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by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits back
Replies: 1
Views: 139

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: 136

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: 399

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: 241

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: 216

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: 230

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: 544

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: 208

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: 284

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: 227

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: 246

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: 413

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: 1050

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: 489

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: 1333

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!

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