Monday, 26 December 2016

Priorslee Lake, Telford and Chetwyn Pool, Newport, Shropshire.

A Boxing mornings walk and a bit of birding on the way back to Albrighton.

Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina).
After a lazy start Jayne, David and I went for a walk through Priorslee down to Priorslee Leveling Pool just off the M54 where I left Jayne and David to make their way back and had a look around the pool. Out on the water I found Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Little (Zampullín Común / Tachybaptus ruficollis) and Great Crested Grebes (Somormujo Lavanco / Podiceps cristatus), Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Canada Geese (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis), Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus) and Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus).
Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor).
On the margins and in the trees I also aded Fieldfare (Zorzal Real / Turdus pilaris), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Rook (Graja /  Corvus frugilegus), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Jay (Arrendajo / Garrulus glandarius), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes) and Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea).
Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra).
After some lunch Jayne and I made our way back towards Albrighton via Telford centre for a bit of shopping and the out to Newport to have a look at the lake at Chetwyn. We parked and I walked along the roadside looking over the estate wall at the pool where it was low enough and I saw many of the above species but added 20+ Goosander (Serreta Grande / Mergus merganser), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) and Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major). We then headed back to Albrighton and had a nice quiet evening and early night.

Canada Geese (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis).

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