|Penduline Tit - Ably photographed by John Osbourne|
|Mandarin Duck - Skulking among the debris away from the main pond - Photo by John Osbourne|
|Nuthatch by John Osborne at Cannop Ponds|
|Grey Wagtail while visiting Wenchford Picnic Area - photo by John Osbourne|
|A poor but welcome record shot of Dipper at Wenchford, Forest of Dean - by ME!|
Ashleworth Ham, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for those who are unfamiliar lies west of the River Severn, on the Ham Road between the villages of Ashleworth and Tirley. This is part of the floodplain and attracts, as you would imagine, lots of wildfowl in the winter. We spent an hour or so here recording of note (3) Egyptian Geese, (5) Pintail, (5) Snipe and various numbers of Gadwall, Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal and Greylags.
A final stop at Kempsey on route home for Short-eared Owls was uninspiring thanks to #StormHenry and the fish and chips at Alcester were equally so. However, despite the challenging weather conditions a very enjoyable and entertaining day out!