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by paul b
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swifts.
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Swifts.

Eight over Duke St/Ashby St this morning
by paul b
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Ruby tailed wasp
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Ruby tailed wasp

Apparently a parasite of mason bees, one on my bee box today. Hard to say which one of several ruby tail species(according to Buglife) some of which are rare.
by paul b
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Valley and quarry
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Tan House Valley and quarry

Few birds -2 chiffchaff, 2 jay, blackbird, wren. Butterflies -30+ small skipper, 50+ meadow brown, narrow bordered five spot burnet -much fewer than recently -about 20. Numerous grasshoppers chirping -first in any number this year. Flowering plants -bramble,white clover, red clover, ragged robin, co...
by paul b
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Evening walk -Eccleston -Croston 18/07
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Evening walk -Eccleston -Croston 18/07

Eccleston and Croston circular – Thursday 18th July
A walk from St Mary’s Eccleston along the Yarrow to Croston Corn Mill, then back to
Eccleston via Tincklers Lane fields. Meet on St Mary’s car park at 7.00 pm
by paul b
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eccleston -Croston walk 18/07
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Eccleston -Croston walk 18/07

Eccleston and Croston circular – Thursday 18th July
A walk from St Mary’s Eccleston along the Yarrow to Croston Corn Mill, then back to
Eccleston via Tincklers Lane fields. Meet on St Mary’s car park at 7.00 pm
by paul b
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Mammals

Rabbit on verge - Runshaw Lane near turn to Runshaw Hall lane
by paul b
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hobby
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Hobby

Low over Lydiate lane , Eccleston heading west
by paul b
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Gypsy cuckoo bee
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Gypsy cuckoo bee

New species for our garden -feeding on marsh thistle.
by paul b
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Mammals

Big question -is it good to see dead animals as it proves they are there -or is road mortality threatening to send numbers lower still? A mole back in our garden -periodically one returns, presumably making use of previously dug runs.-don't know whether to be pleased to have another creature proving...
by paul b
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Mammals

Dead hedgehog on Dawson lane near Lisieux Hall
by paul b
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swifts.
Replies: 12
Views: 304

Re: Swifts.

Six over Eaves Lane/Seymour St/ Lyons Lane area -think I have located one nest site -more work needed to find the others.
Also 8-10 house martins, blackbird, magpie, starling, house sparrow colony on Plymouth Grove and six goldfinch.
by paul b
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Mammals

Very young rabbit on roadside verge Millenium Way near Botany Bay roundabout; 20+ fresh vole holes in path side soil on both Millenium Way and Blackburn Rd
by paul b
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Little Knowley

Five swallows on telegraph lines at Little Knowley farm (juveniles?) plus common hawker dragonfly over flower beds.
by paul b
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Two frogs
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Two frogs

One about two yo and one 1 yo in garden pond Great Knowley
by paul b
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Tan House Valley

Birds- chiffchaff 3, wren, coal tit, family of long tailed tits -numbering 5,family of jays -4, buzzard. Butterflies and moths- 22 meadow browns (count) and certainly many more around; 4 small copper, 2 speckled wood, painted lady, red admiral. Hundreds of narrow bordered five spot burnet moths feed...

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