Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Draycote Water

After a misty start (see post below), the conditions improved into a glorious autumnal day! Unfortunately, the birds present did not hold any surprises, but it was nice to be out on s sunny day for a change.

Farborough Bank held a number of Reed Buntings flitting on the rocks with Meadow Pipits and Pied Wagtails. Once the mist cleared, Toft Bay held Pochard (4), Goldeneye (3), Shoveler (1), amongst the usual Gadwall, Tufted Ducks and Wigeon and Common Gull (1). Four Buzzards were seen over the valley towards Birdingbury and an adult Yellow Legged Gull loafed on the inlet. A further two Goldeneye were off the inlet. While watching the Buzzards, I became aware of a group of duck circling over the sailing boats. I was pleased to confirm them as nine Pintail (three drakes), they circled five times before heading over towards Thurlaston and being lost to view.


Long Tailed Tit

Long Tailed Tit


Carrion Crow



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Todays Sightings:

Black Headed Gull; Starling; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Magpie; Rook; Chaffinch; Wren; Blackbird; Robin; Kestrel; Pied Wagtail; Blue Tit; Meadow Pipit; Pheasant; Moorhen; Coot; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Cormorant; Dabchick; LBB Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; Reed Bunting; Gadwall; Teal; Jackdaw; Goldeneye; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Shoveler; Pochard; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Lapwing; Common Gull; Dunnock; Wigeon; Jay; Grey Heron; Skylark; GBB Gull; Mute Swan; Pintail; Buzzard; Yellow Legged Gull.

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