Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Eyebrook Reservoir

My target bird today was the Green Winged Teal at Eyebrook Reservoir, which unfortunately had other ideas and despite several hours searching, eluded my efforts!

The best birding experience was a Peregrine that took a fancy to a Lapwing. The Lapwing, in flight, escaped the Peregrine, but the pair gave an aerial display lasting several minutes that fighter pilots would have been proud of!

Eyebrook at the moment is a great place for waterbirds with large numbers of Pintail, the Whooper Swan, and at least eight White Fronted Geese. It was great just scanning the waterfowl, in the hope of something special!

Waders included six Ruff, five Dunlin and a Green Sandpiper.

Overhead, Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel, Red Kite and Raven.

It was a great day bird watching but was not a good day for photography! Unfortunately, you cannot get close to the birds, but with low water, you are even further away!

Whooper Swan

White Fronted Geese

Todays Sightings:

Red Kite; Mute Swan; Wigeon; Cormorant; Mallard; Teal; Tufted Duck; Rook; Great Crested Grebe; Canada Goose; Magpie; Grey Lag Goose; Whooper Swan; Gadwall; Jackdaw; Goldeneye; Peregrine; Grey Heron; Pheasant; Pochard; Coot; Ruff; White Fronted Goose; Shoveler; Lapwing; Dunlin; Herring Gull; Black Headed Gull; Pintail; Carrion Crow; LBB Gull; Green Woodpecker; Green Sandpiper; Dunnock; Wren; Buzzard; Kestrel; Pied Wagtail; Red Legged Partridge; Common Gull; Wood Pigeon; Moorhen; Fieldfare; Robin; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Blackbird; Redwing; Raven; Starling; House Sparrow; Great Tit; Bullfinch; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Linnet.


Max Silverman said...

Some nice birds there Kevin.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Max. Eyebrook is a great water with a huge amount of water birds. Knocks spots off Draycote!