NAPTON ON THE HILL WEATHER

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Liverpool Today!

The priority today was to deliver my dear old mum back to Liverpool and as I drove out along the Bank Road I was delighted to see a Short-eared Owl overhead being mobbed by several Corvids. There were also 2 White-fronted noted among the Geese flock this morning.

Back at the cottage Dee and I did managed an hour out on the marsh this evening and I can't believe how many Whooper Swans there are in this neck of the woods, probably due to the not too distant WWT Martin Mere. Another sighting of Merlin, plus Buzzard, Kestrel and Peregrine but sadly no sign of Great White Egret, although I did note a sighting listed on Birdguides which also included Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier!

Tomorrow we've arranged to meet up with Pete Worthy, another member of the Brandon Team who is also staying locally and knows the area exceptionally well.

Also of note this evening: (7) Little Egret, (11) Curlew and the usual Pink-footed, Greylag and Canada Geese.