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by paul b
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hobby
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Hobby

Low over Lydiate lane , Eccleston heading west
by paul b
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Gypsy cuckoo bee
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Gypsy cuckoo bee

New species for our garden -feeding on marsh thistle.
by paul b
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 23
Views: 1140

Re: Mammals

Big question -is it good to see dead animals as it proves they are there -or is road mortality threatening to send numbers lower still? A mole back in our garden -periodically one returns, presumably making use of previously dug runs.-don't know whether to be pleased to have another creature proving...
by paul b
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 23
Views: 1140

Re: Mammals

Dead hedgehog on Dawson lane near Lisieux Hall
by paul b
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Swifts.
Replies: 16
Views: 777

Re: Swifts.

Six over Eaves Lane/Seymour St/ Lyons Lane area -think I have located one nest site -more work needed to find the others.
Also 8-10 house martins, blackbird, magpie, starling, house sparrow colony on Plymouth Grove and six goldfinch.
by paul b
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Mammals
Replies: 23
Views: 1140

Mammals

Very young rabbit on roadside verge Millenium Way near Botany Bay roundabout; 20+ fresh vole holes in path side soil on both Millenium Way and Blackburn Rd
by paul b
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Little Knowley
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Little Knowley

Five swallows on telegraph lines at Little Knowley farm (juveniles?) plus common hawker dragonfly over flower beds.
by paul b
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Amphibians
Topic: Two frogs
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Two frogs

One about two yo and one 1 yo in garden pond Great Knowley
by paul b
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Tan House Valley

Birds- chiffchaff 3, wren, coal tit, family of long tailed tits -numbering 5,family of jays -4, buzzard. Butterflies and moths- 22 meadow browns (count) and certainly many more around; 4 small copper, 2 speckled wood, painted lady, red admiral. Hundreds of narrow bordered five spot burnet moths feed...
by paul b
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Field Trip - Buckshaw - mini-beasts
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Field Trip - Buckshaw - mini-beasts

Excellent Len -that takes us to 34 bird species on Thurs/Fri with several successfully breeding and together with 30+ flowering plants including three orchids' species plus all the insects, it could be the most significant non-parkland site close to the town centre. Certainly worthy of regular patro...
by paul b
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Field Trip - Buckshaw - mini-beasts
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Field Trip - Buckshaw - mini-beasts

Fourteen members had a very pleasant stroll -with the pond dipping -on the walk. Other sightings -many thanks to Paul Hodson for compiling these: House Sparrow. Blackbird. Song Thrush 2. Blue Tit. Long tailed Tit. Goldfinch. Chaffinch. Wren. Starling. House Martin c15. Feral Pigeon. Woodpigeon. Chif...
by paul b
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Evening walk-Buckshaw, Thursday 20th June
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Evening walk-Buckshaw, Thursday 20th June

There were also two oystercatchers on the island yesterday -must have plenty of food in that grass!

Should be an interesting evening and weather forecast is favourable -fingers crossed.
by paul b
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Botany Bay
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Botany Bay

Singing birds -2 song thrush; 3 chiffchaff; greenfinch
Blackbird; 2 pied wagtail (1 ad, 1 juv); grey wagtail; 19 starlings feeding in field of sheep; magpie; 3 jackdaws.
8 mallard-1m,1f and 1 duckling; 3m & 2 f in another group); 38 Canada geese (most I've ever seen on canal here).
by paul b
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Wall butterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Wall butterfly

Belated welcome for your record, Paul -as according to "Butterflies and Day Flying moths of Lancashire" -'the Wall has suffered a dramatic decline...since 2005'
by paul b
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Painted Lady
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Painted Lady

Today on Erysimum "Bowles' Mauve" in the sunshine, Gt Knowley. Looked a little faded but comes from a long way south.

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