Twite at Oldbury Power Station

Sunday 22nd January 2012
It was great seeing the four Twite this morning with Andy and Mhairi. After a leisurely saunter around the site we located the Twite in a Maize stubble field SSW of Lagoon III, perching on the hedges surrounding the field (ST603934) among a small party of Linnets. After flying across the field a couple of times, the Twite eventually settled hidden amongst the stubble to feed. Lots of other birds were noted including on Lagoon III 130 Dunlin, 280 Lapwings and four Ringed Plovers; along the shore c15 Turnstones, a Redshank, and another 40 Dunlin; and around the stubble field c20 Yellowhammers, six Reed Buntings, six Skylarks, a few Chaffinches and Goldfinches, c40 Curlews, and c150 Starlings. Magic!


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