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by Neil Southworth
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Fold
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Withnell Fold

I was hoping recent rains would have started to replenish the flashes, but just the opposite. No water at all in any of the pools and therefore no birds. A farmer was spraying a field presumably with glyphosate, and worse still, he was being followed by around 50 BH Gulls. I hope they survive. The n...
by Neil Southworth
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: October Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: October Meeting

Don't forget tonight's talk!!
by Neil Southworth
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reservoirs
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Reservoirs

Upper Rivington:- Mallard c20, Teal 6, GC Grebe, Moorhen 2, Grey Heron, Cormorant 3, BH Gull 2, Pied Wagtail, GS Pecker, Fieldfare over Lower Rivington:- Mallard c15, Cormorant, BH Gull c50, LBB Gull c20, Pied Wagtail 2 Yarrow:- Mallard c30, Cormorant, LBB Gull 4, Common Gull 4, BH Gull 15, Pied Wa...
by Neil Southworth
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Year List Challenge
Topic: Species recorded in 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 4743

Re: Species recorded in 2018

Hawfinch at Belmont takes us to 148
by Neil Southworth
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont vismig
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Belmont vismig

A vismig session at Belmont yesterday produced the following:- Hawfinch – first calling from beeches & then flew briefly S before u-turning & heading off N towards Roddlesworth Ring Ouzel – another one....a male this time Woodpigeon – 1530 in 23 flocks up to 320 in the hour! Redwing – 109 in 8 flock...
by Neil Southworth
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: October Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 88

October Meeting

Our next indoor meeting is on this coming Thursday, 18th October 2018. Louise Bentley will be giving us a talk entitled 'A Swift Recovery', outlining measures being put in place to halt the decline in Swift numbers.
As usual, the meeting will start at 7.30 pm at St Mary's parish centre, West St.
by Neil Southworth
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: October Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 50

October Meeting

Our next indoor meeting is on this coming Thursday, 18th October 2018. Louise Bentley will be giving us a talk entitled 'A Swift Recovery', outlining measures being put in place to halt the decline in Swift numbers.
As usual, the meeting will start at 7.30 pm at St Mary's parish centre, West St.
by Neil Southworth
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Monthly Duck Count
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Monthly Duck Count

Birkacre Lodges:- Mute Swan 5, Mallard 17, Tufted Duck 2, GC Grebe 2, Coot 15, Moorhen 9, BH Gull 7, Grey Wagtail Common Bank Lodge:- Mallard 36, Little Grebe 1, Moorhen 3, Grey Wagtail Heapey Lodges:- Mallard 39, Coot 1, Moorhen 11, Cormorant 1, Kestrel 1, BH Gull 2, Grey Wagtail Anglezarke:- Mall...
by Neil Southworth
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Morrison's chimney
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Morrison's chimney

A Raven was above the chimney this morning. Apparently one or two have been seen there a few times in the last couple of weeks.
by Neil Southworth
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Belmont

160 Fieldfare at Belmont today. Info from Steve Martin.
by Neil Southworth
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bramblings
Replies: 0
Views: 111

Bramblings

The first two Bramblings were back at Belmont this morning. Info from Steve Martin.
by Neil Southworth
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Ladybirds
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Ladybirds

They seem to be widespread. Swarms reported from Astley Village, 30 on a garage at Hoghton and 200+ on a house in Warton Place, Chorley.
by Neil Southworth
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont sightings
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Belmont sightings

Saturday :- Redwing: One with migrant Blackbirds
Today :- Redwing: Two south, Whooper Swan: Three north! Fieldfare: 40 came in high from the NE & down onto pastures
Info from Steve Martin
by Neil Southworth
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Arley nature reserve
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Arley nature reserve

Plenty of activity on Adlington Reservoir. 15 Cormorant were swimming around and often squabbling, and attracting c20 Black-headed Gulls. 4 male and a single female Mandarin Duck. 4 pairs Mallard, single Teal on the reserve, Moorhen 4 or 5, Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Sparrowhawk, Jay, Nuthatch, Treecre...
by Neil Southworth
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Bank Lodge
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Common Bank Lodge

Mallard 8, Little Grebe 2, Moorhen 4, Coot, GS Pecker, Jay, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, Bullfinch
Fungi:- Fly Agaric
Fish:- large Carp jumping, could have swallowed a Little Grebe whole!

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