|This is a Grey Heron. Not a Green Pecker.|
Away from the birding i took a train to Sheffield on Sat night and met @monkey_nut from off of that there Twitter. He recently commissioned a couple of painting from me and we decided a few scoops were in order so between 6 and 10 o'clock we got so drunk on real ale, guinness and single malts that he fell over INSIDE a taxi and my legs stopped working - Awesome fun all round!!
Sunday 11th was a little more interesting on the patch despite my hangover... drake Smew, 3 Scaup, 1 Sand Martin over the rapids and a Chiffchaff singing on the soap stack. 6 Greylags were making a nuisance of themselves and 3 Oystercatcher included a displaying pair.
Best bird however was a Peregrine that flew west through the wetlands at 8.30 as me and MF were sat scanning for raptors! only saw 2 Sparrowhawk but MH later had 6 Buzzards up together to the sw.
|View from the Soap Stack watchpoint .|
Also DP showed me this L T Tit nest that he found yesterday, bit hard to photograph through the trees but you get the idea!