Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Draycote Water

Female Goosander


A rare day off on a sunny, cool, frosty morning had me arriving at Draycote Water before the crowds arrived, for a walk to Toft Shallows and back. Bird wise, nothing exceptional but good to see the wildfowl close in and in good numbers on the now rising water levels. It was not until I arrived in Toft that I was able to add Siskin to my year list. The waters edge was still iced over, but the motion of the water and rising temperatures provided a very unusual tinkling sound as it began to crack. Very little else to report, I offer up a few images and a day list can be found at the end of this post.

Great Crested Grebes

Pochard

Pochard

Wigeon

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck

Teal

Gadwall

Gadwall


 A collection of Siskin











Todays Sightings:

Magpie; Robin; Rook; Wood Pigeon; Greenfinch; Blackbird; Fieldfare; Redwing; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; Great Tit; Chaffinch; Blue Tit; Dunnock; Coot; Tufted Duck; Wigeon; Mallard; Goosander; LBB Gull; Pochard; Great Crested Grebe; Teal; Gadwall; Lapwing; Pied Wagtail; Canada Goose; Goldeneye; Cormorant; GBB Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; Green Woodpecker; Grey Heron; Jackdaw; Siskin; Goldfinch; Greylag Goose; Grey Wagtail; Dabchick; Kestrel; Song Thrush; Buzzard.

4 comments:

Mike Attwood said...

You have been busy Kevin. Now I know where all the birds have gone.

Kevin Groocock said...

Could do with something special turning up! You see, it will in the next three days while i'm at work!

Alan Pavey said...

Great set of pics Kevin and nice selection of species for your visit.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Alan.