Willow tit at Pennington Flash feeding station.
Bullfinches at Pennington Flash feeding station.
Male Bullfinch at Pennington Flash feeding Station.
European robin at Pennington Flash feeding station.
Juvenile Cuckoo at Martin Mere.
Walk stats: Distance: 5.0 miles. Climb:129'.
Time: 3 hours 24 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.7 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.5 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Sue Powell.
Not the original walk planned, but this turned out to be a glorious day for walks around Pennington Flash and Martin Mere, although the bright sunshine often meant that many of the colours on the birds were difficult to see.
It started off well with large numbers of Greenfinch and Bullfinch visiting the feeders at Pennington Flash, but the star bird of the day was a Juvenile Cuckoo showing well at Martin mere. A couple of Willow tits at Pennington Flash feeding station and two Whooper swans at Martin mere were a bonus and the latter unexpected too.
Birds seen or heard today included: Common coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Canada goose, Mute swan, Great crested grebe, Tufted duck, Great tit, Blue tit, Bullfinch, European robin, Woodpigeon, Common pheasant, Black-billed magpie, Lapwing, Great cormorant, Common cuckoo, Whooper swan, Tree sparrow, Barn swallow, Black-headed gull, Grey heron, Ruff, Feral pigeon, Herring gull, Chaffinch, Greylag goose, Great black-backed gull and Kestrel.
A good day birdwatching as we walked around these two very popular venues, finishing with an enjoyable meal at Sue's.