The first winter drake Lesser Scaup still present in toft at Draycote Water now into its 30th day, will it still be there on Jan 1st. Also present the drake Smew and 10 Goosanders. The Firecrest was calling and showing well half way along Laundry Lane Alvecote late afternoon.(Birdguides).Also at nearby Marsh Lane the Common (Mealy) Redpoll still present along the old road and causing a lot of debate over its ID.
Also c30 Pink-footed Geese (2 small flocks) flew over A45 Stonebridge island heading towards Marsh Lane but were not seen there. (J. Judge)