After taking Sue's dad to Birchencliffe Garden Centre, we had a run out to Hollingworth Lake.
Later I caught the 16:30 (ish) bus to Foreside Lane and enjoyed a good stroll around the moors to home.
The usual birds were here today.
Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull.
Canada Geese, Mallards, Cormorants, 6 Great Crested Grebe, Heron.
a good few Greenfinch, F Goosander, Pr Teal.
I managed to bag a lifer in the shape of the Glaucous Gull that has been here for a good while now.
The bird looked very lonely as it sat in the sunshine.
I have seen Siskin many times in the past, but a pleasing first for me today was identifying 3 distant Siskin in flight.
Foreside Lane - Ogden - Bradshaw.
16:45 - 19:15
Curlew, Pr. Grey Partridge, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Skylark, 3 Red Grouse.
Green Woodpecker NE end of Ogden 'woods'
Pr. Goosander and a lone Female Goosander. Coal Tit
I'd better sit and have a good look through my photies now - a bit of a blog rush job this evening.
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Foreside Lane etc:
When is a dead Heron, not a dead Heron?