I am back and I have lots of stuff to catch up on. The last seven weeks has been incredibly busy with fishing and golf matches, festivals and weekend working but I am nearly through this and back to free days. My first free day in all that time was today which I will tell you about later. Now we will catch up on what I have been doing and I will just give you the place name and bird list to keep it simple.
11-6-11, circa Alrewas.
Blackbird, Magpie, House Sparrow, Jackdaw, Woodpigeon, Black Headed Gull, Starling, Wren, Blue Tit, Swift, Chiffchaff, Mute Swan, Song Thrush, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Pheasant, Carrion Crow, Mallard, Cormorant, Coot, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap, House Martin, Canada Geese, Dunnock, Tufted Duck, Swallow, Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Moorhen, Sedge Warbler, Greenfinch, Grey Heron, Common Tern, Reed Bunting, Stock Dove, Linnet, Buzzard and Skylark.
17-6-11, Cannock Chase - Whitehouse Car Park.
Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker, Cuckoo, Pheasant, Blue Tit, Tree Pipit, Mallard, Nightjar, Tawny Owl.
18-6-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Pied Wagtail, Tree Sparrow, Swallow, Chaffinch, Wren, Swift, Skylark, Mallard, Carrion Crow, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Oystercatcher, Dunnock, Corn Bunting, Common Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Magpie, Jackdaw, Blue Tit, Reed Bunting, Buzzard, Pheasant, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Yellowhammer, Lapwing, Linnet, Greenfinch, Cormnorant, Kestrel, Black Headed Gull, Sand Martin and Robin.
3-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Pied Wagtail, Swallow, Wren, Skylark, Tree Sparrow, Greenfinch, Rook, Dunnock, Swift, Jackdaw, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Blackbird, Reed Bunting, Linnet, Mallard, Yellow Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Little Owl, Chaffinch, Common Whitethroat, Great Tit, Stock Dove, Buzzard, Black Headed Gull, Goldfinch, Magpie, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Pheasant, Robin, kestrel, Grey Partridge, Greylag Geese, Lapwing, Canada Geese, Blackcap and Song Thrush.
10-7-11, Alrewas GP.
Black Headed Gull, Wren, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dunnock, Greenfinch, Song Thrush, Mute Swan, Woodpigeon, Reed Warbler, Lapwing, Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Carrion Crow, Tufted Duck, Robin, Reed Bunting, Blue Tit, Stock Dove, Linnet, Pied Wagtail, Starling, Buzzard, Swift, Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Chaffinch, Great Tit, Canada Geese, Common Whitethroat and Common Tern.
10-7-11, National Arboretum.
Song Thrush, Blackcap, Woodpigeon, Bullfinch, Dunnock, Black Headed Gull, Willow Warbler, Great Tit, Cormorant, Swallow, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Oystercatcher, Chaffinch, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler, Grey Heron, Wren, Common Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Blackbird, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
10-7-11, Junction Pit.
Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Black Headed Gull, Moorhen, Mallard, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Wren, Blackbird, Great Crested Grebe and Tufted Duck.
10-7-11, Croxall Wides.
Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Common Tern, Moorhen, Mallard, Reed Bunting, Sand Martin, Little Ringed Plover.
10-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Swallow, Yellowhammer, Carrion Crow, Linnet, GoldfinchGreenfinch, Grey Partridge, Skylark, Canada Geese, lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Tufted Duck, Sand Martin, Grey Heron, Wren, Blackbird, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jackdaw, Corn Bunting, Rook, Common Whitethroat, Tree Sparrow, Little Owl, Swift, Chaffinch, Pheasant, Blackcap, Magpie, Yellow Wagtail and Mute Swan.
3 Ravens over.
12-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
18+ Grey Partridge.
13-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Black Headed Gull, Tree Sparrow, Swallow, Corn Bunting, Swift, Carrion Crow, Pied Wagtail, Rook, Sparrowhawk, Cormorant, Yellow Wagtail, Skylark, Common Whitethroat, Jackdaw, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Little Owl, Blackbird, Yellowhammer, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Wren, Great Tit, Grey Partridge, Mallard, Dunnock, Pheasant, Grey Heron, Tufted Duck, Lapwing, Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Redshank, Mute Swan, Song Thrush, Blackcap, Kestrel and Stock Dove.
22-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Swallow, Corn Bunting, Woodpigeon, Skylark, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Linnet, Tree Sparrow, Jackdaw, Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Dunnock, Common Whitethroat, Wren, Chaffinch, Little Owl, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Rook, Peregrine, Great Tit, Yellowhammer, Goldfinch, Cormorant, Robin, Pheasant, Magpie, Blackcap, Grey Partridge, Canada Geese, Mute Swan, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Tufted Duck, Starling, Mallard and Black Headed Gull.
29-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Carrion Crow, Swallow, Woodpigeon, Jackdaw, Tree Sparrow, Corn Bunting, Black Headed Gull, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Yellowhammer, Skylark, Sedge Warbler, Linnet, Yellow Wagtail, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Stock Dove, Blackbird, Little Owl, Chaffinch, Common Whitethroat, Great Tit, Rook, Pheasant, Magpie, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Lesser Whitethroat, Robin, Red-legged Partridge, Starling, Mallard, Mute Swan, Common Sandpiper, Redshank, Lapwing, Tufted Duck and Pochard.
30-7-11, Boddington Reservoir.
Common Tern, Black Headed Gull, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Woodpigeon, Mallard, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Little Tern, Little Egret, Canada Geese, Buzzard, Yellow Wagtail, Grey Heron and Carrion Crow.
31-7-11, Whitemoor Haye.
Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Swallow, Tree Sparrow, Wren, Robin, Corn Bunting, Woodpigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Headed Gull, Rook, Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Canada Geese, Buzzard, Stock Dove, Blue Tit, Little Owl, Jackdaw, Skylark, Common Whitethroat, Linnet, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Magpie, Goldfinch, Blackcap, Greenfinch, Mallard, Grey Partridge, Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Lapwing, Redshank, Snipe and Cormorant.
1-8-11, Rufford CP.
Common Crossbill - viewed from the 14th tee at Rufford Park Golf Club. Bonus.
Well thats me up to date. Not much but managed to add a couple of year ticks plus a nice inland Little Tern whilst I was fishing.