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2015 Challenge

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:38 pm
by Neil Southworth
Year list totals as at 29.12.2015

Len Poxon 135
Gary Lilley 131
Ian Ball 129
Andy Leach 129
Michelle Leach 128
Neil Southworth 128
John Frankland 125
Nora West 118
Neville Root 109
Peter Rowlands 100
John Edwards 99
Mark Fishwick 88

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:55 pm
by Neil Southworth
The new list for 2015 has been started. If anyone else wishes to join in, please let me know.

We have decided to introduce a new rule for 2015. In view of its rarity status - it is considered to be extinct in the North West except for a small relict population in the Chorley area - records of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker will not be accepted on call alone. A definite sighting must be made.
Nonetheless, in order to make an effort to assess the population of the species in our area, please could everyone submit all records, including call only, with grid references etc.

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:57 pm
by gary lilley
Im on 102 species Neil ( wheatear on mon )

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:38 pm
by ianball
I've noticed that White Wagtail is being added to lists but currently hasn't been added to the species list. Also it is a sub-species linked to Pied. Siberian Chiffchaff was discounted earlier in the year from the list which is also a recognised sub-species. Just interested :)

Also Ring Necked Parakeet has been noted in the area and is not on the list - is this being presumed as an escape?

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:23 pm
by Neil Southworth
Thanks for pointing out the omissions, Ian. I've added them in. We've treated White Wagtail separately for some time, as much as anything to record the annual passage through the area of the nominate race of Pied / White Wagtail. I suppose we are being inconsistent with regard to Siberian Chiffchaff, although it is much more difficult to separate. Maybe we will have to reconsider one way or another. After all, the Lancashire Bird Report treats both separately.
As far as Ring-necked Parakeet is concerned, we will treat it as Category C, and therefore listable, until we find out anything to the contrary.

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:40 am
by Leonard Poxon
Of the 152 species seen in the Chorley Natural History Society Area in 2015, the following 17 species I did not manage to see or hear:

Jack Snipe, Osprey, Hawfinch, Common Scoter, Red Kite, Black Tailed Godwit, Corncrake, Common Crane, Goshawk, Yellow Wagtail, Red-Breasted Merganser, Twite, Marsh Harrier, Water Pipit, Grey Plover, Pintail and Snow Bunting.

Of the 135 birds I did see/hear, the following four were heard only:

Brambling, Golden Plover, Pied Flycatcher & Willow Tit.

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:54 pm
by Chris Rae
135 :) Well done Len

Re: 2015 Challenge

Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:16 pm
by Leonard Poxon
Thanks Chris.