Friday, 14 May 2010

Tetrad 1: Stannington

I was out early with LMcD to help with his Tetrad square around Stannington. The square covers all of Stannington Village, part of the river and some of the surrounding fields.

We started at the river where the Sand Martin colony had abandoned. The surrounding fields were also pretty poor with only a couple of Lapwing and a lot of Jackdaw.
It was a draw between Wood Pigeon and Jackdaw for most common bird.

Three different GS Woodpeckers in the village were one of the highlights as was the large number of Dunnocks. The only raptors were a Kestrel and a fly over Buzzard.
I was pleased to see a Red Squirrle behind the church.

On the way back we stopped at Arcot Pond were two Common Terns- Patch Tick, were on the dead wood in the middle of the pond.

We also stopped at Valley Park briefly which had a few Willow Warblers, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and a Sedge Warbler singing from the reed bed.

97 - Common Tern

The gateway into Stannington Church yard

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