Out and about

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Paul Hodson
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Out and about

Post by Paul Hodson » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Common bank lodge. Morning visit.
Mallard 8. Moorhen 2. Coot. Little Grebe 2 adults. Grey Heron. Grey Wagtail

Winter Hill. Lunchtime stroll in low cloud so visibility was really poor.
Meadow Pipit c20. Skylark 2. Wheatear 2. Red Grouse 4.
Surprisingly there was a rather bedraggled looking Grey Squirrel in one of the compounds

Withnell fold flashes. Flying visit on the way home.
Lapwing c120. Grey Heron. Moorhen. Mute Swan 2 on the canal. Skylark. Swallow. Chiffchaff singing very quietly, subsong?

Red Admiral butterfly.

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Re: Out and about

Post by Neil Southworth » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:22 pm

I wish I'd known you'd been to Withnell Fold, Paul. It would have saved me a trip! Purpose of the visit was to check if the recent rains had replenished the flashes at all. The answer to that was 'not really'. I didn't see any of your Lapwings. The pair of Mute Swan was still on the canal along with the flock of 15 hybrid geese, including two young birds which were still goslings on my last visit. Also along the canal were Kestrel and Grey Heron. A Kingfisher was also heard calling. There was light passage of Swallow, all heading south, including one party of 10 birds.

Insect:- Brown Hawker

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