There was a time Egyptian Goose were scarce at VP but nowadays seen virtually every day? An injured one has attracted a partner...
Thursday 31 August 2023
Wednesday 30 August 2023
I'd kept away from water and Whixall Moss for most of the Summer once the biting insects too hold but I was tempted by a juvenile Knot found at World's End by Howard Prince during the afternoon! I got there early evening and it was still there, not as close as earlier but near enough for record shots!
I was greeted by a wing flap!
Sunday 27 August 2023
A bit of action today from two of the most accomplished raptors that visit Venus Pool. Firstly an adult Hobby. Always over trees across the pool, catching dragonflies..
Friday 18 August 2023
Wind and rain conspired to create conditions ideal for Tern passage today! Getting out and about, Tom Lowe found six Black Terns at The Mere, Ellesmere and after arriving mid afternoon, I managed to 'up' the count to nine! Thanks to John Martin for helping with ID of some of these, never easy!!
Here's a few pics of Black Terns, all except one juv were patchy adults taken at distance 100- 200m!
A shame they didn't come closer but still a stunning spectacle!
Friday 11 August 2023
Thursday 3 August 2023
Strange that I've seen a Spotted Redshank this year but no Redshank has come my way! I put that to rights with a Juvenile Redshank showing quite close at times!