Sunday, 4 December 2011

Around the Tame valley

Water Rail, Ladywalk N.R. - Water Rail numbers undoubtedly declined during the severe early winter weather last year. This showy individual at Ladywalk may well become a popular attraction during the coming winter period.
Water Rail

Water Rail

Little Egret

Sunday 4th December 2011

Visited a good many sites in the Tame valley, in an area between Coleshill and Tamworth, over the past week. A brief summary of some of the birds seen: Shustoke- Siskin, Whitaker Heath- Coal tit, Ham's Hall - Sparrowhawk, Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail, Ladywalk: Bittern, Water Rail, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Cetti's warbler, Tawny Owl, Grey Wagtail, Coton: Cetti's warbler, Kingsbury W.P. Little Egret, Middleton Lakes: Dunlin, Redshank, Golden plover, Goldcrest, Lesser Redpoll, and Stonechat. Nothing to get too excited about but I'll keep looking and enjoy what does turn up locally.
And by the way: if anyone has tried to contact me by e'mail and wonders why the ignorant so-and-so hasnt bothered to reply it aint entirely my fault. Ive had to get a new e'mail address and cant access messages sent to the old one. Sorry but Talk- Talk arn't very cooperative when it comes to Talk,talk. Similarly with the comments on the blog. I cant reply to those good folk kind enough to make positive comments. Sorry, particularly regular contributors like Max and John and Sue from Cornwall.

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