Monday, 2 March 2015
Some you win, some you lose.
Overdosed on disappointing Sports' results over the weekend I'm afraid. All 'my teams' contrived to lose; that's England twice and the Villa. Sort solace in Birding but with strong winds, rain and even a smidgen of snow birds have been keeping low, but there have been a couple of highlights. Not least a Marsh Harrier flying N.E. over Coton. I was in company with Dean Baker when the bird virtually flew over our heads. It was clearly a Harrier but as it continued to fly away from us we hoped it would turn to give better views and confirm our initial impression of Marsh Harrier. It didn't. The only other birds of some note during the week was a Peregrine over Kingsbury Water Park and a Tree Sparrow in Riverside hedges between Mansetter and Woodford Lane. Numbers of Chiffchaffs have decreased around the Woodford Lane bridge area but Goldcrests are still plentiful.