Sunday, 8 April 2018

Grimsbury Reservoir :: 07 April 2018

I haven’t found time to be out birding locally all month so decided to head down to Grimsbury Reservoir for a Chiffchaffquick circuit. It was surprisingly warm, reaching 17C.

First sighting was not a bird but a fox, waiting and watching in the field to the west of the reservoir. No sign of the hirundines reported by @grimsbury_birds earlier but a peregrine over, headed towards the Mondelez factory.

Chiffchaffs [#99] were very vocal and quite a few near the bridge between the river and the train tracks. Willow warblerA pair of buzzards circled above.

Halfway back to the car I found the willow warbler pair [#100], quite high in the trees but helpfully singing (eventually).

Perhaps I’ll need to get up earlier and catch the early visitors.

Sightings (23) included: black-headed gull, blackbird, blue tit, buzzard, carrion crow, chaffinch, chiffchaff, collared dove, dunnock, goldfinch, great tit, jackdaw, long-tailed tit, magpie, mallard, mute swan, peregrine, pied wagtail, robin, rook, willow warbler, woodpigeon and wren.

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