Today was my first real days birding this year, and with a reasonable forecast, I headed up to Eyebrook Reservoir. Of course, the forecast was wrong, and I needed to dodge some fairly heavy rain showers. However, the reservoir was teaming with wildfowl, but the regular Green Winged Teal eluded me yet again.
It was good to see a large number of Pintail, and a drake Smew which took some finding. A large flock of Tree Sparrows graced the feeding area with a good number of Yellowhammer. Few waders were found with solitary Redshank and Ruff.
Best bird was undoubtedly a Peregrine, bathing off the island.
Mute Swan; Mallard; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Green Woodpecker; Great Crested Grebe; Grey Lag Goose; Common Gull; Dunnock; Grey Heron; Tufted Duck; Collared Dove; Cormorant; Wigeon; Lapwing; Pied Wagtail; Wren; Moorhen; Teal; Canada Goose; Blackbird; Goldeneye; Kestrel; Skylark; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Pochard; Shelduck; Stock Dove; Robin; Gadwall; Pintail; Ruff; Redshank; Buzzard; Smew; Song Thrush; Pheasant; Peregrine; Long Tailed Tit; Great Tit; Redwing; Rook; Magpie; Red Legged Partridge; Chaffinch; Tree Sparrow; Jackdaw; Blue Tit; Fieldfare; Starling; Carrion Crow; Raven; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Bullfinch; Linnet; Yellowhammer; Reed Bunting.