Eyebrook Reservoir focusing on winter wildfowl.

After the poor weather conditions for last months trip to Frampton Marsh we were again faced with less than ideal weather for this walk. The bad weather obviously put members off and only a small party risked the weather,

Starting in the car park near Stoke Dry the feeders produced Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long Tailed Tit, Robin, Chaffinch, Dunnock, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Yellowhammer and Tree Sparrow.

The walk to the bridge turned up Goldeneye, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Great Crested Grebe, Coot, Mute Swam Greylag Geese, Canada Geese, Black Headed Gull, Common Gull, Grey Heron and Little Egret, Moorhen.

Also Woodpigeon, Carrion Crow, Magpie, Red Legged Partridge, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Wren, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Red Kite were spotted during the course of the walk.

Apart from the birds a couple of hares were out in the fields looking a little damp but still nice to see.

The main disappointment was the no show by the Bittern that had been seen by the bridge the previous day and the Great White Egret which had been at the inflow end during the week.

The weather gradually improved as we made our way back to the cars and we had in fact dried out by the time it came to go home