Today, I travelled with Tony to the West Midland Bird Club's Belvide Reserve in Staffordshire. This is a members only reserve and in my opinion definitely merits inclusive membership.
One of the highlights of today's visit was seeing good numbers of Tree Sparrow at the feeding station infront of Gazebo hide. There were also large numbers of Reed Bunting visiting these feeders. Nearby, 3 Goldeneye (1♂) were in gazebo bay. Also, 4 Oystercatchers and 2 Shelduck were along the shoreline.
During the walk from Gazebo Hide to West Hide there were at least 2 Chiffchaffs singing. From the West Hide we picked up 3 Little Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin and a Redshank. Whilst walking back from this hide we had c.50 Fieldfare fly over heading NE.
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Tree Sparrow - 15th March 2011: