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by Andy R
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Worthington Lakes
Replies: 0
Views: 626

Worthington Lakes

Hi all, long time no posts! Just thought I'd better put in an apprearance again. Was at Wothington Lakes this morning, Kingfisher showing well on Worthington Reservoir, lots of BH Gulls, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Canada Geese, GC Grebe scattered around the other reservoirs. Hope you're al...
by Andy R
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: 2/2/12.Y.V.PARK.
Replies: 1
Views: 833

A couple more

Was at YVP just after lunch, and also recorded pr Buzzards and sparrowhawk.
by Andy R
Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Farne Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Thanks again, Chris. Well worth a visit if you are up that way anytime.

Andy
by Andy R
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Farne Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 1680

Farne Islands

I was on the Farne Islands earlier in the week. Absolutely fantastic! Puffins (some 40,000) Guillemots, Razor Bills, Arctic, Common and Sandwich Terns, Shags, Cormorants, Eider Ducks, Kittiwakes, Herring Gulls, Black Headed Gulls and Grey Seals. All very close. Well worth a trip if you are up that w...
by Andy R
Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Trip to Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

Trip to Wales

I was walking the Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path last week, and what a fantastic variety of wildlife there was as coast met land. Noted a large amount of Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat everywhere, and Blackcap, Buzzard, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler were also abundant. Nice also to see s...
by Andy R
Tue May 24, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Healey Nab Sunday 22nd May 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Thanks, Chris. Will do.

(Just off to see if I can catch sight of the Osprey at Worthington)
by Andy R
Sun May 22, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Healey Nab Sunday 22nd May 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Healey Nab Sunday 22nd May 2011

Nothing of any great importance, but after a wet start noted: Swallow, Swift, Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, 20 of so Crows passing through, 1 Buzzard, Dunnock, Great Tit, Magpie, Pied Wagtail and Cuckoo calling. Bluebells and Gorse in full bloom and an abundance of Common Cotton Grass, particularly on ...
by Andy R
Tue May 03, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Yarrow Valley Park - New life
Replies: 2
Views: 1367

Mid afternoon at YVP.

Mallard, Magpie, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, 2 Common Terns (on raft) Reed Bunting, Nuthatch, Dunnock, Grey Wagtail, BH Gulls, Blue and Great Tits, and (first I've seen at YVP) a Common Sandpiper on the raft closest to the car park.
by Andy R
Tue May 03, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Healey Nab Sunday 1st May 2011 (Cuckoo!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Chris,

Cuckoo calling at Stronstrey Bank at 12:20 today.

Andy
by Andy R
Sun May 01, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Healey Nab Sunday 1st May 2011 (Cuckoo!)
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Healey Nab Sunday 1st May 2011 (Cuckoo!)

As Neil mentioned in the previous post, the fire has had a devestating effect on the wildlife, particularly above Anglezarke and the plantations. with significant disruption to the farming community during the lambing season. Let's hope the ground nesters are able to 'have another go' soon. News fro...
by Andy R
Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Grasshoppper Warbler Healey Nab
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Grasshopper Warbler present again at 11.15 today. Also Whitethroat, Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Chaffinch 2 Buzzards (pr of Tufted Duck on top lodge).
by Andy R
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: White Coppice and Stronstrey Bank
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

White Coppice and Stronstrey Bank

Out for a couple of hours this afternoon in fantastic sunshine. Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Pheasant, Dunnock, Jay, Dipper, Grey and Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Blackbird, Wren, Blue and Great Tit, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Curlew, Goldfinch, Crow, Mallard, Heron, Nuthatch, 20+ Swallows, Redpoll. Nice to ...
by Andy R
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Birds seen on bird race 16/17.4.11
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Excellent and impressive list, Neil, well done.

Thought I caught a glimpse of a Ring Ouzel this morning along the Goit but thought perhaps it was wishful thinking, however its inclusion on the Bird Race list leads me to believe that it could have been.

Andy R
by Andy R
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Healey Nab 17th April
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

Healey Nab 17th April

My first Whitethroat this season along the Goit south of White Coppice. On the Nab there were 30+ Willow Warblers, Blackbird, Repoll, Great Blue and Coal Tits, Goldfinch, 4 Buzzards (to the West), 2 Jays, several Woodpigeons, passing Gulls. 20+ Tortoiseshell butterflies along with Peacock, Large and...
by Andy R
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Is this a Bee Fly
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

Just checked the field guide, Dave, and it looks like a Bee Fly (Bombylius major).

PS. Excellent collection of pictures on flckr!

Andy R

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