I haven’t done much birding or photography this month. This has been due to lack of mobility and poor weather. I did however manage a few rides in the car to one or two favourite locations and returned with some reasonable images for you to see.
First up is the well known little owl near Southport which was enjoying some morning sunshine. The goldeneye and goosander which follow were from an earlier trip to Glasson Dock Marina photographed on a very cold and windy day. A nice cold and bright day at Rossall was good for the ringed plover and oystercatcher images. Rides into the fell country round Chipping found one or two early curlew returning to the breeding grounds. Finally a visit to a flooded Marshside found Little Grebe and Pintail close to Nel’s Hide. Everything else was a long way off out of camera range. It was nice to see a number of avocets had returned.
It is Good Friday as I write this account and it is still very cold and wintry,typical Easter weather!! Hopefully soon it will warm up and the spring migrants will arrive in numbers. Thanks for looking in and enjoy the Easter break.