Swift Awareness Week 27th June to 5th July. Our nearest group is Bolton & Bury Swifts, who are on Facebook & Twitter.

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by Paul Hodson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Anglezarke moor

It was good to see the moors get another much needed soaking today, even though I did get pretty soaked myself! Sightings inbetween the showers Skylark 10+ singing. Meadow Pipit c50. Curlew 2-3. Lapwing 2. Common Snipe. Raven 2. Peregrine. Buzzard. Kestrel 2. Grey Heron 2 overhead. 2 Hobby sightings...
by Paul Hodson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice/Roddlesworth
Replies: 0
Views: 123

White Coppice/Roddlesworth

Walk from White Coppice to Roddesworth via Great Hill and Hollinshead hall, returning via Abbey village and Twist moor. juvenile Dipper. Cuckoo 2. Stock Dove 2. Pied Wagtail. juvenile Stonechat and Willow warbler 3-5 at White Coppice. Grasshopper warbler reeling at Drinkwaters. Reed bunting. Skylark...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bioblitz 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Bioblitz 2020

Garden bioblitz records, (The online forms don't work) Flora records see above. Birds. Blackbird 3. Dunnock 2. Goldcrest 1. Chiffchaff 2. Blackcap 1. Blue Tit 2. Woodpigeon 3. Great Tit 2. Chaffinch 1. Nuthatch 1. Swift 2. Swallow 1. Stock dove 2. Jackdaw 2. Magpie 2. Starling 1. Coal Tit 1. Robin 1...
by Paul Hodson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bioblitz 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Bioblitz 2020

Garden flora survey, including a small area of the adjacent woodland. I also used the Plantnet app and found it very useful Comfrey*. Foxglove*. Birds foot trefoil*. Teasel*. Red Campion. Cleavers. Cow parsley. Great willowherb. Ragged robin*. Hemp agrimony*. Water Avens*. Ox eye daisy*. Stinging ne...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine Clough-Holts Flat.
Replies: 0
Views: 138

Lead mine Clough-Holts Flat.

Evening stroll. 7.00-9.30. Holts Flat. Curlew 4-5. Lapwing 3. Oystercatcher overhead. Stonechat. Chaffinch 5-10 Lesser Redpoll 4-5. Goldcrest. Mistle Thrush family party of 6. Willow warbler 3-4 singing in the plantation. Pheasant 20+ several million midges LMC. Song Thrush 2 singing, juvenile Tawny...
by Paul Hodson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Anglezarke moor

A wander over the moors again today. Lead mine Clough - Limestone brook - Devils Ditch - Round loaf - Solomons Temple - Pimms - Great hill - Redmonds edge. Hempshaws. Simms. LMC juvenile Great spotted Woodpecker. Nuthatch 2. Grey Wagtail 2. Goldcrest 2-3. Blackcap 2. 10-20 Willow warbler. Mistle thr...
by Paul Hodson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton-Buckshaw
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Euxton-Buckshaw

A stroll from Euxton to the Aldi store at Buckshaw village, via Pear Tree lane. 100+ Burnet moths on the waste ground between the railway station and Tesco, think they were 5 spot but not sure, (took a photo but it won't attatch) Small Tortoiseshell and 2 Large Skipper butterflies in the same area. ...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Anglezarke moor

A long walk today - Alance bridge - Lead mine clough - Round loaf - Great hill - Solomon's Temple - Drinkwaters - Spitlers edge - Will Narr - Old Rachels - Simms. Depressing views of the fire damage and damping down operation on Darwen moor, it was good to see a couple of mountain rescue volunteers ...
by Paul Hodson
Fri May 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke moor
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Anglezarke moor

A walk from Alance bridge- Lead mine clough- Round Loaf- Great hill- Spitlers edge- Hempshaws- Old Rachels... Very quiet birdwise, highlights were a Raven over Great hill, Curlew 7-8. Stonechat familys at Hempshaws (3 juveniles) and near Simms (2 juveniles) Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll and Mistle Thrus...
by Paul Hodson
Tue May 12, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 250

Euxton

A Mallard with 5 newly hatched ducklings on River Yarrow at Pincock this morning, also a Grey Heron, 2 singing Goldcrest and a couple of Blackcap. Back lane..Tree Sparrow 2-3 and Swallow c10 Old Hall lane.. Linnet 2. singing Skylark. single Lapwing, Stock dove 2. Canada Geese 43 + 4 goslings on the ...
by Paul Hodson
Mon May 11, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Euxton

A single Whimbrel was in a field near Culbeck house farm this morning, 2 Willow warbler. Mistle Thrush and c15 Jackdaw were in the same area. Elsewhere 5 adult Lapwing had a minimum of 2 chicks hiding in the long grass. It was heartening to see my first big hirundine flock of the year, roughly 60-80...
by Paul Hodson
Sat May 09, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton - Charnock Green.
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Euxton - Charnock Green.

8 House Martin, Reed Bunting, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2-3 Willow warbler, Mistle Thrush, 2 Song Thrush, 3-4 Tree Sparrows and a Grey Heron on German lane this morning. 2-3 Yellowhammer, 2 Grey Wagtail and 2 Stock Dove on Old Hall lane. The Canada geese flock was still on the Buy a bike field along wit...
by Paul Hodson
Fri May 08, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Red Admiral
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Red Admiral

First Red Admiral of the year in the garden today, also a Brimstone and 3-4 Orange Tips
by Paul Hodson
Thu May 07, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton - Charnock Green.
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Euxton - Charnock Green.

4 or 5 Common Whitethroat in the German lane area this morning, otherwise sightings were pretty similar to yesterday. Great spotted Woodpecker was still present at Dam wood, another was at German lane. Yellowhammer and Kestrel at Old Hall lane. The field opposite 'Buy a Bike' had Canada geese 37. Cu...
by Paul Hodson
Wed May 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton - Charnock Green.
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Euxton - Charnock Green.

German lane - Delph lane - Old Hall lane - Dam wood and back again. German lane / Delph lane. Canada geese 2 + 8 goslings at the fishery. 2-3 House sparrows nests in one of the houses. Greenfinch. Willow warbler 4. Chiffchaff 3-5. Reed bunting. Nuthatch 2-3. Goldcrest 2-3. Goldfinch 10+. Swallow c10...

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