Well, well, well, what a load of rubbish from a load of rubbish from over paid and over rated no-gooders. Yes I'm on about England not derby. Utter garbage. Nuff said. The regular readers will know that Stu and warm weather don't mix. This and being on call mean that not much birding will be done this weekend. In fact just one visit a day to Whitemoor really early before it starts getting too hot. Saturdays visit was at 05.30 as i was going up to Wales for a quick job before turning and burning. Birds noted were Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Goldfinch, Wren, Swallow, Black-headed Gull, Skylark, Swift, Jackdaw, Corn Bunting, Cormorant, Starling, Yellow Wagtail, Linnet, Robin, Blue Tit, Common Whitethroat, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Dunnock, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Kestrel, Yellowhammer, Pheasant, Song Thrush, Curlew and Tufted Duck.
27-6-10, Whitemoor haye.
A bit later starting today with a 06.00 start. An hours walk around the back lanes produced Blackbird, Carrion Crow, Swallow, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Jackdaw, Skylark, Wren, Grey Heron, Goldfinch, Linnet, Magpie, Song Thrush, Reed Bunting, Common Whitethroat, Stock Dove, Chaffinch, Robin, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Great Tit, Swift, Black-headed Gull, Starling and Yellow Wagtail. A quick drive and I was at the quarry pool and I added mallard, Lapwing, Barnacle Geese, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Mute Swan and Oystercatcher. In the next month I am on call every other week. I also have a busy social life this time of year so birding will be quite minimal. The weather forecast is for hot weather so that aint going to be much fun either.
Last word to the three lions out in South Africa and chin up lads, you now have a month of before going back to work were you will be hard at work (I'm sure) earning your many thousands of pounds a week whilst a lot of us will be working very hard just to keep our jobs!