Great Hanging Bridge to Eyes Lane

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Leonard Poxon
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Great Hanging Bridge to Eyes Lane

Post by Leonard Poxon » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:31 pm

After leaving Gary at Great Hanging Bridge I walked along the River Douglas to Red Bridge then down Eyes Lane and across the field that flooded last winter (which has a certain amount of flood water and exposed mud in it) to the footbridge across the rough field and then back along Eyes Lane.

Birds seen - Croston Moss as Gary's sightings.

Gt Hanging bridge/Eyes Lane - 2 Kestrel, at one stage both were attacking what I thought was a Buzzard. Flushed 10 Snipe from the rough field. The only bird on the flooded field was a moulting Pheasant.

Other birds seen/heard were Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Starling, Blackbird, Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, 40+ Mallard on the River Douglas including a white duck, Robin, Long Tailed Tit.

Butterflies - 1 Painted Lady (roosting in a hedge), 3 Large White.

Odonata - 1 Common Darter.

Mammals - Molehills in various locations & 1 Brown Hare.

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Re: Great Hanging Bridge to Eyes Lane

Post by Leonard Poxon » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:06 pm

Photo of Wheatear seen on Croston Moss attached.
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Re: Great Hanging Bridge to Eyes Lane

Post by peter rowlands » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:06 pm

A brilliant capture of the wheatear Len, well done.
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