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by Mike Graham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tree Sparrows
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Tree Sparrows

I have a pair nest in a mature hawthorn in the garden every year, they use it as a roost. We also have plenty of House Sparrows including a couple of nests every year behind the guttering. A house at the bottom of the brow have extended their garage and have a built in house sparrow nest box on each...
by Mike Graham
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Saturday Morning
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Hoghton Saturday Morning

1 Roe Deer
1 Sparrowhawk
1 Heron
2 Common Snipe
Numerous mallard
Numerous mole hills
1 GS Woodpecker on my bird feeder
2 Nuthatch on my bird feeder
2 Jay gorging on crab apple tree
by Mike Graham
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Dippers
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Hoghton Dippers

4 Dippers adjacent to the Weir early this morning. 2 had returned to this site to breed this year so I am assuming they successfully raised two chicks which is good news.
by Mike Graham
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Riley Green Barn Owl
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Riley Green Barn Owl

Driving back from the excellent AGM talk by Phil Kirk last night I had the bonus of a Barn Owl flying in my headlights on Blackburn Old Rd heading in the direction of Hoghton Tower between The Royal Oak and the Sandy Lane turn off.
by Mike Graham
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Area
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Hoghton Area

This morning: GS Woodpecker in garden 2 Nuthatch in garden 2 Buzzards above field opposite my house 3 coot on pond near Chapel Lane 2 Roe Deer near Highfields Farm 3 Roe Deer in Hidden Valley, Hoghton Bottoms Peregrine near Hoghton Tower quarry Shaggy Ink Cap fungus close to footpath off Chapel Lane...
by Mike Graham
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Hobbies
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Hoghton Hobbies

Just witnessed an amazing sight..... Above a field adjacent to the Hoghton Bottoms railway footpath were hundreds (500+) of House Martins interspersed with some Swallows. I was watching them with a neighbour who works for the RSPB in the Forest of Bowland. He pointed out two Hobbies (I would not hav...
by Mike Graham
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Hoghton Bottoms

Stunning dog walk this morning as the mist was rising from Hidden Valley.

Kingfisher
X4 Roe Deer
X5 Snipe on marshy land adjacent to open grassland
Heron
Cormorant
Peregrine
by Mike Graham
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Struggling to identify!!
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Struggling to identify!!

Thanks gents, the responses are much appreciated. I had an early, and very wet, walk out early this morning and recorded the song which matches the green sandpiper song on the RSPB site; there were 3 of them this morning and they flew off before I could get the best sighting to check the beak shape....
by Mike Graham
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Struggling to identify!!
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Struggling to identify!!

For the last few mornings at a shallow pond near me there has a been a bird (sometimes 2 or 3) that I have struggled to identify. When I get near the mallards take fright and alert the elusive bird(s) to tak off. It is slightly larger than a staring, it is dark brown / black with a white underside b...
by Mike Graham
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Hoghton Bottoms

Yes....sorry.
by Mike Graham
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 2
Views: 177

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: 113

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: 587

Re: Talbot Mill

Thanks.
by Mike Graham
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Healey Nab
Replies: 2
Views: 288

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: 126

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!!

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