An impromptu visit to Frodsham yesterday was unremarkable - pretty quite really. A lone Marsh Harrier, 2 Sedge Warbler and 3 Common Whitethroat of note. As there was still plenty of the day left we decided to move on to Burton Mere RSPB where a pair of Garganey had been reported.
We arrived to find a busy car park due to the opening of the new footpath to what was the old Inner Marsh Farm RSPB. En route to the Garganey we scanned the pool in front of the visitor centre and were rewarded with 80 Black-tailed Godwit and 20+ Avocet (some sitting on eggs).
Photograph opportunities with Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler and an Orange Tip Butterfly was nice as we made our way to the hide. The Garganey were showing well - a lifer for Al (my travelling companion today). An enjoyable few hours and not too far from home.
Avocet (Library Picture Spanish Tour)
(Library Picture Spanish Tour - Bryan Thomas)