Monday, 16 May 2011


Wow, what a weekend. A slow but decent mornings ringing down at Woolston then it was time for the main event, the FA Cup final MCFC vs Stoke. As you all probably know City won 1-0 comfortably and held aloft the first of many trophies. Now for 3rd place in the Premier league.

Sunday was ringing Dippers with 3 adults caught at various locations. Also of note were 2 Little Owls occupying a box and sitting on 3 eggs.

The afternoon was a bit of local twitching. First up was the Buff-breasted Sandpiper co-found by Frank Duff at Frodsham Marsh. A distant bird feeding with Dunlin and Ringed Plover. First time i have seen one at some distance. Early evening i was off to Meols on the Wirral for the Broad-billed Sandpiper feeding with a roaming flock of Dunlin in their thousands. Again distant but a cracking local bird and only the second one i have seen.

No work today so decided to make the journey over to Conwy RSPB for the male Citrine Wagtail. Good but again distant views were had.
Time for a moan now ?
I know we are all of varying abilities in the whole birding scheme of things, but some of the folk there this morning were just cringe worthy and maybe a little homework would help.
One lady asked what type of Warbler it was .......?
One guy came into the Coffee Shop and asked if it was on show to which the reply was no, so he said if he could be told when it was on view then proceeded to get a pot of tea ......
Its behind the Curlew said 3 guys, sorry they are all Whimbrel .....
One lady asked if it was the black and white one ....?
A Citrus Wagtail ? asked a lady.
Lots of House Martins are collecting mud from the waters edge. One guy asks if they are Sand Martins to which i say no they are House Martins, so he asks me if I'm sure!
Oh dear.

1 comment:

Kah-Wai Lin said...

Nice capture on dipper!