Search found 591 matches

by ianball
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds 8.30 to 10am
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds 8.30 to 10am

3 Little Grebe on the lodge. Mixed finch flock towards the sewage works - 60+ birds, mainly Goldfinch but at least couple each of Brambling and Greenfinch. Another Goldfinch group (30+) further south between the small ponds in the valley. 2 Stock Doves in with the Woodpigeon. 6 Redwing as well.
by ianball
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Pipistrelle
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Pipistrelle

Quite surprised to see a Pipistrelle Bat flying near Gillibrand Hall at 5pm this evening.
by ianball
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington roost
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Lower Rivington roost

Cycling home from work past the reservoir. Many thousands of gulls on the water. Worth checking this weekend if weather stays the same.
by ianball
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: YVP (1.45 to 3.15pm)
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: YVP (1.45 to 3.15pm)

8.15 to 9.30 Sunday morning...
Water Rail showing well on top lodge. 5f and 3m Goosander now. 2 Bullfinch above the fishing lodge.

Water Rail takes me to 129
by ianball
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: YVP (1.45 to 3.15pm)
Replies: 1
Views: 125

YVP (1.45 to 3.15pm)

3m and 1f Goosander on the main lodge, with the 2 Great Crested Grebes and 6 Tufted Duck. Kingfisher active on top lodge, Grey Wagtail by the weir. Sparrowhawk hunting. Phyllosc warbler seen briefly with tit flock near the weir, prob Chiffchaff.
by ianball
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Two visits today - 7.30 to 9am and 2 to 4pm (highlights) On the lodge: 4 Little Grebe, m Mandarin, f Goosander, 2 Cormorant (ad + juv) Dob Pastures 3 and river: 2 Willow Tit - with mixed tit flock along river and then towards sewage works, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Siskin, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 ...
by ianball
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: Great Grey Shrike

Great pictures. Birdguides report present again this morning.
by ianball
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dob brow pastures 3 - pipits
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Dob brow pastures 3 - pipits

Frustrating pipit in the flooded area on the meadow. Couple of Meadow Pipit flew up first but then a third pipit up and away towards the sewage works. Having spent a week with Rock and Water Pipits in Northumberland, the call was spot on. Oh well. Grey Wagtail also and a group of approx 40 Goldfinch...
by ianball
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Y.V.PARK. 9am.
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Y.V.PARK. 9am.

Very few ducks this afternoon due to the large police presence, including underwater squad. However, Kingfisher showing well on top lodge, Great Crested Grebes very photogenic, and many Nuthatch and Coal Tits on the plentiful seed around the park. Bank Vole showed well on the way up to the weir.
by ianball
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: Northumberland

Heading home tomorrow but a great week of birding. Further highlights were some great seawatching with Little Auk, Pomarine Skua and possible Surf Scoter. On the land we had Yellow-browed Warbler, Lapland Bunting and Water Pipit. I think my best memories will be of the daily dose of waders on the se...
by ianball
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Northumberland
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Northumberland

Currently in the north-east enjoying the wonderful Northumbria coastline. I'm updating my bird sightings on my blog: https://nobbyball.blogspot.com/?m=1 Highlights so far: Long Billed Dowitcher, possible White Rumped Sandpiper, Snow Bunting, Black-throated Diver, Twite, Whinchat, Long-tailed Duck, L...
by ianball
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dob pastures 3
Replies: 0
Views: 192

Dob pastures 3

3 large separate tit flocks (20-30 birds each) along the valley this afternoon. Lt tit dominated with Blue, Great and Coal also. Nuthatch also in each flock, with a Chiffchaff in the flock near the southern pond, and goldcrest in the one by the northern pond. Grey Heron, Grey and Pied Wagtail, and G...
by ianball
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 0
Views: 170

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Highlights over the last few days: Siskin 6 (small group on the meadow) Grey Wagtail 3 Kingfisher 1 Buzzard 3 Cormorant 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Nuthatch 10+ Song Thrush 10+ (either more visible or influx?) Jay 10+ Treecreeper 2 Little Grebe 3 Redwing, Skylark and Meadow Pipit overhead in small ...
by ianball
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill & Georges Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Winter Hill & Georges Lane

Black Redstart on the mast itself this afternoon with at least 9 Stonechat and 12+ Meadow Pipit on the fencing. Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, 3 Raven, 2 Reed Bunting also seen. Oh yes, and a Neville :-) Comma and Small Tortoiseshell flying around near the top as well. Black Redstart (as well as a recount fo...
by ianball
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Meadow Lane Croston
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Meadow Lane Croston

http://webirdnorthwales.blogspot.com/20 ... s.html?m=1

An interesting article that links to a wader that went through most of the birds you thought of :-)

Go to advanced search