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by ianball
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Odonata
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Odonata

Good to see the clearance work on the pond in the meadow opposite Gillibrand North is working. Pair of Emperor Dragonfly and 4 Four Spotter Chaser. Male and female Banded Demoiselles as well, and 'blue' Damselflies over the water.
Common Spotted and Marsh Orchid nearby.
by ianball
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and Yarrow
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Common Bank Lodge and Yarrow

Additional sightings today (Monday). Pair of Oystercatcher and adult Mediterranean Gull between the lodge and the first playing field on Gillibrand North estate. At least 8 swift over fields and meadow. Pair of Whitethroat on the meadow near the flooded pools. Kestrel hunting as well. Dipper on the ...
by ianball
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Tern
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: Common Tern

Other sightings this afternoon on the golf course:

3 Buzzard
2 Blackcap
Chiffchaff - interesting bird as doing its churr call more than the chiff-chaff
Willow Warbler
Mistle Thrush
by ianball
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Tern
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Common Tern

Just had a Common Tern (with fish) flying West over the 2nd hole at Chorley Golf Club.
by ianball
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Out and about

Y'day managed to get out for an evening cycle. Stand out obs were at least 10 Yellowhammer calling in different locations near Eccleston, Sollom, Eyes Lane, Wymott and Holker Lane. Lesser Whitethroat heard at Wymott, and a pair of Curlew on Holker Lane. This morning in Copperworks Wood a new family ...
by ianball
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: YVCP
Replies: 0
Views: 88

YVCP

Kingfisher feeding on the big lodge. 2 young Grey Wagtail with adults. Young of Coal, Great and Blue Tit seen as well. Goldcrest calling both near the Weir but also near the fishing lodge - not heard them before in that latter spot. Simon spent some time watching the swans... took some lovely pictur...
by ianball
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Young Greenfinch
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Young Greenfinch

The garden was briefly visited by a family of Greenfinch this morning. Flew towards Gillibrand Hall where I suspect they were fledged.
by ianball
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge families
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Common Bank Lodge families

Lovely pictures. Further families seen this morning were some gorgeous Treecreepers chasing a parent up a tree. Bullfinch as well.
by ianball
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge families
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Common Bank Lodge families

Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen and Mallard youngsters on the lodge. 2 sets of Nuthatch young, as well as families of Blackcap, Great and Blue Tit, Robin and Blackbird.
Cormorant and male Mandarin as well.
by ianball
Thu May 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge Little Grebes
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Re: Common Bank Lodge Little Grebes

Single youngster still with one of the adult Little Grebe's this morning.

PM edit. 2nd youngster seen this afternoon :-)
by ianball
Mon May 27, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Weekend trip to Norfolk and Suffolk
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Weekend trip to Norfolk and Suffolk

https://nobbyball.blogspot.com/?m=1 I've posted my account of a weekend jaunt down to East Anglia. Simon had gained a place on the BTO bird camp 2019 (which he is going to write up about) and experienced some things that I will be forever jealous of. Highlights were Great Reed Warbler, Goshawk and p...
by ianball
Thu May 23, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge Little Grebes
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Common Bank Lodge Little Grebes

Very, very young juvenile Little Grebe on the lodge this evening with parents. Only saw the one though....
by ianball
Sun May 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lunt Meadows - Stilt Sandpiper
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Lunt Meadows - Stilt Sandpiper

Great pics Len. On the way home y'day I realised it had been 22 years since I last saw one of these - Minsmere in '97.
by ianball
Sat May 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lunt Meadows - Stilt Sandpiper
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Lunt Meadows - Stilt Sandpiper

Stilt Sand.jpg Prospect of a new tick for Simon took us for a first visit to this tremendous reserve. Stilt Sandpiper showing very well, with Black Tailed Godwit, Avocet, Little Ringed Plover and Ruff. A pair of Black Necked Grebes swam close by, and a super male Garganey preening. Warblers singing...
by ianball
Sun May 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge and surrounds
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Common Bank Lodge and surrounds

Two's company, three's a crowd. Male Mandarin trying to get in between a pair of Mallards on the lodge! Male Sparrowhawk over being escorted out by 8 House Martin. Swift's over as well. First sighting of Kestrel by the meadow for quite a while.

Swift takes me to 113 for the year.

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