Swift Awareness Week 27th June to 5th July. Our nearest group is Bolton & Bury Swifts, who are on Facebook & Twitter.

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by John Frankland
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney/Moss circular
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Croston Finney/Moss circular

Late afternoon stroll around the Moss Summer visitor singing included Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 3 seen too, Blackcap 2 incl 1 female sighting and 3 Chiffchaff incl 1 seen. Moss specialities included Yellowhammer 4, Tree Sparrow 4, Linnet 2, Grey Partridge 2 well grown juveniles, Reed Bunting...
by John Frankland
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great White Egret
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Great White Egret

Great picture by Andrea Walsh on Facebook of GWE at Top Lodge of YVCP this morning.

First for the 2020 Chorley year list, I think.
by John Frankland
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney circular
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Croston Finney circular

I normally park by the work unit at Great Hanging Bridge.
by John Frankland
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Twin Lakes/Sewage Works
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Croston Twin Lakes/Sewage Works

Hirundine flock of c40 all 4 species. Mainly House Martin with c5 Swallows and singles of Sand Martin and Swift (the latter two doubling my total sightings of each for the year !) Great Crested Grebe 1 Linnet 2 Pied Wagtail 2 Reed Warbler 1 Whitethroat 1 Kestrel 1 Buzzard 1 Starling 30 (unfortunatel...
by John Frankland
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney circular
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Croston Finney circular

Common Tern 1 over heading from Douglas towards Twin Lakes
Grey Partridge 2
Mallard with 7-8 young on river
LBB Gull 30. Herring Gull 1.
Yellowhammer 4
Whitethroat 2
Reed Bunting 1m
Buzzard 1.
Kestrel 1
Pied Wagtail 1
by John Frankland
Mon May 25, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Meadow Brown
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Meadow Brown

1 at Wymott on 25/5.
by John Frankland
Mon May 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Wymott
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Wymott

Bullfinch 4
Canada Goose 14, Barnacle Goose 2
Lapwing 3, LBB Gull 10, Kestrel 1, Buzzard 1
Whitethroat 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 2, Willow Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 2

And a nice surprise was an early Meadow Brown 1
by John Frankland
Fri May 08, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular Week 7
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular Week 7

Morning walk around Runshaw Hall Lane, Euxton, Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Lane. Quiet again today with the only real highlights being 15 Lapwing in 3 places (7, 4, 4) and 12 Goldfinch. Also realised Feral Pigeon not included in my list. Mallard 0 Canada Goose 2 Pheasant 3 Red Legged Partridge 0 Grey H...
by John Frankland
Sun May 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - week 6
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Re: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - week 6

Afternoon walk today around Runshaw Hall Lane, Euxton, Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Lane. Quiet again today with the only real highlights being 14 Lapwing in 3 places (6, 3, 5) and Great Spotted Woodpecker in 3 places including one seen drumming. Mallard 3 Canada Goose 3 Pheasant 1 Red Legged Partridge ...
by John Frankland
Sat May 02, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - week 6
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - week 6

Morning walk today around Runshaw Hall Lane, Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Lane. Quiet today with the highlight being 9 Buzzard together soaring on the thermals. Mallard 0 Canada Goose 0 Pheasant 1 Red Legged Partridge 0 Grey Heron 0 Moorhen 0 Buzzard 9 Kestrel 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Lapwing 0 Oystercatcher 3 C...
by John Frankland
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about on the bike
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Out and about on the bike

Yes that was me on my return journey. It’s funny, i did wonder whether it was you as you flew past !

The Whimbrel were set back behind the intermittent hedge in the second field from the road.

Glad that the Yellow Wagtails are back.
by John Frankland
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton Circular Week 5
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Runshaw Moor/Euxton Circular Week 5

Early morning walk today around Runshaw Hall Lane, Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Lane included a power walk/jog to Holker Lane. Highlights of my walk were 10 *Whimbrel (9 opposite Plough Inn and 1 on Tithe Barn Lane and the sight/sound of *Lesser Whitethroat on Holker Lane. A couple of other new ones for...
by John Frankland
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton Circular Week 5
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Runshaw Moor/Euxton Circular Week 5

Early evening walk today around Runshaw Hall Lane, towards Euxton, Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Lane. Highlight of my walk were a surprise pair of Red Legged Partridge near Euxton Villa FC and another White Wagtail. Mallard 2 Canada Goose 1 Pheasant 0 NEW Red Legged Partridge 2 Grey Heron 0 Moorhen 0 Bu...
by John Frankland
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - Week 4
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - Week 4

Cheers Gary - it’s been interesting to see just what’s out there within walking distance of home.
by John Frankland
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - Week 4
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Runshaw Moor/Euxton circular - Week 4

Early morning walk today around Runshaw Hall Lane, Euxton, Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Lane. Highlight of my lockdown exercise walks to date was a good view of a fine male *Whinchat on the turf field behind Euxton Villa FC loosely associating with a much larger male Wheatear (Greenland ?). One other ne...

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