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by Neil Southworth
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Monthly WeBs count
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Monthly WeBs count

Birkacre Lodges:- Mute Swan 5, Mallard 66, Tufted Duck 24, Goosander 1, Coot 26, Moorhen 17, GC Grebe 1, Little Grebe 3, Grey Heron 1, BH Gull 25, Dipper 1, Grey Wagtail 1, Mistle Thrush in full song Common Bank Lodge:- Mallard 6, Little Grebe 2, Moorhen 2 Heapey Lodges:- Canada Goose 6, Mallard 29,...
by Neil Southworth
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane, Bretherton
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Eyes Lane, Bretherton

It's amazing what a day's rain can do! From no water last week, it has flooded extensively this week. However, there was just one Shelduck and 6 Lapwing on the floods late morning. No doubt numbers will increase. At least 30 Whooper Swan were on the field across the river, plus c90 Mallard, a single...
by Neil Southworth
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Reservoirs

It's amazing what goosanders can do these days! :lol:
by Neil Southworth
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Reservoirs

The weekend's rain has obliterated the spit at the north end of Anglezarke, and even the rocky island had only enough visible above the water for 3 Cormorant to perch. Consequently the Teal and Shoveler had disappeared, so there were just a few Mallard a Moorhen and 2 of the current local rarity - t...
by Neil Southworth
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Field trip.
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Field trip.

Drizzle at the start soon cleared and plenty of birds appeared. Most obvious were Pink-footed Geese with a skein of 70 passing over, but the largest skeins were over Mawdesley Moss where at one stage approximately 2,000 were in the air. Over the same location a flock of 200+ Lapwing were flying arou...
by Neil Southworth
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Reservoirs

Anglezarke:- Mallard c60, Teal c20, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 3, Moorhen 2, Cormorant 8, BH Gull c50, LBB Gull, Pheasant 2
Yarrow:- Common Gull c30
Upper Rivington:- male Goosander, Moorhen
by Neil Southworth
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Velvet Scoter, High Rid Reservoir, Bolton
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Velvet Scoter, High Rid Reservoir, Bolton

Velvet Scoter still present this afternoon, showing well close to the shore when I arrived, although it did drift out into the middle of the reservoir later. The water was surprisingly calm after this morning's winds.
by Neil Southworth
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Field Trip to Croston / Mawdesley Moss - Sunday 2nd December 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Field Trip to Croston / Mawdesley Moss - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Sunday 2nd December -details as per newsletter
"Meet at the venue at 9.00am prompt; Park carefully in Drinkhouse Lane, Croston near the garage workshops at SD 483183"
by Neil Southworth
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Yarrow Valley Park

Pair Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck 25, Teal (single female), Moorhen, Coot, GC Grebe, Little Grebe 2 (adult and juvenile), Cormorant, Grey Heron, BH Gull, Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail 2, Jay, Magpie, good numbers of Blackbird, Nuthatch, good numbers of Chaffinch
Mammals:- Mink seen earlier
by Neil Southworth
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lunt Meadows near Maghull
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Lunt Meadows near Maghull

Yes, we had a field trip there a few years ago, when it first opened, Jed. Probably worth another visit sometime to see how it's developing.
by Neil Southworth
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Croston Finney

Mid to late afternoon visit found a herd of 20 Whooper Swan including 8 young birds on the northern part of Great Close. By the time I had walked up to the railway and back, these had increased to 120, having arrived stealthily from across the Douglas. A couple of Mute Swan were on the main dyke, al...
by Neil Southworth
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Whooper Swan
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Whooper Swan

Three Whooper Swans flew south east over the house this morning.
by Neil Southworth
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoghton Bottoms
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Hoghton Bottoms

A Little Egret was on the River Darwen at Hoghton Bottoms this morning. Info from Mike Graham.
by Neil Southworth
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Peregrines
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Peregrines

A male and female Peregrine were having a go at each other over Chorley Town Centre this afternoon. Spectacular!
by Neil Southworth
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: November Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 173

November Meeting

Our next indoor meeting is on Thursday next, November 15th. This a return visit by Stueart and Anita Kellington, who will give us a talk on 'A Spectacular Springtime Journey Through Western Australia'
The talk as usual is at St Mary's parish centre, West Street and commences at 7.30 pm

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