Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Eyebrook Reservoir

I am not impressed with the frustratingly mobile Green Winged Teal at Eyebrook Reservoir! My fourth visit and still no joy. I did, however, obtain intimate knowledge of every other Teal on the water! I think I may give up on this quest!

Eyebrook held most of the usual suspects including a good number of Pintails. First for the year included Little Egret, Red Kite and Common Snipe. A drake Smew was in front of the hide with a very flighty Redhead Smew off Stoke Dry car park.

Photographic opportunities are not good at Eyebrook but I managed a few from the hide.

Goldfinch




 Little Egret


Pheasant



Duck Goldeneye



Todays Sightings:

Great Crested Grebe; Cormorant; Little Egret; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Greylag Goose; Shelduck; Wigeon; Mallard; Gadwall; Pintail; Teal; Pochard; Tufted Duck; Smew; Goldeneye; Red Kite; Buzzard; Kestrel; Pheasant; Red Legged Partridge; Coot; Moorhen; Redshank; Lapwing; Snipe; Black Headed Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; LBB Gull; Wood Pigeon; Green Woodpecker; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Skylark; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Wren; Robin; Blackbird; Fieldfare; Redwing; Long Tailed Tit; Blue Tit; Great Tit; Starling; Magpie; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Rook; House Sparrow; Tree Sparrow; Chaffinch; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Linnet; Yellowhammer.

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