Sunday, 16 February 2014

Local Walk

Sunday 16th February a.m.
 A cloudy start to the morning which quickly brightened as the sun got stronger,the
temperature was just 2°C as we set off on our walk.We took the dog heading through
the village to the Northern Trail & on to Hewenden viaduct.Along the way we saw
Collared Dove,Goldfinch,Greenfinch & Robin with BH Gulls flying over.At the viaduct
we could see three Mute Swans on the reservoir along with a smaller white bird which was
too far away to ID. A Cormorant flew over the viaduct & went in to the water, we headed
through the wood to the top end of the reservoir.Here we now got a better view of the
white bird which was a male Goldeneye & there was also a female with it.We also got
a Grey Heron here & a couple more Cormorants.Heading back round past the farm we
were on the look out for wagtails & got a nice surprise when it was a Grey Wagtail that
we spotted.In this area we also had a Wren appear on top of a wall long enough for a snap,
which rounded off our walk well.


male Goldeneye

Goldeneye pair

Mute Swan

Three Mute Swans

Grey Wagtail

Hewenden Reservoir from viaduct

View from top end of reservoir

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