A few from a sunny Sunday aroung Burton Mere Wetlands
Before the Welsh lock down ended, there was a Great Bittern showing fairly regularly, and very well when it did, at BMW. So lockdown ended and typically, after spending about 15 hours over 6 days, I haven’t been able to see it. A Very long day with lots of nice birds, and a quick trip to check on the Dippers, I’m giving up on seeing the Booming thing!
Sometimes you stumble across a real star, this Water Vole being just that.
A good variety at BMW, with Blackcap, a 2021 photo target, showing really well.
Not quite the Osprey I was hoping for, but a V-22 Osprey from the USS Iwo Jima which is conducting exercises in British waters, did a low pass at a local airfield with it’s route taking it right overhead.
I’m lucky enough to live close to a few places where Dipper are resident. This bird was taking advantage of human river control efforts.
I was lucky to stumble across a small mixed flock of finches around Flint dock including Redpoll, Siskin, Chaffinch and about 10 Twite, some of which were ringed (one 2 year old bird and one 3 year old bird)
Good numbers of Greenfinch have been hanging around the feeders, as well as Reed Buting, Long-Tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a very photogenic ChiffChaff
I was lucky enough to stumble across this young Male Grey Partridge whilst out and about. A difficult bird to get in North Wales, but I’d seen a dead one on the road nearby a few days before, so hopefully they are making a little bit of a comeback, this particular unfortunate bird aside.