Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Feb 19th.

Lesser Scaup (1w drake) Draycote Water....Photo (Midland Bird Images).

35 Golden Plover feeding off Curdworth Lane Wishaw (G Williams).And the ever present drake Lesser Scaup still at Draycote and Curlew flew through,(B Duckhouse). Two Firecrests seen again today along Laundry Lane Alvecote also Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.At Brandon the Bittern was seen flying over newlands and a Barn Owl in the sheep fields,also noted 3 Water Rail, 2 Cettis Warblers, 4 Siskin, 2 Shelduck and a Oystercatcher on the golf course. Two adults and a first winter Med Gull were in the roost at Draycote this evening, also noted their were Little Owl and 16 Goosanders.(R Mays).

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