I ventured down to Cromwell Bottom for a couple
of hours with the weather being nice even though I
was aching all over after the wife dragged me to the
gym last night and put me through my paces.
First birds seen and heard were Chiffchaff and their
was lots of them about all over the reserve.
Chiffchaff here Chiffchaff there
here a Chiff there a Chiff
everywhere a Chiffchaff.
Haha sorry I couldn't resist that one.
Canada's and Cormorants were seen by the river and a
Greater Spotted Woodpecker was seen and heard drumming
across the water along with 3 Jay one of which dived in the
river for a bath, its the second time Ive seen Jays do that.
Coots and Mallard were on the lagoon along with the noisy
Little Grebes, boy they can make a racket for a small bird.
All the regular visitors were at the viewing area along with
the pesky squirrels and a Grey Heron flyover, I then walked
up to the weir where 2 Goosander were sunbathing and 2
Canada's were doing the same on the North Loop.
So an enjoyable couple of hours was had today with 27
species of bird seen and two heard but not seen.
Blackbird, Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Canada Geese, Crows,
Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Collared Dove, Cormorant,
Dunnock, Goldfinch,Goosander, GSW, Great Tit, Grey Heron,
Grey Wagtail, Jay, Little Grebe, LTT, Magpie, Mallard, Mute Swan,
Reed Bunting, Robin, Woodpigeon and Wren, heard were Green
Woodpecker and Treecreeper.