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Birdwatching in Cheshire

We met up with Brian and Helen for a day out exploring their local area near Warrington, Cheshire and enjoyed some great birds in sunshine!

Hide view Woolston 1
We began at Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve, a short walk from the house

Giant Hogweed 1
Giant Hogweed towered above us

BN Grebe 1
Black necked Grebes are the stars here and we saw several juveniles and two adults

BN Grebe 2
A little distant for our camera but wonderful views with the Leica scope.

Large hide Woolston
The reserve has a wonderful new hide that can hold a whole bird club!

Large hide Woolston 2
Plenty of rooom for the four of us!

Helen and Brian Woolston
Helen and Brian enjoying a Green Sandpiper

Woolston Eyes loo
Even a loo, it's a great reserve, you will need a permit in advance to visit

Pochard 1
Plenty of wildfowl here, this Pochard, Gadwall, Tufted Duck also Kingfisher

Houghton Green Flash 1
We also visited Houghton Green Flash at Winwick

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Eight more Black necked Grebes here, great to see many juvenile birds.

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Common Blue Damselfly

Helen and Alan Houghton Green
Black necked Grebe watchers


Yellow Wagtail male 1
On nearby farmland Brian and Helen knew just where to find some special birds...

Yellow Wagtail male 2
Not only stunning male Yellow Wagtails but Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer

Many thanks to Brian and Helen for a lovely day and great birds.


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