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by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A brilliant first for Hartwood!! - Cuckoos!
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: A brilliant first for Hartwood!! - Cuckoos!

Well we've been here 36 years and this is a first, we have, over the years, had and still get many super birds, Waxwings once, Kingfisher on a shortcut to river Chor, Willow Tits daily, Buzzards very occasionally in our big Oak tree plus a variety of warblers in or just over the garden plus Mallard,...
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A brilliant first for Hartwood!! - Cuckoos!
Replies: 4
Views: 309

A brilliant first for Hartwood!! - Cuckoos!

At 4-55pm today I was in the garden when I heard and saw not one but two CUCKOOS! Flying over at around 50 foot, great view, think it was a male chasing female and 'cuckooing' loudly. They disappeared in a southerly direction - towards Aldi! 36 years here but never seen or heard a Cuckoo around Hart...
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Blackcap
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Blackcap

Female in and out of garden today.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits back
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Willow Tits back

After a summer and early autumn holiday two Willow Tits back on bird feeders. This is third year running birds have disappeared in summer only to return in late autumn, interesting!
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Red Kite
Replies: 0
Views: 252

Red Kite

Just watched a bird sailing over Great Knowley - about 12-30pm - heading generally westerly.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Painted Lady - invasion?
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Painted Lady - invasion?

Been in the gardens all day (Hartwood) and either I've seen the same insect 6 or 7 times over the course of 7 hours or separate insects. Insects flew in - occasionally stopped on the Mock Orange and then headed off in strong flight out of sight. Maybe this blast of hot air from the Africa is pushing...
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lapwing, Buckshaw - Buzzard, Liseux Hall
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Lapwing, Buckshaw - Buzzard, Liseux Hall

Lapwing - First roundabout down Buckshaw Avenue - Lapwing on roundabout with 2 chicks - about 4 or 5 days old, don't know if they bred on roundabout but a risky journey to get there otherwise.

Buzzard, seen picking up a young rabbit on path adjacent to Liseux Hall - nature in the raw!
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dunlin
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Dunlin

Two, possibly more, calling in flight over Hartwood last night (8 March) at 8pm - heading west to east (toward moors!)
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Butterflies - Comma and Peacock
Replies: 1
Views: 382

Butterflies - Comma and Peacock

Warm weather bringing out the Peacock butterflies, been 2 or 3 around most days this week or so - plus a bonus of a Comma today.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Willow Tit Survey 2019/20
Topic: Hartwood Willow Tits
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

Hartwood Willow Tits

We have at least 2 birds here most days. They seem to disappear in May and return by late October or so. Been like this for two or three years now.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lapwings
Replies: 0
Views: 326

Lapwings

Approx 115 on Gale Moss this morning - numbers have steadily increased since early January - traditional pre-breeding flock location.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Starlings
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Starlings

Not very exciting but approx 300 on Eaves Lane in a flock around St Peter's club - a good number for the area.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Pink footed Geese
Replies: 0
Views: 346

Pink footed Geese

My first of the autumn - 100 heading east to west over Hartwood at 11.30 am - winter is on its way!
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Weasel
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Weasel

One crossing road near Motorway Roundabout Junction 8
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Disorientated Snipe and a holy Cormorant!!
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Disorientated Snipe and a holy Cormorant!!

In the middle of this morning's blizzard I Was driving on Hartwood when I noticed a dark shape in the middle of the road - standing out very clear against the whiteout. Driving slowly towards it and stopping about 10 feet away, the dark shape turned out to be a Snipe - up to its breast in snow. It l...

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