Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Draycote Water - 24th December 2016

Great Northern Diver


Christmas in Rugby had been planned for some time but the untimely and sad death of my father overtook our plans, with his funeral yesterday. This was a very poignant and dignified celebration of his life. Today, however, I felt the need for some "me" time and a walk in the fresh air, and what better place to visit than Draycote Water. Despite being very busy with families out for pre-Christmas walks, it was good to renew my acquaintance with my old local patch. Good numbers of wildfowl were present with a late year tick of  Scaup plus Great Northern Diver and Grey Wagtail. The weather was mild but the light was challenging' rather grey was a good description!

Grey Wagtail



Goldeneye





Great Black Backed Gull


Mute Swan



Tufted Duck


A little bit of colour!



Goosander


Great Crested Grebe


Dabchick



Mallard



Cormorant


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