A bright but overcast morning on arrival at the reservoir almost ideal conditions but for the cool northerly breeze that reminded us it was time to get out the winter gloves and woolly hat.
The water levels high, almost no muddy margins so little chance of waders, but plenty to see on the water and the adjacent hedges and fields.
Mute Swan, Tufted Duck, Eurasian Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Common Teal, Northern Shoveler, Common Pochard, Common Goldeneye, Northern Pintail, Great Crested Grebe,
Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Great Black-Backed Gull, Grt Cormorant. Grey Heron, Little Egret, Northern Lapwing, Common Snipe, Common Moorhen,
Greylag Goose, Canada Goose.
Meadow Pipit, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Common Wood Pigeon, Red-Legged Partridge, Common Pheasant, Carrion Crow, Common Magpie, Eurasion Jay, Western Jackdaw, Rook, Common Starling, BlueTit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Common Stonechat, European Robin, Redwing, Fieldfare, European Siskin, Common Kestrel, Great Spotted Woodpecker.
9 of our members present to enjoy a total of 47 different birds in this beautiful and peaceful location.