Latest Sightings at Brockholes

Latest Sightings at Brockholes

At least two pair of Great-crested Grebe have successfully breed on the reserve this year.

Arrivals, departures and autumn movements - our sightings this week from The Look Out.

Lots of interesting sightings over the past week.

An Osprey showed well today over Pit No.1 carrying a fish. The same bird was seen on Sunday and Monday. Autumn birds tend to hang around so there's a good chance it'll will be in the area. Also true that other birds will be moving through into October.

Hobbys have been showing well mostly around Meadow Lake.

A Garganey and two Mandarin Duck were present on Sunday on Meadow Lake. Any of these could still be present hiding in the copious undergrowth. Also new in there, Shoveler and Teal.

great-crested Grebe with young on Pit Mo.1

At least two pair of Great-crested Grebe have successfully breed on the reserve this year.

Three Pochard on Pit No.1 were the first of the autumn, joining 15+ Tufted Duck. Gadwall also present on site. Pit No.1 also has Great-crested Grebes present including two sets of stripy young birds.

Still two Common Tern hanging on but just like the majority of Sand Martin most birds have now moved on heading South to winter.

Quiet on the wader front with limited areas for mud feeding birds. Up to 300 Lapwing mostly on Meadow Lake. Snipe, Dunlin and Common Sandpiper all seen recently.

Other notable sightings included 3 Redstart, Wheatear, up to 8 Tree Sparrow, 2 Raven, 4 Little Egret and a flock of 13 Mistle Thrush. Also a Redpoll flew south.

Check out the roving tit flocks for warblers, Willow Warblers have been moving through. Reed Warbler are still present around the Lookout area.

Swifts can still be seen along the woodland ridge from Pit No.1 viewpoint. Also House Martin.

Kingfishers regularly from the Ribble Viewpoint and on Pit No.1

If you have any sighting or would like to know the best spot on site feel free to call in at the Lookout (Tuesday - Saturday)