Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Draycote Water

A day off (!) so it was Draycote this morning, arriving at 0800 and walking the perimeter. Although the weather was "spring like", (I think even Max would have enjoyed!), there was still a "hint" of coolness on the exposed banks. Unfortunately the walk did not produce anything exciting so I concentrated on taking pics of commoner species. Met up with Bob H and Richard M near the valve tower and they were also struggling to find anything new (the fact that they caught me up indicates a complete lack of interesting birds!).

The wildfowl numbers were very low . On the water, two Great Northern Divers were still present and distant, a Yellow Legged Gull was found with the Lesser Black Backed and Herring Gulls. Raptor wise, Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk graced the skies. It was nice to get a year tick in the form of two Goldcrests near Grays Barn. No summer migrants as yet (they will wait until I am at work!).

A list of species below pics.

Pied Wagtail


Pied Wagtail

Great Crested Grebe

Tufted Duck


Grey Squirrel

Wood Pigeon

(More Images on my website - see link opposite)

Todays Sightings:

Chaffinch; Blackbird; Rook; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Robin; Great Tit; Dunnock; Greenfinch; Cormorant; Song Thrush; Coot; Tufted Duck; Goldeneye; Pied Wagtail; Great Crested Grebe; Magpie; Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Canada Goose; Dabchick; Grey Heron; GBB Gull; Mallard; Wigeon; Kestrel; Green Woodpecker; Teal; Common Gull; Blue Tit; Pochard; Long Tailed Tit; Wren; Moorhen; Bullfinch; Jackdaw; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Goldcrest; Gadwall; Goldfinch; Sparrowhawk; Buzzard; Great Northern Diver; Stock Dove; Herring Gull; Pheasant; Yellow Legged Gull.


Max Silverman said...

Kevin I bet it would have been too cold for me!!!

It's been very cold in the evenings at Marsh Lane trying for the Barn Owl.

Kevin Groocock said...

I was sweating well!

Really enjoyed your owls.