I arrived at Draycote Water later than planned so only had time for a walk along Farborough Bank. The drake Smew was soon located, followed by two female Common Scoter. Pleasure was also gained watching numerous Dabchick, Goldeneye, Gadwall and "courting" Great Crested Grebes.
A brief "window of opportunity" saw me spending a pleasant hour at the Swift Valley feeders this morning. However, either the birds were a lot more "flitty" or I'm getting slower, but I ended up with many bird less shots!
Bird wise it was very quiet with (of note) two Shelduck, five Shoveler, one Little Egret and a Chiffchaff. Numbers of expected species seemed quite low, unless of course, they were all located between Rainbow Corner and Toft, where I didn't walk! A good chat with Bob Hazell who was doing a complete circuit, but not so with Mr Ignorant Birder who yet again refused to return a cheery greeting!