I have been desperate all week to get out and about, but I have had so much homework since I started at High School. But last night we made it, a trip out! We decided to go to Winsford Flash as mum and dad had seen a Black Tern there a few days before and it was a new place for me to visit.
As soon as I got out of the car, a Sparrowhawk soared efficiently over us, startling the Wood Pigeons.
We walked along the River Weaver to get to the flash. On the way we saw 3 Kingfishers, Black Headed Gulls and this elegant Grey Heron.
The flash was filled with Black Headed Gulls and we got nice and close for a few snaps. Winsford Flash is huge, mostly because part of the Salt Mine collapsed and flooded fields next to the river, however it is all not just deep; on the side next to part of the actual river there is basically a mud scrape the size of Haydn's Pool and on it I saw Snipe, Black Headed Gulls, Lesser Black Backed Gulls, Mute Swans, Mallards, a huge flock of Goldfinch and Wood Pigeons.
We also saw a very large Mink. It's first time I have ever seen one. It wasn't just a quick glimpse, it was a proper good view of it running directly across us. It then swam across the flash to a nearby island. Because of it's size, I did think it might have been an otter at first and got quite excited, but now I don't think it was.
What an end to a great day, but tiring day.