Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Pebble Brook Trail, Albrighton, Shropshire.

A nice hour or so out on the fields near the village.

Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus).
I started off down the first part of the track towards the Bluebell wood finding Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Common Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines), Small White (Pieris rapae), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), White Dead Nettle (Lamium album), Wild Cherry (Prunus avium), Lesser Celendine (Ranunculus ficaria) and Annual Mercury (Mercurialis annua).
Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus).
Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus).
Through the gate there were several Speckled Woods (Pararge aegeria), Peacock (Aglais io), Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Willow Warbler (Mosquitero Musical / Phylloscopus trochillus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Blue (Herrerillo Común+3 / Parus caeruleus), Great (Carbonera Común / Parus major) and a nice confiding Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla) and Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis).
Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus).
Across the stream I climbed up and then dropped down to Woodhouse Lane, on the way seeing Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citronella), Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), a calling Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae), Green-veined White (Pieris napi), Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) and in the area around the wood Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Common Daisy (Bellis perennis), Dandelion (Taraxacum spp), Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) and along the lane by the farm Goldcrest (Regulus regulus).
Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis).
On the road side bank I found Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Blackthrorn (Prunus spinosa), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Red Campion (Silene dioica), Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum) and Lords and Ladies (Arum maculatum).
Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes).
As I headed back towards the stream I boosted the list with Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina), Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa), Pink Purslane (Claytonia sibirica) with a 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata) sat in the one flower, Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) and Brimstone (Gonepteryx rhamni).
Common Orange-tip (Anthocharis cardamines).
I continued on back to the village and the house but only added Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus) and Stock Dove (Paloma Zurita / Columba oenas).
Chilled Lamb.
Pink Purslane (Claytonia sibirica) with 14-spotted ladybird (Propylea quatuordecimpunctata).
Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citronella).
Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citronella).
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria).
Speckled Wood (Pararge aegeria).


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