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by Paul Davenport
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mine Clough
Replies: 0
Views: 69

Lead Mine Clough

Birds very limited but a large number of Ashy Mining bees tunnelling in the exposed subsoil next to the path over to Belmont. These bees are tiny and easy to miss, harmless, you'll need a good lens to catch them.
by Paul Davenport
Sun May 10, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Cross feeding
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Cross feeding

I've just witnessed at close quarters a Robin feeding a Blackbird fledgling. Although I've read about this in the past, I've never actually witnessed it. The BTO say the following: "Close nesting of another species: when different species breed in close proximity to each other they occasionally seem...
by Paul Davenport
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swift
Replies: 0
Views: 285

Swift

First Swift for me at 0900hrs River Douglas, Red Bridge, Bretherton. Also, Sand Martin along with the numerous Swallows under the bridge.
by Paul Davenport
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swallow
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Swallow

Drat, beat me by a day John, first one for me on the Leeds Liverpool at Sollom, just within our boundary!
by Paul Davenport
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Ulnes Walton Raven roost !!
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Re: Ulnes Walton Raven roost !!

Are they in the heavily wooded area between the old covered tip and the prison grounds Gary?
by Paul Davenport
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Clough
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: Lead Mines Clough

Up there this morning Neil, didn't get the Redpoll but did get Raven, Peregrine and Woodcock. No Crossbills!
by Paul Davenport
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Otter
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Otter

0830hrs today, Otter under eastern bank of River Douglas at Sollom, observed for at least five minutes as it submerged and fished, eventually surfaced with a flat fish which it munched on before resuming it's fishing trip.
by Paul Davenport
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Goshawk
Replies: 0
Views: 357

Goshawk

Male Goshawk at 1300hrs in west side of Dean Wood adjoining Yarrow reservoir and Rivington village. Flew off in easterly direction towards Sparks Bridge. Worth keeping an eye out.
by Paul Davenport
Thu May 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: River Douglas
Replies: 1
Views: 578

Re: River Douglas

Yes, enormous decline in rabbit population, solitary specimen here and there. Hares also notably absent compared to last year. There has been a lot of agricultural "tidying up" and drainage work, all of which leads to disturbance and loss of habitat.
by Paul Davenport
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 4112

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

It was around 0930hrs on Friday 12/4 when I saw a GGS at Hempshaws, plenty of time for it to make it back to Dean Brook for Len and co to observe and photograph, so same bird it's safe to say but moving around a bit.
by Paul Davenport
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 4112

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

Well, this is a turn up, either we have two birds or it's moved. I avoided disturbing the sight this am to leave it clear for others. Instead I took the path up Lead Mines Clough heading East towards Rivington Road, to my astonishment I spotted a GSS moving from perch to perch on the small conifers ...
by Paul Davenport
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 4112

Re: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

Great to be validated, well done Ian, Simon and John!
by Paul Davenport
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Grey Shrike White Coppice
Replies: 21
Views: 4112

Great Grey Shrike White Coppice

A superb days birding from White Coppice to the uplands today but the star of the show was a Great Grey Shrike at the western end of the beech wood that borders the upper levels of Dean Black Brook. Initially perched atop a stunted oak it took off hunting for prey. I was not aware the these birds we...
by Paul Davenport
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: West Lancs development plan at Sollom possible impact on Eyes Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 974

West Lancs development plan at Sollom possible impact on Eyes Lane

Dear All, there is a proposal outlined in the Tarleton Masterplan to develop land close to the Leeds Liverpool in between Sollom and Tarelton. The proposed commercial development can be seen in Plan 5 enclosed. The Greenbelt development would impact directly on the fields sloping down to the canal. ...
by Paul Davenport
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: St Mary's Eccleston to Eyes Lane Bretherton
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Re: St Mary's Eccleston to Eyes Lane Bretherton

Did the "farm yard geese" have particularly striking markings and knobs on the their beaks? There have been 2-3 Chinese Domestic Geese on the river with the Canadas.

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