Trip over to Cumbria & Lancashire (Sat 2nd March 2013)

Mrs Y, Noddle & I set off in the middle of the night in order to get over to Sizergh, Cumbria in order to catch a glimpse of the HAWFINCH & we weren't disappointed.

Following an hour watching the wonderful Hawfinch, we popped down the road for a visit to LEIGHTON MOSS. After a wonderful breakfast in the cafe, we then spent the next few hours on the reserve with amazing views of 8-10 SNIPE close up in Lillian's Hide along with a pair of MARSH HARRIERS hunting over the reed beds.

A Quick Visit Before The Match (Sun 17th March 2013)

Mrs Y & I took a quick hour long visit to the Rising Sun Country Park on Sunday afternoon before watching Newcastle-Wigan game on TV. We were a bit early for the SEO, but plenty of gulls & wildfowl on the Swallow Pond.