After a bit of a lie in I decided to go for a walk around Whitemoor to see what was about. After parking at the usual place I walked around the lanes and noted Wood Pigeon, Swallow, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Skylark, Carrion Crow, Tree Sparrow, Starling, Magpie, Corn Bunting, Jackdaw, Moorhen, Grey Heron, Linnet, Reed Bunting, Common Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Robin, Stock Dove, Wren, Swift, Chaffinch, lapwing, Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull and Pied Wagtail. There were quite a few juvenile birds including Blue Tit, Goldfinch and Moorhen. There was a good group of LBJ's in one tree which held loads of Linnet as well as the juvy Goldfinch. I dont know if any of the Linnets were juvys though. I never heard any Quail today but they are being heard quite often. Good news. A quick look over the pool produced Mallard and Canada Geese. There were a few guns around and a few feathers and bodies (birds) littered the quarry pool!!
13-6-10, Croxall GP.
there were a few dark clouds gathering but I decided to head around the reserve. Fortunately there were only a couple of cars in the car park and no dogs in site. hurrah. Birds noted were Garden Warbler I had some crippling views of at least three birds on the walk, superb, Cormorant over, Blackcap, Reed Warbler, Chaffinch, Mallard, Coot, Sedge Warbler, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Great Crested Grebe, carrion Crow, Black-headed Gull, Goldfinch, Canada Geese, Pochard, Redshank, Mute Swan, Lapwing, Teal, Shoveler, Sand Martin, Oystercatcher and a single Barnacle Goose. Must have missed the Svalbard bus. Through to the east side and I added Reed Bunting, Rook, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Jackdaw, Willow Warbler, Tufted Duck, Common Tern, Stock Dove I think they are nesting in the Kestrel box as two flew out as I approached the hide, could have been roosting, Common Whitethroat, Moorhen, Skylark and Pied Wagtail. Back to the car and I added Song Thrush, Greenfinch, Starling, Great Tit, Blackbird and a few Swift. The trip was a bit spoilt by a man with a big lens ignoring the use of the hide and instead standing in front of it by the shore. Whats that all about?