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by Neville Root
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane, Bretherton
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Eyes Lane, Bretherton

......and the waders are back, well single redshank anyway (2.30 Sun) not on the (usual) main flood, but the one nr the parking area. 30-40 whoopers on the other side of the Douglas.
by Neville Root
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Common Bank

Lunchtime: 7 mandarin (4m & 3f) on the lodge with usual mallard and moorhen. Jay, woodpigeon, treecreeper (2), nuthatch (3), small tit flocks in the woods.
by Neville Root
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Reservoirs

The male shoveler was at the north end of Anglezarke on Sunday (2nd) afternoon Neil. Also noticed quite a few goosanders driving past Common Bank this morning (4th).
by Neville Root
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Velvet Scoter, High Rid Reservoir, Bolton
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Velvet Scoter, High Rid Reservoir, Bolton

Nice shots Len. I was going to trundle down there myself, but went to see the smew redhead at HOM instead (lifer for me). No luck trying to shoo one of the 1000's of wigeon Chorley way!
by Neville Root
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane - Bretherton
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Eyes Lane - Bretherton

12.15-1.00pm - buzzard (3 incl. 1 juvenile), gulls (12 herring & 200 BH); mallard (40), teal (2), moorhen and little grebe on the Douglas; RL partridge (13), several stock dove, ruff circled over the bridge before settling on Chorley-Sollom ploughed field border, several flocks of starling (100's), ...
by Neville Root
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike (outside Chorley)
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Great Grey Shrike (outside Chorley)

Great grey shrike seen a few yards outside the Chorley boundary (Georges Lane, Horwich) this morning (Mon) - from ManchesterBirding web site.
by Neville Root
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Clough
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Lead Mines Clough

3.30-4.30pm - bit of a pine cone fest near the top of the clough in the late afternoon sunshine - 20-30 crossbill (but listening to the calls, probably nearer the number that Paul saw yesterday but hidden from view), few siskin, greenfinch, couple of brambling, goldfinch, chaffinch all feeding toget...
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Marshside Raptors
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Marshside Raptors

After a 5 hr stint last Sat (20th) from the Sandplant viewpoint and seeing 6 raptors (buzzard, kestrel, marsh harrier, merlin, peregrine, sprawk) but not the hoped for hen harrier, it took just 10 mins today to pick up a male hen harrier (10.15am) hunting over Outer Crossens Marsh (the ringtail was ...
by Neville Root
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane ringtail !
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Eyes lane ringtail !

Great spot Gary, it could well have been the same ringtail seen at Hesketh OM East this morning, only a few miles as the crow flies.
by Neville Root
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 6
Views: 335

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: 370

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: 172

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: 122

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: 172

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: 105

R-N Parakeets

Pair of noisy R-N parakeets over Gillibrand North for the last 2 evenings at 7.00pm each night

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