Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Shifnal Sewage treatment plant, Shifnal, Shropshire.

In search of a but not finding a rarity from the East.

Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).
I got the train to Shifnal and then walked out to the site, on the way I saw Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis) and Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris).
Along the approach track there was a small mixed flock of Fieldfare (Zorzal Real / Turdus pilaris) and Redwing (Zorzal Alirrojo / Turdus illacus) and over head a flock of around 60 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Gaviota Sombria / Larus fuscus).
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).
Once on site I saw the first of a good many Goldcrests (Regulus regulus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Mistle (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus) and Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Long-tailed Tit and Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), a singing Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo),
Common Treecreeper (Agateador Norteño / Certhia familiaris), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus), Dunnock, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Robin, Bullfinch (Camachuelo Común / Pyrrhula pyrrhula), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Peregrine Falcon (Halcón Peregrino / Falco peregrinus), Siskin (Lúgano / Carduelis spinus), Jackdaw, Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) as well as Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis), Lesser Celendine (Ranunculus ficaria) and Annual Mercury (Mercurialis annua).
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).
 As I walked back to the train I added Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus) and Rook (Graja /  Corvus frugilegus) and back at Albrighton Station I was pleased to see the Royal Scot Steam Loco come long the line heading to Birmingham.

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