Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Draycote Water





Pied Wagtail

I must be unlucky? Arrived at Draycote at 0815 in glorious sunshine and because I am not yet used to warmth here, was somewhat overdressed and sweating buckets. Decided that as I had painting duties at home (with no motivation and with as much skill as a Hippo performing balet) to only walk to Toft and back. Again, my hoped for Summer Migrants to increase my year list were taking a vacation at other sites! Todays list only totalled 37 bird species. The best of which were Sedge Warbler, Snipe, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Swallow, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail, distant Great Northern Diver, and a group of Little Gulls (my only year tick today). Exact locations are not being stated as the breeding season is under way. Met up with Richard, Bob and Francoise on Farborough Bank and they were not faring any better.
Back to work tomorrow (0700/1900) so very few opportunities to get out until Sat / Sun.

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