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by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Croston/mawdesley moss .
Replies: 3
Views: 949

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: 2123

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: 755

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: 656

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: 759

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: 1327

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: 1548

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: 1327

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: 854

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: 831

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: 803

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: 803

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
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Otter sighting at Yarrow Valley Park
Replies: 16
Views: 4379

Re: Otter sighting at Yarrow Valley Park

I've seen numerous Mink & Otters over the years (including one in the recording area some years ago - it was reported but location was and still is restricted) and this is in my opinion certainly an Otter - great record - although what the Bream and Pike in Birkacre may think is a different matter!!!
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lapwings - Gale Moss
Replies: 1
Views: 2381

Lapwings - Gale Moss

Been building up slowly over last week or so - 71 on there today - plus a few BH Gulls and Starlings. Also 1 Buzzard and Kestrel over plus a very bedraggled juv Mute Swan on canal - doesn't look too well.
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Ringed Necked Parakeet
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Ringed Necked Parakeet

After the report a few days ago of a bird around the hospital area of Chorley one is also reported around Burgh Lane - pictured on Facebook on a bird feeder - spreading or escapes?

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