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by Mike Graham
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Hoghton Bottoms

Yes....sorry.
by Mike Graham
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Hoghton Bottoms

Lovely dog walk in the rain this morning! Kingfisher on a pond (as seen twice last week). Flock of 14 Goldfinch flying between trees by the same pond. Barn Owl literally 5m away from me sat on a gate post, I surprised it and it flew over me at close range. 4 Yellow Wagtail at usual spot on River Dar...
by Mike Graham
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: New Hoghton Kingfisher
Replies: 0
Views: 69

New Hoghton Kingfisher

Another Kingfisher spotted last two mornings on a pond near to my home. I have never seen them on still water before.

6 Buzzards over the house at 8am this morning and 2 Peregrines also darted over.
by Mike Graham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Talbot Mill
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Talbot Mill

Thanks.
by Mike Graham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Healey Nab
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Healey Nab

Fires reported this afternoon (Sunday) at Healey Nab. Let’s hope the impact on wildlife is minimal.
by Mike Graham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Peregrines
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Hoghton Peregrines

Two Peregrines screeching over the top of my house as I type. The same yesterday morning - looks like an adult giving a youngster some flying lessons - spectacular!!
by Mike Graham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Talbot Mill
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Talbot Mill

Neil,

The page says ‘restricted access’ even when I am logged in. Is that deliberate?
by Mike Graham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont Reservoir & Hoghton
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Belmont Reservoir & Hoghton

There was a Barn Owl in that area of Hoghton at 7am today. I have seen it for the last 3 mornings but there is no sight nor sound of any chicks at the nest box. Do you think it is too late for chicks and young owls would have fledged by now?
by Mike Graham
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Impact of the drought.
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Impact of the drought.

Two streams near us have run dry. They were well stocked with sticklebacks but these will now be casualties with a knock on impact. It is also reported that the High Cop pond near Top o’th’ Lane at Brindle has dried out for the first time in living memory (80+ years). Maybe C&DNHS can get some posit...
by Mike Graham
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Valley - Anglezarke
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Lead Mines Valley - Anglezarke

Hopefully the fires will be under control soon although it is looking worse due to the winds today. Even if the grouse chicks survive the fire they will starve as there will be a lack of heather to feed on.
by Mike Graham
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Red Kite
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Hoghton Red Kite

Red Kite over land close to pond by Bolton Hall Farm this morning.

Spoke with gamekeeper and he had spotted it a couple of days earlier.
by Mike Graham
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Talbot Mill Development
Topic: Talbot Mill Chorley
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

Totally agree Paul. We need to campaign not just post sightings. I apologise if this sounds condescending, it is not meant to but we need to have a more public voice.
by Mike Graham
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Evening Walk to Lower Burgh Meadow - Thursday 21st june
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Evening Walk to Lower Burgh Meadow - Thursday 21st june

I am hoping to attend this, it would be lovely to meet Forum posters!!

My Dad organised the 1st ever clean ups of Birkacre in the 1970’s when he was Headmaster at Southlands. My Mum may still have some cuttings from the Chorley Guardian.
by Mike Graham
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton
Replies: 0
Views: 89

Hoghton

Family of Nuthatch on my bird feeder this morning plus Greater Spotted Woodpecker (regular visitor). I was watching a young Lapwing being given flying lessons this morning by Bolton Hall Farm, I suspect it was the only one to survive grasss cutting and muck spreading. Roe deer seen almost every morn...
by Mike Graham
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: 2nd Hoghton Sandmartin Colony
Replies: 0
Views: 239

2nd Hoghton Sandmartin Colony

Discovered a 2nd Sandmartin colony this morning away from the public footpath.

Is anyone aware of any other Sandmartin colony’s in Chorley District please?

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