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by paul b
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Late nesting?
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Late nesting?

Curious behaviour observed: a blue tit or tits flying repeatedly to a nest box sited on the house -caught on trail camera as well as seen by me; unlikely to be roosting because this is not just in the evening but throughout the day and the birds are in and out quite quickly. Question is -could blue ...
by paul b
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Bretherton 02/11
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Bretherton 02/11

Excellent report Jed -good to see new faces on the trip -hope you enjoyed it.
by paul b
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Bretherton 02/11
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Bretherton 02/11

The next field trip is a visit to Eyes Lane, Bretherton, on Saturday 2nd November.

Park in Eyes Lane at the top of the drive down to Bank Hall (Grid Ref SD 470202 approx). The visit commences at 9.30 am.
by paul b
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny Owls
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Tawny Owls

Female calling and what sounded like two -or possibly more -males making a sustained racket (obviously not the correct technical term) in response-Gt Knowley last evening about 10.
by paul b
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: October Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: October Meeting

A request =if you are intending to have a hot drink at the interval. if you could bring your own reusable mug or cup that would be much appreciated -thank you.
by paul b
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 26
Views: 1513

Re: Mammals

Dead hedgehog, Moss Lane Whittle today
by paul b
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: New arrival
Replies: 0
Views: 132

New arrival

Just published -another superb Lancashire Bird Report -very professional and a top read.
Why not join the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society -the report is free to members -and you can help fund further publications as well.

https://lacfs.org.uk/
by paul b
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Housemartins
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Housemartins

Three feeding over Great Knowley this evening -suspect a nest site still active.
by paul b
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Little Knowley

Eight pied wagtails on field for horses along with 50+ starling and mixed flock of 70+ jackdaw and rook -about 90% jackdaw.

Two rabbits
by paul b
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Great Knowley sightings

20+ today disturbed by female sparrowhawk at great speed
by paul b
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Great Knowley sightings

22 starling today including one with a white tail
by paul b
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Great crested newt
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Great crested newt

Female under a concrete slab -thanks to John Cobham for finding her.
by paul b
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Valley and quarry
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Tan House Valley and quarry

Twenty swallows with 6 house martin feeding over quarry; buzzard, chiffchaff, nuthatch. Surprise was disturbing a tawny owl roosting, or at least perching, about three feet of the ground. Speckled wood, painted lady, 2 small tortoiseshell butterflies. Squashed toad on Blackburn Rd Fresh mole hills i...
by paul b
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Great Knowley sightings

The party of mostly swallows were moving along above the former railway cutting later.

Ten starling, including 8 juveniles, on fat balls today -been a good year for them
by paul b
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Butterflies
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: Garden Butterflies

Two small tortoiseshell; comma, speckled wood, painted lady. large white plus buff-tailed and common carder bumblebees.

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