By Bury Wildlife, Apr 21 2015 07:31PM
A visit to the Holcombe valley produced probably the best date for birds this year if not many years. Species are still on the move and many found today are still passing through. Best find were at least eight Ring Ouzels. These are a Thrushf and marked like a blackbird with a white brest. Quite skitty they were difficult to photo as shown and are passing through. Other finds included Stonechat Wheatear, Curlew, Reed Bunting, skylark, Linnet, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker, Chiffchsaff, Meadow Pipit and another one passing through the Grasshopper Warbler. ID is best from the song with a rolling grasshopper sound as asong.