Sunday, 17 April 2011

Coombes RSPB

Well just a local trip on Saturday to our local RSPB reserve just outside Leek. We pay quite a few visits around this time of year trying to see and if lucky get a shot of Redstart and Pied Flycatchers.

Was a lovely sunny day so we were hopeful the birds would be out and singing their hearts out.

On the way down to the bridge we saw Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler plus Goldcrest.
Around the bridge we saw Nuthatch and Great Spotted Woodpecker plus Goldcrest again, plus Blue and Great Tits using the various boxes around.
Moving on to Clough Meadow we saw a brief view of a male Pied Flycatcher by the fallen tree at the bottom of the field, one down one to go.
Final stop off point was around the pond which looked very sad and needs a good clear out and top up with water. Picked up another Pied Flycatcher (male again), but no Redstart were seen.

Willow Warbler


  1. Tim i was there all day Saturday photographing Pied's did we bump into each other.

  2. Hi Steve

    I think we did, I was unsure if it was you or not. I think we met in the car park, when I think it was you asking about the pied's