Sunday, 11 July 2010

11-7-10, Whitemoor Haye.

I was planning on no birding this weekend. Saturday I was in a fishing match which I did awful in. Sunday was British Grand Prix, Scottish Open and then World Cup final. The morning was doing a few jobs. My mom couldnt walk the dogs so I took them around Whitemoor Haye and did a bit of birding. Birds noted were Yellowhammer, Linnet, Swallow, Carrion Crow, Skylark, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Jackdaw, Corn Bunting, Magpie, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Wren, Stock Dove, Great Tit, Blackbird, Tree Sparrow, Goldfinch, Common Whitethroat, kestrel, Greenfinch, Dunnock, Reed Bunting, Starling, Song Thrush, Sedge Warbler, Black-headed Gull and Swift. I did stop off at the bend in the rough track to listen for Quail but I heard nothing. It was very windy and all I could hear was the rustle of the hedges. Heading back to the car I noticed a car I recognised so I got to my car and headed back to the rough track. There were a few birders there, one being Blurred Birder which has been rarer than the bird they were all looking for. Mr Yapp had heard a couple of Quail earlier and it wasn't long until we all heard one. After a chat and a look at the watch it was time to head home. I didn't have time to scan the quarry pool, just a quick look and I added Canada Geese, Lapwing, and Mallard. Next weekend I am working on the gates at the Alrewas Show and on the Sunday I am working so birding will be limited next week.

1 comment:

  1. Cor that's a lot of birdies you spotted there. Well done, particularly on the lapwing front. Those blighters are getting rarer by the day. There's a couple near my patch but I can never get a shot because they're rather nervy. I'm actually going to go birding within 8 hours for an early morning expedition (relatively early...bear in mind I've just had quite a few pinties)...pop round my 'place' for a butchers around noon-tide once I've got the shots up! Cheers. (shall we exchange linkx?)