Saturday 23 November 2019, 09.45 to 15.00
The Middleton Lakes reserve comprises a mosaic of wetlands, meadows and woodland in the Tame valley, near Tamworth. Our previous visit was three years ago, also in November. Maps were provided by the very friendly and helpful husband and wife team volunteering at the cabin.
The forecast for the day wasn’t brilliant but the weather turned out rather better. We had a decent dry period for much of our stay although the rather overcast skies and poor light made identification at a distance somewhat tricky. The woodland paths gave us close up sightings of the tits, nuthatches and chaffinches. We also had a brief view of a Twite. Over the lagoons there were numerous Greylag Geese and a Great White as well as Little Egrets – plenty to see while we demolished our sandwiches in the comfort of the Lookout hide. All in all, it was a most enjoyable day and we look forward to revisiting the reserve in the future.
Members participating: 4
Bird list (46 species seen and/or heard)
|Little Egret||Coot||Coal Tit|
|Great White Egret||Lapwing||Blue Tit|
|Grey Heron||Snipe||Great Tit|
|Mute Swan||Black-Headed Gull||Nuthatch|
|Canada Goose||Great Spotted Woodpecker||Jackdaw|
|Tufted Duck||Song Thrush||Goldfinch|