I was off school at the end of last week with a bit of a nasty virus and then I wasn't well enough to go ringing with Peter or play footie at the weekend. So the weekend was a bit rubbish (apart from getting 6 Greenfinches in the garden). I did catch up on loads of homework though.
Because I had missed out on birding at the weekend , yesterday me and dad decided to take a quick walk down at Winsford Flash. As soon as we got down to where the big flash actually starts I spotted this beautiful Kingfisher sat up perfectly on a stick, however the picture was through the trees.
I have only been to the flash a few times before. During this visit on the scrape there were 3 Snipe; the first time I have properly seen a wader there. And on the scrape and in fields there were at least 400 Canada Geese!!! The biggest flock I had ever seen this close to home.
Mixed in with these geese were some birds that from a distance looked like divers however as I got them in the binoculars (and confirming an ID at home later I soon knew they were Goosanders) another great bird seen there.
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