Saturday, 24 July 2010
24-7-10, Whitemoor Haye.
I am working today so an early morning walk around the lanes produced Tree Sparrow, Swallow, Starling, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer, Blackbird, Corn Bunting, Greenfinch, Pheasant, Common Whitethroat, Black-headed Gull, Linnet, Wren, Magpie, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Mallard, Skylark, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dunnock, Song Thrush and 2 Stock Doves. Over to the pool and I added Lapwing, Canada Geese, Common Sandpiper, Pied Wagtail and Swallow. This pool was hard to scan this morning as the sun was right on it and bright. There was a wader showing on the right hand side on the point. It was next to the Common Sandpiper and was almost double the size. It had a clean white chest. The plumage tricky to pick out because of the sun. Its bill was Redshank like but the size of the bird put me off. It seemed to have dark legs although the sun might have had an affect and it also did a lot of bobing. I'll put it down to a bbj (big brown job). I might have a walk around there later and try to find it again.