Originally Posted by Ian Byrnes
Hi "Woodchat"..... Just come back from my first visit to Coney Meadow area.... I live in Chaddesley Corbett. What a gem of a walk.... Saw Goldcrests, Reed Bunting, Raven, pair Redwings, Mistle Thrush, Siskin, LT Tits, B Tits, Greenfinch, Buzzards, Wren, Tree Pipit etc,etc. Would have seen more but had my dogs with me on leads and they were getting bored with me continually stopping to survey the scene so had to keep moving ! Didn't go in to the Meadow - to muddy.
Saw guy who has spoken to you many times....can't remember his name but he had a pair of Canon IS binos...if you know him from that.
I'lllllł be back !!
Glad you enjoyed your visit. Siskins have been very scarce this year so that is a good sighting. I've only seen one so far this year.
Your Pipit is much more likely to have been a Meadow Pipit at this time of year. As far as I'm aware no Tree Pipits have been recorded in the UK so far this year - they usually arrive from Africa in April. Of course there is always an outside chance of a very early one turning up somewhere. Did you hear it call?
Look forward to seeing you down there sometime. Cheers