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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Draycote Water - The Gloom got Gloomier!

The day showed promise so it was off to Draycote Water. Unfortunately, the promise was short lived and deteriorated into gloom which then became gloomier! Indeed, the dry morning soon became rather drizzly, but I persevered and walked the perimeter. Met up with Alan A on Hensborough Bank ( Alan can you contact me?). The drake Smew was off Farborough Bank with a large number of Goosander (40+). Shoveler numbers were up with four males and two females as were numbers of the expected duck species. The shoreline just before Lincroft Point held five Dunlin. Where are the Divers this year?

A list of sightings can be seen at the end of this post.

Drake Smew






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Todays Sightings:

Carrion Crow; Redwing; Wood Pigeon; Bullfinch; Blackbird; Chaffinch; Fieldfare; Black Headed Gull; Wren; Goldfinch; Cormorant; Mallard; Moorhen; Coot; Canada Goose; Teal; Tufted Duck; Pied Wagtail; Lapwing; Jackdaw; Dabchick; Great Crested Grebe; Gadwall; Goldeneye; LBB Gull; Goosander; Rook; Wigeon; Smew; Mute SWan; Shoveler; Common Gull; Great Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Robin; Magpie; Starling; Pochard; Dunnock; Dunlin; Siskin; Jay; Kestrel; Treecreeper; Goldcrest; Grey Heron; Green Woodpecker; Linnet; Greenfinch.

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