Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Monday, 15 March 2010

Woodland Birds - Whitacre Heath

I do not get to Whitacre Heath very often (last visit two years ago!), so for a change, decided to make it my destination for today and spent four hours walking the reserve and sitting in the feeding station hide. The warm sunshine made for a very pleasant stroll and the appearance of a female Lesser Spotted Woodpecker near the feeder hide path was a three year tick!

The paths were not as muddy as I last remember and I solved the mystery of the the fifth hide! So far, on my previous visits, I have only found four of the hides at the flashes, feeding station, scrape and main pool. Literature about the reserve refers to five hides, and today, I found the river pool hide, a void has been filled!


Uneven swing? Great Spotted Woodpecker with Great Tit

Do you come here often? Blue Tit

Great Tit

Female Bullfinch

Willow Tit


Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll

Blue Tit

Reed Bunting

(More images on my website - see link opposite)

Todays sightings:

Reed Bunting; Wren; Robin; Rook; Carrion Crow; Grey Heron; Green Woodpecker; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Blackbird; Oystercatcher; Goldfinch; Pheasant; Buzzard; Song Thrush; Magpie; Dunnock; Mallard; Stock Dove; Kestrel; LBB Gull; Long Tailed Tit; Lesser Redpoll; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Lesser Spotted Woodpecker; Chaffinch; Willow Tit; Bullfinch; Grey Lag Goose; Jay; Teal; Coot; Shoveler; Dabchick; Tufted Duck; Moorhen; Cettis Warbler; Jackdaw; Black Headed Gull; Wigeon; Greenfinch; Skylark.

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