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by Neville Root
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about on the bike
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Out and about on the bike

I went for my, ahem, 1 hour (or so) exercise in the west of the district via the bike. Probably similar to Ian's sojourn yesterday. It's the obvious loud singers you hear on the bike - chiffchaff (almost everywhere), gr tit, sparrows (in hedges), goldfinch, song thrush. Ridley lane: Buzzard, blackca...
by Neville Root
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: West Pennine Moors
Replies: 0
Views: 43

West Pennine Moors

Taking advantage of the later evenings and dry weather (albeit a bit parky on the tops) riding onto Anglezarke moors 4 times this week (on the MTB) from Wheelton Moor in the N to Yarrow Res in the S. Curlew (seen/heard, incl 10 flying over LMV), a lot of pheasant (surprising one of these is a lot mo...
by Neville Root
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: Common Scoter

BirdGuides has an article on noc-mig here https://www.birdguides.com/articles/bir ... oc-mig-id/ (mentions scoters too)
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: Common Scoter

Are the times out? I put the times in the text so they should be right. That was an educational half hour for me, thx for (literally) the heads up Ian. Can you put the real-time stuff on WhatsApp in future, gets a quicker response.
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: Common Scoter

Looks like Len's heard them too, must be the same one's
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: Common Scoter

Again at 11.22pm, clearer this time, very subdued as you say.
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: Common Scoter

It matched my Collins Bird Guide app flight call, but I would never guess it to have been a scoter. Not a definite for me.
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 388

Re: Common Scoter

Was that one just now Ian (23.12)?
by Neville Root
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Early morning patch birding
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Early morning patch birding

Check those blackbirds aren't ring ouzels Jed !
by Neville Root
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Had a good look round at lunchtime, no sign of LSW or the more regular GSW - chiffchaff, goldcrest pair and a brimstone among the woodland usuals.
by Neville Root
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and Yarrow Meadows
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Common Bank Lodge and Yarrow Meadows

12.15-1.15pm: buzzard calling, cormorant on the water, single mute swan (has the other one departed?), moorhen, coot, little grebe, nuthatch, treecreeper, blackcap (pair, male singing), chiffchaff, Gr-Bl-LT-coal tit. As has been said on this forum several times, Common Bank lodge is silting up badly...
by Neville Root
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and Yarrow Meadows
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Common Bank Lodge and Yarrow Meadows

There has been a male blackcap for the last 2 springs behind my house (top end of Copperworks Wood). As their lifespan is only 2 years, unlikely to be the one seen today. Had a lunchtime walk, highlight was a (I think) peacock butterfly chasing a bee through the trees. Will also be covering this are...
by Neville Root
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Looking for Wheatear at the Temples
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Looking for Wheatear at the Temples

Had a walk up there tonight, surprisingly cold and windy once on the tops. Everything was hunkering down - only the 'regular' curlew, single stonechat and a grouse flying low across Solomon's was keeping the mipits company.
by Neville Root
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Sparrowhawk hunting woodmice .
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Sparrowhawk hunting woodmice .

Cracking vid Gary (and the commentary wasn't even censored😊)
by Neville Root
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke Moor
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Anglezarke Moor

7.45-12.00pm: pair of grey wagtail on Limestone Brook and 1 flying over the moors, redpoll/chaffinch/goldfinch/siskin/goldcrest in song or calling in the pines at the top of LMV. Plenty over BH and a few LBB gulls over, buzzard, kestrel, curlew, lapwing, skylark, mipit, stonechat (at least 2 pairs, ...

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