Well, what a day! Another awful day weather wise and I was pleased that my car was booked in for its service, as I doubted going anywhere! That is until a phone call from Tim Marlow alerted me to a Wood Warbler at Draycote Water. Panic! No transport! I was becoming increasingly anxious with thoughts returning to the Roseate Tern (dipped) a few days ago. Eventually the garage phoned, all was well with the car so it was off to
sunny, well dull, drizzly and cold Draycote! News also included a summer plumaged Red Knot on Farborough Spit, but alas, despite looking long and hard, it was not seen. Meeting Dave Hutton and Bob Duckhouse (plus a few others), the Wood Warbler was silent, until a very quiet "trill" was heard and the bird was located. Unfortunately, the dullness of the day and the darkness of the woodland made photography a challenge, and the ISO was upped, which my camera does not like! The Wood Warbler was quite mobile, and of course it knew how to hide itself behind vegetation! Overall, i'm quite pleased with the following images, albeit rather grainy!
Of course, other birds caught my interest including Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Dunlin, Swallow and Wheatear. All in all, not a bad couple of hours birding (in the drought!).