Friday, 27 August 2010

A rainy day

26th August 2010

With strong winds and persistant rain conditions seemed perfect for a bit of training for a forthcoming visit to the Shetland Isles. So with wellies, waterproof, flat 'at and misted up bins I set off to walk a section of the Coventry Canal between Nuneaton and Atherstone. On route I checked out the Common Redstart site, a single juvenile was still there but apart from a few Swallows flying at grass height no other migrant species were seen. The only other birdlife of note were two 50+ mixed finch flocks, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Linnet in canalside fields and a single Tree Sparrow.

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