Having just finished a night shift, I did not go out until 1400, and decided to have a look at Napton Reservoir as Draycote would be "heaving" on a sunny Saturday. The water levels were very high and only a small number of common duck were seen. The only "excitement" was provided by two Ravens flying over, "honking" well. At least 50 Fieldfare and 30 Redwing were around the hedgerows.
With light fading, I decided to drive back through the "Grandborough Valley" in the hope of finding the Holy Grail as this area is reported well in other blogs. I of course found nothing!