Monday, 9 November 2015

Draycote Water 8/11/15

Well not been out for a while and agreed to go and help good friend Mark with his WEBS count at Draycote Water.
So after the 2 minute silence at 11 we stocked up on snacks and a drink and started our 5 mile walk clock wise around the reservoir,on reaching Hensborough bank we had a stop and Mark started to count the ducks and picked out 2 pair of Red crested Pochards,we carried on along to Saddle bank and Rainbow corner and Mark started to count again whilst I was intending to find the Greater Scaup whilst we was doing this a couple of birders asked what we had seen and wished us luck with finding the Scaup but within a couple of minutes of them leaving,I managed to pick it out with it's head tucked in sleeping managing a couple of shots and comparing it to the female Tufted ducks around we decided that was the bird.
We continued round to the start of Barn Bank picking out 3 Little Egret,2 female Pintail and 5 Goosander,we carried on around counting the various wildfowl and reaching the car park just in time as the rain started again,It was nice to see a decent number of Tree Sparrows.

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