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by Paul Hodson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice/Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 89

White Coppice/Anglezarke moor

White Coppice. Bullfinch. Greenfinch*. House Sparrow c6. Grey Heron. Goosander 4 over. several Redwing. Anglezarke moor. Red Grouse. Raven 2. Jack Snipe*. Pink footed Geese c80 over, headed west. Dead forest. several Coal Tit. Blackbird 10+. Goldcrest*. Reed Bunting 10+. Buzzard The large Chaffinch/...
by Paul Hodson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lapwings
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Lapwings

c200 Lapwings over the M65 near Riley Green this afternoon.
by Paul Hodson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Roddlesworth.
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Roddlesworth.

late afternoon visit.
Chaffinch 100+ in the conifer plantation opposite the Hare & Hounds.
young Mute swan on Rake brook reservoir.
Grey Heron. Redwing c40. Grey Wagtail. Kestrel.
by Paul Hodson
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Monthly Duck Count
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Monthly Duck Count

7 new species for me on this mornings duck count.

Great crested Grebe. Dipper. GBB gull. Song Thrush. Mistle Thrush. Treecreeper. Lesser Redpoll.

takes my score to 70
by Paul Hodson
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Reservoirs

A wander around the reservoirs this morning, Yarrow reservoir. A freshly dead common toad was a surprise. Mallard 15. Tufted duck 2. Canada goose 3. *Common gull 5. Upper Rivington reservoir. Buzzard. Teal 6. Cormorant 14. Anglezarke reservoir. Mallard c20. *Mandarin 24. Raven 2. Bullfinch. High Bul...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Out and about

Eyes lane, morning visit. *Whooper Swan 109. *Pink footed geese c200. Canada geese 4. *Shelduck 23. Mallard c20. Goosander 4. * Teal 4. Moorhen 5. *Lapwing c250. *Little Egret. Buzzard 3. *Kestrel 2. Peregrine. Woodpigeon c100. *Stock Dove c100. Fieldfare 3. Redwing 15. *Skylark 100+. *Pied Wagtail....
by Paul Hodson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Anglezarke moor

Dean Black Brook. Stonechat 5. Wren 5-6. Woodpigeon c100. The large finch flock is still in the area, commuting between the woods at the top of DBB and Drinkwaters. difficult to gauge numbers as they're very mobile, I'd roughly estimate 150 birds, 70% Chaffinch, 30% Brambling. A *Peregrine and 2 Rav...
by Paul Hodson
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Anglezarke

White Coppice. Goosander 3 on #5 lodge. Siskin 2. Goldfinch 6. Grey Heron. Moors. Red Grouse 2. Common Snipe. Buzzard 2. Raven 2. Meadow Pipit. ringtail Hen Harrier. large mixed flock of 100+ birds in the wooded area at Drinkwaters, mainly Chaffinch with at least 20 Brambling and a few Reed Bunting....
by Paul Hodson
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 0
Views: 168

Anglezarke

Dean Black brook. pair of Stonechat. Reed Bunting 2. Chaffinch c20. Woodpigeon c80. Anglezarke moor. Red Grouse. Peregrine. Common Snipe 2. Jack Snipe (only flew up when I nearly stood on it, bloomin thing frightened me to death!) Yarrow reservoir. Mallard 15. Lesser black back gull 2. Grey Wagtail....
by Paul Hodson
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Anglezarke moor

A lovely day for a walk around the moor, it was very quiet birdwise although a Snow Bunting on Redmonds edge made the day. other sightings. pair of Stonechat on Spitlers edge. Red Grouse 2. single Meadow Pipit. Goldcrest. Lesser Redpoll and several Coal Tit at Holts Flat plantation. a Wren was the o...
by Paul Hodson
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 145

Eyes Lane

Early afternoon visit.
Whooper swan 83. Pink footed geese c600. Canada geese 32. Greylag geese 10. Lapwing c100. Mallard c60. Teal 6. Skylark c50. Fieldfare 80+. Kestrel 2. Buzzard. Raven 2.
by Paul Hodson
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine clough/Anglezarke south end
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Lead mine clough/Anglezarke south end

A wander around Lead mine Clough and the southern end of Anglezarke reservoir, the star bird was a beautiful male Hen Harrier that flew low over Holts flat and disappeared in the direction of Winter hill A large flock of Reed Bunting were in the dead forest, I counted at least 50, but I'm sure there...
by Paul Hodson
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice/Roddlesworth
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: White Coppice/Roddlesworth

Hi Mark, That's right, it's the lodge next to the entrance to Smith's farm, it always seems to attract a few Goosander in winter
by Paul Hodson
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice/Roddlesworth
Replies: 3
Views: 192

White Coppice/Roddlesworth

A wander over the moors from White Coppice to Roddlesworth White Coppice. Goosander 7 on no 5 lodge. Grey Heron overhead. Goldfinch 20+. Dean Black brook. Dipper 2. Chaffinch 30+ in the woods. Red Grouse calling on the moor. At Hollinshead hall a large mixed flock of Tits, Nuthatch and Chaffinch sur...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Reservoirs

Anglezarke reservoir. Mallard c30. Tufted duck 7. Mandarin 4. Great crested Grebe. Common gull 5. Black headed gull c60. Raven 2. Buzzard 3. large mixed flock of Great/ Blue/Coal Tits /several Nuthatch/Chaffinch 30+ Heapey Fold lane/ Nab. Long tailed Tit 10+. Treecreeper. Mistle Thrush 3. Redwing c3...

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