Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Migration in the Tame Valley

Blackcap - nr. Fishers Mill

Blackcap

Sparrowhawk - Coton

Chiffchaff

Jay

Little Gull - Shustoke

Little gull - Shustoke

Little Gull

Wednesday 7th April 2010

A text from Pete Forbes got me moving rather earlier than I anticipated when I woke to early morning rain. A Little Gull (125) at Shustoke was a good start to the day though and with several Willow warblers (126) in song around the reservoir and a White wagtail and single House Martin the prospects of finding other birds was good. At Cliff pool Kingsbury there were 3 Common Sandpipers and a walk along the canal to the Fishers Mill area produced at least 6 singing Blackcap and many Chiffchaff. Fishers Mill itself was very quiet. At Coton the hide had been vandalised but still useable, a male Sparrowhawk showed well albeit briefly while I was there.

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