Just a reminder about the next indoor MWT Bird Group meeting, "Red Kites in Shropshire," which will take place at Welshpool Methodist Hall on Wednesday 18th November, at 7.30pm. The speaker is Leo Smith, author (on behalf of Shropshire Ornithological Society) of the recently published and highly acclaimed book 'The Birds of Shropshire.'
Everyone is welcome to attend. Only £2 to include home-made refreshments and a warm welcome.
Free entry and refreshments for students - it would be great to welcome some 'youngsters' to our meetings, which are very friendly and informal.
Hope to see you there.
For further details, please contact either Tony Puzey on 01938 590578, or Brayton Holt on 01938 500266
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
Fair number of birders visited the reserve in the hope of something unusual had dropped in after the heavy rain last night. The shrubs were full of birds including a Treecreeper, but nothing unusual. Few Teal, Wigeon, G C Grebe and Tufted. Very nice Grey Wagtail showed up mid morning. Male Sparrow Hawk about 11am.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Monday, November 09, 2015
Mark Wilson went to school on Sunday (Coleg Powys, Newtown) and counted 8 Bullfinch and a Mistle Thrush on the berries there. Just one Redwing was present. Both Bullfinch in the pics appear to have legs encrusted with growths from Fringilla Papillomavirus (the disease commonly seen on the legs of Chaffinch).