Apart from our last trip to Norfolk, we have also undertaken short visits to Sandwell Valley RSPB, Upton Warren NR, Middleton Lakes RSPB and most recently Attenborough NR to meet our good friends Wendy & Tim for the day.
We had a great time at all these especially meeting up with Wendy & Tim who we first met in Sri Lanka. From a birding viewpoint nothing exciting just what tou would expect for Autumn and early Winter.
Sandwell Valley 16th October:
The highlight being this Great Spotted Woodpecker
Middelton Lakes 22nd October:
Nice to get a close up of a Jay:
Upton Warren 30th November:
A lovely couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon with Jo & Jimmy, just spent time at the Moors hoping to see lots of Snipe, but they had all disappeared, we eventually found one hiding. The best sightings here were a a Green Woodpecker and a Grey Wagtail hopping along the shoreline.
However this Shoveler came reasonably close:
Attenborough NR 3rd December:
We had fantastic weather for an afternoon here, there were plenty of Fieldfare & Redwing about: