Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Daventry Country Park - Nothing Special!

A quick visit to Daventry Country Park this morning while Abigail had a shortened music practice. The pay & display machines are now working again with a fee of £2 per day. It was a mild and sunny morning, but the sun was in the wrong place making it difficult to scan the water. A Sparrowhawk constantly spooked the Lapwings and c300 Golden Plovers. A Green Sandpiper was on the west shore. Gulls included at least two Yellow Legged, Common, Black Headed, Lesser Black Backed, Herring and Greater Black Backed. Ducks included Wigeon, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, Tufted, Goldeneye and Goosander.

Frog Seat

High Water Marker!

Low Water Marker!


Black Headed Gulls



Todays Sightings:

Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Grey Heron; Canada Goose; Wigeon; Mallard; Shoveler; Teal; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Goosander; Goldeneye; Sparrowhawk; Pheasant; Coot; Green Sandpiper; Golden Plover; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Yellow Legged Gull; LBB Gull; GBB Gull; Wood Pigeon; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Wren; Robin; Blackbird; Goldcrest; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Coal Tit; Starling; Magpie; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Rook; Chaffinch; Goldfinch.

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