Saturday, 22 March 2008

Marbury CP

Regular readers will know, that the month of March, means it's time to dip on Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Marbury Country Park. For eons now I have been coming to Marbury to get a sighting of this, for me, elusive pecker.
As is the custom at Marbury, I am greeted by others at the hide to be told, ten minutes ago it was here - and today is no exception. Still, I am here for the day, I can wait.
A very cold wind blows into our faces today. All the usual birds are here at the feeding station. Kingfishers are digging nest holes. Another secretive, bird the Water Rail, are out in the open. This has got to be the best place to see them in the north-west. A couple of early Sand Martins passed through. I sense that the birds know of the weather too come, and are a waiting for better weather before getting down to displaying.
Some great light, and some 160 shots taken. Great day out again, but no lesser pecker.
Back soon.