Just a quick blog to keep all our followers looking ! We are busy with survey right now but still try to grab a few hours local birding when we can. Spring has now finally arrived and reports of migrants arrive daily in our inbox. Not everyone is so sure though, as you can by the pic of the Coot at Sandbach Flashes a few days ago, who is playing it safe and building her nest well out of the danger !
Blackcap, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Black-tailed Godwit and my first Swallow of the year were all nice to see along with a surprise Iceland Gull. A Cheshire Lifer for me (Mark Powell) outdid them all, an Egyptian Goose, which has been strutting around the flashes for several days.