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by John Frankland
Sat May 04, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 0
Views: 147

White Coppice

Heatherlea to High Bullough from WC with Neville Redstart 2 incl one seen Garden Warbler 1 Siskin 2-3 heard Treecreeper 1 seen singing Cuckoo 1 seen Redpoll few over Tufted Duck 4 WW, Chiffchaff and Blackcap few of each Stock Dove 3 Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 1 and Buzzard 1 Stonechat 1 male Goldcrest 1...
by John Frankland
Thu May 02, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice to Heatherlea Woods
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: White Coppice to Heatherlea Woods

Evening walk on the same route. 3 Garden Warbler singing (1 seen very well was the highlight) in disused Reservoir with 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Blackcap and a few Willow Warbler. Cuckoo calling. Kestrel and Buzzard too. Redpoll and Siskin in Heatherlea Woods with Treecreeper and Goldcrest.
by John Frankland
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Eyes Lane

Quick call this morning.

Surprise bird on the river was a male Tufted Duck playing gooseberry to a pair of Mallard !

1 Little Egret, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat and 3 Wheatear were the best of the rest.
by John Frankland
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hoopoe
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: Hoopoe

Finally managed to catch up with the cracking Hoopoe this afternoon when it was showing well. Everyone seemed to be behaving and staying in public areas which was good to see. Also had a quick chat with the young man who found the Hoopoe on Tuesday, now on its 6th day. Lovely story that he thought i...
by John Frankland
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Belmont

The *Black Tailed Godwit still present and feeding at 1210pm. Took me quite by surprise as I had assumed that I was looking for a summer plumaged orange bird ! Good spot Neville. Also close by were Whimbrel and Curlew giving good size comparison. Reeling Grasshopper Warbler heard too. Earlier, faile...
by John Frankland
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Yellow Wagtail !
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Yellow Wagtail !

On Eyes Lane in the same spot as last year about 4pm near the muck heaps (which are hidden from view from the road by a hedge). Picked up on call and then seen well as it flew overhead to clearly see that it was a male ! Last seen flying west towards the big ploughed field but not relocated. Also 2 ...
by John Frankland
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Croston Finney

Walk around the field nearest the works unit early evening. I got 26 Golden Plover but could have been more as they were quite difficult and remarkably well camouflaged when facing away from me ! Also 3 Wheatear (2m/1f), 2 Kestrel, 1 Buzzard, 2 Shelduck, 3 Linnet, 15-20 Lapwing and 3 Pied Wagtail. L...
by John Frankland
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Reed Warbler
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Reed Warbler

Early morning pre breakfast quick dash around the area !! * single Reed Warbler singing at each of Croston Reedbed, E Shaped Ponds and Wymott ponds this morning. Also single * Sedge Warbler at Croston Reedbed Single male Wheatear at each of Eyes Lane and Croston Sewage works 3 Great Crested Grebe at...
by John Frankland
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Seaforth
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Seaforth

Quick scan of SNR on the way down to Crosby beach produced:

Avocet 2
Yellow Wagtail 2
White Wagtail 10
Black tailed Godwit 4
Wheatear 2
Tern species heard calling

Also 1 Little Egret, 1 Knot, 1 Common Sandpiper and 30 Dunlin around the shore and Crosby Marina.
by John Frankland
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Anglezarke

Well done on the ton !
by John Frankland
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Wymott ponds area
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Wymott ponds area

2 * Common Whitethroat singing and seen along entrance road.
6 * Whimbrel over
3* House Martin by bridge over River Lostock on Ridley Lane.
Lesser Whitethroat singing. Plus plenty of Blackcap, Willow Warbler.

* 3 more takes me to 119 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 112

Out and about

White Coppice to High Bullough Reservoir return, then up onto the moors to Great Hill Highlights * Cuckoo 1 silent flight view over disused reservoir * Redstart 1 singing (towards High Bullough so probably different to Neil’s bird) Ring Ouzel 1m on moors above cricket pitch (thanks Neil) No sign of ...
by John Frankland
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lesser Whitethroat
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Between the fishing pond and the level crossing. In bushes between the road and railway.
by John Frankland
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lesser Whitethroat
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Lesser Whitethroat

LW still singing at Wymott and showing well this morning.

Also * Garden Warbler singing and seen briefly over the railway. 1 pr of Bullfinch too.

* 1 more takes me to 113 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Croston Finney

c45 mainly summer plumage Golden Plover early evening. Also 5 Stock Dove just over the river.

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