Another lovely albeit cold day with very icy and frosty start to the morning; give me minus degrees any day rather than the last three months of rain !
Weekend is never the best time to get out with the camera, especially near Neumann' Flash (Northwich area) as every man/woman/child and their dog is streaming by - when people see a camera they always want to know what you have seen and photographing which would usually be very nice except when you've been waiting 15 mins each time for the birds to appear only to lock on focus as someone shouts to call their dog right behind you or stand over your shoulder asking what is that !!! Think I'm turning from a friendly old lady into something of a grumpy birder lol
Wasn't able to get you much to see but will share what I did manage to take ……….
sadly hidden behind a twig but it was good to see a few Song Thrushes
and it's Scandinavian cousin ……… the Redwing which has to be one of my most favourite birds with those pretty features
always difficult to get a clear shot as they place themselves in the middle of the tree
not the clearest shot of those lovely red under wings
Jay which was digging for worms/insects
there's always a robin or two hanging around but sadly after 7 years our friendly confiding Riverside Robin has probably moved on to higher ground and there was no sign of a new robin taking over his spot. This robin was near Carey Park, opting to be closer to the recycling centre and tip !
Buzzard wasn't playing ball either as it chose the overhead electricity pole to hide itself; one of two Buzzards in same area
think they turned the power on lol whoosh...…...and away
as we headed back to the car there was a distant flock of pigeons/stock doves and I thought they may be homing pigeon as they kept circling around as if trying to make up their mind which direction to go ! They seemed somewhat lost.
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