Saturday, 26 April 2008

Willington and Drakelow

Friday 25th April.

Continuing my good run at Uttoxeter Quarry, a visit after work produced:

2 Arctic Tern
3 Dunlin
1 Common Sandpiper
6 Oystercatcher

Saturday 26th April.

4 - 4 for the mighty Brewers today against Exeter. Now for the play-offs, and just two games away from Wembley. Surely it can't be done against Cambridge can it?

I spent a few hours before the game at Willington and Drakelow. Lovely day today, finally it felt like spring!

Quite a few butterflies along meadow lane must have thought the same thing. Plenty of Orange Tip and Peacock, plus a Green-Veined White and a Brimstone. A good selection of warblers along the lane as well now, including Lesser Whitethroat.

I really like the look of the work that's been done at Willington. With a total of 41 different species, they must think the same as well. In addition to the warblers, highlights included 5 Common Tern, calling Cuckoo, Redshank, Oystercatcher, 3 Buzzard, 6 Shelduck, 20 Cormorant.

A bit of a rush round Drakelow next, in order to get to the match. A good selection, not much out of the ordinary. The main highlight was a Raven perched on steelwork of the old power station site.

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