Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

28th January 2017

The last few weeks have again been spent up the Tame Valley in particular the outflow at Edison Rd,Hams Hall boring poor Donna to death!!! Not a great deal to show for it Common Chiffchaff in double figures 2 Siberian Chiffchaff,Green & Common Sandpiper so this weekend I decided we'd have a change & went up Seeswood after a long walk around the old train lines & Whittleford park! I could see Donna was waning & just said that if we don't check local patches someone else will find the good birds........... Anyway to cut a long story short apart from a big geese flock it was quiet so I decided to count the Greylags as there was an unusually large flock present just got upto 199 when the nxt 4 birds appeared in the bins.....Pink-footed Geese I said quick get a record shot before they go which Donna was just attempting to do when the flock flew off towards Tower Farm. I quickly put the news out then we headed up the fields to try & obtain some better record shots,on looking over the hedgerow & scanning soon picking out the birds  Tundra Bean Geese oh bugger!! A 1st for the pool & only the 7th County record & only my 2nd County birds...News was corrected & off I headed to get my camera from home! Arrived back at the pool & was soon joined by some of the Counties fastest moving birders..............

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