Saturday, 27 September 2014
Water Rail still
Little Owl on roof of Ryefield Farm, Half Way Lane but in the few seconds it took me to reach the Draycote Water service road and look back it had done a bunk. Water Rail was still in toft shallows but no sign of any interesting grebes. Single Wheatear along toft bank and a Snipe over west. Only other birds of note were 2 Little Egret, 2 Shoveler, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 8 Wigeon, 2 Raven and a Grey Wagtail. In the afternoon my garden had Migrant Hawker and Vapourer Moth with Cormorant, Jay and Great-spotted Woodpecker over and 2 Coal Tit on the feeders.