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by Mark Cookson
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge
Replies: 0
Views: 90

Common Bank Lodge

A short lunch time visit today and saw a very smart male Mandarin down at the dam end. A buzzard Sat up in the trees at the road side of the dam end plus 2 song thrush in the woods near the kissing gate. Only other birds seen on lodge were mallard and coot. Chiffchaff heard...
by Mark Cookson
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoopoe
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: Hoopoe

Had great views thanks to young farm lad who allowed me access to his yard. Bird was only 40m away
by Mark Cookson
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lunch visit down Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Lunch visit down Eyes Lane

A short lunch time visit down Eyes Lane to bridge over R. Douglas saw 2 yellowhammer / 10+ corn bunting along hedgerow plenty of woodpigeon and carrion crow over Dried up scrapes held oystercatchers / redshank / Shelduck and lapwing On river were 4 F goosander / teal / mallard / redshank / Canada Ge...
by Mark Cookson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane at lunch / Brindle on way home
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Eyes Lane at lunch / Brindle on way home

Quick visit at lunch time down Eyes Lane to river. Lapwing / Oystercatcher / BH Gulls / Starling / Shelduck and Woodpigeon on far flooded field... On river were Goosander / Canada Geese / Coot / Mallard / Teal.... White Wag over... Short stretch of public bridleway at end of Hill House Lane (Brindle...
by Mark Cookson
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Various Sightings from Mon 11th March
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Various Sightings from Mon 11th March

Short lunchtime stop at Red Bridge A pair of goosander on river as well as a little grebe / plenty of mallard-teal and Canada Geese along river with a couple of redshank / skylark-lapwing-woodpigeon-pied wagtail on furthest flooded field looking nth over Bretherton Eyes E shaped pond 2 great crested...
by Mark Cookson
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Eyes Lane

One was definitely a RB Merganser however the other was distant towards Tarleton direction so just presumed RBM..
by Mark Cookson
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Eyes Lane

1st visit of the year to Eyes Lane for a swift lunchtime visit. 2 RB Merganser on river with teal mallard and moorhen. Plenty of skylark overhead with mixed gulls and a cormorant over. Buzzard sat on a hedge half way down. Couple of pied and one grey wag over....
by Mark Cookson
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Hic Bibi

Thanks Pete. I've now seen on OS map. Just waiting for a window to go...
by Mark Cookson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gregson Lane garden list
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Gregson Lane garden list

Been keeping a garden / house list for approx 2 years now. Thanks to Siskin and Canada Goose (over) now at 49 species. Wonder what will bring up the half century.... suggestions accepted.... 🌝
by Mark Cookson
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Hic Bibi

Len,
Thanks for the info
Will pay a visit later in the year
by Mark Cookson
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Hic Bibi

Hi Len. I've never been to Hic Bibi. Please could you let me have directions. Thanks
by Mark Cookson
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Jack Green Farm / Brindle Lodge
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Jack Green Farm / Brindle Lodge

Early evening walk from Gregson Lane around Jack Green / Private Road and Brindle Lodge.
All usual finches/tits and house sparrows. Also plenty of blackbirds seen throughout. At least 3 song thrush heard in Brindle Lodge and saw 23 lapwing flying over.
by Mark Cookson
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Boat Yard Pub to Withnell Fold
Replies: 0
Views: 94

Boat Yard Pub to Withnell Fold

Evening stroll from Boat Yard pub to Withnell Fold and back Plenty of Canadas on eastern side of canal along with approx 10 hybrid geese. Good number of mallard on flashes with plenty of lapwing and starlings on fields beyond flashes. One buzzard sat in a tree near flashes was only raptor seen. 5 mo...
by Mark Cookson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brindle Garden
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Brindle Garden

Thought I'd have a day in the garden for the first time this year. Amongst all the usual tits, sparrows and finches I get was happy to see my first siskins of the year 2 male and 1 female.... year ✅ Also just as I was packing stuff away heard song thrush singing it's head off in line of trees runnin...
by Mark Cookson
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mixed Finches
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Mixed Finches

Had a good mix of finches on feeders in garden this morning. Approx 30 Gold / 15 Chaff and 2 Green....

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