Recent Wildlife Sightings – 05/11/2023

It’s been a busy week for wildlife down in the Tawd Valley Park.

Firstly, an adult Dipper was seen this morning on the river – this is the first record of this species since June 12th, when a juvenile bird was seen in the north of the Valley near Cobbs Clough Road. A mega find!!! All five common thrush species – Blackbird, Redwing, Fieldfare, Mistle and Song Thrush – were also seen this morning, as well as three species of raptor – Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel. Jays and Great-spotted Woodpeckers continue to be seen, as well as Treecreepers and Nuthatches, and a Tawny Owl was seen in a tree on Summer Street through the week.

A variety of mammals have also been sighted in the Valley this week. A young Roe deer was spotted early-on today, and a fox has been seen roaming the woodland in the hours of darkness. Grey squirrels continue to be seen foraging in the Park.

Also worth mentioning is the continued sightings of fish in the Half-mile Lake, which FoTV are currently raising funds to improve – the link to this fundraiser can be found on our social media.

Let us know if you spot any interesting wildlife in the Valley!