Friday, 10 November 2017

Hartshill Hayes Weds & Thurs

I visited two mornings on the trot ,Wednesday and Thursday and I have paid the price for standing on a lonely hilltop in cold temperatures in wellies, I have come down with man flu.

The total for the two days are as following:

                                       Weds                 Thurs

Stock Dove                           5                        8
Skylark                                 2                        –
Fieldfare                             25                        –
Redwing                               1                      56
Mistle Thrush                       2                        5
Chaffinch                            24                     24
Brambling                            2                        3
Goldfinch                           14                      18
Greenfinch                           5                        5
Redpoll                                –                        2
Hawfinch                             –                        4
Bullfinch                              –                       1
Siskin                                 66                       2
Reed Bunting                       –                       1

Other birds seen, which I considered not to be migrants include: Jay, Jackdaw, Raven, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Song Thrush and Yellowhammer.

Hopefully I will get another couple of days in before migration grinds to a halt, might even try the Fillongley Alps having had my head turned by Hartshill Hayes.


I have not forsaken the Reservoir, its just that there has been very little to report, Thursday Joy and I walked around the Reservoir seeing only three Shoveler and a single Pochard.

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