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by Jed Kirkham
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bright Young Things
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Bright Young Things

Lots of juveniles in and around the garden. Counted 7 Great Tits feeding, probably a family group, mostly youngsters. House Sparrows (approx. 12) seem to be having a good year. Yesterday evening an adult Great Spotted Woodpecker was feeding sunflower seeds to a juvenile on the bird table - unusual a...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Festival of Gowks
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Festival of Gowks

I'm no Little Englander but I do like using and introducing the Old English or pre-Norman conquest/French-Latin names for things. I grew up in Carlisle and we still use many words which are unknown in Lancashire. Also: Spuggy for Sparrow, Cushet for Pigeon - don't know the origin of these... Thanks ...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Festival of Gowks
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Festival of Gowks

Yesterday evening stroll up to Great Hill summit and back, 1945 to 2220hrs. House Sparrows are doing well around the garden, +10 inc juvs. Pair of Bullfinch too. Walking up through the woods: Chaffinch, Wren, lots of Jackdaws, Song Thrush singing, Woodpigeons, Blackbird, Several Willow Warblers, Gre...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat May 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Eyes Lane

Shelduck I saw were all adult
by Jed Kirkham
Fri May 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Eyes Lane

Walk today 1200 to 1400hrs. (saw John F's post yesterday, possibly saw/heard some of the same birds!) Birds seen/heard: Wren, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Mistle Thrush, Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Whitethroat (2), Skylark, Robin, 2 Yellowhammer singing, Lapwing with 2 chicks in field n...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon May 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bank Holiday weekend birding
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Bank Holiday weekend birding

Friday afternoon Hic Bibi: Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Pheasant, Wren, Robin, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Dunnock, Blackcap, Bullfinch, Mallard, Skylark over adjacent field, 2 Oystercatcher over, 2 Swift high and flying N, Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Jay, Grey Heron in pond, Garden Warbler seen brief...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Down by the River Chor
Replies: 0
Views: 107

Down by the River Chor

Talking with David & Keith on Thursday they mentioned the possibility of a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in the woods of the River Chor, in Astley Pk and behind the MG/Nissan dealerships. I had a mooch around there starting at 0630hrs, down by the River behind the dealerships and at 0645 heard a Woodpec...
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: G-Time: Golden Plover, Great Grey Shrike & Greeenfinch
Replies: 0
Views: 128

G-Time: Golden Plover, Great Grey Shrike & Greeenfinch

Thanks to all for the Great Grey Shrike posts, a great find. However, on my way to view it I was 20m past the top of Well Lane gate at 16.15hrs when I heard a mournful peep, stopped in my tracks and instantly back in Orkney & Shetland on summer holiday. Golden Plover, a male coming into breeding plu...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lead mine clough area .
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Lead mine clough area .

Another one on the ton. Well done Gary. I've looked for Wheatear around top of Well Lane but not seen yet. Soon!
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and About (west and east)
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Out and About (west and east)

Yes, well done Neville! Makes my current 75 seem a bit paltry but I'm a slow starter in everything and I won't be too upset if my final total is around 100
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Foul weather, Fine Reed Bunting...
Replies: 0
Views: 103

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: 111

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: 140

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: 77

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: 153

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...

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