Trips out bird watching have been very infrequent over the last few weeks with just the usual trips up to Stags Lodge and surrounding areas and 2 visits to Brockholes Nature Reserve.
I have continued slowly to add to the patch list of Stags Lodge with Nuthatch, my first on the patch and Starling in the past few weeks. This weekend’s visits brought a calling male Bullfinch and a drumming Greater Spotted Woodpecker. The usual patch birds have also been present in the form of Song Thrush, Blackbird, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Mallard, Coot, Magpie, Jay, Carrion Crow, Blue, Great and Long-tailed Tits, Robin, Dunnock, Wren and Black-headed Gull.
Other local sightings of interest include a pair of Peregrine and a Pair of Raven. I’m hoping to get some photos of the Peregrine if I’m lucky to see them again.