Any Short-eared Owls at Frodsham or Dee marshes at the moment? I have a 7 year old who's super keen to see an Owl!
When I was on the coast last weekend, I talked to a few of the locals who said the were not easy to see at the moment, but as Jane says the next batch of high tides at the end of the month will probably change all that.
Had a 1st winter Iceland Gull down at Richmond Bank this morning.
Richmond Bank is easily accessible. Park in the car park for the Ferry Tavern Pub, Station Road, Penketh ( post code WA5 2UJ ) cross over the railway line and canal bridge and turn immediately left. Follow the footpath along the canal for a couple of hundred yards or so, and take a right turn onto a new gravel footpath which takes you to the river. Follow the path up river to the top of the hill and Richmond Bank is over to the right. Gulls can be found all along this area on sand bars depending on the height of the river level, which is in turn dependant on the tide. You will need to get through one of the gaps in the hedge along the path to pick a descent partway down the high bank. Certain places will yield good views of the gulls but you will need a scope as the birds may be several hundred yards away in places.