Friday, 8 January 2010
Too damn cold
A day out in the company of Malc & Al, with the latter doing a Cheshire year list. First stop a very cold and very frozen Moore NR, with the hope of 1 of the 2 Bitterns that have been seen recently. Not today though. A very good check on Arpley landfill failed to produce any white winged gulls. The feeding stations were more rewarding with a Willow Tit and Tree Sparrows. Next on the list was Rostherne Mere for a redhead Smew. After negotiating our way into the hide we managed to get a distant view of the Smew tight against the mere bank. Last up was Marbury CP for another go at Bittern, no joy here also. But a neck wrenching Tawny Owl more than made up for it. A good day but bloody glad to back indoors and in the warmth.