Turls Hill, An Oasis Of Green In The Urban Black Country

Another day and another walk, this time back to Turls Hill, in Sedgley. It’s only a few minutes walk from where I live and it fits the government’s coronavirus criteria for exercise perfectly.

As you can see from the video below, it could be a totally rural location, as opposed to the Black Country, albeit with Sedgley on the very edge of the conurbation.

As always, I had my binoculars, and the birds seen were as follows: magpie, lesser black-backed gull, wood pigeon, chaffinch, robin, carrion crow, starling, goldfinch, house sparrow, great spotted woodpecker, stock dove, great tit, jay, green woodpecker.

Due to the breezy conditions, many of the usual suspects weren’t showing. In the conditions though, I thought I did well in the short walk I took.

Ultimately, whether it’s birding or anything else in life, it’s about enjoyment. Ever since I was a child I’ve loved the great outdoors. You can’t beat being at one with the world of nature.