Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Draycote Water (In the Gloom!)

Great Northern Diver

Typical! Draycote Water was not in a "happy" mood this morning! It was very gloomy with mist making everything seem very grey and unwelcoming. The purpose of my visit was to touch base with the Great Northern Diver and Long Tailed Duck that seem happy with their residence! The Great Northern Diver was very obliging, staying close to Farborough Bank. The Long Tailed Duck, however, was very distant - not helped by Bob Hazell informing me that while I was getting up close to the Diver, the Long Tailed Duck was close off Farborough Spit, about 100yds from where I was standing!

Great Northern Diver





Pied Wagtail



Just to add some colour to an otherwise "grey" morning -

Mallard



Fieldfare




And then, when I arrived home, the sun shone!

2 comments:

Central Birder said...

Hi Kevin, you nailed it, great shots even though it was gloomy!

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Steve - as it "brightened" the Diver swam out to the centre!