Wednesday, 11 March 2009

March 11th 2009

A dawn visit to Draycote Water to check over the post roost just in time to watch 4 Redshank circle the reservoir looking for somewhere to land but due the present high water level policy they gave up and flew off east down the valley. The first winter Iceland Gull from last night was still present along with a adult winter Med Gull at 6:30am. The Red-necked Grebe was off farnborough bank and due to the flat calm conditions the 3 Great-northern Diver were off draycote bank and showing well but no sign of Rock Pipit or Sand Martin. Duck numbers were Gadwall 14, Goosander 5, Goldeneye 12, Teal 15 and Wigeon 45 while also seen were Great-spotted woodpecker, 2 Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher and 6 Long-tailed Tit. A Little Owl was found roosting in the country park plus Chiffchaff calling there.


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