Friday, September 16, 2016

For those about Rock/Bird we salute you.

Saturday 4th June, and it was of to the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic stadium, Tracey and I were meeting our three sons up there, for the AC/DC concert with Axl Rose on lead vocals.

Tuesday 7th June and after completing a call in Derby, I drove to the RSPB reserve Old Moor near Barnsley South Yorkshire. Hoping to see the Little Bittern, as this would have been a new bird for me. Whilst in the hide it was seen twice, and yes I missed it both times, I didn't feel so bad as I wasn't the only one. I did see:Little grebe, Great crested grebe, Cormorant, Bittern, Little egret, Grey heron, Mute swan, Canada goose, Mallard, Tufted duck, Kestrel, Pheasant, Moorhen, Coot, Lapwing, Black-headed gull, Common tern, Stock dove, Woodpigeon, Collared dove, Sand martin, Swallow, Blackbird, Reed warbler, Willow warbler, Magpie, Carrion crow, Chaffinch & Reed bunting.

Thursday 9th June and as I had no calls for work, I headed to Acres Down New Forest, where I added HONEY BUZZARDWOODCOCK and SPOTTED FLYCATCHER.

Then it was of to Martin Down for TURTLE DOVE and CORN BUNTING


Monday 13th June, woke up early so went to Yateley common for a quick walk before headed down to Bournemouth for work, had great views of NIGHTJAR and found a dead Mole.


Wednesday 15th June after after finishing my call in Bristol, I drove to RSPB reserve Cwm Clydach Glamorgan, for DIPPER.


Friday 17th June, went to Yateley common around 06:00 with the dogs for a good walk around, leaving around 08:30, noted the following:Black-headed gull, Woodpigeon, Green woodpecker, Great spotted woodpecker, Woodlark, Wren, Robin, Stonechat, Blackbird, Song thrush, Dartford warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Blue tit, Jay, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch & Linnet.


Wednesday 29th June Tracey and I went to Heart perform at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.