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by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Starlings
Replies: 0
Views: 85

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: 51

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: 101

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: 202

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...
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Rn parakeets .
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Rn parakeets .

One in our tree tonight (Hartwood) seen regularly all year -up to 4 at times - very noisey!
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tit
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Willow Tit

Friday 27 October, Willow Tit back on the garden feeders again - been absent since spring - also a Red Admiral in garden.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Ichneumon Wasp
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Ichneumon Wasp

Not absolutely sure it was same species but had a very similar IW in the garden yesterday - should have got a photo!
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Weasel v Cat
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Weasel v Cat

Sadly, our cat is a killer! - she is small, slender, loving - and lightening quick! In addition to the usual odd small,bird (apologies now!) and mice, voles, shrews and rats - she prefers more robust prey. Countless rabbits, moles, grey squirrels and larger birds, eg Woodpigeons and Black Headed Gul...
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hobby and Peregrines
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Hobby and Peregrines

Thursday 3 August, St John's Church, Preston Road, Whittle. Heard a huge commotion and looked up to see a couple of Peregrines wheeling around and noticed the object of their disquiet - a male Hobby chasing House Martins. The Peregrines tried their level best to disturb the Hobby but it totally outc...
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Could the Chorley district be holding Nightjars ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

Re: Could the Chorley district be holding Nightjars ?

Think it is getting a bit late for Nightjars churring with any enthusiasm - but good luck. Historically myself and Ken Green used to go to Chat Moss in the 1970s to watch and listen to Nightjars. Strangely trains along the railway line often brought on the churring! We diligently search all suitable...
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Red Kites, Buzzard and R N Parakeets!
Replies: 0
Views: 523

Red Kites, Buzzard and R N Parakeets!

Just a brief record or two. Red Kite over M61 near Crosse Hall Lane 1 June. Then another one sailing around over Withnell Fold for quite a while 13 June. Then in our garden a Buzzard at top of our tree being mobbed by Jays on 19 June. Finally we have the odd RN Parakeet around most days but tonight ...
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Re: Willow Tits

Our garden, Hartwood.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Willow Tits

Quick post to say the Willow Tits are back - disappeared for the summer returned end of October. At least 2, maybe more but difficult to say. Never had any ongoing contact with the research group looking into Willow Tit populations etc - but very pleased they are back. Aslso today 75 Pink Feet headi...
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Goosander - Leeds Liverpool Canal
Replies: 0
Views: 396

Goosander - Leeds Liverpool Canal

Male an Female Goosander on canal at Botany today. Who would have predicted such things 30 years ago?
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chiff Chaff
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Chiff Chaff

Had a Chiff Chaff in the garden on and off since Christmas - this morning in the sunshine it was actually attempting a bit of a song! Spring is on its way!

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