Saturday, 1 December 2012
Another nice cool day but a bit overcast. After a start at a local reserve I was at WH a bit later than usual and proceeded to cover as much as the site as I could. Birds noted - Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, 155 Fieldfare, Chaffinch, Wren, easily 1000+ Lapwing along with 500+ Golden Plover on the flooded field opposite the large building (Whitemoor Haye house- that name took some thinking!!!!!!), over 100 hundred Starling, Robin, a few Reed Bunting, several small flocks of Goldfinch, Linnet and Meadow Pipits, 3 Tree Sparrow, 12 Redwing, 3 Wigeon, 91 Mute Swan, Bullfinch, 2 Blackcap, a single Siskin, Dunnock, Great Tit, 1 Treecreeper, Blue Tit, Magpie, 1 Dunlin on the flooded field, Yellowhammer, Cormorant, 30+ Skylarks, 5 Stock Doves, Canada Geese, 30+ Mallard, 10+ Tufted Duck, 20+ Teal, 6+ Shoveler, a few House Sparrows by Sittles farm entrance, Carrion Crow, Pheasants, Woodpigeon and Pied Wagtail.