Thursday, 18 April 2013

Are You Local?

Sorry to repeat myself but another very busy week, we didn't do any birding the weekend for various reasons, but I did manage to get out at lunch time and take a walk to Warrens Hall along the canal.

Now I had high hopes following the Warrens Hall and Bumble Hole thread on Bird Forums as although nothing mega there sounds like there was plenty about.
The walk along the Canal resulted in what you would expect, Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Canada Geese, plus Blackbird, House Sparrow, Dunnock and Crow in the hedges rows.

Once I arrived at Warrens Hall, first spot was a Grey Heron on the fishing pool:
I stopped for a Coffee at the Visitor Centre (A bargain at 60p!) then proceeded over the canal, suddenly everything disappeared! I hardly found a thing, A Chaffinch, more Blackbirds and a couple of Gulls:
I wandered around the reserve for a while, I heard a few birds and a call a didn't recognise (not surprising I'm pretty useless at calls, but this was one I hadn't heard before) it was only a few feet away, but I just couldn't find it! So frustrating!  It then went quiet, so I presume it had moved on.

Anyway just about to head off back to work, when I heard my first Chiffchaff of the year and even managed to track it down:

So that was it....

When Tina came home though we went for a walk around Haden Hill again plenty of Birdsong but very few sightings, the highlights being two Buzzards flying together over the trees and a pair of Nuthatches calling to each other, here's a poor shot of one of them:

That's all folks


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