Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Humphreston Farm area, Albrighton, Shropshire.

An evening walk.

I crossed the A41 and walked up towards the farm, on the way I picked up Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone) and Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
I next walked around to the big wood where I found a pair of Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax) putting the finishing touches to their nest in a tall Scot's Pine (Pinus sylvestris). In the same area I also found Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Dandelion (Taraxacum spp), Annual Mercury (Mercurialis annua), Blackthrorn (Prunus spinosa), English Oak (Quercus robur), Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Lesser Celendine (Ranunculus ficaria), Red Campion (Silene dioica), White Dead Nettle (Lamium album), Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Stock Dove (Paloma Zurita / Columba oenas), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), a singing Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris) and Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris).
On my back towards the farm I scanned the fields seeing 5 European Brown Hares (Lepus europaeus), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) and on the fields just passed the farm a mixed flock of 15+ Greylag (Ansar Común / Anser anser) and Canada Geese (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis) as well as several Mallards (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) in flight.

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