Photo...Lesser Redpoll Marsh Lane (Midland Bird Images).
54 days now for the first winter darke Lesser Scaup at Draycote, also the drake Smew still at valve tower, Great Northern Diver and 23 Goosanders.Along Laundry Lane Alvecote the 2 x Firecrests are still showing on and off,and at Lea Marston a first winter drake Scaup can still be found viewed from roadbridge. At midday a Little Egret was on flooded water next to the railway line at Lea Marston. No sign today of the Common(Mealy)Redpoll at nearby Marsh Lane but a female Lesser Spotted Woody along the old road also Tree Sparrows , Lesser Redpoll and Brambling and on the reserve 3 drakes and a female Pintail on railway pool. And a (juv) Glaucous Gull in the roost at Coton this evening.(Birdguides).