A brief look around the marina after this mornings rain before heading off to Draycote Water produced an unusual visitor, a Great Crested Grebe
. We do occasional get them wandering into the marina, most likely from Napton Reservoir, which is situated on the opposite side of the canal.
|Great Crested Grebe - Occasional visitor, probably from Napton Reservoir.|
A few hours at Draycote Water this evening to take a look at the gull roost. As luck would have it in the company of John Judge @draycotebirding
Keith Barnsley @Peregrinkeith
Bob Hazell @bobhazell
and Keith Foster. Unfortunately no sign of the recent Glaucous and Iceland Gulls but thankfully John saved the visit with a 2nd winter Caspian Gull
. The long staying drake Smew
was also viewed offshore of the sailing club!