Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

"Happy Families" at Draycote Water - 2nd July 2014

Mallard
 
Ian and I did not really expect to find anything "special" at Draycote Water this morning so were not too disappointed when we didn't! Arriving just after 0700hrs, it was cool but warming rapidly which continued to "very hot"! I do not really do hot and was pleased to be travelling "light" choosing to use my 400mm prime lens! A list of sightings for today can be found at the end of this post but my concentration was taken with the many family groups of various species.

Great Crested Grebe Family (and a LARGE meal!)







Who can resist a Mallard?






Juvenile Yellow Wagtail




Todays Sightings:

Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Mute Swan; Coot; Tufted Duck; Magpie; Mallard; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Wagtail; Pied Wagtail; Cormorant; LBB Gull; Wren; Whitethroat; Swift; Yellow Wagtail; Black Headed Gull; Little Egret; Yellow Legged Gull; Greylag Goose; Common Tern; Blackbird; Song Thrush; Green Woodpecker; Common Sandpiper; Gadwall; Great Tit; Jackdaw; Moorhen; Dabchick; Chaffinch; Reed Bunting; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Robin; Chiffchaff; Goldfinch; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Bullfinch; Dunnock; Blackcap; Starling; Pheasant; Yellowhammer; Skylark; Rook; Canada Goose; Swallow; House Martin.

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