Monday, 24 September 2012


Having left work to go home at lunchtime (work from home rather than spread the disease around the office) I decided to get a bit of fresh air once the rain had stopped and had an hour down WH.  A hung around the quarry lake but the birding was poor.  Birds noted were Magpie, Carrion Crow, Swallow, Dunnock, Woodpigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull - there was a steady stream of these and Black Headed Gull onto the far lake prior to dusk, these birds must be using here as a roost, 1 Great Crested Grebe, Canada Geese, Robin, Linnet and a Pied Wagtail.  A drive around the lanes produced 56 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawks, a few Meadow Pipits, 1 Kestrel, a Pheasant, 1 Buzzard, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Tufted Duck and 4 Mallards.
Lots of Swallows were passing through tonight in quite high numbers on their epic trip back to Africa.

Whilst hanging around the pool tonight I couldnt help thinking about the demise of the birding on the pool obviously down to the activity centre.  Hindsight is a wonderful thing and this blog really is ten years to late, Alrewas Birder should only just have started and this one just ended.  Never mind, I wiull perservere and I will soon get round to adding my away adventures, there have been a few but just cannot remeber how to put them on the seperate tabs.   

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