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by ianball
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Cheers Len, I was happy with this from my phone camera.
by ianball
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Painted Lady
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Painted Lady

Single Painted Lady seen this afternoon in Withnell Fold near the cricket pitch. Red Admiral as well.
by ianball
Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

An afternoon for fledglings. Young of Chiffchaff, Bullfinch, Robin, Mistle Thrush, Nuthatch and GSW around the lodge. Little Grebe family very noisy :-) Many orchids now flowering on the meadows. Common Spotted numerous (20+) seen and what I believe to be Early Marsh Orchid (sub-species pulchella) -...
by ianball
Sun May 31, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: House Martins
Replies: 0
Views: 31

House Martins

3 new active nests found on the Gillibrand North estate taking it to 7 in total at the moment. Best one is the one directly opposite my house - lovely to watch.
by ianball
Sun May 31, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Cheers Len. Enjoying your photos too 😀
by ianball
Sun May 31, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

...and a few more...
by ianball
Sun May 31, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Little Grebe and 3 young present. Coot and Moorhen with young and the 2 Mute Swans on the lodge. 2nd pair of Moorhen on small pond on the meadow. 3 young Grey Wagtail mooching about, and wonder if GSW young have fledged, lots of noise from the trees. Nuthatch nest in the wall of the road bridge! Ree...
by ianball
Sun May 31, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Orchids

Orchids starting to appear on Yarrow Meadows - thought at first when started flowering some were Northern Marsh Orchid (due to colour) but now that flower head has grown more - not sure if Early Marsh Orchid? Help appreciated - image attached.
Thanks, Ian
by ianball
Sun May 31, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Carpenter Bee.
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Carpenter Bee.

All black Bee seen this morning by Common Bank Lodge. Presume Carpenter Bee?
by ianball
Sat May 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Meadows
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Yarrow Meadows

Walked length of meadows from Yarrow Farm to Dob Brow, and back. Tried to assess number of active territories. Blackcap 9 (1 pair had fledged young) Whitethroat 3 Garden Warbler 2 Chiffchaff 5 Nuthatch 2 Treecreeper 2 GSW 1 Greenfinch 2 Chaffinch 1 Reed Bunting 1 Sand Martin 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Pied Wa...
by ianball
Fri May 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Meadows
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Yarrow Meadows

Great news on the Grebe's. Haven't been by the lodge for a while - gets a bit busy with people. Most of the Chimney Sweepers seen were in a new part of the meadow. Heading south from the picnic benches through the trees, they were in the long grass immediately on the left as you entered the first me...
by ianball
Fri May 29, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Meadows
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Yarrow Meadows

Excellent flora and fauna this lunchtime. The pond by the picnic benches was swarming with dragonflies. 5 Broad-bodied Chaser, 4 Four Spotted Chaser, 1 Emporer Dragonfly, 2 Banded Demoiselle, numerous 'blue' Damselflies. A Northern Marsh Orchid was just starting to flower. Silver Y, 20+ Chimney Swee...
by ianball
Fri May 29, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Moths
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Moths

Lesser Swallow Prominent and Mottled Beauty were new garden ticks this morning in the trap. 3 Heart and Darts, 5 Bee Moths, 4 Light Brown Apple Moths, Brimstone Moth and Couple of Beetles to id now.
by ianball
Fri May 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Circuit of Winter Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Circuit of Winter Hill

Cracking morning on the bike, set off at sunrise. Views in all directions were amazing. Highlight was Osprey heading east from Lower Rivington. At one point flying eye level with me - assume it roosted close by. Picked it up again moving NE over Winter Hill gaining height. Common Tern at north end o...
by ianball
Tue May 26, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Meadows
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Yarrow Meadows

That time of year when I start to move from birds to insects :-) Male and female Banded Demoiselle freshly emerged, and 40+ Chimney Sweeper Moths.
Very quiet bird wise. Did a check of the estate and currently 4 House Martin nests active.

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