A round up of the past few days including a rare out of County trip. Having failed to connect with the Napton Res.6 on my first attempt, I had another go last Friday. This time I and managed to see 2 of the little gems.
Popped into Draycote Water on the way back. Be rude not to really. With the sun shining the Great northern Diver showed well. Also seen were a Slavonian grebe, Scaup and a couple of Dunlin. A couple of visits to Bentley woods were unproductive. In desperation I opted for an out of County experience on Saturday. I hoped to see Hawfinch on the edge of Cannock Chase,Staffs., and luckily they we on show as I arrived on site. I saw 5 birds, there were 7 in total apparently. Also in the area near Upper Longdon were Crossbill, Brambling and flocks of Siskin.
Great northern Diver, Draycote Water
Great northern Diver
Hawfinch, Upper Longdon, Staffs.
Little Egret, Alvecote