Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Another trip to Draycote Water.

As I set off to Draycote Water on Tuesday morning I was still seething at being at a family lunch last Sunday when I received a text "8 Curlew Sandpipers in front of car park hide at Marsh Lane" and of course I couldn't go and it was only 3 miles away.

It was a superb morning when I got to Draycote and things got better when a Little Egret started to show off near the outlet.Here are a few shots

A little later I spotted this duck cruising along the Farborough bank which I correctly ID as a juvenile Shellduck.Got to get one right sometime!!!!

The best spot of the day was a cracking looking Sanderling that was near to Rainbow corner a little awkward to get a decent shot of but very nice to see inland.It attracted quite a few of the Draycote regulars Richard,Bob,Francoise,Kevin, Mark, Kath etc.

There were still several Ringed Plovers and a lone Dunlin along the foreshore of the Hensborough bank.


Kevin Groocock said...

Good to see you, Max - quite a gathering! Wish I had started out later as the early fog spoilt my start. Nice shots - well done.

Mark Phillips said...

Fab pics Max. The Sanderling is a cracking little bird

Max Silverman said...

Thanks guys.Nice to see you both.