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by Jed Kirkham
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice to Brinscall and back
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: White Coppice to Brinscall and back

That's a good list Len, in an area I often walk. You're probably aware that there are often Dipper flying along the Goit at White Coppice, its always special when I hear/see these birds there.
by Jed Kirkham
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bretherton and Whttle Bottoms
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Bretherton and Whttle Bottoms

Thanks for your replies, Gary and Neil. I will try to go there again this weekend nearer dusk. Unfortunately I cannot attend the Chorley Nats meeting this Thursday. Willow Tit - Last year I contacted Natural England re sighting of a singing bird during Spring at a small woodland reserve east of RSPB...
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bretherton and Whttle Bottoms
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Bretherton and Whttle Bottoms

Out for the first proper birding of the year other than minor forays into and around Brinscall. 0815 to 1200hrs Eyes Lane across the fields to Red Bridge and back via the Lane, then along Back Lane to Lostock Bridge, along the brook and return via fields. On Eyes Lane, Coal, Blue, Great & LT Tits, B...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Heatherlea/Brinscall Woods
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Heatherlea/Brinscall Woods

Flock of +15 Lesser Redpolls feeding at the tops of trees in the northern end of the wood yesterday afternoon. Plus sight of 2 Roe Deer in the woods. saw a deer next to our house 3.45pm Friday afternoon, they have already eaten clematis shoots/violets from the front/side of our house - not so good f...
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall to Anglezarke Reservoir & back
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Brinscall to Anglezarke Reservoir & back

A good stroll this afternoon. On and around the Lodge: Mallard inc domesticated birds, Canada Geese, BH Gulls, Moorhen and 6 Muscovy Ducks, Jackdaws over. On the large fishing pond nearer to WC: 12 Goosander, a Grey Heron and Moorhen. Two flocks of Long-tailed tits (12-15 birds in each) towards WC, ...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Stoat activity & Mistle Thrushes
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Stoat activity & Mistle Thrushes

Saw a Stoat run across the road, caught in car headlights as I drove over the Goit in Brinscall at 1700hrs Thursday. Could be related to United Utilities who had earlier been clearing shrubs etc? Mistle Thrushes seem more than usually active this week, noted several rattling and flying around. Today...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lunt Meadows near Maghull
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Lunt Meadows near Maghull

Birding at Lunt Meadows 1100 to 1630hrs yesterday (Fri 23rd). A fine afternoon, 42 species. Volunteers were building the first hide at the site, there are several screens with seats. I had gone hoping to see owls (Barn & SEO) - none seen even at dusk. Saw v briefly a Bittern coming into roost near t...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Birds, bats, and a butterfly
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Birds, bats, and a butterfly

Friday evening in Brinscall approx 4 bats feeding around the streetlight/house at 17.30hrs. Bat detector registering at 45-55Hz, so probably the Common Pips? Then at 1800hrs a Roe deer across the road and into the passage beside the house (again). Saturday walk up Great Hill, down to Roddlesworth Wo...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Woodcock sightings .
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Woodcock sightings .

Great spot Gary. I see/hear them during spring/early summer in Heatherlea/Brinscall woods, the males roding and I've been very close a few times (in near darkness) to what I assume is the female making odd noises as they call up to the males above. A few years ago saw one on the ground during daytim...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bats again
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Bats again

Saw a couple of bats using Well Lane, Brinscall this evening at 1700hrs. Probably Common Pipistrelle enjoying the relatively mild weather and available food still out and about.
Paul b mentioned the BTO Tawny Owl survey - its very easy and not time-intensive.
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fieldfare Friday
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Fieldfare Friday

Afternoon (3 hours) spent on the moors around Withnell Quarry to dusk. Female Kestrel very active throughout. Raven, 1 Stonechat, several Meadow Pipits, 5 Cormorant, Woodpigeons, Carrion Crows, Magpies. Watched many Fieldfare in and around the woods to the east of the quarry for about an hour, these...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall to Solomon's Temple
Replies: 0
Views: 121

Brinscall to Solomon's Temple

Late afternoon walk up onto the edge of the moors, 1715 to 1830 hrs. Nuthatch, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Robin, Magpie, Blue Tit and Jackdaw around the garden area, Woodpigeon, Jay, and Long-Tailed Tit through Heatherlea woods. Kestrel, Wren, Cormorant, Raven on/over the moorland. 4 Stonechat flitti...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dipper
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Dipper

A quick walk this morning from Brinscall to White Coppice & back without bins. Bit breezy and damp, not much about including humans. Apart from Great Tits, Robins, Blackbirds & Wrens noted in the woods, Crows and Woodpigeons flying, a Jay screeching near the bluff, good to see a Dipper on Dean Black...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bats out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Bats out and about

Several bats around the house during the recent mild weather on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Saw one at 0710 hrs today, flying around for 5 mins before it swooped up to roost under the eaves. Also - Tawny Owls quite active this week most evenings. Heard female (possibly 2) at 0645 hrs yesterday fr...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Ladybirds
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Ladybirds

We had over 50 100 in our house on Tuesday, they seem to favour upstairs rooms facing south-west

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