A bit of birding at last

Work has been taking up a lot of my time over the past couple of months so the chance to nip out this-morning to Rishton Reservoir was taken and though the rain was pouring and it was dark and miserable, I still racked up the regulars including the Red-breasted Merganser that has been around for months.Robins, Great Tits and Coal Tits were all singing in Cut Wood whilst at home the feeders are very busy with Tits.

Last weekend we managed to have a quick ringing session in between snow showers and were rewarded with this lovely second calendar year male Sparrowhawk - beautiful orange breast feathers and orangy eye but some brown juvenile flight and tail feathers still present.

A walk this-afternoon followed by our now traditional Christmas Eve meal at the Aspinall Arms at Mitton methinks!


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