First decent sighting of the day was my first fieldfare of the year, and walking through the More Hall Plantation, I was surrounded by small birds, including tits (blue, coal and great), treecreepers and nuthatches, as well as loads of squirrels.
I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t more to see on the reservoirs themselves – it was mainly feral ducks, mallards and every shade between. A couple of herons were stalking around, and there were three female goosander on Broomhead, which almost made up for the fact I was dragging my scope and tripod around with me.
What I was really wanting to see was some crossbills, I’ve read that they do live in the conifers in this area. Maybe next time.
Today’s full list:
Black-headed Gull, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Chaffinch, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Fieldfare, Goosander, Great Tit, Grey Heron, Jay, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Mallard, Nuthatch, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Rook, Treecreeper, Woodpigeon, Wren