Tuesday, 12 October 2010

October 12th 2010

Draycote Water was disappointing this morning with very little of note to report from 6 hours of searching. The visit started well with 3 Siskin & Great-spotted Woodpecker in toft shallow, Ringed Plover in toft bay and female Goldeneye off farborough spit where nearby 16 Meadow Pipit were on the dam wall. Tried a couple of hours looking out for migrants going over the country park (now named numb bum hill) but the returning cloud cover and cooler temperatures put a dampener on things and all I managed was 45 Skylark and 24 Redwing.
Other birds included 2 Great-spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, Raven and I finally saw Lassie tucked under the north shore sheltering from the cool north easterly breeze.
Single House Martin over Dunchurch village on the way home.


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