30 Nov 2009

Hung over.

Not much birding this weekend on account of a major birthday celebration and party for my lovely wife! Spent all day Saturday moving furniture, cleaning, putting up decorations and generally acting as Cinderella whilst the party girl went and had her hair done etc etc.....................

Sunday was spent tidying up after the masses had departed but I did manage a couple of quick trips out for Grey Phalarope.

A couple of hours spent exploring the stubble resulted in the usual suspects but included a single grey Wagtail & 20+ Pied Wagtails on a damper part of the field. At least 2 Yellowhammers are also still present amongst the Chaffinch flock.

Even better was a new garden tick! A Barn Owl sat on the conservatory roof hissing before flying off over t he roof tops towards the cow pastures. Very Harry Potter-ish!

Now a quick plug - I'm giving a talk for the Cheshire & District Ornithological Society at the Caldy Centre, Chester this Thursday from 19.30. Entitled 'A Chehsire Birders Year' it'll include loads of photographs from Cheshire as well as a few surprises from further afield. All welcome I belive and the entrance fee is less than the cost of a pint!

See you there.

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