27th/28th Feb

Sightings on the 27th on a cold wet day at the Mere, highlight being the 18 Whooper Swans (16 Ads and 2 juvs) picked up off Heslops early afternoon.

17 of the 18 Whoopers on Mere

 The adult Lesser Black Backed Gull was off KP late morning, 2 Oystercatcher on KP, 2 Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier and 4 Pink footed geese in the field just north of the hide.  

28th Feb – 1 Drk Goosander off hide, 1 Ad Whooper off hide, 4 Pink feet in sheep field next to hide, 4 Siskin and 2 Treecreeper by hide.

Finally a pic of the Chiff first picked up on call by the hide 22nd Jan and again 26th, and finally seen on the 29th/30th by the hide carpark roadside verge.

Mere Chiff

 
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