22nd December 2003 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 26 species seen:- Blue Tit; Great Tit; Wood Pigeon; Goldfinch; House Sparrow; Starling; Canada Goose; Moorhen; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Coot; Pied Wagtail; Feral Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Goosander; Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Mallard; Pochard; Goldeneye; Carrion Crow; Long Tailed Tit; Grey Wagtail; Greenfinch; Cormorant


14th December 2003 - Fairhaven Lake, Lancashire - 35 birds is not a bad return for this popular place:- Canada Goose; Moorhen; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Mallard; Pied Wagtail; Magpie; Greylag Goose; Red Breasted Merganser; Blackbird; Tufted Duck; Wood Pigeon; Ruddy Duck; Grey Plover; Linnet; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Starling; Muscovy Duck; Shelduck; Redshank; Mute Swan; Common Gull; Robin; Goldeneye; Knot; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Dunlin; Oystercatcher; Long Tailed Tit; Carrion Crow; Curlew; Cormorant; Ringed Plover


7th December 2003 - Sunderland Point, Cumbria - 22 winged wonders observed:- Curlew; Redshank; Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Greater Black Backed Gull; Starling; Black Headed Gull; Cormorant; Wigeon; Goldeneye; Golden Plover; Mute Swan; Mallard; Bar Tailed Godwit; Black Tailed Godwit; Knot; Turnstone; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; House Sparrow; Shelduck


7th December 2003 - Heysham Port, Lancashire - 19 birds at this small area:- Red Throated Diver (*4); Linnet; Feral Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Pied Wagtail; Cormorant; Greater Black Backed Gull; Knot; Redshank; Lapwing; Red Breasted Merganser; Curlew; Dunlin; Turnstone; Oystercatcher; Robin; Meadow Pipit; Herring Gull


7th December 2003 - Morecambe Bay, Cumbria - 28 birds noted:- Turnstone; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Rook; Feral Pigeon; Oystercatcher; Shelduck; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Starling; Robin; Curlew; Collared Dove; Grey Heron; Dunlin; Blackbird; Greater Black Backed Gull; Wigeon; Lapwing; Ringed Plover; Bar Tailed Godwit; Goldeneye; Magpie; Cormorant; Carrion Crow


6th December 2003 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 25 species of bird today:- House Sparrow; Blue Tit; Robin; Cormorant; Starling; Magpie; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Coot; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Carrion Crow; Common Gull; Tufted Duck; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Moorhen; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Grey Heron; Grey Wagtail; Jay; Great Crested Grebe; Wood Pigeon; Goldfinch; Pochard; Wren


30th November 2003 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 29 birds only today:- Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Collared Dove; Fieldfare; Reed Bunting Linnet; Kestrel; Carrion Crow; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Teal; Mallard; Ruddy Duck; Coot; Cormorant; Shelduck; Tufted Duck; Pochard; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Dunlin; Shoveler; Pintail; Golden Plover; Redshank; Buzzard; Pheasant; Moorhen


30th November 2003 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 45 birds on the wing:- Great Tit; Blue Tit; Coal Tit; Chaffinch; Little Grebe; Mallard; Pochard; Coot; Moorhen; Grey Heron; Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Dunnock; Wren; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Kingfisher; Curlew; Wigeon; Carrion Crow; Tufted Duck; Great Northern Diver; Greater Black Backed Gull; Mute Swan; Shoveler; Kestrel; Goldcrest; Long Tailed Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Lapwing; Bullfinch; Jay; Golden Plover; Siskin; Teal; Pheasant; Starling; Fieldfare; Redwing; Mistle Thrush; Long Eared Owl


23rd November 2003 - Old Moor Wetlands, W. Yorkshire - 52 birds at this small reserve:- Wren; Robin; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Cormorant; Tree Sparrow; Yellowhammer; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Blackbird; Mistle Thrush; Starling; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Kestrel; Coot; Mallard; Green Woodpecker; Lapwing; Wigeon; Teal; Grey Heron; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Pochard; Gadwall; Stock Dove; Goosander; Herring Gull; Greater Black Backed Gull; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Shoveler; Little Grebe; Ruddy Duck; Common Gull; Tufted Duck; Snipe; Redshank; Golden Plover; Greylag Goose; Pied Wagtail; Fieldfare; Redwing; Sparrowhawk; Willow Tit; Dunnock; Linnet and Reed Bunting


22nd November 2003 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 33 birds noted today:- Greylag Goose; Chinese Domestic Goose; Mallard; Coot; Moorhen; Feral Pigeon; Blackbird; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Egyptian Goose; Treecreeper; Wren; Robin; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Nuthatch; Wood Pigeon; Chaffinch; Jay; Goldcrest; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Jackdaw; Coal Tit; Goosander (2*M); Grey Heron; Grey Wagtail; Dunnock; Starling; Pintail; Collared Dove


16th November 2003 - Talacre/Point of Ayr, Flintshire - 39 birds on the wing:- Starling; House Sparrow; Rook; Jackdaw; Robin; Magpie; Pied Wagtail; Carrion Crow; Blue Tit; Redshank; Shelduck; Teal; Blackbird; Mallard; Curlew; Little Grebe; Little Egret; Great Tit; Dunlin; Mute Swan; Grey Plover; Grey Heron; Skylark; Blackcap (F); Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Wood Pigeon; Greater Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Oystercatcher; Cormorant; Sanderling; Redwing; Chaffinch; Linnet; Dunnock


9th November 2003 - Llanfairfechan, Caernarfonshire - 46 birds at a nice old place:- Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Mute Swan; Herring Gull; House Sparrow; Greater Black Backed Gull; Cormorant; Starling; Blackbird; Goldcrest; Magpie; Robin; Greenfinch; Dunnock; Oystercatcher; Pied Wagtail; Meadow Pipit; Curlew; Redshank; Wigeon; Skylark; Teal; Red Breasted Merganser; Linnet; Pintail; Shelduck; Kestrel; Little Egret; Dunlin; Great Crested Grebe; Bar Tailed Godwit; Lapwing; Sparrowhawk; Goldfinch; Snipe; Black Tailed Godwit; Little Grebe; Moorhen; Buzzard; Ringed Plover; Common Gull; Song Thrush; Turnstone; Feral Pigeon


8th November 2003 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 27 species:- House Sparrow; Starling; Wood Pigeon; Blue Tit; Coal Tit; Goldfinch; Moorhen; Coot; Mallard; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Goldeneye; Canada Goose; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Magpie; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Carrion Crow; Wren; Long Tailed Tit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Cormorant; Blackbird; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Nuthatch; Great Crested Grebe


1st November 2003 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 18 birds only:- Rook; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Coot; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Shoveler; Pochard; Ruddy Duck; Little Grebe; Treecreeper; Coal Tit; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull


25th October 2003 - Conwy RSPB, Caernarfonshire - 21 species seen:- Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Shelduck; House Sparrow; Greenfinch; Lapwing; Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Teal; Coot; Dunlin; Black Tailed Godwit; Little Grebe; Mallard; Canada Goose; Goldeneye; Pochard; Carrion Crow; Goldfinch; Water Rail; Curlew


13th October 2003 - Lyme Park, Cheshire - 17 birds at this open area:- Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Mallard; Wren; Grey Heron; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Jay; Carrion Crow; Redwing; Chaffinch; Mistle Thrush; Nuthatch; Blackbird; Goldcrest; Magpie; Canada Goose


11th October 03 - Chorlton WP, G. Manchester - 20 birds only:- Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Magpie; Mute Swan; Cormorant; Great Crested Grebe; Coot; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Grey Wagtail; Wren; Bullfinch; Blackbird




14th September 2003 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 22 birds only today:- Jay; Jackdaw; Stock Dove; Mallard; Cormorant; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Nuthatch; Nuthatch; Blue Tit; Swallow; Great Tit; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Pied Wagtail; Coot; Little Grebe; Mistle Thrush




7th August 2003 - Leigh, Lancashire - Mothing at a friends house - misty and humid and only 10 species:- Flame Shoulder; Silver Y; Common White Wave; Large Yellow Underwing; Pebble Hooktip; Canary Shoulder Thorn; Alder Kitten; Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing; Orange Swift; Mother Of Pearl


4th August 2003 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - 4 and a half hours mothing on a cloudy night, the result - 4 species:- Mother Of Pearl; Large Yellow Underwing; Brimstone; Common Carpet


3rd August 2003 - Gronant, Denbighshire - 23 species of bird:- Swift; Swallow; Mallard; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Little Tern; Ringed Plover; Sandwich Tern; Greater Black Backed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Oystercatcher; Cormorant; Sand Martin; Linnet; Skylark; Common Sandpiper; Moorhen; Sedge Warbler; Greenfinch; Grey Heron; Starling


3rd August 2003 - Conwy RSPB, Caernarfonshire - 36 species at a small reserve:- Greenfinch; House Sparrow; Coot; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Ruddy Duck; Tufted Duck; Black Tailed Godwit; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Shelduck; Grey Heron; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Teal; Wood Pigeon; Little Grebe; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Pied Wagtail; Redshank; Oystercatcher; Lapwing; Common Sandpiper; Swallow; Carrion Crow; Greylag Goose; Grey Wagtail; Lesser White Fronted Goose; Blackbird; House Martin; Buzzard; Goldfinch; Curlew; Cormorant; Great Crested Grebe; Pochard


2nd August 2003 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - 4 hours moth and 4 species, lesson learned - do not moth when it is clear and cool:- Large Yellow Underwing; Swallowtailed Moth; Mother Of Pearl; Flame Shoulder


2nd August 2003 - Tatton Park, Cheshire - 18 birds on the air:- Blackbird; Jackdaw; Canada Goose; Barnacle Goose; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Tawny Owl; Grey Heron; Buzzard; Goldfinch; Mallard; Mute Swan; Lapwing; Cormorant; Black Headed Gull; Mistle Thrush; House Sparrow


20th July 2003 - Anderton NR/Marbury CP - Only 18 birds on show, what were we doing:- Lesser Black Backed Gull; Magpie; Greenfinch; Black Headed Gull; Blackbird; House Martin; Kestrel; Grey Heron; Moorhen; Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Lapwing; Swallow; Coot; Sand Martin; Little Grebe; Mute Swan; Green Woodpecker

15th July 2003 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - 12 species tonight after mothing for a few hours:- Scalloped Oak; Large Yellow Underwing; Swallow-Tailed Moth; Mother Of Pearl; Plain Golden Y; Poplar Hawkmoth (*2); Burnished Brass; Setaceous Hebrew Character; Heart And Dart; Poplar Grey; Silver Y; Common Wainscot
14th July 2003 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Yet again a moth session at home, 14 species this time:- Mother Of Pearl; Heart And Dart; Scalloped Oak; Large Yellow Underwing; Swallow-Tailed Moth; Poplar Hawkmoth; Double Square Spot; Common Wainscot; Dot Moth and Bright Line Brown Eye

13th July 2003 - Hightown Beach, Lancashire - 28 birds at a decent area that gets one off the beaten track:- Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Goldfinch; Swallow; Black Headed Gull; Oystercatcher; Lapwing; Redshank; Shelduck; Greater Black Backed Gull; Greenfinch; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Herring Gull; Linnet; Dunlin; Pied Wagtail; Curlew; Collared Dove; Sandwich Tern; Ringed Plover; Stonechat (M/F); Meadow Pipit; Grey Partridge; Kestrel; Starling; Cormorant; Grey Heron; House Martin


7th July 2003 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Some more mothing at home on a clear night came up with 11 species:- Swallow-Tailed Moth ; Dot Moth; Flame; Common Emerald; Buff Arches; Large Yellow Underwing; Smoky Wainscot; Plain Golden Y; Silver Y; Dark Arches and Mother Of Pearl

6th July 2003 - Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Cheshire - Some mothing at home produced 7 specimens, these were:- Swallow-Tailed Moth; Knotgrass; Heart and Dart; Dot Moth; Common Wainscot; Scalloped Oak and Double Square Spot

6th July 2003 - Risley Moss, Cheshire - 9 birds seen, we were a trifle distracted:- Buzzard; Magpie; Wren; Blackbird; Lapwing; Oystercatcher; Swift; Moorhen; Chaffinch; Wren


 6th July 2003 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 21 birds seen:- Tufted Duck; Ruddy Duck; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Emperor Goose Hybrid; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Bar Headed Goose; Coot; Goldfinch; Ringed Plover; Lapwing; Little Grebe; Common Tern; Moorhen; Wood Pigeon; Swift; Magpie; Lesser Scaup; Green Sandpiper 


5th June 2003 - Camel Estuary - Wadebridge to Padstow, Cornwall - 45 bird species recorded on a glorious walk in stunning conditions. The list was:- House Sparrow; Herring Gull; Starling; Carrion Crow; Greenfinch; Blackbird; House Martin; Magpie; Goldfinch; Dunnock; Grey Heron; Little Egret; Pheasant; Buzzard; Chiffchaff; Common Whitethroat; Pied Wagtail; Feral Pigeon; Mallard; Great Black Backed Gull; Swift; Mistle Thrush; Bar Tailed Godwit; Whimbrel; Raven; Red Legged Partridge; Jackdaw; Bullfinch; Swallow; Collared Dove; Robin; Linnet; Cormorant; Wren; Song Thrush; Oystercatcher; Curlew; Shelduck; Great Spotted Woodpecker (with young looking out of nest); Chaffinch; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon and Blue Tit.

Wild Strawberry; Figwort; Brooklime and Bloody Cranes-Bill were nice extras whilst the mind was absorbed with the birds.


3rd June 2003 - Trebetherick/Daymer Bay/Rock, Cornwall - A walk along the coast and 13 birds seen:- Linnet; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Herring Gull; Carrion Crow; Rock Pipit; Kestrel; Dunnock; Magpie; Skylark; Cormorant; Great Tit and Black Headed Gull.

Flowers observed were:- Yellow-Wort; Southern Marsh Orchid; Wild Privet; Large Flowered Evening Primrose; Sea Rocket and Ladies Bedstraw.


2nd June 2003 - Lizard Point, Cornwall - 21 species of bird, which were:- Chaffinch; Blackbird; Jackdaw; Herring Gull; Swallow; House Sparrow; Rook; House Martin; Goldfinch; Common Whitethroat; Fulmar; Linnet; Greenfinch; Great Black Backed Gull; Magpie; Dunnock; Stonechat; Cormorant; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Peregrine Falcon and Great Tit.

Flowers noted were:- Whistling Jack; Greater Periwinkle; Long Headed Clover; Sheep's-Bit; Sea Centaury; Field Bindweed; Meadow Vetchling; Hedge Mustard and Hottentot Fig.

A Basking Shark came close in and was observed from a viewpoint directly above - stunning beast.


2nd June 2003 - Trebetherick/Daymer Bay/St Minver, Cornwall - 26 bird species was the tally from these 3 areas, the list being:- Magpie; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Cormorant; Dunnock; Common Whitethroat; Herring Gull; Wood Pigeon; Wren; Robin; Swallow; Stonechat; Goldfinch; Gannet; Rock Pipit; Oystercatcher; Peregrine Falcon; Kestrel; Blue Tit; Greenfinch; Song Thrush; Willow Warbler; Fulmar; Linnet and Great Tit.

A few flowers noted were Goat's-Beard; Opium Poppy; Sea Bindweed; Field Bindweed; Greater Celandine; Wild Clary and Lord's and Ladies.


1st June 2003 - Trebetherick, Cornwall - 30 birds today:- Robin; Swallow; Collared Dove; Jackdaw; Herring Gull; Blackbird; Dunnock; Linnet; Skylark; Shag; Gannet; Common Whitethroat; Rook; Carrion Crow; Wren; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Cormorant; Rock Pipit; Starling; Goldfinch; Fulmar; Oystercatcher; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Great Black Backed Gull; Shelduck; Greenfinch; Great Tit and Stonechat.

Flowers seen were:- Sea Campion; Bulbous Buttercup; Tree Mallow; Sea Beet; Silverweed; English Stonecrop; Lesser Trefoil; Common Stork's-Bill and Eyebright sp.

1st June 2003 - Wadebridge, Cornwall - Whilst mooching around several species of flower were recorded, these being:- Corncockle; Ragged Robin; Yarrow; Common Poppy; Red Valerian (and white form) and Salad Burnet.

30th May 2003 - Trebetherick Coast, Cornwall - 16 species noted on an early morning walk:- Jackdaw; Greenfinch; Blackbird; Herring Gull; Rock Pipit; Linnet; Cormorant; Feral Pigeon; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Skylark; Dunnock; Swallow; Stonechat; Common Whitethroat; Great Tit


24th May 2003 - Errwood Reservoir, Derbyshire - 28 birds today on a nice stroll with friends:- Grey Wagtail; Canada Goose; Common Sandpiper; Tree Pipit; Pied Wagtail; Blackbird; Curlew; Great Tit; Carrion Crow; Blue Tit; Redstart (M); Pied Flycatcher (M); Wood Warbler; Chaffinch; Goldcrest; Robin; Mistle Thrush; Kestrel; Wren; Buzzard; Pheasant (M); Mallard; Red Grouse (M); Crossbill (F); Tufted Duck; Swift; Willow Warbler; Wood Pigeon + calling Chiffchaff; Song Thrush


18th May 2003 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 35 feathered flitterers seen today, these were:- Feral Pigeon; Canada Goose; Mallard; Coot; Greylag Goose; Muscovy Duck; Jackdaw; Swift; Carrion Crow; Moorhen; Chinese Domestic Goose; Magpie; Grey Wagtail; Grey Heron; Shelduck; Nuthatch; Blue Tit; Pied Flycatcher (M/F); Great Spotted Woodpecker (M); Chaffinch; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Treecreeper; House Martin; Tufted Duck; Wood Pigeon; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Egyptian Goose; Black Headed Gull; Pintail (M/F); Dunnock; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Blackcap; Starling + calling Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Song Thrush


11th May 2003 - Lake Vyrnwy, Powys - 38 birds noted at this lovely place, we must go back:- Common Sandpiper; Treecreeper; Chaffinch; Buzzard; Song Thrush; Robin; Blackbird; Redpoll; Wood Warbler; Blue Tit; Spotted Flycatcher; Nuthatch; Goldcrest; Swift; House Martin; Wood Pigeon; Pheasant; Great Tit; House Sparrow; Coal Tit; Marsh Tit; Greenfinch; Blackcap (F); Siskin (M/F); Jackdaw; Willow Warbler; Pied Wagtail; Pied Flycatcher; Dipper; Long Tailed Tit; Whitethroat; Chiffchaff; Mistle Thrush; Grey Wagtail; Redstart (M); Swallow; Great Crested Grebe; Raven


6th May 2003 - Bramhall Park, Cheshire - 17 birds with a flock of oddities:- Jay; Blackbird; Robin; Dunnock; Magpie; Red Crested Pochard; Mallard; Moorhen; Carrion Crow; Chaffinch; Wood Pigeon; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Mistle Thrush; Blue Tit; Greenfinch


5th May 2003 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 34 species today, fair enough:- Blackbird; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Goldfinch; Carrion Crow; Swallow; Starling; Swift; Cormorant; Meadow Pipit; Shelduck; Whitethroat; Pheasant; Rook; Jackdaw; Canada Goose; Ruddy Duck; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Moorhen; Coot; Buzzard; Wheatear; Shoveler; Chaffinch; Linnet; Sedge Warbler; Oystercatcher; Grey Partridge; Grey Heron; Collared Dove; House Sparrow


5th May 2003 - Valley Lakes, Anglesey - 29 species at what is a funny old place:- Swallow; Greenfinch; Wren; Dunnock; Willow Warbler; Chaffinch; Meadow Pipit; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Great Black Backed Gull; Greylag Goose; Pochard; Mallard; Ruddy Duck; Tufted Duck; Shoveler; Little Grebe; Moorhen; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; House Martin; Herring Gull; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Magpie; Skylark; Grey Heron


5th May 2003 - South Stack RSPB, Anglesey - 20 birds at this rugged area:- Stonechat; Swallow; Magpie; Jackdaw; Linnet; Chough; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Guillemot; Razorbill; Peregrine Falcon; Fulmar; Herring Gull; Hooded Crow; Wheatear; Raven; Great Black Backed Gull; Shag; Skylark; Rock Pipit; Goldfinch

27th April 2003 - Porterswood, Lancashire - A Holly Blue and Small White Butterfly were on the wing.

26th April 2003 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 46 species of bird at this site is a personal record and took some time to compile with my young daughter enjoying the day and seeing 3 species of woodpecker:- Greenfinch; Pintail (M/F); Greylag Goose; Starling; Lapwing; Mallard; Chinese Domestic Goose; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Jackdaw; Feral Pigeon; Robin; House Sparrow; Coot; Moorhen; Magpie; Mute Swan; Swallow; Chiffchaff; Carrion Crow; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Egyptian Goose; Goldcrest; Shelduck; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Nuthatch; Wren; Dipper; Grey Wagtail; Jay; Grey Heron; Blackbird; Blackcap (M); Willow Warbler; Chaffinch; Tufted Duck; Sparrowhawk; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Green Woodpecker; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (M); Pied Flycatcher (M); Coal Tit; Treecreeper; Cormorant. Tawny Owl and Goldfinches werer heard calling. 

Plants seen today were:- Lesser Celandine; Wood Sorrel; Opposite Leaved Golden Saxifrage; Common Nettle; Garlic Mustard; Wood Anemone; Ramsons; Daffodil; Cuckoo Flower; Daisy; Ivy Leaved Toadflax; Greater Stitchwort; Ground Ivy; Butterbur; Bluebells (Also Pink & White); Dandelion; Ribwort Plantain; Wavy Bittercress; Cow Parsley; Herb Robert; Bush Vetch; Meadow Buttercup; Goosegrass; Red Campion; Pink Purslane; Wild Strawberry; Yellow Pimpernel; Germander Speedwell; Bugle; Moschatel; Dogs Mercury; Thyme Leaved Speedwell; Wood Speedwell; Slender Speedwell; Common Dog Violet; Ladies Mantle; Cowslip; Marsh Marigold; Grape Hyacinth; Coltsfoot; Sweet Cicely; Common Bistort; Yellow Archangel; Lords And Ladies; Holly; Variegated Holly; Common Beech; Horse Chestnut; Common Alder; Hawthorn; Field Wood Rush and Ivy.

Butterflies noted were singletons of Orange Tip; Small Tortoiseshell and Green Veined White.


23rd April 2003 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - 19 birds pottering about and viewed:- Coot; Grey Heron; Mallard; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Goldfinch; Magpie; Carrion Crow; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Robin; Wood Pigeon; Coal Tit; Great Tit; Moorhen; Jay; Mistle Thrush; Song Thrush; Wren


20th April 2003 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - 54 birds seen today:- Kingfisher; Blackcap (M); Blackbird; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Magpie; House Sparrow; Chiffchaff; Tufted Duck; Coot; Great Crested Grebe; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Canada Goose; Cormorant; Swallow; Sand Martin; Wren; Grey Heron; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Greenfinch; Robin; Common Tern; Redshank; Black Necked Grebe; Ruddy Duck; Ruff; Ringed Plover; Pied Wagtail; Oystercatcher; Reed Bunting; Goosander (M); Common Gull; Goldfinch; Moorhen; Bullfinch; Dunnock; Gadwall; Shoveler; Teal; Pochard; Whitethroat; Blue Tit; Little Ringed Plover; Common Sandpiper; Green Sandpiper; Dunlin; Garganey (M); Little Grebe; Shelduck; Long Tailed Tit; Willow Warbler


19th April 2003 - Marshside RSPB, Lancashire - 33 birds noted:- Black Headed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Mallard; Lapwing; Swallow; Feral Pigeon; Starling; Herring Gull; Greylag Goose; Canada Goose; Coot; Moorhen; Teal; Shelduck; Meadow Pipit; Wigeon; Redshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Oystercatcher; Snipe; Grey Heron; House Martin; Avocet; Linnet; Mute Swan; Shoveler; Little Grebe; Ruff; Golden Plover; Common Gull; Magpie; Pied Wagtail


19th April 2003 - Ainsdale EN, Lancashire - 15 fliers viewed:- Blackbird; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Robin; Chaffinch; Meadow Pipit; Shelduck; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Mistle Thrush; Great Tit; Mallard


19th April 2003 - Crosby Marina, Lancashire - 21 birdies flitting about:- Starling; Magpie; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Mistle Thrush; Black Headed Gull; White Wagtail; Mallard; Black Tailed Godwit; Lapwing; Wheatear; Shelduck; Oystercatcher; Coot; Canada Goose; Cormorant; Meadow Pipit; Swallow; Common Gull; Greater Black Backed Gull; Carrion Crow; Linnet


13th April 2003 - Blacktoft Sands, E. Yorkshire - 46 flutterers to admire:- Pheasant (M/F); Tree Sparrow; Song Thrush; Moorhen; Reed Bunting (M); Dunnock; Chaffinch; Blackbird (M); Mute Swan; Wren; Canada Goose; Shelduck; Pied Wagtail; Teal (M/F); Gadwall (M/F); Tufted Duck (M); Black Headed Gull; Greylag Goose; Wigeon (M/F); Redshank; Coot; Shoveler (M/F); Lapwing; Little Grebe (M); Avocet; Mallard (M/F); Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Pochard (M/F); Goldfinch; Skylark; Dunlin; Black Tailed Godwit; Magpie; Meadow Pipit; Spotted Redshank; Ruff; Snipe; Starling; Robin; Marsh Harrier (M); Great Crested Grebe; Blue Tit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Wood Pigeon + Great Tit


6th April 2003 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 40 birds on the wing:- Blackbird; Robin; Magpie; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Song Thrush; Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Dunnock; Coal Tit; Great Tit; Nuthatch; Coot; Cormorant; Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; Mallard; Carrion Crow; Mute Swan; Wren; Gadwall (M); Canada Goose; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Common Gull; Long Tailed Tit;  Moorhen;  Jackdaw;  Grey Heron;  Chiffchaff; Buzzard; Kestrel (M); Goldeneye (M/F); Shoveler (M);  Teal (M/F);  Shelduck;  Lapwing;  Black Headed Gull;  Little Grebe; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker


30th March 2003 - Conwy RSPB, Gwynedd, Wales - 29 species which were:- Carrion Crow; Canada Goose; Coot; Little Grebe; Herring Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Goldeneye; Black Tailed Godwit; Shelduck; Lapwing; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Grey Heron; Pochard; Mute Swan; Ruddy Duck; Moorhen; Wigeon; Shoveler; Meadow Pipit; Buzzard; Magpie; Wood Pigeon; Jackdaw; Snipe; Skylark; Curlew; Sand Martin; Pied Wagtail


29th March 2003 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - Another visit and 35 bird species this time, these being:- House Sparrow; Lapwing; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Canada Goose; Shelduck; Coot; Mallard; Teal; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Kestrel; Mute Swan; Buzzard; Wood Pigeon; Rook; Black Necked Grebe; Ruddy Duck; Pochard; Shoveler; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Grey Heron; Curlew; Golden Plover; Starling; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Chaffinch; Robin; Blackbird; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Feral Pigeon; Stock Dove

23rd March 2003 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 41 birds on the list, these were:- Carrion Crow; Greenfinch; Mallard; Collared Dove; Chaffinch; Blackbird; Robin; Great Crested Grebe; Long Tailed Tit; Jackdaw; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Teal; Shoveler; Shelduck; Moorhen; Canada Goose; Wigeon; Wood Pigeon; Coot; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Magpie; Oystercatcher; Pheasant; Pied Wagtail; Coal Tit;  Great Spotted Woodpecker (F);  Gadwall (M/F); Greylag Goose; Sparrowhawk (M); Garganey (M); Grey Heron; Wren; Song Thrush; Mistle Thrush; Great Tit; Goldeneye (M); Reed Bunting (M); Mute Swan; Little Grebe
23rd March 2003 - Ainsdale Sands, Lancashire - 34 birds on the wing:- Dunnock; Feral Pigeon; House Sparrow; Coot; Robin; Magpie; Black Headed Gull; Mallard (M/F); Tufted Duck; Great Tit; Mute Swan; Blue Tit; Pied Wagtail; Garganey (M/F); Little Grebe (M); Long Tailed Tit; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Skylark; Oystercatcher; Carrion Crow; Bar Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Grey Plover; Sanderling; Great Crested Grebe; Knot; Herring Gull; Shelduck; Lapwing; Meadow Pipit; Jack Snipe; Kestrel; Wood Pigeon; Blackbird

22nd March 2003 - Abney Hall, Stockport, Cheshire - Local walk with only 17 species noted:- Song Thrush; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron; Goldcrest; Moorhen; Coot; Magpie; Long Tailed Tit; Mallard; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chiffchaff; Wren; Greenfinch; Coal Tit

16th March 2003 - Hilbre Island, Lancashire - Only a small list of 25 birds but some nice species:- Herring Gull; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Carrion Crow; Curlew; Turnstone; Dunlin; Grey Plover; Oystercatcher; Cormorant; Feral Pigeon; Starling; Redshank; Purple Sandpiper; Stonechat; Linnet (M); Pale Bellied Brent Goose; Dark Bellied Brent Goose; Kestrel; Wren; Dunnock; Great Black Backed Gull; House Sparrow; Blackbird (M)

9th March 2003 - Anglers CP, Yorkshire - A list of 25 birds, these were:- Rook; Mallard (M/F); Mute Swan; Cormorant; Tufted Duck; Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Goldeneye; Coot; Ruddy Duck (M/F); Wigeon (M/F); Pochard (M); Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Gadwall (M); Black Headed Gull; Chaffinch; Grey Partridge; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Goosander (M/F); Greenfinch; Blue Tit; Bullfinch; Blackbird

9th March 2003 - Old Moor, Yorkshire - A good 49 species at what is a comparatively small reserve:- Reed Bunting (M); Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Tree Sparrow; Blackbird (M); Kestrel; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Yellowhammer (M/F); Chaffinch (M/F); Wren; Blue Tit; Robin; Dunnock; Goldfinch; Magpie; Moorhen; Gadwall (M/F); Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Cormorant; Herring Gull; Tufted Duck (M/F); Jackdaw; Wigeon (M/F); Coot; Mute Swan; Little Grebe (M); Stock Dove; Lapwing; Great Black Backed Gull; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Canada Goose; Ruddy Duck (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Starling; Pochard (F); Carrion Crow; Mallard (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Goosander (M/F); Teal (M); Shoveler (M); Shelduck; Grey Heron; Greylag Goose; Ringed Plover; Sparrowhawk (M)
2nd March 2003 - Fairhaven Lake RSPB, Lancashire - 35 species today:- Dunnock; Starling; Oystercatcher; Black Headed Gull; Mute Swan; Mallard (M/F); Coot; Canada Goose; Feral Pigeon; Herring Gull; Greylag Goose; Jackdaw; Goldeneye (M/F); Pink Footed Goose; Black Tailed Godwit; Blue Tit; Common Gull; Pochard (M/F); Pied Wagtail; Red  Breasted  Merganser (M/F); Magpie; Moorhen; Redshank; Tufted Duck (M/F); Cormorant; Blackbird (M); Wood Pigeon; Curlew; Dunlin; Pintail (M); Grey Plover; Wigeon (M); Meadow Pipit; Shelduck; Wren
23rd February 2003 - Marbury CP, Cheshire - 39 birds today:- Blackbird (M/F); Robin; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck (M/F); Song Thrush; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Common Gull; Cormorant; Lesser Black Backed Gull; Goldeneye (M); Wood Pigeon; Coot; Carrion Crow; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Dunnock; Moorhen; Chaffinch; Wren; Goldcrest; Buzzard; Nuthatch; Magpie; Jay; Kestrel; Pochard (F); Gadwall (M/F); Shoveler (M/F); Teal (M/F); Shelduck; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Coal Tit; Jackdaw; Oystercatcher; Ruddy Duck
22nd February 2003 - Cefni Reservoir, Anglesey - Hot sunshine and a quite walk resulted in 18 species of bird:- Chaffinch; Carrion Crow; Goldeneye (M/F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Pochard (F); Coot; Little Grebe; Magpie; Goldfinch; Great Crested Grebe; Feral Pigeon; Collared Dove; Robin; Herring Gull; Starling; Coal Tit; Wood Pigeon; Grey Heron
19th February 2003 - Doffcocker Lodge, Lancashire - 20 species recorded, these were:- Starling; Common Snipe; Jack Snipe; Song Thrush; Canada Goose; Mallard; Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Common Gull; Pied Wagtail; Shelduck; Pochard (F); Tufted Duck (M/F); Goosander (M/F); Feral Pigeon; Moorhen; Coot; Mute Swan; Goldfinch; Wren
19th February 2003 - Moss Bank/Barrow Bridge, Lancashire - 22 species on the list - Willow Tit; Blackbird; Grey Wagtail; Robin; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Reed Bunting (M); Chaffinch; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Siskin (M); Lapwing; Moorhen; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Mallard (M/F); Carrion Crow; Starling; Teal (M/F); Cormorant; Shelduck; Goosander (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Snipe; Tufted Duck (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Grey Heron; Common Gull; Canada Goose; Shoveler (M/F); Smew (F Or Juv); Oystercatcher; Goldeneye (F); Mute Swan; Coot; Bullfinch (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Goldcrest; Mistle Thrush
15th February 2003 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A list of 41 birds was drawn up today, these were:- Willow Tit; Blackbird; Grey Wagtail; Robin; Greenfinch; Great Tit; Reed Bunting (M); Chaffinch; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Siskin (M); Lapwing; Moorhen; Redshank; Black Headed Gull; Mallard (M/F); Carrion Crow; Starling; Teal (M/F); Cormorant; Shelduck; Goosander (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Snipe; Tufted Duck (M/F); Pochard (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Grey Heron; Common Gull; Canada Goose; Shoveler (M/F); Smew (F Or Juv); Oystercatcher; Goldeneye (F); Mute Swan; Coot; Bullfinch (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Goldcrest; Mistle Thrush
9th February 2003 - Wyre Estuary, Lancashire - 24 birds seen:- American Wigeon (M); Wigeon (M/F); Merlin (M); Black Tailed Godwit; Redshank; Robin; Teal; Lapwing; Goosander (M); Cormorant; Oystercatcher; Great Black Backed Gull; Black Headed Gull; Herring Gull; Curlew; Dunlin; Knot; Mallard; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Starling
8th February 2012 - Etherow CP, Cheshire - 44 bird species seen:- Collared Dove; Wood Pigeon; Feral Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Chinese Domestic Goose; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Mallard (M/F); Moorhen; Coot; Chaffinch (M); Robin; Blackbird (M/F); Long Tailed Tit; Siskin (M/F); Egyptian Goose; Goldfinch; Blue Tit; Bullfinch (M/F); Nuthatch; Wren; Stock Dove; Great Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Goosander (M/F): Tufted Duck (M/F); Dunnock; Greylag Goose; Redpoll; Grey Heron; Treecreeper; Coal Tit; Goldcrest; Pied Wagtail; Kestrel; Mute Swan; Pintail (M/F); Shelduck; Jackdaw; House Sparrow; Song Thrush; Brambling (F); Greenfinch (M/F)

2nd February 2003 - Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire - 20 birds seen during a brief visit:- Moorhen; Greenfinch; Collared Dove; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Robin; Dunnock; Coot; Bullfinch (M/F); Great Spotted Woodpecker; Canada Goose; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Little Grebe; Great Crested Grebe; Goldeneye; Gadwall; Wood Pigeon; Pheasant (M); Mistle Thrush


2nd February 2003 - Martin Mere, Lancashire - 42 birds noted at this great reserve:- Pintail; Teal; Coot; Feral Pigeon; Greylag Goose; Mallard; Shelduck; Whooper Swan; Carrion Crow; Pochard; Barnacle Goose; Wigeon; Black Headed Gull; Ruff; Cormorant; Grey Heron; Lapwing; Starling; Moorhen; Great Black Backed Gull; Reed Bunting (M); Pheasant; Robin; Blackbird; Blue Tit; Chaffinch; Collared Dove; Great Tit; Greenfinch; Dunnock; Snow Goose; Pink Footed Goose; Long Tailed Tit; Gadwall; Goldeneye; Wood Pigeon; Magpie; Mistle Thrush; Tree Sparrow; Herring Gull; Goldfinch; Mute Swan


1st February 2003 - Frodsham Marsh, Cheshire - 25 birds seen:- Carrion Crow; Starling; Magpie; Blackbird; House Sparrow; Lapwing; Kestrel; Golden Plover; Curlew; Great Black Backed Gull; Shelduck; Teal; Wigeon; Mallard; Moorhen; Tufted Duck; Pochard; Redshank; Cormorant; Dunlin; Pintail; Black Headed Gull; Buzzard; Grey Heron; Sparrowhawk

18th January 2003 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - 29 birds spotted:- House Sparrow; Magpie; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Moorhen; Coot; Mallard; Wood Pigeon; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Tufted Duck; Common Gull; Pochard; Barnacle * Canada Goose; Great Crested Grebe; Goldeneye; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Jay; Wren; Long Tailed Tit; Grey Wagtail; Great Tit; Mistle Thrush; Goldfinch; Starling; Greenfinch; Redwing
12th January 2003 - Sunnyhurst Woods, Lancashire - Chaffinch; Magpie; Brambling (F); Nuthatch; Wood Pigeon; Coot; Mallard; Blue Tit; Blackbird; Carrion Crow; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Herring Gull were the 13 birds noted.
12th January 2003 - Rivington Area, Lancashire - 28 birds noted today:- Pied Wagtail; Common Gull; Black Headed Gull; Redpoll (M); Siskin (M/F); Wood Pigeon; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Moorhen; Blue Tit; Mallard; Ring Necked Duck (M); Pochard (M); Tufted Duck (M/F); Lapwing; Robin; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Goosander (M/F); Mistle Thrush; Fieldfare; Great Spotted Woodpecker (M); Jay; Blackbird; Goldeneye (M); Redwing; Starling; Goldcrest

5th January 2003 - Morecambe Bay, Lancashire - 29 species today made up of:- Blackbird; Robin; Eider (M); Ringed Plover; Cormorant; Purple Sandpiper; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Turnstone; House Sparrow; Dunlin; Wigeon; Great Crested Grebe; Shelduck; Carrion Crow; Pintail (M/F); Redshank; Knot; Bar Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Goldeneye; Oystercatcher; Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Feral Pigeon; Great Black Backed Gull; Red Breasted Merganser (F); Red Throated Diver

4th January 2012 - Hope Carr NR, Lancashire - 30 species seen at this struggling reserve:- Magpie; Chaffinch (F); Greenfinch; Blackbird; Blue Tit; Robin; Teal; Coot; Gadwall (M/F); Shoveler (M); Tufted Duck (M/F); Pintail (M); Mallard; Pochard (M); Canada Goose; Goosander (F); Black Headed Gull; Lapwing; Goldfinch; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Grey Wagtail; Redwing; Cormorant; Moorhen; Starling; Grey Heron; Mandarin (F); Mute Swan; Collared Dove
4th January 2003 - Pennington Flash, Lancashire - A list of 39 species:- Magpie; Canada Goose; Black Headed Gull; Goosander (M/F); Cormorant; Grey Heron; Carrion Crow; Moorhen; Mallard (M/F); Great Crested Grebe; Teal (M); Snipe; Ruddy Duck (M); Common Gull; Goldeneye (M/F); Coot; Tufted Duck (M/F); Kingfisher; Pochard (M); Shoveler (M); Mute Swan; Wood Pigeon; Blackbird (M); Robin; Kestrel; Redwing; Chaffinch; Goldcrest; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Reed Bunting; Greenfinch; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Willow Tit; Song Thrush; Goldfinch; Grey Wagtail

1st January 2003 - Chorlton WP, Greater Manchester - 25 species toady - Blue Tit; House Sparrow (M/F); Barnacle * Canada Hybrid; Canada Goose; Mute Swan; Coot; Great Crested Grebe; Moorhen; Tufted Duck (M/F); Mallard (M/F); Black Headed Gull; Magpie; Common Gull; Pochard (M); Siskin (M/F); Goldeneye (M/F); Wigeon (F); Great Tit; Blackbird (M); Wood Pigeon; Bullfinch (M)  + Greenfinch; Redwing; Goldfinch; Carrion Crow on call.