A motley crew of 10 set out on a bright morning and enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the full circuit of the Reservoir. With migrants coming in all the time, some eyes were fixed skywards looking for Swifts and Tern, none of which were picked up.
The full list of sightings is as follows –
Blackcap, Buzzard, Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Black-headed Gull, Jackdaw, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Wheatear, Carrion Crow, Goldfinch, Robin, Greenfinch, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Blackbird, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Cormorant, Mallard, Curlew, Herring Gull, Willow Warbler, Wren, Reed Bunting, Song Thrush, Coot, Pheasant, Common Sandpiper, Mandarin Duck, Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Treecreeper, Little Owl, Chaffinch, Kestrel, Common Whitethroat, Nuthatch, Canada Goose, Magpie, Moorhen, Swallow, Wood Pigeon
Lepidoptera: Brimstone, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Peacock, Comma. Common Carpet moth.
Pete Faulkner came armed with his little black book of previous year’s sightings and it was interesting to go through the book and compare today’s sightings with those from the same time of year in 2017. Peter wrote up the 2017 walk and here it is for you to peruse.
Thanks to all for making an enjoyable Saturday morning!