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Post Info TOPIC: Lightshaw Meadows LWT/Abram Flashes (other wildlife)


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RE: Lightshaw Meadows LWT/Abram Flashes (other wildlife)


Lanes around the area had my first English red admirals of the year (3), small tortoiseshell, comma and a few each of small and large white (which are almost non-existent in my area, Stockport). Odonata were represented by an 'on-it's last legs' tatty, male broad-bodied chaser - perhaps the year's last. On the section of water next to the canal there were two brown hawkers and an emperor, whilst four red-eyed damselflies were on a small patch of lillies on the canal adjacent to Lightshaw meadows. Did not take the right track for the western viewing screen, but it all looked pretty dry around the Flashes/meadows as you would expect.



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Just noticed the obvious mistake in my previous post - I did of course mean Black- tailed Skimmers!

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at least 3 Black-Tailed Skimmer along the footpath to the western viewing screen today, also several Banded Demoiselle and 3 Comma along there



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Yesterday I had a 'non birdy' day and went out looking for insects (well, Lepidoptera and Odonata) given the weather was particularly good. I started at Glovers Pool in the northern bit of the complex and worked my way down to finish at the southern most viewing screen at Lightshaw in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Beautiful Demoiselles reported by Mike. I didn't see the latter but had a great few hours seeing: Blue -tailed Skimmer, Four Spotted Chaser, Emperor Dragonfly, Brown Hawker Dragonfly, Southern Hawker Dragonfly, Azure Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly, Red Admiral, Comma, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood, Green Veined White, Small White and Small Skipper.

I was very surprised to find that every 'blue' Damselfly I looked at was Azure as opposed to Common Blue. I thought at one point I had found a Variable Damselfly but it wasn't unfortunately. I was also a bit surprised not to see any Large Red Damselflies.

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Red Admiral, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies, several Beautiful Demoiselles and at least one Leaf-cutter Bee (with cut leaves) around the western viewing screen this afternoon. The last spotted by Mr. Tymon.

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Brimstone and 2 Small Tortoiseshell today



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Saturday, 16th July 2016 15:30 hrs.

Fox ran across path which leaves canal going into Lightshaw Meadows.

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5 butterfly at least 4 peacock not sure about the other as i lost sight of it pretty quickly,

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Fox mid afternoon near main flash

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2 squirrel playing in trees near Dover flash.

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Fox on the path near Dover flash.

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Young dog fox hunting for voles in long grass, watched him for 20 mins from approx 50 metres away,looked in good condition with winter coat,although he did seem to have a slight limp.

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Lots of Meadow Browns on the wing today
2-3 Gatekeepers
1 Peacock
1 Small Copper
Several Large Whites
1 Speckled Wood
1 7 Spot Ladybird
At least two species of dragonfly


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Thurs April 12th. 16.15 hrs.

Orange-tip. On the path near the cattle-crusher.

Roger


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1 stoat, nearly walked on my foot

info thanks to phil kelly.

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Monday 09 April 2012
evening

1 Fox


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1 Caddisfly sp. at Lightshaw 24 March 2012

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Tuesday 27 March 2012
17:30-20:30 | sunny, slight E breeze, 22'C

butterflies
2 Peacock
5 Small Tortoiseshell

bats
10+ Noctule
2 Pipistrelle

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Saturday 24 March 2012
05:40-12:00 | hot and sunny, temp up to 19'C!

butterflies
1 Brimstone
3 Peacock
1 Small Tortoiseshell

bumblebees
1 Buff-tailed

mammals
1 Fox
2 Grey Squirrel


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Tuesday 20 March 2012

2 small Bat sp. around Dover Basin at dusk.

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Sunday 18 March 2012

early am at Lightshaw:
3 Roe Deer
1 Brown Hare

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Saturday 17 March 2012
early am

1 Brown Hare (LHF)
1 Common Toad (ML)

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14/03/2012: 1 Brown Hare near Lightshaw Hall at dusk.

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11/03/2012: 1 Fox near Lightshaw Hall Flash

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02/03/2012: 1 Stoat on the Mineral Line near Dover Basin.

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12/02/2012 - 1 Fox at Dover Basin, late afternoon.

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21/01/2012 - 1 Fox

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15/01/2012

1 Fox
3 Grey Squirrel

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07/01/2012: Fox (Critchley House)



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14/11/11

Two nice non-native invasive species to start the thread off:

1 American Mink (Dover Basin)
1 Grey Squirrel (Mineral Line)

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