Two of four Buzzards
It feels like I have been at work constantly over the last two weeks so I decided on an early morning visit to Draycote Water to clear my head. Of course, I got it all wrong! The light was poor when I arrived and the water held very little. Four Buzzards over Farborough Bank were nice to see and the drake Smew obliged off the spit but remained distant. A Yellow Legged Gull loafed with a group of Common, Black Headed and Lesser Black Backed Gulls off Biggin Bay, where I later learned the Scaups were residing. My walk around the perimeter was quite rapid as there was little to loiter over. Meeting the Bumbling Bears later near Rainbow Corner reassured me that they were not doing any better with sightings! Even meeting Francoise (Scaup magnet) failed to draw the Scaup or any other interesting birds across to us.
Great Crested Grebe
Magpie; Chaffinch; Blackbird; Rook; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Jackdaw; Song Thrush; Wren; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Black Headed Gull; Mallard; Tufted Duck; LBB Gull; Cormorant; Coot; Goldeneye; Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Smew; Buzzard; Pied Wagtail; Goosander; Skylark; Pheasant; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Dunnock; Long Tailed Tit; Pochard; Wigeon; Teal; Gadwall; Moorhen; Redwing; Robin; Green Woodpecker; Common Gull; Goldcrest; Yellow Legged Gull; Lapwing; Kestrel.