A film show by Gordon Yates on 'Birdlife through 40 Pennine Years' at St Mary's Parish Centre at 7.30 pm on Thursday 17th October.
I first saw the bird on the large field with the Lily pond, it flew over the hedge towards the river out of sight, I went to a gap in the hedge and looked through but couldn't see it anywhere. I went through into the next field heading towards Syd Brook Lane and spotted it again quartering the field near the river, I lost it from sight behind some trees and didn't relocate it again, either it carried on towards the North or flew along the river.
I would think there's more chance of seeing one on Mawdesley moss there's far less disturbance there, best of luck anyway. I'll be out again tomorrow looking for it. Besides the one I saw in feb 2000 I've only heard of one other sighting in the area and that was in Feb 2006 seen in the fields near Bradley Hall Red Lane.gary lilley wrote:Great sighting John , ive never seen a hen harrier in eccleston before, i might get a chance to look on mawdesley/croston moss at the weekend .