Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

Peregrine, Dordon fields

Golden plover, initially a small flock of 9 was joined by another flock of 15

Golden plover

Christmas Eve

A short walk over the fields at Dordon produced a pair of Peregrine falcon and a flock of Golden plover.

Sunday 1st January 2012

After a suberb late full english cooked by our hosts for New year's eve in Leamington, a bit of a gentle stroll round Draycote on the way home seemed a sensible thing to do. Jan and I walked round to the valve tower. I kept an eye out for the Red breasted Merganser and Shag but to no avail. There were 40 or so Goosander and then a white winged Gull was picked out just off the over flow channel. What a great start to the New year's birding, crackin views of an adult Iceland Gull. We continued along towards the Valve tower but only saw a single Little Egret. By the time we got back to the overflow there was no sign of the Gull but a motor boat had been driving around for no apparent reason, flushing birds as it went.

1 comment:

  1. And a Happy New Year to you Bob.. I hope 2012 is kind to you.