Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Havannah Flashes, Sankey Valley

Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling on Engine pub side of the bridge
Reed Warbler 3 singing males

Monday, 26 April 2010

Rainford Mosslands

Wheatear 7 Green Lane, Catchdale Moss, 3 Old Coach Road, 1 Dairy Farm Road, 1 Berringtons Lane
Golden Plover 8 Green Lane, Catchdale Moss

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Leighton Moss

Little Gull 2 ads
Greenland White-fronted Goose 1 ad
Marsh Tit 1
Bearded Tit 1

Little Gulls (flying)

Abbeystead, Forest of Bowland

Dotterel 1 male
Golden Plover 30
Pied Flycatcher 1 male

River Ribble, Brockholes

Whimbrel 80
Yellow Wagtail 1 male
Sand Martin 50
Swift 2

Disappointingly no sign of yesterdays Ashy-headed Wagtail, though we did see a fly over Yellow Wag which could have been the bird. However as we waited, a flock of 80 Whimbrel flew in and landed on the river to bathe.


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Eccleston Mere

Swift 2
House Martin 1
Sand Martin 70
Swallow 20

Prescot Cricket Club
Grasshopper Warbler 1 reeling at the side of the small cricket field.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Eccleston Mere

Willow Tit 1 in trees next to stream.
Great crested Grebe 16
Swallow 2
Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps.

Rainford mosslands

Golden Plover at least 15 still in fields alongside Green Lane, Catchdale moss.
Oystercatcher 2 Catchdale Moss, 2 Old Coach Road
Curlew 1 flew over Inglenook Farm, Rainford by-pass
Lesser Redpoll 1 displaying Berrington's Lane
Grey Partridge 2 Berrington's Lane
Chiffchaffs. Willow Warblers, Blackcaps numerous throughout the area. Also a few Swallows.

Several Brown Hares across the region.

Old Coach Road - skies clear of any sign of aircraft!

Is this late snow in Dairy Farm Road?

No. it's Blackthorn!


Friday, 16 April 2010

Rainford Mosslands

Golden Plover 20 stunning summer plumage birds Catchdale Moss, Green Lane
Oystercatcher 5 Catchdale Moss, Green Lane, 4 Old Coach Road
Wheatear 1 male Catchdale Moss, Green Lane, 1 female Old Coach Road
Shelduck 2 Old Coach Road
Curlew 9 Old Coach Road

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Rainford Mosslands

Curlew 17 in field near Old Hall Farm
Fieldfare 30 in trees near Brown Birch Farm
Shelduck 2 Green Lane, Catchdale Moss

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Rainford Mosslands

Shelduck 2 Old Coach Road
Blackcaps 2 singing Old Coach Road
Chiffchaff several singing throughout the area
Willow Warbler 1 Old Coach Road
Tree Sparrow 3 Berrington's Lane, 4 Old Coach Road
Yellowhammer several singing throughout
Corn Bunting 1 singing Inglenook Farm

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Leighton Moss

Cetti's Warbler 2 singing from the Public Causeway
Bearded Tit 1 m from the causeway
Marsh Harrier 5+
Buzzard 7+
Green Woodpecker 1 calling
Sand Martin 3
Swallow 3
Willow Warbler 3 singing
Blackcap 1 singing
Chiffchaff 5 singing

Friday, 2 April 2010

Chester Zoo

Grevy's Zebra

Spectacled Bear


Black Rhino

Poison Arrow Frog sp.

(Chilean?) Flamingos

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