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by Paul Hodson
Wed May 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton - Charnock Green.
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Euxton - Charnock Green.

German lane - Delph lane - Old Hall lane - Dam wood and back again. German lane / Delph lane. Canada geese 2 + 8 goslings at the fishery. 2-3 House sparrows nests in one of the houses. Greenfinch. Willow warbler 4. Chiffchaff 3-5. Reed bunting. Nuthatch 2-3. Goldcrest 2-3. Goldfinch 10+. Swallow c10...
by Paul Hodson
Fri May 01, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Sparrowhawk
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Sparrowhawk

A female Sparrowhawk took a Starling out of a small flock close to the train station at Buckshaw village this evening.
by Paul Hodson
Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Euxton

Ransnap woods - over M6 footbridge - Mill lane - River Yarrow to Pincock. The highlight was a flock of c20 Whimbrel in a field near Culbeck house farm, they flew off before I could count them, another 2 were later seen over the River Yarrow. 10+ Swallow and 5+ House Martin were in the same area, wit...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Euxton

Not many birds seen on todays walk, Chiffchaff were singing in several locations and a Goldcrest was at Pincock, the only other sighting of note was 8 Lapwing with at least 2 chicks, though hopefully there were more hidden in the long grass. 2 Holly blue butterflies were chasing each other in the gr...
by Paul Hodson
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Euxton

Ransnap woods - over the M6 footbridge - Mill lane - River Yarrow to Pincock. Chiffchaff 10+. Willow Warbler 3. Blackcap 5. *Lesser Whitethroat. Goldcrest 4. Song Thrush. Mistle Thrush. Great spotted Woodpecker. Goldfinch 10-20. Chaffinch 5-10. Bullfinch. Greenfinch. Nuthatch 5-10. Sparrowhawk. Buzz...
by Paul Hodson
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton to Buckshaw village.
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Euxton to Buckshaw village.

Morning stroll. Mossfield NR. Chiffchaff 6. Willow Warbler 4. Blackcap. several Goldfinch. Nuthatch calling. Sparrowhawk overhead. Moorhen. Small Tortoiseshell 3. Orange Tip 2. Buckshaw village. The Coot family was down to 5 chicks. Canada Geese 4. Reed bunting. Swallow. several Feral pigeon. Oyster...
by Paul Hodson
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Euxton

A walk along the River Yarrow fron Pincock - Mill lane - across the fields to the M6 footbridge and Ransnap woods. The highlight was a female Whinchat catching flies on a small manure heap near Dawbers lane. Chiffchaff 13. Blackcap 2. several Nuthatch. Goldfinch 10+. Greenfinch. Bullfinch. Long tail...
by Paul Hodson
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton to Buckshaw village.
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Euxton to Buckshaw village.

Walk from Euxton to the Mossfield nature reserve, via Pear Tree lane and Buckshaw avenue. Mossfield NR. Goldfinch seemed to be everywhere. Chiffchaff 4-5. Willow warbler 3. Skylark. Long tailed tit 5. several Nuthatch heard. Pied wagtail. Wren 2. Mallard 2. Moorhen. Small Tortoiseshell 2. Peacock. O...
by Paul Hodson
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Butterflies
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Garden Butterflies

Brimstone. Holly Blue. Speckled Wood. Large White 2. Peacock. Orange Tip 3-4 and Comma 2 in the garden today
by Paul Hodson
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Re: Euxton

Similar route to yesterday, though I did extend it a little by wandering over the fields to Bradley hall and Red lane.
sightings were similar to yesterdays apart from a tiny Lapwing chick with 6 adults in a field by Dawbers lane, and at least 2 Curlew near Bradley hall.
by Paul Hodson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Euxton

Morning stroll-Ransnap wood-over M6 footbridge-Mill lane-River Yarrow to Pincock.

Chiffchaff 10. Blackcap 2. Goldcrest. singing Skylark. Nuthatch 5-10. Great spotted woodpecker 2. Mistle thrush 3. Yellowhammer. Swallow 2. Sand Martin c15. Buzzard 3. Lapwing 11. Oystercatcher.
by Paul Hodson
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: A non sighting
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: A non sighting

I did see a fish surface by the weir at Pincock this morning, although it was the first I've seen for ages. Like Mervyn I've often tried looking for fish in the river and seen none. Chapel brook in Euxton runs by the back of my house and I do spot the occasional small brown trout in there, the last ...
by Paul Hodson
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Euxton

Morning stroll, Ransnap woods- over the M6 footbridge- Mill lane- River Yarrow. Chiffchaff 14. Willow warbler 2. Blackcap 3. Wren 9. Nuthatch 7. Goldcrest 3. Long tailed Tit 4. Goldfinch 10. Yellowhammer 3. Sand Martin c20. *Swallow 4. House sparrow c10. Great spotted Woodpecker. Stock dove 5. Jackd...
by Paul Hodson
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Euxton

Morning stroll. Ransnap woods - over the M6 footbridge - Mill lane - River Yarrow to Pincock. Great spotted woodpecker 2 in Ransnap woods. Dipper on Chapel brook. Chiffchaff 12. Blackcap 6. *Willow warbler 2. Song thrush 3. Goldcrest 4. Nuthatch 8. Treecreeper. Chaffinch 5-10. Goldfinch 15-20. Robin...
by Paul Hodson
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Euxton
Replies: 0
Views: 175

Euxton

Great spotted Woodpecker 2 near the racing stables Wheatear on a ploughed field near Mill lane female Goosander on the Yarrow. Chiffchaff 10+. singing Blackcap. Nuthatch 5-10. Goldfinch 5-10. Goldcrest. Pied wagtail 2. Long tailed Tit 4. Lapwing 7. Mallard 5. Song thrush 2. Buzzard 3. Kestrel. Sparr...

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