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by John Frankland
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Between the showers
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Between the showers

Eyes Lane
Canada Goose c25
Herring Gull c400
Black-headed Gull c100
LBB Gull 1
Linnet c250-300
Skylark c100
Lapwing 2
Corvids c200
Woodpigeon c200
Stock Dove c20
Mallard c30

Belmont Reservoir
Teal c125
Mallard c75
Canada Goose 12
Peregrine 1
by John Frankland
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice to Great Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 102

White Coppice to Great Hill

Afternoon walk up to Great Hill taking advantage of the fabulous weather.

6 separate sightings of Buzzard (probably 2 individuals), 3 Raven, 1 Kestrel, 3 Chaffinch and a few Meadow Pipit.
by John Frankland
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs

If at first you don’t succeed ..... Better luck this morning with the Crossbills and a gathering of birders (good to see Neville and Neil). First seen as a calling flight group of 5 by the monument heading up towards the dead woods. Then spotted by Neville showing well feeding in a tree as a group o...
by John Frankland
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Lead mine Clough/Reservoirs

Great pictures Len. I tried this afternoon from 215 to 400 but unfortunately no joy with the Crossbills. I thought I had them at one stage when a group landed in the top of a tree including red individuals but they turned out to be 5 Bullfinch instead ! It was pretty murky and misty with low cloud w...
by John Frankland
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill and Belmont Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Winter Hill and Belmont Reservoir

Nice to meet up with Neville on the top of Winter Hill. Quiet with a Peregrine being the best of a few Meadow Pipits, a Pied Wagtail and a Crow. Working party near the Rocket structure may not have helped. We dropped down to Belmont Reservoir which was slightly better. Teal c60. Mallard 40. Canada G...
by John Frankland
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Geese Eyes Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Geese Eyes Lane

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by John Frankland
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Geese Eyes Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Geese Eyes Lane

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by John Frankland
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Geese Eyes Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Geese Eyes Lane

c 1000 mixed geese on Eyes Lane this evening.

c 700 Pink-Footed
c 250 Canada
c 50 Greylag

And a couple of white geese amongst them. Record shot photo attached. I wasn’t convinced on Snow Goose but would be interested in any comments to the contrary.
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by John Frankland
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Grey Phalarope
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Grey Phalarope

Still there Sunday 1020am too. Also my first PinFeeet if the Autumn over Warton.
by John Frankland
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 55

Eyes Lane

Early evening visit
Canada Goose c100 in small flocks up to 40 settling in 2 fields
Buzzard 1
Goosander 4
Mallard c20
Moorhen 3
Pheasant c20
Corvids c60
Swallow 1 south
Gulls - mixed Herring and LBB in field being ploughed.
by John Frankland
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Belmont Reservoir

Quick visit mid-morning. Birds all on opposite side of road to the main reservoir except the Cormorant.

1 juv Stonechat
15-20 grounded Meadow Pipit
4 Pied Wagtail
2 Cormorant
c50 Mallard
c90 Canada Goose
3 Lapwing
c15 Goldfinch
by John Frankland
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 4/9
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Eyes Lane 4/9

Early evening visit was fairly quiet.

Highlight was group of 3 Corn Bunting over.

Otherwise, 20 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Linnet, 20 Mallard and lots of Pheasant/Woodpigeon.
by John Frankland
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill 1/9
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Winter Hill 1/9

Well done Len. I also thought the BR I saw yesterday was quite slaty black like a male although I have to admit not being an expert an expert on plumage of BRs.

I do feel less guilty now though for seeing it yesterday !

Cheers.
by John Frankland
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Eyes Lane

4 sightings of Barn Owl about 830pm including one of 2 owls together and another comedy sighting of me watching for the owls only to turn round to see one on a nearby post watching me !
by John Frankland
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Clough and Reservoirs
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Lead Mines Clough and Reservoirs

Yarrow Reservoir Cormorant 46 (!) Lead Mines Clough Treecreeper 3 Nuthatch 2 Coal Tit 2 Long-tailed Tit 2 Great Tit/Blue Tit 6 Goldcrest 2 Kestrel 5 Buzzard 1 Anglezarke Reservoir GBB Gull 1 LBB Gull 5 Herring Gull 1 Teal 1 in pond by north wall with 10 Mallard and 2 Moorhen. Canada Goose 11 Cormora...

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