Thanks to Gary Gorner who sent me these shots of Black Necked Grebe, which he watched during a tour of the Wigan Flashes last week.
Gary also had Red Crested Pochard n Smew, so it was a pretty good day!
They always strike me as mean looking little birds do Black Neckeds, probably down to that beady little red eye....give me a nice bug-eyed Pied Billed anyday, far more friendly.
Steve Fletcher called me this today after he saw a Hummingbird Hawkmoth on the wing in Woolton on Tuesday - presumably an adult that has hibernated around there.
Hummingird Hawks pulled off the same trick on the Wirral a year or two back, so you never know, if the weather gets a bit warmer, they may be calling into your garden sooner than you think this year....
Anyway, back to work, but the weather looks good to connect with Wheatear at the weekend, and maybe the odd hirundine or two.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies....