Saturday, 25 April 2020

Humphreston Farm area, Albrighton, Shropshire.

A slow loop around the fields.

7-spot Ladybird ( Coccinella septempunctata).
I crossed the A41 again and walked down to the first gate way, on the way I heard and saw Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis),
Brown Rat (Rata parda / Rattus norvegicus).
House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), 7-spot Ladybird ( Coccinella septempunctata), Common Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines), Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni), White Dead Nettle (Lamium album), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca), Dandelion (Taraxacum spp), Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum), Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), and a rather large Brown Rat (Rata parda / Rattus norvegicus).
Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca).
Out on the fields from the gate I could only see a single European Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus), Small White (Pieris rapae), Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) and down towards the farm Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Willow Warbler (Mosquitero Musical / Phylloscopus trochillus), Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus) and Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto).
Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus).
Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus).
Around towards the woodland I checked out another couple of gateways and had views of two more European Brown Hares and as I approched the wood I could hear the pair of Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax) cronking from the one of Scot's Pines (Pinus sylvestris) where they had built a nest right up in it's top. 
Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita).
Also in the wood I found Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria), Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris), Peacock (Aglais io), Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea),
Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum), Red Campion (Silene dioica) and Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna).
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).
I continued on around the lane back towards the A41 adding Common Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Greylag Geese (Ansar Común / Anser anser), Stock Dove (Paloma Zurita / Columba oenas) and Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes).
Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae).
I finished of by walking back to the farm and then back over the A41, on the way I found Rook (Graja /  Corvus frugilegus), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina) and back at the A41 on some Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) a Common Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina).
Ravens (Cuervo / Corvus corax).
Common Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines) male.
Common Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines) female.
Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus).
Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus).
Common Green Shieldbug (Palomena prasina).

1 comment:

Elise said...

You did better than me for Hare! Just one from that first gate on one occasion do far. Good to see the Ravens, we get them from the garden too, often being harassed by Carrion Crow. The Greylags are an interesting new addition locally, we’ve had as many as 13, and they too fly past the house quite regularly.