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 lindsay
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swifts Brinscall
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Swifts Brinscall

I saw that sighting of swifts on the 19th . Amazing sight. They screamed through my Withnell garden barely above roof height. A friend who knows suggested it was either adults flying before the rain as insects gather then, or juveniles gathering. Whatevet a marvellous sight. Gone back to the regular...
by lindsay
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Green Hairstreaks
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Green Hairstreaks

Where the hairstreaks in the little clough on the opposite side of the goit and a bit further east than the peacock house?
by lindsay
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell/Brinscall
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Withnell/Brinscall

A walk in unexpected sunshine this afternoon. Kingfisher seen along the Goit and 2 male Gooseanders on the Shaleholes.
by lindsay
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Brockholes Nature Reserve
Topic: Bittern and Smew
Replies: 0
Views: 907

Bittern and Smew

Both are being regularly seen on the reserve this winter. 2 bittern, one female
smew.
by lindsay
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: The Goit Brinscall
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: The Goit Brinscall

The part I was mentioning was west of the end of Brinscall woods and before the bridge onto the fells east of White Coppice (the path where the Green Hairstreak are seen in that little clough)
by lindsay
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: The Goit Brinscall
Replies: 2
Views: 379

The Goit Brinscall

2 kingfisher and a dipper showing well this morning despite the awful weather. Has anyone ever seen Water Vole along there? I heard a plop but couldn't see anything, may just have been a pebble I unknowingly kicked in I suppose!
by lindsay
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Flowering Plants - First Dates
Topic: Broad-leaved Helleborine
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Broad-leaved Helleborine

On Withnell nature reserve on the left hand side of the path . 50/100 yards west of the gate where the path goes to Abbey Village from WIthnell
by lindsay
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Broad-leaved Helleborine
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Broad-leaved Helleborine

After trailing all over our county to see this plant today I have discovered 3 patches of them growing along the nature trail between Withnell and Brinscall (about 400 yards away from my house!)
by lindsay
Tue May 14, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell, White Coppice and Brinscall
Replies: 0
Views: 384

Withnell, White Coppice and Brinscall

Walked up to the fells via WIthnell Villa and over towards Great Hill before turning at the path junction and going down to White Coppice and followed the fellside path until Heatherlea where I joined the Goit path. Birds seen/heard included Skylark, Stonechat, Dipper and several sightings and sound...
by lindsay
Thu May 02, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Strange sighting!
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Re: Strange sighting!

No mark it was much to skinny and ran very fast like a gecko, ie one opposite leg after another!
by lindsay
Thu May 02, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Strange sighting!
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Strange sighting!

Just out checking on hogs when a creature about 6 inches long dashed across my patio. Gait was similar to a gecko ie running alternate legs. Baby squirrel, lizard?? Yes I have had a drink, but not that much! Really now do need to get a wildlife camera!
by lindsay
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Brockholes Nature Reserve
Topic: various
Replies: 0
Views: 928

various

Otter seen on the reserve twice in the last week, Wood Warbler seen today in Boilton Wood, not a common sighting on the reserve. Larva of White-letter and Purple Hairstreak seen giving confirmation that both species actually do breed on site and several new bee and hoverfly species recorded this Spr...
by lindsay
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Brockholes Nature Reserve
Topic: Gargany
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Re: Garganey

Still present on Meadow Lane
by lindsay
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Brockholes Nature Reserve
Topic: Gargany
Replies: 1
Views: 742

Gargany

There has been a male Gargany on Meadow lake for the past few days. Usually seen beneath the osprey pole
by lindsay
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: hedgehog
Replies: 0
Views: 343

hedgehog

One in my back garden tonight

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