The murky conditions this morning deteriorated further for a while so grateful that a rain sodden Tim made the effort to doubled back from his walk to inform us he had found an immature Shag in toft bay, Draycote Water. Up till then we had managed a flyby Green Sandpiper, 3 Little Egret, distant immature/female Goldeneye and 7 Common Tern.
As the weather improved the hedgerow between spit and car
park was alive with a roving flock that included 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2
Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler 10 Long-tailed Tit, 35+
Yellow Wagtail, 50+ Greenfinch, 6 Yellowhammer with the odd Blue Tit, Great
Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Dunnock and Blackbird thrown in to keep us on our toes. Peregrine
and Redshank flew past on farborough bank while chatting to Keith Y.
Unfortunately the weather closed in again by the time we
reached Napton Reservoir and only manage a Lesser Whitethroat and a Shaded
Broad-bar moth before giving up.