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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

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Still practising on garden stuff before we set off. A juv Blackbird feeding on fallen blackcurrants.
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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.