Monday, 16 April 2012

Weekend Jaunts

Well weather wise the weekend was great, although I didn't get too much birding done with a few other jobs that needed doing first taking priority.

On Saturday I did manage a quick walk around Doxey Marsh, which in places is still under water, they really need to sort this place out and make it a bit more user friendly.
Quite a few different species around with plenty of Blackcap singing and a few Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff as well. From the hide there was a lone Redshank a pair of Little Ringed Plover. The Swallows were putting on an aerial display to one another which was good to watch.

On Sunday I decided to go and see the Crane again, it was much better conditions to watch this great bird meaning I could spend more than a quick flying visit. Other birds around were Grey Heron, Blackcap, Wren and Willow Warbler. Talking to another birder there last weekend he mate picked up a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker there, although I wasn't lucky enough to see one of these fine looking little birds.

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