Well, what a surprise! Reports were coming in about a Spoonbill at Draycote Water! A mega local bird and one that is normally very difficult to see, even on the coast. I was soon on my way arriving in the carpark without full confirmation of its presence. Knowing Bob Hazell was already on site, it was while on the phone to him that a few choice words were uttered as he spotted the Spoonbill near the overflow. This was a first for me in Warwickshire, so I "ran" as fast as I could to the overflow, only being overtaken by two elderly ladies on zimmer frames en route. I managed to contact a number of local birders by mobile, giving very out of breath information, and I apologise if anyone was missed. The only downside to the morning was when two fishing boats did their best to disturb the birds without any thought for the pleasure of those on the bank enjoying the Spoonbill. Enough words, the images below reflect a sample of my efforts with many more on: http://www.kevingroocock.zenfolio.com
The "couldn't care less" fishermen who spooked the Spoonbill.