This article first appeared in the Annual Report of the Birmingham (latterly West Midland) Bird Club for 1947.
Bird and place names were spelt as shown.
ROTTON PARK IN 1947 .
At the beginning of the year, Pochard and Tufted Duck were present in considerable numbers but were driven off by the freezing of the reservoir in February. The high water level in spring, although unattractive to waders, invited many terns, while the summer was remarkable for the number of less usual Passerines which appeared. The lower water level in autumn attracted Common Sandpipers to an unusual degree, and then in October the wintering flocks of Pochard and Tufted Duck returned.
[1^] Edgbaston Reservoir was previously known as Rotton Park Reservoir.
Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.
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