Friday, 30 August 2013

Keeping an eye on things

Friday 30th August 2013
Spent a good deal of the day around 'the patch', most of the migrants were around 'the bushes' near the Anchor pub. There were more Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs than yesterday and a few House Martins with the dwindling Swallows. There was a single Spotted Flycatcher but no sign of the Garden warbler. The flood meadows and hedges were very quiet with the only birds of note being 3 flocks of Goldfinch, the biggest C20 birds and a similar sized flock of Chaffinches with House Sparrows on Leather mill Lane.
A quick look in at Shustoke Res. didnt produce any migrants apart from Swallow. Indeed the only other bird of note was a single Wheatear in the Horse paddocks at Hoar Park Farm near Ansley,Nuneaton.
Flood meadows on the patch
'the patch'
Grasshopper spp. one of very few seen locally
Busy canal nearby
Spotted Flycatcher
Blackcap feasting on Elderberries
Wheatear, Hoar Park Farm

No comments:

Post a comment