Today I had hoped to visit quiet waters and chose Napton Reservoir, which, yesterday held a drake Mandarin Duck. I arrived at the same time as Martin S and Paul C who headed around the larger side, while I walked across the causeway towards the canal. While I was taking images of Mute Swan and Great Crested Grebe, I ticked my first Willow Warbler of the year before noticing urgent gestures from Paul and Martin who had only gone and located a very obliging male Ring Ouzel! I was with them in minutes, filling my boots with Ring Ouzel Images together with my third year tick of the day, a male Yellow Wagtail! It was a pity I couldn't locate the Mandarin, as that would also have been a year tick. So much for quiet waters! My species list is located at the end of this post.
Great Crested Grebe
Canada Goose with Great Crested Grebe
Mute Swan; Canada Goose; Mallard; Tufted Duck; Pheasant; Dabchick; Great Crested Grebe; Kestrel; Moorhen; Coot; Black Headed Gull; Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Skylark; Swallow; Yellow Wagtail; Pied Wagtail; Dunnock; Robin; Song Thrush; Blackbird; Ring Ouzel; Willow Warbler; Chiffchaff; Wren; Great Tit; Blue tit; Magpie; Jackdaw; Rook; Carrion Crow; Starling; House Sparrow; Chaffinch; Goldfinch; Bullfinch; Reed Bunting; Yellowhammer.