When your mind is elsewhere…

I watched the small Canada Goose (Todd’s?) with the Pinks on and off for an hour or two last Sunday, but it was always distant.
No sign of it today though as I walked north from the Sandplant up to Crossens over the high tide.
Earlier part of the wintering Twite flock were pushed over the seawall to feed on the grass/car park between Pleasureland and Ocean Plaza on Southport seafront.
Plenty of geese about at the marsh, including two Barnacles, but the tide fragmented them, with birds on Crossens Inner, in the outer marsh vegetation and large numbers on the fields inland of Crossens Channel out towards Banks.
Merlins zooming around, and clouds of waders swirling over the advancing tide.
One of the male Hen Harriers was over the marsh off Crossens, with Peregrine etc.
My first Coltsfoot of the year was breaking into flower along the pavement just north of the Sandplant too.

A good high tide at the marsh then, but I confess my mind was elsewhere, far far away.
579.5 miles to the north east to be precise.

4 thoughts on “When your mind is elsewhere…

  1. Hi John
    Large looking fox (male?) came bolting out of a garden on Brocklebank Road and sprinted ahead of me down the middle of the road faster than I could cycle behind it 2nights ago, nice to see though

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  2. Hi John On Tulketh Street last night couldn’t believe what I was seeing when a Badger ran past me and up the large ramp at the side of the train station, seconds later it came running back down again carried on running towards Chapel Street and continued on to a dark alley way that leads to the back of the British Heart Foundation and was not seen again by me. Anybody any ideas on this sighting? Where are the nearest Badger population’s in our area?

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      • I was thinking that it probably found its way into town up the train tracks. I was told as a young lad that one of my mother’s relatives used to work on the railways many years ago and found a dead Badger on the tracks which ended up stuffed and in the Botanic Gardens museum! Don’t know if that’s accurate or not

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