Thursday, 30 June 2011

Yellow legged Gull, Draycote Water
Yellow legged Gull

Little ringed Plover

Common Sandpiper


Clouded Border, Kingsbury Water Park

Marbled White, good numbers at Draycote Water

Ringlet,widespread and abundant

Common Whitethroat, Fishers Mill

A young Long tailed Tit in Black and White

Thursday 30th June 2011

All very quiet on the Birding and Mothing fronts, and I cant work up much enthusiasm for trapping the same moths as last year or photographing the same Butterflies and Damselflies I've photographed many times before, beautiful as they may be. I could of course be developing my photographic techniques but then I use photography as a means of recording what I see not as an end in itself. Had a brief wander round the Fishers Mill area of the Tame valley yesterday though, good to see the well vegetated areas alive with tit and warbler fledglings but the only other birds of note was the 20+ flock of Stock Doves in the Cow field.

Today I had a long overdue visit to Draycote Water. Not too many folk about but there were a few black clouds looming. A sub adult Yellow legged Gull on the shore line and a single Common Tern was a good start followed by a pair of Grey Wagtails along Draycote Bank. A single Cormorant flew over high but not much else in the sky except House Martins and Swifts. In Biggin bay a party of 6 Common Sandpipers were feeding on the water's edge. The only other waders seen were 3 Little ringed Plovers in Toft Bay.

1 comment:

  1. Super collection Bob,fantastic Marbled white,still waiting to see my first.