Last Week an email from Jason Mossman was circulated around the Nantwich Natural History Society, informing members that he had seen a Goosander on the River Weaver with 10 chicks. As this is a brilliant breeding record for Cheshire I headed off to try and get some photos for the blog. It was difficult to get close to them without disturbing the birds, but I did manage a few snaps, the best of which you can see here. I recorded 1 Adult with 8 Chicks and a Kingfisher, who was very happy to pose for photographs.
A second record well worth a mention is an adult male Grasshopper Warbler holding territory in suitable habitat within the breeding season. This would suggest breeding has occurred or at least been attempted this year, again on the River Weaver in Nantwich. (Library pic)
Grasshopper Warbler - Library picture