Thursday, November 28, 2013

Parrot Crossbill Lickey Hills CP

So it turns out that yesterday one of the 15 Crossbills that my dad (Trevor Jones) photographed yesterday at the Lickey Hills CP is a male Parrot!

Being a first for the region! (Worcestershire, West Midlands, Warwickshire and Staffordshire) There might be a fair amount of interest in the bird this weekend so thought I would give some more details on the bird and where it is etc

The bird is at Lickey Hills CP, best place to park is at the visitor centre here as you go down Warren Lane the visitor centre is on the right as you get into the car park. Park up and then walk along the main track going away from the visitor centre heading south, as you go along this path about 100 yards theres a small pool on the left surrounded by large scots pine where the Parrot along with 20 Commons were feeding and then dropping down to the pool to drink, today they flew in had a quick drink and then flew off towards the visitor centre.

Best of luck to anyone trying to look for this bird, fingers crossed some better photos get taken!

Male Parrot Crossbill from yesterday (Trevor Jones)

Common Crossbills for comparison (Trevor Jones)

Photo taken today, probably the Parrot Crossbill but not conclusive photo/views (Trevor Jones)