Sunday, 7 February 2010

February 7th 2010

Today was our worse birding day in ages.
If it flapped, quacked or chirped – then we missed it.
Yesterday’s fog was replaced by low cloud making for a dull cool morning down the valley where we failed to see any owls and a poor brief view of a small falcon near Grandborough Fields.
We could only manage one Great-northern Diver at Draycote Water where water levels are still rising putting paid to any shore-line in spring if ST continue to pump in.
Brandon Marsh had 4 Pintail which cleared off before we arrived and the Bittern wouldn’t play ball so it was off to Church Lawford where the Bewick’s Swan could not be found. It was seen yesterday but with only 12 Mute Swan present today then hopefully it’s with the other half of the flock somewhere nearby.

O well at least the Superbowl in an hour will cheer me up


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