Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Common as Duck! An hour at Napton Reservoir

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!

Coot

Coot

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck

Mallard

Mallard

Mallard

2 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos Kevin. They may not be particularly unusual birds but I think it is all too easy to overlook the more 'ordinary' ones just because they are so familiar.

Kevin Groocock said...

Many thanks. I agree, ShySongbird - I am happy sitting on the bank waiting to get a bird in a more interesting pose, common or scarce.