However, this morning it was nice and bright so I though I would give the Reservoir a couple of hours and it payed off.
I completed a reasonably complete count of the species which included this years first Wigeon and Red-legged Partridge. Also and perhaps more importantly I saw my first Tawny Owl for the Reservoir, a shocking admission. I have heard plenty and have never spent a lot of time searching as they have always called from private land. So todays was a welcome sighting.
8 Mute Swan
62 Canada Goose
170 Tufted Duck
26 Little Grebe
30 Great Crested Grebe
I saw a good selection of passerines including Raven, c.110 Fieldfare, c52 Redwing, Bullfinch, Coal Tit, Meadow Pipit, Skylark and Goldcrest.
|Tawny Owl, taken on my phone|