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by John Frankland
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Liverpool - Waterloo Docks
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Liverpool - Waterloo Docks

Lunchtime stroll around Waterloo and Princes Dock produced 4 new ones I’ve never seen in the area in over 20 years of similar strolls ! One of those days. Red breasted Merganser 2 (1m and 1 imm/m) Little Grebe 2 Oystercatcher 2 Kingfisher 1 Also, Coot, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail ...
by John Frankland
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gadwall .
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Gadwall .

And ditto again between Neil and Neville at 130pm with 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, c20 Mallard and 1 Mute Swan too.

Takes me to 84 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 1/2 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Out and about 1/2 pm

Yarrow Valley CP Goosander 3, Mute Swan 5, Great Crested Grebe 2, Little Grebe 1, Tufted Duck 30, Common Gull 2, Herring Gull 1, * Goldcrest 1 plus other common birds Lead Mines Clough Brambling 1 and Nuthatch 1 (by Reservoir bridge). The walk up to the top was as dead as the dead forest. However on...
by John Frankland
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: River Douglas & Park Hall Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: River Douglas & Park Hall Lake

Yes good to see Len and Paul out too. Walked from Eyes Lane to Croston Finney. Saw the same 25 *Golden Plover plus another 6 together with the *Green Sandpiper expertly spotted by Paul (thanks !) feeding on the frozen small flood on Eyes Lane. Other highlights included 1 Little Egret, 90-150 Stock D...
by John Frankland
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Upper Rivington circular
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Upper Rivington circular

Late morning stroll around upper Rivington including Yarrow Reservoir

Teal 2, Canada Goose 4, *Greylag Goose 1, Goosander 5, Mallard 10, *Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 (calling), Chaffinch 10, *Brambling 2m, Cormorant 3

*3 new ones takes me to 77 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 19/1
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Out and about 19/1

Eyes Lane to Croston Finney to Croston to E Shaped Pond and back along the rivers to Eyes Lane 6 mile walk Eyes Lane - *Peregrine 1 attacking *Sparrowhawk 1. Teal 25, Goosander 3, Mallard 20, Redshank 4 Croston Finney Stock Dove/Woodpigeon c 200 of each in mixed flock opp side of road to depot, c 25...
by John Frankland
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hi Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Hi Bibi

Lunchtime visit in murky conditions.

*Willow Tit 1 calling and seen well
* Bullfinch 1 calling and gave brief view
Jay 1, Coal Tit 1, Nuthatch 1, Buzzard 1, Long tailed Tit 5 plus Great and Blue Tit, Robin, Dunnock and House Sparrow

* 2 more takes me to 62 species.
by John Frankland
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 8/1
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Eyes Lane 8/1

Early morning visit. River Douglas Redshank 3, *Whooper Swan 1 with c20 Canada Geese and a few dodgy white geese. Teal 18, Mallard c30, Moorhen 2 Pink-footed Geese c20 over with c500 distantly over Sollom (probably out of area) *Grey Heron 2, *Greenfinch 1, Fieldfare 14, Buzzard 2, possible Tree Spa...
by John Frankland
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Reservoirs

Couple of free hours this afternoon. Heapey No 3 *Goldeneye 1m, *Coot 2, Mallard 3 Yarrow Goosander 2, Mallard 10, Nuthatch 1 Lower Rivington *Yellow-legged Gull 1 3w, 5 other species in 3-4000 estimate roughly Herring Gull 100, LBB Gull 100, GBB Gull 5, Common Gull 300 and rest were Black-headed Gu...
by John Frankland
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: New ticks
Replies: 0
Views: 90

New ticks

Quick visits whilst travelling.

Eyes Lane
Stock Dove 2
Redwing 2

E shaped ponds
Tufted Duck 6m

Plough inn Euxton
House sparrow 1

4 new ones takes me to 54 species.
by John Frankland
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 2/1
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Eyes Lane 2/1 and 3/1

Morning visit rewarded me with brilliant views of hunting *Barn Owl by the bridge. Also *Redshank on the river. *Mistle Thrush 1 (singing) reminded me that I missed singing *Song Thrush from yesterday. Also Teal 4, Pink Footed Goose 2 over, Fiekdfare 2, Corm Bunting 1 heard calling and 1 Cormorant. ...
by John Frankland
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 2/1
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Eyes Lane 2/1

Morning visit Skylark, Great Tit and Coal Tit all heard Meadow Pipit 1, Corn Bunting 2, Pied Wagtail 2 Linnet 4, Chaffinch 2, Fieldfare 20, Wren 2, Dunnock 1 Moorhen 2, Little Grebe 2, Lapwing 2, Pink footed Goose 100+ over Croston Moss, Kestrel (en route on North Road) Also 5 Goosander and 10 Teal ...
by John Frankland
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 1/1
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Out and about 1/1

A sluggish start for me after NYE but managed to get out this afternoon. Chorley Centre Waxwing 2 Upper Rivington Canada Goose 8, Mallard 6, Cormorant 3 Goosander 1f over (& 6 on Yarrow Reservoir), Teal 4 GBB Gull 1, LBB Gull 2, Common Gull 2 Buzzard 1, Great Crested Grebe 1 Treecreeper 1, Long Tail...
by John Frankland
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Year list challenge .
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Year list challenge .

Cheers Gary and Len - I thought that Len was going to catch me at the end ! It’s been a great year with my personal highlights being Red Kite in Mawdesley, the Eyes Lane Whinchat, Paul’s Yellow Wagtail, the Winter Hill Black Redstart and the White Coppice Green Woodpecker together with super views o...
by John Frankland
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Rivington Reservoir
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Lower Rivington Reservoir

2 Yellow legged Gull (both 3W) and 1 adult winter Mediterranean Gull amongst estimated 5000 gulls of 6 species tonight.

Also 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Cormorant and 13 Lapwing.

YLG takes me to 142 species for the year :D

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