Swift Awareness Week 27th June to 5th July. Our nearest group is Bolton & Bury Swifts, who are on Facebook & Twitter.

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by gary lilley
Mon May 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Moth id required
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Moth id required

Cheers Ian , it was found on my front door step at the weekend .
by gary lilley
Mon May 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Rufford to lathom along canal .
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Rufford to lathom along canal .

2 reed warbler , 3 sedge warbler , 5 whitethroat , chiffchaff , blackcap , 1 corn bunting , mute swan with 5 cygnet , mallard with 4 young , 2 kingfisher together , .
by gary lilley
Sun May 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Heskin hall area,
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Heskin hall area,

Knowles wood , great spotted woodpecker heard , goldcrest , wren , blackcap .
Spring wood , great spotted woodpecker nest found with noisey young heard , goldcrest , blue , great and l t tit , found a dead young long tailed tit .
by gary lilley
Sun May 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Sollom to rufford marina along canal .
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Sollom to rufford marina along canal .

10 sedge warbler , 9 reed warbler , 6 whitethroat , 1 grasshopper warbler , 1 willow warbler , 1 chiffchaff , 1 blackcap , 10 corn bunting , goldfinch , linnet , 12 lapwing , skylark , mistle thrush , blackbird , song thrush , robin , plenty of house sparrows around the marina , coot , moorhen , 2 s...
by gary lilley
Sat May 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 0
Views: 190

Croston/mawdesley moss .

4 mute swan , mallard with 11 ducklings , goosander with 9 young all near whites bridge on the douglas ( rufford end ) , sad to see 2 ditches near to the great close field have been battered by heavy strimming and digger work several reed bunting in the area so hopefully they are breeding nearby , s...
by gary lilley
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney Lane.
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Croston Finney Lane.

2 male wheatear ?
by gary lilley
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fledglings .
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Fledglings .

2 young collard perched in a tree near to my house must have just left the nest , a pair of collard doves are nesting behind a neighbours satellite dish also .
by gary lilley
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice.
Replies: 0
Views: 272

White Coppice.

Great views of singing garden warbler , redstart , cuckoo , wood warbler ( high bullough ) , 2 wheatear , 3 stonechat , .
Year list up to 116 species .
by gary lilley
Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Whinchat at last !
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Whinchat at last !

Finally found myself a whinchat (fem ) on Croston finney/moss this afternoon along the fence posts which follow the great close field ( regular sight over the years ) it was still present along a ditch between the double hedgerow and the great close fence line when i left also a great count of 7 whe...
by gary lilley
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny owl.
Replies: 0
Views: 237

Tawny owl.

Spotted a tawny owl in a tree hole this morning in the mawdesley area .
by gary lilley
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: wymott ponds area .
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: wymott ponds area .

Yes , cheers .
by gary lilley
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston finney .
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Croston finney .

East wind blowing but had a few good sightings , on walking onto the finney i was greeted with a male wheatear , corn bunting and a stunning white wagtail showing well against the black soil , also yellowhammers and a small flock of linnet , still lapwings around waiting for the farmers to finish th...
by gary lilley
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: wymott ponds area .
Replies: 2
Views: 225

wymott ponds area .

No luck with the gropper this evening , reed warbler was singing on and off , blackcaps , chiffchaffs , willow warbler , bullfinch , 3 reed bunting , 1 oystercatcher , 2 lapwing , several song thrush , 2 stock dove , lots of alder leaf beatles on the fresh leaves looks like there becoming a big prob...
by gary lilley
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Cetti,s Warbler.
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Cetti,s Warbler.

Just been on the Martin Mere website were they have reported an outstanding count of 15 singing Cetti,s Warbler over the whole site cant be long before some move our way fingers crossed .

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