Tuesday 9th August 2011 - Tanwood

I wasn't planning any birding today as it was my wife's day off.  Early afternoon we decided to pop to a garden centre near Chaddesley Corbett for lunch.  As we were heading home I suggested nipping just up the road (literally) to Tanwood.....it's funny how a pair of binoculars can find their way into one's car.

Stopping of at Tanwood I scanned across the fields and picked up a ♀ Wheatear sitting on the fence post...result.  We decided then to do a short butterfly walk but there was little about other than Small White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and a single Common Blue.  Still, not bad for an impromptu visit.


  1. It's always good to have an impromptu in mind. When my wife suggests M&S I'm actually agreeing to the more interesting stretch of river near the car park.

  2. Cheers Rob...I concur on that one!