Monday, 27 September 2010

County Year listing gets tough

Monday 27th Sept. 2010

Tiree or Draycote Water? Northern Parula or the possibility of seeing a Lesser Scaup ? No contest really. I passed up the chance of a trip to Argyll today so that I could stand in the rain at Draycote Water and look at Tufted Ducks all afternoon. I did see a Grey wagtail and a couple of Ringed plover but I cant say it was one of my more memorable visits to Draycote. I was pleased for Tony Shepherd though who texted me to say the Northern Parula was in the bag. Good on yer mate, 'Who dares wins' but Im not going to beat myself up about it. I'm more concerned about the Bonxie someone saw in Toft Bay. I spent most of the afternoon in Toft and didnt see a thing. Thats 2 good County year birds missed in as many days.


  1. Long way to go just for a Parula!!!

  2. They're all bonkers. Parula warbler: a nice year tick. I'd go for it if it was in Warks; not Staffs though.