The great outdoors on my doorstep – Welcome to Cotwall End Valley

Apart from extensive ancient woodland, the valley has meadows, grassland, grazing land and even a golf course on part of the western slope.

My walks around invariably involve a pair of binoculars and on this occasion I saw the following birds.

wood pigeon, greenfinch, magpie, moorhen, mallard, carrion crow, feral pigeon, goldfinch, collared dove, stock dove, blue tit, long-tailed tit, black-headed gull, common buzzard, great black-backed gull, herring gull.