Saturday, 16 April 2016

Back to winter and snow

16th April 16           morning              mid section

mostly sunny,  3-7°c,  1004 mb,  NNE 9-11 mph

 A cold and slow start to the day, as it warmed up ( a little ) the birds became more active.                               Later another trip just up the road to Pendeford Hall Lane, Coven, where the last few days has been home to a ring ouzel ( a mountain blackbird ) proved bountiful again. Along with the ROuzel was a whinchat, yellow wagtail, 13 white wagtail and 3 wheatear, Also the other end of the lane a green sandpiper and little egret.

Mallard 2♂ Wetlands
Buzzard 1 over Barleyfield
Moorhen 1 sitting Wetlands
Stock Dove 1+ singing Station Paddock
Green Woodpecker calls Tettenhall Ridge
Great Spotted Woodpecker calls Smestow Bridge
Wren 13 singing mid section
Dunnock 2 singing mid section
Robin 5 singing mid section
Blackbird 5 singing mid section
Song Thrush 5 singing mid section
Blackcap 6 (5 singing) mid section
Chiffchaff 11 singing mid section
Willow Warbler 1 singing Station Paddock
Long Tailed Tit 1 Station Paddock
Coal Tit 1 Station Paddock
Great Tit 6 singing mid section
Chaffinch 3 singing mid section
Bullfinch 1♂  Hanging Grds

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