Charlies' Hide

20th February 2012
Even though it was raining for the early part of the day I had an excellent day on Saturday in the company of Neill Carden and Charlie Owen at Charlies’ hide on the outskirts of Warrington.



The hide itself isn’t large but big enough for two people and Charlie, it is quite comfortable with chairs and some carpet on the floor.



Charlie is very pleasant and easy to get on with. He has a wealth of birding knowledge, some amusing anecdotes and gives talks at various events in the area. He is also an excellent photographer in his own right but is yet to take advantage of the digital age and he is still using film!!



If you want to get up close and personal with some of the common woodland birds with some natural looking perches this is the place to go.

I think this is my 3rd visit and I’ve not been disappointed yet.

On Saturday there were Robins a plenty, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tail Tit, Nuthatch, Jay, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Sparrowhawk swooped in a couple of times but unfortunately didn’t land.



In the trees along the lane to the hide Yellowhammer could be seen but I wasn’t lucky enough to get any photos of those. I should have stopped and tried to get a photo as it is one of my bogey birds. I think I’ve only seen Yellowhammer twice before and the photos I managed to take should be in the bin.



If you want any further information regarding Charlie and his hide send me an email.

cheers

Andy

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