Friday, 19 November 2010

Wednesfield, West Midlands, Great Britain.

Staying at Barb's.

The first day in the UK started with a mornings gardening for Jayne’s sister Barbara. As I tatted around in the back garden I was regularly dragged away from my tasks by birds flitting around in the Hawthorns along the towpath of the canal running along the rear of the garden. These included a few highlights, a pair of Dunnocks (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis) which I have only seen on a couple of occasions back in Spain, a small flock of Fieldfare (Zorzal Real / Turdus pilaris) and a low flying Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor) heading along the canal.
Later I had a stroll along the canal but the fog made taking any worth while photos hard to get. I did see Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Robin (Petirrrojo / Erithacus rubecula), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Coal (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Great (Carbonero Común / Parus major) and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Rook (Graja / Corvus frugilegus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra) and Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinula Chloropus).
Photographs from the top: The Canal, Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor) and male Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos).

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