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by paul b
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Buzzards
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Buzzards

Five circling and calling noisily over land sandwiched between Blackburn Rd and Canal at Botany -presumably a family group.
by paul b
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Corvids
Replies: 0
Views: 34

Corvids

Another large total in Little Knowley as two flocks merged on fields and then rode the thermals to disperse over towards Healey Nab -about 25 rooks and 50 jackdaws.
by paul b
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Little Knowley

Group of fourteen house martins over Knowle Farm plus grey wagtail near Lock & Quay
by paul b
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Little Knowley

Another large flock of jackdaws (50+) and rooks (20+) on horse grazing fields; also dead kestrel on path side-I examined it -looked a full grown juvenile with nothing to suggest it wasn't a natural causes death.
Rabbits in single figures -not seemingly a major population growth.
by paul b
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Weird Looking Insect.
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Weird Looking Insect.

Might be worth contacting the World Museum, Liverpool -I think they give advice on recording/identification

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/ ... staff.aspx
by paul b
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: High flying birds
Replies: 0
Views: 86

High flying birds

Three buzzards over Red Cat, Wheelton today; six screaming swifts over Rangletts Rec/Harrison Rd last night
by paul b
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Wheelton
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Wheelton

Flock of 40+ jackdaws over village; active house martin nest on Millbrook Close; two juvenile buzzard in trees off A674; first molehills for some time in same location.
by paul b
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: West Lancs development plan at Sollom possible impact on Eyes Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Re: West Lancs development plan at Sollom possible impact on Eyes Lane

Personally I share your concerns especially where Green Belt land is being destroyed. Has there ever been a detailed study of the ecology of the area? If not it might be useful to get one done-paid for if need be-so that any concerns are backed up with scientific evidence. Crowdfunding might be a po...
by paul b
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Butterflies

Nice one Paul.

Add to my list, Comma, Green Veined White, Silver Y Moth and Field Cuckoo Bee (first for our garden)
by paul b
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Butterflies

In GK garden
Singles of Speckled Wood and Gatekeeper; three Large White; two Small White
by paul b
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tincklers Fields Eccleston
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Tincklers Fields Eccleston

Soon you'll be able to record your owl(s) for the BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey, John. The more people involved the better :)


https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl
by paul b
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Holly Blue
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Holly Blue

One in garden yesterday on a variety of flowers -buddleia, Erysimum "Bowles' mauve"
by paul b
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: House Martin Nests
Replies: 0
Views: 54

House Martin Nests

Definitely in use -two on St Peter's Club, Eaves Lane and one on house on Granville Rd (across Eaves lane)
by paul b
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: BDS Dragonfly Challenge
Replies: 0
Views: 52

BDS Dragonfly Challenge

Many may know about this but, if like me, you didn't here's the link:

https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/cont ... -challenge

The BTO says this runs 15-23rd July yet it seems it might be for the whole month.
by paul b
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Tree Bumblebee queen
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Tree Bumblebee queen

New queen feeding on echinops today in our garden, so a second generation highly probable -given the recent weather they are making the most of it.

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