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Post Info TOPIC: Horwich Moors (other wildlife)


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RE: Horwich Moors (other wildlife)


3 Roe Deer on Winter Hill at 8.30 this morning. Spooked myself as I drove past them and they bolted for the moors.

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3 Roe Deer at 30 yards.
10.25am today, near Matchmoor Lane/Georges Lane junction.

Excellent views of the Welsh Mountains and a sunlit Liverpool showing both Cathedrals.

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Two Roe Deer sighted from the watchpoint yesterday, both ran full pelt down the slope at Burnt Edge when they sighted us.

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A Weasel on the path in front of me near the quarries today was a nice sighting, it took cover in the ditches at the side. waited for a while but didnt re show

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Cheers Dave, almost enjoyable this

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Very likely - Black Darter are very common up on the moors around here and are one of the last species on the wing locally. When I read your description it was the first thing that sprang to mind.

Dave

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Thanks Mike, your suggestion sparked another look through the possibilities, which I hadn't really done before. It wasn't a Broad-bodied Chaser as it's body (arse end) wasn't that wide, rather it was narrower by the thorax and flattened out slightly by S7/8/9 (if my topography's correct!). It was basically the same dark colour but I noticed four yellow 'spots' near the end of the abdomen.

I came across the illustration and images of Black Darter which seems to fit very well with what I saw. What's the likelihood of this species up there?

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Female Broad-bodied Chaser?

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Sightings from today:

Small Copper around the pond by the Big Hedge
Single Speckled Woods by the cottages on Georges Lane and also by the dell
Single Large White heading out across Wildersmoor
Single Small Tortoiseshells by the cottages on Georges Lane and on Burnt Edge
Single Red Admirals on Wildersmoor and Burnt Edge
2 Common Blues by the cottages on Georges Lane

In Brownstones Quarry some marvellous dragonflies caught my eye so I set about identifying them with the aid of my Birdguides dragonfly app which I've had (unused) for about two months now! Needless to say I narrowed them down to either Common or Migrant Hawker but after nearly 40 minutes I gave in and conceded defeat. It was like starting out birding again but worse as the damn things wouldn't sit still for a second.

There was also another dragonfly, much smaller, very dull and dark looking with what looked like four tiny yellowish spots right on the tip of its arse end, or whatever its called. Also, said 'arse end' looked like it had been hit with a spade as it was slightly flatter than the rest of the arsy bit.

In hindsight I may stick to birds in the future

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Today, 2/10/2011

2 Weasel Burnt Edge
2 Roe Deer
1 Mole near Mast!

Yesterday 1/10/2011

2 Weasel Burnt Edge
8 Red Admiral heading south

Nice timing on the new forum Ian



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