Guess I've had a bit of a break on the old blogging front of late (work, Uni, decorating, and the overdue birth of my second son being among the extensive list of excuses!), but alas the blog is up and running again....the sighting of Waxwings has gave me a kick up the backside. Can I just give a big thanks to everyone for keeping the blog up and running through the comments section. I have managed to get out a fair bit and will post some snaps in a later post, but for now I will concentrate on the here and now:-
I heard that familiar trill of Waxwings today in Sefton Park as I was walking past the cafe; a loose flock of at least 25 flew over towards the Rathbone Statue and seemed to be going down (I couldn't follow them any further as my 9 months pregnant wife couldn't take the excitement!). Hopefully they may be feeding around the park somewhere (they came from the direction of the kids playground), the cotoneaster trees opposite St Margarets School on Aigburth Road may be a good bet too, as they where feeding on these trees during the last influx. Over the last week there have been records from Garston, Bootle, Birkenhead, Crosby, Formby, Warrington to name just a few, so these beauties could turn up anywhere. Otherwise the park was quiet - 15 Redwings, 2 Ring Necked Parakeets and that was about it.
Elsewhere, on Tuesday at Speke/Garston Coastal Reserve I had a Short Eared Owl, Peregrine, Kestrel, Grey Partridge, and 20+Skylarks during a fifteen minute check of the area.....not bad, this is such a good site.