Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Mrs Overall is alive and well and serving in Tamworth

Grey Partridge, Tree sparrow, Yellowhammer and a Rabbit

Grey Partridge
Grey Partridge

Corn Bunting

Yellowhammer

Tuesday 13th March 2012
Its only a bit further on up the river Tame from my usual haunts around Kingsbury to travel up the A38 to Alrewas and Barton under Needwood. Although deep in Staffs. these areas are well worth searching for passage waders and farmland species. The working Quarries known as Branston Gravel pits have left deep and shallow water pits viewable from a public path. On Tuesday the 1w White fronted goose showed well and waders were represented by 3 Curlew, 30c Golden plover, 7 Ringed plover, 3 Ruff and a few Redshank and Oystercatcher. At Whitemoor Haye a pair of Grey Partridge showed well with the flock of Tree Sparrow, Corn Bunting and Yellowhammers.

I stopped at Acorn Antiques, I mean ASDA at Tamworth on the way home for a coffee. The cafe was a bit of a comedy with a rather elderly and rotund lady taking the lead role as Mrs Overall. As I waited patiently to be served everyone in front of me seemed to have a problem with their order hence the queue didnt move very fast but it would still have outpaced Mrs Overall. I was just grateful I didnt want soup. Mrs Overall was doing her best but none of the coffee machines seemed to work. You could still get black coffee but then Mrs Overall had to go and get milk and .......

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