Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Day - 2013

After an interesting evening and a suberb breakfast in L/Spa there was a chance to put in a couple of hours birding this afternoon and pick up some of the goodies the Tame valley had to offer. The first port of call was Shustoke Res. Nightmare, people, cars everywhere, dogs, dinghies. I met up with Steve Cawthray and having got distant views of a Great northern Diver moved on to Lea Marston where we found the Long tailed Duck and Scaup. We parted company as I headed to Hams Hall to try and connect with the Firecrest which had been seen near the Sewage outfall. No luck there but there were a good number of Chiffchaff in the area and several Goldcrest so it may be one for another day. Nonetheless it was an enjoyable couple of hours and bodes well for Tame valley enthusiasts over the coming year.
Chiffchaff, Hams Hall

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