Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Draycote Water - ALMOST a repeat of yesterday!

Manx Shearwater

An afternoon short walk to Farborough Spit and back produced most of the birds recorded yesterday, but with perhaps better views. Medicaly, I have been advised to get outside in the fresh air and do the things that I enjoy to pave the way for my return to work.

It was good to touch base again with the Manx Shearwater that obliged by coming in quite close. Waders on Farborough Bank included a Turnstone, a Common Sandpiper, c15 Dunlin, a Ruff, two Greenshank, two Ringed Plovers, three Little Ringed Plovers, one Little Stint and one Knot. New for me today were two Little Gulls and a Curlew Sandpiper. At least three Swifts were overhead, around twelve Yellow Wagtails and two Wheatears.

Manx Shearwater

Under Attack!

Under Attack!



Little Stint


Curlew Sandpiper


Max Silverman said...

Some great shots Kevin.Where did you get the Manxie from?

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Max. The Manx was off Farborough Bank about 100yards on the visitor centre side of the spit. It is thought that this was a different bird from the 7th with a possible 3rd reported as being eaten by a Greater Black Backed Gull!