Sunday, 16 January 2011

A Quick Walk Round Tyldesley

On a quick walk round our housing estate in Tyldesley on our way to Meat Mart this afternoon, Sarah and I saw the following birds:
  • Blackbird
  • Chaffinch
  • Magpie
  • Carrion Crow
  • Sparrowhawk
  • Great Tit
  • Pink-footed Goose skein - distant but clear
  • House Sparrow
  • Woodpiegon
  • Collared Dove - a large roost of 30+ birds, the most I've ever seen together
  • Starling
  • Robin - several singing very loudly to proclaim their territory
On our way home we were presented with the best sighting of the lot - a sparrowhawk sitting on a rooftop aerial.  The bird stayed longer than any sparrowhawk I've seen, allowing us both a good look through binoculars.  It was just a shame the light wasn't better and that I didn't have my camera with me.

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