We are pleased to announce that the Field Trip to Heapey / Whittle, this Thursday, 16th July, is ON. https://www.chorleynats.org.uk/wpsite/e ... y-whittle/

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by John Frankland
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Common Scoter
Replies: 28
Views: 1275

Re: Common Scoter

Heard some Scoter myself but as I’m in Leyland, can’t add them to my total ! Also a distant Tawny Owl towards Worden Park. I know it’s out of area but it was nice to see a pair of Little Grebe on the Worden Park duck pond this week with Coot and Moorhen. After years of neglect, some money has been s...
by John Frankland
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor circular
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Runshaw Moor circular

Same walk with a few NEW species for my new local exercise patch Buzzard 3 Kestrel 1 Lapwing 1, Mallard 0, NEW Oystercatcher 3 LBB Gull 7, Herring Gull 1, BH Gull 2 Stock Dove 2, Woodpigeon 20 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming Carrion Crow 2, NEW Jay 1, NEW Jackdaw 20, NEW Magpie 4 Nuthatch 2, Mis...
by John Frankland
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Runshaw Moor circular
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Runshaw Moor circular

Circular walk including Worden Park (south of river), Runshaw Moor and Runshaw Hall Lane Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1 Lapwing 7, Mallard 2 LBB Gull 2, Herring Gull 1, BH Gull 1 Stock Dove 2, Woodpigeon 20 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming Carrion Crow 2 Nuthatch 7 (in 6 different areas) Mistle Thrush 1, R...
by John Frankland
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Winter Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Winter Hill

Grass fire reported near Winter Hill this afternoon. Can see smoke from Leyland. Hope it’s not serious and wasn’t started deliberately.
by John Frankland
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney circular
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Croston Finney circular

Afternoon stroll.

Highlight was a female *Wheatear in a ploughed field off Finney Lane.

c125 Linnet, 9 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Redshank, c100 Stock Dove in two main flocks of 60 & 40. Also lapwing, Kestrel and Buzzard.

* Wheatear takes me to 102 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Out and about

Belmont Reservoir Pink footed Goose 1 was a surprise with a couple of Greylag. Separately a further 5 Greylag. Teal 2. Oystercatcher 3. Lapwing 20. Lead Mines Clough Thought I had a yaffling Green Woodpecker call in the dead forest area but a singing Starling brought many doubts of mimicking and the...
by John Frankland
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: White Coppice

Thanks Nora and thanks Ian - I don’t usually go far on New Years Day as New Years Eve is always a good night !!
by John Frankland
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: White Coppice

Thanks Neil. I need a rest after 13 miles yesterday !
by John Frankland
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 7
Views: 583

White Coppice

Picnic and lunchtime walk

Bullfinch 1 pair feeding near cottages
Goldfinch 4
Song Thrush 1
Treecreeper 2
Coal Tit 2
*Lesser Redpoll 2 feeding on larch by the car park
Buzzard 1

* Redpoll brings up my century for the year :D
by John Frankland
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 5/3
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Out and about 5/3

Winter Hill 4 Stonechat, 4 Reed Bunting, 1 Lapwing, 3 Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit and 5 Skylark. (Red Grouse heard on Manchester side) George’s Lane 1 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting Belmont Reservoir 3 Lapwing, hundreds of BH Gull Eyes Lane 1 Dunlin, 1 Redshank, 1 Golden Plover, 7 Snipe, c150 Lapwing, GSW dr...
by John Frankland
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Eyes Lane

Wednesday am visit
Star birds were 2 *Dunlin on the Sollom side with 9 Golden Plover, 3 Oystercatcher and 80 Lapwing.

1 pair of Gadwall and 14 Coot on the main flood.

* 1 more takes me to 97 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Eyes Lane

2 short visits around lunchtime and dusk. Lunchtime highlight were 3 Gadwall (2m/1f found by Neville) but no sign of Wigeon, Shoveler or Pintail. Evening highlight were 2 Stonechat on fences by the bridge. Usual others including Whooper, Coot, Canada Goose, Shelduck, Lapwing and Jessy the Kestrel.
by John Frankland
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Eyes Lane

Good to bump into Paul too and well spotted for the Shoveler. Eventually found the *Shoveler fast asleep. 40 minutes looking from the bridge didn’t work but then I picked it up from the gap in the hedge on a small raised bank, presumably out of sight from the bridge. 3 Wigeon still there too. One po...
by John Frankland
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Upper Rivington
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Upper Rivington

An afternoon walk around Upper Rivington Reservoir but fairly quiet.

Great Crested Grebe 2 (inc 1 on Lower Rivington)
LBB Gull 4, Herring Gull 1, Black Headed Gull 15
Goosander 7 (4m/3f) on Yarrow Reservoir
Coal Tit 1, Nuthatch 1, Cormorant 15, Mallard 4
by John Frankland
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bretherton Eyes
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: Bretherton Eyes

Bit more activity this morning on the main flood. Highlights were a pair of *Gadwall on the flood and 2 pairs of *Pintail which dropped in at the back. Supporting cast of 8 Coot, 6 Mallard, 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew and a singing Skylark plus usual Whooper, Shelduck, Lapwing and Canada Goose on the ...

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