Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Wiltstone Reservoir

After a washout the day before the RSPB walk with the St. Albans had a lovely sunny morning walk with a nice section of birds on the walk around to the hide with a nice section of Teal, Wigeon Pochard and Tufted Ducks seen on the water while on the edge Pied Wagtails were seen in numbers and Meadow Pipits and Skylarks were heard. In the scrub to the hide at least one Chiff-chaff was seen.

From the hide at least 4 Dunlin were feeding on the mud with the Golden Plovers showing well with the Lapwings in the mud with 2 Snipe hiding with them. Out with the Waterfowl a lovely pair of Pintail were found and a Red-crested Pochard was showing on and off and a Distance Goldeneye.

Pair of Pintails
Then we ended the walk walking around the back of the reservoir where we had a few views of Fieldfares and Redwings and the Golden Plover flew over our heads.

Golden Plovers flying over

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