Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Bridgnorth and the river Seven, Shropshire.

Day great day out with good friends Steve and Lynn up from Cornwall.

Looking down on the Seven.
Our friends Steve and Lynn travelled up from Cornwall to spend a couple of days with us, this was the second day and we spent a really nice day out around Bridgnorth and along the River Seven.
Funicular Railway.
We parked on Seven Park and walked along the River to the bridge where we saw Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus) and Lesser Black-backed Gull (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus), Goosander (Mergus merganser) x5F, Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) and several Eurasian Coots (Focha Común / Fulica atra).
Once across the Bridge we got onto the funicular railway and went up into High Town where we had a good walk round and then some Lunch.
Later we dropped back down on the Railway and then walked back along the river adding Banded Damoiselle (Calopteryx splendens), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea),
Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica) and Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus).
We returned to the car and then drove back to Albrighton ut made a stop at Green Pool on the edge of Albrighton where we looked for Dragonflies and we were not disappointed when we found several Small Red-eyed Damselflies (Erythromma viridulum) which we later found out was only the third county record, as well as these little crackers we also had Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa), Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella), Common Bluetail ( Ischnura elegans) and Southern / Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea).
Thanks to Steve and Lynn for a great day out.

Jayne, Steve and Lynn.
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella).

Common Spreadwing (Lestes sponsa).

Small Red-eyed Damselflies (Erythromma viridulum).

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