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by Ian Woosey
Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: 2013 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: White Coppice (21/4/13)
Replies: 0
Views: 473

White Coppice (21/4/13)

3 Ring Ouzels (2m) in the quarry this morning at 9:15am
by Ian Woosey
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: 2013 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Hic Bibi LNR (20/4/13)
Replies: 0
Views: 416

Hic Bibi LNR (20/4/13)

Single male Orange-tip this afternoon along with at least 12 Peacocks and a similar number of Small Tortoiseshells. Willow Tit, 2 Yellowhammers and displaying Lapwings overhead was the best of the rest..
by Ian Woosey
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Arley Wood & Nature Reserve 3/4/12
Replies: 0
Views: 656

Arley Wood & Nature Reserve 3/4/12

An afternoon walk from the layby on Chorley Road down past the NR, through the fields to Crawshaw Hall, then back round through the woods: 1 Dipper 2 Buzzards 2 Grey Partridge 4 Tree Sparrows (Crawshaw Hall) 2 Yellowhammers 1 Kingfisher 1 Sparrowhawk Several Stock Doves, Nuthatches, and a single Tre...
by Ian Woosey
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: BLACK REDSTART & RING OUZEL (Winter Hill) 28/3/12
Replies: 0
Views: 592

BLACK REDSTART & RING OUZEL (Winter Hill) 28/3/12

From the Manchester Birding Forum: RE: HORWICH MOORS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Black Redstart is currently around the compounds on the top of Winter Hill, just over the border inside Lanashire. A Ring Ouzel has also been heard around the same ...
by Ian Woosey
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir & Healey Nab (22/3/12)
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

:lol: Oh aye.......forgot about those, though that is a result of me forgetting that not all of the site is in Wigan :oops:. Plus there are the Winter Hill birds as well, come to think about it :P . I`ll have a recount ! :wink:
by Ian Woosey
Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Anglezarke Reservoir & Healey Nab (22/3/12)
Replies: 2
Views: 1254

Anglezarke Reservoir & Healey Nab (22/3/12)

Full circuit of the reservoir (inc High Bullough) and a detour around Healey Nab this morning produced the following: 1 Raven 2 Buzzards 6 Oystercatchers 1 Curlew (heard, but unseen Redshank) 1 Goosander (f) 2 Tree Sparrows (in hedge at Warings Farm, Back Lane) 2 Goldeneye (pair on HB) 17 Lapwings 2...
by Ian Woosey
Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Winter Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 2500

Hello, my Chorley friends ! The two Snow Buntings were in the next-to-last compound on the track leading away from the "Rocket Shaped" mast (of Black Redstart fame). This is on the left as you approach and pass the mast from Mast Road. The birds were very confiding, and were totally unfazed by passi...
by Ian Woosey
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lead Mines Clough and environs, 26/6/11
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

It sure was Chris. I think it was the brightest male I`ve ever seen :D
by Ian Woosey
Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lead Mines Clough and environs, 26/6/11
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Lead Mines Clough and environs, 26/6/11

26/6/11 (am) A stunning male Redstart was on fence wires near Jepsons Gate this morning.. 12+ Curlews 1 Kestrel 1 Great Black-backed Gull over Yarrow Reservoir 1 Jay feeding a juvenile Fledged Coal Tits Lesser Redpolls, Goldfinches, Swifts, Swallows, Black-headed Gulls (many !), Lesser Black-backed ...
by Ian Woosey
Tue May 24, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Osprey
Replies: 13
Views: 4756

24/5/11

Osprey still present at 7:30 this morning over Adlington Reservoir.

Info thanks to Sid Ashton (via GM forum).
by Ian Woosey
Tue May 03, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Red Kite 2/5/11
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Red Kite 2/5/11

Jill Brown posted this today on the Manchester Birding Forum:

"Red kite over M61 between junction 7 and 8, near Bolton West Services. Yesterday at 3.30pm."

Possibly in Chorley Borough ?!
by Ian Woosey
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lead Mines Clough 30/4/11
Replies: 0
Views: 902

Lead Mines Clough 30/4/11

30/4/11 A walk from Alance Bridge up to the Wellington Bomber memorial, over to Jepsons Gate and back round: 1 Pied Flycatcher (m) 1 Redstart (f) + 2 males heard singing 3 Oystercatcher 2 Grey Wagtail 1 Treecreeper Lesser Redpoll, Coal Tit, Jay, Goldfinch, Kestrel, Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Canada...
by Ian Woosey
Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: White Coppice 23/4/11
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

White Coppice 23/4/11

23/4/11 Watermans Cottage to Wheelton Plantations. Sightings with J. Meadows & T. Morton: 1 Tree Pipit (singing) 3 Redstart (1 seen, 2 more heard) 1 Peregrine (over Stronstrey Bank) 1 Grasshopper Warbler (heard only) 1 Sparrowhawk 1 Wheatear 3 Curlew 3 Greylag Geese (over) 1 Dipper 1 Treecreeper 1 R...
by Ian Woosey
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Waxwings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

I reported 27 Waxwings this afternoon to RBA. They were going to roost in trees in one of the carparks at Wrightington Hospital. It came on the pager as "....SW of Chorley", this, I presume, to give some idea of the whereabouts of Wrightington. Birdguides might have flagged it up as Chorley on the B...
by Ian Woosey
Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: 2011 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Hic BIBI .FOXES.
Replies: 8
Views: 4110

I think this thread should be deleted personally. This afternoon whilst birding close by at Bradley Hall, near Standish (in fact just over the Bucknow Brook from Hic-Bibi, which is the county boundary) myself and Jimmy Meadows witnessed four "unsavoury" looking fellas with dogs. They were carrying s...

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