Tuesday, 31 December 2013


Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year.

31/12/02013 Hatherton Reservoir

I have just got back from my last walk around the Raz of 2013 I saw - Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, Dunnock, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Chaffinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Robin, Green Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tit, on my first lap there were 100+ Black-headed Gulls, yet on my second lap they had all disappeared, probably gone over to join their mates at Chasewater!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

29/12/2013 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the Raz this morning I saw- Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Magpie, Blackbird, Robin, Great spotted Woodpecker, Wood Pigeon, Jay, Bullfinch, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, Mute Swan, 100+Black-headed Gulls, 1 Kingfisher, Crow, Song Thrush, House Sparrow, a small flock of Siskins and Redpolls. Further along the brook I saw A flock of Redwing and 3 Teal.
A key on a key ring has been found along the path by the reservoir, please contact me if you know who it belongs to.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

14/12/2013 Hatherton Reservoir

A short walk around the patch today produced - Grey Heron, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Magpie, Great Tit, Blue Tit, 8 Redwing, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Crow, Wood Pigeon, Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, Long-tailed Tit, Great spotted Woodpecker and House Sparrow.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

08/12/2013 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the Raz today I saw - 8 Redwings, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Goldfinch, Great spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Mute Swan, Coot, Moorhen, Black-headed Gull, Mallard, Robin, Chaffinch, Buzzard, Crow and Starling.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

02/12/2013 Belvide Reservoir

Today we spent the morning at Belvide and I saw - Goldeneye, Coot, Moorhen, Pochard, Great crested Grebe, Tufted Duck, Grey Heron, Lapwing, Buzzard, Mallard, Canada Geese, Black-headed Gull, Shoveler, Water Rail, Wren, Kestrel, Lesser black-backed Gull, Greylag Geese, Blackbird, Goldfinch, Mute Swan, Robin, Tree Sparrow, Nuthatch, Blue Tit, Cormorant, Dunnock, Great Tit, Greenfinch, Teal, Wigeon, Fieldfare, Redwing, Gadwall, Scaup, Pied Wagtail, Great black-backed Gull, Cetti's Warbler, Bullfinch and Starling. Then it was back to the car park for a rather late lunch! before heading home.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

An epic journey is about to begin

Not long now before his journey begins, follow him on https://twitter.com/WalkingTheNile Good luck Lev and stay safe

30/11/2013 Hatherton Reservoir

On a walk around the Raz today I saw -
Blue Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, Long-tailed Tit, House Sparrow, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Robin, Wood Pigeon, Crow, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Coot, Moorhen, 3 Teal, Mute Swan, Black-headed Gull and 2 Lesser black-backed Gulls.