Unmistakeable, gorgeous little birds from a late October trip up to Leighton Moss. In total there must have been around 20 adults and juveniles “feeding” on the grit trays watched by a similar number of bird watchers.
Also a couple of Marsh Harriers, several Buzzards, 22 Snipe, 2 Sparrowhawks, 2000 Oystercatchers, 250,000 Starlings and 60+ Little Egrets coming into roost. Unfortunately we missed the Otters. Had a quick look for the Silverdale Hawfinches but no luck however plenty of Nuthatches, Treecreepers, Bullfinch, Redwing and Fieldfare around.
Hopefully the next visit up north will be to Roudsea Wood and Mosses National Nature Reserve.