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by Neil Southworth
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Astley Park
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Astley Park

Brown Rat by the lake. Fresh molehills at several locations.
by Neil Southworth
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Fold flashes and canal.
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Withnell Fold flashes and canal.

Highlight was the sight of a herd of young cows chasing the flock of hybrid geese off a field and into the canal, which says it all! Interestingly, there were two goslings with the geese, so it's anybody's guess as how they will turn out! There was barely a drop of water in any of the pools so there...
by Neil Southworth
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Struggling to identify!!
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Struggling to identify!!

I'd go with Green Sandpiper as well.
by Neil Southworth
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Twin Lakes
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Croston Twin Lakes

Swift over the lakes at lunchtime - Ribble Estuary Facebook page Also 30 Swallow and a few House Martin.
by Neil Southworth
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Evening Walk to Wheelton area - Thursday 16th August
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Evening Walk to Wheelton area - Thursday 16th August

Thirteen members enjoyed the circular walk from the top of Whins Lane down to the canal, along the canal to Top Lock, over South Hill to Lower Wheelton, before returning along Whins Lane. Buzzards were much in evidence with begging young in tow. There were plenty of hirundines along the canal and ov...
by Neil Southworth
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Yarrow reservoir

As Gary said in a recent post, the water level has fallen still further. However, still no waders. Just 20 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, a Moorhen and a Pied Wagtail
by Neil Southworth
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lower Healey
Replies: 0
Views: 49

Lower Healey

Top Lodge:- Mallard 35, Coot, Moorhen, BH Gull 2, several Swallow and House Martin feeding over the water. Bottom Lodge:- pair Mute Swan and 3 cygnets, pair Coot and juvenile, Moorhen and juvenile. Generally:- juvenile Buzzard flying around crying to be fed. Another Buzzard in the distance was pres...
by Neil Southworth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Evening Walk to Wheelton area - Thursday 16th August
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Evening Walk to Wheelton area - Thursday 16th August

A repeat of a walk we did last year. Previous highlights have included Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Swift, Tawny Owl and Pipistrelle Bats.

Meet in the parking area at the top of Whins Lane, Higher Wheelton, at 7.00 pm prompt.
by Neil Southworth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Evening Walk to Wheelton area - Thursday 16th August
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Evening Walk to Wheelton area - Thursday 16th August

A repeat of a walk we did last year. Previous highlights have included Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Swift, Tawny Owl and Pipistrelle Bats.

Meet in the parking area at the top of Whins Lane, Higher Wheelton, at 7.00 pm prompt.
by Neil Southworth
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke reservoir north end
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Anglezarke reservoir north end

Very quiet this morning. Sightings:-
Cormorant 8, Moorhen 3, BH Gull c30, LBB Gull c15, Crow 3, Kestrel, Grey Heron, Swallow, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Goldfinch, Lesser Redpoll
Butterflies:- Speckled Wood 3
by Neil Southworth
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke reservoir north end
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Anglezarke reservoir north end

Oystercatcher was the only wader seen. Other birds included Grey Heron 4, Cormorant, Moorhen 3, BH Gull c40, LBB Gull c40, GBB Gull, Buzzard, GS Pecker, Swallow, Coal Tit, LTT Tit, Nuthatch (several calling), Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Wagtail, Goldfinch Butterflies;- Large White 2-5, GV White 5-10, G...
by Neil Southworth
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Butterflies

In the garden this afternoon were Holly Blue, Peacock 2, Large White 5-10
by Neil Southworth
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Holly Blue
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Holly Blue

Holly Blue in the garden at the moment, roosting on privet.
by Neil Southworth
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Osprey!
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Osprey!

After bumping into Gary, went on a wild Osprey chase but no luck. Other sightings;- Anglezarke;- Oystercatcher Upper Rivington:- Greylag Goose 35, Canada Goose 20, Mallard 6, Moorhen, GC Grebe 4, Grey Heron, Cormorant, Swallow, House Martin, BH Gull Lower Rivington;- Kestrel, GBB Gull, LBB Gull plus...
by Neil Southworth
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Peregrines
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Peregrines

Adult and juvenile Peregrine reported over St John's church, Whittle, this morning.

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