This morning we went to the Northern end of the BOG(see link for information) area to
meet up with other members at Swinsty Reservoir.These organised walks are very
enjoyable and we get to see some good birds and benefit from the more experienced
birders with help to ID birds and listening for their calls. The walk took us alongside
the reservoir where we saw Pheasants,Grey Heron,Greylag and Cormorant. We went
through various habitats as we headed for Timble Ings seeing Ciffchaff,Redpoll and Goldcrest,
birds we don't often see.We saw many other common species as we went and on
reaching the Timble Ings area a brief glimse of three Crossbills as they flew past we then
headed back towards the village.On our way seeing a Wheatear on top of a wall this was
closely followed by a Red Kite overhead with us seeing five here and another further on.
In the village of Timble we saw several Treesparrows before heading back towards the car
park at Swinsty Reservoir,we also had a good view of Menwith Hill listening station.