Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29th Draycote Water

Great Northern Diver Draycote Water........Photo by Bob Hazell

Draycote seems to have lost the Lesser Scaup after nearly two months in residence. Along with Bob Hazell we searched extensively but no trace. Bob saw it yesterday so it may have gone overnight along with the male Smew which could not be located as well. Great-northern Diver still present and distant though Bob managed to get some good shots near valve tower on his walk round. Lesser Redpoll 5, Buzzard 2 Goosander 22 and Chiffchaff were the other highlights and duck numbers seem low.
Larger gulls came into roost late but managed first winter Iceland & Glaucous Gull found between 1630-1640pm before losing the light by 1700hrs. Three adult Yellow-legged Gulls and one first winter.

Richard Mays & Bob Hazell

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