Saturday, 23 January 2016

Kingfisher and Ring neck Parakeet

23rd January 16          morning             mid section

hazy sunshine,  7-9°c,  1028 mb,  S 8-13 mph

  A kingfisher at the Prefabs was a first for the year and good to see it's still around. Met Ian at Compton Lock and continued to the Barleyfield where we had a great spotted woodpecker drumming in the Annex and a goldcrest in trees there also about ten redwing around the Wetland area. A chaffinch singing along Railway Walk past the Paddocks is very early along with several great tit and plenty of robins singing. A ring neck parakeet seen and heard flying south over Station Paddock and maybe the same bird later heard calling further north in Newbridge wood. Another great spot a male seen in trees at Double Pennant and a total of five little grebe including the two summery birds rounded off a decent mornings birding.

Little Grebe 5 S&W canal
Mute Swan 1 imm ♂ Meadow View
Ring Necked Parakeet 1 flew S over Station Paddock,  poss same calling Newbridge wood,
Kingfisher 1 flushed from Graiseley Brook Prefabs,
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming Barleyfield  Annex,   1♂ Double Pennant,
Robin 13 singing mid section
Song Thrush 1 singing Smestow Meadow
Redwing c10 Wetlands
Goldcrest 1 1 exit Barleyfield Annex to railway,
Long Tailed Tit c10 Smestow Aldersley Stadium
Coal Tit 2 Newbridge Wharf feeder
Great Tit 5 singing mid section
Chaffinch 5 ( 1 singing ) mid section
Greenfinch 7+
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