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Monday, 26 April 2010

Draycote Water

I arrived at Draycote before the gate opened, which is later than it used to be, at 0800 (what happened to the 0700 opening?). I met up with Bob H on Farborough Bank, walking the perimeter, but finding it rather quiet after the weekends "finds". Farborough Bank held Wheatear and Sedge Warbler and distant views of the Great Northern Diver's. No sign of the Blue Headed Wagtail and only four Yellow Wagtails. Two Common Terns were seen around the water and a number of Swifts arrived and as quickly, disappeared!

Images of Willow Warbler near the Inlet:






Images of Wheatear on Farborough Bank:














Todays Sightings 0800 - 1400:

Rook; Song Thrush; Mallard; Chaffinch; Willow Warbler; Grey Heron; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Dunnock; Blue Tit; Blackbird; Wood Pigeon; Wren; LBB Gull; Blackcap; Chiffchaff; Pied Wagtail; Robin; Goldfinch; Tufted Duck; Great Crested Grebe; House Martin; Coot; Cormorant; Grey Lag Goose; Sedge Warbler; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Wheatear; Common Tern; Reed Bunting; Gadwall; Great Northern Diver; Magpie; Yellow Wagtail; Green Woodpecker; Canada Goose; Starling; Great Tit; Moorhen; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Swallow; Buzzard; Swift; Kestrel; Long Tailed Tit; Pheasant; Skylark.

2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

I was there yesterday in the morning.I got the Wheatear and possibly a shot of of a female blue headed Wagtail but this is debatable(Bob H thought it might be).Didn't stay long as nothing was about and it was a bit dull.

Nice shots again Kevin.

Kevin Groocock said...

It was rather boring, Max. We had high hopes for some good birds particularly after the weekend observations. Obviously the birds at Draycote like "busy" days!