Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Draycote Water - 27th August 2014
Arrived at Draycote Water this morning before the gate had (officially) opened, meaning a wait until someone came along with the gate code, enabling me to sneak through before it closed again. I decided to walk to Toft and back with my 500mm. It was a pleasant sunny morning and some good birds gave themselves up!
A list of birds seen can be found at the end of this post but of note were: four Yellow Legged Gulls near the sailing boats; at least eight Yellow Wagtails along Farborough Bank; six Common Terns were on the fishing pontoons; six Little Egrets were in Toft Shallows; a Whinchat was below Farborough Bank, with two Tree Sparrows and two Meadow Pipits; a Lesser Whitethroat was in Toft; four Common Sandpipers flew into Toft and a Wood Sandpiper was at the end of Toft Bank before being flushed by a fishing boat.
Corvid v Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
Starling; Wood Pigeon; Rook; Blue Tit; Magpie; Robin; Carrion Crow; House Martin; Tufted Duck; Great Tit; Tufted Duck; Great Tit: Sand Martin; Green Woodpecker; Swallow; Mute Swan; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Pied Wagtail; Mallard; Greylag Goose; Cormorant; Moorhen; Yellow Legged Gull; Great Crested Grebe; Yellow Wagtail; Herring Gull; Common Tern; LBB Gull; Grey Heron; Little Egret; Pheasant; Canada Goose; Whinchat; Buzzard; Meadow Pipit; Swift; Dabchick; Wren; Chiffchaff; Lesser Whitethroat; Chaffinch; Tree Sparrow; Kestrel; Common Sandpiper; Whitethroat; Wood Sandpiper; Jackdaw.