WEST MID­LANDS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings -

BART­LEY RESER­VOIR: There was a Caspian Gull, Yel­low-legged Gulls and a Com­mon Sand­piper. CLAYHANGER MARSH: Barn Owls, Lit­tle Owls, Hob­bies and Wil­low Tits were all seen.

LUTLEY: Eight Golden Plovers flew over. A Wi­geon was a site first. Mi­grants dur­ing the course of the month in­cluded Tree Pipit, Whin­chat, Stonechat and Wheatear. MARSH LANE: Two Ospreys were noted. A Spot­ted Red­shank paused briefly. A Man­darin joined in­com­ing Wi­geon. Two Hob­bies, a Peregrine and Red Kite flew over. A Lit­tle Owl was logged.

SANDWELL VAL­LEY: There was a Red Kite, Marsh Har­rier, Osprey and 14 Goosanders. Whin­chat, Red­start and Spot­ted Fly­catch­ers were logged. A Cetti’s War­bler, Wil­low Tit and Pin­tail were around Forge Mill Lake. Fifty Ring-necked Para­keets roosted. STUBBERS GREEN: There was a Lit­tle Egret, Black Tern, Yel­low-legged Gull, Dun­lin and Red­start.

OTHER SITES: There was a Tree Pipit, Yel­low Wag­tail, Wheatear and Tawny Owl at Barr Bea­con. Stonechats were on Row­ley Hill to­gether with pas­sage Red­start, Tree Pipit and Spot­ted Fly­catcher. Pete Hackett (0121 358 2454)

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