Wednesday 7th January 2009
I often take a walk along the Coventry Canal between Atherstone and Polesworth. Its not hugely rich in birdlife but theres usually something of interest along the way. Today started well when a Woodcock flew over and dropped into a Birch Coppice behind the Aldi distribution depot. I had to wait considerably longer for my next 'good' bird -Grey Partridge, not always the easiest bird to find and the 3 birds did their best to imitate clods of earth. Other birds seen Yellowhammer c25, Skylark c30, Woodpigeon c1000, Common Snipe, Sparrowhawk and Common Buzzard.