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
A collection of Siskin
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.