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by Jed Kirkham
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Early morning on the moors
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Early morning on the moors

Brinscall-Gt Hill via main track-GH Farm-Dean Black Brook-Coppice Stile returning via top of the bluff-Heatherlea Woods. 0545hrs-0910hrs Pheasants - at least 16, I'd heard 4 from Well Lane before 6am! Similarly, there appeared more Red Grouse than usual, and many Meadow Pipits and Skylark. Didn't do...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall-White Coppice-Drinkwaters-Brinscall
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Brinscall-White Coppice-Drinkwaters-Brinscall

Early morning brisk walk. Pair Buzzard over Brinscall at first light. 3 Tufted Ducks (2M 1F) on lodge near former print works 2 Grey Wagtail chasing each other on Goit nearby. 2 more Buzzards (or same pair as above) hovering virtually motionless over the bluff near Sharrock's (0650hrs), hanging in t...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Counting Meadow Pipits
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Counting Meadow Pipits

Morning exercise possibly not in keeping with the 1 hour a day exercise prescribed, but there are few people out on the moors first thing. And for anyone with "moor envy", I'm missing wandering around other parts of Chorley... Brinscall - Great Hill Farm via the main track - return via the direct fe...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Saturday Withnell NR/Today Brinscall-White Coppice
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Saturday Withnell NR/Today Brinscall-White Coppice

Saturday walk Shale Holes/Withnell NR 1410-1530hrs Goldfinch, Blackbird, Greenfinch (6) - pair west of Shale holes about 200m from our garden, haven't seen any in our garden since the week before the winter garden bird survey started! 2 pairs at the Abbey Village end. Blue Tits, Jackdaws, BH Gulls o...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell nature reserve
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Withnell nature reserve

Nice to hear Chiffchaffs there again. Spotted my first Chiffchaffs of the year in Brinscall on Saturday afternoon, I'm just about to send a delayed report
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Early morning patch birding
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Early morning patch birding

With the car out of bounds and on furlough, I'll be taking mostly early morning exercise on the moors. Might mean better patch coverage than usual? 0500-0900hrs Brinscall - Great Hill (via GH farm) - top Dean Black Brook & return via the track N of Calico Hall to Well Lane Blackbird & Robins singing...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Looking for Wheatear at the Temples
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Looking for Wheatear at the Temples

With all the recent posts about Wheatear/Whitebottoms (polite) had 2 sessions during the weekend at and around the top of Well lane, Ratten Clough, Solomon's Temple and New Temple. But they are not back there yet. Saturday late afternoon 1620-1815hrs: 1 Lapwing, 1 Curlew (prob. male), 4 Carrion Crow...
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall to Alance Bridge return
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Brinscall to Alance Bridge return

Fine day, fine walk, 1200hrs to 1700hrs Brinscall-Drinkwaters-across the moor to Lead Mines Clough-Alance Bridge-reservoirs-White Coppice-Brinscall (9.5 miles). Of note: Top of Well Lane: Pair of Stonechat*, Kestrel in tree nearby. Increasing numbers of Meadow Pipits and Skylark singing than noted r...
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Hic Bibi Nature Reserve, Sat 7th March
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Hic Bibi Nature Reserve, Sat 7th March

Thanks Len and Lydia. Slight error in my list: I try to use the BTO 2-letter codes when noting birds and had 2 ST's on my list. The first was for Song Thrush but must have put ST down also for a small flock of Starlings which I recall flew over the reserve. Starlings should be SG. So we can add Star...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Hic Bibi Nature Reserve, Sat 7th March
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Hic Bibi Nature Reserve, Sat 7th March

11 members met up on a relatively mild and dry morning to wander in Hic bibi Nature reserve and around nearby fields, returning by Hic bibi Lane. On arrival the first thing I heard on opening the car door were Greenfinch which was a good sign. Several were seen/heard near the entrance, and occasiona...
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge & YVP
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Common Bank Lodge & YVP

Outside for the first time in a while... CB Lodge 1030 to 1130hrs: Mute Swan (2), LT tits, Moorhen, Robins, Magpie, Woodpigeons, Blackbirds, Jay (1), Coot, Great tits, Little Grebe* (3) - noisy scuffle broke out between a pair and another, guessing it was a pair in territory with the odd one encroac...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Oystercatchers are back
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Oystercatchers are back

Reliably informed that the Oystercatchers have returned to the timber yard rooftops in Withnell where they have breed before. 4 Oystercatchers flew over our house this morning so there could be two pairs set up for breeding - or they may be unrelated to the timber yard birds...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny Owls, floods & other stuff...
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Tawny Owls, floods & other stuff...

Forgot to add that GC and MP takes my total to 62 Chorley sp...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny Owls, floods & other stuff...
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Tawny Owls, floods & other stuff...

Thursday evening 21.00hrs pair of Tawny Owls in and around the garden calling and flying around. Last Sunday cut off due to storm Ciara, expecting same today, ponding (+30cm deep) at bottom of Well Lane and floods at bottom of School Lane. Yesterday 14.45-16.30hrs walked up Well Lane, across moors, ...
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: On the moors
Replies: 0
Views: 131

On the moors

Lead Mines Clough-Dead Forest-Holts Flat and back to Jepson's Gate. 1330 - 15.45 hrs Fairly quiet: 2 Buzzard, Carrion crows, 5 Blackbird, 2 Magpie, 6 Bullfinch*, 1 Robin, several Pheasant*, 1 Woodpigeon, 1 Jay*, 1 Coal Tit, 2 Brambling skulking in the dead forest, flew out with their white rumps fla...

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