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Monday, 16 August 2010

Draycote Water

Asleep at his post! - Egyptian Goose


With all the good birds found at Draycote yesterday, while I was at work - (insert rude word ****), I decided that due to time restraints today, an early morning visit would be in order, to see what was left! Arriving at 0600, I was soon in Toft, in time to see two Greenshank's head off towards Rainbow Corner, but unfortunately not relocated on my yomp. A rather mobile Little Egret was also in Toft, but flew to Rainbow Corner and then settling with a second bird in the Grays Barn area. Toft and Farborough Bank held at least eight Yellow Wagtail's (with at least five others around the perimeter) and a Buzzard was seen near the overgrown scrape. The Egyptian Goose was found asleep in front of the closed visitor centre. Approaching the outlet, a Greater Black Backed Gull posed, with waders consisting of Lapwing, adult and juvenile Ringed Plover, juvenile Little Ringed Plover and a Dunlin. Four Common Tern's patrolled Hensborough Bank but little else of note. As I arrived back in Toft, a Spotted Flycatcher busied itself at the end of the boardwalk.

Little Egret

Little Egret

A rose between two thorns?

Greater Black Backed Gull


Greater Black Backed Gull

Greater Black Backed Gull

Common Sandpiper & Lapwing

Ringed Plover

Magpie with Breakfast

Goosander

Goosander


(More images on my website - see link opposite)



Todays Sightings (0600 - 0930):

Pied Wagtail; Wood Pigeon; Blackbird; Wren; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Green Woodpecker; Moorhen; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Tufted Duck; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Mute Swan; Dabchick; Goldfinch; Canada Goose; Chaffinch; Coot; Great Tit; Swallow; Robin; Grey Heron; Greenshank; Little egret; LBB Gull; Yellow Wagtail; Buzzard; Starling; Cormorant; House Martin; Egyptian Goose; Sand Martin; Teal; GBB Gull; Little Ringed Plover; Dunlin; Ringed Plover; Common Sandpiper; Common Tern; Blue Tit; Rook; Sparrowhawk; Jackdaw; Long Tailed Tit; Goldcrest; Willow Warbler; Gadwall; Spotted Flycatcher; House Sparrow.

4 comments:

Dave Hutton said...

You did better than me Kevin! I had 'Not a Lot' today

Kevin Groocock said...

What a difference a day makes? I suppose with clear skies everything made a move. I think I was lucky, getting there early - although, even at 0600 several joggers and cyclists were already doing their stuff!

Max Silverman said...

Good stuff Kevin.You did better than me as well at Brandon where I went.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Max.