Saturday 10 December 2011

South Staffs

With Bill up for a rough time ahead hospital wise I was with him where ever he fancied. What he did fancy is catching up with a few decent birds knocking around South Staffordshire. First was for the female Black Redstart that had been at Gailey res for a while now. It wasn't as easy as expected although it had been showing well first light by 9am it was well up for a game of hide and seek. About an hour and a half it was finally seen first on the island then below the pontoons for a few seconds. It was a toss up then Desert Wheatear in Shropshire or Stubbers Green in the hope the Caspian Gull would be about, It wasn't after a couple of hours there we headed back up the A5 for Belvide, as always plenty to see loads of common tits and finches around the feeders, Pintail, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Teal ect and the Tundra Bean Goose the target bird. Enjoyable few hours out again as always !!!!

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