Thursday, 15 December 2016


I used to be able to boast about the birds that visited my back garden but the last couple of years have been very poor to say the least.This winter has also been poor so far but earlier in the week for just half an hour a mobile mixed flock of birds did pay a visit.

It was very gloomy and wet and all I got were some poor shots of a Redwing and a Blackcap both taken through an upstairs window.Better than nothing though.

The sun came out at long last on Wednesday morning so I popped over to Marsh Lane again getting there just after 10.00 AM.

The car park pool had hundreds of Geese and Ducks on show but I could not find anything decent other than a distant Common Redshank which was a nice find. 

There were about half a dozen Common Snipe on the islands

The Hybrid Canada Goose was also on site again

Best bird of the day was a Stonechat that stayed miles away in the middle of the field the other side of the river.Here is the worst shot ever taken of a Stonechat.   

A Little Egret flew on to one of the CP pool islands.

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