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by phil kirk
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tit
Replies: 0
Views: 521

Willow Tit

Willow Tit on the bird feeders in the garden this afternoon.
Last weekend we had a Chiffchaff for a couple of days.
Both these are unusual for our garden.
by phil kirk
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: September 2017 Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 392

September 2017 Meeting

We start the season of indoor meetings on Thursday 21st September Bill Morton (alias the Frodsham Birder) will talk on "Wild Mersey".
The meeting is at St Mary's Parish Centre and starts at 7.30pm.
by phil kirk
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: September 2017 Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 466

September 2017 Meeting

We start the season of indoor meetings on Thursday 21st September Bill Morton (alias the Frodsham Birder) will talk on "Wild Mersey".
The meeting is at St Mary's Parish Centre and starts at 7.30pm.
by phil kirk
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Help with Hoverflies please
Replies: 14
Views: 3310

Re: Help with Hoverflies please

I missed this thread as I have been away, but here are some thoughts. I went on an FSC course at Preston Mountford in 2015. It was run by Stuart Ball and Roger Morris, and was an excellent introduction into Hoverflies. For many of the species it is necessary to use a microscope to make a positive id...
by phil kirk
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Letter Hairstreak
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: White Letter Hairstreak

Another White Letter Hairstreak in the garden this afternoon. That is the first time we have had them on separate days. I think it is probably a different individual as its tails are completely intact and they usually get knock off pretty quickly. It was feeding on oregano again. Seems to be its pre...
by phil kirk
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Letter Hairstreak
Replies: 1
Views: 706

White Letter Hairstreak

One fresh looking WLH in the garden today (Euxton). Feeding on oregano.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/98047832@ ... 27599@N21/

Also found 1 dead Pygmy Shrew (had another about 10 days ago in a mousetrap in the loft - sorry shrew)
by phil kirk
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Pincock
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Pincock

Had a walk along the river Yarrow this morning from Pincock to Armetriding. Family parties of Blackcap, Nuthatch and LT and Gt Tits. 1 Kingfisher. 4-5 Comma, 1 Gatekeeper, Several M Brown, 2 Small Skipper, 4 Small Tort, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Large White, 1 Narrow Bordered Five Spot Burnet, 1 Snout. A few...
by phil kirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: CIRCLES COVERING FORUM PAGE
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: CIRCLES COVERING FORUM PAGE

Apparently it is all about clearing your browser's cache. I looked it up for Kindle and found the instructions below. I am not an expert so if you are in any doubts about this, seek advice first! Tap “Web” to open the Browser. Tap the button at the bottom of the screen, then select “Settings“. Scrol...
by phil kirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: CIRCLES COVERING FORUM PAGE
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

CIRCLES COVERING FORUM PAGE

IF YOU ARE SEEING CIRCLES ALL OVER THE FORUM MENU PAGES, PRESS CTRL+F5 WHICH SHOULD CLEAR IT.

SORRY FOR THE PROBLEM CAUSED BY A FAILED ROUTINE UPDATE OF THE SOFTWARE.
by phil kirk
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eccleston.
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Eccleston.

Gary, If you are seeing circles all over he forum, press CTRL+f5 which will refresh the page and shouid solve the problem.
by phil kirk
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Website News
Topic: Gallery
Replies: 1
Views: 2117

Re: Gallery

The old gallery had to be abandoned a long time ago because it was hacked by malicious people, so in 2013 we set up a Flickr group which is easy to use and no threat to the security of the rest of the website. We ask that only photos of wildlife which occurs locally should be posted (or local landsc...
by phil kirk
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Website News
Topic: Forum offline April 26th
Replies: 0
Views: 566

Forum offline April 26th

Sorry that the Forum was unavailable for much of the day yesterday. I did a routine update and something went wrong. Thanks to my son Richard for fixing it.
by phil kirk
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Meeting on Thursday 20th April
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Meeting on Thursday 20th April

The final meeting of our 2016-17 winter season is on Thursday 20th April. Laura Sivell will talk on "Photographing Butterflies and Moths". Laura is the Lancashire recorder for Butterflies. The talk is sure to be of interest to photographers and non-photographers alike. The meeting is at St Mary's Pa...
by phil kirk
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Meetings
Topic: April Meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 923

April Meeting

The final meeting of our 2016-17 winter season is on Thursday 20th April. Laura Sivell will talk on "Photographing Butterflies and Moths". Laura is the Lancashire recorder for Butterflies. The talk is sure to be of interest to photographers and non-photographers alike. The meeting is at St Mary's Pa...
by phil kirk
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Blackcap
Replies: 0
Views: 401

Blackcap

Blackcap singing near our garden in Euxton this morning.

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