Monday, 12 December 2011

Day for Ducks

Pintail, Draycote Water, Warks.
Pintail, 3 of the 4 birds on site today

Pintail, a rather scruffy looking 1w

Red breasted Merganser

Red breasted Merganser

Dunlin

Monday 12th December 2011
Visited Draycote Water this morning. Despite the almost cloudless skies and light wind there were very few visitors around. I was joined by Francoise complete with bicycle, camera and off-piste skiing jacket, along Hensborough bank. She spotted a pair of Pintail straight away. Other Draycote regulars were in fine form as Bob and Keith had located the female Red breasted Merganser on Draycote Bank. I did manage to locate 4 Dunlin for myself, which were flying around with a flighty flock of Lapwing but Bob ended up Top birder for the day with a female Common Scoter on the opposite shore from the Sailing club.

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