After work on Monday (11th), i stopped off at a known Little Owl site, i need it for a year tick. Luckily it was sat there in the tree happily. I didn't have my scope or camera and only had my super zoom camera so had to make do with this awful shot. Of coarse i went back the Tuesday with scope and camera, yeh it wasn't there typical lol. Its there honest right in the middle ;-)
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Sunday was spent at Soddy Gap (10th) all morning, had a really good ratch around with a little bit of reward.
Started with 35 Skylark, then a superb Barn Owl. A rare bird in the form of a Female Gadwall.
I flushed a Woodcock. 3 Goldeneye 1 drake displaying. 2 Drake Pochard. Usual ducks a Buzzard and a Grey heron.
At the dump 4 Buzzard. Great spotted woodpecker and a Stock dove. Think that was it.
Saturday (9th) Rach n I headed for Penrith and the Waxwings. Initially we couldnt find any but did see 10 Brambling and 40+ Siskin with a couple of Lesser Redpoll.
We then headed into town for a walk around. On our return to the car a flock of 42 Waxwings flew over and landed near Morrisons and eventually showed really nicely. Pity it was pissing it down as usual, so these shots were as good as they were gonna get. Still nice to see.