Monday, 28 March 2016

Monday 28th March

Finally managed to fit in a visit, as mentioned previously I have been rather busy with one thing and another, plus I have had a bad cold that has knocked me about.

Today I fancied a bit of fresh air, so Joy dropped me off at the Reservoir where I bumped into Bobby D, Dave Hutton and girlfriend. There were around 180 Sand Martin and at least three Swallow which where new for the year, after a quick chat I decided to make my way around. Two Oystercatcher flew through but there was little singing with the strong wind and showers keeping the birds low. In fact I saw very little during the rest of my visit.

This evening Joy and I took another walk around, it was a fine evening and the wind had dropped. There were still a good number of Sand Martin although I couldn’t find Swallow. Five Goosander dropped in and there was a single Pochard. A Raven flew low over the Reservoir and was escorted the whole way by a couple of Carrion Crows. We had brief but good views of a Kingfisher and there was a little bit more action on the passerine front, with Nuthatch and Coal Tit singing away.

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