Monday, 30 August 2010
29-8-10, Alrewas GP.
The family was off down to Worcester today for a family party but I got an hour first thing to do a bit of birding. I decided to head for Alrewas pit rather than whitemoor, to see what was around. Birds noted were Blue Tit, Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Swallow, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Pied Wagtail, Magpie, Wren, Chiffchaff, Collared Dove, Starling, Robin, Sand Martin, Cormorant, Chaffinch, Black-headed Gull, Wood Pigeon, Lapwing, Kestrel, Lesser Black-backed Gull, House Martin, Long-tailed Tit, Common Whitethroat, Great Tit, Canada Geese, Dunnock and Blackbird. Not a bad morning really and it was great fun watching the Swallows and Martins feed up before there long treck home. They were whizzing about all over the place coming to within feet of me. There is also a fair few Chiffchaffs here with a very rough looking one favouring a tree. Not a bad hour. family duties now. Yawn.