The birding day started with a walk along hedges near Witherley to look for Tree Sparrows. No sign so I moved on to Middleton Lakes. There was a Nuthatch on the feeders and flocks of both Redwing and Fieldfare around the Car park and around the canal. The pair of Stonechat were in their usual area and a couple of Little Egrets were seen but not much else. A Pink footed Goose was reported but I didnt see it which was annoying. Highlight of the day was a Grey Heron catching a Pike which it managed to swallow.Would have produced some interesting photos if it hadnt been so far away!
Stonechats on a fence, Middleton Lakes RSPB, Staffs
Grey Heron with Pike
Grey Heron with Mallards showing a lot of interest
Job Done, Mallards lose interest