Saturday 29th May 2010
With a few good birds turning up Nationally at last and with heavy rain forecast I visited sites at the Southern end of the Tame valley this morning in the hope something might have turned up. As far as I could see nothing had. I did have one moment though. Driving towards Coleshill half way between the Griffon Inn and the cottages before Shustoke a small partridge type bird flew low across the road in front of me. I cant imagine a young Partridge flying like that so there is the possibility it may have been a Quail. The size, bulk and whirring wings looked good. It might be worth regular Shustoke Res. birders listening out around the fields to the South of the Reservoir.