Friday, 30 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
A cracking day was had today. First up was ringing at Woolston in the warm sun. The first Blackcap of the year was trapped as were 3 Chiffchaffs. A good clear out in the obs was had and a couple of potter traps were repaired and put into their new positions, fingers crossed for a Water Rail or something better. in the upcoming months.
Friday, 23 March 2012
Another trip to Dunham Massey this afternoon in the hope of photographing one of the Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers. Once finally pinned down a female showed brilliantly though high up, excavating a hole and eventually upsetting a neighbouring Nuthatch and being chased off.
The 2 cavorting Kestrels from yesterday were still around showing very nicely together.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
A nice stroll with the wife and dogs this afternoon around Dunham Massey CP. Woodpeckers seem to rule the show here with at least 3 Green, a calling Lesser-spot and numerous Great-spots. Also noted was a mating pair of Kestrels.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Popped over to Pennington Flash this afternoon in the hope of photographing either one or the pair of Med Gulls that have been present for a week. So armed with a loaf of wholemeal all i managed were lots of Black-headed Gulls. The Med Gulls flew around but never really seemed interested, maybe another day.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
A slight detour on the way home from Leeds this afternoon to Anglers Country Park for the American Wigeon. Picked out straight away feeding on the wrong side of the lake, fortunately it decided to make its way over to the more favourable side giving crippling views. Easily the best views i have had of this yank duck.
Monday, 12 March 2012
After a brief visit to Leeds i decided a visit of Richmond Bank was in order. Again not massive numbers of gulls but enough to keep you interested. A juv Iceland Gull was present throughout the session.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
What with it being Mothers Day next Sunday, decided to take my mother out this Sunday. The Boathouse Pub overlooking Parkgate Marsh seemed as good a place as any and it just so coincided with spring high tide. The high tide never really materialised but views of Little Egrets whilst eating roast lamb were very nice. The immature Spoonbill was also present and showing well albeit quite distant.