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by andy leach
Thu Mar 05, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Fringilla montifringilla in garden
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Fringilla montifringilla in garden

One adult male in garden this morning for over an hour with 12 of its lesser brethern for company allso seen 12 golfi 13 bulfi 1 grefi and 9 lottis allso 5 blabi and finally 3 sheppies but no sign of any Carduelis spinus YET.
by andy leach
Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: S.E.O. in aggy
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: S.E.O. in aggy

Oh ye i forgot there are a lot of chorley folk on forum who wouldnt know the shorthand for the GODS own village. Surprised it took so long for someone to ask. ADLINGTON allways been refaired to as aggy.(either a topper or a bottomer) just to confuse you even more dave.LOL.
by andy leach
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: S.E.O. in aggy
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

S.E.O. in aggy

s.e.o quartering rough field off sandy lane late afternoon before heading in direction of the sand quarry also 2 pair of pintail over arley reserve and woodcock snipe and jack snipe on reserve
by andy leach
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Great Knowley sightings

Pipistrelle bat seen last night circling the house. 6 continental Blackbirds (all male with black beaks) in a hawthorn tree on the former quarry edge today. my previous post came about because there appears to be a misconception within sections of cnhs that blackbilled [turdus merula] blackbirds. a...
by andy leach
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Great Knowley sightings
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Great Knowley sightings

sorry to disappoint you len but the blackbirds you saw were young birds of this year, and could have come from just up the road from you, they will start to aquire their yellow bills though December into January, the only distinct sub species of turdus is turdus [merula] atterrimus [Balkans, Ukraine...
by andy leach
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Georges lane rivington.
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Georges lane rivington.

Thats a good idea post some dates on forum. I allready do regular vis mig around the arley reserve area at this time of year it fits in well with the ringing sessions
by andy leach
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Ageing, sexing Mandarins?
Replies: 6
Views: 2063

Re: Ageing, sexing Mandarins?

having looked at the photo john. i would say the one in the foreground is imm female [paler eye stripe and grey bill] the one in the background imm male [clearer eye stripe and pinky tinge to bill ] hope this helps cheers andy
by andy leach
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Seeking sanctuary?
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Seeking sanctuary?

hope you can offer sanctuary for a good while as the pheasant shooting season is not till 1st october
by andy leach
Mon May 26, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: A grand day out
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Re: A grand day out

Welcome to the form mark. Nuthatch will use any suitable crack or crevice we (my 2IC and me) are currently monitoring 7 nuthatch nests of which 2 are in man made structures one a dry stone wall and the other in a crack in a building in a graveyard both unable to get to to ring the young not to worry...
by andy leach
Tue May 20, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: WOULD YOU CREDIT IT
Replies: 0
Views: 681

WOULD YOU CREDIT IT

a good few week ago i saw a pair of shelduck over garden a couple of days later over curden lake then briefly very early one morning on the grass by the pond on meadow lane clayton green then no further sightings till sunday when the female turned up on the wee pond and it is wee with her ducklings ...
by andy leach
Mon May 12, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Is this Chorley ?
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Is this Chorley ?

hi dave in answer to your question if the birds were seen on the yarrow at red bridge this is most definatly within C.N.H.S recording area the boundary to the west is the canal and sollom lane hope this info helps
by andy leach
Sat May 03, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: apus apus
Replies: 0
Views: 474

apus apus

Six seen in screaming fighter formation over smallholding early am 06:30hrs back at breeding site in old school hall at saint bedes
by andy leach
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: Bird Race Result
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Re: Bird Race Result

HOW VERY RUDE!!!!!! the big red van goes by the name of sonya. and the occupants andy and michelle once again had a cracking weekend birding in the cnhs area. and as neil states won the race by one species. as was pointed out to me by my 2IC how many would we have won by if we hadent taken 2hrs out ...
by andy leach
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: GROPPER
Replies: 1
Views: 690

GROPPER

grasshopper warbler sedge warbler and reed bunting all seeking a new place to breed. after the monuMENTAL cock up that is the total blitzing of lower burgh meadow. who's crack pot idea was it to mow the whole of the meadow.why ask for advice on which areas to LEAVE UNCUT!! for the breeding birds.be ...
by andy leach
Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: 2014 Recent Sightings Submissions
Topic: common arley reserve /aggy res
Replies: 0
Views: 543

common arley reserve /aggy res

05:30-08:00 this morning arley = singing blackcap chiffchaff whitethroat willow warbler allso on reserve tawny owl teal mandarin titmice species water rail heard . On aggy res gcgs tufties and star bird @06:40 common sand seen on waters edge at base of res bank before flying up and over into the lan...

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