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Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 From way-markedthe layby, track cross and the check road the and hedges fol­low for the Black­bird, Robin, Wren and spar­rows. 2 Then cross an open area where you might see hunt­ing Spar­rowhawk or Buz­zard and, pos­si­bly, Red Kite. Raven is also seen in the area. The hedgerows may con­tain Yel­lowham­mer, Lin­net and finches. 3 En­ter­ing the wood­land, first check the stream, where it’s pos­si­ble to see a Dip­per, then find your way through the wood check­ing for Treecreeper and Great Spot­ted Wood­pecker. There may be Wood­cock around. Win­ter sees Red­wing, Field­fare and Mis­tle Thrush move into the area. 4 Fol­low your cho­sen track across open fields where you may see Par­tridge or Sky Lark. Lit­tle Owl are in the area and maybe a Barn Owl. 5 Cross down to the river and see Mal­lard, Grey Heron, Mute Swan, King­fisher and maybe Goosander and Gold­en­eye. There are grav­elly ‘beaches’ so there may be wag­tails. Sand Martins are seen in the sum­mer months and, al­though scarce, Bewick’s and Whooper Swans have been recorded.

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