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by paul b
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley variety
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Views: 49

Great Knowley variety

A hedgehog (first for many a while) on a lawn on Carleton Rd -curled up as the dogs growled but moved on OK; female blackcap flew into window this morning and thankfully recovered; 2/3 pipistrelle flying every evening near house. Alder beetles rapidly defoliating trees. Dead animals -rabbit on Black...
by paul b
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: BioBlitz weekend 27/28 April 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 56

BioBlitz weekend 27/28 April 2019

The weekend of 27th & 28th April, is our third CDNHS BioBlitz event and we would appreciate it if as many members as possible could spend some time recording everything you see and can identify, to add to the Society's records. The Society's co-ordinated event is in Astley Park from 10am to 2 pm-we ...
by paul b
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Bumblebee ID
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Bumblebee ID

This is a good online guide -wonder how many of the 24 BB species found in the UK we can record in our area in 2019?

https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/i ... bumblebee/
by paul b
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Tawny mining bee
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Tawny mining bee

In garden today
by paul b
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden insects
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Garden insects

Two red admiral and a comma yesterday
by paul b
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: House Martin
Replies: 0
Views: 81

House Martin

One at St Peter's Club, Eaves Lane this evening
by paul b
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Whins Lane, Wheelton
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Whins Lane, Wheelton

Rooks very active and vocal as expected in their rookeries; 2 jay, magpie, two crows, 12 jackdaws, 4 nuthatch, GSW,wren,2 coal tit,blackbird, song thrush. Speckled wood butterfly. 3 rabbits on fields west of Blackburn Rd; 1 on east of road -seems Wheelton remains one of their strongholds in the region
by paul b
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Pond surveys -help needed
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Pond surveys -help needed

There are several very interesting ponds in Hoghton Bottoms which seem to have never been surveyed and look very promising for all species but in particular amphibians and dragonflies/damselflies. In the work we will be assisted by Brian Robinson an ecologist who works for ERAP (Consultant ecologist...
by paul b
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Hoghton Bottoms

Swallow; pheasant; two lapwing; pair of Canada geese, one on nest on pond island; chiffchaff;10+ jackdaws; great tit; long-tailed tit; house sparrow; 5 mallard, coot.

Toad tadpoles and newt eggs on brooklime plants (species not determined)
by paul b
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Great diving beetle
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Great diving beetle

In our pond yesterday -thankfully the pond has large numbers of frog tadpoles because I know these and their larvae are prodigious eaters of them.
by paul b
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Ground Beetle
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Ground Beetle

Carabus nemoralis disturbed in leaf litter in our garden today -a large, handsome beetle
by paul b
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi and fields
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Hic Bibi and fields

Good result -hope we can find a few at other sites.
Certainly Hic Bibi looks like one of the richest local reserves for biodiversity :)
by paul b
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toad patrol, Belmont -updates
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Toad patrol, Belmont -updates

Duped a little by a positive forecast we patrolled again but only a single frog braved the sleet showers. There'll be a short pause while we wait to see if better conditions will prompt the migration to resume.
Thanks to Dan,Paul and welcome back to Neville.
by paul b
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toad patrol, Belmont -updates
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Toad patrol, Belmont -updates

No movement of amphibians at all -weather (cool and dry) opposite of what we needed -tonight should be better. 2 or 3 drumming snipe were heard. Tawny owl near Belmont church. A couple of thankfully smallish grass fires on Winter Hill were attended by the fire brigade -seems the arsonists have start...
by paul b
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toad patrol, Belmont -updates
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Toad patrol, Belmont -updates

Slightly lower figures last night as it turned colder but still productive: Toads 25 -one couple-(with four dead) -newts 1 (1 dead). To date - toads 58 (7) , frog 1, newts 3 (2) -these are even slower movers than toads.Although Rivington Road is not very wide to us , newts have a massive barrier to ...

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