Thursday, 19 March 2009

19th March 2009

Went to Earlswood Lakes on my bike during the afternoon for the second time since the 15th, hoping for a migrant bird to have arrived but still no sign of any. However, a singing Chiffchaff was reported a few miles away at Solihull Lodge today so hopefully one of these at least will be seen at Earlswood within the next few days. My best sighting today was a Linnet (lifer!) next to the Hungry Horse car park; this seems to be an uncommon species at Earlswood (as far as I'm aware) with no more than 6 reported at a time during the last few years. Another good sighting was 2 Greylag Geese (wild?), which flew from the northeast over Engine Pool at c. 5:20 pm and landed in a field north of Terry's Pool. The female Pochard was still at Terry's Pool with some Tufted Ducks.
M.P. Griffiths

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