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by John Frankland
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane, Bretherton
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Eyes lane, Bretherton

Afternoon visit for me.

Shelduck 20 and Mallard 50. Also 28 Whooper Swans on Sollom side towards the canal.

1 Cormorant, 2 Buzzards, few Herring Gull through, 6 Mistle Thrush, 3 Fieldfare, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Skylark and c100 Starling.
by John Frankland
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Arley Nature Reserve
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Arley Nature Reserve

Afternoon visit.

Little Grebe 1 on nature reserve
Teal 2 on nature reserve
Coot 1 reservoir
Moorhen 4 reservoir
Cormorant 3 over
Nuthatch 1 heard
Grey Squirrel 1
by John Frankland
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane and Croston Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: Eyes Lane and Croston Finney

Forgot the male Stonechat on the Finney.
by John Frankland
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane and Croston Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Eyes Lane and Croston Finney

Enjoyed a bit of time out this morning between the drizzle. Eyes Lane Whooper Swan 18 Mallard 15 Buzzard 2 Lapwing 5 Linnet 19 Goldfinch 8 Meadow Pipit 4 Skylark 40 Fileldfare 10-15 River Douglas and Croston Finney circular Whooper Swan 26 including 9 juveniles, one of which was separate from the he...
by John Frankland
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 100

Eyes Lane

Mid afternoon short visit in blustery conditions. Highlight was a female Shoveler on the very high river near the bridge. Also: Little Grebe 2 Goosander 1 pair Mallard 20 Moorhen 3 Whooper Swan 40-50 distantly from bridge towards Tarleton (out of area, a further c200 next to the A59 just south of Ru...
by John Frankland
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gadwall
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Gadwall

Pair of Gadwall at YVCP today.

Not seen by me but some nice pictures on YV Facebook.
by John Frankland
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Croston Finney

Sunday afternoon visit

Whooper Swan c85
Grey Partridge 2
Yellowhammer 1
Peregrine 1
Kestrel 1
Buzzard 2
Linnet 22
Fieldfare and Redwing c10 of each
Mistle Thrush 1
Teal 1
by John Frankland
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 17/11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Out and about 17/11 am

No just mallard & teal at northern end. Others were in the middle from the viewing area.
by John Frankland
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 17/11 am
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Out and about 17/11 am

Super morning to be out and about. Anglezarke Reservoir Neil should have done the duck count this morning with a relative duckfest. Mallard c30 Teal c10 Wigeon 4 (2m/2f) Pochard 1m (the returning regular ?) Shoveler 3 (1m/2f) Tufted Duck 1m Moorhen 6 Cormorant 1 Yarrow Reservoir Common Gull 19 Lead ...
by John Frankland
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Eyes Lane

Similar sightings late afternoon including the Whoopers and the Teal.

In addition, several smaller flocks of Corn Bunting over the bridge in quick succession totalling 45-50. Also a Redshank heard but not seen.
by John Frankland
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane Merlins
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Eyes Lane Merlins

The Merlins seem to have taken a liking to the field of Skylarks between the bridge and the traditional flood area. Good views of 3 separate Merlins seen this afternoon being 1 male and 2 females (1 on ground as a 2nd flew through the Skylark flock at the same time). Also seen were 1 Peregrine, 3 Bu...
by John Frankland
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 31/10
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Eyes Lane 31/10

3 surprises this morning around 8am, all on the small flood near the bridge: 4 Whooper Swan (2A, 2juv) 2 Little Egret 1 Redshank Also, Kestrel 2, Buzzard 2 and Sparrowhawk 1. Small bird flock of 150-200 was mainly Skylark with small numbers of Corn Bunting, Linnet, Reed Bunting and Goldfinch. 30-40 ...
by John Frankland
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 30/10
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Eyes Lane 30/10

Early morning visit was good for birds of prey. Highlight was a female Merlin. Couple of distant views before she shot through the Skylarks fairly close 200m and then returned to land in the field 100m from the bridge. Watched her for 10-15 minutes with great views. Also through was a Peregrine. Tog...
by John Frankland
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Eyes lane .

Similar to Gary although missed the Merlin but had a couple of Buzzard instead.

Also saw 10 Whooper Swans over, c50 distant Pinkfeet and 6 Goosander.
by John Frankland
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: slav grebe
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: slav grebe

No sign this morning 8-830. :cry:

Just Mallards, 17 Lapwing and 1 LBB Gull on lower rivington.

A single Great Crested Grebe and 3 Cormorant on upper rivington.

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