Sunday, 14 May 2017
New Hall Mill, Sutton Coldfield.
Nice visit to New Hall Mill in Sutton Coldfield today on their first Open Day of 2017.
Not really a proper birding trip but wherever I go I'm doing some birding on one level or another, also included was a walk courtesy of RSPB where the spot of the day occurred, I hate to brag (not really) but even then it was me that spotted it, namely that of a pair of Grey Wagtail feeding a juvenile on the river that leads into the mill, it was worth the visit to see that wonderful sight alone, also observed were a pair of Great Tit taking food to their young, unfortunately the hole into the building where there nest was located was where everybody was entering the grounds so the Tits were reluctant to enter the nest, luckily they grabbed every opportunity to take food in when it was quieter. Other birds seen constantly collecting food were Blackbird and Robin so they presumably had nests at this location as well.
Birds seen today were, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Dunnock, Wren, Robin, Starling, Song Thrush, Blackbird, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Grey Wagtail and Mallard.