Friday, 26 December 2008

Whooper Swan and Gull...HO HO HO

On X -mas eve I was taking the kids shopping(o joy)...Dad there are 3 large ducks flying towards us... well done 3 Whooper swans flying south /west.God I love um some times.
Way back in 2003 on the 10th January I was stood waiting for the kids to finish there swimming lesson at Ploughcroft when I noticed a large white gull heading west which I was sure was an adult Glaucous Gull,,,,!!! with out my binns it would have to be a probable...a few days later an immaculate adult Glaucous Gull was found by Big Adi at Blackley tip........
On the 23rd the same thing happened but this time it looked like an adult Iceland Gull,....Always have a pair of binns handy

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Saturday Morning

A male Sparrowhawk spent a few minutes in the back Garden tree this morning,also a Great Spotted woodpecker and Grey Wagtail flew over ,and the Redwing dropped in yesterday morning.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

From the window today

8 Herring Gull and 4 GBBGull flew west today

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Pink-footed Geese

A brilliant blue clear skies and red ball sun today with 64 Pinkfeet west at 2,30 also 2 Snipe,1 Golden Plover ,70 lapwing,1 Stock Dove and 1 Goldfinch

Friday, 5 December 2008


A records count of Golden Plovers today with 31 in the field,also 141 Lapwing ,1 snipe and a pied wag

Monday, 1 December 2008

Golden Plover,Lapwing and Snow

The first snow of the winter forced 7 Golden Plover and 6 Lapwing low over the house this morning and the garden feeders were packed with House Sparrows,Chaffinch,Great,Blue and Cole Tits