Thursday, 16 April 2020

Humphreston Farm area and in the Garden, Albrighton, Shropshire.

Out along the lanes for a quiet early morning stroll.

European Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus)-
I started off and once over the by-pass started to hear a few of the newly arrived summer migrants including Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and Willow Warbler (Mosquitero Musical / Phylloscopus trochillus). I continued on up to a gate way seeing Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs).
Common Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax).
Common Drone Fly (Eristalis tenax).
From the gate I scanned the distant crop edges and found several European Brown Hares (Lepus europaeus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula) and Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis).
Greylag Goose (Ansar Común / Anser anser).
I continued on passed the farm and down to the brook, on the way there were loads of insects in the sunny areas including this and many more Common Drone Flies (Eristalis tenax) and another species which remains unidentified.
Blackthrorn (Prunus spinosa).
In the same area I also had a small flock of Greylag Geese (Ansar Común / Anser anser) out on the fields and down by the brook Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica) and several Common Chiffchaffs
Peacock (Aglais io).
I turned round and retraced my way back along the lanes to the village, on the way had a singing Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus), Stock Dove (Paloma Zurita / Columba oenas), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris) and House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus).
I also had a male Common Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines), Peacock (Aglais io), Common Daisy (Bellis perennis), Wild Cherry (Prunus avium), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata),  White Dead Nettle (Lamium album), Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), Blackthrorn (Prunus spinosa), Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens), Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and Rabbit (Conejo / Oryctolagus cuniculus).
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus).
Once I was back at the house I set myself up in the Garden and added Small White (Pieris rapae), Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni), Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Green Woodpecker (Pito Real / Picus viridis) heard, Coal Tit (Carbonero Garrapinos / Parus ater) and Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus).

Peacock (Aglais io) in the garden.
Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula).
Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus).

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