Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Draycote Water

With the sun shining and the possibility of a Lesser Scaup, Draycote Water was the place to be. Well, the sun shone but the wind chill negated its potential, but worse, after scanning the water for five hours, there was no sign of the Lesser Scaup.

The reservoir was rather quiet. Several Yellow Wagtails graced the perimeter, with an obvious passage of Skylarks and Meadow Pipits. Warblers included Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap. Four juvenile Ringed Plovers were in Rainbow. A female Shoveler was off the inlet, with Greater Black Backed Gull and Yellow Legged Gull. Meeting up with Bob H, our unproductive search for the Lesser Scaup continued. Two Ravens honked over Toft.

With limited opportunity to photograph any birds, attention was turned to butterflies with Comma and Small Copper being most obliging.

Small Copper

Small Copper

Comma

Comma


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Todays Sightings:

Blue Tit; Wood Pigeon; Kestrel; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Rook; Great Tit; Blackbird; Robin; Magpie; Green Woodpecker; Chaffinch; Skylark; Wren; Pied Wagtail; Goldfinch; House Martin; Swallow; Mute Swan; Coot; Dabchick; Great Crested Grebe: Tufted Duck; Cormorant; LBB Gull; Yellow Wagtail; Dunnock; Mallard; GBB Gull; Canada Goose; Blackcap; Teal; Lapwing; Jackdaw; Meadow Pipit; Grey Heron; Moorhen; Shoveler (f); Buzzard; Long Tailed Tit; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Gadwall; Coal Tit; Wigeon; Raven; Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Bullfinch; Yellow Legged Gull.

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