The day started on a sour note with this avain hooligan caught eating most of last nights catch.
But on a happier note dave had trapped this beauty the previous night.
Down the pond by mid-afternoon and I managed to get Nuthatch on to my Draycote year list with one seen from the Draycote Water emergency access road that runs past the purification plant to Draycote village. Also in the area were Treecreeper, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, 7 Bullfinch, 2 Jay and two tit flocks which included 21 Great, 11 Blue, 2 Coal, and 24 Long-tailed Tit.
Unfortunatley the rain arrived so did not stay long but there were 2 Redshank sleeping on the inlet along with a Greenshank and Goosander, Wheatear on draycote bank and two Little Egrets in toft bay.
Wheatear by Bob Hazell
Bob found this Greater Black-backed Gull in toft bay ringed in Norway