Sparrowhawk, in the garden
Fancied a change of scenery so ventured to Draycote Water this morning. There is a good deal of work going on there at the moment and the water level is very high. It was also pretty wild, the Smew was being tossed about in the waves and the few windsurfers were having a great time, I think. Even in a strong wind it must get a bit boring going backwards and fowards,backwards and fowards till your arms ache and then you have a rest and then go backwards and fowards again! Mind you it wasnt exactly exhilarating birdwatching. The 2 Black necked Grebes were nowhere to be seen and there were very few ducks. Goldeneye numbered 20+ and there was a small flock of Wigeon. Birds of the day were a Raven and a few Tree sparrows near the new feeder.
Hi,I've lived and worked in Warwickshire all my life, now retired my lifelong interest in wildlife is now my main hobby. Birding in particular both local, national and in the Western Palearctic region is a major interest. I am very happily married to Jan and have two great kids Rachel and Paul,and 2 beautiful grandchildren
Birding lists(All BOU),
Old Warks 255,
Western Palearctic 730.(Netfugal)