Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Saltwells Nature Reserve

Well I have finally taken my lens in for repair, I was much quicker than expected so decided to have a wander around Saltwells on my way home. Now even though this is only 3 miles from home, I have never ever been before.
I was really surprised by the diversity of habitats, amazing. Having said that I heard lots but saw hardly anything. Mind you I was short of time so couldn't linger as I had to get back for a meeting. Then I managed to get lost and totally lose my bearings. Of course then there was no one about to ask. Finally a gentlemen of advanced years came past and I asked him how to get back to where I had left the car. I think he thought I was a bit daft, but to me the place seemed vast with paths everywhere, but once he'd put me straight I was OK.

Anyway did I see anything:
On the reservoir:
Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Coot, Moorhen & Great Crested Grebe

In the Woods:
Robin, Dunnock, Blackbird, Magpie, Woodpigeon, Crow, Great Tit & Mallard (in the Clay Pit)
I did hear a Chiffchaff, plus a few others, but couldn't stop to look.


  1. Saltwells can be great at certain times of year. The claypit can be especially good for orchids and butterflies during the summer

  2. Thanks Jason. Will probably give it another whirl in a few weeks.