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by Neville Root
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Out and about

I'm no expert on gulls Len, but it does look like a yellow-legged to me. Legs are not pinkish and the back is a darker grey than is usual for a herring, although aren't yellow-legged heads usually a clean white.
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs

Same Lead Mine sightings as John, with the addition of an earlier skein of c.70 pink foots flying west. The 7 crossbills in the pine tree consisted of 5m & 2f.

Common Crossbill takes my Chorley species total for the year to 138. Need to add crossbill to the year's recorded species total Neil.
by Neville Root
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Hesketh Out Marsh - Newton Marsh - Marton Mere (Sun 23)
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Hesketh Out Marsh - Newton Marsh - Marton Mere (Sun 23)

I thought you might head there Len. Lifer for me too, I was surprised at how diminutive it was, almost dunlin-size.
by Neville Root
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gillibrand North
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Gillibrand North

6.30pm 9 r-n parakeets and 4 buzzards over the house this evening.
by Neville Root
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Hesketh Out Marsh - Newton Marsh - Marton Mere (Sun 23)
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Hesketh Out Marsh - Newton Marsh - Marton Mere (Sun 23)

8.00-11.00am Hesketh Out Marsh: few hours spent in the sunshine, surprisingly no other birders about on the bank. Good numbers of wigeon, teal, pink foots, lapwing, redshank, greenshank and little egret on the marsh. Also 4 whoopers flew in and soon took off again, mute swan(5), marsh harrier (f) to...
by Neville Root
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: R-N Parakeets
Replies: 0
Views: 82

R-N Parakeets

Pair of noisy R-N parakeets over Gillibrand North for the last 2 evenings at 7.00pm each night
by Neville Root
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Winter Hill

6.30-7.30pm - reports yesterday of a black redstart on the Manchesterbirding\BirdGuides web sites led me to a fem/immature flittering and bobbing around the main compound buildings/walls. Not been up since the summer fires and the whole landscape has changed up there (the fires got to within a few f...
by Neville Root
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir north end
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Anglezarke Reservoir north end

Only 3 teal and a flyby microlight that flushed the Gull roost to report after seeing you Paul.
by Neville Root
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir (north end)
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Anglezarke Reservoir (north end)

6.15-7.30pm - walked out to the edge of the main reservoir: Canada goose (7), single GBB & herring gull, 14 LBB (incl juvenile), c.100 BH gull, grey heron (2), GC grebe (2), mallard, gadwall (6, surprised to see them this time of year, is it a Chorley rarity? - incl 1m, 1f & what look like 4 juvenil...
by Neville Root
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Mid and South Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Mid and South Wales

Back from holiday in Wales. Huge numbers of red kite seen all over Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion - yet to see one in Chorley this year. Saw 7 choughs together on the Pembrokeshire coast, plenty of gannets offshore. Common seals and harbour porpoises off Tenby.
by Neville Root
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Butterfly ID
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Butterfly ID

It is Peter, got an almost identical picture on my Android Butterfly Guide, well worth getting for in the field.
by Neville Root
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gillibrand North
Replies: 0
Views: 138

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: 223

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: 141

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: 206

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 (...

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