Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Draycote Water

At last, a pleasant, sunny, December morning and where better to spend it than at Draycote Water.

Arriving about 0800, it was quiet with very little disturbance. The downside was that I was short of time, so I walked to Farborough Spit then back to the Inlet. Farborough was rather quiet but the west shore at the inlet held two drake and one duck Pintail, a female Red Breasted Merganser and around eight male and eleven female Goosander. The hedgerow below the Inlet held Reed Bunting, Bullfinch and best of all about fifty Yellowhammers.



Coot Congregation

Guardian of the Inlet!

Todays Sightings:

Great Crested Grebe; Dabchick; Mallard; Wigeon; Pheasant; Tufted Duck; Canada Goose; Goosander; Coot; Cormorant; Pintail; Lapwing; Black Headed Gull; Herring Gull; Grey Heron; Gadwall; Goldeneye; Kestrel; LBB Gull; Wood Pigeon; Teal; Mute Swan; Pied Wagtail; Common Gull; Wren; Redwing; Grey Lag Goose; Pochard; Long Tailed Tit; Robin; Blue Tit; Moorhen; Red Breasted Merganser; Dunnock; Magpie; Starling; GBB Gull; Green Woodpecker; Blackbird; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; House Sparrow; Goldcrest; Fieldfare; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Great Tit; Rook; Linnet; Yellowhammer; Bullfinch; Reed Bunting.

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