Unlike most Wildlife Explorer meetings our last outdoor meeting of the 2016/17 season required some special equipment: sun hats and suntan cream. It was a glorious, sunny day and very, very hot
Armed with binoculars, bird books and a couple of birdwatching experts we walked along the River Bollin looking and listening for the largest number of bird species possible. We were hopeful of seeing dipper and even kingfisher and although they didn’t feature on our final bird list we did see a really good selection of different species and had great views of grey heron sunbathing with their wings outstretched.
We looked out for the mysterious ‘otter’ that has been spotted and even filmed on this stretch of the Bollin but it didn’t oblige. (Our resident wildlife experts have looked at the footage and think it is much more likely to be a mink).