Ooops, been a bit busy towards the end of the year so a few posts missing so to save boredom (and beer took hold on memory) I will list the birds from my notebook.
27-12-11, Whitemoor Haye - Magpie, Fieldfare, Carrion Crow, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Robin, Wren, Woodpigeon, Great Tit, 10 Tufted Duck, 44 Pochard, 9 Mallard, 336 Mute Swan, 23 Wigeon, Cormorant, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Pheasant, Redwing, Starling, Tree Sparrow, Black Headed Gull, Reed Bunting and Chaffinch.
28-12-11, Whitemoor Haye - Carrion Crow, Lapwing, Greylag Geese, Starling, Black Headed Gull, 31 Mallard, 18 Pochard, Canada Geese, 43 Wigeon, 3 Goldeneye, Grey Heron, 12 Tufted Duck, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Robin, Goldfinch, Fieldfare, Redwing, Woodpigeon, Wren, 328 Mute Swan, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Grey Partridge, Dunnock, Tree Sparrow, Magpie, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, Stock Dove, Bullfinch, Skylark, Cormorant and Pied Wagtail.
29-12-11, Whitemoor Haye - Carrion Crow, Redwing, Wren, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Mallard, Lapwing, Starling, Black Headed Gull, Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Golden Plover, 3 Goldeneye, 5 Pochard, 23 Wigeon, Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Blue Tit, Dunnock, Blackbird, Great Tit, 318 Mute Swan, Dunnock, Magpie, Yelloiwhammer, Pied Wagtail.
29-12-11, Croxall GP - Fieldfare, Goldfinch, Woodpigeon, Redwing, Coot, Teal, Kestrel, Blackbird, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Gadwall, Pochard, Chaffinch, Cormorant, Black Headed Gull, Canada Geese, Grey Heron, Little Grebe, Wren, Robin, Kingfisher, Goldeneye, Shoveler, Rook, Little Egret, Great Tit and Moorhen.
30-12-11, Whitemoor Haye - Magpie, Tufted Duck, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Robin, Blue Tit, Mallard, Wigeon, Cormorant, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Blackbird, Black Headed Gull, Stock Dove, Woodpigeon, Fieldfare, Chaffinch, Teal, Canada Geese, Goldeneye, Wren, Redwing, Pheasant, Tree Sparrow, Grey Heron, Song Thrush, Lapwing, 330 Mute Swan, Great Black-backed Gull, Yellowhammer, Dunnock, Buzzard, Starling, Linnet and Pied Wagtail.
31-12-11, Branston GP - Lapwing, Great Tit, Robin, Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Blackbird, Fieldfare, Black Headed Gull, House Sparrow, Starling, Teal, Pheasant, Wigeon, Gadwall, Coot, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Geese, Tufted Duck, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Mute Swan, 13 Curlew, 1 Peregrine, Stock Dove, Goldfinch, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Redwing, Golden Plover, 8 Siskin, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, 1 Marsh Tit, Bullfinch, Moorhen, Buzzard, Greenfinch, Jackdaw, Goldcrest, Dunnock and Magpie.
31-12-11, Whitemoor Haye - 52 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, Fieldfare, Blue Tit, Wren, Buzzard, Woodpigeon, Lapwing, Robin, 1 Pochard, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mallard, Carrion Crow, Black Headed Gull, 3 Goldeneye, Blackbird, Starling, 1 Shoveler, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Great Tit, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 304 Mute Swan, Fieldfare, Magpie, Chaffinch, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Pied Wagtail, Canada Geese and Redwing.
That wraps up the birding for 2011 and as it turns out my best year ever with 223 species seen yet I had a pretty crap summer to be honest. One aim I did have was to cover Whitemoor Haye 100 times, I actually managed 103 so happy with that. 2012 I would love to do more. If I was at school I think it will be a C- for this year, bags of room for improvement but not bad.