Carrion Crow - Trying to look pretty!
It has been sometime since I visited Draycote Water (for birding), so decided to walk the perimeter. Arrived at 0700 and amassed 54 bird species before leaving at 1100. Weather was mild but cloudy and a few sunny intervals and the wind was quite light. Unfortunately, not a lot to get excited about - I think I need a pair of special bins!!! As I was driving into the country park, a pair of Shelduck flew over towards the water, but I was not able to locate them on my walk. Although it is half term, it was not too busy but the fishermen were out in hordes and at one point I almost got hooked by an over zealous cast off the inlet! At the end of my walk I was looking forward to an early lunch but the refreshment van was not in its usual place. I eventually found it in the country park, near to where I had parked and felt duty bound to partake of a bacon & egg roll.
Carrion Crow; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Wren; Rook; Chaffinch; Shelduck; Dunnock; Goldfinch; Robin; Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Bullfinch; Coot; House Martin; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Mute Swan; Great Crested Grebe; Pied Wagtail; Song Thrush; Canada Goose; Cormorant; Magpie; Swift; Jackdaw; Lapwing; Grey Wagtail; Gadwall; Moorhen; Whitethroat; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Swallow; Greenfinch; Blackcap; Grey Heron; Blue Tit; Treecreeper; Green Woodpecker; Starling; Garden Warbler; Common Tern; Mistle Thrush; Stock Dove; Reed Bunting; Kestrel; Pheasant; LBB Gull; Skylark; Yellowhammer; Black Headed Gull; Buzzard.