Friday, 14 April 2017

Draycote Water :: 09 April 2017

Looking on Twitter in the morning I saw that @draycotebirding had spotted three Long-tailed titBN grebes in the evening following our morning visit - apparently not seen for almost a week then spotted after I'd been - good at hiding or just poor at finding them?!

Decided to have another go so dropped back into Draycote Water. Decided on a full circuit, this time anti-clockwise. Chiffchaff, blackcap were entertaining but not the target bird. Long-tailed tits loving the early morning sun as was song thrush and a pair of great spotted woodpeckers around the trees behind Biggin Bay.

Unbelievable ... another circuit and another dip on the BN grebe. ChiffchaffWorst still, a Lon-tailed duck dropped in later in the day. This early morning slot may not be ideal ...

Sightings today (34) included: black-headed gull, blackbird, blackcap, blue tit, canada goose, carrion crow, chaffinch, chiffchaff, common sandpiper, coot, cormorant, dunnock, fieldfare, gadwall, great crested grebe, great spotted woodpecker, great tit, greylag goose, jackdaw, lesser black-backed gull, long-tailed tit, magpie, mallard, moorhen, mute swan, pied wagtail, reed bunting, robin, rook, song thrush, starling, teal, tufted duck and woodpigeon.

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