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Posted 14-03-10 at 08:33 PM by Little Sparrow Comments 2
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Paid a short visit to RSPB Sandwell Valley this afternoon. The alterations started at the end of January are still ongoing, a much larger carpark is still to be completed and the garden area is still under construction. It will certainly be a benefit when all alterations and refurbishments are complete. On the lake were Teal, Pochard, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Oystercatcher, G C Grebe, Little Grebe, Shelduck, Coot, Moorhen and numerous B H Gulls. In the marsh area a common Snipe was spotted. At...

Posted 19-01-10 at 01:10 PM by Little Sparrow Comments 4
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I had a ride to a local Fisheries this morning. My first visit for this year as the the snow and freezing temperatures put paid to an earlier visit. Not a lot about really, Pheasant (1), Crows, Magpies, Starlings, Blue & Great Tits, Blackbird and a small flock each of Green and Goldfinch. It was unusual not to see a Buzzard over the area. I spoke to one of the owners and he told me a Water Hen, funny hearing a Rail called that, had been feeding with the chickens during the freezing weather...

Posted 26-10-09 at 02:58 PM by Little Sparrow Comments 2
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A walk along the Caunsall stretch of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal was like a breath of fresh air on Saturday (24th) afternoon. The trees along the embankments were looking resplendent in their Autumnal colours, especially in the watery sunshine. Bird species seen were Great & Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, a flock of Siskin, Nuthatch, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Grey Wagtail, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Heron, Corvids, Buzzard and the highlight of the afternoon a perched female Kestrel!...

Posted 11-10-09 at 08:05 PM by Little Sparrow Comments 4
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After a drizzly morning and a trip to Asda it was good to be out walking in the sunny but windy afternoon! A churchyard was the starting point. A Grey Wagtail flew overhead calling as it headed towards the brook alongside the churchyard. Next to the church is a stately home which is set in 350 acres of landscaped deer park grazed by Fallow Deer of several colours. Buzzards, a Raven, Sparrowhawk, Mistle and Song Thrush, Robin and Coal Tit, were the highlights. A Red Admiral was busy feeding on the...

Posted 11-10-09 at 08:02 AM by Little Sparrow Comments 2
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An early morning walk (well 8.45am) today (10th Oct) around the Fisheries was very refreshing! On arrival the mist was hanging low around the trees and hedgerows in distant fields, giving a very autumnal scene! The sun shone as I started my walk and the birds were calling..well Robins and a Green Woodpecker being the most vocal, the latter yaffling teasingly several times on my walk but never showing! Not a great selection of birds today but lovely to see and hear nonetheless. Blackbirds, Blue &...
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