Monday, 16 May 2011

15-5-11, Alrewas GP.

It was WeBS count today but it was a bit of a struggle after consuming a few pints of Pedigree the previous evening. The bike was loaded with all my stuff, a quick ride down the A38 and I was on the pits. Birds noted were Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Coot, mallard, Mute Swan, Swift, Wren, Common Whitethroat, Tufted Duck, Oystercatcher, Swallow, Lesser Whitethroat, Black Headed Gull, Stock Dove, Sand Martin, Canada Geese and a couple of House Martins. Pretty quiet here and the WeBS numbers were low too.

National Arboretum.

Although only passing through I did note a few birds. Cuckoo, Swallow, Swift, Carrion Crow, Woodpigeon, Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Pheasant, Chaffinch, Black Headed Gull, Canada Geese, Swallow, Reed Bunting, Grey Heron, Sand Martin, Mute Swan, Wren, Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern, Linnet, Mallard, Coot, Blackbird andBold Pied Wagtail were all noted.

Junction Pit.

A quick look on here produced Coot, Oystercatcher, Greylag Geese, Mallard, Canada Geese, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Gadwall, Wren, Great Tit, Common Whitethroat and Blackbird.

Croxall GP.

Croxall was next but to check the wides I looked from the arboretum. Birds noted here were Mute Swan, Cuckoo, Canada Geese, Lapwing, Grey Heron, Oystercatcher, Shelduck, Little Ringed Plover, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Great Crested Grebe, Swift and Reed Bunting. Round to the entrance and then check the rest of Croxall I added Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Moorhen with 4 chicks, Song Thrush, Great Tit, Linnet, Magpie, Goldfinch, Willow Warbler, Coot, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Garden Warbler, Blackcap, Chaffinch, Common Whitethroat, Redshank, Ringed Plover, Common Tern, Shoveler, Blue Tit, Black Headed Gull, Rook, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sand Martin, Cormorant, Blackbird, Dunnock.

Whitemoor Haye.

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