So today we decided to go for a family walk at Wycolle CP in Lancashire. Never a true hot-spot for birds but there is usually something around. As it was Easter Monday there were quite a few people around which did not help but there were odd bits to see.
Bird wise it was pretty quiet, with good numbers of Chaffinch and the highlight being a Mistle Thrush that went over at one point. On the duck-pond there were around 29 ducklings, which is very high for the time of year, I would say at least 3 broods there, but they were all scattered and meandering wherever they wanted.
There were other things around too, my first orange tip of the year, and there were at least 2, as well as my first tadpoles of the year. Surprisingly they are quite big too, suggesting that they have been hatched for some time.
On the way back the drive provided us with Red Grouse, Meadow Pipit and a pair of Curlew, which was nice.
Wycolle CP: Mistle Thrush, Mallard, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Willow Warbler, Wren, Swallow, Woodpigeon, Lesser Black-Backed Gull,
Driving: Lapwing, Curlew, Meadow Pipit, Red Grouse, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Canada Goose,