Anyway enough moaning, once you get on the reserve at this time of year with the heather in full bloom it's a delight, with the added bonus of the Severn Valley Railway steaming by from time to time.
We did however see some birds and had a respectable list in the end:
Green Woodpecker (2), Great Spotted Woodpecker, Long tailed Tit (30), Blue Tit, Robin, Goldfinch, Willow Warbler, Raven, Crow, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, Swallow, House Martin, Black Headed Gull, Lesser Black Backed Gull, Linnet and Jay.
The only bird photo I managed was a Buzzard everything else just wouldn't stay still!
We climbed to the top of the Devil's Spittleful a sandstone peak in the middle of the reserve, sat and had a coffee and took in the great views.
We then wandered around exploring for a while picking up some Butterflies and a rather large Fungi!
We then chose a nice spot to sit and have a cuppa this time and just sit and enjoy, we did see this from there: