Friday, 27 September 2013

Up to and including 27-9-13

Well September was planned to be a busy month and it didn't half go to plan, I don't think I have had a day at home this month, its been manic, maybe a bit too manic as I am finishing September in not the best of health however do not panic, I will survive.
I recently treated myself to a tablet and I opted for the Samsung 2.  It ain't bad really however I am struggling to get access to Alrewas Birder so I have not been able to update the blog, until now.
After Spurn it was back to local patch work with the odd bonus.

13-9-13, Whitemoor Haye.
7 Mute Swan, 8 Cormorant, 15 Mallard, 125 Coot, 148 Tufted Duck (300 flew over later on), 2 Pochard, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Black-necked Grebe (bonus year tick), 70+ Lapwing over and 6 Grey Partridge.

Alrewas GP.
149 Lapwing over, 38 Tufted Duck, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Mallard, 8 Coot, 1 Little Grebe and a Chiffchaff.
National Arboretum.
Several Mistle Thrush and Long-tailed Tits.
Croxall Wides (viewed from the arboretum).
23 Mallard and 14 Teal.
Junction Pit.
12 Mallard.
Whitemoor Haye.
57 Coot, 63 Tufted Duck, 12 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mallard, 3 Greenshank, 12 Teal, 250+ Lapwing, 1 showy Hobby.

Alrewas GP.
circa 60 Tufted Duck, 1 Kingfisher, 20+ Great Crested Grebe, 15 Mallard and 1 Common Sand.
National Arboretum.
A few Mistle Thrush, Bullfinch and Grey wagtail.
Junction Pit.
2 Mallard (that really was all, rubbish really).
Croxall Wides.
1 Kingfisher, 5 Mute Swan, Meadow Pipit over, 1 Grey Wagtail.
Whitemoor Haye.
Due to lots of kids on the pool I didn't bother checking although a quick glimpse saw good numbers of Coot, 2 Little Grebe,  and 3 Greenshank plus the odd Tufted Duck.  Around the lanes I added several Tree Sparrow, Meadow Pipit, 5 Mute Swan and a Chiffchaff in a Long-tailed Tit flock.

26-9-13, Whitemoor Haye.
 5 Great Crested Grebe, 176 Coot, 27 Mallard, 45 Teal, 40+ Tufted Duck, 2 Black-necked Grebe, 2 Gadwall, 12 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 8 Wigeon and 2 Little Grebe.

27-9-13, Whitemoor Haye.
119+ Coot, 16 Mallard, 24 Wigeon, 3 Pochard, 54 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 31 Teal, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Snipe, 3 Shoveler, 1 female Pintail, 230+ Lapwing, several Tree Sparrow and 2 Grey Partridge.

That's the blog up to date, tomorrow it is an early start to get up to the east coast.  We are currently in the midst of a movement of Yellow-browed Warblers plus several Red-breasted Flycatchers and hopefully tomorrow we can connect with them plus the hope of the odd lifer.  Spurn is the starting point then we will follow the pager and then on Sunday I have tickets for the Skua and Shearwater cruise out of Bridlington. Cheerio for now.

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