I set up a wildlife camera in my garden to try and catch the hedgehog that has been visiting the garden recently. I've got an upturned plastic storage box with a cd sized hole cut in the side of it to prevent cats getting at the food. I tried cat food for the first few night, but there was no interest in that so I switched to sunflower hearts and immediately got a result on the very first night...
Hopefully this one will be fat enough to get through the winter!
65 lapwings on recently ploughed land alongside Penny Lane, Collins Green near Burtonwood. Haven't seen a flock of lapwings on this field (only isolated individuals) or in the immediate neighbourhood for many years.
Tuesday 23rd August124 Barnacle Goose best viewed from the East Lancs Road as they feed in stubble south of the rugby club and south of the East Lancs Road. Along Moss Lane itself 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Meadow Pipit. 3 Swift moving west over cornfileds at Moss Bank.
I don't suppose anyone has a spare key for Eccleston Mere? I have tried to get one for years but always just hit a brick wall. I know it's a long shot but I'd be happy to pay someone for one.
Many thanks Damian
Wednesday 10th August At Carr Mill Dam 10 Common Tern and 2 Common Sandpiper. Along Arch Lane between the Dam and Garswood: 2 Raven over at 0715; loafing gulls comprised 1 Herring, 80 Lesser Black-backed, 61 Black-headed and 6 Common; flock 60 House Sparrow; 12 Tree Sparrow.