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by paul b
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Blackcap
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Garden Blackcap

Female blackcap on our GT Knowley feeders today, first for several months
by paul b
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny owls
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Tawny owls

A pair calling 0600 in Gt Knowley railway cutting today
by paul b
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/Mawdesley Moss Field Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Croston/Mawdesley Moss Field Trip

Sunday 2nd December -details as per newsletter
"Meet at the venue at 9.00am prompt; Park carefully in Drinkhouse Lane, Croston near the garage workshops at SD 483183"
by paul b
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Botany Bay

Buzzard, pair of bullfinch, wren, robin, blackbird, ten wood pigeons plus flock of eight collared doves in Great Knowley -most seen for some time.
by paul b
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fallow deer
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Fallow deer

Just speculating where these deer may have come from -as in not a native species (though of course here for centuries)-have these Euxton animals escaped from a park some years ago? or moved in from established herds further afield? The Mammal Society states "they are the most common deer in England"...
by paul b
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Peregrines
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Peregrines

Flock of c 40 feral pigeons on Cleveland St for them to turn to when they've made up
by paul b
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay and surrounding fields
Replies: 0
Views: 188

Botany Bay and surrounding fields

Two mallard, two moorhen (first for a few weeks), 6 blackbird, 8 goldfinch,two starlings(singing); four house sparrows,two magpies, four jackdaws, three robins,wood pigeon.
Yarrow, dandelion and daisy in flower
by paul b
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Garden Birds

This is an interesting (and in many ways, disturbing) read about bird populations including several mentioned in this thread

https://www.bto.org/about-birds/birdtrends/2018
by paul b
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Garden Birds

I would say the largest growth in frequency of visiting our garden in the last 20 or so years is goldfinch, long tailed tit, wood pigeon, nuthatch and GSW and greatest declines in song thrush, collared dove and greenfinch. Staying stable -blackbird, robin, dunnock, magpie and wren plus the "common"t...
by paul b
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Woodcock sightings .
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Woodcock sightings .

Excellent information in both cases.
Just so you know there are now some squares allocated for the BTO Woodcock survey in our area so if anyone fancies undertaking the survey in 2019 the link is:
https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/woodcock-survey
by paul b
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Info on owls
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Info on owls

A useful page from the BTO


https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/p ... about-owls

The Tawny Owl Calling Survey is still active and you can sign up anytime

https://www.bto.org/volunteer-surveys/project-owl
by paul b
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Frogs .
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Re: Frogs .

One seen 02/11 in Great Knowley
by paul b
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A few to note
Replies: 0
Views: 201

A few to note

30+ starlings on flooded verge in Buckshaw Village this morning

Kestrel, buzzard,pheasant, heron,4 magpies, 10 wood pigeons + rabbit, mole hills in Tanhouse Valley woods and surrounds.
by paul b
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Unlucky buzzard
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Unlucky buzzard

Same bird mobbed by 8 jackdaws, then shortly after by 5 magpies-slope from Blackburn Rd down to canal.
by paul b
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Fold
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Withnell Fold

There was talk of Lancashire Wildlife Trust taking over the management of the LNR- presumably this hasn't happened -maybe CDNHS should lobby for it to take place or at least for some investment in the habitats?

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