Managed to fit in a couple of hours at Brockholes quarry on Saturday, where things were quiet. Most of the birds moving through like Ringed Plovers, a Garganey and a Grey Plover had clearly taken advantage of the settled weather and moved on. The highlight was a double figure count of Tree Sparrows including juvs around one of the feeding stations. Tree Sparrow is an uncommon breeder in the local area and it is real pleasure to see them so close to home.
Tree Sparrow, Brockholes Quarry
On the way back home this Little Owl was sat on wires by the roadside 300 metres from my house. It was totally unconcerned as I reversed the car to within a few meteres of it a fired off a few pictures.
Little Owl, Mellor