Well, we got to LM early this morning and the next photo sums up how our day went from start to finish LOL So you get no photos as sightings were not great !!
It wasn't a great day to be honest considering this was our first return for 18 months. Where were the robins ambushing us on the footpaths - only saw three on the whole reserve ? I came with a full pot of mealworms and left with the same !! Apart from two distant Marsh Harriers which showed too briefly the main birds we saw were Coots who seem to have had an excellent breeding season and Black Headed Gulls. Birds were sparse, vegetation was too well established making it hard to see any birds that we could hear. The pandemic has a lot to answer for as reed/grass/woodland maintenance is now lagging behind due to fewer staff I presume. Lower Hide was closed as we expected but all other hides were open as well as Sky Tower but I have to say it was a disappointing day after waiting so long to get back to our old haunt. I thought it would be peak time to visit as two years ago I remember lots of Sedge Warblers, Willow Warblers, Water Rails, Marsh Harriers, etc. to name but a few ..... I only heard a handful of warblers calling. I think tomorrow we will start at the salt marsh and weather should be a bit better as it was very dull and cloudy today although remained dry. We might take a trip to Foulshaw Moss at some stage if the LM reserve stays quiet. Fingers crossed things pick up !!
Looking forward to seeing you & Mr.GB on Wednesday Ann :)
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Kind regards, Ann
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
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