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by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Could the Chorley district be holding Nightjars ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1891

Re: Could the Chorley district be holding Nightjars ?

Think it is getting a bit late for Nightjars churring with any enthusiasm - but good luck. Historically myself and Ken Green used to go to Chat Moss in the 1970s to watch and listen to Nightjars. Strangely trains along the railway line often brought on the churring! We diligently search all suitable...
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Red Kites, Buzzard and R N Parakeets!
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Red Kites, Buzzard and R N Parakeets!

Just a brief record or two. Red Kite over M61 near Crosse Hall Lane 1 June. Then another one sailing around over Withnell Fold for quite a while 13 June. Then in our garden a Buzzard at top of our tree being mobbed by Jays on 19 June. Finally we have the odd RN Parakeet around most days but tonight ...
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Re: Willow Tits

Our garden, Hartwood.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Willow Tits

Quick post to say the Willow Tits are back - disappeared for the summer returned end of October. At least 2, maybe more but difficult to say. Never had any ongoing contact with the research group looking into Willow Tit populations etc - but very pleased they are back. Aslso today 75 Pink Feet headi...
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Goosander - Leeds Liverpool Canal
Replies: 0
Views: 506

Goosander - Leeds Liverpool Canal

Male an Female Goosander on canal at Botany today. Who would have predicted such things 30 years ago?
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Chiff Chaff
Replies: 0
Views: 623

Chiff Chaff

Had a Chiff Chaff in the garden on and off since Christmas - this morning in the sunshine it was actually attempting a bit of a song! Spring is on its way!
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Willow Tits
Replies: 0
Views: 518

Willow Tits

A pair, at least, back on the bird table - not seen them since last April.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: House Martins
Replies: 0
Views: 553

House Martins

Late fledging on 1st October of 3 House Martins near Harbour Lane, Heapey - 2nd brood - first fledged in late August. Hope they migrate successfully!
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: New garden bird!
Replies: 2
Views: 975

New garden bird!

Heard strange but vaguely familiar call coming from back garden. In top of oak tree a Ringed-necked Parakeet - call very similar to Australian variety! Looked very out of place, stayed around the surrounding gardens for most of afternoon - last seen flying off towards hospital.
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hedgehogs
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Hedgehogs

Given the concerns re. the huge drop in Hedgehog numbers in recent years I have to say that this year I've seen more Hedgehogs than in the last few years. Unfortunately a few dead on the roads - particularly A674 towards Blackburn, West Way around Astley Village. Also got a couple of regulars in the...
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Hedgehog
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Hedgehog

A welcome visit last night to our garden from an adult Hedgehog - see he odd droppings around but first time seen an actual Hedgehog in the garden this year.
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu May 07, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Rookeries
Replies: 0
Views: 706

Rookeries

Just an update on a couple of local rookeries - Tan House Lane now 3 (previously 1) St Chads now 10 (previously 8 )
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont over to Rivington
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Belmont over to Rivington

Maybe Chorley birders with their hundreds should be playing cricket for England!!!!!
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bird
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: Bird

I'd go for a Buzzard? but stand to be corrected!
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 5
Views: 2198

Re: Anglezarke

:D Good stuff - My old next door neighbour lived on the eastern bank of Yarrow Reservoir in the late 19 Century (family name Sutton) she told some wonderful tales!

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