Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Draycote Water

Whinchat


A brief morning visit to Draycote Water with Heather, to get her a few year ticks, saw us walking to Toft Shallows and back. At least the sun shone and it was pleasantly warm. As we were passing the boat trailer park below Farborough Bank, a male Whinchat showed distantly and into direct sunlight! At the time, I did not realise that this was my first Whinchat in Warwickshire! Unfortunately, it showed well in bins and scope but failed to come close enough for the camera.





There was very little else of note, other than five Wheatear on Farborough Bank. Very little duck numbers but a female Goldeneye was feeding well in Toft Bay. A list of sightings can be found at the end of this post.


Pied Wagtail


Song Thrush





Wheatear









Todays Sightings:

Great Crested Grebe; Mallard; Coot; Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Kestrel; Greylag Goose; Swallow; Pied Wagtail; Wood Pigeon; Swift; Cormorant; Whinchat; Dunnock; Common Gull; Wheatear; Mute Swan; Tufted Duck; Blackbird; Moorhen; Garden Warbler; Chiffchaff; Sand Martin; House Martin; Whitethroat; Canada Goose; Great Tit; Song Thrush; Treecreeper; Robin; Goldeneye; Willow Warbler; Magpie; Chaffinch; Rook; Pheasant; Wren; Blackcap; Blue Tit; Starling; Jackdaw; Greenfinch; Carrion Crow; Goldfinch; Linnet; Reed Bunting.

4 comments:

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Kevin both here and on the posts since my last visit. Well done on the Whinchat, I've never seen one.

Kevin Groocock said...

Thank you Jan. The Whinchat was a complete surprise! I'm really pleased that you are still enjoying my Blog.

Mike Attwood said...

Nice day Kevin with some cracking shots too.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Mike - it was certainly better than of late and nice to see the Sun!