Sunday 8th March 2015
What a difference a week makes, something to lift the spirits on the Sporting front (except the Cricket) but a generally quiet week birding wise. The highlight was probably the drake Mandarin at Ladywalk, as I was lucky enough to see it on the water rather than partially hidden under the Willows on the far bank but unfortunately didnt have a camera with me at the time. There was also a Green Sandpiper on pool B. I also got good views of the presumed Siberian Chiffchaff at the Sewage outfall channel, Hams Hall, earlier in the week. There was a Stonechat taking advantage of the clearance of vegetation from the islands on Cliff pool.Kingsbury W.P. with a maximum count of 7 Little Egrets on the same pool. Various Goosander were dotted around the Tame valley sites that I visited and much the same story on the patch. Still a flock of 100+ Fieldfares and a small flock of Chaffinches but the Stonechat seems to have moved on, so as I said, a quiet week.