Back home for a couple of days and time to check the local Ribble patch. Birding at Hesketh Out Marsh has been a little disappointing of late so it was nice to see this cracking male Stonechat there this morning.
RSPB Ribble Reserves manager Tony Baker found it, being on site to oversee the lagoon improvement works ongoing there at the moment.
Raven over the saltmarsh this morning and Twite heard from the platform. Thought I might bump into a Wheatear but the only migrants I had were 2 Goldcrests in the laid hedgerow. The north west has seen a bit of an influx this week, so no real surprise to see this HOM rarity today. Strange to hear one singing there though.
Still many Pink-footed Geese around but all out on the NNR and frustratingly impossible to "grill".
Chiffchaff singing around the edge of the local Brickcroft nature reserve this afternoon.