Tuesday, 17 July 2012
During April and May this year I managed to get down to WH (Whitemoor Haye) on quite a lot of evenings just to check out the pool for migrating birds and then a drive arouind the lanes to get anything else. The weather was pretty good tonight so I went down there to have a look. Unfortunately the adventure centre was still having fun out on the boats and a windsurfer was getting ready for a spin around the pool. Around the pool I did manage to note Woodpigeon, Magpie, Carrion Crow, several Yellowhammer, 6 Mute Swans, 5 Common Sandpipers, Dunnock, Wren, Swallows, Pheasants, Starlings, lots of Swifts - a couple of hundred in the air proberbly feeding up getting ready to head back, only a single Common Tern again, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Black Headed Gulls, Long-tailed Tits in the woodland on the other side of the road, a single Great Spotted Woodpecker in the same area, 5 Mallards flying over, Linnet, Sand Martin, Chaffinch, and several Lesser Black-backed Gulls over. I also noted 30+ Tree Sparrows, a single singing Reed Bunting and a single Grey Partridge as I drove around the lanes before heading home.