Winds picked up again this morning after abating slightly in the night and I arrived at Draycote Water with Bob to gusts of up to 40mph (51mph recorded at nearby Frankton) finding it difficult to walk or keep the scope still especially when Bob located an adult Med Gull in a flock of Black-headed Gulls below farborough bank but the flock was restless. Both male Smew and female Scaup were sheltering in rainbow corner where Bob managed to get a shot and 10 Goosander off the inlet but no finch flock. Only other birds of note were 2 Buzzard and 250 Lapwing.
Roll on spring – five more weeks and the first summer migrants could be arriving here just as the fishing season starts again so if things dont change soon I will start blogging again then - Im bored repeating myself.
female Scaup by Bob Hazell