Daily Archives: April 16, 2010

Ingbirchworth Tour

An Ingbirchworth tour today with the first port of call being the reservoir with the dam wall being the first stop for passage waders but alas there was none, so I went round to the inlet side to bag my first patch Willow Warbler of the year along with Blue Tit, Goldfinch, Little Grebe, Coot and a few Mallards. On then to Whitley Common for a hoped for Wheatear but alas no Wheatears either but a few common stuff like Meadow Pipit, Pied Wagtail, Skylark, Linnet and Chaffinch

Male Chaffinch Whitley Common

 I moved on then back to Cheesegate Nab for Ring Ouzel I had seen from the HBW website that there was 1 bird still around so since I was passing I dropped in to find not 1 but 2 birds along with Jackdaws and a few more Willow Warblers [ 1 still present Sat 17th along with a Wheatear]

I was hoping then for a Redstrart from my last site but extensive searching didnt reveal 1 there was however plenty more Willow Warblers and a Goshawk [140], but due to the sensitivity of this bird I cant reveal where I was because there are still idiots among us.