WAY MARK­ERS

Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -

1 From the car park, fol­low the track west­wards along­side the River Sev­ern where Mute Swan and Mallard are al­ways around. Check for Grey Heron, King­fisher, Canada and Grey­lag Goose. In win­ter a num­ber of in­ter­est­ing species like Wi­geon, Shov­eler, Pochard, Tufted Duck and Goosander should be around with the odd rarer ones like Whooper Swan or Pink-footed Goose oc­ca­sion­ally recorded.

2 A large bend in the river has high banks where Sand Martins nest every year. You may also see Grey or Yel­low Wag­tails here and pos­si­bly Moorhen.

3 Head through the wooded area and up the steps where there are lots of House Spar­rows (check for Tree), Black­bird, Song Thrush, Robin and Wren will be around. There should also be Blue, Great and Coal Tits in the gar­den area.

4 Then take the op­tion of a walk fur­ther up the river and again through a bit of wood­land with pos­si­ble Wil­low Tit.

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