Friday, January 22, 2016

Diary Entry #9

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!