Sunday, 11 May 2014

April and early May.

Well Ive been pretty useless at updating my blog of late so I will try and do a brief write up of the last month and a bit.
April 4th saw me on a golf course and I watched a Goshawk hunting in a nearby wood.
April 7th, Whitemoor Haye and 2 Egyptian Geese still present along with regulars.
April 9th, Crickhowell, S Wales.  A site visit for work and several Red Kites to boot.
April 11th, The Pits. First Sedge Warbler at Alrewas GP, singing Willow Warbler in Arboretum, 2 LRP's and Corn Bunting at WH.
April 12th, Croxall.  A few warblers but no waders.  WH, first Willow Warbler, first Shoveler here for ages, 1 Treecreeper.
April 15th.  Interesting brief visit to Rye Meads RSPB
April 16th, W, First Yellow Wags of 2014.
April 18th  The Pits.  First Common Whitethroat and distant Gropper heard once but never found. Lesser Whitethroat and Redstart at Arboretum, Common Sandpiper on River at Croxall, nowt special at WH.
April 19th, Middleton RSPB, several Groppers, Glossy Ibis, Com Sand, Cetti's warb, Common Tern, House Martin, Oycs.  Dosthill Lake, Mediterranean Gull.  Willington GP, very showy drake Garganey, Garden Warbler and my first photo of a Cetti's Warbler.  WH, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Tree Sparrow etc.
April 20th, Warren Hills NR, Leicestershire, bit of a gamble for Ring Ouzel, not paid off.  WH, usual stuff.
April 21st, WH, Common Tern, Redshank, Sedge Warbler, Oycs, Tree Sparrow, Pochard, Yellow Wag, Corn Bunting.
April 22nd, Mancetter, brief look for Black Redstart seen on previous day, not located.
April 26th, WH, LRP, Com Tern.
April 29th, WH, Grey Partridge.  First visit to Tucklesholme GP, hmmmm.
May 5th, WH, Wheatear, Grey Partridge.
May 7th, Middleton RSPB, Reed Warbler, LRP, Whinchat, Avocet, dipped on Wood Sand and Barwit.  WH, Com Whitethroat, Redshank, Oyc.
May 11th, WH, White and Yellow Wagtail, Oycs, Redshank, Sedge Warb, LRP

That's me up to date, not a lot of birding done really, my mind has been on other things such as the odd fishing match and a fair bit of cycling but I will always be out somewhere birding.  You can always follow me on Twitter, god I never thought I would write that in here, I'm a changed man. look for Alrewas Birder.

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