His parents Nigel and Heather had organised a surprise afternoon for him, inviting his blogging friends, for Findlay to take us on a walk around his local patch. It was a great afternoon, a lovely walk, and I dont know how they did it but also a Kingfisher put in an appearance. Followed by Nigels delicious stew and dumplings on our return.
Thanks Nigel and Heather for the invite, and we hope you had a great birthday surprise Findlay.
As I didn't get a group shot, I have pinched this from Findlays page!!
The rest are my photos.... honestly
Firstly that great surprise, a Kingfisher, that was actively feeding in the pools along the river
Didn't really photograph a lot else, this Coot looked nice in the afternoon sunshine
On our way to Findlays, we had called in at Frodsham Marsh, only briefly to have a look about for a future longer visit, on our brief wander....
we saw some Buzzards circling above, and also perched
and mobbed by crows
scaring off the Starlings as it lands
there were quite a few of these up in the hedgerows, we have come to the conclusion they are Linnet?
and a female Stonechat
Lastly.... the rambling artist in her nifty new head wear.... love it!!