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by phil kirk
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: 2007 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Anyone for pheasant?
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Pheasants

I was once told that genuine "wild" male pheasants have a well defined white neck ring, but released ones have no neck ring. Any truth in that?
by phil kirk
Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: 2007 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Angle Shades Moth
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Angle Shades Moth

My first moth of the year! An Angle Shades disturbed this morning in the kitchen. It can be viewed in my section of the Photo Gallery under "Insects"
by phil kirk
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: River Yarrow at Mill Lane Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 2135

River Yarrow at Mill Lane Euxton

3.40pm Dipper on the river near to footbridge.
by phil kirk
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Cormorant, Fieldfare & Goosander - 29th Nov.
Replies: 4
Views: 3931

Ring Necked Duck

Bill & Neil

I went on 23rd at about 3.45pm and it was still there with the group of 8 Pochard.

Phil
by phil kirk
Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: River Yarrow at Mill Lane Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 896

River Yarrow at Mill Lane Euxton

3.45pm. I watched a female Goosander fishing for several minutes.
by phil kirk
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: unidentified butterflie moor road croston
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Yellow Butterfly

Gary It is unlikely that it was a Clouded Yellow as there haven't been any all summer and to have one around in November is almost unimaginable even in a year which has been terrific for migrant lepidoptera. Brimstones can be found in adult form in any month of the year, so I would definitely go wit...
by phil kirk
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Cormorants at Croston
Replies: 0
Views: 886

Cormorants at Croston

There are usually a few (6 is common) Cormorants roosting on the power cable across the River Douglas near the Great Hanging Bridge on Croston Moss. Today at about 6.00pm I counted 12 which I think is the most I have ever seen.
by phil kirk
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Hummingbird Hawk
Replies: 0
Views: 972

Hummingbird Hawk

Another Hummingbird Hawk Moth has been seen - this one at St Lawrence's Parish Church Chorley on 18th September (Tony Stott)
by phil kirk
Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: More migrant moths from Belmont
Replies: 0
Views: 942

More migrant moths from Belmont

Steve Martin sends the following:

16/9/06 2 Scarce Bordered Straw
29/9/06 Convolvulus Hawk Moth
by phil kirk
Tue Sep 19, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Another migrant moth
Replies: 0
Views: 999

Another migrant moth

Taken from the Lancashire Moth website www.lancashiremoths.co.uk:-

Vestal at Belmont 15th September (Steve Martin)

It is a very distinctive moth - there is a nice photo on the above site on the "what's about" page. Another in a good summer for migrant moths.
by phil kirk
Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Scarce Bordered Straw
Replies: 0
Views: 930

Scarce Bordered Straw

16/9/06 At my moth light trap this evening I had a Scarce Bordered Straw. Normally it is an uncommon migrant, but apparently quite a few this year. I believe this is the first Chorley record. Also had Centre Barred Sallow, Setaceous Hebrew Character, Black Rustic and a Shuttle Shaped Dart (presumabl...
by phil kirk
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:20 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Hummingbird Hawk
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Another Hummingbird Hawk

Seen on the Lancashire Moths website "What's About" section:-

Sept 6th Humming-bird Hawk-moth, Euxton (E Langrish).
by phil kirk
Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Hummingbird Hawk
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Hummingbird Hawk

14/9/06. Single Hummingbird Hawk Moth has been present almost daily at a garden near Rivington for the last two weeks. It is feeding exclusively on fuchsia.
Thanks Chris.
by phil kirk
Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: 2006 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Guillemot at Heskin!
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

It wasn't a stuffed one escaped from the bric-a-brac stalls was it?
by phil kirk
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Welcome to the Chorley Nats Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 5131

Welcome to the Chorley Nats Forum

Welcome to the Chorley Nats Forum! Please use this forum to enter recent sightings in the Chorley area. If you wish to register, please use a clearly recognisable user name as we are plagued by spam and I delete any names which sound suspicious! Please also don't forget to send your records to edito...

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