Monday, 18 April 2011
Sunday 17th April 2011, WeBS count.
A busy days birding as it was WeBS count day. With my blog playing up when inputting different sites on one post, I will put all of todays on one page but keep it simple. First port of call was Alrewas GP and the birds noted were Wren, Skylark, Robin, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Mute Swan, Carrion Crow, Tufted Duck, Magpie, Canada Geese, Goldeneye, Common Whitethroat, Mallard, Chiffchaff, Song Thrush, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove, Blackcap, Starling, Woodpigeon, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Dunnock, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, lesser Black-backed Gull, Greylag Geese, Cormorant, Willow Warbler, Grey Heron and Black-headed Gull. To get to the next pit (Junction Pit) it means going through the Arboretum. I couldnt help doing a bit of birding and birds noted were Chiffchaff, Common Whitethroat, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Black-headed Gull, Song Thrush, Dunnock, Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Grey Heron, Wheatear, Goldfinch, Linnet, Sand Martin, Common Tern, Oystercatcher, Great Tit, Willow Warbler and Wren. At Junction Pit I saw Wheatear, Willow Warbler, Woodpigeon, Canada Geese, Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Coot, Sand Martin, Greylag Geese and Goldfinch. Over to Croxall GP and I saw Canada Geese, Sand Martin, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Tufted Duck, Little Ringed Plover, Black-headed Gull, Cormorant, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap. Sedge Warbler, Blue Tit, Magpie, Chaffinch, Willow Warbler, Oystercatcher, Greenshank, Goldfinch, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Chiffchaff, Blackbird, Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Tit, Teal, Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Shoveler, Redshank, Lapwing, Green Woodpecker, Rook and Robin. The last site for the WeBS count was Barton Marina Pool. Birds noted were Mute Swan, mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Little Grebe, Canada Geese, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Robin, Great Crested Grebe, Wren, House Martin, Cormorant, Black-headed Gull and Blackcap.