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by paul b
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hares
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Hares

According to press reports hares are in even more danger of a population crash because of the spread of Myxomatosis to them https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/11/hares-dying-mysteriously-amid-fears-myxomatosis-has-jumped-rabbits/ Although posting on here about sighting of hares is rightly disc...
by paul b
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Toad
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Toad

A much larger, mature toad, in garden today
by paul b
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Acrobatic rat
Replies: 0
Views: 70

Acrobatic rat

Glancing out at the bird feeders, I cursed a baby squirrel munching on a fat cake 4' off the ground-then was even more upset to notice the "squirrel" was in fact a rat!
Never seen it before and now taking measures to try to stop it happening again- feeding rodents is not something I'm keen to do.
by paul b
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Amphibians in West Pennine Moors SSSI
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Amphibians in West Pennine Moors SSSI

One of our members, Steve Martin, is attempting to get Natural England to add key amphibian waterbodies as "sensitive SSSI features"-to do this he needs evidence of toads, frogs and newts in the area covered by the SSSI. Do you know of any ponds,ditches and other water bodies with populations? Obvio...
by paul b
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay and surrounding fields
Replies: 0
Views: 117

Botany Bay and surrounding fields

Kestrel, 2 jays, 3 magpies, 4 starlings, robin, great tit, dunnock, mallard, 10 jackdaw, 2 pied wagtail. Molehills in two locations. Plants in flower-red clover, dandelion, meadow sweet, bramble, rose bay willowherb,herb robert, stinging nettle, white dead nettle, daisy, oxeye daisy, broad leaved do...
by paul b
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Woods and disused quarry
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Tan House Woods and disused quarry

Quarry -snipe flushed by one of our dogs Woods -pheasant (the other dog responsible this time!); nuthatch (several calling), blue tit, song thrush, 2 collared dove, chiffchaff. Red Fox (adult) -dogs didn't see it before it made off. Garden -Red Admiral, Common Carder bumblebees the only ones still a...
by paul b
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey

Len You are quite right that the Tawny Owl Point Survey tetrads are all Blackpool way -but this is less specific TO Calling survey which anyone can do AFAIK anyway. https://www.bto.org/sites/default/files/tawny_owl_calling_survey_instructions_final.pdf So you should be able to register and participate
by paul b
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Advance notice -BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey

Registration is now open https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl/tawny-owl-calling-survey It would be great to have as many forum readers and posters as possible involved in this survey as much to find out how well (or not) tawny owls are faring in our area. It would be useful to that end ...
by paul b
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hummingbird Hawk
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Hummingbird Hawk

Comma on verbena and sunning itself, yesterday -Gt Knowley
by paul b
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Little Knowley

On pasture for horses-7 pied wagtails, 4 meadow pipits, 12 starling. Two flocks of jackdaws -one of 20 plus 6 rooks and one of 9 at Knowle Farm. Jay, robin.
by paul b
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Another Botany Bay foray
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Another Botany Bay foray

Grey heron seems to be happy to fish the canal; 7 mallard, sparrowhawk(m),jay, 2 magpies, 18 jackdaw in pasture with sheep, crow, 2 buzzards, coal and great tit.
Small tortoiseshell butterfly.
by paul b
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fungi
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Fungi

Fool's funnel or Ivory funnel in shredded wood debris, Botany Bay
by paul b
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Botany Bay

Grey heron on canal bank by Lock & Quay
by paul b
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Toad
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Toad

Approx 1 year old, hopping in garden last night
by paul b
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tiered Tooth fungi
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Tiered Tooth fungi

A great find -sad to hear there are people who will "collect" ,AKA destroy, such a beautiful thing. Need to be looking out for some more -without giving anything away, does it have a host tree or other habitat preference?

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