Tuesday, 31 May 2011

9.am-10.30 bright,NW,rather cool,nearing high tide.
Birds that I saw or heard this morning were 3 Shelduck,2 Mute Swans,2 Little Egret,7 Mallard,4 Cormorant,1 Kestral,50+ B H Gulls,2 Herring Gulls,4 Carrion Crows,8 Wood Pigeons,2 Collared Doves,1 Cuckoo,1 Pheasant,4 Goldfinch,3 Greenfinch,8 Linnets,3 Chaffinch,1 Dunnock,1 Wren,2 Great Tits,1 Blue Tit,10 House Martin,3 Common Swifts,60+ Starlings,20 House Sparrows,2 Common Whitethroats,3 Reed Warblers,1 Cetti`s Warbler,2 Blackcap,1 Nightingale (small wood at the northern end of the Common) 2 Grey Heron,2 Jackdaws,6 Magpies and 2 Blackbirds.
Still no sign of any Yellow Buntings.


  1. Hi Alan.
    Pity I didn't know you was ther today,I must have missed you. I was in the area at just before 11am. Still very quiet birdwise. I got caught in a short down pour so I called it a day.
    Nice Linnet photo.

  2. Hi Ken,I think we may have lost our Yellow Buntings on the Common,have you seen any this year.

  3. Hi Alan.
    I last saw Yellowhammer's on Halling Common on 22nd March this year.
    Lets hope their still around somewhere.