Wednesday, 2 January 2013


With a very good night been had the night before although up before dawn I was not out till mid morning when I did a couple of sites first before heading to WH.  I was on foot as unfit to drive and started around the quarry entrance area before taking a slow walk around the lane s before heading back to Alrewas for some kip.  Birds noted today were Carrion Crow, Great Tit, Robin, Starling, Dunnock, Blackbird, 11 Tufted Duck, 13 Cormorant, 41 Wigeon, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Redwing, Black Headed Gull, Stock Dove, Great Crested Grebe, Goldfinch, Wren, Buzzard, at least 1 Goldcrest, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Yellowhammer, Chaffinch, Magpie, Tree Sparrow, a flock of about 300 Golden Plover doing lots of flying around, Greenfinch, 1 Little Owl, Pied Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 4 Skylark, Fieldfare, 1 Jay, several hundred Lapwing, Woodpigeon and a Song Thrush. Not a bad start to the new year but not as busy and it ha been leading up to Xmas. 

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