Monday 25 May 2020

Patshull Park, Badger, Beckburry, Ryton and Back.

Out on the bike again.

Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus).
I got on my bike and headed out of the village along New House Lane, on the way I started the list with Blackbird (Mirlo Común / Turdus merula), Common Starling (Estornino Pinto / Sturnus vulgaris), Wren (Chochin / Troglodytes troglodytes), Lesser (Curruca Zarcerilla / Sylvia curruca) and Common Whitethroat (Curruca Zarcera / Sylvia communis), Dunnock (Acentor Común / Prunella modularis), a nice male Pheasant (Faisán Vulgar / Phaisanus colchicus), Woodpigeon (Paloma Torcaz / Columba palumbus), Carrion Crow (Corneja Negra / Corvus corone), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Linnet (Pardillo Común / Carduelis cannabina) and several singing Skylark (Alondra Común / Alauda arvensis).
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella).
Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella).
I crossed the Shifnal road in to Boningale and then on to the road up to Patshul Estate, as I went through the village I picked up House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), House Martin (Avión Común / Delichon urbica), Common Magpie (Urraca / Pica pica), Robin (Petirrojo Europeo / Erithacus rubecula) and a nice male Bullfinch (Camachuelo Común / Pyrrhula pyrrhula).
Common Bluetail ( Ischnura elegans).
Common Bluetail ( Ischnura elegans).
I stopped a couple of times on the way up to the entrance to the Estate, once over looking some fields and again above a small pool adding Jackdaw (Grajilla / Corvus monedula), Stock Dove (Paloma Zurita / Columba oenas), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Common Moorhen (Gallineta Común / Gallinulas chloropus), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Long-tailed Tit (Mito / Aegithalos caudatus), Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), Mistle Thrush (Zorzal Charlo / Turdus viscivorus), Common Chiffchaff (Mosquitero Común / Phylloscopus collybita) and Blackcap (Curruca Capirotada / Sylvia atricailla).
Dames Violet (Hesperis matronalis).
Once in the park I headed past the house and down towards Lady Barbara's Pool, on the way I heard and saw Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Nuthatch (Trepador Azul / Sitta europaea), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Pico Picapinos / Dendrocopos major), Greylag (Ansar Común / Anser anser) and Canada Geese (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis).
Wall Mason Wasp (Ancistrocerus parietum)???????
I hid the bike near the dam which divided Lady Barbara's Pool and Church Pool, I walked out on to the dam and later walked around the pool, on the way I found Eurasian Coot (Focha Común / Fulica atra), Great Crested Grebe (Somormujo Lavanco / Podiceps cristatus), Raven (Cuervo / Corvus corax), Reed Warbler (Carricero Común / Acrocephalus scrpaceus), Black-headed Gull (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), a pair of Mute Swans (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor) with Signets. 
Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus).
I also saw Azure Damselfly (Coenagrion puella), Red-eyed Damselflies (Erythromma najas), Common Bluetail ( Ischnura elegans), Wall Mason Wasp (Ancistrocerus parietum),  Green-veined White (Pieris napi), Small White (Pieris rapae), Common Nettle (Urtica dioica), Dames Violet (Hesperis matronalis), Cuckoo Flower (Cardamine pratensis), Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum), Lesser Stitchwort (Stellaria graminea), Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus), Red Campion (Silene dioica), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), White Dead Nettle (Lamium album), Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus).
Procumbent Yellow-sorrel (Oxalis corniculata).
I next checked out the Church yard but the care of the place had slipped greatly and it was only being strimmed so all the stunning wildflowers that used to grow there were lost and I only found Ivy-leaved Toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis) and Procumbent Yellow-sorrel (Oxalis corniculata).
I got back on my bike and continued on through the estate to the far entrance and out on to the road to Badger, on the way I saw Yellowhammer (Escribano Cerillo / Emberiza citronella), Collared Dove (Tórtola Turca / Streptopelia decaocto), Common Chaffinch (Pinzón Vulgar / Fringilla coelebs) and Greenfinch (Verderón Común / Carduelis chloris).
Ivy-leaved Toadflax (Cymbalaria muralis).
The village was so full of people I just had a drink of water before pushing on, just out of the village I heard the first Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra) I had heard in the UK for some time but it was followed by another and in the end 5 in all.
I continued on through Beckburry, Ryton and then up to the Burnhill Green Road before dropping back down into the Village of Albrighton again, on the way I saw White Campion (Silene latifolia), Wood Forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica), Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Sparrowhawk (Gavilán Común / Accipiter nisus), Red-legged Partridge (Perdiz Roja / Alectoris rufa), Common Swift (Vencejo Común / Apus apus) and Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica).
Corn Bunting (Triguero / Emberiza calandra).
I made a quick stop at Green Pool but did not add anything to the list except for Amphibious Bistort (Persicaria amphibia).

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