Friday 9 September 2011
Ater finishing my nightshift i managed a cpl of hours sleep before a cpl of txts from J.Judge & T,Marlow alerted me to the fact the Manx Shearwater was still present at Draycote & a further text to say also plenty of waders along Farborough bank soon had me packing my gear!!! On arrival the Manx was soon picked up flying just of the spit (My 2nd for Draycote) Between Farborough bank & Toft Shallows i had at least 18 Dunlin,1 Juv Curlew Sandpiper,1 Ruff,1 Knot,1 Juv Little Stint,3 Greenshank,2 Little Ringed Plover,1 juv Turnstone & several Ringed Plover also 2 juv Little Gull,1 Common Tern,Swift,2 Wheatear,50+ Yellow Wagtail & 2 Hobby a cracking day & some decent photos of some of the birds on view!!!
Thursday 1 September 2011
With a night off work i headed back over to Draycote Water to see if anything new had dropped in since the weekend,the weather was dull & certainly not really good enough for photography but any day off work is a waste unless i'm out & about!!! 1st stop was Farborough spit where there was 5 Ringed Plover & 5 Dunlin along Toft Bank were 3 Greenshank & a juv Wheatear,Hensborough bank had a cpl of juv Little Ringed Plover with a single Greenshank in Rainbow corner!!