Saturday, 15 January 2011

9-1-11, The Pits.

Oops, it seems like I am a bit behind with my posts (its now Saturday early evening). I went out Monday and Tuesday evening and then just forgot to update. Basically the title is where I was birding, not the state of birding around the local area although its nor far off. I set off from my house and checked a few pits near to my house. At this point I was going to rant about shooters just blasting birds out of the sky, letting them die and just leaving them but the moment has passed so cant be bothered. Not much of note so will give you site and the birds seen/heard there.

Alrewas GP.

Long-tailed Tit, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Dunnock, Bullfinch, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Fieldfare, Magpie, Meadow Pipit, Wren, Black-headed Gull, Pied Wagtail, Goosander (this bird was alive for about two minutes before dying of its gun shot injuries on the ice - a total waste) , Stock Dove (year), Wood Pigeon, Mallard, Wigeon, Robin, Blue Tit, Canada Geese and Greylag Geese.

National Arboretum.

Redwing, Wood Pigeon, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Carrion Crow, Cormorant, Mallard, Greylag Geese, Mistle Thrush, Goosander, Coor, Tufted Duck, Goldfinch and Pheasant.

Junction Pit.

Great Tit, Black-headed Gull and Carrion Crow.

Whitemoor Haye.

Blue Tit, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Cormorant, Goldfinch, Magpie, Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, Black-headed Gull, Lapwing, Starling, Redwing, Robin, Fieldfare, Linnet, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Kestrel, 239 Mute Swans, Golden Plover (year), Dunnock, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Grey Haeron, Chaffinch and Goldeneye.

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