10/01/2014 Marbury Country Park

Bittern: Today I was at Marbury Country Park doing a spot of profile raining for Cheshire Wildlife Trust as they manage the reedbed, a lovely boardwalk trail and woodlands all part of Budworth Mere.

Which is currently home to two Bitterns and an impressive Starling roost.

After a longish wait and a frustrating scan over the reedbed one of the Bitterns was found hiding, we watched it for about 20 minutes before a Grey Heron flew in and pushed the Bittern out of sight.
Song Thrush: I then stopped off at Newmans Flash hoping to see the Green Winged Teal, however after scanning over hundreds of common Teal I gave in!