Tuesday, 12 April 2011
11-4-11, Whitemoor Haye.
After a cycle ride hokme it was a bit of brecky then off to the local patch and it was one of those mornings when it was a pleasure to be on the patch with plenty of spring bird calls and very active birds including a few year ticks, butterflies and other wildlife. Birds noted around the lanes were Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, Tree Sparrow, Wren, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Skylark, Stock Dove, Mistle Thrush, Goldfinch, Lapwing, Long-tailed Tit, Corn Bunting, Linnet, Buzzard, Blue Tit, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Little Owl, Greenfinch, Magpie, Red-legged Partridge, Common Whitethroat (year tick), Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail (year tick), Meadow Pipit, Blackcap (year tick), Blackbird, Dunnock, Great Tit, Kestrel and Swallow. On to the quarry pool and I noted Mallard, Greylag Geese, Tufted Duck, Teal, Black-headed Gull, Little-ringed Plover, Redshank, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Chiffchaff and Pheasant. Superb.