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by Jed Kirkham
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Anglezarke

I occasionally see Barn Owls on the moors - but not yet this year. These "ghost birds" can look very pale, and are visible from some way off making them appear quite large at dusk - maybe a confusion sp? I will post Neil a PM later on exact locations. Incidentally I was birding on the Solway Firth a...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice.12 noon
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: White Coppice.12 noon

Hi Nora,
There were 3 Raven over Brinscall late morning yesterday before I went off to Belmont res. Possibly the same birds you saw? I see/hear Raven fairly regularly. One flew towards WC midday Saturday being mobbed by 2 Carrion Crows, the 2 crows looked pretty small next to the Raven...
regards
Jed
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont Resr/Hic bibi Chiffchaff
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Belmont Resr/Hic bibi Chiffchaff

Belmont Res: 11.30 -12.30. many BH Gull plus a few LB Gulls. Can Geese, a few Greylags, and one Barnacle Goose with Pink ring on R leg. Lapwing, BZ, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Jackdaw, 1 Oystercatcher, Chaffinch, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, B Tit and Goldfinch. Afternoon at Hic bibi 14.40-16.05. 1 Chiff...
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Fold Nature Reserve
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Withnell Fold Nature Reserve

Withnell Nature Reserve last Sunday, today at Withnell Fold Reserve as a contrast. Start at 7am, first bird was a Kingfisher (m) in the first pond at the bottom of the steps. Great start! Chaffinch, Carrion Crow, Coal/Blue/Great Tit, Collard Dove, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Jackdaw, Wren - great to hear an...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Nature Reserve/Shale Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Re: Withnell Nature Reserve/Shale Holes

Thanks Neil, yes you are right, the Withnell Nature Reserve is as you describe it. The Shale Holes are ponds located to the north west of the footpath which approximately follows the course of the old railway line between Brinscall and Abbey Village. I saw the Reed Bunting to the rear of the residen...
by Jed Kirkham
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Withnell Nature Reserve/Shale Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 610

Withnell Nature Reserve/Shale Holes

Afternoon stroll : Goldfinch, Blackbird, Magpie, Jackdaw, Dunnock, Blue/Great/Coal/LT Tit, Redwing (3), Robin, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Moorhen, Mallard/Dom, Chaffinch, Collard Dove, Reed Bunting, Starling, House Sparrow, Goldcrest, Raven, Bullfinch, BH gull. There were larger gulls high up but I'm ...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers at Moore, Warrington
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers at Moore, Warrington

I'll take note of your comments when out and about in suitable habitat around Chorley, and appreciate your reply. I'm fairly sure I've got the drumming differences sorted - LSW generally faster, possibly higher pitched, with an abrupt ending - because they won't be easy to see when the leaves are ou...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers at Moore, Warrington
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers at Moore, Warrington

Had a trip to Moore on Saturday 24th Feb, birding from 0715 to 1000hrs, hoping to see/hear LSW before leaves sprout, breeding finishes and activity probably decreases. Fine weather. Excellent and close views of a (loudly!) drumming LSW in the "triangular" wooded area approx. 200m from car park for 1...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: White Coppice
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: White Coppice

I had a walk 1530hrs to 1700hrs on Sunday. From Brinscall up Well Lane, cut across south of the woods and down to the Goit and back to Brinscall. Saw a male & female Goosander on the large pond half-way between Brinscall and White Coppice - I don't know the name of this pond, its used by anglers. Ap...
by Jed Kirkham
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Redwing still about
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Redwing still about

Bit late in notifying, better late than never...
Approx 20 Redwing along Well Lane, Brinscall on Sunday (18th Feb) afternoon. Also male Stonechat on the moor to the south of the woods. As others have noted, male Chaffinches starting to sing, first noted in our garden on 17th Feb

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