Kane's latest post on his blog, in which he ringed his 1000th bird (well done chief!) that happened to be Tawny Owl, reminded the Great Moxey that we needed to revisit one of our boxes that had three eggs about a month ago. Low and behold, after much manoeuvrage of the ladder, I got my arm down to the bottom of the pellet laden box and scooped up these two chicks.
It's been quite a busy week on the bird front, on Tuesday me and Moxey went to check out the Dotterel on Plex Moss, we counted seven, there had been more earlier in the day but as described by one departing birder 'these bloody flash birders with their flash tripods shouting their mouths off.....' - 'nuff said.
Wednesday was the Liverpool Ornithologist Club AGM during which I was formally inducted as a member, on the condition that I gave a talk at one of the indoor meetings about my time in Canada. Deal!
Here's hoping for a miserable, damp, cool and windless weekend. May the Swifts be plentiful!