Monday, 17 February 2014

A Canal Walk (Kinver Way)

After all this rain we needed to get out for a walk, so as tempting as sitting in a hide may be, the day of sunshine on Sunday was to good to waste. We decided to go somewhere different as we had heard it was a good place for Otters, but knew that we would have to be extremely lucky.

We parked up at the Stewponey and dropped down onto the canal and headed towards Kinver, it's a great walk with the canal on one side and the River Stour on the other. Of course we never saw an Otter and just the usual common birds and Snowdrops.

We did get our first Goldcrests of the year though, although trying to photograph one of the blighters is a nightmare, they just wouldn't stay still. I did manage a couple of half decent shots in the end:

There were plenty of Buzzards about and lots of singing going on, but very difficult to find looking into the Sun. (One days sunshine and I have found something to moan about) In all we saw 17 species, but is was really the walk in the lovely weather that counted, 5 miles (Whittington Lock) there and back with some nice coffee stops, where we just admired the views.

1 comment:

  1. I was somewhat surprised to see my first Otter today by Prestwood bridge, I came across your site when checking to see if Otters are in the area and also make sure it wasn't a Mink.
    I now have to look out for the Goldcrests along the canal which I have never seen in the area before.
    Thanks for a great site.