Sunday, 17 November 2013
The Barleyfield was quiet today so all the interest was to come from the canal,were I had a grey wagtail at Compton Lock, a coal tit and a goldcrest just south of the Prefabs, a male kingfisher just north of Meccano Bridge, which after following along the canal for a while,eventually crossed over the canal to the Smestow alongside the Paddock. Also 2 little grebe in the same area ( 1 of which was north of Tettenhall Rd 3 hours earlier when I started this morning ).
Another mirky morning found me struggling to get to grips with a mixed flock of finches in tree tops near Graisley Culvert. It turned out to hold a male brambling, 2 siskin, c10 goldfinch and c10 chaffinch, also in the same area 5 bullfinch. Later seen to transfer to the alders either side of the new lake. On the canal I had 4 little grebe, 1 by the tennis club and 3 north of Tettenhall Rd.