Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Sling Pool, Clent Hills....25/06/2010
This was the first visit to Sling Pool and what a delightful area it turned out to be. Sling Pool is a remnant of the industrial history of the Clent Hills and was once connected to a mill house involved in scythe production. I have to say that the birds kept their heads down this evening but not their singing, Blackbird and Song Thrush in particular were singing heartily away and Great & Blue Tits were also heard along the relatively short walk. A Great Spotted Woodpecker flew across the reed beds and a couple of Woodpigeon were also seen. The wildflowers were looking particularly attractive though the butterflies had by now gone to rest for the evening along with the dragonflies as none were to be seen. A return visit on a sunny day will I am sure reap rewards with both species!