Tuesday, 8 December 2009

December 8th 2009

Two Barn Owl and a Raven down the Southam Rd at dawn before moving on to Hill Rd where there were Buzzard, 15 Yellow Hammer and 8 Skylark along with a few Redwing and Fieldfare. Next area I searched was Grandborough Fields Farm with another Raven and a distant Stonechat hopefully returning to winter for its 3rd year. Nothing of interest along the Flecknoe Rd or Calcutt but a stunning Cettie’s Warbler decided to give very prolonged views at Napton Reservoir. Also seen here were Green Sandpiper again and Kingfisher. Returning along the A426 there were a few Lesser Redpoll near Kites Hardwick
Draycote Water was dull and quiet so decided to stay for the roost managing the adult Caspian Gull and 4 adult and 2 first winter Yellow-legged Gulls. Also seen were Green-winged Teal, 32 Goldeneye, 19 Gadwall, 7 male and 2 female Goosander and Kingfisher.
Just made it home in time to put me glad rags on then it was out with JJ and Helen for a christmas meal.


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