Sunday, 19 September 2010

September 19th 2010

Immature Marsh Harrier over the owl field, Southam Road, Dunchurch and Hobby taking a Linnet at Grandborough Fields Farm were the highlights of a visit to the Grandborough valley before Dave and I called in on Draycote Water this morning. Our walk to toft bay produced 3 Dunlin, 2 Redshank and 8 Yellow Wagtail.
After breakfast despite the blustery conditions we tried Napton on the Hill and located 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and immature Redstart next to the church where it was more sheltered plus 6 Raven and 4 Buzzard low over the churchyard and a Vapourer Moth
On the way home we tried Napton Reservoir but all we had was 70+ Goldfinch, 3 Southern Hawkers and another Vapourer Moth.

Spotted Flycatcher by Bob Hazell taken at Napton in August

Vapourer moth by Bob Hazell caught by Dave earlier in the month


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