Saturday, 17 August 2019

Priorslee Flash & Hangman's Pool, Telford, Shropshire.

A lunch time walk around the pool.

Eurasian Coots (Focha Común / Fulica atra).
I took a couple of hours doing a clockwise circit of the pool, on the side with the houses close in to the anks there were good numbers of Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Eurasian Coots (Focha Común / Fulica atra) including a couple having a really good scrap, Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), a group of Canada Geese (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis), an immature Great Crested Grebe (Somormujo Lavanco / Podiceps cristatus), Tufted Duck (Porrón Monudo / Aythya fuligula) and further around on the far side Lesser Black-backed (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus) and Black-headed Gulls (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis) and Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus).

Eurasian Coots (Focha Común / Fulica atra).
 Along the boardwalks on the last stretch of the walk I had several Common Blue Damselflies (Enallagma cyathinerum), a couple of Southern / Blue Hawker (Aeshna cyanea) and Small White (Pieris rapae) butterflies.
Eurasian Coots (Focha Común / Fulica atra).
Birds included more of the previous species as well as Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Long-tailed Tits (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone) and Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).
Eurasian Coots (Focha Común / Fulica atra).

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