We had a fruitful time at the reservoir yesterday. Nev Weston led the walk, ably supported by Chris Goddinton. Sixteen Birders walked along the eastern edge from the Welford Road car park almost as far as the small bird hide returning along the old railway track.
There was a lot to see, as you will see from the impressive table Nev has assembled (See attached list below. If you difficulty opening it please let me know). The sheer number of birds on the reservoir was phenomenal, especially the egrets and goosanders. All in all, we saw 55 species in the morning and 6 more in the afternoon. Of particular note were a juvenile long-tailed duck, 4 kingfishers, goldcrest, green sandpiper and the one that really cheered us up, a skylark singing high in the sky. Despite the cold wind it felt like summer was on the way.
Future walks are being planned. The next one being on Sunday 19th March. Details will follow asap. Please note that the Easter Walk due on Easter Sunday will be moved to the following week - Sunday 23rd April.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the March meeting when Neil Glenn will be talking about 'Warbler Wonderland, Ohio, Michigan'.