Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Draycote Water - 31st May 2014

Bee Orchid

Having just suffered a dull, damp and depressing week, weather wise, this morning looked promising, with forecasters suggesting a bright morning with sunny intervals. How wrong could they be? More like dull and grey! Perhaps the weather forecasters should just say "open the door / window and that's the weather!" Still, I had set the alarm for 0400hrs (shock to system!) and I was out on the bike at 0445 arriving at Draycote at 0515hrs. I kept telling myself that the early worm gets the birds - but again, I was wrong! It's also amazing, even at such an early hour, you are not alone at Draycote, with a few hardy foolish runners and bikers already there!

Best of the morning were a single Common Sandpiper, single Oystercatcher, single Common Tern and four Yellow Wagtails. I was actually surprised how dull it was, making images rather grainy but hey ho!

Common Sandpiper


Great Crested Grebe with breakfast

Bee Orchids



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