Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wednesday 20th July

Very quiet, the Common Sandpiper was still present and so were double figures of Common Tern. There was a Kingfisher on the river and a family party of Bullfinch fighting it out with a family party of Chaffinch for the occupation of a berry filled tree!

Lapwing numbers are around 40 but on the whole not much is calling and mid to late evening is not the ideal time to visit but needs must.

Coleshill Quarry held 3 LRP and a Green Sandpiper on Tuesday evening but the site is now that overgrown it has probably past is productive life from a birding point of view. That small area between the river and the footpath would make an ideal local nature reserve, similar to the Sandwell Valley RSPB, a small hide and a bit of management work and it could be a wader haven.

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