At least 3 Firecrest were at Conwy RSPB from December 2019 to February 2020

I was lucky to photograph a couple over a few visits. Many, many hours stood in the same spot to get these little gems. Well worth it.

Leighton Moss Bearded Reedlings

After drawing a blank at Burton Mere for almost 4 months, I gave up and paid a visit to Leighton Moss. Reedlings were showing VERY well along the causeway. Water Rail, Marsh Tit and Marsh Harrier also around.

Snow Buntings and Water Vole

With the water frozen over at Burton, I was hoping to grab some pictures of Bearded Reedlings foraging at the edge of the reedbed. No such luck. However, a Water Vole was hiding in a pile of cut reeds and made a dash for it over the ice.

Then on to Talacre to look for Snow Bunting. A single, unbelievably confiding bird, was feeding along the strand line

Spotted Flycatcher

I have lots of ‘favourite’ birds, but Spotted Flycatchers really are at the top of the list

I was lucky enough to spend a couple of hours photographing a pair today

Burton Mere Wetlands – The Wirral ‘Med’

With some great weather over the last few weeks, and some amazing birds, RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands has been feeling a bit like the Meditteranean.

Spoonbill, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, Blask Tern, White-Winged Black Tern, Bearded Tit along with slightly more ‘normal’ Reed Warbler, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Grebe and Shoveler.