Sunday, 15 January 2017

A Brilliant Start to the Kinver Year

On Thursday we went to Kinver again for a good walk along the canal and river before a lovely late lunch and a cheeky pint of ale at the Vine. (Tina had a cheeky Pinot!)

We headed in the Whittington direction from the Vine, in the hope that we might see the alleged Yellow-browed Warbler, I have seen photos of the bird on Bird Guides, but I suppose because it was a tad windy it was staying well hidden. Perhaps another time if it sticks around a bit longer.

Having said that we did see the most speices we have ever seen in a single walk, twenty five. I know that's not a lot by reserve standards, but I think that's pretty good for a country walk.

We started with as usual a great Buzzard encounter,

While at one of our coffee stops a friendly Robin came to us,
Even though we didn't see the Warbler at Whittington we did get a Green Woodpecker,
and Goosander,
Around Whittington and the sewage works we also saw a number of Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit and this Great-spotted Woodpecker,
along with some Fieldfare and a Mistle Thrush and of course an obligatory Grey Heron, who was stood on the river bank and an hour later when we came back he hadn't moved!
The rest of the twenty five was mad up of the usual suspects, Mallard, Crow, Blackbird, Tits and our first Jay of the year.

As Wallace would say a 'Grand Day Out'

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