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by John Frankland
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Croston Finney

Quick call in this morning but no sign of any waders apart from Lapwing.

Of note were 4 swans which looked like Whooper.
by John Frankland
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 5/3 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Out and about 5/3 pm

Belmont Reservoir * Curlew 35, Oystercatcher 2 (reminded me that I didn’t include 2 on river at Eyes Lane earlier), Great Crested Grebe 1 White Coppice (incl walk to Great Hill) Goosander 2, Song Thrush 1, Fieldfare 10 (reminded me that I did not include 100+ on Croston Finney earlier) * Curlew take...
by John Frankland
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 5/3 am
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Out and about 5/3 am

Tincklers Lane fields No sign of the GWE between 930 and 10am. Canada abs white farm Goose present with 2 Coot, 6 Reed Bunting, 1 Treecreeper, 1 Siskin, 2 Meadow Pipit, singing Yellowhammer and 1m Goosander Wymott Ponds 1m Bullfinch Eyes Lane 3 Shelduck, 1f Goosander and 1 Yellowhammer. Croston Finn...
by John Frankland
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Twin Lakes and Finney
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Croston Twin Lakes and Finney

Thanks Gary. I have to admit rechecking your post to see whether you said 1 or 4 Pochard but interesting that you only had one male too.

Maybe it’s the missing Anglezarke male on his travels making new friends !!

Nice bird though.
by John Frankland
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Twin Lakes and Finney
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Croston Twin Lakes and Finney

A decent start to the day. Twin Lakes *Pochard 1m with 3 Tufted Duck (2m/1f) Tufted Duck 12 (8m/4f in separate party) Great Crested Grebe 6 Coot 4 Moorhen 2 Oystercatcher 2 BH Gull 40 Pied Wagtail 8 Goosander 2 over Cormorant 1 over *Siskin 1 over calling Croston Finney BH Gull 80 on flood *Stonecha...
by John Frankland
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston Finney
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Croston Finney

No sign of the Ringed Plover this morning, only Herring Gull and a few BH Gull on the receding flood. Distant Lapwing towards Loch Meadow totalled about 50. Did manage a couple each of *Tree Sparrow and *Oystercatcher. Also 3 singing Yellowhammer, 1 each of singing Song Thrush and Dunnock. * 2 more ...
by John Frankland
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 3 new ticks .
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: Out and about 3 new ticks .

No sign of the Pochard this morning (great sighting Gary !) but similar numbers of Great Crested Grebe and Tufted Duck. Possibly heard a short snippet of Chiffchaff song but distant. The solitary *Ringed Plover was still present though with 7 Pink footed Geese, 34 Fieldfare and 1 male Yellowhammer. ...
by John Frankland
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Liverpool - Waterloo Docks
Replies: 0
Views: 128

Liverpool - Waterloo Docks

Lunchtime stroll around Waterloo and Princes Dock produced 4 new ones I’ve never seen in the area in over 20 years of similar strolls ! One of those days. Red breasted Merganser 2 (1m and 1 imm/m) Little Grebe 2 Oystercatcher 2 Kingfisher 1 Also, Coot, Cormorant, Canada Goose, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail ...
by John Frankland
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gadwall .
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Gadwall .

And ditto again between Neil and Neville at 130pm with 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, c20 Mallard and 1 Mute Swan too.

Takes me to 84 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 1/2 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Out and about 1/2 pm

Yarrow Valley CP Goosander 3, Mute Swan 5, Great Crested Grebe 2, Little Grebe 1, Tufted Duck 30, Common Gull 2, Herring Gull 1, * Goldcrest 1 plus other common birds Lead Mines Clough Brambling 1 and Nuthatch 1 (by Reservoir bridge). The walk up to the top was as dead as the dead forest. However on...
by John Frankland
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: River Douglas & Park Hall Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: River Douglas & Park Hall Lake

Yes good to see Len and Paul out too. Walked from Eyes Lane to Croston Finney. Saw the same 25 *Golden Plover plus another 6 together with the *Green Sandpiper expertly spotted by Paul (thanks !) feeding on the frozen small flood on Eyes Lane. Other highlights included 1 Little Egret, 90-150 Stock D...
by John Frankland
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Upper Rivington circular
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Upper Rivington circular

Late morning stroll around upper Rivington including Yarrow Reservoir

Teal 2, Canada Goose 4, *Greylag Goose 1, Goosander 5, Mallard 10, *Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 (calling), Chaffinch 10, *Brambling 2m, Cormorant 3

*3 new ones takes me to 77 species for the year.
by John Frankland
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Out and about 19/1
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Out and about 19/1

Eyes Lane to Croston Finney to Croston to E Shaped Pond and back along the rivers to Eyes Lane 6 mile walk Eyes Lane - *Peregrine 1 attacking *Sparrowhawk 1. Teal 25, Goosander 3, Mallard 20, Redshank 4 Croston Finney Stock Dove/Woodpigeon c 200 of each in mixed flock opp side of road to depot, c 25...
by John Frankland
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hi Bibi
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Hi Bibi

Lunchtime visit in murky conditions.

*Willow Tit 1 calling and seen well
* Bullfinch 1 calling and gave brief view
Jay 1, Coal Tit 1, Nuthatch 1, Buzzard 1, Long tailed Tit 5 plus Great and Blue Tit, Robin, Dunnock and House Sparrow

* 2 more takes me to 62 species.
by John Frankland
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Eyes Lane 8/1
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Eyes Lane 8/1

Early morning visit. River Douglas Redshank 3, *Whooper Swan 1 with c20 Canada Geese and a few dodgy white geese. Teal 18, Mallard c30, Moorhen 2 Pink-footed Geese c20 over with c500 distantly over Sollom (probably out of area) *Grey Heron 2, *Greenfinch 1, Fieldfare 14, Buzzard 2, possible Tree Spa...

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