Ward's Reservoir area - only mallard and Canada geese on the water and only 1 decease...
by Neville Root
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston to Wymott (and back)
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Croston to Wymott (and back)

7.00-11.00am - greylag (3) and Canada goose (2), 100's gulls (mostly BH and LBB with some herring) in freshly ploughed field adjacent to Twin Lakes, oystercatcher (3), GC grebe on e-shaped pond, little egret flew out of Wymott Brook toward Bretherton, collared dove, lapwing (10+), whimbrel (73+, 45 ...
by Neville Root
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lesser Whitethroat
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Another good spot to hear\see them Len is along the path via the big metal gate further along the lane and last year I also saw one last year in a hedgerow in fields between the e-shaped ponds and Wymott (got me interested now, might head out there tomorrow morning!)
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Hic Bibi

1.15-2.00pm - went to see if the whitethroats had arrived, but not yet. 2 buzzards were calling to each other - one close and one very distant, kestrel (2 incl 1 eating its prey on a post), herring gull, single lapwing, song thrush, bullfinch (pr), several chiffchaff and willow warbler, blackcap (2m...
by Neville Root
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: White Coppice

Ian, it must have been you and your son I saw coming off the moors about 8.00. Sounds like more to see up there (GGS notwithstanding) than lower down. Distant cuckoo calling (although Neil S got a good views of it), dipper, grey wag, several redpoll and a singing goldcrest of note along the Goit.
by Neville Root
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

Had a longer look at the masked bandit tonight (5.30-7.00pm). It covered the whole length of the stand of trees hunting for insects (presumably), before settling on the tree furthest downstream. Reed bunting perched nearby was dwarfed by the GGS. Also curlew (2), kestrel, grouse, stonechat (pair) on...
by Neville Root
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out East
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Out East

Cripes, perhaps that's why I had to give it up Neil!
by Neville Root
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Moss
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Croston Moss

Nice one Neil
by Neville Root
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out East
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Out East

Late afternoon look for some spring migrants. Twin Lakes: herring & BH gull, only GC grebe on the water, buzzard (2), 30 to 40 each of sand and house martins hawking over the water and its environs, also 5/6 swallow, pied wagtail (14). Wymott Pond/Prison area: not much about yet - lapwing (3), song ...
by Neville Root
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

Had to wait with 4 other birders at Drinkwaters for an hour or two in the bracing wind before the GGS made an appearance at 10.15am. Flew in to the stand of trees from upstream of Dean Black Brook, so presumed hunting elsewhere on the moors. Hung around for 10-15 mins before disappearing again (will...
by Neville Root
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Hic Bibi

12.15-1.00pm: buzzard, kestrel, mallard (2) on one of the pools, curlew (heard), lapwing, jay, skylark, treecreeper (2 calling), bullfinch (m), greenfinch (pr), chiffchaff (5+), willow warbler, blackcap, willow tit. Lepidoptera: peacock, speckled wood, brimstone. Willow warbler takes Chorley species...
by Neville Root
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Morning in the hills
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Morning in the hills

Definitely worth another visit to the m ccoors area between the quarry and Well Lane John. Ouzels seem to like the mix of isolated trees, broken stone walls and hidden clefts in this area. Saw 2 in the same area this time last year.
by Neville Root
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Moor
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Withnell Moor

....coming down from the moor and standing at the bottom of Well Lane (Brinscall) heard a singing blackcap. In the surrounding trees and above were BH gull, buzzard, jackdaw, GSW, song thrush, blackbird, treecreeper, redpoll, coal-Gr-Bl-LT tit, chiffchaff - definitely spring in the air today. Blackc...
by Neville Root
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Moor
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Withnell Moor

After no luck at a sub-Arctic George's Lane yesterday morning, came across 4 ring ouzel today (8.30am) near the Ratten Clough ruin on Withnell Moor. Flushed by mountain bikers down the valley towards Brinscall, 1 female dropped to feed on the carrots in the sheep field. Managed to catch up with a ma...
by Neville Root
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley - Common Bank
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Yarrow Valley - Common Bank

I received an update from Chorley Council's Intervention and Prevention Officer today: "I have been out with Police this afternoon and we have put up a sign at the Commonbank Lodge entrance near the pump house and also signs at the Keepers Wood entrance. I hope this is enough of a deterrent for poac...

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