Sunday, 19 January 2014

BOS Balscote Quarry :: 19 January 2014

Another shrike-less afternoon. In another attempt to see the great grey shrike that has been frequenting the quarry area for the last few months, we dropped in to the quarry again. Our target species failed to make an appearance. Alkerton/Balscote QuarryThere was a constant flow of tits and finches on the feeders. It was really positive to see such a good number of house sparrows too. However, the treat at the end of our visit, was a pair of green woodpeckers rotating on the pole underneath the owl box.

Tree sparrowA beautiful day to be out and about but a little on the cold side.

Our sightings (26) included: blue tit, great tit, tree sparrow, starling, goldfinch, chaffinch, rook, carrion crow, mute swan, dunnock, mallard, long tailed tit, greenfinch, robin, coal tit, green woodpecker, blackbird, teal, canada goose, lapwing, meadow pipit, yellowhammer, woodpigeon, snipe, wren and moorhen.

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