Sunset at Draycote
Great Northern Diver
Gulls in pre-roost
Plenty of gulls in early winter roost
Just a very short blog from Draycote Water. Still needing to keep to hard paths for walking, my wife and I visited Draycote for a late afternoon walk on Saturday. Only armed with binoculars the visit was more about walking than the birding.
The sunset was a real treat but did make any photographs of the birds difficult. Sightings included a Great Northern Diver (observed in very fading light), 6 Goosander, 7 Tree Sparrow, a good selection of wildfowl including Goldeneye, Grey Wagtail, 2 Dunlin, 2 Bullfinches, Sparrowhawk, Great Crested & Little Grebes.
Thousands of gulls were pouring in to roost as we left however hunting through gulls with a fine tooth comb will need to wait for few week.