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by Brian Derbyshire
Wed May 14, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Old Rachel's, Hempshaws, Sam Pasture, Standing Stones Hill
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Old Rachel's, Hempshaws, Sam Pasture, Standing Stones Hi

Might suggest Mark that you were fortunate and that your brown bird with white chest was a Ring Ouzel - good record!
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Brook Lamprey spotted Rivington
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: Brook Lamprey spotted Rivington

Brilliant - I love lamprey of all species, in the 70s we used to see Brook Lamprey regularly in the Goit - in their thousands - usually in the spring - they live their lives as ammocoetes for up to 7 years (larval stage) quickly mature into sexual adults and after spawning die! They spend all their ...
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Chiffchaff
Replies: 0
Views: 419

Chiffchaff

A bird spent almost all afternoon in our Magnolia tree, feeding earnestly, just a foot or two away from front window - from its activity suspect it was a very hungry new arrival rather than an overwinterer.
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Burgh Hall Lane & Burgh Meadow
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Burgh Hall Lane & Burgh Meadow

Wow! that's a very early date for Reed Warbler - probably the earliest we've had, some good from these saharan winds!!
by Brian Derbyshire
Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Rookeries
Replies: 1
Views: 649

Rookeries

Not sure if there is a new Rookery in Wheelton or is it referred to as 'Lower Wheelton' in Annual Report. Anyway, behind the old Police Station on Blackburn Road (going down the hill) there is a small rookery of 8 nests - don't recall seeing them there previously - but might be me!! Also St Chad's h...
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: 'Confused' as a newt!
Replies: 0
Views: 633

'Confused' as a newt!

Sadly had to fill in garden pond last year (grandchildren!) and spent many hours carefully removing amphibians. Today, found a very confused looking Smooth Newt plodding around the site of the old pond! Poor thing!
by Brian Derbyshire
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: R Darwen, Hoghton
Replies: 0
Views: 554

R Darwen, Hoghton

Farmer been muckspreading - at least 3000 BH Gulls (probably more) on the fields by river and despite a long and careful look - not one Med Gull - clearly Med Gulls prefer a better class of food! Also on river, Cormorant, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and daft Pheasants everywhere!
by Brian Derbyshire
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Red-flanked Bluetail
Replies: 8
Views: 1788

Re: Red-flanked Bluetail

Given Neil's comment re LS Woodpeckers being considered extinct in Lancashire wouldn't it be a good idea to try and focus members' birding on trying to establish the status of this bird in our area - just about the best time of year - check out their call/drumming - lets see what is out there members!
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Anglezarke
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Anglezarke

Lovely morning, lots of birds in song including Redpoll, also flock of 20+ Redwing, 2 Cormorants - and Blue Waters full of frog spawn.
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Butterflies

Peacock and Small Tortoishell by Leeds Liverpool canal ,Whittle, today.
by Brian Derbyshire
Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Butterflies
Replies: 6
Views: 1428

Re: Butterflies

One flying around Hartwood also this morning
by Brian Derbyshire
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Goldfinches
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Goldfinches

Surprising number of Goldfinches yesterday -48- at Slate Delph (back of Dressers Arms) According to a resident apparently numbers have built up slowly all winter - similar last winter but numbers only got into 30s.
by Brian Derbyshire
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Heapey Lodges 1,2,3
Replies: 0
Views: 516

Heapey Lodges 1,2,3

Lots of activity from small birds today, plenty of song, Robins, Chaffinch, Mistle Thrush, B & G Tits and a GSWoodpecker busily drumming, not much waterfowl -approx 20 Mallard, 5 Moorhens, 5 Tufted, 1 GCGrebe, 1m &2f Goldeneye and 1 Cormorant stood on far bank of No2!
by Brian Derbyshire
Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Peacock butterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Peacock butterfly

One in our garden this afternoon - spring is on the way!
by Brian Derbyshire
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Lower Rivington Reservoir
Replies: 0
Views: 696

Lower Rivington Reservoir

Quick look over reservoir wall en passent ; 40 or so BH Gulls, 2 LBB Gulls, 1 Common Gull, 20 approx Mallard, 1 GC Grebe and 12 Greylag Geese (not seen so many Greylags there before?)

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