Species Records

Over the years that I have been birdwatching I have attempted to keep some records of the birds that I have seen in the local area, Lancashire, other areas of the UK and beyond. I have also been keeping a photographic record of birds and other kinds of animals and plants that I have been fortunate to see in my travels. Hopefully in time that photographic record will appear in my sites’ Photo Gallery.

Becoming a member of the Chorley & District Natural History Society and more particularly partaking in the annual Year List Challenge has put a competitive edge to my birdwatching and has spurred me on to seek out as many bird species as I can within the local area over the last few years.

Often this has led me to stay in my local area more than visiting sites out of the local area, but the appearance of ‘lifers’ within Lancashire does draw me to farther distant venues occasionally when time permits.

Birds – 2014 year list UK

Birds – 2015 Year List UK

Birds – 2016 Year List UK
Birds – 2017 Year List UK
Birds – 2018 Year List UK
Within Chorley Natural History Society Boundaries:
Species Where Seen/heard Date No.
Crossbill Lead Mines Clough 05.10.18 138
Black Redstart Winter Hill 02.09.18 137
Rose Ringed Parakeet Lower Burgh Meadow 21.06.18 136
Common Tern Twin Lakes, Croston 06.06.18 135
Spotted Flycatcher Anglezarke Reservoir 31.05.18 134
Sand Martin River Yarrow, Eccleston 27.05.18 133
Woodcock White Coppice 17.05.18 132
Wood Warbler Hollinshead Hall, Roddlesworth 13.05.18 131
Swift Spendmore lane, Coppull 12.05.18 130
Short Eared Owl Belmont Road, Rivington 30.04.18 129
Greenshank Eyes Lane, Bretherton 29.04.18 128
Marsh Harrier Eyes Lane, Bretherton 28.04.18 127
House Martin Skew Bridge, Heath Charnock 25.04.18 126
Little Ringed Plover Eyes Lane, Bretherton 25.04.18 125
Yellow Wagtail Eyes Lane, Bretherton 22.04.18 124
Reed Warbler E-shaped ponds, Croston 22.04.18 123
Cuckoo White Coppice 22.04.18 122
Whimbrel Ridley Lane, Wymott 22.04.18 121
Common Sandpiper Wards Reservoir, Belmont 22.04.18 120
Grasshopper Warbler Wards Reservoir, Belmont 22.04.18 119
Sedge Warbler Ridley Lane, Ulnes Walton 21.04.18 118
Common Whitethroat Ridley Lane, Ulnes Walton 21.04.18 117
Lesser Whitethroat Ridley Lane, Ulnes Walton 21.04.18 116
Ringed Plover Eyes Lane, Bretherton 19.04.18 115
Garden Warbler White Coppice 15.04.18 114
Common Redstart White Coppice 15.04.18 113
Barnacle Goose Belmont Reservoir 14.04.18 112
White Wagtail Eyes Lane, Bretherton 09.04.18 111
Willow Warbler Twin Lakes, Croston 08.04.18 110
Blackcap Twin Lakes, Croston 08.04.18 109
Green Woodpecker Georges Lane, Rivington 08.04.18 108
Ring Ouzel Georges Lane, Rivington 08.04.18 107
Wheatear Winter Hill 08.04.18 106
Swallow Eaves Lane, Chorley 06.04.18 105
Gadwall Eyes Lane, Bretherton 30.03.18 104
Chiffchaff Croston Sewage Works 23.03.18 103
Mandarin Arley Nature Reserve 17.03.18 102
Tawny Owl Great Knowley, Chorley 11.03.18 101
Lesser Redpoll Georges Lane, Rivington 11.03.18 100
Mediterranean Gull Belmont Reservoir 09.03.18 99
Black-tailed Godwit Eyes Lane, Bretherton 09.03.18 98
Dunlin Eyes Lane, Bretherton 02.03.18 97
Golden Plover Croston Moss 24.02.18 96
Treecreeper Anglezarke Reservoir 23.02.18 95
Hen Harrier Belmont Reservoir 23.02.18 94
Greylag Goose Belmont Reservoir 23.02.18 93
Merlin Eyes Lane, Bretherton 23.02.18 92
Redshank Eyes Lane, Bretherton 18.02.18 91
Curlew Eyes Lane, Bretherton 18.02.18 90
Pintail Eyes Lane, Bretherton 18.02.18 89
Little Owl White Coppice 07.02.18 88
Jack Snipe Lower Burgh Meadow 04.02.18 87
Grey Partridge Croston Moss 04.02.18 86
Whooper Swan Croston Moss 04.02.18 85
Stonechat Croston Moss 04.02.18 84
Oystercatcher Eyes Lane, Bretherton 02.02.17 83
Great Black Backed Gull Eyes Lane, Bretherton 02.02.18 82
Red-legged Partridge Eyes Lane, Bretherton 02.02.18 81
Shoveler Eyes Lane, Bretherton 26.01.18 80
Common Snipe Lower Burgh Meadow 19.01.18 79
Green Sandpipr Twin Lakes, Croston 19.01.18 78
Red Grouse Winter Hill 14.01.18 77
Shelduck Eyes Lane, Bretherton. 13.01.18 76
Grey Wagtail Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley 12.01.18 75
Common Gull Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley 12.01.18 74
Siskin Great Knowley, Chorley 12.01.18 73
Little Egret White Coppice 12.01.18 72
Sparrowhawk White Coppice 12.01.18 71
Dipper White Coppice 12.01.18 70
Mistle Thrush White Coppice 12.01.18 69
Collared Dove Great Knowley, Chorley 07.01.18 68
Goldcrest Chorley Cemetery 07.01.18 67
Little Grebe Common Bank Lodge 07.01.18 66
Pochard Anglezarke Reservoir 07.01.18 65
Teal Belmont Reservoir 07.01.18 64
Barn Owl Belmont 07.01.18 63
Meadow Pipit Croston Moss 06.01.18 62
Ruff Croston Moss 06.01.18 61
Lapwing Croston Moss 06.01.18 60
Raven Croston Moss 06.01.18 59
Redwing Croston Moss 06.01.18 58
Linnet Croston Moss 06.01.18 57
Skylark Croston Moss 06.01.18 56
Willow Tit Croston Moss 06.01.18 55
Bullfinch Croston Moss 06.01.18 54
Common Buzzard Croston Moss 06.01.18 53
Great White Egret Croston Moss 06.01.18 52
Yellowhammer Croston Moss 06.01.18 51
Brambling Croston Moss 06.01.18 50
Pink Footed Goose Croston Moss 06.01.18 49
Tree Sparrow Croston Moss 06.01.18 48
Corn Bunting Croston Moss 06.01.18 47
Reed Bunting Croston Moss 06.01.18 46
Song Thrush Croston Moss 06.01.18 45
Fieldfare Croston Moss 06.01.18 44
Pheasant Croston Moss 06.01.18 43
Kestrel Great Knowley, Chorley 05.01.18 42
Pied Wagtail Spendmore Lane, Coppull 05.01.18 41
Peregrine falcon Morrisons Chimney, Chorley 05.01.18 40
Kingfisher Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley 05.01.18 39
Water Rail Yarrow Valley Park, Chorley 05.01.18 38
Mute Swan Yarrow Valley Park Chorley 05.01.18 37
Canada Goose Yarrow Valley Park Chorley 05.01.18 36
Coot Yarrow Valley Park Chorley 05.01.18 35
Stock Dove Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 34
Cormorant Anglezarke Reservoir 05.01.18 33
Moorhen Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 32
Goldfinch Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 31
Chaffinch Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 30
Great Tit Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 29
Great Spotted Woodpecker Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 28
Nuthatch Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 27
Goldeneye Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 26
Goosander Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 25
Tufted Duck Heapey No. 3 Lodge 05.01.18 24
Great Crested Grebe Anglezarke Reservoir 05.01.18 23
Mallard Great Knowley, Chorley 05.01.18 22
Wren Great Knowley, Chorley 05.01.18 21
Jackdaw Blackburn Road, Chorley 05.01.18 20
Rook Washington Lane, Euxton 05.01.18 19
Feral Pigeon Chorley Town Centre 02.01.18 18
Black Headed Gull Asda car park, Chorley 02.01.18 17
Grey Heron Blackburn Road, Chorley 02.01.18 16
Long Tailed Tit Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 15
Jay Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 14
Herring Gull Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 13
Magpie Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 12
Carrion Crow Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 11
Blackbird Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 10
Dunnock Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 9
Blue Tit Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 8
Coal Tit Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 7
Robin Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 6
Lesser Black Backed Gull Great Knowley 01.01.18 5
Woodpigeon Great Knowley 01.01.18 4
House Sparrow Great Knowley 01.01.18 3
Greenfinch Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 2
Starling Great Knowley, Chorley 01.01.18 1
Elsewhere within the UK:
Species Where seen/heard Date Lifer
Rosy Starling Baxter’s Lane, St. Helens 26.10.18 Yes
Grey Phalarope Newton Marsh, Lancashire 22.09.18 Yes
American Golden Plover Crossens Outer marsh, Lancs 12.09.18 Yes
Sandwich Tern Ainsdale Beach 11.08.18
Sanderling Ainsdale Beach 11.08.18
Wood Sandpiper Marshside, Southport 09.08.18
Red-throated Diver Scotland 03.08.18 Yes
Black Guillemot Scotland Yes
Shag Scotland
Manx Shearwater Scotland Yes
Kittiwake Scotland
Razorbill Scotland Yes
Puffin Scotland Yes
Arctic Tern Scotland
Great Skua Scotland
Eider Scotland
Guillemot Scotland
Gannet Scotland
Fulmar Scotland
Black Swan Marshside, Southport 14.07.18
Wigeon Marshside, Southport 26.05.18
Cattle Egret Crossens Outer marsh, Lancs 26.05.18
Avocet Marshside, Southport 24.05.18
Temmincks Stint Martin mere 24.05.18
Woodlark Thursley Common, Surrey 15.05.18 Yes
Hobby Thursley Common, Surrey 08.05.18
Red Kite M40 Oxfordshire 08.05.18
Black-necked Grebe Kincraig Lake, Blackpool 06.05.18
Common Scoter Barrow Lodge, Clitheroe 16.02.18
Glaucous Gull Hollingworth Lake, Littleborough 09.02.18 Yes