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by Jed Kirkham
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Foul weather, Fine Reed Bunting...
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Foul weather, Fine Reed Bunting...

The weather may be dire but at 1030hrs saw something I'd never seen in our garden: a Reed Bunting, feeding on sunflower hearts for 10 mins. A male, with its winter plumage starting to turn.
That beauty takes my Chorley total to 71 sp.
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Butterflies - Comma and Peacock
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Butterflies - Comma and Peacock

I know this is slightly south of the Chorley area, but I also saw a Comma butterfly during a lunchtime walk adjacent to Red Moss SSSI, Horwich
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Curlews.
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Curlews.

One Curlew flew over Brinscall yesterday too
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Willow Tit Survey 2019/20
Topic: Willow Tit Survey @ White Coppice
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Willow Tit Survey @ White Coppice

Neil and I carried out a Willow Tit survey 0900 to 1145hrs starting at White Coppice, walking towards Brinscall, on reaching Heatherlea Woods we walked to Old Withnells Farm and back along the ridge towards WC overlooking the Goit. We didn't see/hear any Willow Tits (despite a lot of effort!). There...
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Brockholes Nature Reserve
Topic: Field Trip
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Field Trip

Thanks Neil,
I can't add any birds from my list to your comprehensive list. I saw one Grey Squirrel and in the woods Paul pointed out to us a Scarlet Elf Cup mushroom which looked just like a scarlet cup used by an elf...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Whittle-le-Woods Woodcock
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Whittle-le-Woods Woodcock

I second Gary's comment. Top bird! Hopefully the males will be roding again above Heatherlea Woods, Brinscall, later in Spring, with the females calling from the undergrowth.
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Willow Tit Survey 2019/20
Topic: RSPB Willow Tit Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: RSPB Willow Tit Survey

Yes I would really enjoy to take part in this
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall Lodge/Heaterlea Woods
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Brinscall Lodge/Heaterlea Woods

14.55-16.05 hrs, spring-like walk. The Lodge had the usual flock of BH Gulls, along with the Muscovy Ducks, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Geese. Starlings & Jackdaws favour the rooftops around the chip shop. In and around the woods were Blue, Great, Coal & LT Tits, House Sparrows, Robin, Woodpigeon...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Nature Reserve - Brambling winter contd.
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Withnell Nature Reserve - Brambling winter contd.

Yes Neville you were probably in exactly the same spot. If you are birding a few sites this side of Chorley I would recommend stopping here for a while. Its a 1 min walk down from the bridge - the feeders attract tit flocks & finches, and there's a good mix of vegetation and tree/bush sp. I've been ...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Nature Reserve - Brambling winter contd.
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Withnell Nature Reserve - Brambling winter contd.

Recovering from man 'flu had a walk Brinscall - Abbey Village. Fine afternoon. House Sparrow (colony as usual at Pleasant View), Blue, Coal, Great Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, Moorhen on the Shale Holes, Chaffinch, Starlings on Pleasant View rooftops. Single Lesser Redpoll and Brambling feeding t...
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Field Trip to Wigan Flashes
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Field Trip to Wigan Flashes

A Chilly northerly, staying fine & dry throughout. 0900hrs to 1145hrs. The group watched from the screen at the start and end of the field trip, near the Wellham Road entrance where there are feeders beside a pool, reedbeds, and damp woodland/scrub. Seen/heard from this spot (inc. from the parking a...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Clough & Reservoirs
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Lead Mines Clough & Reservoirs

PS. My total is now 60 sp.
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead Mines Clough & Reservoirs
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Lead Mines Clough & Reservoirs

0720 hrs start from Jepson's Gate to the memorial and through the woods: Carrion Crows, Robin, Blue, Coal & Gt Tits, Blackbird, Bullfinch (4), Magpies, Wren, Woodpigeon. Mistle Thrush singing near the memorial. No sign of Crossbill. Walked down to Alance Bridge, my turn to put down sunflower seeds 0...
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: New tick.
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: New tick.

Nice one Nora. I saw a Raven through the early morning gloom above Brinscall today - first Raven of the year, I'm on 53 sp. so far, similar to your count
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: YP Park & Hic bibi plus Eclipse screeching...
Replies: 0
Views: 176

YP Park & Hic bibi plus Eclipse screeching...

Sunday YVP 1240 - 1350hrs: Great tit, Blackbird, BH & Common Gulls, Mallard plus domestics, Moorhen, Woodpigeon, Nuthatch, Tufted Duck, Little & GG Grebe, Coot, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, 1 Goosander (F), Cormorant, Robin, 2 Teal on the pond by the Reedbeds, a Grey Wagtail also there, Wren, Magpie, Bl...

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