Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wyre Forest


I started by photographing birds in the garden, where a Siskin and 4 Goldcrest were showing, i even digiscoped one of the male Goldcrests.

We then moved onto the Wyre.
 A quiet visit here in the early afternoon with occasional rain showers, not the greatest weather to try and find summer migrants, and that was shown by the lack of them, However, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcaps were now back in numbers.

Between the frequent showers, we got bouts of sunshine, and in that sunshine we were able to find a male Tree Pipit singing.

We then walked into the wood looking for Redstart, Wood warb and the like, however, there was no sign of either of these.
As compensation, while walking along one of the tracks, another Tree Pipit flew up from in front of us and landed in a tree nearby, allowing for some decent views!

Soon after, with storm clouds starting to build around us, we headed for home.
Another visit into the Wyre is needed very soon!


Jason K said...

I love the Wyre this time of year Craig...there is just so much to see.

Yopu've got some good video/photos of Tree Pipit there

midlands birder said...

I love the Wyre at this time of years too,you can go in there and just end up spending alot longer in there than you want to, With all the birdsong and activity. Its just great!