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by Phil Djali
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Letter Hairstreak
Replies: 0
Views: 107

White Letter Hairstreak

Finally got a very brief sighting of one today, by the Yarrow at the bottom of Mill Lane in Euxton and about 400 yds to the right along the river. It flew right past me, clearly a hairstreak from the flight pattern, but then it flew into an elm (more precisely a Wych Elm), so I'm pretty certain it w...
by Phil Djali
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Purple Hairstreaks
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Purple Hairstreaks

Finally, a few purple hairstreaks have appeared around my oak trees. Hopefully in greater numbers over the coming week, if the weather stays fine.
by Phil Djali
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swifts Brinscall
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Swifts Brinscall

On a circular walk taking in Brindle today, and there are swifts nesting under the eaves on Denham Lane - at Top o' the Lane.
by Phil Djali
Thu May 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice to reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 350

White Coppice to reservoir

A short walk to White Coppice from the end of the reservoir and then back on the track leading up to the quarry - plenty of willow warblers, a male cuckoo, male stonechat, a few green hairstreaks, but the surprise and a first for me up on the hillside - a not so common lizard.
by Phil Djali
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: The fox and the hedgehog
Replies: 0
Views: 193

The fox and the hedgehog

See video at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZVN9mc ... e=youtu.be

The fox does not want to mess with the hedgehog
by Phil Djali
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Walk along the Yarrow
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Walk along the Yarrow

Only the second one I've seen locally in 36 years of living here.
by Phil Djali
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Walk along the Yarrow
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Walk along the Yarrow

From Euxton to Eccleston - nohing much on the Yarrow itself, apart from mallard. But in the fields, more small tortoishells than I've seen in a long time. And a green woodpecker near to the flood defences.
by Phil Djali
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Walk along the Yarrow
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Walk along the Yarrow

From Euxton to Eccleston - nohing much on the Yarrow itself, apart from mallard. But in the fields, more small tortoishells than I've seen in a long time. And a green woodpecker near to the flood defences.
by Phil Djali
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brimstone
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Brimstone

Maybe it's because I'm forced to spend more time in the garden, but around 5 or 6 brimstones passed through yesterday (Wed), plus lots of peacocks.
by Phil Djali
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brimstone
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Brimstone

Saw my first brimstone of the year today, in Euxton near the Bay Horse.
by Phil Djali
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chiffchaff .
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: Chiffchaff .

And one at Croston twin lakes too
by Phil Djali
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dippers
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Dippers

A walk along Chapel Brook and then down to the Yarrow - single dipper seen on both. Plus plenty of goldfinches and redwings, but not much else.
by Phil Djali
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White pheasant
Replies: 0
Views: 238

White pheasant

Two male pheasants in the fields next to the Leeds-Liverpool canal (Johnsons Hillock Locks), one of them pure white except for a small red area on the head.
by Phil Djali
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Heron
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Heron

A heron fishing on Chapel Brook yesterday, and seen flying over regularly. Another sign that it's now quite clean.
by Phil Djali
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden wildlife
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Garden wildlife

Plenty of goldfinches and coal tits on the feeders now, plus nuthatch, blue, great & long tailed tits. Also seeing tree creepers quite commonly, maybe because they are more visible on the trees with the leaves gone. Two or three hedgehogs are also about, even on the frosty nights.

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