I was climbing the walls wanting some fresh air and though it was a dull grey overcast morning with light rain a text to Bob soon had me at the pond and we pottered to the valve tower and back. I was shattered but a happy bunny and even if it was not the best of day’s bird wise because of the weather there was still plenty to see.
No sign of the Lesser Scaup which has not been seen for a few days but the Tufted Duck were back in numbers and well spread out so hopefully its still around. Great-northern Diver was feeding near P buoy out in the centre with a pair of Common Scoters and Goosander nearby. Eight Shelduck circled the reservoir and landing briefly before heading off east.
Other birds seen were 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 100 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, 25+ Pheasant, 15 Goldeneye, 3 Green Woodpecker and adult Yellow-legged Gull.