An unexpected window of opportunity opened this morning! We are expecting delivery of a new cooker and the time frame given was anytime between 0700 and 1900. We were unable to track the delivery due to the website "experiencing difficulties", so a phone call narrowed the delivery slot to between 1300 and 1700. This gave me the opportunity to get out to Draycote Water in the hope of locating the two long staying Black Necked Grebes. With time not on my side, I decided to walk to Rainbow Corner and back. The Black Necked Grebes were (luckily) quickly located off Hensborough Bank, though distant. The rest of my walk gave me the opportunity to photograph a close group of Pochards off the outlet. Also, two very obliging Chiffchaffs had attached themselves to a group of Long Tailed Tits in the bushes near Rainbow Corner. Two Tree Sparrows were in the bushes near the new feeding station and three Buzzards graced the skies above. A short walk with some good birds! Back home and the cooker has still not arrived!
Black Necked Grebe
Long Tailed Tit