Sunday, 9 February 2014

Its All Twite

Today we headed off to Connahs Quay nature reserve after making the decision to join this was our first opportunity to pay the site a visit.

The main attraction for ourselves right now being the large flock of Twite that have moved in for the winter.

It didn't take too long to reach the reserve and we soon parked up at the Western hide over looking the Dee, we watched quite a large group of Redshank moving across mud looking for their lunch we even saw our first lamb of the year in the neighboring field.
Plenty of Teal, Curlew and Canada Geese were also on show with a few Shelduck thrown in for good measure.

Soon though the main attraction and a life tick for Lesley and me turned up with a flock of around 20 - 30 Twite arrived in the car park by the hide, and for Little Brown Jobs they don't look that bad, quite smart even. So after missing them at Flint Castle last year and plenty of other places we have finally gained the all important tick.

Redshank at Connahs Quay

It was then down to Flint castle to try and find the Black Redstart, but the news was very much negative when we arrived and even after a good hunt around I just couldn't find the bird any where.

But the Twite and reasonable weather more than made up for the no show.

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