Saturday, January 12, 2008

Janaury 12th 2008 Draycote Water

Photo (Midland Bird Images).
Red-necked Grebe located off outlet (S Seal) and showed well off farnborough or toft bank.
Lesser Scaup under willows of grays barn till mid-morning when it went back to its normal haunt off 2nd car park toft bay.
Smew male off valve tower
Great-northern Diver off draycote bank (P & L Price) was elusive. By dusk it was preening and feeding out in centre.
Redshank one flew down the flooded River Leam from hensborough bank.
Glaucous Gull first winter (Bob Hazell) briefly mid-morning appeared in roost(R Mays)
Yellow-legged Gull 10 adults & 4 first winters in roost
Caspian Gull 2 adults in roost
Iceland Gull adult in roost (R Mays)
also Buzzard 3, Kingfisher 2 Lesser Redpoll in biggen bay and 70+ Siskin in toft shallows

R Mays, S Seal ect all

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