And this afternoon.... finally, some birding. Of sorts. I headed out to Frodsham to have a look for the Water Pipit that's been seen there recently but got distracted on the way out by this covey of 11 Grey Partridge in fields a couple of miles down the road from my house.
The same covey was also there the other week. I have a suspicion that they might have been released; not only have I never seen Grey Partridge there before (though that's not to say they aren't there), they were also in exactly the same place - within a couple of meters - as the spot they were in the other week. Ah well, who knows. Two Golden Plover were also in the same field with 79 Lapwing, nice to see locally.
By the time I eventually got to Frodsham the light was fading and the weather was turning a bit grim. No sign of the Water Pipit in a brief search though there were plenty of Redwings and Fieldfare in the area with a large flock around the horse paddocks by the motorway bridge just before dusk.