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Saturday, 3 January 2009

Whitemoor Haye on 2nd January, 2009

I was unaware of this place until shown it by well-known Staffordshire birder, Dave Scattergood on a day last month when it rained torrentially and continually. I was, therefore, looking forward to a visit with (hopefully) some sunshine. In the event, the sun was sporadic, but I did have a great visit, with Bewick's Swan, Grey Partridge, Corn Bunting, Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, Siskin, Tree-Sparrow, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Buzzard and Kestrel all being seen. Most were not photographed or only record shots obtainable, but this has now become one of my favourite local sites.
Bewick's Swan
Bewick's Swan (juvenile)
Grey Partridge (record shot)
Reed Bunting (male)
Kestrel (female)

Corn Bunting

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