Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Draycote Water

Pochard / Tufted Duck

Having spent the morning painting the spare bedroom, I decided on a late afternoon walk at Draycote. Arriving at 1630, walked to the Valve Tower and back and leaving at 1915. A pleasant walk amassing 45 bird species.
The juvenile Black Tern was quite active, patrolling parallel to Hensborough Bank. Draycote Bank produce a single Wheatear and Dunlin close to the Inlet. The Goosander was still near the Valve Tower (asleep) and a single Grey Wagtail nearby. A Yellow Wagtail was spotted on the shoreline between the Sailing Club and the Visitor Centre and finally a juvenile Little Ringed Plover near the fishing pontoons.
Today's Sightings:
Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; House Martin; Coot; BH Gull; Mallard; LBB Gull; Pied Wagtail; Goldfinch; Swallow; Mute Swan; Black Tern (Juv); Gt Cr Grebe; Sand Martin; Gadwall; Lapwing; Tufted Duck; Shoveler; Buzzard; Dabchick; Pochard; Moorhen; Blackbird; Chiffchaff; Grey Heron; Wheatear; Dunlin; Chaffinch; Rook; Magpie; Goosander; Grey Wagtail; Pheasant; Green Woodpecker; Robin; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Wren; Little Ringed Plover (Juv); Yellow Wagtail; Cormorant; Stock Dove; Greenfinch; Herring Gull.


Max Silverman said...

Your shots are getting very good

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you, Max. I try to please! (sometimes!!!).