Sunday, 12 April 2009


No not the UK's premier rock god but the big fish catching raptor OSPREY (no.142 on the self found yearlist checkout Surfbirds). Found one this morning heading Northwards over Neumann's in the mist. If I hadn't of stopped for a chat with Mr Duncalf it would probably of soared through without anyone knowing. The third on the patch in eight days. Had 10 Buteo, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Peregrine thermalling over Neumann's yesterday oh for the Red Kite thats drifting around North Cheshire somewhere.
Spring wise its Blackcaps and Willow Warblers everywhere with 100s of hirundines on the mere most evenings.

Need a visit to Moss Side as its still stuck on 97 for the year thats nine behind Marbury game on...

Our Antipodean Swans are now nesting and will hopefully fingers crossed get some youngsters into the world that will survive this time. We could get Defra down to shoot those annoying Mutes to give'm a chance.

Update. Took Mum for a stroll round Moss Side to check on Dad's seat and hey presto up comes the 100 with Blackcap, Willow Warbler and two singing Reed Warblers all by Lapwing Lane Pool. The Reeds being a cross the board year tick...nice! and rather early me thinks.
MCP YL - 106

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