Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Donington and Albrighton Nature Reserve, Shropshire.

A couple of hours walk under cloudy skies.

Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes).
I walked through the village down to the Reserve and started by checking the stream and had rief views of a Grey Wagtail (Lavandera Cascadena / Motacilla cinerea) as it flushed as I looked over the bridge, also had Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula) and Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major). 
Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).
Up on the side of the pool there were the usual Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos) and a pair of Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus) with at least 3 youngsters.
Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi).
Along the side of the pool I added Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris), Agimony (Agrimonia eupatoria), Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris), Common Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), Dove`s-foot Crane`s-bill (Geranium molle), Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) and Green Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens).
Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).
I dropped down to the smaller pool and walked around it passing St Cuthberts well, on the way I had a Goldcrest (Regulus regulus) in one of the many old English Yew (Taxus baccata) trees, a male Bullfinch (Camachuelo Común / Pyrrhula pyrrhula) in the small scrubby trees along the road and a Common Treecreeper (Agateador Norteño / Certhia familiaris).
Three-cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum).
Out on the meadow I saw Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Blue Tit (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo) and heard Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major). 
Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis).
Plants included Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis), Dandelion (Taraxacum spp), Ground Ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum), Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris), Pendulous Sedge (Carex pendula), Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi), Red Campion (Silene dioica), Three-cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum) and Common Daisy (Bellis perennis).
On the woodland trail I saw a female Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla), Song Thrush (Zorzal Común / Turdus philomelos), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca).
I walked back up through the meadow and out on to the road up to the Church, on the way I had Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea), Red Dead-nettle (Lamium purpureum), White Dead Nettle (Lamium album) and Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) before heading back to the house.
Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula).
Three-cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum) and Dung Fly Species.
Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula).

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