Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Draycote Water

Following my morning start at Napton, I decided to call in at Draycote for a walk to Toft and back. As I entered the car park at 1000, I received a text regarding a Blue Headed Wagtail off Farborough Bank so made this my priority. The Blue Headed Wagtail was soon located in the field of cows immediately below Farborough Bank along with at least ten Yellow Wagtail's, but remained too distant for any images. Along the shoreline, five Common Sandpiper's were observed but failed to settle. Above, Swallow's, Sand Martin's, House Martin's and my first for the year Swift's (7) were a pleasure to observe, and two Buzzard's soared. With few photographic opportunities, my attention was turned to the Great Crested Grebes, two of which kindly displayed.

Four of five Common Sandpiper's

(More Images on my website - see link opposite)

Todays Sightings 1000 - 1245:

Coot; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Wood Pigeon; Pied Wagtail; Willow Warbler; Black Headed Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Chaffinch; Blackcap; Rook; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Dunnock; Robin; Starling; Yellow Wagtail; Blue Headed Wagtail; Common Gull; Common Sandpiper; Cormorant; Swift; House Martin; Mute Swan; Sand Martin; Canada Goose; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Chiffchaff; Gadwall; Teal; Goldfinch; Wren; Magpie; Buzzard; Grey Heron.

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