Staffordshire Wildlife Trust – Winter Bird Walk 17.1.15.

Meeting at The Wardens Office at 10am on a Sunny but Cool morning, the walk took us round The Forestry Commission grounds, and through the Birch Coppice car park, then back down The Common to the Wardens office. It took us about 2 hours. I decided to have a Camera and Notebook free day, and just take my Binoculars. In hindsight this was a mistake by me for a number of reasons. If I had taken my camera, I could have recorded the group members and size (approx 15). Also missed the most docile Jay I have ever seen, it just sat there, never moved even when we walk passed. The Jay even raised its crest, which I’ve never seen let alone photographed..What a chance missed.

The exact bird species and count will follow, when Adam the Warden emails them to me. But I can remember these:- Blackbird, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Coal Tit, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wood Pigeon, Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Robin, Long-tailed Tits. Also earlier in the day putting food down for the walk, I observed 4 Marsh Tit. Marsh Tit was also noted on the walk.

Heard but not seen:- Goldcrest and Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Would also like to thank Hannah for making a fantastic cake. Also the warm cup of tea was very welcome on a cold day, back at The Cory Community Centre!

All round a very enjoyable couple of hours!!!

Well Done Staffordshire Wildlife Trust!

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