2nd of May 2012

Draycote Water – Thurlaston.

Species seen 35.

Took a walk after work along the Farnborough straight to the hide and back. Water levels are slowly beginning to rise following Severn Trent’s’ exercise of pumping water from the river Leam. The islands are now under water and Toft corner has water covering it. Reports are continuing to grow of many visiting birds. Last visit saw thousands of gulls roosting, this time hardly any were seen, which was probably due to the many sailing dinghy’s out on the water. Birds of note were Wheatear, Pied, White and Yellow Wagtails, Common Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Redpoll, Kestrel, Little Gull, Swift, Swallow, Sand and House Martin.

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