Monday, March 21, 2011

First day of spring

I started off looking for dipper at Kem Mill on Cuerden and was delighted to find them.Then to CVP HQ where we inspected the sheep. New lambs everywhere including this newborn
Then to Brockholes for a look round. Chaffinch, Colt's foot,skylark and reed bunting were spotted fairly soon and then when we entered the woods we saw wood sorrel and wood anemone. There was also some hairy bittercress and then the unmistakeable song of the chiffchaff. Great spotted woodpecker and long-tailed tits were also seen in this area. As we arrived at the open water we heard and saw Canada geese, coot and mallard. Further out still were goldeneye, lapwing, gadwall great crested grebe, cormorant, tufted duck and whooper swans. In some of the quieter edges we saw lots of frog spawn

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