So today I was off in search of more '2018 year ticks' mainly in the form of a Kingfisher at the Wigan Flashes. I also was hoping to get some close photos of a drake Goldeneye which has been giving very good views on the canal recently.
I started off at the Hawkley Hall Feeding Station which was only a short distance from where I parked my car. Here I was expecting to see Willow Tits, Reed Buntings, Chaffinches, Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits, Coal Tits, Great Tits and Robins, none of which disappointed. What I wasn't expecting to see were male and female Bullfinches and even less so the normally very shy and elusive Water Rail, so that was a real bonus.