Showing posts from July, 2006

An Omen!

Took my son to the airport in Manchester yesterday as he is staying in America /Canada for a couple of weeks but on the way back this strange bird headed towards me. I'd just gone through Stockport and there was a Scarlet Macaw flying west along the motorway! How bizarre! I've had Ring-necked Parakeets and Cockateels in the back garden as well as free flying Bugerigars in Blackburn but this, in anticipation of our Peruvian sojourn, was most unexpected.

More garden stuff

Still practising on garden stuff before we set off. A juv Blackbird feeding on fallen blackcurrants.
A first attempt at loading pitures direct from the camera. This is one of a Goldfinch on the garden feeders.

Dave's Birding Blog

This is my first test Blog. Just had to nip down to Focalpoint to get my reapired scope back - just in time for my holiday to Peru. Took a quick visit to Frodsham to try the scope out - loads of Black-tailed Godwits and the usual supporting cast of Redshank, Dunlin and Ringed Plover. Seven Ruff joind the throng briefly. A couple of Ravens called around me before heading off over the Weaver to the ICI plant. Birds in the garden today were just the usual stuff - young Great and Blue Tits visiting the feeders, plenty of hirundines overhead and a Willow Warbler in the plum tree.