Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Lady Bradford's, Castle Bromwich.

Today was time for a walk around Lady Bradford's in Castle Bromwich which as you might suspect was very autumnal looking especially with the presence of many varieties of Fungi.

Highlight of the day was seeing Goldcrest (at least four of them) in the trees in the grounds of St Mary and St Margaret, it wasn't hard to miss them because for such little birds they are very vocal, also very vocal in the grounds were the local population of Song Thrush, the other highlight was seeing a Grey Heron in Lady Bradford's, just a pity it flew off when it saw me, it flew into the large patch of field which is completely inaccessible due to the eight foot high brambles which have blocked access from both sides, which is a pity because that's where traditionally a lot of the birds at this location are situated such as Goldfinch because of the many Teasel that populate that area but at least the birds and foxes that are in that area have a largely safe haven from humans.

Birds seen today were, Grey Heron, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, House Sparrow, Wren, Robin, Starling, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Song Trush, Blackbird, Woopdpigeon, Carrion Crow and Magpie.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Pype Hayes Park.

Nice walk around Pype Hayes Park this morning, even though I' haven't felt too clever of late I decided to drag myself out to see what nature had an offer.

Highlights included seeing a flock of c.40 Starling mobbing a Kestrel, something which I've never observed before, watching a flock of .c30 Goldfinch fly overhead, noting that the Muscovy Duck is still thriving at this site after being left here by the RSPCA a few years back and still managing to spot juvenile birds, which were Coot, Goldfinch (a couple were spotted in the trees along the brook), Woodpigeon and Carrion Crow.

Birds seen today were, Kestrel, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Robin, Wren, Starling, Jay, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw,  Carrion Crow, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Muscovy Duck, Mallard and Canada Goose.