Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Moore, Cheshire - 25th Feb 2009.

Above: Left-right, Janet Davie, Tim Davie, Bill Berry & Myself take time out from the LSW search. At least two other birders had brief views of our target bird prior to our arrival.

A pretty unsucessful six hours at Moore Nature Reserve saw us dip my nemesis in recent years, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Only low numbers of Gulls were using the pools and even the well photographed roosting Tawny Owl was not visible in it's usual spot. A Willow Tit and a Green Sandpiper were the highlights. Small numbers of Tufted & Pochard, 1 Ruddy Duck, several Little Grebe and a Kingfisher were noted on a few waterbodies checked. 20 Siskin and 2 Lesser Redpoll were by the feeding station.