Thursday 21st February 2013
Followed up the yesterday's finch flock sighting and thanks to Dennis W found them very easy to view from a layby next to the Aircraft 'museum' at Bagington, Coventry. The main flock were largely Linnets with other flocks of Bramblings and Chaffinches nearby. At Brandon Marsh, just down the road a Bittern finally showed, albeit briefly from the Carlton hide. So not a bad day despite the icy wind.
Friday 22nd February 2013
A walk around Caldecote Hall, produced a new site for Tree Sparrow along the Anchor valley corridor between Weddington, Nuneaton and Atherstone. Tree sparrows have now been seen at 4 well separated locations along the valley as well as sightings to the east of Nuneaton in the Burton Hastings area. There are only small numbers involved and it may be the same birds moving along the valley over the winter period but its good to know they are around. Other birds encountered today included Pied wagtail 12, Jackdaw C30, Green Woodpecker 2, Sparrowhawk, Goosander pair, Woodpigeon C400, Grey Heron 3.