Bluebells, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015
The Pied Flycatchers won with total of 29 birds seen or heard! The two teams recorded a combined total of 32 bird species. Well done to everyone!
Here's the combined list all the birds we identified:
Mallard, Grey Heron, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Feral Pigeon, Pheasant, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Swallow, Swift, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Wren, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, and Chaffinch.
Treecreeper, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015
Grey Herons, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015
Shipley Glen is a steep-sided, wooded ravine (also called a clough), with a stream running into a small reservoir at the southern end. It has some rocky outcrops and is bordered by wildlflower meadows, grazing pasture and moorland. Different bird species like different habitats, so the area around Shipley Glen is a great place to see lots of bird species. It's also a good area for other types of animals and plants. One team found lots of young Common Frogs in the damp meadow, while we were listening for bird calls.
Common Frog, Shipley Glen - Sunday 17th May, 2015