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by John Frankland
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Out and about

Georges Lane Common gull 25 Meadow pipit 10 By the caravan on the Manchester side: Redpoll 1, Goldfinch 5, Reed Bunting 10, Chaffinch 4, Great Tit 3 Winter Hill (in the fog) Raven 4 heard but only 1 seen Magpie 2 Belmont Reservoir Stonechat 1f Teal 3 Lapwing 20 Mallard 40 Peregrine 1 over road with ...
by John Frankland
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Out and about

Winter Hill Started well with a ringtail Hen Harrier at 815am although south of the mast and over the Manchester border. Couple each of Raven, Carrion Crow and Red Grouse heard was about it ! A few Meadow Pipit on George’s Lane Belmont Reservoir c100 Mallard and just 3 Teal. 30 Lapwing. Tincklers La...
by John Frankland
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Croston Finney

A surprisingly nice morning of weather considering the forecast allowed a circular walk from Great Hanging Bridge. Whooper Swan 41 (32 on field near works depot plus 8 over and 1 east of Carr Lane - approx 50% were juveniles) Pink footed Goose c250 over in smaller skeins looking for landing areas bu...
by John Frankland
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Meadow Lane and Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Meadow Lane and Eyes Lane

Meadow Lane Green Sandpiper 1 Redshank 1 Lapwing c200 Mixed gulls c 100 Starling c30 Eyes Lane Flood has returned but not yet found by the birds apart from 7 Canada Geese. Highlight was a feeding flock of 2500-3000 Pink Footed Geese at the northern end between Eyes Lane and Back Lane. Spent an hour ...
by John Frankland
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley CP
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Yarrow Valley CP

Cheers Jed. Nothing too bad and definitely on the mend !

The Water Rail gave some great views which included it swimming across a small piece of water and catch a small fish which was nice to see.
by John Frankland
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley CP
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Yarrow Valley CP

Been a bit under the weather for a couple of days and so decided on a short walk to try and get me going again. Main lodge Mute swan 5, Great Crested Grebe 1, Tufted Duck 16, Coot 10+ Top Lodge Mute Swan 2, Grey Heron 1 and great feeding views of a *Water Rail. May not have made me feel much better ...
by John Frankland
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Eyes Lane

Receding flood but still a decent selection of waterfowl although distant and lower numbers than Saturday. Managed to pick out an increased number of Shoveler initially in flight and then on the flood with at least 4 males and 3 females. Possibly up to about 10. Still some Pintail, Wigeon and Teal p...
by John Frankland
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: Winter Hill

Another skein of c100 Pink footed Geese over about 910am from George’s Lane was probably the same one as Len saw.

Also 3 Swallow near Abbey Village and 40 each of Teal and Mallard on Belmont Reservoir.
by John Frankland
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston finney /moss.
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Croston finney /moss.

Similar sightings including another *Merlin - mine was a female though so 2 there today with Gary’s male.

4-6 Buzzard and 3 Kestrel too.

Also 4 Large White and 1 Red Admiral

* Merlin takes me to 143 species for the year, my highest score beating last year. :D
by John Frankland
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Floods .
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Floods .

Eyes Lane
Good to bump into Gary earlier. About 10 minutes later, something put up the entire flood revealing good numbers of wildfowl:
Pintail 40+
Shoveler 3
Wigeon 15-20
Gadwall 3
Teal 20-30
Coot 7
Mute swan 2
Lapwing 60+
Plus 100s gulls and geese
by John Frankland
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Winter Hill

Couldn’t decide east or west this morning but picked east by turning left out of the road ! And a good choice it was too heading to Winter Hill for 8am. One of the first birds I saw on the Chorley side was a female/juvenile * Black Redstart on the main mast building. Seen again at the back of the bu...
by John Frankland
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Eyes lane .

Big increase in wildfowl this morning.

Pintail 30+ including some moulting drakes
Shoveler 3 including a moulting drake
Mallard 200+
No Wigeon, Tufted or Gadwall spotted.
Canada Goose 400+
Little Grebe 1 on flood
Lapwing 20
by John Frankland
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Eyes lane .

Fabulous spot - sounds like the best sighting down Eyes Lane all year !! A more mundane 5 Pintail, c10 Wigeon and c40 Lapwing were there this evening in fading light. Earlier on the Meadow Lane floods were increased numbers of gulls and c200 Lapwing. The only other wader was a single Ringed Plover. ...
by John Frankland
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Eyes lane .

Tuesday morning quick duck update:

Pintail just 1
Shoveler 1f
Wigeon none
Gadwall 3
Tufted Duck 6 were new in
Plus the usuals although no waders apart from a single Lapwing.
by John Frankland
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes lane .
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Eyes lane .

Late afternoon visit as I couldn’t make it on Sunday (see below) 9 *Pintail (associating as groups of 5, 3 and a 1) 2 Shoveler 7 Wigeon Few Teal and plenty of Mallard although I couldn’t pick out any of the Gadwall. 20 Lapwing 5 Snipe 4 Heron incl one standing on a hedge ! c400 mixed gulls 2 Kestrel...

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