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by Jed Kirkham
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Lunt Meadows near Maghull
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Lunt Meadows near Maghull

Birding at Lunt Meadows 1100 to 1630hrs yesterday (Fri 23rd). A fine afternoon, 42 species. Volunteers were building the first hide at the site, there are several screens with seats. I had gone hoping to see owls (Barn & SEO) - none seen even at dusk. Saw v briefly a Bittern coming into roost near t...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Birds, bats, and a butterfly
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Birds, bats, and a butterfly

Friday evening in Brinscall approx 4 bats feeding around the streetlight/house at 17.30hrs. Bat detector registering at 45-55Hz, so probably the Common Pips? Then at 1800hrs a Roe deer across the road and into the passage beside the house (again). Saturday walk up Great Hill, down to Roddlesworth Wo...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Woodcock sightings .
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Woodcock sightings .

Great spot Gary. I see/hear them during spring/early summer in Heatherlea/Brinscall woods, the males roding and I've been very close a few times (in near darkness) to what I assume is the female making odd noises as they call up to the males above. A few years ago saw one on the ground during daytim...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bats again
Replies: 0
Views: 338

Bats again

Saw a couple of bats using Well Lane, Brinscall this evening at 1700hrs. Probably Common Pipistrelle enjoying the relatively mild weather and available food still out and about.
Paul b mentioned the BTO Tawny Owl survey - its very easy and not time-intensive.
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fieldfare Friday
Replies: 0
Views: 271

Fieldfare Friday

Afternoon (3 hours) spent on the moors around Withnell Quarry to dusk. Female Kestrel very active throughout. Raven, 1 Stonechat, several Meadow Pipits, 5 Cormorant, Woodpigeons, Carrion Crows, Magpies. Watched many Fieldfare in and around the woods to the east of the quarry for about an hour, these...
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Brinscall to Solomon's Temple
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Brinscall to Solomon's Temple

Late afternoon walk up onto the edge of the moors, 1715 to 1830 hrs. Nuthatch, Great Tit, House Sparrow, Robin, Magpie, Blue Tit and Jackdaw around the garden area, Woodpigeon, Jay, and Long-Tailed Tit through Heatherlea woods. Kestrel, Wren, Cormorant, Raven on/over the moorland. 4 Stonechat flitti...
by Jed Kirkham
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dipper
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Dipper

A quick walk this morning from Brinscall to White Coppice & back without bins. Bit breezy and damp, not much about including humans. Apart from Great Tits, Robins, Blackbirds & Wrens noted in the woods, Crows and Woodpigeons flying, a Jay screeching near the bluff, good to see a Dipper on Dean Black...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bats out and about
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Bats out and about

Several bats around the house during the recent mild weather on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Saw one at 0710 hrs today, flying around for 5 mins before it swooped up to roost under the eaves. Also - Tawny Owls quite active this week most evenings. Heard female (possibly 2) at 0645 hrs yesterday fr...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Ladybirds
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Ladybirds

We had over 50 100 in our house on Tuesday, they seem to favour upstairs rooms facing south-west
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bretherton South - Yellowhammer Central
Replies: 0
Views: 283

Bretherton South - Yellowhammer Central

Morning birding walk from Bretherton across the Eyes to Red Bridge, along River and Back Lane (7.30-11.00). Woodpigeon, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, one Swift over Eyes Lane ca. 30 near Lostock Bridge, Nuthatch, Carrion Crow, Pheasant, Goldfinch (lots!), Reed Bunting, Whitethroat, GS Woodpecker, S...
by Jed Kirkham
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Greenfinch
Replies: 0
Views: 268

Greenfinch

This evening and yesterday evening several Greenfinch in trees behind the garden. Also several Willow Warbler, occasionally calling, suspect juvs. 9 swallows over this evening, 1 swift, 3 house martins, during 20 mins sky-watching
by Jed Kirkham
Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Wheelton
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: Wheelton

Regularly see a large flock of Jackdaws above Higher Wheelton as I commute this way daily - don't know where they roost, possibly in the woods surrounding the large houses between Whins Lane and the A674? We may see a flock during the evening walk in August
by Jed Kirkham
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Out of Area Sightings
Topic: Iceland July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Iceland July 2018

Yes agree re RN Phalaropes. Saw 2 females and a male for an hour on a lochan on Unst in June. Apparently they breed at Funzie on Fetlar, but we didn't see any there, it's a wonderful place nevertheless. In June 2016 saw a female at another lochan on Unst. I reckon there are a quite a few sprinkled b...
by Jed Kirkham
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: 8 Ravens
Replies: 0
Views: 274

8 Ravens

Seems an unusually high number to me, but watched yesterday mid-afternoon as 8 Ravens noisily flew around and eastwards over Brinscall. Suspect they could be 2 families with juveniles.
Buzzards over taking advantage of thermals during the weekend, still flying after 8pm.
by Jed Kirkham
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Evening Walk to Lower Burgh Meadows - Thursday 21st June 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Re: Evening Walk to Lower Burgh Meadows - Thursday 21st June 2018

Sorry folks, it should of course have been 3 Ring-necked Parakeets. I've not seen them before in Chorley. The debate about these birds will no doubt become louder locally as these birds increase in number.

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