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by paul b
Mon May 11, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Interesting read

As you say Len, willow warbler doing comparatively well in our area and table 10 in the report on differences in English regions shows them at -5 in the North West with the next lowest -17 in Yorkshire and -81In both East of England and South East. Grasshopper warbler not in this table. It would be ...
by paul b
Mon May 11, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Moths
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Moths

Also -published by Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society -free or at least reduced to members

https://www.nhbs.com/pug-moths-of-north ... gland-book
by paul b
Mon May 11, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Starling comeback
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Starling comeback

Four fledgling starling regular visitors to garden with parents -and another pair of adults also on fat balls throughout the day. This reflects a trend of a starling recovery on the estate. When we first moved here twenty years ago there were no starlings -about 4-5 years ago they began to return, n...
by paul b
Mon May 11, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Great Knowley sightings

Fantastic photos Len -a least two entries in annual photo comp!
by paul b
Sun May 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Interesting read

BTO Breeding Bird Survey 2019 https://www.bto.org/sites/default/files/publications/bbs-report-2019.pdf Continued increases for buzzard, nuthatch, chiffchaff, blackcap, stonechat, woodpigeon(!) and a few more, as expected.All good news. More worrying declines in curlew, cuckoo, swift, lapwing, spotte...
by paul b
Sat May 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Bees in garden
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Bees in garden

A tree bumblebee nest in the cavity wall of our conservatory is a first -very active at the moment. Also large numbers of common carder and early bumblebees with a smaller population of garden and bufftailed. Noted red mason, tawny mining and ashy mining among the solitary species-there are several ...
by paul b
Sat May 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swift
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: Swift

Any chance of noting nest sites,Tony?
Last year I was pretty certain there was one on Brindle St (but they were just about to leave for Africa when I was out observing so no definite record) and there have been nests on Ash Grove too.
by paul b
Sat May 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Whins Lane, Wheelton
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Whins Lane, Wheelton

Numerous noisy rooks (unfortunately with one as a road casualty at Red Cat); 10 jackdaws; magpie; six+ house martins over village; three singing song thrush; nuthatch,house sparrows (8+). 5 rabbits in usual spot off by-pass but on both sides of road; mole hills. Two orange tip butterflies. Flowering...
by paul b
Mon May 04, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swift
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Re: Swift

Still doing your bit for a red listed bird, Len.
I have a sparrow colony box set which they've not used yet so I'm envious :)
by paul b
Mon May 04, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dead hedgehog
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Re: Dead hedgehog

Another casualty on Moss Lane, Whittle this morning :(
by paul b
Sun May 03, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Great Knowley sightings

House martins also returned to estate -2 over yesterday.
by paul b
Sat May 02, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dead hedgehog
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Dead hedgehog

On George St, near Wickes, today
by paul b
Fri May 01, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Little Knowley

Kestrel; buzzard mobbed by crow;two swallows at Little Knowley farm plus one on Blackburn Rd; blackbird 2; dunnock, Rabbit, mole. In garden juveniles of wood pigeon and collared dove plus starlings, house sparrows and jackdaw getting fatball food for active nests nearby. Also nests of wren, song thr...
by paul b
Fri May 01, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Clarke's Mining Bee
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Clarke's Mining Bee

In garden yesterday -Great Knowley SD 595 193-pretty certain on ID as captured it in glass for observation
by paul b
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden insects
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Garden insects

Following the recent trend of increased sightings, noted several Dark edged Bee Fly (Bombylius major) on Bramley apple blossom-also red mason bees (6) continuing to hatch from cocoons collected from a George Pilkington "hotel";common carder bumblebee now abundant, plus buff tailed, early BB too. Sax...

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