Monday, 26 July 2010
24-7-10, Whitemoor Haye.
After a day behind a market stall in Hanley town centre speaking to volunteers I fancied a nice steady walk around Whitemoor with the dogs. And thats exactly what I did. First the rough track and birds noted were Wood Pigeon, Swallow, Black-headed Gull, Greenfinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Canada Geese, Mallard, Corn Bunting, Skylark, Common Whitethroat, Blue Tit, Kestrel, Dunnock, Jackdaw, M0oorhen and Goldfinch. At the quarry pool I added Mute Swan, Common Sandpiper and Herring Gull. It was a lot quieter than this morning but the weather was nice and it was just a nice walk. The Quail were reported seen today. This was quite puzzling as the field had been completely harvasted during the morning. I wonder where the bird was heard as there is no cover in the usual field.