Monday 2nd March 2009
OK lets get the football thing out of the way first. Why did Villa 'fans' boo their team off the pitch on Sunday? I know fans who watched the game were extremely disappointed and frustrated in the way we lost 2 points in the last minute of the game, I was tearing my hair out cos you knew it was going to happen and after the elation and relief of our quality second goal. I suppose booing was the only way a lot of people could vent this frustration. I just wish they wouldnt do it.
Right enough of that. I felt I had unfinished business at Cannock Chase so I went back today. The day started brightly enough weather wise but soon clouded over and became quite breezy. Which didnt help Woodlark watching but I managed to see 3 in flight. Common Crossbills were very mobile but sometimes settled in the treetops, one flock had over 30 birds. Common Buzzards were much in evidence as were Greater spotted Woodpeckers. Mistle Thrush and a pair of Stonechat were also seen.
Time for a challenge folks, most of my photos are easily recognisable (I did say most) but today I've included a mystery bird. LBJ ? Yes, but Im looking for a little more. So whats your best shot? I deliberately took this shot at about 1/2 mile away against a grey sky so that the ID is a little more difficult. Answer in next post.