Wood Warbler

Wood Warbler
Seeswood Pool 2008

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

September 12th 2011

Decided at the last minute to head to Belvide Reservoir,Staffs for the (Juv) Sabine's Gull,with the wind really strong but the light quite good it was going to be a challenge,on arrival i was met by an ever increasing wing straight into my face but the target was close in making for some fantastic views with over 500 photos taken but only about 50 worth keeping shows just how tricky it was!! I'd just finished when i had the call from J.Judge telling me there was a (Adult) Gannet at Draycote water (a much needed Warks tick!) an hour later i was on Farborough bank watching the bird at distance but still a great sight with the bird even plunge diving!! (Warks tick No 236) 1 Photo below of the Sabine's Gull & 2 of the confiding juv Northern Wheatear at Draycote & record shot of the Gannet......

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Friday, 9 September 2011

September 8th 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!!!

Curlew Sandpiper


 Ringed Plover

 Little Stint (juv)

Manx Shearwater

Thursday, 1 September 2011

August 31st 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!!