Thursday, 20 February 2014

Birding the Tame valley, part of it anyway.

Thursday 20th February 2014
Been pottering around the Tame valley this week trying to add a few birds to the County year list but its been slow going. 4 Green Sandpipers in the outlet channel off Edison Rd. Hams Hall was noteworthy and  a single Siskin on the feeders at Ladywalk today was a first for the year. Birds are beginning to move though with Oystercatchers and Shelduck appearing at various sites and many species showing signs of courtship behaviour. A Jack Snipe was seen at a regular site and getting close views of the Hume's Y B warbler at a deserted Edison Road bridge site was a surprise bonus. A total of 9 Moorhens were also noted on the river Anker at this site.

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