May 022011
 

A morning birding on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire for spring migrants.

No sooner had we started our walk, we quickly encountered a superb Wood Warbler, followed by Redstart, Tree Pipit, Cuckoo and several Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap & Garden Warbler. At the favoured location, we found a pair of Pied Flycatcher, more Redstarts and Tree Pipits. Eventually the elusive Dartford Warbler was found and along our route we had many Green Hairstreak butterflies and the Common Heath, a day flying moth.

Elsewhere, at Blithfield Reservoir 4 Arctic Tern, a distant drake Garganey, a Greenland Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail. The day was rounded off with the discovery of a singing Nightingale, a few miles from where I live. Only my second Derbyshire Nightingale. My first Swift of the year was also seen on the way to the Pub for a well deserved pint.

2nd May 2011 an evening visit to Willington Gravel Pits produced a summer plumaged Grey Plover, several Redshank & Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper and a Hobby.

The year list is now on 197.

Below: – Wood Warbler and Green Hairstreak.

  

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

(required)

(required)

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

css.phpReturn to Top ▲Return to Top ▲

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close