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.
Mistle Thrush
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.
Golden Plover
Occasionally a Snow Bunting visits the hill from Norway and Siberia, it is a very confiding bird and will come very close to you.
Snow Bunting

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.

Red Wing

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.

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