Welcome to the Carding Mill valley and Long Mynd. An upland plateau owned and managed by the National Trust. Full of steep valleys and precambrian rock, the Long Mynd is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering an area of nearly 5 sqr miles
Friday, 19 October 2012
Birds of the Long Mynd
Below is some information on just some of the bird species that can be found on the Long Mynd and that will be visiting soon. Birds that are regulary here include Mistle Thrush and Wren.
Birds which will migrate and stay on the Mynd include; Golden Plover, Curlew, Snipe, Jack Snipe, Hen Harriers, Short-eared owl, Merlin, Kestrel and Meadow Pipit.
Occasionally a Snow Bunting visits the hill from Norway and Siberia, it is a very confiding bird and will come very close to you.
This month Red Wing and Field Fare can be seen at the batch, the Pipe walk and in Carding Mill Valley, they are both members of the thrush family.
At the end of December till the beginning of January there will be Bramblings, Siskin and Red pole. Red Pole is often spotted in the Batch valley and the Wern whereas Bramblings can be found at New pool hollow, Pole cottage and the Batch.
Thank you to North East Wildlife who supplied all these amazing photos and to Malcolm Loft, a National Trust volunteer who gave us the information used here.