Week 10 at work proven to be a good week birds species numbers were up with highlights being Goldcrest, Siskin, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Nuthatch, see My Patch Highlights (Link). Work took away my Friday morning outing but I did manage a visit to Thurgory Lane to find Tree Sparrow.
The end of the week saw us again at Clumber Park to try and find the Great Grey Shrike that had been there for nearly two week the visit turned in to more of a walk with us not seeing the Shrike but I did manage to add Sparrowhawk, Mandarin and Green Woodpecker to the year list. Other birds of the day 4 Buzzards in the air together Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Nuthatch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Black Headed Gull, Mute Swan, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Goldcrest must be one of the hardest birds to get a photo of anybody whos done it well done, Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock, Wren and calling Tawny Owls (You can click the pics to make them larger).
Just reviewed the Clumber Great Grey Shrike (Sunday at 4pm) I now know were I went wrong after looking at various websites and the map again, yep we where on the wrong side of the road, will I get another chance?? the last one I saw was the Carsington Water bird back in December 2004 so long overdue to see another