Monday, 27 March 2017

Boddington Reservoir :: 25 March 2017

Back from a week in Italy visiting the Company's HQ (the "Mother Ship"). A bit to do at home and in town to get prepared for Mother's Day so set off later in the afternoon than intended. Decided on a circuit of Boddington Reservoir, for a change, and given the available time before tea and the arrival of our evening visitors.

We came across a red-legged partridge just before reaching the car park, Chiffchaffthen saw a reed bunting while changing into walking boots and as always a friendly robin watched on. Many great-crested grebes on the water plus black-headed, lesser black-backed and common gulls. As we walked the breeze stiffened and we were glad of our jackets. A little egret beside the tower and then towards the halfway point, now out of the breeze and in the sun ... glorious.

Back down on the path to the main road where we came across blue and long-tailed tits. We saw another bird pass through without being able to identify it. Shortly it gave itself away, singing at full tilt - my first chiffchaff of the year.

On the final stretch we watched a chap land a sizeable common carp, to the delight of his young son. Very soon after a small bird flew adjacent to the main road, landing on the trunk of a tall tree. TreecreeperIt was obviously a treecreeper and scurried up and around the tree. A minute later it was joined by another - great to see.

Sightings (27) included: black-headed gull, blackbird, blue tit, buzzard, canada goose, carrion crow, chiffchaff, common gull, coot, dunnock, great crested grebe, great tit, lesser black-backed gull, little egret, long-tailed tit, magpie, mallard, moorhen, mute swan, pheasant, red-legged partridge, reed bunting, robin, treecreeper, tufted duck, woodpigeon and wren.

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