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by ianball
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Suspect it is the same male as last year, Mandarin terrorising the female Mallard on the lodge this afternoon. 2 Little Grebe, 29 Mallard, Mute Swan, 2 Coot and 3 Moorhen, Grey Wagtail. Goldcrest very obvious in the woods with at least 6 birds seen and heard. Nuthatch, Treecreeper also joining in wi...
by ianball
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: LSW - Dob Pastures 3
Replies: 1
Views: 143

LSW - Dob Pastures 3

After Len's notes from y'day spent almost 3 hours today covering Common Bank and the surrounds. At about 3.45pm in the trees to the west of the river, directly opposite the Gillibrand North roundabout a woodpecker started calling, frequent higher pitched notes than expected for GSWoodpecker. At the ...
by ianball
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Lot of gulls moving through since the rain finished. Adult Yellow-Legged Gull briefly at the playing fields before being chased by LBB Gull and headed over my house and away east! Presume this is the Rivington bird. Been quite a few large gulls on Parklands School fields recently during the day, so ...
by ianball
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Rain has cleared some of the silt, but a lot of domestic rubbish left behind :-( 2 Little Grebe, Mute Swan, 4 Cormorant, 11 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 2 Coot, Grey Wagtail, Common Buzzard, Grey Heron, 30 PF Geese over.
by ianball
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Out and about .

Hi Len Welcome to my frustration at Common Bank. Over the last 12 months I have heard possible LSW on about half a dozen occasions, sometimes it has been Nuthatch making very similar calls. There are 2 GSW down there and always sound normal. I have had one possible sighting high in the trees during ...
by ianball
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Marshside - Long Billed Dowitcher
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Marshside - Long Billed Dowitcher

Long Billed Dowitcher very close views on Crossens inner marsh this afternoon, from the wall at end of Glencoyne Drive. Raptors showed well from sandplant. Hen and Marsh Harrier close in, Peregrine, Merlin and Kestrel too, with Common Buzzard rounding off 6 species. (Last week had Water Pipit and Gr...
by ianball
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Out and about .

Neville There were some fireworks last night at about 7.30ish. Definitely 3 Little Grebes this afternoon - pair at far end and single bird by the dam. The silting of the pond is making it harder to spot them. I have a contact number for the police regards past issues so will let them know Cheers all...
by ianball
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Hic Bibi

9.45 to 11am
1 Green Sandpiper (82) flew onto the reserve and landed in SE corner.
2 Bullfinch, m Sparrowhawk, Common Buzzard, 1 Yellowhammer, Redwing (over), Great, Blue and LT Tit, Tree and House Sparrow near the entrance.

Green Sandpiper takes me to 82 for the year.
by ianball
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about .
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Out and about .

Hi Gary
Was it definitely a Woodpigeon in the water? There was a Mallard last week dead. I have encountered the group of lads with air rifles again recently and wondering then if I need to report it again, after issues with them last year.
Cheers
Ian
by ianball
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington & White Coppice
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Lower Rivington & White Coppice

Still looks good for YL Gull for me :-)
by ianball
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Common Bank Lodge

Evening walk around the usual spots. Additional things from this morning...
Pair of Mandarin Duck (81) on the lodge before flying up and off to the east.
Pipistrelle Bat feeding in daylight at 3.30pm along the north treeline of the woods.

Mandarin takes me to 81 for the year.
by ianball
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 5/12
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Out and about 5/12

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds - 8.45 to 10.45am 4 Little Grebe, 5 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 1 Cormorant and 2 Mallard on the lodge. Kingfisher (76) flew through. In the valley, mixed finch flock of mainly Goldfinch, but at least 2 each of Brambling (77), Greenfinch and Chaffinch. 2 each of Grey Heron and G...
by ianball
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington & White Coppice
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Lower Rivington & White Coppice

Hi Len
Have you changed any of the settings on the photos? Everything seems darker? Back of adult bird is same shade as Common Gull and head is flat topped. If that the case then fine for YL Gull. Juv bird very difficult due to colours. Looks more like young LBB Gull.
Ian
by ianball
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hordern Stoops - Winter Hill - Rivington Pike and back
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Hordern Stoops - Winter Hill - Rivington Pike and back

Quality rather than quantity this morning. Raven (70) on the climb up. Nothing at all around the masts. A squelch across the moor produced both Snipe (71) and Jack Snipe (72) flushed. A Chiffchaff (73) with the tit flock near the Pigeon Tower was a surprise. Finally, Crossbill (74) and Siskin (75) i...

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