Sunday, 27 November 2016

Sunset at Draycote Water

Sunset at Draycote
Great Northern Diver
Grey Wagtail
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.

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