Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Whitacre Heath.

Having done the early morning shopping on Tuesday and seeing it was going to be a nice day I decided to go to Whitacre Heath.The plan was to avoid the feeder hide and to try and get some Chiffchaff shots (not got any this year they will not stay still for me) and to try and see the elusive LS Woody (fat chance).

It was very pleasant walking round the woods but by lunchtime all I'd got to show for my efforts was a shot of a mouse (field mouse?) and a crappograph of a Chiffchaff.

After a bit of lunch in the car park I went back to the main pool hide and joined up with Jeff,Brian and Adrian hoping to see the LSW that apparently visits this area.We hadn't seen anything of note after half an hour and the chat was flowing well when I of all people saw a movement to the left of the hide on the reeds and after checking it with the bins was able to shout out "Got the lesser spotted".

Pics not great as it was a bit far off for my lens but chuffed to bits finding it.


Dave Hutton said...

Your mouse is a 'Bank Vole' Max

Max Silverman said...

Cheers Dave.No one in the hide knew what it was.