A Cold and Misty walk.

A walk around half of Draycote water about 2 miles. It was cold and misty /Foggy and many times you could not see the other side, so not really a good day for photographs. So on the emergency settings on the camera as I call them and off I go. Goosander were the first things I saw about 4 Drakes and the same females.
So apologies for the quality of the shots but they are better than nothing lol !!

Draycote Water

Draycote Water


Drake Goosander

Drake Goosander


Nearby were a few small groups of Goldeneye looking splendant.
Drake Goldeneye.

Drake Goldeneye.


A further walk along the Dam and very distant views of a Long-Tailed Duck but pretty close to shore this superb Great Northern Diver.
Great Northern Diver.

Great Northern Diver.


Further along the Dam brought a Grey Wagtail about 20 Pied Wagtails and a lovely Wren hopping in and out of the rocks in search of insects.
Pied Wagtail.

Pied Wagtail.


Wren

Wren


Then a long walk to the other side of the Reservoir hoping to see a Red Breasted merganser ( Same family as the Goosander but a lot smaller and not seen anywhere near as often ) It didn’t let me down it seemed to be sat there waiting for me lol !!
There in the middle of around 20 Great Crested Grebes.
Red Breasted Merganser.

Red Breasted Merganser.

Great Crested Grebe.

Great Crested Grebe.

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About dickslexic

I have many interests including Football, Wildlife and Photography. I also love Music especially Rock orientated and loved the 1970's Punk movement and all the music and bands that spawned from it.
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