Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Monday, 16 August 2010

August 15th 2010

Decided to head over to Draycote Water again this morning with the hope the rain might have dropped something in,decided to head clockwise around upto the valve tower the best birds being Little Ringed Plover,Little Egret,2 Dunlin,2 Common Sandpiper all at the overflow & Lesser Whitethroat & 4 Spotted Flycatcher below Draycote Bank with only Goosander at the valve tower,with the crowds starting to arrive i decided to give up & head for home! I was about 10 miles from Draycote when a txt came thru from John Judge to say there was a Knot on Toft Bank (Bloody typical)a quick about turn at the nxt roundabout soon had me back at Draycote & lumping my gear down to Toft, between the visitor centre & Farborough bank i caught site of a wader a quick scan revealed a Turnstone (Draycote tick) which was then joined by a Ringed Plover cpl of pics later & i was off to Toft where luckily the Knot was still present after about a 1/2 hr search (Photos from the day below)

Knot (Moulting adult)

Great Black-backed Gull


Common Sandpiper

Willow Warbler


Common Tern


Kevin Groocock said...

Excellent images, Dave. When I first saw the post, I thought it related to today! When I got up off the floor and re-read it, I cancelled the need to stay in a dark room with a cold compress! What a difference a day makes?

Max Silverman said...

Super shots Dave.I must get down to Draycote!!!!

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

Great photos Dave. The close up of the Knot is great. Really like the Turn flying shot too.