Trip reports

Midweek Walk - Parkwood Springs 2019

male stonechat perched on bramble

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

We were very lucky to have chosen a mild, sunny morning for our February walk. It felt like spring and there were Robins, Wrens, Dunnocks and Goldfinches in full song. After spotting a lovely Mistle Thrush on the playing fields, we strode into the woodland and were soon adding Great Tit, Blue Tit, Bullfinch and Jay to our lists. A flock of Siskin were feeding in alder trees and a Sparrowhawk floated overhead as we pushed on to the top of the hill where we were amply rewarded by spectacular views of our city centre and beyond. With Carrion Crows displaying on up-currents, we reluctantly made our way back down to the playing fields and there was that Mistle Thrush waiting for us again. Yes, Parkwood Springs is a green oasis within our city and a gem of a wildlife haven.

Leaders: Louise and Peter Bull
32 people attended;: 21 species seen
Star Bird: Mistle Thrush

Full Species List:
Blue Tit
Blackbird
Bullfinch
Carrion Crow
Coal Tit
Chaffinch
Dunnock
Goldfinch
Great Tit
House Sparrow
Jay
Jackdaw
Kestrel
Long-tailed Tit
Mistle Thrush
Magpie
Robin
Siskin
Sparrowhawk
Wood Pigeon
Wren