All welcome to our ULNES WALTON field trip, Thursday, 20th August. https://www.chorleynats.org.uk/wpsite/e ... es-walton/

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by paul b
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Healey Nab
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Healey Nab

it was about 1", Len. On acidic, open site
by paul b
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Healey Nab
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Healey Nab

Another try at finding Bombus monticola but despite much better weather still no luck -found bombus rupestris -hill cuckoo bee plus tree, buff tailed and common carder bumblebee plus scores of honey bees on heather in full bloom. Butterflies-peacock(4); meadow brown (10+); Speckled Wood (20+); Large...
by paul b
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Garden species
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Garden species

Birds back after feeding suspended to deter brown rats -though they and grey squirrels still around(!) Wren singing -others -blackbird(3); blue tit (4), long tailed tit (4), great tit (2); greenfinch (3 including 1 juvenile); goldfinch (4); bullfinch (3 including 1 Juv); magpie (2); wood pigeon (3);...
by paul b
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Ulnes Walton field trip 20th August
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Ulnes Walton field trip 20th August

Details are as published except that due to current restrictions on movements in areas of east Lancashire and all Greater Manchester, members are advised to keep monitoring information on the website . The Committee will make a decision on the field trip in their meeting on 13th August but please no...
by paul b
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Field Trips
Topic: Ulnes Walton field trip 20th August
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Ulnes Walton field trip 20th August

Details are as published except that due to current restrictions on movements in areas of east Lancashire and all Greater Manchester, members are advised to keep monitoring information on the website . The Committee will make a decision on the field trip in their meeting on 13th August but please no...
by paul b
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Healey Nab 01/08 afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Healey Nab 01/08 afternoon

Four members spent an enjoyable and informative couple of hours with Ben Hargreaves of Lancashire Wildlife Trust searching for bees. We were hoping to find Bilberry bumblebee Bombus monticola in particular with others such as Heather colletes,Heather Mining Bee and Hill Cuckoo bee on the "want list"...
by paul b
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: House martin/swift survey 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 62

House martin/swift survey 2020

Examined all nest sites from last year, and with mixed results. Five HM sites either abandoned or with no sign of usage but three new ones found. Evidence of predation at one nest -dead chicks- probably by corvid of some kind. Plenty of activity from swifts in mainly small groups,though there was on...
by paul b
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bee at work
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Bee at work

Image Bee finishing off chamber -using purple loosestrife leaves
by paul b
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Bee at work
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Bee at work

Megachile centuncularis Patchwork leafcutter bee just emerging from chamber hole in a Nurturing Nature beebox -fascinating to watch bringing in rose leaf cuttings, and then off to get a energy drink of purple loosestrife nectar , before off again collecting leaves and/or pollen. https://i.imgur.com...
by paul b
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Blackburn rd -Botany
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Blackburn rd -Botany

Thirty Canada geese, family of four whitethroat; six+ swallows; two house martin; grey heron; three mallard; two separate groups of goldfinch -total 5 birds; 10+ jackdaw; three carrion crow; calling juvenile buzzard. Small tortoiseshell; gatekeeper; two small white. Bumblebees-common carder; red tai...
by paul b
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Butterfly Species and other insects - First Dates
Topic: Andrena bicolor
Replies: 0
Views: 44

Andrena bicolor

Image

Gwynne's mining bee -on rose in garden yesterday -then captured and photographed.
by paul b
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Toad
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Toad

Approximately one year old -Gt Knowley lawn, last evening 2200.
An increasingly rare sight unfortunately.
by paul b
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Tan House valley
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Tan House valley

Three buzzards riding the thermals, two jay (presume juveniles as they were unconcerned about us);singing song thrush;coal tit -no other birds seen/heard.-thought I heard tawny owl but could have been a jay mimic(?) Speckled wood (2) small tortosieshell, meadow brown Ragged robin still in flower, ta...
by paul b
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Weasel
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Weasel

Ran across Runshaw Lane Euxton near M6 bridge -at least a live mammal sighting for once, in recent times. Rarely see them and nearly always crossing a road,(them not me :) )
by paul b
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Recent Sightings
Topic: Dead adult mole
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Dead adult mole

On Blackburn Rd, Gt Knowley this morning-completely intact corpse so maybe died of shock (?)

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