Tuesday, 12 January 2010

January 11th 2010

Despite having more snow overnight I’m a sucker for punishment so started the day at Rookery Hall Farm Lawford Heath where there were Kestrel, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Reed Bunting, 12 Tree Sparrow, 22 Yellowhammer and 3 Corn bunting among the 80 Collared Dove, 150+ Chaffinch and 200+ Starling.
I moved on to the feeding station in the car park by the Oxford Canal, Cathiron Lane nr Brinklow which had run out but once stocked up attracted a Marsh Tit along with 4 Nuthatch, 3 Willow Tit, Great-spotted Woodpecker and 4 Coal Tit. The adjacent All Oaks Wood had 2 Woodcock and a distant Lesser-spotted Woodpecker was heard coming from the Town Thorns Farm area.
Heading for Draycote there were 2 Bewick’s Swans on the side of the River Avon near Bretford and probably part of the flock of 17 Bewick’s seen by Colin near Avon House, Church Lawford off the A428.
Never did get to the pond as I ran out of steam.


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