Thursday, 30 September 2010

Two for the price of one

Lesser Scaup, Draycote Water

Yellow wagtail

Ruff with Dunlin

Thursday 30th Sept. 2010

It had to be the Big pond today. I was determined to get the Lesser Scaup in the bag if it took all day. In the event I found it straight away in exactly the same place it was reported yesterday. It wasn't completely straight foward though as when I arrived at Draycote Water it was shrouded in heavy mist. As I walked round to Hensborough bank the mist lifted. Most of the Duck were reasonably close to the shore and it didn't take too long to pick out the Lesser Scaup (169). There were also a few waders round the overflow channel: 7 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin. A Ruff also put in an appearance later in the day. I met up with Richard Mays and we noted a significant number of Skylarks flying over.
On Farborough and Toft banks there were a number of Yellow wagtails still a few Meadow pipits and 2 Rock pipits (170).
No. of species reported in Warwickshire in 2010 = 192

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