Talbot Mill Chorley

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Talbot Mill Chorley

Post by MarkF » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:39 am

Several reed bunting. Chiffchaff, blackcap, snipe, sparrowhawk, moorhen, Canada geese (pr), 10 starling. Numerous robin, woodpigeon, blackbird, wren, great/blue tit, dunnock, bh gull, mallard, also song thrush, crow, house sparrow, pheasant calling, rabbits.

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Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

Post by MarkF » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:41 pm

Couple of groppers reeling this evening.

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Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

Post by MarkF » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:35 pm

10 acres of bullrushes, reed beds and several acres of water within completely filled with sand and levelled. Unsurprisingly no sign of the snipe, gropper, kestrel, moorhen, mallards. No doubt some were on nests or with young when this happened.
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Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

Post by Neville Root » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:50 pm

The Wildlife & Countryside Act states "it is illegal to intentionally take, injure or kill any wild bird, or to take, damage or destroy an active nest or its contents". The Developers will say, of course, that they knew nothing about any nesting/breeding birds at this site.

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Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

Post by MarkF » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:40 am

Here's the "before" pictures.


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Re: Talbot Mill Chorley

Post by MarkF » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:43 am

And the "After". The site is/was 10+acres, which was split approx 1/3 water, 1/3 scrub and 1/3 grasses, and now looks like this
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