On a morning which started grey before brightening up with blue sky and fluffy clouds, a group of 23 set off from the West Bank Car Park under the leadership of Paul Beard.
After heading North –West with Ashover Hay to our left we passed Chapel Farm and before reaching Milltown we turned East and through Dalebank before taking the wooded walk high above the river to Milltown Inlet at the North end of Ogston Reservoir.
The walk was enjoyed by all and the early Spring sunshine provided some welcome warmth. Whilst it is still a bit early for the nesting birds we strive to see, we still managed to achieve a grand total of 44 species!
Black Headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Buzzard, Canada Goose, Chaffinch, Coal Tit,
Coot, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunnock, Fieldfare, Gadwall, Goldcrest, Goldeneye, Goldfinch
G.S. Woodpecker, Great Tit, Greylag Goose, Jay, Lapwing, Lesser Black Backed Gull,
Linnet, Little Owl, Long Tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Mistle Thrush, Moorhen, Pied Wagtail, Raven, Redwing, Reed Bunting, Robin, Rook, Song Thrush, Sparrowhawk,
Stock Dove, Teal, Tufted Duck, Wood Pigeon, Wren, Yellowhammer
The next walk is scheduled for Saturday April 6th, same time, same place.