We had another 4 inch of snow to deal with this morning but by late morning the sun was out and the thaw was well under way with a temperature of 4°C.I decided to make use of some descent weather this afternoon and pay another visit to Hewenden Reservoir where Mistle Thrush,Robin and Blue Tits were the first birds seen.On the Reservoir I counted thirteen Cormorants and on the dam wall were a selection of Gulls including BH,Common and LBB. A walk along the footpath past the farm took me to the top end where I had a better view and counted six Goosander, seven Goldeneye, two Mute Swans, two Tufteds and a Teal. There were also c50 Canadas and I gave these a close search through and I was glad I did finding a Barnacle Goose among them and soon after spotting a second.This put a spring in my step as I trudged back through the melting snow and home.
|Canada and Barnacle Goose|
|LBB Gulls among the BH and Commons|
|Hewenden Reservoir Birds|
|Hewenden Reservoir 8/3/2018|