Bird Watching (UK) - - Go Birding -


Cross the road bridge from the car park and ex­plore the wood­land pool. Great Crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Coot and Moorhen should be present to­gether with Canada Geese and a few Grey­lag Geese. Gulls may in­clude Her­ring and Com­mon Gulls. Grey and Pied Wag­tails feed on muddy wood­land mar­gins while King­fish­ers are also seen.


The feed­ing sta­tion gives great views of Great Spot­ted Wood­pecker, Nuthatch, Chaffinch and Green­finch, to­gether with a chance of Siskin, red­poll and Bullfinch. Song and Mis­tle Thrushes are also present.


Fol­low the canal to­wards Al­re­was. A mild day by late Jan­uary/fe­bru­ary and you will hear the air filled with Sky Lark song, which are very com­mon in the area. Lin­nets, Meadow Pip­its, Red­wing and Field­fares may also be present. If vis­it­ing late in the day there may be a chance of Barn Owl hunt­ing the fields.


Any flooded fields may hold Lap­wing, with a chance of Golden Plover. Curlews and Oys­ter­catch­ers may be present in early spring.


Road­side fields on the ap­proach roads are good for Green Wood­peck­ers and Pheas­ant and a chance of a Yel­low Wag­tail or two as spring pro­gresses. Spar­rowhawks, Kestrels and Buz­zards are com­mon in the gen­eral area.

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