Saturday, 22 March 2014

Another to do list

If you regularly come here to read my blog I can only apologise for the lack of recent updates.  I've still been birding and taking photographs as usual, but I haven't been finding the time to update this blog, mainly due to work and other voluntary commitments and the volume of photographs I have to look through before deciding which ones to work on.

With this in mind I'd like to point you to my Flickr site ( which is updated slightly more often than this blog and a Facebook group I have set up on behalf of Leigh Ornithological Society ( You will find some of my latest photos and comments on both these groups.

That said, I fully intend to update this blog in the near future and keep it updated as best I can.  Some of the reports that I will be writing include the following:

  • Short-eared owls in Sefton, Merseyside
  • A short trip to Dumfries and Galloway with Whooper Swans, Barnacle Geese, Great Northern Divers, Purple Sandpipers, Oystercatchers, Yellowhammers, Red Kites and a host of others
  • A Kittiwake on the Bridgewater Canal in Leigh
  • Dippers and a very close Great Crested Grebe at Yarrow Valley Country Park
  • Black Grouse lekking at World's End, Llangollen
  • Skylarks at Kinmel Bay and a Red-breasted Merganser and Stonechats at Gronant Beach

And possibly some more.  I do hope you will return to read some of my reports with photos of the birds I've seen so far in 2014.