Sunday, 5 September 2010
Titterstone Clee Hill, Shropshire....28/08/2010
My first visit to Titterstone Clee Hill in search of a reported Wryneck! Well not so much a search as there were already plenty of Birders in situ on arrival and we were told that the bird had been spooked so everyone was scanning the hillside! After a while it was picked up on and what a super little bird the Wryneck is, my first Wryneck and a little beauty! It later took flight and was found again in amongst vegetation, showing well at times feeding and then retreating into the vegetation again. Other birds seen were Kestrel ( of which two had a tussle on the ground, pic added), Meadpw Pipit, Linnet, Stonechat, Wheatear, Jackdaw and Carrion Crow. A super area which will be visited again in the future.
The Wryneck photo's are very, very record shots but I was well pleased to have sighted such a great little bird! The Wryneck is in the centre of the photo showing the shrub area, just in case anyone misses it.lol!!!