Called in at Weld Rd, Birkdale (on route for a McBacon) just on the off chance the 2nd winter Glaucous Gull might be on show and low and behold there it was in all its buffy white splendour.
On the nearby roundabout a flock of 'Ivory Gulls' were sheltering from the strong NW winds.
Funny no news of them on Dudeguides!
On the Lancs mosses I searched in vain for the lone (now 2!!)Tundra Bean Goose in amongst the usual 4500+ Pinkies but not a sausage or a Tunny.
Probably best of the day though was a flock of 71 yes that's 71 Corn Buntings rummaging in a stubble field.
A fantastic flock, no wonder theres none on the Patch they're all up in Lancs.
UK YEAR LIST - 134
As for the Patch well now.....
Par for the course at this early time of the year would see one on 78 +/- 5, so being on 82 is nowt special. I've missed the two blockers so far Gregsy's Little Owl and Greg's Merlin, maybe a chance later in the year for Little Owl but Merlin bugger me more chance of Dave putting his list on FocalPoint. Still you never say never in birding cos anything can happen especially the unexpected, take the World Record breaking Black throated Diver last years at the death Mega that did the business for Greg and removed the trophy (my precious) from its rightful owner.
Footy wise the Champions go marching on as Arsene fecks up yet again...
and the noisy neighbours have really put their foot in it
What a feckin prat Bert o'chelli is....