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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Draycote Water was very quiet this morning

A very pleasant walk of the perimeter was made in mild and sunny conditions, meeting Bob D, Francoise F, Alan A, and a couple of other birders who I know by face but unfortunately not by name! The positive really stops now as Draycote had very little to offer with the lowest number of birds for some time.

Two Golden Plovers were in the field below Farborough Bank and a lone Redshank flew along the Bank, constantly disturbed. Wildfowl numbers seemed low with Tufted Duck dominating, Wigeon, Gadwall, Pochard and Goldeneye (7). A solitary Common Sandpiper was by the inlet. I could not turn anything else into anything special and include a day list at the end of this post.


Redshank


Tufted Duck


Mallard


Pochard




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Todays Sightings:

Kestrel; Carrion Crow; Wood Pigeon; Starling; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Jackdaw; Long Tailed Tit; Robin; Great Tit; Dabchick; Canada Goose; Tufted Duck; Pied Wagtail; LBB Gull; GBB Gull; Lapwing; Cormorant; Teal; Meadow Pipit; Black Headed Gull; Moorhen; Coot; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Golden Plover; Magpie; Wigeon; Redshank; Goldfinch; Grey Heron; Common Gull; Wren; Dunnock; Gadwall; Blackbird; Redwing; Rook; Goldcrest; Green Woodpecker; Mute Swan; Fieldfare; Common Sandpiper; Goldeneye; Pochard.

2 comments:

Max Silverman said...

It was desperately quiet when I went last week Kevin but I believe there is a Slav. Grebe there today.

Kevin Groocock said...

Yes, got the message about the Slav. this afternoon. I have decided that from now on, I am not going to "chase" any sightings and will just see what unfolds when I am out. If I only see Tufted Ducks and Robins then so be it!