Bird report is published

We're getting a few jobs done on the house this week before I start a contract next week so the expected run of north-easterlies left me chomping at the bit - I'll just have to find a local Yellow-browed Warbler! Anyway, I took advantage of the scaffold to go up and get a better view of the surrounding area but very little has been passing overhead other than Canada Geese - not even any Pink-footed Geese.

All the feeders are out and tempting down several finches. Chaffinch numbers have increased over the past couple of days and there are lots of Goldfinches around. Coal Tits are actively caching sunflower hearts all over the place and Long-tailed Tits have become more noticeable.

Nothing much has been happening down at the Reservoir - three Teal yesterday on the small res (yes it has water in it now) along with a good number of Mallard. There is still only one Great Crested Grebe and precious little else. The Swallows and House Martins seem to have gone now and soon we'll be hearing the tseeping of Redwings overhead.

The bird report arrived from the printers yesterday so I've spent yesterday afternoon and this morning packing up copies for the membership of the Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society. Now all I have to do is distribute some to the reserves such as Leighton Moss and Martin Mere - perhaps tomorrow or Thursday.


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