Friday, 29 November 2013

Red breasted Merganser, Draycote Water

29th November 2013
Really dull, misty morning at Draycote Water. The pond was flat calm and it wasnt long before the female Red breasted Merganser was seen off the dam near the fishing boat pontoons. One or two Goldeneye were dotted about but no sign of the juv. Shag in this corner of the res. anyway. During a coffee at the centre I picked up a Tweet about 'some' Whooper Swan with 'some' White fronted Geese near Bretford. As Bretford and Kings Newnham were on the way back I stopped off to check out the report but unfortunately there was no further sign of the Whoopers or White fronts along Kings Newnham Lane only flocks of Mute swans and Canada geese.
Red breasted Merganser
Red breasted Merganser
Moth spp., Draycote W. any suggestions ?

1 comment:

  1. Bob. There are many better informed than me but I suspect the image is a "Winter Moth".