Friday, 8 January 2010
January 8th 2010
Red-crested Pochard by Bob Hazell
Arrived at Draycote Water with Dave this afternoon to be met by signs that the site was still closed so we explored the Grandborough Valley instead and came up trumps by managing to find a stunning female Merlin perched on telegraph wires for ten minutes giving excellent scope views then we hit gold dust with a Great Grey Shrike which was my first for the valley.
I have not heard from Draycote Water and as there is no let up in the sub zero temperatures I am presuming it will still be closed tomorrow and they have cancelled my walk.