Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Fur flies in the Tame valley

Little Owl, near Shustoke

Willow Tit, Kingsbury Water Park

Beer for Birders

Wednesday 16th February 2011

Not a pair of West Mids birders throwing a wobbly at Kingsbury Water Park but a couple of Hares having a boxing match at Fishers Mill between the north and south pools. I was amazed at how long they could stay up on their hind legs, the fur really was flying - a sign of spring approaching. Birdwise there wasn't alot doing, a couple of Redshank on Fishers Mill north, a couple of Little Egret towards Drayton Bassett. A young Peregrine was keeping the large flock of Lapwing on their toes with odd Lesser Redpoll here and there. In the hedges around the Pheasant feeders were a flock of some 60 birds, mainly Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Chaffinch. Near Shustoke a Little Owl was taking advantage of the late afternoon sun.

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