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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Lawford Heath

Having driven over Lawford Heath and through Rookery Farm and seen zilch yesterday, I returned this afternoon for another look. I parked by the old derelict barn and walked back down the road. Today was much better, with Yellowhammer (7); Corn Bunting (3); Meadow Pipit (9); House Sparrow (27); Chaffinch (10) and Collared Dove (8) around the outbuildings and garden trees.

I chatted with one of the farm workers about the birds and discussion turned to the numbers of birders visiting the farm area. (This was something Bob H mentioned earlier while we were at Draycote). It was mentioned that the farmers were getting a little annoyed over cars being parked in the cattle shed area and indeed some cars had parked on growing crop fields. While the road is public, the land alongside is private and goodwill is thinning. It was also mentioned that occupants at the farm were concerned about birders looking towards their windows. The sensible option is too park near the derelict barn and walk. It would be a shame if goodwill was lost.

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