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.
Discussion of sightings in and around the Chorley area.
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Highlight was a male merlin flying straight at me giving incredible views ( you forget how small these mini falcons are ! ) also 3 stonechat ( 2f 1 m ) , 3 grey partidge skulking in the stubble , 4 mistle thrush , song thrush high overhead , 3 yellowhammer , 3 greenfinch , tree sparrows heard , 3 snipe , 2 kestrel , 1 buzzard , 50 linnet , small numbers of skylark and meadow pipit , pinkfoot everywhere , .
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Similar sightings including another *Merlin - mine was a female though so 2 there today with Gary’s male.
4-6 Buzzard and 3 Kestrel too.
Also 4 Large White and 1 Red Admiral
* Merlin takes me to 143 species for the year, my highest score beating last year.