Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Draycote Water

Back to local birding with a walk around Draycote this morning. To say that it was quiet is an understatement! Only birds of note were three Little Ringed Plovers between Hensborough Bank and Rainbow Corner. It was also pleasing to see a family group of five Stoats on the rocks below Hensborough Bank.

It is good to see that the House Martins have not been too badly disturbed by the fishermen using the "new" fishing lodge. It is disappointing that the signs requesting people to avoid disturbing the birds on the north shore have been removed, no doubt to accomodate the bank fishermen.

Pied Wagtail

 Some of the Stoat family

Todays Sightings:

House Sparrow; Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Greenfinch; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Wren; Swallow; House Martin; Jackdaw; Blackbird; Tufted Duck; Magpie; Swift; Blackcap; Blue Tit; Mallard; Coot; Mute Swan; Song Thrush; LBB Gull; Green Woodpecker; Robin; Moorhen; Whitethroat; Great Crested Grebe; Great Tit; Pied Wagtail; Starling; Canada Goose; Dunnock; Chiffchaff; Reed Bunting; Willow Warbler; Black Headed Gull; Little Ringed Plover; Skylark; Kestrel; Grey Heron; Cormorant; Rook; Pheasant.

Stoat (5).


ShySongbird said...

Oh wow!! Those Stoat photos are to die for Kevin. Really beautiful. I particularly like the first and last.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, ShySongbird - five in total! I've never seen so many at once! Glad I did or I would have no pics to publish!

Mike Attwood said...

Excellent stoat pics.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Mike. Never had the "opportunity" to get this close before. Magic!