10/05/2012 The River Dee

Greylag Goose: A walk down the River Dee to Eccleston and back on a hunt for a Kingfisher or two revealed absolutely no Kingfishers at all.

But down near the Earls estate there was a huge wildflower meadow, hiding in the middle where four Greylag which flew off on to the neighbouring farmers field.

Blackcap: It was a nice walk saw a few Blackcap, Chiffchaff and I have been told that at Eccleston Wood there has been sightings of Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, I saw a Greater Spotted Woodie and hared others but no sign of the Lesser.

My first Chester Swift where seen flyng over the Dee and then two more where spotted ovr the Meadows. Top bird.