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by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Belmont over to Rivington
Replies: 6
Views: 1925

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: 1922

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: 2542

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!
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Croston/mawdesley moss .

BTO confirm 90% drop in Siskins this year - comparatively mild weather has meant little or restricted movement from breeding grounds - shame - missed the little souls on my bird table!
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 5
Views: 2542

Re: Anglezarke

Hi Mark - sounds great - look forward to seeing it - have you had any contact with Eric Issacs the geologist from Heath Charnock - has spent a huge mount of time on the moor and has some super knowledge of the place- he did a lecture for Chorley Historical Society a few weeks ago - I'm sure they wil...
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Raven fly-over, well nearly.
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Re: Raven fly-over, well nearly.

Who would thought 30 years ago we would see such birds from our homes!
by Brian Derbyshire
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gale Moss Lapwings +
Replies: 0
Views: 786

Gale Moss Lapwings +

Lapwing numbers continue to increase - 137 on there this morning plus 230+ Starlings, 36 BH Gulls, 17 Jackdaws - oh - and a pair of Bullfinches in adjoining hedge.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Grey Lag Geese
Replies: 1
Views: 889

Grey Lag Geese

Passing L R Rivington Reservoir this afternoon - looked over wall to gaze into the fog! However in the mist were 20 +/- Grey Lags - may have been more or less but very foggy- also 20+ Mallard, 60+ BH Gulls
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Marshide Great White Egret
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: Marshide Great White Egret

I understand there may be couple of G W Egrets in the north west- probably Neil would know more - lets keep our eyes open!
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Search for the lesser spotted woodpecker .
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

Re: Search for the lesser spotted woodpecker .

I'll dust down the bins. for this one!! Last one I saw was a couple of years ago near Withnell Fold.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Marshide Great White Egret
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Marshide Great White Egret

Out of area record today- driving to Southport to collect daughter (training course!) saw a G W Egret on sea marsh about half mile before sand plant - about 500 metres from road (lucky I actually had bins and scope in car!) - on way back about 15 mins later it had gone despite good look around - kee...
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Gale Moss Lapwings
Replies: 1
Views: 993

Gale Moss Lapwings

Cold morning saw 120+ Lapwings on Gale Moss- most I've seen on there this winter - also 2 Cormorants flying NE at height. In the garden still have a pair of Willow Tits but LT T Tits are still few and far between - 2-4 at most.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden Birds
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Re: Garden Birds

L T Tits just starting to come in to my garden in last week or so - usually double figures from Nov onwards!
by Brian Derbyshire
Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lapwings - Gale Moss
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Re: Lapwings - Gale Moss

More cold weather this morning and more Lapwings - approx 110 on Gale Moss - plus good numbers of Starlings and around 50 BH Gulls
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Lapwings - Gale Moss
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Lapwings - Gale Moss

Last night's snow brought a few more Lapwings on to Gale Moss this morning - at least 90 there this morning plus at least as many Starlings and few BH Gulls

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