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by Neville Root
Fri May 08, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice\Lead Mine Clough - Thurs Evening (7th)
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: White Coppice\Lead Mine Clough - Thurs Evening (7th)

Good to see the white crow is still about, I saw it the other night and twas a strange sight amongst a flock of black ones - it does make an obvious target for the peregrine though.
by Neville Root
Fri May 08, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice\Lead Mine Clough - Thurs Evening (7th)
Replies: 2
Views: 804

White Coppice\Lead Mine Clough - Thurs Evening (7th)

Most thing in two's tonight, 2 x barn owl, 2 x cuckoo in flight together and 2 x little owls in the process, it seemed, of mating on a dead tree. Elsewhere in Lead Mines Clough a solitary mobile redstart singing, also a dipper, couple of thrushes and multitudes of BH gulls flying over to their roost...
by Neville Root
Mon May 04, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice 7.30 to 9.30pm
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: White Coppice 7.30 to 9.30

From about 8.00 to 9.00pm on same evening got good views of 2 cuckoos (m & f) who spent a long while perching on gateposts (adjacent to the Goit towards Fisherman's) before dropping down to feed on the muddy grass. One cuckoo always kept watch while the other one was on the ground. Interestingly, th...
by Neville Root
Sun May 03, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice.
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: White Coppice.

Sun 6.00-7.00am - Got up early to see and hear the wood warbler this morning, very flighty amongst the blackcaps and willow warblers. Dippers and grey wagtail on the goit and pied wagtails and both thrushes on the cricket pitch. Didn't hear the cuckoo this morning, but pleased it was heard yesterday...
by Neville Root
Fri May 01, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Area (10.00am - 3.30pm)
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Croston Area (10.00am - 3.30pm)

Day out for a change in the west of Chorley District, v different from the hillier Pennine side, but no less interesting. Croston Finney - 3 x stock dove in ploughed field, lapwing, LBB gull, skylark, 2 x grey partridge, grey heron, 3 x whinchat (2 m 1f), sedge warbler, buzzard and tawny owl on wood...
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice - 19.45 - 21.15
Replies: 0
Views: 591

White Coppice - 19.45 - 21.15

Cold night kept most things hunkered down. Barn owl was mobbing and driving off one of the little owls perched nearby before returning to its roost. 2 x calling woodcocks roding over as darkness fell. Barn owl and woodcock make year total of 80.
by Neville Root
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi (lunchtime)
Replies: 0
Views: 612

Hic Bibi (lunchtime)

Plenty of singing chiffchaff, willow warblers and Bl Gr & LT tits, also yellowhammer, swallow, curlew, buzzard overhead, skylark and 2 x wheatear on the adjacent farmland (flushed by me from the farm track to the top of nearby tree). No sign of the whitethroats. Wheatear brings Chorley total to 72 f...
by Neville Root
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White & Black Coppice (Evening)
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: White & Black Coppice (Evening)

Thx for confirming Lydia as it was probably the same one. Weasel it was then
by Neville Root
Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice afternoon walk
Replies: 1
Views: 796

Re: White Coppice afternoon walk

A walk later on (6.00 to 8.00pm) yielded a red-legged partridge initially up in the quarry (Black Coppice) and then worked its way round the moor towards Brinscall calling all the time. Other than several willow warblers, at least 2 kestrels in the quarry, 4 buzzards overhead (1 mobbed by a crow) an...
by Neville Root
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White & Black Coppice (Evening)
Replies: 2
Views: 920

White & Black Coppice (Evening)

Many calling curlews, willow warbler, chiffchaff, blue-great-LT tits, lesser redpoll, 3 x kestrels and, perched on a fencepost above Black Dean Brook, a ring ouzel. Also a good sighting on the path of what I took to be a weasel (it was brown and seemed smaller and slimmer than a stoat). Redpoll, rin...
by Neville Root
Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice 17:30 to dusk
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: White Coppice 17:30 to dusk

Evening walk (17.00 - 19.00) around Black Coppice and over the top of Stronstrey Bank. Very quiet - singing curlew, mistle thrush, reed bunting, treecreeper, skylarks on the moor, few kestrels (no doubt getting ready to nest in the quarry again) and a solitary little owl on the oft-frequented dead t...
by Neville Root
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hic Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Hic Bibi

Lunchtime walk around Hic Bibi - plenty of singing skylarks and lapwings across the farmland. No sign of the whitethroats yet. A strong smell of fox and a fresh foxhole implies that there could be a family raised again - in same place as viewed in past years. Newly migrated swallow and chiffchaff br...
by Neville Root
Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tawny Owl 17/3
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: Tawny Owl 17/3

I live on the other side of Copperworks Woods from the Gillibrand Arms (Gillibrand North) and heard at least 2 (possibly 3) tawny's a couple of days earlier in that area.
by Neville Root
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Moss
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Croston Moss

Late afternoon on the Moss once the sun came out. Buzzard, Kestrel (at least 3), stonechat (m), goldfinch, 1 yellowhammer (in song), reed bunting (m), 100's corvids, flock of starlings with a few fieldfare amongst them, moorhen, LT tit, pheasant, wood pigeons (100's in field N of Cottage Lane) and d...
by Neville Root
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yarrow Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 542

Yarrow Valley

Yarrow Valley (off ring road, nr Gillibrand) - juvenile\young female Mandarin duck, 4 x buzzards, grey heron, treecreeper, blue\great\LT tits, song thrush, wren, wood pigeon, robin, magpie. On the Gillibrand Lodge - coot, moorhen, mute swan, 18 x goosander (m & f), Canada geese, mallard (with the Ma...

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