Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Well done Steve

Common Buzzard, Middleton Hall

Common Buzzard
Common Buzzard

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

Congratulations to Steve Haynes for seeing 200 bird species in the month of January. Quite an achievement, although I personally think hes a bit mad, still if thats what floats your boat good luck to you. Anyway well done.
My 110 species in Warks. seems a bit meagre in comparison, even if I plod on all year in the County I'm not going to reach 200. The best County total I can come up with from WMBC records in recent years is 211 in 2007. If I can beat my previous best of 180 in 2001 I shall be well pleased.
So it was out in the rain looking for birds in the Tame valley. I met one bloke you said hed seen a single W F Goose flying towards Bodymoor Heath over the water park but all the geese I saw were the regular Canadas and Greylags on the deck. There was a Little Egret at Coton and 3 more around Drayton Bassett pools where there was a couple of Redshank but no sign of any Smew or Pintail. At Middleton Hall there was a Goldcrest and an obliging Common Buzzard catching worms.

1 comment:

  1. Nice Buzzard shots Bob.I can't get close to these guys.
    200 birds in a month.My god I would be happy with 200 in a year!!!!!