Sunday, 4 March 2012

Saturday 3rd March 2012

We contemplated a visit to North Wales this weekend, but by the end of the week, most of the decent birds that we planned to see weren't being mentioned anymore. So we decided to stay locally again. It was great as we plodded round a fairly damp Staffordshire to hear news of the North Wales birds as they came on the pager. Wrong decision made again!

Westport at the moment is going through a fairly quiet spell, and on Saturday morning, I walked round with CJW and we were done in less than an hour! Then it was off to the Chase. We hoped to see a ****** ********** and a ****-***** ***** and even the long staying suspressed ***** ********** at ******** Wood but in the end we only saw a few bits. The Chase on a wet and windy day ain't a very good place to be. If anyone wants any information and the above birds you can **** ***.

We visited the Pits afterwards, and we met fellow Pitter Chris Cook - nice to put a name to a face! The immature White-fronted Goose and Knot were still present, plus a three Ruff and up to 8 Redshank and six Green Sands. We also managed to see the Smew later in the day as well.

Sorry for the lack of photo's today. It was either raining or the bird was showing distantly.