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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.
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Bewick's Swan
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Bewick's Swan (juvenile)
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Grey Partridge (record shot)
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Reed Bunting (male)
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Kestrel (female)
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Corn Bunting

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