Monday, 26 March 2012

Eymore Wood 24/03

We managed a quick trip down to Eymore on Saturday, this was the first time I had driven since my Skiing mishap, thankfully we have an automatic, so no gear changing.
The weather was glorious lots of people about, especially with noisy dogs, shouldn't be allowed when you are trying to find birds in the trees! Only joking. We hoped to see Goldcrests and of course always looking for our first English Crossbills, but drew a blank on both counts! We did see our first Chiffchaff of the year in the trees between the reservoir and the river, he was 'Chiff-Chaffing' beautifully! There were a pair of Great Crested Grebes on the first lake by the railway crossing, who displayed briefly, but the majority of the time they were diving.
Apart from those our full list:

Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Canada Goose, Goosander, Mallard,

Tufted Duck, Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Buzzard, Chiffchaff, Robin, Rock Dove, Woodpigeon, Coot, Goldfinch, Siskin, Blackbird and Pied Wagtail.
Oh and add some boats, steam engine and a frog or two!

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