Friday, 17 June 2011

QUAIL back at Sandon

A trip around the Sandon, Kelshall, Aswell, Bygrave area this morning produced the following :

Common Quail - 1 persistently calling bird from 12am in wheat field W of Claybush Lane opposite the first lay-by on the left travelling S from Ashwell to Bygrave.

European Turtle Dove - 2 flew E to W over the same road near The Knoll

Yellow Wagtail - pair feeding by the roadside on the Slip End to Ashwell road.

Meadow Pipit - 1 carrying food on Coombe Hill.

Lesser Whitethroat singing near Kelshall/Coombe Hill.

Only 1 singing Corn Bunting, but good numbers of Yellowhammer, Skylark and Whitethroat singing, plus the usual Red Kites, Buzzard, Kestrel, Goldfinch Chaffinch, Greenfinch etc.

Also a glorious display of poppies from the Coombe Hill Road !

Pete Waldron

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